Zypher
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Server Fault needs professional-quality questions, not just questions from professionals
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I'll be the first to admit that I've stepped away from SF for a while. Those reasons are my own, and everyone should be able to step away when they want to. That said, I've been looking at the site ...

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Merge request: fedora tags
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I think that having different tags for different OS version is a good thing. Each one has it's one quirks and bugs that may or may not have been fixed or changed between major releases. While the ...

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How to count the number of times I earned 200 daily reputation?
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You can use Stack Exchange Data Explorer! In fact someone has already written that query

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Are country-specific questions too localized?
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I believe Joel's answer to a meta.so post is the best answer for this. So I'm going to blatantly rip it off :) "Too localized" should be used for very tiny geographic regions or vanishingly small ...

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Per our FAQ: What exactly does "Information Technology Professionals" scope the site down to?
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I think you are reading a little bit too much into the "Information Technology Professionals" part of the FAQ. In fact it is pretty well defined just below that paragraph: If your question ...

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Bad kerning in Firefox on ServerFault Blog
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This is a problem with FF, using the suggested modifications would adversely effect every other browser. We are looking at a complete redesign in the future for the blog though

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ServerFault's error page has StackOverflow branding
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We have our own now

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Does Server Fault plan to support IPv6?
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We are thinking about IPv6 implementation, however as of right now we don't have the resources to dedicate to this. As we continue to evolve our network we'll keep an eye on IPv6 implementation. We ...

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How snarky is too snarky?
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That is essentially the same thing as LMGTFY, and adds nothing besides a link to google. Generally we prefer answers that answer the question, and if you are linking outside the site add some context. ...

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Reputation Loss
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9 votes

You picked up a -100 from spam/offensive flags - you can see this in your reputation history by going to https://serverfault.com/reputation I don't agree with those flags, it's a bad answer and has ...

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Getting slightly frustrated with this account
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I can't go into too much detail, but what is probably triggering your question ban is that 4/7 of your questions were deleted (by you it seems). My best advice is to go through your questions and ...

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Community Posts for Blog.SF?
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I think that having a dedicated community blog is the right way to go. So ... basically Option 4, leave blog.sf about the site and how we do things "tell the story of our site" as Kyle puts it. Then, ...

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Can't login to superuser or serverfault from a new browser
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The only account I can find that matches you email address, uses google as the openid provider.

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Merging a closed question with an open question.....Some problems here
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My apologies i misread one of the questions ... twice. They shouldn't have been merged.

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Who would you like to hear at our Scalability Conference?
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From teh twitters: Brian Aker .... answer length fail

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[ios] matches Cisco's IOS and Apple's iOS
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8 votes

IMHO Apple iOS devices are OFF TOPIC and should be closed/migrated to the correct site. I can get on board with cisco-ios since that is more specific, and then alias ios->cisco-ios.

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Share favorites between sites
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6 votes

You can't do it via favorite tags across site, but you can create a tagset on http://stackexchange.com/filters/855/interesting-tags and browse from there if you like

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Removing popular answer if potentially a duplicate
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a) I was ignorant of the fact that egrep is just a symlink of 'grep -E' (hell, didn't even know egrep existed, tbh) Well i'd say leave your answer ESPECIALLY since given 100 distro's grep -E is more ...

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Why was my question regarding premium domains closed?
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Lets take a look at the close reason for a second. It's impossible to objectively answer this question; questions of this type are too open ended and usually lead to confrontation and argument. ...

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Abnormal flag weight
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See: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/80170/what-is-flag-weight Specifically: Why is my flag weight not an integer? Because flag weight above 500 does not increase in a linear fashion, ...

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I would like the URLs to your blogs
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http://blog.serverfault.com (of course :) ) and less frequently updated: http://brokenhaze.com

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Can we have a place for "definitive" questions
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Are you looking for something like: this: https://serverfault.com/tags/licensing/faq you can get here for any of the tags on the site, but going to /tags/<tag>/faq or clicking the 'faq' tab ...

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Unreadable tag "sqlservermanagementstudio"
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I created the MSSQL-SSMS tag, merged sqlservermanagementstudio into it, and set sqlservermanagementstudio to be a synonym of MSSQL-SSMS

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User seems to ask only homework questions. Is this a problem, or should I just ignore him?
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Homework questions are only a bad thing when you ask us to do the entire assignment (Give me teh codez) for you. If these are homework questions he seems to be asking about specific issues he is ...

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What did I get Citizen Patrol for?
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There was an update to the rules of the Citizen Patrol badge so when the badges where re-calculated it awarded the badge to you retroactively

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Mark own question as duplicate?
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Flag it for moderator attention, and say it's a dupe of the one you want to keep around

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An ethical obligation to not answer questions seeking to circumvent IT policies?
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Flag the question for moderator attention and they will be closed as off-topic

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Is there a result of voting up a comment?
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Nope, that's all it does. No rep is gained for upvoting. Well, ok it is used in a badge calculation, but that's about it.

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Why limit site to "many desktop PCs" and no mention of laptops?
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6 votes

Oh hrm that probably needs to be changed. But yes 100's of laptops is just fine too :)

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Why am I false?
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5 votes

It was a problem with some javascript code. The devs have pushed out a fix.

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