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Why is this question not relevant? [duplicate] None of my first 3 questions is relevant. I thought Programmers Stack Exchange is to ...
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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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Renaming the site to match its FAQ or changing the FAQ to match the site name?

This site is called programmers.stackexchange, while the FAQ states that this site is about "conceptual questions about software development". Since a large number of people never read the FAQ, or ...
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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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Programmers.SE Contest: The Complete Outline [closed]

Wait! Programmers.SE is having a contest!? What have you been living under a rock? Just kidding (maybe). Yes, Programmers is having a contest. And it's going to be awesome! So how will this contest ...
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How did this user amass more than 2k worth of reputation? Two Questions: How did this user amass more than 2k worth of reputation? Does their history of asking non-constructive questions put ...
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Why are there so many closed, on hold, and down voted questions here?

Compared to Stack Overflow, the number of questions which are down-voted, put on hold, or closed is astounding. I think it's a sign that the criteria (and possibly usefulness) of this site is poorly ...
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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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Are we too strict? Where should off-topic questions go?

This question on networking at conferences was not closed, but this one I just posted was closed. First, what is a better forum for that closed question? Second, I'm assuming that the first one ...
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Can something highlighting the difference between Programmers and SO be added to the FAQ?

As many, I had a question migrated from Stack Overflow to Programmers.SE. I actually liked the fact it was migrated, as I initially also had the gut feeling it was more appropriate on Programmers.SE ...
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Answers quality in hot questions

For few recent months, I've got a habit of downvoting answers which quality doesn't look OK to me. These probably can be generally described as low effort and/or these lacking relevance to ...
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How to prevent "Why is my question being closed?" and User Frustration?

There are a lot of frustrations all on the front page (Nov 2010, still occuring Jun 2011): Why is this question closed? It's a good question about a bad idea. I don't think peaple understand ...
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How can we help people who ask "What language should I learn next" ask a better question?

After reading the FAQ and the answers in Why is "what language should I learn" considered off-topic?, I feel that there is still a hole in the discussion, namely how can we help all those ...
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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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