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7 years old closed as off-topic question (4 years ago) being edited

I know that sometimes tags are being removed and old questions are edited. Today a 7 years old question closed 4 years ago as off-topic received two (103 rep) updates (3917 rep) that only fixes ...
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Has it ever been possible to share credit for an answer between multiple responses?

If not, do we feel this could be something that is worth adding in future iterations of this site? Those with long memories may recall that this was possible on Experts Exchange which was a precursor ...
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Is this question on-topic here?

Not sure if SE is the right place to ask, so checking first... I am writing a web-based app for use in a private office (local network, no outside access). We have an agreement that they are not to ...
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Can moderators please provide me links to all my posts that have been deleted?

Can moderators please provide me links to all my posts that have been deleted? I am constantly looking for some posts but realize they have been deleted and how cheerful it is. For example, I am ...
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Why is the question “Is it a bad design for a programming language to allow spaces in identifiers” primarily opinion based?

I was checking the "top questions of week" and I just saw the following question was put on hold with the reason "primarily opinion based": Is it a bad design for a programming language to allow ...
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Introduction of the new tag: “TTS”

I am somehow concerned about missing tags in Software Engineering, on Stackoverflow, several terms can be found quite easily, whilst they are missing on Software Engineering, e.g. TTS. Is it possible ...
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Does this site support questions asking to evaluate alternative solutions to a problem and if yes, how can I ask them?

This is how I tend to use this site (and other SE sites): I work. I run into a problem I cannot solve myself (at least not easily, without devoting very substantial time or effort I cannot now devote)...
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What's wrong with this question about React event handling conventions?

Is there a standard convention for onChange handlers for react components? This question attracted -3 votes within the first hour of posting. It relates to function signatures for onChange on React ...
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Is this welcoming behavior?

Just now, I came across this question: Structure AWS environment following best practices I have recently completed "AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner 2019" from aCloud.Guru. The course essentially ...
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Are questions about terminology and canonical definitions on topic here? [duplicate]

This question I asked here: What do you call the state reducer pattern used by redux? Has not been well received (-2, and two close votes for requesting tutorials/tools, at time of posting this ...
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The community needs your support! Can you provide it?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you're fully aware of the problems plaguing the network right now. Effectively, this site is now un-moderated. Two moderators have ...
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I'm resigning as a moderator from all Stack Exchange sites

I'm resigning as a moderator from all Stack Exchange sites, effective today. I didn't make this decision lightly, frivolously or suddenly. A persistent pattern of corporate missteps, and a ...
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Can you help me in finding a way to phrase or a community where I can have an answer to the following question?

We are often building and testing new file formats. We are looking for a list of features and standard figure of merits of a file format for comparison and evaluation. For instance, writing and ...
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Is discussion of models for hiring, promoting, and reviewing developers on-topic discussion?

Background tl;dr question is at the bottom I am currently working as a middle manager for a mid-market manufacturing company that has an IT department consisting of: 6 developers (one lead, two ...
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Drive-by downvoters?

I gave an answer to a python question and got a downvote pretty quickly. No comment, so I asked (somewhat humorously) what caused the downvote. Then I got another downvote, and my comment was deleted. ...
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What's wrong about this question?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Why (lots of) developers prefer whitespacing everywhere? The question is about coding-style, I confirmed that I've asked the ...
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Can I ask about changes in Programming Language version changes here?

Can I ask about changes in Programming Language version changes here? Is this appropriate for SE? Context: I wanted to ask if I can ask here what was changed since JDK 1.8 to 1.12, since I was ...
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What can be done about repetitive posting of homework questions?

There has been a number of repetitive postings of what seems to be unedited homework questions ("what is the best technique to..."), apparently from first-time users probably going through some kind ...
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Stack Overflow for Teams is now an official sponsor for Software Engineering

Last year I announced a "site sponsorship" program aimed at industry and project-team leaders to help drive more support to these sites. You can read more about how Site Sponsorships work below: Site ...
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“Most common “Y2K-style” bugs today” … Keep or Delete?

This mildly interesting question has a respectable number of views, but it's clearly off-topic, it being a "make-list" question. I've looked through the answers, and frankly I don't see a whole lot ...
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Why has my question been considered off topic and deleted?

I posted a question about architecture of a front-end application, and it has been closed as off topic, without any explication regarding why it would be off-topic : https://softwareengineering....
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Is flagging one comment as not needed anymore enough?

Here's an example of a question that's a bit older. The last edit of the question has been 3 years ago. At this point it seems clear that the comments there are not going to be used to improve the ...
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My question was simultaneously answered, put on hold, and finally deleted. Why, and how can I improve my question?

Regarding this question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/393863/how-to-intelligently-discover-and-track-meaningful-changes-in-html-with-a-c-qt I laughed, because the answers/...
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Abuses of closing and deleting posts suppress normal participations: call for moderation on abuses from privilleged users

I think the deleting and closing of my posts are very much questionable. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/393891/is-broker-a-design-pattern-and-mentioned-in-design-patterns-by-...
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Why there's not quick acess to our favorite questions?

