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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Closed Reason [Not enough details]

In the interest of moving forward with making the close reasons more user-friendly, is it possible to add a whole new reason? The most prevalent reason I see for closing a question is because there ...
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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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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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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

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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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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What is the forum to discuss topics related to internet traffic engineering?

I am unable to find a correct forum to post my questions. This must be a dilemma for people treading in boundaries. I have a few questions related to traffic engineering. Where should I post? Here, I ...
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Wireless CCTV Network reactivation question Entertained?

Are CCTV network questions entertained?
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Are HP Certs Legit?

My medium sized company uses primarily Procurve products. In an effort to learn some of the academic items that I may have breezed over during my self-taught efforts of the past and also to have ...
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Self-taught networking. How do you get examples?

I'm not sure if this question would be on topic, so I'm asking here first, so it could be answered or re asked on the forum, or just removed. I've been watching videos and reading about networking. My ...
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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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Where do I go to ask this question

I have a question about my Network Engineering Stack Exchange post: Need recommendation for VPN router features I was mainly asking for protocol recommendations. Please direct to me the appropriate ...