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Previous Discussion: Follow-Up 3: New Site Name and Help Center Discussions


After approval from Ana, I published the discussed updates to the Help Center's /help/on-topic page and the site's /tour. In the near future, we should be hearing from her about the timeline of the technical implementation for changing our site's name and domain.

Please leave any feedback here about these changes.

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    Congratulations! – candied_orange Sep 16 '16 at 3:16
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    The Help/About page looks fantastic, Thomas. – Robert Harvey Sep 16 '16 at 4:53
  • bullets in "poor fit" section don't refer meta guidance, is this intended? In the past we made such bullets linked per Help Center tuning: “help/on-topic/and it is not about…” += references to meta guidance – gnat Sep 16 '16 at 6:12
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    Very good! (Just found a typo on the site's tour page, in the second line of the initial paragraph, I am sure you find it by yourself, too ;-). – Doc Brown Sep 16 '16 at 7:04
  • Thomas, I want to request that after site rename and respective URLs change SE team would configure one-flag removal for Stack Overflow comments containing "programmers.stackexchange". Would an answer here be an appropriate place for such a request? – gnat Sep 16 '16 at 7:18
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    @DocBrown Fixed, thanks! – Thomas Owens Sep 16 '16 at 9:32
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    @gnat (1) Yeah. I missed that. I think I had two tabs open. I'll fix that at some point today. (2) I'd bring that up on Meta.SO after the change, since it's a change to a feature on that site. Plus, it may give some more visibility to us and our new name/clarified scope. – Thomas Owens Sep 16 '16 at 9:34
  • my past experience at Math meta suggests that requesting this at MSO may be a risky venture. :) But your point about giving more visibility sounds too tempting, guess I'll give it a go – gnat Sep 16 '16 at 9:38
  • @gnat I can post it if you'd like me to, but if you want a change for a given site, it should be requested where those people frequent. – Thomas Owens Sep 16 '16 at 9:43
  • you posting this instead of me sounds like the way to go, it will likely add authority to this request since you're site moderator. I will ping you in case if I figure a reason why it could be better for me to post but this is very unlikely, everything seems to be in favor of you doing this – gnat Sep 16 '16 at 9:53
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    , and maintaining software responsibly. I can't tell you how much I love the use of the word "responsibly" here. The importance of "ethics" in an engineering discipline cannot be overstated. I am super excited for the site and am proud to be a part of this. Thank you everybody for helping make this site a unique and useful part of the Internet! – maple_shaft Sep 16 '16 at 13:37
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    Wanted y'all to know I'm still working with folks on the inside to get you a timeline for the remaining changes. No news just yet, but I'm on it! – Ana Sep 23 '16 at 16:42
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    @Ana The silence is deafening. – candied_orange Oct 1 '16 at 11:43
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    Just a note, we're sorry that we haven't been able to get definite dates, this is a priority for us that happened to land in the middle of some engineering organizational restructuring (hence the delay). I'll make sure the information is flowing by next week :) – Tim Post Oct 5 '16 at 15:37
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    @TimPost Thanks for letting us know. – Thomas Owens Oct 5 '16 at 15:38
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In "follow up 2" discussion the plan seemed to be that we are going to have words

not code troubleshooting

in the site tagline, looking about like that:

proposed intro image

Is this still the plan?

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    Yes, but that tagline isn't mod editable that I can see. – Thomas Owens Sep 16 '16 at 17:16
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    yes @Thomas I know it's only dev editable, just wanted to make sure if the plan still stands – gnat Sep 16 '16 at 17:18
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    Excuse me for being daft, but what is a Systems Development Life Cycle and what has it got to do with software engineering? – oals Oct 7 '16 at 18:35
  • @oals see meta.programmers.stackexchange.com/q/8114/31260 – gnat Oct 7 '16 at 19:27
  • @ThomasOwens from what I see at SE sites list it looks like plan has changed somewhere along the way, and the words about code troubleshooting were lost (screen shot). This is full text now: "Q&A for professionals, academics, and students working within the systems development life cycle who care about creating, delivering, and maintaining software responsibly" – gnat Oct 21 '16 at 4:55
  • @gnat Please post that here – Thomas Owens Oct 21 '16 at 9:54
  • @ThomasOwens there you go - posted to where you asked – gnat Oct 21 '16 at 14:18

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