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Is this a good place to ask a question I have about programming? [duplicate]

I have asked the same question twice about a program on python and it keeps getting put on hold and i thought this was a good place to ask programming questions and I just wanted to make sure.
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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 ...
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A long premise to the contribute which psychology can do to Meta communities [duplicate]

Please seat comfortable and take some time. I will not be synthetic, but it will be interesting, try to read it completely and see if you like. Try to judge only after reading the whole document :-) ...
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Why was my question about software awards closed? [duplicate]

This question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/252095/who-gives-out-the-awards-to-award-winning-software Is about the software development industry and is very relevant to ...
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Isn't this a good site for “What language is this?” questions? [duplicate]

Surprisingly, there seem to be no posts about this on meta yet. So, if you were active on scientific SE sites you have noticed every single one has a identification tag. On stack-overflow, only ...
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Suggestion on not-constructive questions [duplicate]

I understand that some questions tends to be subjective, like "what is the best IDE for JavaScript". That said, no one will deny it is a question that many people will ask many times. As far as I ...
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how to make this question about blogging more useful? [duplicate]

my question on blogging got put on hold for being unclear what help I need. Fair enough... https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/272102/blogging-usefully-about-learning-a-new-...
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Is programmers the right site for clothing issues? [duplicate]

I would like to know if programmers.se is the right site to ask about clothing for coders etc. or if there is a better site.
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Why was my question closed or down voted?

Help! My question was closed (or down voted). Why? And what can I do about it? Downvoted Duplicate Off topic What technology to take up next Recommend a software library, tool, book, research paper,...
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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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Where did Pierre 303 go? He was an all-star!

@Rachel just pointed it out this morning. Pierre 303's account is gone! What happened to him? Was he at odds with the way Stack Exchange was being run? He was an all-star! The departure of a user of ...
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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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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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Great Expectations… or, at least, user expectations

Well I just saw a second Meta question expressing strong ill-will for this site after first witnessing this, seemingly well-trodden, battlefield. Given that I am already weary of it, I can only assume ...
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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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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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Follow-Up: New Site Name and Scope Proposals

I've been pondering these proposed changes to the site's name and scope for the past few weeks. This was, you'll recall, instigated by Ana's response to Rachel's proposal for a new name for this site.....
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Ok, I'm confused about what people think Programmers *should be*

With this recent spurt of activity on meta, a number of opinions have come out. A number of these describe some rather radical changes. (please pardon me if I ascribe rather extreme positions) On ...
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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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What is this “Software Engineering” site you speak of, and what kinds of questions can I ask there?

Programmers has changed its name. Why has this name change occurred? Has anything else changed? What kinds of questions will I be able to ask, now that the name has changed?
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Summer of Love and questions that the FAQ says should not be asked

Recently Does C# give you “less rope to hang yourself” than C++? was asked - I thought the question was too wide in scope, voted to close and commented as such: From the FAQ: Your questions should ...
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Are book recommendations on-topic?

We get a lot of book recommendation questions, so much so that it's hard to keep up with them. We've been closing them as off-topic, not a real question, and not constructive based on a few different ...
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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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Why is this terminology question considered as “opinion based”?

I recently asked What is the name of the functional argument in fold which is now marked off-topic because it might be opinion based. I do not understand what makes this opinion based. This question ...
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Is this site failing? And should it go away? [duplicate]

Fact 1 At the time I write this, 12 of the 15 questions on the questions front page have net downvotes. That is an extreme statistical outlier on stackexchange. Other sites tend to have between 1 and ...
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Is there any point in this site still existing?

Observing the flurry of downvotes on a recent question, I took a moment to click over to Newest Questions and tally up the negatives. Of the most recent 50 questions at the time I counted, 25 of them ...
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Is programming history on topic?

History questions are on topic on Programmers, but have proven to be particularly troublesome: It's not uncommon for history questions to get closed (and re-opened, and closed, ...) It's not uncommon ...
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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 PSE is unpleasant place to ask question

I visit PSE once in a full moon, and all I see is closed questions, most marked with down votes and close votes. Seriously, with this ratio of negative votes towards questions and unpleasant welcome ...
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How can we avoid turning off potential participants who see the wall of Closed questions?

The home page of P.SE is often littered with inappropriate questions that have been appropriately closed. This is an important part of any .SE site. However, it can be intimidating or off-putting for ...
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Multiple indirection in closed duplicates and transitivity of duplicates

I find it hilarious that this question was closed as a duplicate of a question which is in turn a duplicate of a question closed as off-topic! I realize questions may be closed at any time, not only ...
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Do you think the “programming related movies/documentaries” question should be sanitized?

I asked this question back at the private beta phase after watching Pirates of Silicon Valley and Revolution OS, which I found to be both enjoyable and informative, and I wanted to find more movies ...
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Does humour have a place on Stack-Exchange?

This is a serious question. As this is the Software Engineering Meta Stack Exchange, please approach the answer from that point of view. Specifically, if the answer is "Yes", how do we produce ...
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Cross Site Questions

I think we should allow for a question to be listed on multiple sites, if it meets the charter of both sites. There would be a feature similar to the "migrate" feature except it will be a "share with ...
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Reopen request - Will java be relevant in 5 years?

Will Java still be relevant in 5 years? It had 40 upvotes and 4 years has passed It has 40 000 views. Anyone considering to start learning java will google "future of java" All they get is this ...
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cross-site duplicates and migration

I just saw a question about pre and post increment operators in programmers. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/299986/variable-variable-and-variable1?noredirect=1 I don't often ...
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Why is this question closed (_and_ locked)?

"Comments are a code smell" From the FAQ, I would expect it to fall under the "good" topic of Software Engineering, and from Good Subjective, Bad Subjective, it seems to meet almost all the ...
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Where to ask questions about how to write a job application?

I have some special questions about 'job applications' for a software engineering job. Is this the right place to ask something about writing a job application?
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Is this resource request question on-topic?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/194414/what-psychological-factors-account-for-readability was asked after a related question was closed. gnat posted a comment that detailed: ...
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Please link to discussions which lead to a transition to the current (strict, less personal) question expectations [duplicate]

"I dislike that so much valuable information gets deleted for the sake of "maintaining a clean site", dislike the way many users are treated (particularly new ones), and dislike the way the ...