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Can we change the name of the site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Renaming the site to match it's FAQ or changing the FAQ to match the site name? Right now, it's "Programmers", which was a good name at the beginning. However, the FAQ ...
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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: ...
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It's official! Programmers is now Software Engineering Stack Exchange

Awww yeah. WOoooooooOOOOoooOOOOOoooT! PARTY TIME. Check out that domain name and logo! Thanks Stack Exchange :-) If you see any problems anywhere, please leave an answer to this question so we can ...
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Are we Going down hill?

From what I was seeing overall question quality is going downhill, so on that hunch, Using Stack exchange's Data explorer ran the Following Query: Select CAST(year(p.CreationDate) as char(4))+'-'+...
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The Six Subjective Question Guidelines — Enforcement Notice

Just a quick note here on meta to let everyone know we will be enforcing these six subjective question guidelines. Great subjective questions... inspire answers that explain “why” and “how”. tend to ...
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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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Change the name of Programmers to something that more accurately reflects the site scope? [duplicate]

This is a follow-up to the discussion on renaming the site to match its FAQ, or changing the FAQ to match the site name. That discussion is one of the highest voted questions on here, so this ...
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Would you like to see Programmers get a less playful/cartoonish design to attract professional questions?

All the scribbly-doodles and the cartoonish font on Programmers seems to me like a reason people might assume from the start that this site is for more chatty non-professional questions. Would it be ...
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What can we do to help users understand our site better?

As of right now, the close/migrated question rate for the past month or so is around 43% (see notes below) The majority of the closures are valid based on our site standards, however the fact users ...
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Why can't we raise up questions quality?

I am a voracious StackExchange user, always I have a technical question I go to StackOverflow, also every morning I like to come here to programmer to read some more advanced questions and opinions ...
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Community perception of Programmers.SE, the StackOverflow landfill?

I ran into this question on StackOverflow that was offtopic there, How can I obtain feedback from external developers? By the time I saw it, it was less than 2 minutes old but already received 3 ...
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On a name for the site and the questions asked

An often reoccurring idea that is mentioned is that maybe, if the site name was changed from "Programmers" to something else (SoftwareEngineering?) then maybe, people would stop asking off topic, too ...
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Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? what can we do about it?

Yes, this is a duplicate of Using Programmers as "learning and training area" for Stack Overflow kind questions intended to re-ask the question more clearly and without the tangents of ...
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Should “No Interview Questions” be added to our FAQ?

I just came across this question that has already been closed: Why don't interviewers ask the applicant to read some code? I agree that the question as it was worded wasn't very constructive but ...
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Should we be concerned that @StackProgrammer tweets refer to closed/deleted questions?

Like 634 others, I follow @StackProgrammer on Twitter to read and retweet hot questions. However, it's been nagging at me recently that I perceived "a lot" of these tweets -- tweets ostensibly meant ...
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Programmers Stack Exchange question downvoting, what to do?

I've taken a shine to the Programmers Stack Exchange lately, but one thing I've noticed is it seems to have what I think anybody looking at the questions list would classify as excessive down voting ...
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Misleading site title [closed]

The first of the FAQ is: Programmers - Stack Exchange is for expert programmers who are interested in subjective discussions on software development According to the FAQ it is about the ...
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Removing “expert” from the site description?

Programmers - Stack Exchange is for expert programmers who are interested in conceptual questions on software development. Can we consider removing the word "expert" from our site description? I'...
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Why was “What popular best practices are not always best and why” deleted?

My understanding of the policy is that questions that are too subjective should be closed but not deleted, because they might still contain useful information for people. So why was this question ...
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Should the 'good question' criteria be revised, or, has flagging become over-zealous?

First off, let me say I love the community moderation system. I think it's tops. But I feel like too many questions that could elicit interesting answers (specifically, interesting as a programmer) ...
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If we cannot ask about The Programmers Bill of Responsibilities on this site why is it called Programmers?

Where should the The Programmers Bill of Responsibilities question be asked? To the internet in general? If that is the case a blog dealing with such questions would certainly be considered to be ...
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What can we do about incorrectly pedantic moderation?

I've just seen a question closed by a moderator because "Career advice is explicitly off-topic, per the FAQ" (link), which is simply incorrect: the FAQ makes clear that career advice specific to ...
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Update our FAQ to improve the on-topic definition [closed]

There are two proposals here: The original proposal was to change the FAQ and site scope to more accurately reflect the site's name. It was created because of the votes and responses received on this ...
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Can we make some concrete actions to adjust the website topic perception?

Over the past 24h, 22 questions have been posted and 15 have been closed. That means more than 68% of them have been closed. All those people couldn't be all wrong. I think it's how we present ...
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How can we improve the FAQ?

There have been a few questions lately about improving the guidance and clarity of what this site is about. We rely heavily on the FAQ for this guidance, but over the past year, our FAQ has become ...
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Changing the FAQ to reflect the site's name

A while back I made a suggestion to either rename the site to match the FAQ, or change the FAQ so it matches the site name to help clear up a lot of the confusion I see over what P.SE is for. That ...
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Putting soft questions on hold unproductive? [duplicate]

I understand you want questions that can be answered definitively, that's the point of a stack. But given how many sappy personal advice questions you're getting, maybe it's time to create a support ...