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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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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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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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A place for the subjective, fun questions

Before the "Six Subjective Question Guidelines" there were a lot of controversial, useless, funny rants around here. Hilariously angry people telling Dilbert-like stories. I understand that not ...
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Content Dispute for “Why do programming languages, especially C, use curly braces and not square ones?”

Why do programming languages, especially C, use curly braces and not square ones? This post has generated very rapid close/reopen votes along with an extended discussion in the comments. I have ...
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Voting on questions that might fall in the “All Careers” circle of FAQ

Can we stop closing good questions simply because they could be applied to more than just programmers, if the answer is something that would be unique to developers, or if the question itself is ...
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Request for comment: structured tag cleanups

So one of the major problems we have on Programmers is the proliferation of bad tags. We've had a number of discussions and posse requests for different tags, but killing a tag—when it's even possible—...
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Should we change the Description of this Site in the FAQ?

The FAQ States the Following: What kind of questions can I ask here? Programmers — Stack Exchange is a site for professional programmers who are interested in getting expert answers on ...
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Do moderators discretely neglect the FAQ when they close certain question and not others?

My question was close because it was off topic. Here it is https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/132878/how-to-sell-yourself-to-the-manager It was asked in the context as developer....
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Introduction to new community moderator [closed]

you may be familiar with me, but in case you aren't I am maple_shaft and I was asked to be the new community moderator. I am very excited to take this responsibility and I hope that I do not let ...
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What can I do the question “Is taking frequent breaks really that beneficial when programming?” to make it on-topic?

The question Is taking frequent breaks really that beneficial when programming? got closed as off-topic today. I feel this is a valid question for software developers, and that the answers provide ...