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Disagree with closed question

I have asked question and it was closed because it mentions iPhone and it is commodity hardware. But it also relates to how mobile operator interprets traffic from iPhone HotSpot and it also relates ...
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Why was my question closed then deleted?

This question was deleted by Ron Maupin but I disagree that this wasn't a business related question. I was tasked by our customer to resolve an issue where they were unable to access a remote server ...
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Yet another closed question based on the word “home” existing

Copper or Glass for Low Latency? This question was closed within just a few minutes of being asked as off-topic due to it being related to home networking. The OP even indicates that the initial ...
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A user can't access this per-site meta due to an issue with their account; their migrated post wasn't attached despite them having an account here

(I'm coming here from Meta Stack Exchange. I'm here because one of your users attempted to ask about one of their problems over on that site, where it was first marked off-topic as a site-specific ...
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Question immediately rejected on networkengineering.stackexchange.com for content irrelevant to the question

I don't spend much time on meta. So please give me a chance. I've been referred here by a mod. I took time to write up a detailed question, for a very specific network related question on auth ...
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I think “ICMP No Reply Found Issue” should have been on-topic

First, let me say no disrespect to Ron here. I just think this is the kind of question that is good for us. We have many questions closed as off-topic (for good reason), but this is the kind I think ...
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Why do people hesitate to upvote questions that they give an answer to?

If somebody answers a question, he must believe that the question is meaningful and contributes to the community. Then why people hesitate to give other people credit for asking questions? I think if ...
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What is the main motivation for top high rating users / moderators on StackExchange to help the community with answering questions?

Is it just the joy of giving back or you're just happy to learn new things while answering questions and figuring out things for others? I'll appreciate hearing different opinions and views.
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what is the precise scope of questions for “tools used by network professionals” in relations to the strictures on comparisons

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: what is the best way to block and intercept packets between a device and server Related to the question above but is not a "why was ...
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2019: 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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Question about debugging an ipsec VPN connection - off topic

I have the following situation: for an ipsec VPN endpoint, I am trying to troubleshoot failing connection and use vpnc tool. Is a question like this going into more detail of the output offtopic?
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Is this question off-topic?

I wonder if a network, for example internet, will take more or less energy if more compression is enabled. More compression would take more CPU and thus more energy but on the other hand it would be ...
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Question about VPNs between multiple doctor's surgeries closed as off-topic

I asked a question about networking - using IP masquerading or something to essentially expose a file server to multiple workers in a pair of doctor's surgeries. As is common in some parts of the ...
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Points awarded for a user being removed?

I have no idea what this is in relation to or why I got points for it. Any way to find out who this user is that got removed and why I got points for it?
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I disgree that this is off-topic; it is about routing and NAT, how to best use them together

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Strange traceroute behavior when using iptables/nat to redirect an IP I had previously posted this question under Server Fault, ...
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I disagree with my question being put on hold for being off-topic

I don't see how my question is off-topic: Symmetric NAT traversal in 4G LTE networks I get that I made some murky statement, especially something like "forcing the ISPs to abandon IPv4 in favour of ...
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I disagree with the closure of my question

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Does a per-device firewall configuration standard exist or is in the process of being specified? I disagree with my question being ...
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Stack recommendation

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Subnetting & Routing Path I'm stuck in trying to learn subnets and thought I'd find some help here, but was told that my ...
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Can we make the 'fiberchannel' tag a synonym of 'fibrechannel' (corrected spelling)?

The SAN technology's name is Fibre Channel. My tag reputation doesn't allow me to fix that misspelled tag.
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Off topic questions: Stack recommendation

I recently asked a basic networking question that could be considered as off topic for this stack. Fair enough, I get that you're trying to run something that is more tailored to professionals here. ...
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Would a question on fax compatibility with VOIP dialing protocol be on topic?

Can you let me know whether a question would be on-topic here? I want to ask a telephony theory question about fax hardware compatibility with the VOIP dialing protocol. My understanding is that ...
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IPSec is layer 4 or above?

I migrated this question from cryptography - as the acceptance or rejection of packages has usually little to do with cryptography. Now I can imagine that it gets closed here, but the reason given is ...
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Can you please add more “Why” into the Help centre?

When you're flying and you get the air craft training demonstration, they tell you Help yourself with the air mask before others. It annoys me that they don't say why because you can succum to hypoxia ...
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Expanding on-topic to include advanced features on platforms without paid support

Back in November I opened a meta discussion asking the community for feedback on what they felt needed to be changed to the types of questions the community felt should be on or off topic. We have ...
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Is a question off-topic, just because it is asked by a student?

In the help section What topics can I ask about here? education, certification and homework are listed as off-topic. I believe the ban of certification and education questions was meant to cover ...
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Clarification about rejected Flags

I have flag this Question for off topic But It was rejected. But it looks like a off topic because question does not contain any thing about Network engineering. I flagged because of this point " ...
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Assign a new public and static IP to a router behind my main router (on hold) - edited

@Ronmaupin @Zac67 Hi Gentleman, could you please check my post "Assign a new public and static IP to a router behind my main route" it's on hold, I edit the post to comply the rules of the group. I ...
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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, in ...
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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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