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46 votes
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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,...
12 votes
1 answer

Are Career-Advice Questions On-Topic Here?

I have a question about Education, Finding a job, Hiring, Interviews, Job Titles Training Materials, Classes, Certifications, Skill sets, Marketing, Job Stress, Workplace Interaction, ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
135 votes
6 answers

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 ...
enderland's user avatar
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Are questions not directly related to programming (but might concern programmers) on-topic?

Questions like "Can you recommend some good pottery for programmers?" are an issue we need to figure out- to what extent are they allowed? I see a few variants on this: Questions that are clearly ...
Fishtoaster's user avatar
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13 votes
5 answers

Should we mention The Workplace in our FAQ?

Sort of following up on How should we guide questions toward The Workplace? I was thinking our FAQ's bit that says we're NOT about "career advice, including general workplace issues" to explicitly ...
Zelda's user avatar
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5 votes
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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 ...
Tyanna's user avatar
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15 votes
3 answers

Current state of the [job-market] [duplicate]

As of now, there are over 87 questions in job-market tag. All of these questions are closed, except for this one which has historical lock. Could we do something to help askers understand the risks ...
gnat's user avatar
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14 votes
2 answers

There seems to be some contradictory guidance with respect to asking career development questions

The Help Center says this: and it is not about... career advice, salary or compensation, ... but it links to an answer that cites this question as being an acceptable career-development ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
17 votes
2 answers

What can be done to make this site less of a whine/complain fest

I've noticed that a lot of questions on programmers tend to go something like this: [Someone / a senior team member] [refuses to do/always does] [some best practice/something that annoys me]. How do ...
Shane Wealti's user avatar
-7 votes
3 answers

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 ...
Marcin's user avatar
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7 votes
2 answers

Why are all of the good career-related threads closed? [duplicate]

This is a great forum but career questions are often interesting and people like reading/responding to them. Why not allow these types of questions as long as they are tagged "career"? Are there any ...
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1 answer

Why was my question so quickly deleted by a moderator?

I asked a question and it was deleted WITHOUT any polite explanation, by Thomas Owens: I want to learn Symfony but I think, learning Symfony as a first framework is a TITANIC task for someone who ...
user256083's user avatar
2 votes
4 answers

Are career questions OK if both the question and answers contain generally applicable information? [duplicate]

I asked a question about joining a startup as a grad, specifically about the scenario where there wouldn't be any more senior programmers working above the grads: https://softwareengineering....
user104787's user avatar
5 votes
2 answers

Help Center tuning: "help/on-topic/and it is not about..." += references to meta guidance

Per recent discussion, I drafted some updates I'd like to have in Help Center -> What topics can I ask about here, section not about... Added text is in bold, deleted is crossed, and some links are ...
gnat's user avatar
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4 votes
2 answers

Questions about education

I am unsure about the rules pertaining to questions related to education. Initially I searched the site for questions related to MS and MSC degrees, and saw many questions from members seeking ...
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