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Are questions about legacy products inherently off-topic on Server Fault?
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No, each question should be judged on its own merits. Although we all agree that life-cycle management is important, its is also difficult. Good questions about legacy products are welcome.

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Any reason not to display my full name in profile?
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First of all: there is no requirement to associate your SE profile with your real life identity, it is a personal preference to do so or not. The reasons to do that are also personal and diverse. ...

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What to do with questions when the answer is in a man page?
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RMaaS (Reading Manuals as a Service) is part of our community services... Although I often comment with: Server Fault is a site for information technology professionals -- as such we have certain ...

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Why are we so strict on the rules?
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In essence we're strict on topicality rules because any Q&A platform with only questions and no answers, is useless. Unfortunately there are many more people asking questions, many new ones ...

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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? The same things I would as a moderator :) Answering and cleaning up relevant ...

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Is it time for a canonical question/answer on non-hostname-aware protocols?
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Good idea!

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OK, so I just edited my on-hold question
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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 ...

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What to do with moderators who act based on personal tastes?
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In general moderators are active community members and quite aware of what our community considers topical or not. In this case your question appears to be about circumventing monitoring software ...

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Commenting on down votes?
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I think this blog post by Jeff Atwood explains the original SE philosophy regarding voting best: ... therefore, the only logical thing to do is to maximize the happiness and enjoyment of answerers. ...

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Proposed change to Server Fault guidelines
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What about development? That is currently excluded together with the home environment, but that exclusions is omitted in your draft. Setting up development environments is explicitly on-topic in Stack ...

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create "self-hosting" tag
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My first association with a tag such as "self-hosting" is @HOME, DIY and an amateur approach, rather than managing information technology systems in a business environment which makes it off-topic ...

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Voted Down on Answer
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I have said it frequently enough when people ask about down votes: By philosophy and design votes are anonymous and neither voting up nor voting down requires any mandatory explanation. The tooltip ...

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Can I ask about server assembling training courses?
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Server assembly is not part of the job description of most system administrators and that makes such questions off-topic. The basic skill set required for server and computer assembly is partly what ...

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Can some explain to me how asking a question about learning on a site dedicated to learning is off topic?
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Serverfault is not about learning as a goal, it is a Q&A site to help you with actual problems regarding the management of (production) systems in business environment. That is not to say that ...

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Why was this question about Amazon CloudFront put on hold as off-topic?
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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 images/screenshots wasn't embedded in most questions/answers? Is it a bad practice?
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Text gets indexed by search engines allowing others with a similar problem to find the Q&A and either be helped or contribute. Screenshots don't. That doesn't mean that screenshots don't have ...

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How should I review First Posts?
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An explanation is found in priviliges section of the manual: https://serverfault.com/help/privileges/access-review-queues in particular on First Post reviews: ... The First Posts queue contains the ...

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A resource to answer all those .htaccess and rewrite questions
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Most people who use .htaccess and ask about it on ServerFault should not be using .htaccess in the first place as that is an end-user solution never intended for administrators: You should avoid ...

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Warning because of 1 down-vote?
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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 ...

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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?
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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 ...

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Possible canonical question: Windows Active Directory naming best practices?
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Yes, please. I have that Q&A "starred" and regularly use it as a duplicate and in comments to point out that people made their bed and now must lie in it...

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Can we be more polite?
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To quote myself: There is a reason that for the past 20 years Simon Travaglia's long running BOFH series continues to have enormous appeal to system administrators. Many problems really require only ...

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Should downvotes be moderated?
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No Voting already is the community moderation system in action! And down-votes are part of that as much as up votes; or would you also require up-votes getting reviewed? Unlike voting down on ...

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Are we professionals or...?
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As the moderator concerned, on occasion I let the community do their part too... You, and everybody else with sufficient reputation in the community, can cast close votes and should do so when you ...

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On hold for a valid question conforming to guidelines
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...but they can edit their responses... Unlike for questions and answers, comments only have a have very limited window (only 5 minutes) when edits are allowed. After that the only remaining "edit" ...

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Negative vote & comments
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I never see anyone complaining when they receive an up-vote without an explicit explanation... As Iain is fond of saying: "No one who needs to, reads anything least of all documentation." Many first ...

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Remove "Professional" close-reason
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That particular close reason is simply a variation on your question is not on-topic. As long as the motto still is: Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network ...

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Two essentially the same answer: one old and one newer (plagiarism)?
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As the moderator concerned, not that it really matters, but at the time I was not yet elected. Second I made that edit when that answer popped up in First Posts review queue where one only sees ...

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Why was this question about svchost HDD thrashing closed?
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That question was closed two years ago with a then default close reason: "Questions must be relevant to professional system administration. Server Fault is dedicated to professional system and ...

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My reputation is 666; how do I change it?
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Although Journeyman Geek an anonymous voter already solved that, another approach is to add a great answer to one of the 44'000+ unanswered questions (or any other question for that matter).

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