gWaldo
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Is "You are all backwards" really a valid close reason?
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From my reading of his question I did not see any reference to "home" or "developer" or any of the other hot-button close justifications. What I saw was someone inexperienced in Apache asking a ...

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What are the canonical answers we've discovered over the years?
7 votes

In response to Why The Hostility, I wrote this for consideration as a canonical Q/A: What are the basics of running a Web Server?

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Possible sockpuppet account?
7 votes

I actually would think that this is encouraged. It sounds like somebody who, rather than asking repeats of existing questions, is actively exploring the site/community. I greatly prefer this than ...

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I think it's time to update the "We are Offline" BSOD
6 votes

I recommend faux Google search results asking "is Stack Exchange down", showing a (again, faux) search result of a SO/SF question asking the same. Naturally, the next search result would be the same ...

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Can we do anything to change the dynamic of the site?
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Personally, I would like to see either a clarification or the scope, or a change of it. "IT Professionals" does not just mean Sys/Net Admin/Engineer. "IT Professional" to me includes Developers. If ...

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How do high-reputation SF users manages both SF and their office?
4 votes

And sometimes, an answer that you consider trivial will gain unexpected widespread attention and approval. (Conversely, answers that you think could cause mankind to spontaneously rejoice and accept ...

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Is Amazon EC2 irrelevant?
4 votes

I'd rather see the tagging fixed on individual questions rather than nuking the tag.

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Silly Season should not mean crazy voting
2 votes

I largely disapprove of "what's the best" questions. they're usually poorly formulated, barely disguised Shopping questions, and almost always the answer includes "depends on your environment/use/...

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why was my question about mac mini servers closed?
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I'm a bit torn on this one... I disagree on the premise that because a Mac Mini is not typical server hardware that it doesn't belong on SF. I agree that it belongs on SU because the nature of the ...

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Cross-posting to unix.stackexchange.com?
2 votes

Your question prompted me to ask this: Could Appropriate Tags Cross-Post to Relevant SE Communities?

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Is the dark blue system notification bar annoying?
2 votes

As I said in response to the feature request In support of being able to dismiss notifications, and in response to Diago's comment above, : Are you ready to handle all the questions on ...

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We have three load/capacity/planning questions
1 votes

(FULL DISCLOSURE: I wrote one of those questions referenced, and suggest including another similar question to consideration.) If you're going to merge those two, also merge in my other canonical ...

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Cleaning house, really old, unloved questions
1 votes

Sweep up the crumbs. Even if one day somebody may have an answer to the question, chances are the problem has been solved, worked-around, or just forgotten.

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Is the syntax highlighting for Code blocks useful on SF?
1 votes

My vote is to keep it simple by keeping Syntax Highlighting off. If you want it, you can always copy/paste into your text editor of choice, using your preferred color scheme. (Everybody else's ...

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Bad Synonym for APT
1 votes

Agreed. Forgive my ignorance (n00bness) to Meta, but is is possible in current functionality to allow the user to select the tag but replace it with the "recommended"/"approved" tag? In this ...

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Canonical: "Help me size my wholly unspecified application" question
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This is what I was trying to address with my Meta question Can we weed out the benchmarking questions? What I got from the answers was that we could do away from these if there were Canonical ...

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Add writing in coherant english to FAQ
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Taking a stab at it... I'm going to guess that nothing to this effect to that will be added to the FAQ due to the fact that much of the world does not use English as a second language. Adding to ...

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Pick an easter egg for chat.serverfault!
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Can we turn down the campaign heat, please?
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Why should the moderators treat each other with any more respect and dignity than the people who come to this site for help?!

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What should we do with questions about Vagrant?
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I say we answer them. I use Vagrant for testing my config management and other automation tooling all the time. I use it to provide a prod-like environment on which the dev teams can test their code ...

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Do we need a long-form FAQ?
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No, we do not need a long-form FAQ. People aren't reading the FAQ as it is. I agree with the user martin's on some points. At some point, it does seem like elitism to say 'LAMP questions are ...

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