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Closed as dupe. Can't see duplicate link

I know the stack crew is messing with the close experience but I haven't heard anything about closing as dupe no longer offering a link to the dupe. Please let me know what's going on when I see this:
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How can I ask multiple questions in the same “question”?

I have asked multiple questions in the following thread: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/408184/server-side-javascript-rendering-ssr-from-java Since I have no previous ...
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Where should questions comparing different ways of doing the same thing in a given language go?

I'm perplexed about the relative merits of the three ways of getting a list of a dictionary's keys in Python. Obviously that is off topic for Stack Overflow because it is an opinion question (at least ...
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What is the purpose of making the question a link which redirects back to the same question

Reproduce: Go to Why would you store an enum in DB? Click on the title of the question The browser is redirected to the same question. Whenever I try copying the text of the question I accidentally ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Can the 'test question' feature be disabled in the the first posts review queue

I just wrote a detailed comment to a poster only to find out it was a test question and my work was in vain. I think this is silly. I don't want to spin my wheels and put thought into a comment for ...
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Reopen request for my question

I am requesting to have this question reopened. Because of a flag declined comment, I have been told to ask reopen requests on meta. This image serves as proof, even though this question is a ...
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Why can't I chat anywhere even though I am not suspended on software engineering?

Why can't I chat anywhere even though I am not suspended? What is the "Parent site?" The parent user is not suspended. Can someone tell me what is going on?
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Question about design rationale / history of CSS feature closed as “opinion-based”?

My question Inline HTML elements don't allow setting “width” - why is that? was just closed as "opinion-based". I'm a bit confused as to why. I'm not asking for opinion, I'm asking for the rationale ...
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Is the [recruiting] tag on topic?

The recruiting has been around for a while. That tag info appears to have been copied from Wikipedia. It has 14 questions, the 12 oldest of which are closed. Does this tag invite off-topic content?...
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Hostile community

I have been banned from the software engineering community for no real reason. My contributions were quite positive and in areas no one bothered to contribute. And even if they were not so positive, ...
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I'm banned after a well-received question?

My last question was this one: To show the difference between system VMs and JVMs. It was upvoted 3 times, though currently it's only 2. The answer is upvoted 3 times as well. The question isn't ...
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Moderators: stop deleting benign comments!

OK, I'm going to escalate this to a formal complaint. The active deletion of comments that are not harmful to the site has to stop. Under this answer, there was a brief but meaningful dialog in the ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Is it ok to try to enforce vague, opionated rules?

Sometimes, I see people go into the comments and post links like the following and starting discussions Why is asking a question on "best practice" a bad thing? But other times when I look ...
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Why was my comment deleted?

On this question, I left a comment to the effect of You should write equality tests that make sense for your specific object. This may or may not include all of the properties of said object. ...
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Why were the comments on this answer locked?

Why is JavaScript not compiled to bytecode before sending over the network? Really? Please use comments for improving or clarifying the provided answer, in a civil tone. Personal attacks and ...
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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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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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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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