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Would it be on topic to ask question about the codeless code case interpretation? [duplicate]

I am currently reading the codeless code, and have trouble understanding a particular case. In particular which bad practice is pointed out in the last paragraph. Since the fables and koans are all ...
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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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What goes on Software Engineering (previously known as Programmers)? A guide for Stack Overflow

Moderator Note: Programmers changed its name recently to Software Engineering. This post has been updated to reflect the new scope, but it still refers to Programmers for historical reasons. Wherever ...
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Are "what did <person> mean" questions on topic?

I've noticed several questions along the lines of What did <Person> mean when he said X. The questions are asking for some explanation of the quote. They seem a bit trivial (and in the case of ...
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Question marked as opinion-based—I'm seeking facts and references

I'm a little confused as to the nature of the 'opinion-based' categorization. I asked this question: Is there a design rationale behind the PHP-Style Nested Webform pattern?. I pointed out that this ...
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Should the "primarily opinion-based" close-reason ever be used on Programmers, except on extreme occasions?

If one reads the description of this site, one finds that it's purpose is: Programmers Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professionals and students in software development and ...
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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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How to ask questions about bad practices in Stack Overflow (or other technical forums)

I had a case when I needed to do something in code that I knew is a bad practice. But because of a unique situation and after considering the risks thoroughly decided that is worth it. I cannot ...
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Can I ask whether coding patterns are good or bad? If so, how should I ask?

I have a hard time with asking “is it okay”/“is it good practice” questions in ways that the community deems suitable for this site. I see popular and high-scoring questions about good/bad practices ...
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My question was closed for being opinion based, but I submit that that isn't the case

I asked a question about software design. It is on topic. I also read the questions to avoid, which was linked to in the Ask Question page. Now, the question was put on hold as primarily opinion based....
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Is there anything wrong with this question?

Is there anything wrong with this question? Can it be fixed or should it for any reason be deleted? [Edit] The question talks about high-level concepts that are relatively common and well-known. It ...
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will it be a good fit for this site to ask for explanation of interface injection quoting from Wikipedia?

I just want to know whether the following question will be a good fit for this site. Question Starts : Quoting from Wikipedia : "The advantage of interface injection is that dependencies can be ...
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Why was this question closed as duplicate

Clean Code comments vs class documentation was closed as a duplicate of "Comments are a code smell" There are a couple of reasons I'm finding this difficult to understand. First, they ...
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How can I reword this question to better fit

I have asked this question because I wanted to know how and why F. Brooks connected this quotation, from a restaurant: Good cooking takes time. If you are made to wait, it is to serve you better,...