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Establishing Core Users

The beta guidelines suggest that we should have a number of users with 2000-3000 rep. Should we vote more aggressively in order to meet the guidelines?
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Are capital-fixing edits necessaries in question titles?

I wonder if it is worth, and accepted, to edit questions just to fix a missing capital letter at the beginning of the question title. Or the beginning of the second sentence if there is one in the ...
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We need your questions - now!

You are reading this post on meta - great! So you are interested in this site, and very probably you have been watching it for some time. Seeing the questions come in, do you think, it's launching? ...
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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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Site is not registering my last daily vote

I am unable to continue upvoting questions as I have reached my daily voting limit of 40 votes(which is expected). When I try to upvote a question, I get a red pop-up message that indicates that I ...
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Does Stack Exchange have a place for open-ended questions and/or discussion?

Within the Stack Exchange structure is there a place for discussions and general sharing of information? In addition to specific questions and their answers I'd love to have a place where I can ...
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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....
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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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Should we avoid manufacturer prefixes in tags in general?

This is a bit related to the question about prefixing tag names for equipment with manufacturer's name. For example, currently we have such tags: cisco-nexus-1000v, cisco-ios-15, cisco-catalyst, ...
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Are questions about specific devices off topic?

Are questions about a specific product off topic? For example, about problems with a certain hardware model, questions about upgrading a specific product. It's already discussed if comparison and ...
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No points earned for *answers* to meta questions, right?

...I was thinking it looks nicer to post two answers for the yea/nea sort of meta questions. (to wit Storage Networking On-Topic? ) BUT, I don't want it to seem that I'm trying to game the system for ...
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Will questions about iptables, or other host-based firewall software, be on topic?

I suspect we are going to see a lot of questions about iptables, (and other flavors of on-host firewall/packet filtering.)
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Storage Networking On-Topic?

With the advent of converged switching fabric, there is a great potential for overlap between storage and data networking. Being an integral part of the data center environment, I feel that the ...
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Where is the “community wiki”?

Dumb question: Where is the community wiki? I've seen mention of wiki pages for answer common things. I also saw mention, (in the review interface,) that too many edits on a question/answer can kick ...
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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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What was the actual “commitment” we all made?

I remember it being specific, like providing a certain number of answers during the beta. (I'm being serious here.) In Area51 is says, currently, 0% of us have fulfilled our commitment. (That's fine, ...
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Drumming up site traffic from other SE sites?

Note: SE has asked that we NOT do this. See the accepted answer below. I've been keeping an eye on the questions feed from Server Fault. When I see juicy questions that should be here on NE, I've ...
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Bring your questions out from Area51

I think people should post their sample questions from proposal stage, out on the Beta site. Everyone probably invented their sample questions, but they were upvoted as being good questions. I think ...
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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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Certification/Education questions

April 2014 update: This is now listed on the what can I ask here? page's list of off-topic subjects. The consensus here seems to be that this site should be limited to technical discussion. However, ...
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Does the scope of this site extend to virtual networking?

For example vDS or Nexus 1000v. Example here.
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What tag to use for optical networking?

There's already a fiber for fiber questions, but I think we need another tag for optical networking (ROADM/DWDM/etc). I suppose it could just be optical-networking but that's doesn't really roll off ...
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What’s our “elevator pitch”?

#5 from The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to describe your community to them. What would ...
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What should be in the FAQ?

What do we want the FAQ for this site to look like? What are some on and off-topic topics? We want to avoid 'which is better' questions like OSPF vs MPLS, since they can not be canonically answered.
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Are questions like “Cat5e vs Cat 6” on topic?

Are they on topic? Should we make one big community wiki, about the different cat5(e)/6(a)/7?
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Should telephony questions relating to technologies like TDM be considered on-topic?

I know that in the most basic sense "Network Engineering" has an implication that it's IP Network Engineering, but I feel like this would be a great place to talk about telephony-based networks as ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

Things are looking fairly generic right now, it will need some sprucing up before public release!
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Are questions regarding specifc device selection on or off topic?

Usually "shopping" questions are considered off topic in Stack Exchange sites, however in this site should there be an exception?
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Answer of questions

I have noticed people are choosing to answer their own questions. Is this apart of the go-to-live from the proposal stage or people answering anything? The idea of asking a question is generally ...
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BEST PRACTICE: prefix tag names for equipment with manufacturer's name (eg “cisco-”)

PROBLEM-- If we have tags with just specific model numbers, we'll quickly have a sea of tags. People can mention the specific model in their question, and searching will turn it up. SOLUTION-- We ...

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