squillman
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Solving Problems using ServerFault
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I quite agree with you, many problems on ServerFault will require more back and forth dialog than will on StackOverflow. That's the nature of these types of problems. Patience is the key with these. ...

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Can we just get rid of vgv8?
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I'm with Farseeker, while also respectful of Ward and Warren's statements. One thing I like a lot about the network is that everyone gets multiple chances to prove that they're beneficial to the ...

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ServerFault - rules for questions without accepted answers?
7 votes

As folks have said, there's no process to auto-accept an answer to a "normal" question. There do exist, though, "above-normal" questions that have a reputation bounty offered on them. These ...

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Cannot Create Bounty - Bug
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6 votes

This is not a bug, it is by design. You have to double the amount of your previous bounty for subsequent bounties on the same question. This mechanism is in place to avoid placing multiple cheap ...

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Does ServerFault plan on blocking ads placed by GoDaddy because of their support of SOPA?
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5 votes

I would imagine that, since all of the sites are owned by the same company, if (when) they stop running them on one site then they will be pulled from all of the sites. Also, see this similar ...

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Is adding a Favorite unclear?
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I personally think the hover is sufficient. Tooltips are common practice and if a visual description for everything that is explained by a tooltip were added then the UI would quickly become overly ...

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Is this regarded a duplicate on SF?
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Yes, it's a dupe. It currently has 4 close votes (mine being the first) to move to SU where it really belongs. So it'll get moved instead of closed as a dupe. Your comment was good to point out the ...

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How do you define "sysadmin related"?
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I don't have much to add in direct response that hasn't been already stated elsewhere, but being very active on the site and wanting to see it succeed I do feel compelled to point out that there is a ...

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Tag merge: 'ssi' and 'server-side-includes'
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Small mergers like this should just be done with a manual retag (which I've done). It's when you start to get boatloads of them that a mod should get involved and to a mass retag. Basically, if a ...

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Hiding closed questions?
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Take, for example, a question that was migrated to a different site. It's still a valid question, just not on the site it was asked. Someone else might have an interest in the question at which ...

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Systematic downvoting?
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Happens all the time. There is a job that runs (nightly I believe) that looks for systematic voting and reverses it. They keep the algorithm pretty guarded in order to avoid people gaming it. I don'...

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My google-fu is failing me, does anyone have a link to the following question
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1 votes

Any of these what you're looking for? They're Paul Randal's posts that include 'truncate'. https://serverfault.com/search?q=truncate+user:1992

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Feature request on serverfault.com - "I'm a dev pretending to be a sysadmin" checkbox
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This would have to be modified for implementation across all trilogy sites so would need a little reworking (they share the same code base, someone correct me if I'm wrong). But I also don't see the ...

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SF Retag Request: [windows2000server] -> [windows-server-2000]
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Retag completed.

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