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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: ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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
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What should our FAQ contain?

One of the big 7 questions.
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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.....
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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 ...
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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-...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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