Shog9
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The highest rated question on this SE is a rant/opinion about an idiot; what does that tell me about asking good questions here?
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The highest question on SO is about processing arrays, and yet you didn't ask a single question about arrays there. The "broken windows theory" is probably more "truthy" than true; in the context of ...

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What posts get deleted, and why?
16 votes

27,911 posts were deleted on Server Fault during the past 365 days (query run on Feb. 16th, 2016). That breaks down as follows: Post Type Deleted by... Posts ...

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We should bring back the "question must show a minimal understanding" close reason
7 votes

So what are you trying to accomplish, exactly? I mean, here's your example: It got deleted in under two hours and never got an answer. Closing it would've accomplished nothing; all closing does is ...

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Asking for old-ish questions from SuperUser
3 votes

As noted elsewhere, there's a 60-day age restriction on these migrations. This was implemented after a great deal of irritation was caused by folks carelessly shuffling well-regarded, on-topic posts ...

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Updating the apache tag
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8 votes

Ok, the apache tag is now blacklisted: Along with this comes the requirement that a version-specific tag exists for each Apache version being asked about. In practice, this isn't likely to be too ...

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Can we increase review queue limits?
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6 votes

First off, note that the limit automatically increases if the backlog gets really big. It's more or less permanently 40/day on Stack Overflow simply because thousands get added every day. But 20 ...

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Can we increase the number of close-votes per day?
9 votes

I've set the limit at 50 per day, making Server Fault consistent with other large sites on the network.

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Let us (continue to) close old, off-topic questions about web hosting control panels
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11 votes

If you're gonna do this, let's do it right: Define a custom off-topic reason. Doesn't have to be a permanent addition, but for the purpose of this cleanup swapping one in means less tedious clicking ...

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What should the community take away from panel-gate?
21 votes

What should the community take away? Stop looking for a savior I've watched one moderator after another tire and burn out here, but somehow the reason behind it never came into focus for me until this ...

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Some parting thoughts... and apologies for the drama
22 votes

Makes it hard to be communicative when I am actually being preventing from responding. You asked to discuss this in public, so I obliged. Once that began, neither one of us could put the genie back ...

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Abrupt change in moderation staff?
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49 votes

Since HopelessN00b wants to have this discussion in public, I will oblige. I was on the site today because we got a few different emails this past week about it. One was Chris S, stepping down as a ...

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Should the rep requirement for creating tags on Server Fault be raised?
6 votes

So... Normally, I would collect some data on how many tags are created by users at various rep levels, and how they were used. This is a pretty decent way to gauge whether anything of value would be ...

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How can I delete my account?
8 votes

I'm a bit behind on emails. Fortunately, I have 8 of them from you, so there's a really good chance I'd have gotten to it eventually. But since you posted here, I've gone ahead and just scheduled ...

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Remove "Professional" close-reason
11 votes

Discussion of this close reason so far have been... pretty abstract. That's a shame; it's a waste of everybody's time. These custom off-topic reasons aren't here to define the limits of what's on- ...

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I'm challenging us to make the Christmas 2014 season be known as "killing them with kindness"
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16 votes

The night before you posted this, I had a long conversation with Gabe (my co-worker) about an attitude he keeps encountering on pt.stackoverflow.com: certain types of questions seem to spark an ...

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Can we turn down the campaign heat, please?
21 votes

I didn't intend that comment as a "cheap shot" - there's only so much you can say in the space of a comment. A little bit of background might help here: along with most of the people on my team, I ...

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Request to remove inadvertly account so that original serverfault account is preserved
6 votes

Not entirely sure what happened there - your accounts were merged, but your profiles were not. I blame squirrels. I've merged your profiles, and you should now be good to go.

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Tag synonym for "XMPP": "Jabber"
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8 votes

Yeah, it's pretty telling that half the questions in jabber also had xmpp already. Merged and synonymized.

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When I log in, I get someone else's username
10 votes

Every time this happens, it's one of two things: You're sharing a computer and forgetting to log off. Maybe you're logging out of the site but not your OpenID provider, or you're still logged in to ...

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How to flag questions that are too specific?
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I'm not sure the problem there is that the question is too specific... The author is describing a Ubuntu-based recovery OS from which he's expected to install Elastix. I rather doubt either of those ...

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Should folks have to click through an interstitial page to ask questions on Server Fault?
12 votes

Since the idea seems to have been well-received, I've turned this feature on. Feel free to log out and verify that it works... So how will we know if this has had any positive effects? Here's some ...

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Should Server Fault stop accepting questions from unregistered users?
4 votes

This isn't a bad idea, but... I'm skeptical that it'll do much of anything when it comes to decreasing the number of low-quality questions here. It certainly didn't do much for Progse. As you say, ...

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How many "bad" questions come from unregistered users versus registered users?
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As usual, I'm gonna define a "bad" post as one that has been closed, deleted (by someone other than the author), or down-voted below zero. In the past 60 days, Questions Registered Unregistered ...

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What are the real voting stats? And have the numbers really gone up that much?
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6 votes

I should also note that as of right now, 1643 eligible voters have visited the site during the current election, 282 more than visited during the entire course of the previous election... However, a ...

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Will someone please add this tag? tickzoom
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16 votes

See: Is it okay to use Stack Overflow as the support forum for a product or project? If there's a category of questions about your product that happen to be on-topic for a Stack Exchange site, it's ...

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Do we need a long-form FAQ?
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The real FAQ for your site should live here - and you should populate it with whatever questions come up frequently, ideally by transforming one instance. If you can't easily close common questions as ...

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Should Server Fault be removed from Stack Overflow's migration list?
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18 votes

This is the nuclear option. If all else fails, it will be the solution. That said, I'd like to try a few other things first, and see how they work out. First off, we have a gigantic backlog of ...

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Users with editing privileges can no longer approve edits
3 votes

This seems utterly bizarre: if I have rights to edit posts unilaterally without approval, shouldn't I still have rights to approve low-rep users' edits unilaterally as well? Yes. And you do. Just ...

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When is a question canonical?
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The canonical tag is a bad idea. Using tagging for this - particularly mod-only tags - feels like bureaucracy for its own sake. The fact that you even have to suggest making this usable only by ...

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A checkbox for "Answer your own question"? What's the command-line parameter for that?
8 votes

Just because you know that this is possible and encouraged doesn't mean everyone does. New folks show up here every day, and maybe a few of them know something you don't - encouraging them to write ...

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