I wonder why there's no quick access to our favourite questions neither on the web app nor the mobile app, especially on the mobile app where I think it's not even possible (at least on Android). On ...
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Why questions about “the correct way” are too broad

Questions of the following form are often closed as too broad: "Review My Design" "What is the Best Practice?" "Will my approach work? Is it viable?" "Is this the correct / preferred / accepted / ...
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Tag Synonyms / Merging: Estimates

Right now, we have 4 estimation tags on SESE: estimation and its unmerged synonym time-estimation (239 questions), cost-estimation (29 questions), and workload-estimation (11 questions). I present ...
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Question closed for duplicate - while the reason why I though the duplicate was not a duplicate is removed?

Well I had a question regarding releases and continuous delivery methods. Rightfully someone initialy showed the "same" question. However that question was about option "A" and "B", - and the answers ...
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What can be done about the misuse of the “primarily opinion-based” close vote?

The question, Why not program our video text terminals/terminal emulators to use something JSON or XML on the backend instead of ANSI escape sequences? was closed yesterday by the admin, Robert Harvey....
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First off-topic close reason text should be updated for new Stack Overflow phrasing

Recently, Stack Overflow changed the "mcve" (Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable Example) phrase to "mre" (Minimal Reproducible Example). While the old links still work, the new canonical link is to ...
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How can I ask this question better? [duplicate]

I really tried to write this question in such a way that it was not a shopping question. I've been using stackoverflow and similar sites for a long time and know why shopping questions and opinion ...
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Have the mods started censoring close votes?

For the question, Best way to deal with non-developers in a scrum team, I voted to close the question as it's nothing to do with software engineering and belongs (if it belongs anywhere) on the ...
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How else should I have asked my question in order to not get deleted

In this question I asked, I first got downvoted twice without having any clue where my mistake was. I've never minded downvoting, but if someone wants me to ask a question the right way, or ask a ...
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Why was my valid edit rejected?

I want to draw attention to other mods regarding rejection of the edit here, https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/202550 This post seems directly related to object ...
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Why was this question directly closed as primarily opinion based and directly removed? [duplicate]

I have recently asked Is there a short term to describe long technical terms abbreviations? which is related to software development terms such as i18n. I have quickly got an answer that pointed to ...
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How to deal with cross-site duplicate closed posts

Stackoverflow is not accepting any post from my account due to some low quality auto/self deleted posts with negative net scores. Response of the site is as follows, You have reached your question ...
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Historical lock (or deletion) for these questions?

Going through some older, closed questions, I found these ones here: Studies on how noise affects productivity of programmers Techniques for getting off the ground in any language How to choose ...
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We are no longer accepting questions from this account

When I try to post a question in software engineering site of SO, it gives me below message and I cannot post any. Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [modelling] → [modeling]

Please merge tag modelling (20 questions) into modeling (138), and make them synonyms. Neither of tags has wiki, but questions in both appear to be about the same topic and per my reading of Grammar ...
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Would “Has <programming practice> ever gone badly wrong” questions be on topic here?

I'm wondering if questions about whether a given programming practice has ever been the cause of a large problem, would be on topic here. Note that when I say "programming practice" I mean a way of ...
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Example of incorrect close voting

So this question : Why do we still have programming languages that rely on indentation / white space? put on hold a opinion based, when we have this question: Why should a language prefer ...
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Should we request a question wizard for questions on Software Engineering?

Stack Overflow now has a question wizard called "guided mode" to help newer users asking questions. I clicked through it and it does an excellent job of putting caution tape around the typical ...
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Why the question got deleted?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: OAuth2 separate Authorization Validation Server trust Why the question got deleted? And why no reason was specified/can be ...
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How to ask about “How to write specification for a web application?”

I'm a software developer, and I have a friend who isn't (maybe call him an aspiring product manager) He has an idea for a web application, and wants to write a design or specification for it: So ...
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Am I overreacting when ordered to stop violating rules I didn't violate?

After reading the question How to architect a globally distributed website, from an IP address perspective, I considered that in its current form, the question may be off-topic. I saw the discussion ...
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Questions linked by meta questions shouldn't be permanently deleted

I recently asked a question about terminology/'is there a name for this' that was promptly deleted. So then I looked on the software engineering meta to see 'are questions about terminology on topic?...
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How could I make this question more “clear”?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/384917/why-would-i-not-need-to-run-e2e-tests-slowly-if-i-want-to-debug-them I asked this question a few months ago but deleted it because I was ...
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Arguing with answers VS expressing ideas

I'm talking about this edit of Why not use SQL instead of GraphQL?, a quite controversial question by me. Basically, I got a lot of enlightening comments and answers from this community, but I'm ...
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Can this question be salvaged?

This question How to write maintainable event code in C#.NET? was closed by Robert Harvey (and deleted afterwards by others). I add a picture of the question for those lacking privileges to read it: ...
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Broaden Allowed Questions : Project/Team Management

I am wondering why the following question has been downvoted How to distribute code reviews workload in a small team? Clearly, code reviews and team dynamics are not pure software engineering. But ...

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