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Massive Spam Attacks since couple of days

You can get an overview of the current issues many SE moderators are having with the company by reading the recent posts here on meta.SF That will lead you, if you're interested, to many more posts ...
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar
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Can I unvote/remove a downvote or upvote I gave?

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 ...
Sven's user avatar
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OK, so I just edited my on-hold question

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 ...
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Overzealous Moderation - Thread wrongly put on hold

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 ...
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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

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 ...
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Moderator deleted my comment on his answer and wrongfully accused me of insult

"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, '...
Katherine Villyard's user avatar
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I was in the midst of answering a question when my answer was deleted. Why?

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. ...
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I think my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser

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 ...
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Are HTTP, web servers and web clients not used in a business environment?

The key is that questions must be about managing information technology systems in a business environment. This means we are only interested in actual technical problems you face while doing this. ...
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I was in the midst of answering a question when my answer was deleted. Why?

I deleted the "answer" because it was not an answer, but simply a "me too" restatement of the question. You should not post answers which don't actually answer the question, as these will be flagged ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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Legal issues upon capturing digital proof upon hosting services scam

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 ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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Are HTTP, web servers and web clients not used in a business environment?

I closed it, and for me it's borderline with another close reason, as it's could be seen as a learning recommendation. I chooses that close reason, as like Sven told it talk about managing, which ...
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Can't fix a typo in a question?

I fixed the typo. The limit is deemed necessary by the powers that be. There is plenty of discussion about it on m.se and even some here on m.sf. I don't believe the limit is likely to change.
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Why was this question about Amazon CloudFront put on hold as off-topic?

I was posting this as a comment, but it makes an answer in its own right. In addition to what Sven wrote: As moderator I read a lot of questions and yours fits a common pattern of: "Does product ...
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Why was this question about Amazon CloudFront put on hold as off-topic?

The main problem that I have with this question: This is a question that should be asked to the vendors support and we are not the vendors support channel. You even met a representative of the vendor ...
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I think my question was mistakenly closed and moved to SuperUser

I've been known to make mistakes before. It will probably even happen today. That said, I'm not going to discuss anything irrelevant to your migrated post, such as others' posts that you've linked to. ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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Problems with low-traffic Stack Exchange sites

edit: Become part of the solution Your main problem appears that your questions don't get the answers that you feel they deserve. That is indeed a problem and you find that on most sites, many ...
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Accidentally shared personal information via screenshot. How to delete from stack.imgur.com?

Use the Contact Us form at the bottom of the page (select Other), and give us the link to whichever images you want removed. We will take care of it from there (assuming you uploaded them through this ...
jmac's user avatar
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What to do if my problem is already descibed in an other post, but the solution doesn't work for me?

If the (Accepted or not) Answer offered in a existing similar Question doesn't apply, please post yours as a new question. It is useful to show your research efforts in your own questions. Therefore ...
HBruijn's user avatar
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Warning because of 1 down-vote?

One of the annoying things is that de user interface hides deleted Q&A's even from the user who posted them. Once you achieve >10k rep a search of deleted:1 combined with your user ID will list ...
HBruijn's user avatar
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What does (unregistered) mean after name in user profile?

This user chose to "Post as a guest" rather than registering an account. The name shown is the name they gave at the time they posted. Such users haven't set a password, verified an email address, ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
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Performing "Suggested Edits" with an reputation score below 2k?

The user in question approved another user's suggested edit to their own post. Anyone can approve or reject suggested edits to their own posts, regardless of reputation. This also happens to complete ...
Michael Hampton's user avatar
8 votes

Search for a question I viewed

No, there is not. Maybe look into your browser history.
Sven's user avatar
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Massive Spam Attacks since couple of days

What Ward says about Smoke Detector is correct. We are keeping an eye on the sites that seem to be a big target. In this case we've added some regex to block phrases in titles that we've been seeing ...
Catija's user avatar
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Why does this count as a valid answer?

I hadn't had a coffee yet ... In such cases, you can help by making the situation more obvious. Leave a comment below the answer or use the "other" flag reason and explain there.
Sven's user avatar
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OK, so I just edited my on-hold question

I thought the reaction to my question was a little over-the-top (a simple comment requesting clarification would have sufficed), so my reaction to the reaction was likewise. Questions are easily ...
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Answer/comment vanished?

Someone posted an answer that basically said "Yes it's possible here is a youtube video that explains how to install Hamachi". The answer was later deleted by a moderator.
faker's user avatar
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Subscribing to answers

Yes, you can do that in your user profile.
Sven's user avatar
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Why does the code formatting not work?

You need 8 spaces for code formatting in lists. 1. This is a test With code will display as: This is a test With code
Sven's user avatar
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Bounty removal request

I didn't know how to revoke a bounty before this, but now I do... I expect you and the other commentors to throw some close votes on it if you feel it deserves it.
Ward - Trying Codidact's user avatar

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