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Best direction forward for “On Hold” question

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Thousands of Random MAC Addresses in Wireshark WLAN packet capture (single channel) I had flagged for moderator action to move the ...
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Why was my question to reopen another question deleted from Meta

Within the last month, I asked a question about reopening this question. I stand in utter amazement that somehow my valid Meta question disappeared. I ask: Why was my meta question deleted? Who did ...
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Unabel to ping or ssh from a client to other client in openvpn

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Unabel to ping or ssh from a client to other client in openvpn Set up an OpenVPN server on VPS(S) I was in need to ssh to office ...
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Disputing duplicate closure

This question - which I will call "Question A" was closed as a duplicate of Question B, but I think it was done too hastily. Question A asks for a way to find out what user performed the last ...
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unupvote without any change in question?

This is my question, yesterday I realized it is unupvote and I understand you can not downvote or unupvote a Q or A unless it has been edited. look at my question and see last time was edited and ...
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Site charter question with regards to “best-practices” tag [edited]

The stated intent of the Network Engineering site is: Network Engineering Stack Exchange is for asking questions about professionally managed networks in a business environment. There is little ...
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What should we have in NE “How to Ask” box?

I am concerned about how unfriendly it seems to new users that we invite them to Ask a Question but don't put helpful information next to them when they do. It turns out that Stack Exchange has two ...
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Please reopen question about physical travel affecting wifi connectivity

A new user posted a question about speed of travel affecting wifi, which was closed as Too Broad. It seems a perfectly reasonable network theory question with pretty straightforward answers about ...
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Any way to add prominent link to On-Off Topic Guidelines?

Every day we get quite a few questions which are closed almost immediately by our vigilant moderators for being duplicates or off-topic, for example the very common network mask, home network, and ...
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New to Stack Exchange, suggestions where to move question?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Why are phone calls into company numbers so groggy and distorted? This questions got marked as off-topic. Any suggestions where to ...
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Network Engineering Canonical Questions or FAQ

Our sister site, Server Fault, has a wiki of “canonical questions” that provide comprehensive answers to the most-often asked questions. We decided to create a similar list of questions and answers ...
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Points for comments

I notice that Server Fault awards users two rep points for upvoted comments. Should we implement the same feature? I don't know how many other sites have the same feature, so I don't know if SF is ...
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Single-vote hold on question

I had a question (Does ARP work in the presence of MAC Masquerading) which got two up-votes and one following-star within two hours of its posting (indicating that people seem to have understood and ...
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Proposal to reopen “Analyze traffic by AS”

A recent question asking for recommendations on analysing traffic by ASN was closed for Resource Request, against topic rules. Given this is an important non-beginner networking problem, easily ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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What is the meaning of <insert your networking term here>?

A lot of students (and others) ask questions on this site regarding the meaning of many networking terms. Some ask for simple definitions, while others want to know if a term applies in a particular ...
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Can we err more on the side of leaving questions open when multiple interpretations exist and some might be off topic/too broad?

I've edited the title to better reflect what I was wanting from this post. The initial title was written in haste, and (admittedly) in frustration as this isn't the first time this has occurred. (See ...
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Network Engineering updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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100% networking-related question put on hold as off-topic

This is a reopen request for this question, which was put on hold as off-topic for being configuration-related. I've provided quotes from the help center that contradict this decision, however the ...
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Widen scope of on/off topic consultation

An adjacent question on meta is canvassing opinions about what should be on and off topic. A suggestion I made was deleted by moderators, before my accompanying explanation was written. Suggestion: ...
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Disagree with what is on/off topic here? Join the discussion! Community feedback needed

Most of the discussion for what was on/off topic by this community took place early in the life of the community before many of the currently active members had joined us here. While there have been a ...
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Could we unify tags [port-channel] and [etherchannel] as it appear to be the same thing

I have asked this question what is the difference between port-channel and etherchannel And it appear to be the same. isn't the tag combinaison a source of confusion ?
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Are questioins about SSTP (VPN) off topic

SSTP is a VPN variant that enables PPP traffic on top of SSL/TLS. As it works on top of SSL/TLS it can be considered above OSI layer 4. Are the questions about operation of SSTP VPN off topic on ...
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Proposal: Add new tag “advanced-wireless”

The aws says it means "Advanced Wireless Systems". There are however only 13 question with this tag, and all except possibly two are written obviously thinking it's Amazon Web Services. Option 1: ...
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Can I ask networking vender's product information there?

