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I recommend crediting the author of the edit in your own edit summary, and maybe even including a link to the rejected edit. In future similar situations, the edit summary could be: applied author's edit I accidentally rejected: URL (Replace author with the actual username of the author, or with an anonymous user, or similar, if it was an anonymously ...


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I wrote a query a little over a month ago that sorts tags based upon their closure ratio. Some of them are legitimate tags (nntp seems like a keeper), but most are just signs of poor tag choices or topics that don't apply to this site. For posterity and clickability, below are the top 100 at the moment. Since it's unwieldily, I've broken it into categories: ...


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You can change the vote for five minutes. After that, the vote can only be removed after the voted-upon question or answer has been edited. This is by design. If you accidentally voted, just click the button again to remove the vote, again within the five minute limit.


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The person who asked the question can change their mind about the accepted answer at any time by clicking the check mark again, or clicking the check mark next to another answer. Moderators cannot override this, though obviously anybody with sufficient access to the database probably could...and almost certainly won't.


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See: Is it okay to use Stack Overflow as the support forum for a product or project? If there's a category of questions about your product that happen to be on-topic for a Stack Exchange site, it's fine to direct folks here as long as you provide other support options as well. This has worked out best when folks are already asking questions related to a ...


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I think most of the regulars contributing on Meta can see the revision history of your question but for completeness sake the original question I cast the fifth and final close vote on: I own a domain and have a web hosting package at Network Solutions. I'd like to point the domain to my Facebook page, which would be simple if my page had a static IP. ...


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Right now it’s an open to google sewer where swearing is becoming the norm rather than the exception I'm one of the biggest offenders as far as profanity goes. I've never been in an environment where there are NSFW rules, so I don't know if f-bombs are considered NSFW. If they are where you work, then I apologize. That said, I don't use any language in ...


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One very important requirement for questions on ServerFault: You need to be administrator on the system in question, in order to be able to fully follow possible answers. That rules you out, at least in the context of this question. The question might fit on other sites in the SE network.


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Thanks for asking here jwerde, asking on the meta sites what is and is not on topic is always welcome. They will have their own set of rules for what precisely they do and do not like to see in a question, but the SuperUser site is probably the best place in the Stack Exchange family for general IT/Support type questions. There's some cross-over between ...


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Yes, this is the expected behavior. Note the following from the Help Center's Bounty Section All bounties are paid for up front and non-refundable under any circumstances. A bounty may attract more attention, and possibly better answers, but it does not guarantee either.


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This is really a minor copy issue that we'll find an elegant way to fix. Careers is for programmers, and it is for sys admins. While the majority of positions on the site and employers using the search product are looking for programmers, we do have specific filters on both products to target the sys admin population on Server Fault. The only excuse ...


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Anyone with the close votes privilege can make up their own close reason by selecting "Other (add a comment explaining what is wrong)". The reason is also posted as a comment, and other users can then select it as the close reason, but only on that post. This has been available for nearly two years now.


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"Do not do it again" is an order (an imperative statement), not a threat. A threat would be "If you do it again, I'll come to your house with a cream pie and throw it into your face while shouting, 'Mit Schlag!'" Or some other statement that included potential consequences. Moderators are allowed to make imperative statements. As for whether or not it'...


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The answer to your question is a thoroughly convoluted "It Depends" -- mainly on what you mean by "IT support". As a general rule, Server Fault is for asking about equipment that you support for other people (in a professional capacity). We generally expect that people asking questions here are "the sysadmin" or "the IT department" and have already done a ...


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Bring your sense of humor and think about what you said: This is an international community, meaning many people won't share your view of what's offensive. If you really can't do this, please contact the admin team, moderators can't do anything about it.


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This is by design. Protected questions are not answerable by folks who haven’t earned at least 10 reputation from activity on the site where the question resides. On a related note, do you really think you have something to add to that question that is both new and useful? Something everyone really should ask themselves before answering any question, in ...


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You flag it or post in meta. It's not locked, to allow answers, but I put a comment warning about the edit war on it. Flag, or notify me (@HopelessN00b) if there are any more problems.


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I don't see any outright insults here on the part of naktinis, at least as far as I would be insulted, but your comment was also completely unnecessary and outright wrong in the situation. To recapitulate: The question was in a nutshell "how are these commands named, I forgot". The complete answer to this is nginx_ensite and nginx_dissite. The link Michael ...


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The question is a shopping question because it asks, and I quote: Does anyone know of any RAID cards which can be configured to check the parity of a redundant array every time data is read, and verify all writes with a read to ensure that the data on a single disk didnt become corrupt? As well as: I am specifically looking for a controller ...


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You need to look at the search documentation Boolean Operators The following search operators can be used with values of yes/no, true/false, or 1/0 (each pair behaves the same): ... wiki: yes/true/1 returns only community wiki posts; no/false/0 returns only non-community wiki posts. So something like is:question wiki:1 Would find all Community Wiki ...


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I googled up hpsa and got a screenful of "Health Professional Shortage Area." I'm pretty sure hpsa isn't that. It could be "HP Service Activator," or it could be "HP Smart Array," or it could be "Hippo Party Sunday Afternoon," although that last one seems unlikely. ;) It's possible that you might need a more descriptive tag, like hp-smart-array or hp-...


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The best way to object to a question being marked as duplicate is to edit the question and explain clearly how the other question does not fit your situation. It's not sufficient to simply add a comment, as those are usually only seen by the people participating in the comments at that time. Once you edit your question, it will automatically be placed in a ...


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Discourage bad answers by downvoting them. Don't wait until they have an upvote left by someone else, as this is a net gain for the answerer and will only encourage them further. And if the answer is truly bad, it should not be getting upvotes! You should also comment to explain why the answer is bad. For instance, explain what details from the question ...


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As has been stated, when you post your answer it's an answer. You may have been posting bits and pieces, intending each piece to be but one part of the whole, but we have no idea of your intentions. We're not mind readers after all. When we see an answer we think "Here's an answer." We don't think "I wonder if this is an answer or only a part of some larger ...


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You've had this thoroughly explained to you already, but just to reiterate: Among other things Server Fault is not for: End user technical support Mass web hosting questions Legal questions Given the nature of your question, what you actually need is a lawyer. One who is in a law firm that has experience in this sort of thing. Unfortunately that is ...


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While routing in itself would be topical here, and some VirtualBox questions could theoretically be topical, ServerFault doesn't really have a userbase that's knowledgeable about VirtualBox. In contrast, SuperUser has a much larger number of users knowledgeable about VirtualBox and how to make it work the way you want. The point of the StackExchange group ...


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If the question you reference doesn't answer your question then ask a new one. You may want to reference the earlier question and say why it doesn't help you when doing so.


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I'm not sure about the others who voted to close, but for me it sounds like you're trying to get your iPhone to connect to your wireless router at home. As per the first section of the FAQ, ServerFault is not the place for anything about home networking.


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As usual, I'm gonna define a "bad" post as one that has been closed, deleted (by someone other than the author), or down-voted below zero. In the past 60 days, Questions Registered Unregistered Registered Badness Unreg Badness PctRegBad PctUnregBad ---------- ------------ ------------------ ------------- --------- ----------- 6853 448 ...


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No. Your edits have not addressed the fundamental flaws pointed out in the comments (and perhaps somewhat unkindly in TomTom's answer). Frankly in my opinion this question is simply too basic to meet the minimum standards of "professional" imposed on Server Fault -- you should be able to determine your needs. If you cannot do so you should work with your ...


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