Is it okay to ask how to host a minecraft server using linux or windows and having the community come up with a massive HOWTO?

I have begun one using a specific architecture (webmin and Ubuntu Linux) for another question but I feel that helping individuals get one started on a Vanilla linux or Vanilla windows server may benefit us greatly.

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    I'd write it as a blog post if it'd be a massive how-to – MBraedley Dec 31 '13 at 1:48
  • Or even, as a question with an answer linking to said blog post . . . – David M Dec 31 '13 at 4:08
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    blog.gaming.stackexchange.com – 3ventic Dec 31 '13 at 12:50
  • @3ventic holy crap I didnt even know we had that. – Cole Busby Dec 31 '13 at 20:55
  • Last blog was posted before I joined so it doesn't seem like it's too active. – 3ventic Dec 31 '13 at 20:59
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    @3ventic Well Maybe getting something informative on it may be useful for traffic then. – Cole Busby Dec 31 '13 at 21:14
  • I'd at least post a summary of the method as part of the answer, and not just link it to a blog post, if you're going to do something like that. – Zibbobz Jan 9 '14 at 21:52

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    Do note that when posting your own question and answer together, each one absolutely needs to stand on its own; the question must be something that would be acceptable without your answer, and the answer must be a valid answer to the question asked. – Billy Mailman Jan 1 '14 at 20:49

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