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What business user computer questions are allowed on Server Fault?

From the Server Fault FAQ ... then you're in the right place to ask your question! Well, as long as the question is about your servers, your networks, or desktops you support, anyway. My ...
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I'd like to be able to migrate my own questions

I recently had a question migrated from SU to SF that generated the kind of answers I was looking for. In the past I had posted another question to SU that generated a Tumbleweed badge for me, and now ...
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Unable to register or ask questions on SuperUser [closed]

I am not able to register to or ask questions at SuperUser from my office machine (same with registering at ServerFault - haven't tried asking questions there). I guess the reason is that I am behind ...
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Keeping Answers Up-to-Date - A Suggestion

As I understand, one of the main reasons of being able to edit answers is to keep them up-to-date as technology changes. However, it seems as if while this is a goal, it's not being done very well (...
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What questions belong on Super User vs Server Fault?

I see a lot of desktop admin questions being migrated to Super User. Are we positing that enterprise desktop support belongs on Super User? To me it's just as valuable for Server Fault to have ...
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Belongs on Super User - Does it really?

I've been noticing of late a lot of questions on Server Fault that have the close votes for 'belongs on superuser'. A number of these questions are not valid questions, and do need to be closed, but ...
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Stack Overflow and Server Fault accounts do not share info

Shouldn't my Stack Overflow and Server Fault users be the same? I logged into SF using the same OpenID as I do on SO, and I'm a total new user. Shouldn't my profile at least transfer over?
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Is the separation between SO SF SU too harsh?

This is of course related to the previous ones: Why not merge reputation across Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and Super User? Single location for SO/SF/SU user info but not limited to that. I mean, ...
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How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities?

Here are the last few weeks of the "visitor" metric per Google Analytics, on each Trilogy site: meta.stackoverflow.com http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/8907/analyticsvisitorsmeta.png serverfault....
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How long did it take for SO to get a full page of 10k users?

How long did it take for SO to get a full page of 10k users? When I browse around SO I see 79 featured questions, 8.5 pages of > 10k users, and questions that have 400 upvotes! How long did it take ...
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Web server URL rewriting. Server Fault or Stack Overflow?

I see lots of questions about URL rewriting. I am tempted to start closing these as *belongs on Server Fault. Is URL rewriting a developer or server administrator task?
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More Moderators on SF?

I noticed that, while we have (at this point in time, 2009-09-02) 4 people who qualify for moderator status on serverfault, only one has been granted the "diamond". Are we going to have more ...
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Is SU the best place for this outdoor wireless connection question?

This isn't an admin question, but deals with potentialy pro level gear that sys admins would encounter in advanced network setups with building wireless bridges. Would this be good to ask at SF ...
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Links to other portals at the top of the page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SO-Site Bar (Minimalistic) It could be nice if the links to the other portals were easier to acces. Maybe as a dropdown at the top of the page.
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Datadumps of SF, MSO and SU too?

Considering the interesting graphs and such that have been generated from the SO datadump, has it been suggested yet, or planned, to release datadumps for the rest of the trilogy-sites? I'm curious ...
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Can I ask security related questions without being framed as a hacker?

I am studying security with a pragmatic approach. Since someone pointed me to some "hacker" tools, I am testing the security of my own electronic assets. I have had many doubts since this, but I am ...
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“Stack-overview” a dashboard for cross site users [duplicate]

I have now signed up to the 4 sites and I am trying to swap between them easily. In my usual slackness and developer mindframe I was wonding if there were any plans to have an overview for a person ...
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Topics that don't belong anywhere OR could belong everywhere

I asked a question (which turns out to be pretty useless) but its the sort of thing that applies to both server fault and stack overflow. I have been told it should be on superuser now. What are the ...
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Implement a single front-end for searching and asking questions on any SO site

Note This isn't about centralizing the sites exactly, as in Jeff's blog post. I'm only suggesting here that the 'ask a question' and 'search' use cases have some access to the other sites. The ...
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Just how different are the communities on SO, SF and SU?

It is only logical that Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User attract different people, but my guess is that the intersection should be rather large. Yet it seems to me that people's behavior on ...
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Are similar questions allowed on two sites? [duplicate]

Are questions which are basically the same sites allowed on on two Stack Exchange sites? For example take a look at these two questions from Server Fault and Super User. Server Fault What is the ...
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Tie Stack Overflow account with Server Fault? [closed]

I used my Gmail login to provide an open ID on Stack Overflow, then when I did the same on Server Fault I expected it to use the same username and whatnot, but on Server Fault I am now "unknown(google)...
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Do Server Fault and Super User have to be separate from the Stack Overflow domain?

Having separate domains for Server Fault and Super User from that of Stack Overflow's, yet keeping Meta as Stack Overflow's subdomain seems arbitrary and unintuitive as opposed to the very intuitive ...
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What is the jQuery/Greasemonkey of Server Fault? And what will it be for Super User? [closed]

As a long-time user of Stack Overflow, I have noticed that a certain answer seems to be the 'catch-all' answer for that website: jQuery. It seems that if you have any type of question related to a ...
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Why do we need the trilogy instead of just one site?

As I see it, the only effect of having three sites instead of one is that questions in Server Fault and Super User are seen less and answered less. This just causes audience fragmentation ...
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Refresh on the frontpage

I usually keep SO and SF open in separate tabs of my browser and I check them from time to time for new questions I am interested in. To keep them up to date, I have to refresh the page every time I ...
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wrongly tagged “belongs-on-superuser”?

In the FAQ, the questions that belong on Server Fault are defined as follows: Please note that Server Fault is not for general computer troubleshooting questions; if you paid for that desktop ...
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Optional Single-user Single-Signon Idea

I think it might be a good idea to allow users of Stack Overflow / meta - Stack Overflow / Server Fault etc to be able to use the same user ID profile data. So for example, If I wanted to do so I ...
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Should deployment questions be asked on Stack Overflow or Server Fault? [duplicate]

I'm not sure where to ask a deployment question, Stack Overflow or Server Fault. It's kind of a crossover question. I need to be able to sort out the server requirements for deploying a click once ...
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Are some questions better served on stackoverflow or serverfault?

Before ServerFault, "as a developer", I'd probably have asked this question on StackOverflow. Because IIS is still technically part of our developer toolset I think the question would probably be ...
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Why can't I edit my migrated question? [closed]

I have a question at Server Fault that was migrated from Stack Overflow. I think the question is not related to my actual user in Server Fault. It's not a reputation problem, but more of a management ...
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Is it okay to repost my relevant Stack Overflow questions on Server Fault?

I've reposted a couple questions I originally posted on SO that seemed too server-y even at the time. It seems a bit silly to repost, but they're more suited to Server Fault. Is this frowned upon?

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