I have a question about bellow list: Juniper vSRX NG 17.3, 18.X Juniper vMX 14.1.4R8 Juniper vMX 16.1R3.10, 17.X, 18.X VCP (control plane node) Juniper vMX 16.1R3.10, 17.X, 18.X VFP (forwarding plane ...
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Can I ask Virtual Network related post on Network Engineering site? [duplicate]

I created an post The Virtual Network in the Super User Site. It's content mainly is the Virtual Machine can not connect to the Internet. Because this is Virtual Network related, so I want to know ...
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Commenting but not answering

I am noticing that a lot of people answer questions in comments rather than formal answers. I don't understand this. Doesn't that mean the question will stay on the home screen as unanswered, or am I ...
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Where should I ask this question?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Should I configure router as bridge? I don't know where is the right place to ask it. ¿Super User, or there is a more specific ...
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Intersection of networking and virtualization? [duplicate]

I recently asked a question about networking and virtualization which was marked off-topic: Why aren't packets being passed along Linux bridge to a container?. If it was purely about ...
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Correct place for network development and theory questions?

As far as I have understood correctly this SE site is NOT the correct site for the following two types of questions: Questions about network protocol theory Example: "How is a packet routed if the ...
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About DHCP behavior?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: What ports does DHCP typically use other than 67 & 68 Hello, Could you give more reasons why asking more details about the ...
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Correct procedure for inadvertant privacy breach?

What's the correct procedure if accidentally one posts private information such as a password?
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Cabling issues and tools on topic?

As I just had a question of mine put on hold for questionable on-topic-ness, I thought it might be worth discussing the issue here, since I don't think it's adequately handled by the existing rules. ...
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This question is put on hold and is explictly marked as on topic by the guidelines [duplicate]

This question was marked on hold. According to the guidelines "servers operating as a router/switch/firewall;" is explicitly on topic here. Just because this question contains the words "VM" and ...
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Question put on hold

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Linux VRF and Multicast IP I don't believe that this is off-topic, this is not about host/server configuration.
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Are any OSI layer4 network protocols on-topic?

Quite often we seen comments like "protocols above Layer4 in the OSI model are off-topic": (emphasis mine) Question: Are there any OSI layer4 (or above) network protocol questions which are on-topic?
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Reason for this DHCP question being off topic

DHCP discovery ingnored by servers I asked a question about the DHCP protocol ("Which part of the protocol do I not understand") and was given a comment indicating that at least one of the close ...
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Diagram generator to enhance the Q&A editor?

On our sibling site Raspberry Pi Stack Exchange the Q&A editor has a build-in schematic drawing tool. Inspired by "How do I add a schematic to my question?" - Raspberry Pi Meta Stack Exchange I ...
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network-restart-command-doesn't-work-in-root-but-works-in-home-directory

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Network restart command doesn't work in root but works in home directory
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After close the question, why do you delete it?

Link of the question: https://networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/50591 A guy marked my question as off-topic. Ok, then I researched on my own, and get the answer: https://github.com/...
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Why was my question considered off-topic?

This question was marked as "off-topic" : divide a network into 2 unequivalent subnetworks The reason stated was : Unfortunately, education, certification, or homework questions are off-topic ...
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Why is my question about auto-configuring an enterprise router off topic?

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: dnsmasq not responding to Cisco tftp broadcast requests (tftp://255.255.255.255/network-confg) I'm trying to query the knowledge of ...
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Why is this question on hold?

This question got put on hold, but it seems to fall perfectly within the boundaries of what the forum is for. Thoughts?
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After Six months, my question is offtopic?

I asked a question about how IFTOP accounts for protocol bits. There was one answer, which provided no insight greater than that which I had figured out on my own before asking the question. A few ...
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What is the scope of Network Engineering community?

I keep seeing sometimes the question being marked as 'off topic' and don't get a clear reason why it is marked so. I would like to understand what is the scope of Network Engineering community. Where ...
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Help Center Phrasing

Awhile ago I asked why Mikrotik was off-topic, and I was met with the paid support requirement response, which was completely correct. I've somewhat given up on trying to figure out an alternative, ...
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Does Network Engineering have a question timeline or history of all events occurred?

Reason behind question is similar to: Is there a way to see the history of changes made to a question or an answer? The following page only mentions this kind of feature for SO, SF, and SU: Feedback ...
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Home network questions, Create a new SE “Home network”

I have seen a lot of home related questions getting rejected according to the charter for this group, and that's OK. To meet the need for home/amateur questions, could the solution be to create a new ...
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In what way is this question off-topic?

Bridging VLAN trunks on RouterOS Some 4 years after being posted, this question of mine concerning 802.1q VLAN interface/trunk configuration on Mikrotik/RouterOS devices was closed as off-topic. ...
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Question solved but solution not available for disclosure, how to proceed?

I did a follow up this morning to a question from last year for which I was curious what could have happened as it was silent. Through the comment section I inquired the person that ask to provide an ...

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