28 votes
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Rewriting "minimal understanding"

I propose that we rip off SO again, and that this close reason be rewritten as follows: Questions seeking installation, configuration or diagnostic help must include the desired end state, the ...
24 votes
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Poll: Administrator tag

Yes, nuke it. Bump: I've started the cleanup of this tag. If anyone else would like to assist, please feel free. Please perform your edits in small batches so that the front page doesn't stay ...
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17 votes

Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

One thing is certain: without an attendant increase in the close vote review limit, this would only result in the close review queue length increasing. Putting questions on hold is not a panacea for ...
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17 votes
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VirtualBox tag warning

Yes please. Now. Do it now. NOW NOW NOW.
  • 95.5k
15 votes
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Which Header tags need beheading?

These tags are sufficiently generic as to not be all that useful. It's a concept, not a specific technology, and isn't the kind of thing we'd build a tag-community around. Nor are they common enough ...
  • 132k
15 votes

Proposed change to Server Fault guidelines, round 2

I believe that the issue about professionalism is just as much reflected in the presentation of the question as it is the content of the question. New users are going to write their issue in the box ...
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9 votes

Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

I've set the limit at 50 per day, making Server Fault consistent with other large sites on the network.
  • 420
9 votes
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Possible canonical question: Windows Active Directory naming best practices?

Yes, please. I have that Q&A "starred" and regularly use it as a duplicate and in comments to point out that people made their bed and now must lie in it...
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8 votes

Proposed change to Server Fault guidelines, round 2

Suggestion: Add a statement that we give people the benefit of the doubt... if the question gives no hint as to whether it is in a business environment or not, but seems like it could be, assume it is ...
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8 votes

Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?

Bumping this. Given recent events it's possible we need this now more than ever. I've burned through 20 in an hour today alone, and our close queue is steadily increasing. I'm in favor of an ...
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7 votes

Is it time to kill problematic tags like cpanel, plesk, whm and webmin?

Despite the communities best effort the plesk , cpanel and whm have recently been resurrected again. I have taken the liberty to follow Michael Hampton's suggestion and added warnings that ...
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7 votes
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Suggested edits on duplicate tags

In a case like this, you should bring the tags to meta so that we can do this: regexp has been merged into regex and synonymized. Enjoy!
7 votes
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Cannot do a primary vote: errors

There's a bug with some localization code - a fix is going out right now. Also, your vote was properly recorded; the bug only affected any optional display message that might have been sent back to ...
7 votes

Proposed change to Server Fault guidelines, round 2

One big flaw is that there's now no generic "off-topic" close reason. There are tons of crappy questions that are arguably on-topic somewhere else but you're not supposed to migrate crap. The ...
7 votes
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Do we want anonymity?

I would burn it, I cant see a professional use of that tag. To compare, on Information Security that tag is used 289 times, and its a better site suited for that tag in my own opinion.
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7 votes
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Reduce bump activity of the Community Bot

So, I can't change the timing. But I can change the volume. The component of the site that does this runs hourly, and the logic is currently set to bump 2 posts. Here's how I'm changing it: It'll ...
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6 votes
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Merge Request for trio [dnsbl] [dnsrbl] [rbl]

I've merged and synonymized dnsbl and dnsrbl into rbl, since RBL is the most commonly used term.
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6 votes

Tag reverse is ambiguous

I definitely agree that it's a bad tag, and should be burnt to a crisp and banned from ever being used again. Some of the questions it is on are already reasonably tagged, but others need to be ...
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6 votes
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Is it usefull to have both tags 'datastax' and 'datastax-enterprise'?

I'm not adverse to doing that and making datastax (the company) a synonym for datastax-enterprise (currently their main product) . Users with sufficient reputation can are encouraged to propose and ...
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5 votes
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Merge vhost and virtualhost

Having paged through all of vhost, I believe you are right. Time to take a good look at things. Right then. I noticed vhosts was there too, doing the same thing. It's been merged in as well.
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5 votes

Which Header tags need beheading?

It appears requestheader was intended to be used about a specific configuration option in Apache. But some questions have used requestheader where they should have been using http-headers. I saw only ...
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5 votes

Google Apps is now G Suite - should the tag be changed?

I don't think it should be changed but a new tag g-suite should be created and google-apps should be synonymed to it. To that end I have created g-suite but it will require a moderator to create the ...
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5 votes
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adding ipset tag

I've just created the tag ipset.
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5 votes
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Let's patch up the [patch] tag!

This isn't a widely used tag, getting under 120 questions after 12 years. But the confusion in there is clear. I'm fine with weeding it, and sorting what's in there between maybe patch-cable and ...
  • 132k
4 votes

Merge Request for trio [dnsbl] [dnsrbl] [rbl]

Happily, we have synonyms for a reason! This is a good request. HopelessN00b will get it done shortly.
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4 votes
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Rename [openerp] to [odoo]

Done.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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4 votes
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Tag synonym [deploy] -> [deployment]

Looks pretty obvious to me. The tags are now merged and synonymized: deploy -> deployment
4 votes
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tag confusion with [ghost]

Since the majority of the existing questions with the ghost tag appear to be about the Symantec disk cloning and backup software, I have only created a single new ghost-blog tag for the newcomer ...
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3 votes
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Request for retagging tinc-related questions

This has been completed and all questions relating to Tinc VPN are correctly tagged. Just providing an answer so this can be considered answered.
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3 votes
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Duplicate tag [service] and [services]

I had a quick look at the questions using those tags and I agree that there is not real distinction between service and services. I have merged the tags and created the tag synonym mapping services →...
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