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Site graduated! New design launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you see any CSS/styling bugs, please ...
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Rejecting a lot of tag wikis: A clarification

I've had to reject a lot of the suggested edits for tag wiki excerpts, probably leaving a lot of people wondering why. The most common problem I've see is tag descriptions that simply define the word ...
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Our set of tags

Well chosen tags improve the experience of the site regarding browsing and searching. If we would create some guidelines regarding tag names, we could get more consistent tags and avoid creating too ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Network Engineering's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They've replaced the pro-tempore crew* — please thank both teams ...
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Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

In about 5 hours, the nomination phase of the moderator elections is scheduled to end. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running than ...
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Moderators Pro Tempore - now served late!

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Network Engineering Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election ...
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Whatever happened to expanding on-topic subjects?

Quite some time ago, a question was posted here asking for opinions on whether our list of acceptable topics should be updated. There were several suggestions that seem to have received support, but ...
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2016 Community Moderator Election Results

Network Engineering's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for ...
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Right place for network automation questions?

I'm starting to get into network automation, specifically Python and Ansible with Cisco gear. Is this the right group for these types of questions or is there a better one? The questions I can think ...
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Winter Hats Are Coming Soon!

We'll do this again, as we've done in previous years. The Details This year's event will start on 14 December 2015 and run up to and including 03 January 2016. Users will be able to see all ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Recent (help/on-topic) Facelift

To date, we've had some unpleasant Help Center markdown in help/on-topic; if I was a newbie, I wouldn't want to read it. Before: We had Bare ALL CAPS headings Ugly pastel quote blocks Added ...
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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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How is Ubiquiti off topic?

As a long time SE user, but newcomer to networkengineering there seems to be some animosity towards Ubiquiti here -- mainly from not offering enterprise support. However Ubiquiti should be on topic ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What exactly is on and off topic?

This has been confusing me for quite some time. The on/off topic list seems quite clear. As a rough cut, professional networking, network design and protocols on topic, anything related to home ...
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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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2016 Community Moderator Election

The 2016 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Cleaning up posts only referring to dead links

Can we please regulate our behavior whenever we encounter useless comments or answers? I am not discussing external references. I simply want to know what I can do to get a post removed which does not ...
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Another Off-Topic Question?

I hate being stereotypical - but if you dont ask you dont get - and I was pointed here (twice in fact) to contest my question closure. Are there any edits I can make to bring this back into the 'on-...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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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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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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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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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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Alternatives to the "paid support" requirement

My question got closed by Ron Maupin with the justification that it contained the Mikrotik tag (the question was on-topic). The justification was that Mikrotik doesn't offer paid support, which is ...
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Commenting on off-topic questions

When marking a question off-topic, may I recommend that you politely direct the OP to the correct stack exchange? Saying something like Home networking is off topic here. You can ask this on ...
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Where should I ask BSS/OSS questions (most programming) regarding telecommunication?

I am a developer building BSS/OSS software. I have some questions regarding how to fit my software into industry standard. I am wondering where should I ask those questions? The questions will be ...
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"Community Bulleting Board" went away?

Did I miss a memo? :) Did the "Community Bulleting Board" feature -- the colored block that used to show things we[moderators] tagged with a certain tag -- go away? We used to have the "asking ...
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EIGRP vs OSPF: Opinion Based?

Is the question EIGRP vs OSPF primarily opinion based, (or at the very least, far too broad for this format), and therefore subject to closure? The question in question: EIGRP and OSPF are both ...
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My question was closed without an answer but I see other similar questions answered

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: In an IGMP V2 membership report message, isn't the destination Ethernet address based on the multicast group IP address? What I was ...
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Assistance with asking: What is the internet backbone?

Disclaimer - I know this question is vague. Please read till the end. What is the tier structure of internet connections (the physical trunk lines) ? Which companies/organizations/governments ...
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What tools used by Network Engineers on-topic

Are common tools used by network engineers on-topic. Specifically referencing post “Monitor http traffic in Mac OSX”.
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Programming has a home in Enterprise Networking

This stack exchange is not true to the nature of the next generation of network engineers. There are new questions in enterprise networking with regards to automation, orchestration, buzzword and we ...
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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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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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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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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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2018: a year in moderation

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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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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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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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Off-Topic Question Clarification

My question is around questions like this: How do Telco's reduce your network speed? I completely agree that questions about networks outside of our control should be off-topic. In the linked ...
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Question closed too soon? #36524 bridge-two-subnets-together

I think this question was closed too soon. The subject is certainly within the realm of this site. There are many solutions to the OP's problem -- some would entail adding network devices, and some ...
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putting a flag for "grandfathered but now off topic questions" like SO does

I see several questions about DNS that are upvoted and have accepted and upvoted answers. Examples: 1) Is it possible to get a listing of all DNS records that have a given CNAME? 2) Why do some AAAA ...
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