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Tag usage guidance

Tl; Dr Should I make a post in Meta to ask guidance for the usage of the tags without usage guidance that I'm considering to use in my next question before posting it? Tags are part of the core ...
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Is "citizen development" on topic in Software Engineering?

Tl;Dr: Are questions about citizen development, as defined by the Project Management Institute in the book of the same name, on-topic in Software Engineering? Several webpages from software vendors, ...
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How to determine which answer is most correct

My question, if there is ...a canonical way to format 'usage' output for a cli script? has two good answers. One addresses the question posed, but the other addresses my specific use case presented ...
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Are opinionated answers or a whole book the only way to answer a question about flaws in a development plan?

C# coding style, functional approach was closed for being opinion-based. But consider what was really being asked here. We were presented a development plan and asked if any problems are already ...
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Is the block against unregistered users asking questions still necessary?

Since 2012, unregistered users (users who haven't explicitly signed up for the site) have been prevented from asking questions (not answering questions) on this site. This block was implemented ...
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Asking a good question about identity management

Some of my questions were not accepted well; I'll try my luck with Meta first. To formulate the topic/subject: given an auth API for user/group management: create users with passwords, add them to ...
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Stack Exchange is in violation of the CC BY-SA 4.0 license agreement

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Does software engineering in C derive a new insight into the halting problem? Unless my deleted and locked posts are unlocked so ...
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Will removing link to author's own research paper be enough to make this question not spam?

This question is an extension of another meta post: Why were all of my points stripped on the basis of asking this question?. The original question was marked as spam, and deleted. The meta question ...
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Post notice for duplicating question does not show the duplicated question

Question: Why do we still use JavaScript? Do you have any idea?
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Why were all of my points stripped on the basis of asking this question?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Does software engineering in C derive a new insight into the halting problem? The official SE guidance on SPAM: How to not be a ...
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Reopen edited "Managing a project with an unfamilar programming language"?

I've edited out the offending resource request in Managing a project with an unfamilar programming language. I don't see yet another good close reason. Any chance we can get this reopened before it ...
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Is my question, about TypeScript and learning difficulties off-topic because I suggest supporting claims with evidence?

I asked https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/440554 and defined what I though were objective criteria, and hoped to leverage the site's expertise in a software engineering topic (I ...
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Do you think the word 'master' in master server or master node is offensive?

I just finished posting a question about Amazon OpenSearch on repost.aws. The question text contained multiple references to the master nodes that elastic search/open search needs to function properly....
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The share button on posts should be updated to reflect the existence of the shorter domain names

On July 21, the swe subdomain was added for Software Engineering, making swe.stackexchange.com a redirect to softwareengineering.stackexchange.com. Now that there is a shorter URL, this should be the ...
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What's not focused about my idiom-adoption question?

I've recently asked: Pros and cons of using the "die" idiom in C++? and the question was closed as unfocused. It has an answer and some comments, but no comment explaining why it is ...
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Should there be a shorter subdomain for the Software Engineering Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

A previous feature request has come up for attention by the development team. The idea is that "softwareengineering.stackexchange.com" can be quite long and annoying in the cases where ...
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How can this question be improved so that I can get an answer?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/439054/does-this-design-of-a-simulating-halt-decider-meet-the-requirement-that-hp-p-c Software engineers competent in C and the x86 language ...
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What's a reasonable delay before getting feedback from a reopen edit?

Context This question was closed because it was not focused enough. I've edited it within a day or two. As of writing this, 11 days have passed since my edit and I did not get any feedback. The ...
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If my ethics question is opinion-based, aren't all ethics questions opinion-based?

I've asked this question: Is it legitimate to track down a library maintainer who has disappeared? This is a question about whether something is ethical or not. Naturally, ethics are a matter of ...
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Bots, bots everywhere (a.k.a. I need a "report this suggested edit" button)

First of all, congratulations for tricking me into reviewing a suggested edit by showing me a dialog that informs me that I now have the privilege to review suggested edits, and then serving me, ...
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Vote to accept a question if it is worthy rather than to close when it is unworthy

It is my impression that most new questions on SESE are closed quickly, often rightfully so. This is problematic for a number of reasons. We have been urged to be friendly and welcoming. Having your ...
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A question was closed as duplicate even though the supposed duplicate was younger

I answered a question some years ago that was widely accepted to be the canonical answer to the very common question-- I think I had over a 200 upvotes and the answer alone added 2000 rep to my ...
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How can I update a terminology question so it can be answered with facts?

I am active on plenty of sites on the SE network, but I asked my first question on Software Engineering SE today: What is a Drop Release? asks about a definition of a term from release management. To ...
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Question deleted even though there are similar questions on the site

I fond similar questions on the site, so decided it was the right place to ask it here. I have provided those questions in the comments. And the question was not just closed, it was deleted by a ...
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Can I ask whether coding patterns are good or bad? If so, how should I ask?

