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On the troubles of naming and terminology

Difficulty with naming has a bit of a history with programming. There are two hard problems in computer science: caching, naming, and off by one errors. It has been repeatedly revisited on meta ...
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Can we ask for name suggestions and terminology on this site? [duplicate]

I'm trying to name a component of my application, and I can't figure out what would be a good name for it. Thought it seems discussion at first, it's not in essence. Since a good terminology is ...
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Would the “General Reference” close reason be useful here on Programmers?

This question on terminology was asked earlier. Should the "General Reference" close reason as outlined in this blog post and this Meta Stack Overflow answer be enabled here on Programmers? Are ...
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How long will this forum survive if the moderators keep closing questions

For starters this is not a repeat of the "Why are so many questions closed" and other similar posts. The answer to these earlier questions was that the site was not moderated initially and there was ...
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Why is this question wrong? (asking for the name of a specific practice)

I was told to make a post here to understand why is my question wrong after it was placed on hold: How is it called when you define constants that simply refer to a large namespace? Context The ...
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Is asking “what is the technical term for this” on-topic?

I am writing a Python script for downloading a website for offline viewing and changing the links in the downloaded webpages for proper links between the downloaded webpages. I don't know the ...
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Absurd downvoting

I posted a question after having thought about the concept for a week or so. I posted the relevant research I had done and the sample code I used for trying out the concept. The question was long and ...
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“Name that thing” questions

I'm a repeat offender of asking "Name that thing" questions. The most recent one is here (now deleted). Where can I ask this kind of question if not here? I strongly feel that well formed questions ...
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What is wrong with “does this (anti-)pattern have a name” questions?

I asked this question: Is this a known pattern: A utility class that attracts new methods, even when these are not re-used? - and the only "reply" that I got from the community is If we had a name ...
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Is there a point to the naming tag?

Based on the Are “name that thing” questions on-topic? question I think naming questions that don't qualify as terminology questions are off topic / too localised, and quite a few of them are closed ...