Nathan C
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How should we deal with "slow-motion trainwreck" questions?
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13 votes

I generally VTC those types of questions with "not professional" because he did not provide all the information out of the gate to begin with, signaling that the OP has no idea what he wants and ...

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New close reasons - Proposals (July 2013)
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I like: Needs Additional Research Server Fault is a site for professional system and network administrators. To best assist with your issue, please try doing some of your own research and make an ...

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Is there recourse for abusive moderation?
11 votes

I read over the question...and you added the bit about not being able to upgrade Fedora 14 after the comments were made. On ServerFault, we expect askers to have some measure of professional ...

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Remove the messages tag
9 votes

Agreed. Since I have a bit of time to kill, I'll start removing the tags from the questions. There's 26 questions with that tag; none of which were asked this year. Once that's done, it'll just ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
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What have you personally done to make Server Fault a more enjoyable place for professional system administrators? By ensuring I'm active in all aspects of the side and contributing what I can to ...

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Is a machine used primarily as a professional workstation considered "professional capacity"?
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7 votes

ServerFault is better suited for questions related to the things system administrators encounter on a day-to-day basis. Regardless of its use-type, a workstation "question" is off-topic here. It would ...

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Some kind of appeal process for questions marked duplicate?
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When a closed/dupe post is edited, it automatically is dumped into a special queue ("nominated" for reopening) and enough votes will get it reopened.

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question downvoting
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To expand on Iain's comments, the voting scheme is purely defined by the overall community and isn't directly controlled by Stack Exchange or the moderators. Questions that violate our FAQ (including ...

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What questions are on topic for ServerFault? What is the right thing to do if I asked an off-topic question?
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The most important thing to do is show your research! If you need help, you need to show people what you've done yourself to solve the problem and why your solutions didn't work. This shows that you'...

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Is SF's "good question range" too narrow?
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Your question would be perfectly in-scope here as you're troubleshooting a problem and looking for someone with possible solutions for it. It never hurts to post a well thought out question and see ...

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Closing OT crappy questions
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We could probably just use the "minimal understanding" close reason. Many questions are "crap" because there's just not enough thought put into the question. As the close reason explains, it expects ...

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Appropriateness of a "Best April Fools Day IT pranks" question
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ServerFault is meant to be Q&A about problems and solutions to those problems, not for opinions. In the strict interpretation of what's on-topic, I'd say this is firmly on the "opinion-based" ...

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Canonical Question for High Load Average on Linux?
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I'm thinking this would be difficult to accomplish because there's literally hundreds of different reasons/ways that high load averages can result from. The article Adrian linked is a good start. ...

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Does unzip (and un-other-compress) deserve its own tag?
1 votes

I disagree because most of these questions aren't even on-topic. If they are, it's unrelated to the act of zipping/unzipping and instead something else, so the tag isn't even relevant. Just my two ...

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Should this question have been / why was this question closed?
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Well, other than the question being over a year old at this point, the question will definitely attract subjective opinions rather than cold, hard facts that a Q&A site normally delivers. Plus, ...

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Why was my question on high-performance-networking put on hold?
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You couldn't be any more rude with your comments, could you? The close reasons are not meant to be taken personally. For what it's worth, I VTC'd the topic because the answer can be easily found on [...

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Cannot Create Bounty - Bug
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The question has an accepted answer, so there's really no point in giving a bounty. You can give away points as an additional bounty to the question if you wish, but answered questions can't be ...

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Creating a canonical "Help, I'm Getting DDOS-ed!" question?
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There's nothing anyone on SF can really advise people to do except contact their upstream provider ...I don't think a canonical would be useful because of this case. Instead, a comment with "contact ...

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