17 questions linked to/from Where to start?
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,...
Green fields, blue skies, and the white board - what is too broad?
I've been accused of having questions that are too blue sky-y or green fieldy and not white boardy enough. What does this mean and why do those questions get closed?
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 ...
Community Promotion Ads - 2015 [duplicate]
The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
Provide 10k users more close votes
Please provide 10k+ users more close votes. Why? Putting questions on-hold in a timely fashion is critical in providing useful feedback to new users. It's rare for salvageable questions to be put on-...
Are "Getting started with..." questions constructive?
Example (the title promises more than the body of the question delivers): https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/84739/what-is-the-preferable-mobile-android-iphone-game-development-...
Are questions regarding to Software performance testing off-topic?
I have been asked to prepare the whole performance test plan for the current project I'm working on. This is the first time I have to take forward such task by my own and ,honestly, I don't even know ...
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? ...
Was flagging as "Rude or Offensive" the wrong choice here?
I flagged a comment by the OP of this question (now deleted) as "rude or offensive". I don't have access to the comment any more (and don't know if it was eventually removed), but for the <10K+ ...
Let's make getting started/resource questions on topic [duplicate]
Per Yannis' suggestion, I decided to go through the list of closed questions, pick out some specific examples, and make a detailed case for why those questions should be welcomed on the site. The ...
Would questions concerning how a segment of code would likely be written in another language in topic?
Let's say I know Haskell and I'm learning Scala? Could I ask "I'm trying to accomplish X in Scala, I couldn't get it working. Here is the Scala I wrote that either I don't think is idiomatic, or isn'...
Broaden Allowed Questions : Project/Team Management
I am wondering why the following question has been downvoted How to distribute code reviews workload in a small team? Clearly, code reviews and team dynamics are not pure software engineering. But ...
May I ask this question here?
And, if I can’t ask it here, can you suggest a suitable S.O site? Back when this site was called Programmers, the rule of thumb was that if you did it at a keyboard, you asked at S.O, and if you did ...
My question was moved to Software Recomendations, why was this?
My question was moved to Software Recommendations. As you can see, it clearly needs help from programmers as it asks for libraries or tutorials on the subject. And because of this, it was commented ...
Am I allowed to ask "How to get started" questions here? [duplicate]
By this, I don't mean questions about how to get started as a programmer. Instead, when I want to implement something new, can I ask for advice on how to tackle the problem? For example, do questions ...