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Let's allow network automation questions, such as ansible, Python used to administer routers, etc

I was sad to see a Python question about network automation closed today, but programming questions are always swiftly dealt with. I think this should change to increase good traffic within the NE.SX ...
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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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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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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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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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Historical questions: Yes or no?

I recently asked this question about the reasoning behind the choice of 192.168 as the standard internal IP block, and a moderator mentioned this: I used to think that answering historical ...
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What is our stance on vendor representative posts?

We all knew this was coming at some point. Employees of vendors or their sales partners jumping in to answer questions. Vendor employees or sales partners can be great resources to answer questions ...
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Are problems installing a network management software tool on or off topic?

Another point to discuss and clarify. When someone is trying to install a piece of software for network management, and having an issue, should that be on or off topic? Even though it is more of a ...
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Are route server or looking glass questions on topic for NE?

There is a posted question about a looking glass and it has already received several close votes as off-topic (an aside, this is done without comment, so there is no chance for the OP to improve their ...
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Are Telecommunications questions on-topic here?

A couple months ago I suggested the merge of two Area51 proposals: Network Engineering and Telecommunications. Turns out that the network were much faster, congratulations! So, are ...
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How do we work out a concept together?

I just noticed this question: Network-related regular expressions. Actually, it's not a question, but it's compiling some useful snippets for work, done by the original poster, with an invitation to ...
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