Pretty much everything in this tag needs deletion, but there are two old "merges" that make some of the questions impossible for the community to delete, namely:


merged by Yannis♦ Nov 6 '12 at 15:26
This question was merged with What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? [closed] because it is an exact duplicate of that question.


merged by maple_shaft♦ Oct 29 '12 at 18:33
This question was merged with What are the boundaries between the responsibilities of a web designer and a web developer? [closed] because it is an exact duplicate of that question.

I assume there's no need to reiterate why job definition questions are off-topic and delete-worthy, so could a moderator please nuke these for the rest of us?

  • does it make sense to historically lock "key differences"? 6 years old, 77K views, 3 top answers look respectable. Lower score answers look bad but not too awful - just "bad enough" to let readers see why this kind of questions is not welcome anymore
    – gnat
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 14:54
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    Honestly, I'd rather just nuke it and everything like it from orbit so we can move on with our lives and get back to answering good, on-topic questions instead of playing speculative and fruitless mindgames with the faceless masses and sometimes equally faceless powers that be. But maybe that's just me.
    – Ixrec
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 14:58
  • you mean, powers that be who can't even bother to do such a little thing as setting distinct background for historically locked posts, so that they make less of a broken window for inexperienced site visitors? Okay, consider me convinced
    – gnat
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 15:09

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I deleted both of these merge sources for you. Hopefully this allows you to cast delete votes on the merge targets if you so wish. I am not touching those for right now but if you are still blocked from casting a delete vote then let me know.

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