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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. ...
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 ...
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.
"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'...
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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
As well as:
I am specifically looking for a controller which can ...
You need to look at the search documentation
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 ...
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-...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. Fundamental questions about protocols are off-topic.
It is a feature.
Upvote is approval.
No vote neutral.
Downvote is disapproval.
This gives an overall sense of how the Server Fault community and the wider Stack Exchange users feel about a particular candidate.
Personally I don't think the question should be reopened.
1. You received your answer
For all intents and purposes, the issue is now resolved.
2. The answer was readily available in product documentation
The resolution to the question was the same as opening up the manual and ctrl+f to LAN or Local.
Honestly this is a well documented functionality of most ...
There's nothing new in any of those three answers, and so I've cleaned them up.
It appears that one individual decided to post his answer to the question, which brought it back to the front page. Most people who have been around a while can recognize an old question immediately, but the clues aren't always obvious to new users, which is the most likely ...
There is no reason to be "afraid" of a downvote as long as you usually write good, topical questions.
The downvotes were not mine, but something is immediately clear:
You actively try to circumvent a restriction set by Microsoft to not allow an SQL server on a Domain Controller. MS put this restriction into place for good reasons and trying to weasel ...
The help center explains this:
Some duplicate questions may eventually be deleted, but often they are left as a signpost pointing people towards the canonical answer to that question.
In other words, you should let the question remain so that it will be easier for others to find the way to the previous answer. The fact that you didn't find it when you ...
First, what's with the snark?
If you hadn't noticed, the three most upvoted answers on that question (1, 2, 3) proposed that yes, we would accept questions about vagrant, provided that it is otherwise on-topic.
The same will hold true for questions about Otto.
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 by the community and then deleted by a moderator.
I don't know what you mean by "saving too frequently". The system auto-saves your draft post for you. If you ...
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
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 ...
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 your question is not, and the close reason point to StackOverflow, where 'how to do an implantation of the said protocol' would be most probably talked.
A quick ...
I really don't see anything too specific about this question. It does seem to be written from the standpoint of a non-professional however:
I'm not convinced he knows what an ISO is from the question. In terms used in the close reasons, this falls somewhere between not demonstrating minimal knowledge of the system he's using, and the "professional" ...