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Are you still confused about what Programmers (now called Software Engineering) is for?

I'm going to try and keep this short, because a lot of it has already been discussed. If you are interested in the history, you can find it here on Programmers Meta, but here's a very brief recap: ...
31 votes
7 answers

Are questions not directly related to programming (but might concern programmers) on-topic?

Questions like "Can you recommend some good pottery for programmers?" are an issue we need to figure out- to what extent are they allowed? I see a few variants on this: Questions that are clearly ...
8 votes
4 answers

What should our FAQ contain?

One of the big 7 questions.
47 votes
3 answers

What is the history behind the site scope change from NPR to "conceptual questions about software development"?

How did the topic of this site to change from "Not-Programming-Related" to "conceptual questions about software development"? I've tried looking through meta questions to find where the change in ...
0 votes
1 answer

Question being closed without community requests [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is it acceptable for a moderator to make a unilateral decision to close a question? Hey Jeff, why not letting the community decide about this question? The question has ...
0 votes
2 answers

Should we seek for alternatives to propose to OP when closing their off-topic question?

There are many discussions (1 2 3 4 5 6) about what is currently on/off topic or what should be on/off-topic. That question is asked again and again but the way this community is managed it is not ...
10 votes
6 answers

Are hidden features questions on-topic?

Is this a good place to ask questions about the hidden features of programming languages and tools? Our example: hidden features
34 votes
11 answers

How can we avoid Programmers.SE from becoming the SE black sheep?

One of the topics that's come up several times on Meta.StackOverflow is the perception that Programmers.SE is a joke proposal, existing solely to help keep Stack Overflow free of all the "crappy" ...
19 votes
3 answers

Does "objective" vs. "subjective" confuse the purpose of this site?

I've followed the evolution of this site for a little while now and I must say I am a little confused. I'm looking for a single place where I can join a community of, what might commonly be called, ...
15 votes
6 answers

Where do Code Golf/Code Challenge questions belong?

Code golf questions are a perennial favorite on Stack Overflow, but are under constant threat of being closed for being off topic or not a real question. Now that Programmers is live, do Code Golf and ...
2 votes
3 answers

How is this site different than Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Programmers and SO This StackExchange Programmers Beta site seems very redundant to me. How is it intended to differ from StackOverflow?
4 votes
1 answer

Why is the discussion about good and bad questions happening on meta.stackexchange rather than here?

This discussion is going on at stackoverflow meta: adding-discipline-to-programmers-stackexchange-com If I was to ask a specific topic about one single other SE site here, it would be closed as off-...
5 votes
1 answer

How to succinctly define the purpose of Programmers.SE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? Programmers.SE is often seen as a dumping ground for anything not suitable for StackOverflow. How would you ...
8 votes
2 answers

Software Engineering soon to be beta, what should we do with SE questions? [closed]

There are some questions on our site regarding Software Engineering. (Example 1, Example 2) What should we do with those questions when Area 51 - Software Engineering will be pubilc beta? Should we.....