Linked Questions

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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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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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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 types of subjective questions are not acceptable?

There are now a lot of questions that are of the same caliber: What's your favourite programming quote? What is your favorite “programmer” cartoon? What is your favorite editor/IDE? What's your ...
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Do we need a definition of subjective?

It seems to me the trend in the on/off topic question really comes down to "What's subjective but not subjective to the point of pointless and/or uninteresting." So far it seems that we're making ...
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valid questions being closed.

there is something wrong with closed questions, here is a popular one why are so many programmers arrogant it has a lot answers and a lot views and it seems a valid question and was closed just for a ...
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leave constructiveness judgement to community? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is it acceptable for a moderator to make a unilateral decision to close a question? I recently had the pleasure of reading the top 1500 questions/answers on programmers....
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Please let's not lock questions unless as an absolute last resort

In connection to this, and the closing of Why are so many programmers arrogant?. The question was closed (unjustifiably, IMHO), then reopened by those of us who disagreed. The question has now been ...
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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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Do I totally not understand the point of Programmers.SE?

I've asked 3 questions so far The programming plant one The pronunciation of Delphi one The Unnecessary Code One and they've all been scoffed at or given joke answers. I think I've been improving ...
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When is it acceptable for a moderator to make a unilateral decision to close a question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the rules around moderators closing questions outright? I'm just looking for some guidelines and examples, with an explanation of why it would not be acceptable to ...
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Why is the discussion about good and bad questions happening on meta.stackexchange rather than here?

This discussion is going on at stackoverflow meta: adding-discipline-to-programmers-stackexchange-com If I was to ask a specific topic about one single other SE site here, it would be closed as off-...
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Remove the options to close questions on this site.

The way I see it, there's no real reason to close anything that's not offensive on this website. People should utilize the [stuff-i-like] and [stuff-i-dont-like] tags to filter for stuff they ...