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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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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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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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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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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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Specifically exclude small business or SMB equipment/networks in “on-topic” description

I am not talking about the merits of what is on- or off-topic on this site, I am making a suggestion for updating how that is described in the help center under "What topics can I ask about here". I ...
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Mention on tour page that this site is first and foremost about enterprise-grade stuff

It's mentioned already on the [help/on-topic] page but it might be also worth adding to the tour page.
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Automatic “off-topic” warning based on keywords

I saw here that S.E. allows to filter some keywords in a subject. I suppose the same could be done in the question body. I was wondering if we could configure some automatic warning upon detection ...
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Could we get more options added to “This question belongs on another SE site”

If you vote to close a question because it is off topic at Network Engineering SE, but on topic elsewhere, there isn't really a built in consistent way of indicating where that question should have ...
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Add Comment help text

I noticed on another stack exchange site, when you clicked "add comment", you got a little run down on the mini-markup in the comment section: This doesn't exist in the Network Engineering SE. Is ...
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Tags for storm control

I'm coming from Serverfault I just opened my first question here on Network Engineering. Since we're in beta, I would like to recommend the tag "storm-control", and since I don't have 300 reputation ...
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SE Feature Req: Can we edit our “too broad” close message?

Background We do not want to have to add comments when closing things. (It slows us down.) We've already had a discussion about adding an additional close reason for "not enough details". This ...
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unexpected close/bounty interaction

Turns out that a question with an open bounty cannot be migrated to another stack. This question is off-topic. But, it does have an up-voted answer, so that would lead me to migrate it to Super User, ...
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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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Can SE auto-add a comment based on the close reason?

A while back, I started pasting in carefully crafted text clippings before I press the moderator-instant-death-close button. Aside from that being extra work, it obviously doesn't happen when the ...
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Possibility of Alternative URLs

What would the process be to change our URL to something more "snappy" than networkengineering.stackexchange.com? 10+ syllables is quite a mouthful to use when attempting to get the word out to ...
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Ban the “network” and “networking” tags

I would like to suggest banning the network and networking tags. Any question we ask on this site is by definition a network question. As such, these tags wind up being a magnet for off-topic ...
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Preformated Text with Bold/underline, etc

After banging my head against the wall on this question, I resorted to simply using lots of BR HTML tags so that I could markup the answer to highlight certain parts. Surely, however, I'm not the ...
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IPv6 access to Net Eng Stack Exchange (Or any other SE site for that matter)

Is there a roadmap from the SE staff to get native IPv6 access to networkengineering.stackexchange.com? Or as the title says, to any Stack Exchange site? I've found several questions over on the ...
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NE migration targets?

Some of the other Stack Exchange sites have options for marking questions as "off-topic here, but suitable for [other site]". I notice that the majority of NE off-topic questions seem to be ...
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List question “on hold” in the “off-topic” section in Help?

Could the off-topic section in Help include a link that showed some/all of the questions which have been put 'on hold' because they were deemed 'off topic'? That would give new users a very quick ...
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Tagging more than one user in a comment

I don't see why we shouldn't be able to tag more than one user in a comment - I understand that a comment should only be a reply to either the OP of the question or answer, or a direct comment reply, ...
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How to mark multiple good acceptable answers?

I often find that when I ask a question, I receive multiple answers that are equally well. However, the system only lets you mark a single question as "answered." Is there any way around this, or ...
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When does acronym need expansion and when it is considered tautology?

This closely relates to these posts Acronym expantion Inbound BGP load-balancing from same ISP router It would seem tedious to always expand BGP or LAN, I think we can reasonably assume people on ...
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Wish the “got a question about the site…” banner would go away

It looks like other sites (e.g., stack overflow) eventually shed the "got a question about the site itself?" hint box about the meta site. It is a great hint for new users. So maybe it could stay ...
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Is there any way to view listings of answers directly?

Is there anything analogous to the 'Questions > Recent' and 'Questions > Votes' view of questions? I was thinking it would make it easier to glance through the newest answers, simply to see them, but ...
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An indicator showing when there are items one can review?

(or remind me on which other meta site I should ask this...) Would be great if the little 'review' link had some indicator when there were items for review. As it is, we have to click the review link....