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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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1answer
377 views

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, ...
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6answers
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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 ...
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7answers
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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 ...
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5answers
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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 ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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3answers
831 views

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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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3answers
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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 ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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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 ...
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4answers
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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....
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2answers
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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 ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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Sidebar is FAQ'ed, lets update the FAQ tags

Yes! The sidebar has been FAQed! Our faq has 18 questions in it while faq-proposed has 40 more. What questions should move there for easier access for people unfamiliar with the workings of meta? ...
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2answers
121 views

How could this question be worded to avoid being stamped on?

I asked a question last night which I believe was worthwhile and could have received some interesting responses, but sadly it was swiftly stamped on by the community. I'm doing my best to figure out ...
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2answers
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How can we improve the FAQ?

There have been a few questions lately about improving the guidance and clarity of what this site is about. We rely heavily on the FAQ for this guidance, but over the past year, our FAQ has become ...
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2answers
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Ideas about a project and guidance on career enhancement aren't off-topic? [duplicate]

What I understand from the FAQ is that any question concerning Ideas for a project and career enhancement doesn't seem appropriate for the site, no matter in what context or manner they are put up. ...
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2answers
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Career-Transition Tag inappropriate?

The career-transition tag seems intrinsically tied to a type of question relating to Career Advice that is deemed off-topic and inappropriate for the site. Looking at the list of questions that use ...
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1answer
121 views

Should the Close Reasons be added to the Help Center/On-Topic article?

I am a moderator on Stack Overflow. I got tired of getting into extended conversations with people who read the phrase "practical, answerable problems that are unique to software development" as tacit ...
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3answers
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Programmer's Rights Q: On topic, off-topic, salvageable?

This question on main was recently opened & closed. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/185784/is-it-reasonable-to-expect-all-the-items-on-the-programmers-bill-of-rights This ...
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1answer
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What needs to be done “Most effective way to increase programmer salary besides just doing your job?” to make it on-topic? [closed]

The question Most effective way to increase programmer salary besides just doing your job? is currently flagged for being closed. This is very similar to a question I had about how to grow out of ...
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1answer
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Does this question break the education or career advice

I realized i forgot that education and career advice is off-topic until I saw this article was flagged for that. The answer I came up with seems like it could be helpful to others as well as the OP. ...
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1answer
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Clarification on what is career advice

WRT the topic "How common are jobs for open source R&D?" I'm not sure about why I am asking for clarification.
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1answer
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Advise on Creating a Career Advice site for Developers

I have seen for a long time Questions like Tools advice and career advice are being given -ve marks and called off-topic, but these questions are always in developers' mind and can't go away. So I ...
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3answers
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Is this “20% time” question on-topic or off?

Is this question off-topic?