splattne
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Paddington Bear Choppertar
26 votes

I did't buy Chopper3's story ("five years ago, bla bla" ...). So I went to his company's car park and discovered this little secret: IT'S HIS REGULAR CAR!!! I took this picture (exhibit 'A'):

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Inactive mods on SF - Or are they?
13 votes

I will only speak for myself. I was a very (and by very I mean very very) active member of Serverfault before I became moderator. I literally answered hundreds of questions in the first months. At ...

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I hereby nominate dickchop as Answer of the Year
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13 votes

Imma let you finish, but dickchop had one of the best answers of all time.

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It's Santa Time!
11 votes

Ho ho ho! "This year nobody gets what they want."

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Why does my reputation show more points for an answer than the answer does?
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9 votes

The answer got 5 x 10 = 50 points plus 15 points for being the accepted answer, so the total is 65 points. No bug.

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Ampersand is mangled beyond recognition
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8 votes

I speak for myself, but I don't have a problem recognizing the &-character. MS Trebuchet is the only web-common font that uses an italic-style ampersand. It visually expresses the origin of the ...

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delete tag ad-cert
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7 votes

You're right: tags automatically disappear if there is no associated post (and if it's not a synonym), but thank you taking the time to let us know! (Btw, in this case I manually removed it.)

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Kill it with heavy crossbow: [humor]
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6 votes

First step: I've merged the humor tag into the fun tag (the latter tag prevailed and some of the questions had both tags.) Since some of the questions now only have the fun tag, we have to decide ...

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TAG Merge : snapshot and snapshots
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5 votes

Done: Merged and created synonyms.

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Request to merge tags fedora13 and fedora-13
4 votes

The fedora-13 tag has been synonymed to fedora13 and is just a faint memory now.

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MS Access tag merge/alias
4 votes

I think we should keep it consistent with the existing tags ms-office, ms-project etc. and keep only ms-access. I've merged the three tags and created the corresponding synonyms.

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Request to merge or synonym tags: [mongo] and [mongodb]
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4 votes

I've merged them: mongo was removed from 9 questions, mongodb was added to 1 question. A tag synonym mapping mongo → mongodb has been created.

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Retag request: change [sharedfolders] to [shared-folders]
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4 votes

It's done (+ tag synonym created.)

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Serverfault Tag Merge network/networking
4 votes

I did some research on that topic. I found no evidence that there were differences in usage of both terms. So I've gone ahead and merged the [network] tag into the (more often used) [networking] tag.

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Merge Tags: redirect and redirects
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3 votes

I've merged them. Also, redirects is a synonym of redirect now.

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What times do current moderators, and moderator candidates, generally feel are their most productive on SF?
3 votes

It depends on my work pensum and the level of concentration I need for my work, but usually I'm checking the site (at least hourly / every two hours) between 0700UTC - 1700UTC (core time) and ...

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How to flag users for mod attention (for editing vandals)
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3 votes

The edit sdfsfsdfsfsfsfsfsffsdfsfs df sf sf s f asf s fs df asf convinced me that these edits were pretty intentional. So, in this case the user will be suspended for at least one day. Also, he'll ...

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Merge tags rsyslogd and rsyslog
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3 votes

Thank you! I've merged the to tags, keeping [rsyslog]. I also created a synonym so that [rsyslogd] will be converted to [rsyslog].

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Mass retag: windows home server
3 votes

I think the most consistent tag (compared to all other Windows tags) is windows-home-server. So, I've chosen windows-home-server as master tag and added whs and windowshomeserver as synonyms. I also ...

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SF retag: "esx" and "esxi" to "vmware-esx" and "vmware-esxi"?
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3 votes

I've merged the tags according to Farseeker's proposal esx → vmware-esx esxi → vmware-esxi

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SF Tag merge- tape and tapedrive?
3 votes

I agree. I reviewed all three "tapedrive" questions and added the "tape" tag. In one case I removed the "tape-drive" tag.

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Rename [route53] to [amazon-route53]
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2 votes

You're right. Since it's a vendor specific name the tag should have Amazon in its title – like all other Amazon tags. So I've renamed route53 to amazon-route53 and defined a synonym.

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Flagged a spammy answer, answer vanished but I did not get 'helpful'?
2 votes

Hmm, this is very strange. Normally if a moderator deletes a post, the flag gets automatically accepted and considered helpful. The only (unlikely) way that this could happen is that one moderator ...

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Show questions (with answers) that a user has answered
2 votes

You could try to run a query on the StackExchange Data Explorer: http://data.stackexchange.com/serverfault/query/new I'm not very familiar with the database scheme, but this could be a start: ...

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How do I close an off-topic question I posted earlier ?
2 votes

The next time you could just flag it with "Requires Moderator attention" and a short message.

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serverfault retag webhosting -> web-hosting
2 votes

I've merged the tags. I also reviewed and removed/merged the "webhost" tag which in all six cases was used as synonym to "web-hosting."

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SF: Merge/Re-tag [windows] [xp] to [windows-xp]
2 votes

Just an update: I've merged some of the most common windows-... combinations. I'll keep an eye on it.

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Congrats to the newly-elected mods!
1 votes

Congratulations and welcome! Also, thanks to all the other candidates who would have deserved it too!

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Vote-to-close vs. flagging
1 votes

I think it depends on the age of a question. If you see a bad one which is old and you think Serverfault would definitely be a better place having that question closed, flag it. If we agree we, will ...

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The [cent] tag needs to go
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1 votes

My two cents: you're absolutely right! Done!

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