I have a hard time with asking “is it okay”/“is it good practice” questions in ways that the community deems suitable for this site. I see popular and high-scoring questions about good/bad practices ...
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Is this SE site the appropriate one for “Figma architecture questions”?

I asked the following question on ux.stackexchange.com, but it got closed as off-topic. Also, I suppose it does not belong on neither Stack Overflow, graphicdesign.stackexchange.com nor superuser.com. ...
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I haven't asked a question in ages yet i still get barred from asking any new questions

Yesterday i've asked a question that wasn't received badly. In total it has received +1 vote. I'm trying to start a new question but i can't. Instead of the question form the following text appears: ...
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We are no longer accepting questions from this account?

Can anyone shed a light on this ? My last question received two answers, no criticism and it was as comprehensive as possible. One closed vote without citing a reason. One upvote and a downvote ...
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How is this question not focussed?

"Which programming languages support closures?" seems pretty straight forward and focussed? That is, there is a clear question, a reference to what closures are (so there cannot be confusion)...
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What´s wrong to ask about code checks in typescript

Following the rules, stackexchange/SoftwareEngineering is about this topics: If you have a question about... Software development methods and practices Requirements, architecture, and design Quality ...
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is this question about android policy about asking by one app for password of other app better for this site or for stackoverflow?

see https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/244815/on-which-android-versions-was-it-usual-for-apps-to-ask-inside-own-window-for-p . title: On which Android versions was it usual for apps to ask, ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Would a question along the lines of 'what is the link between one programming language and another' be on topic?

I am curious to know the relationship between a language I program in and another, older, language which influenced it. There is no specific aspect I'm interested in, it's more that I am interested to ...
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Is a question about git wrapping scripting adequate in this forum?

Is this question better/well-places in SE? "maybe it could be beneficial to have shortcuts similar to virtual environmentwrapper vs venv for standard activities with git which could be time ...
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does my question focused or still not?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Tips on converting UBER app for waste management app So I asked here to have some comment about the needs for reopening the ...
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Why was my question for reasons to initialize using arguments over member variables flagged as an "Opinion based question"?

In c++, Is there any reason to initialize using arguments over member variables ( Or vice versa )? A reason is different from an opinion. And I qualified that I was interested in whether there was a ...
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Why is asking if someone elaborated on a decision, an "Opinion based question"?

This question here: Why is/was Bjarne opposed to adding strong/opaque typedefs to the core language of c++? Is asking if Bjarne ever elaborated on why he opposed strong or opaque typedefs. It got ...
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Why my question about user storage is closed?

I have an issue while storing user data. Firstly post in on code review. Someone tell me that this site will be more appropriate. Such as I was doubting between both, I post it on Software Engineering....
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Is Software Engineering suitable for a question about unit testing? (I'm wondering about patterns for saving intermediate results of a method chain)

I'm working with big set of articles from a Website. I retrieve them by querying the database and apply to this data a set of methods. Let's write some pseudocode to clarify this context: List<...
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How is asking, "Is there formal terminology for storage of key value pairs?" an opinion based question?

"Formal" being the working term here. I did not ask what people "informally" thought. I asked Is there formal terminology for storage of key value pairs? And it gets closed for ...
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Can comments on deleted answers still be seen by the @user?

Somehow, not noticing I was reading the meta site or even reading the question properly, I mistakenly posted an answer to the wrong question: The OP is asking a question about (is a question ...
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Would a question about when to use (and not use) subdomains be on topic?

I was going to use subdomains to allow routing to various categories on a site, but someone advised against that approach (but didn't say why). For example, routes like baseball.example.com basketball....
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I think my post was mismarked as spam

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Could H correctly decide that P never halts? This SE meta post says, a post should be marked as spam only if it promotes a product, ...
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Can we get a tag-warning for [licensing] and [open-source] tags?

Yesterday, I learned about a feature of the SE sites which was new to me: tag-warnings. It appears to me those would be a perfect match for licensing and open-source, since both tags often indicate ...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

UPDATE: While the testing period has ended, this change has been well-received by the community so we have opted to not reset the votes needed to close/reopen to 5 while we look at data. Please let me ...
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Question closed for being "opinion-based" but I only asked for the name of a principle

A bit earlier, I posted this question : Has "Using the inappropriate technology bias" an official name? It has been down voted and closed for being opinion-based. I don't understand why ...
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Question about designing a schema - on topic?

I have an SQL schema and I have some doubts whether the schema is going to massively change in the future. The schema describes entities of a game like user, rooms, board etc. Would a question ...
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How can the OP improve this question further to get it reopened?

Concerning this question: Possible trajectories with time travel I see currently four close votes, casted before the OP's latest edit, which was made with the intention to make the question more ...
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is this the correct place to ask educational/review questions?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Any good resources on oracle PL/SQL for review or study? I recently posted a question here about educational resources, is ...
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Once a question starts getting downvoted, is it doomed?

This post was inspired by this question. Suppose a new user asks a question, but it isn't clear what the question is asking. Within minutes, it will start attracting down-votes and votes to close. At ...
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