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Are Career Advice questions useful to anyone except the poster? [duplicate]

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/career-advice https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/career-guidance There seem to be a fair number of "should ...
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What questions are on-topic, and what are off-topic?

Joel Spolsky created a post on the Stack Overflow blog this afternoon on merging Area51 proposals. In it, he talks about how some proposals are just too specific or are subsets of larger sites and ...
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Moderator powers are unchecked. Closing 7/10 programmers-related questions.

Why are you closing so many questions? Clearly they're drawn to questions FOR or ABOUT programmers, and are general enough to be related to 'programmers'. Why is time management not allowed to be ...
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Is this question specific to programmers, or has everyone forgotten/relaxed about that requirement?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/74116/how-often-is-too-often-to-change-workplaces The FAQ says: If your question can also be applied to other jobs then it's not really ...
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Should “How do you ask or get asked to speak at a software conference?” have been closed?

Earlier today we saw https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/80898/how-do-you-ask-or-get-asked-to-speak-at-a-software-conference asked and subsequently closed as "not a real question". ...
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Is it important more people participate on Meta.P.SE?

One problem arise on my mind. We start to get useful and good discussions here in Meta, but "half dozen" users are deciding important issues. Do you agree? How to bring more users to real ...
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Is there an official stance on software project management questions?

I feel too many questions are being closed, voted to close, and people are being pointed toward Project Management inappropriately. PM.SE is still a beta site, and isn't doing stellar in the metrics. ...
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What topics are not “part of the SDLC” but are nevertheless still on topic?

It would be beneficial to aggregate in one location everything that is actually on topic here, particularly when topics are exceptions to "is it part of the SDLC?" as a rule of thumb. I had thought ...
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Sidebar is FAQ'ed, lets update the FAQ tags

Yes! The sidebar has been FAQed! Our faq has 18 questions in it while faq-proposed has 40 more. What questions should move there for easier access for people unfamiliar with the workings of meta? ...
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Should there be a faq entry about “[random activity] and programming” questions?

I know that there's always plenty of healthy debate regarding on- and off-topic questions for this site. We can probably all agree that there are a lot of gray areas and ambiguities. Then, there are ...
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Offtopic close reconsideration - Questions about programming tools should be on topic.

Recently https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/21280/what-are-the-essential-things-i-should-know-about-the-mac-closed was close as off-topic: Questions on Programmers are expected to ...
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Tag request for best and worst type questions

So, I went about it exactly the wrong way in the first place. Does anybody have any objection to tagging questions hearkening to the "best" of things and the "worst" of things with two tags. ...