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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 ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
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Canonical "what next" curated question?

From programming practices starting (a stereotypical "what do I start with" college question): Community: Since this question keeps coming up in one form or another ("what should I do next?"), and ...
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Does this site support questions asking to evaluate alternative solutions to a problem and if yes, how can I ask them?

This is how I tend to use this site (and other SE sites): I work. I run into a problem I cannot solve myself (at least not easily, without devoting very substantial time or effort I cannot now devote)...
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where to ask scientific-programming-education questions?

I note several Programmers questions have been closed as off-topic for seeking career or education advice (e.g., here, there). I'd like to ask a question about what academic schools/departments have {...
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Are our judgments of "too broad" too broad?

I noticed a trend in a couple recent questions. Identifying plagiarized jokes? [closed] (Two jokes with different proper nouns or slightly different word order may actually be the same joke.) How to ...
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Why is this question closed as off-topic?

What algorithm to use for substractive machining RT simulation? Regarding this question, I am asking about the current state of the art, that is, the proper algorithm for this problem. To put an ...
Adrian Maire's user avatar
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Bug: incorrect links in 'What topics can I ask about here?'

I've just noticed that all links in the help section What topics can I ask about here? point to programmers.stackexchange.com. Links to the main parts of the site do resolve to softwareengineering....
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Refined question that was closed as unclear

My Question was closed as unclear. It was not really bad from the beginning but some people still did not understand what I meant. Maybe because they were not familar with the example I made. But I ...
Azure's user avatar
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This question is often referenced, but it was closed as too broad. Yet it's a clear question with a good answer

This question was referenced as a possible duplicate of this question. I think it is a well made, important question, and it's referenced in other places. Why then was it closed, and importantly, ...
YetAnotherRandomUser's user avatar
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1 answer
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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 ...
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My question was simultaneously answered, put on hold, and finally deleted. Why, and how can I improve my question?

Regarding this question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/393863/how-to-intelligently-discover-and-track-meaningful-changes-in-html-with-a-c-qt I laughed, because the answers/...
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Would this be considered too broad/open ended?

If i were to ask a question for the best programming language for a specific task but gave specific factors that would be taken into account would it still be too broad/flame/opinion. For example if ...
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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 ...
DarkThunder's user avatar
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My book-recommendation question on very specific topic was deleted

This is my deleted question. From this meta question I conclude that it's acceptable to ask for course/book recommendations on specialized topics: Are book recommendations on-topic? So, can I do ...
modular's user avatar
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What are the guidelines for "How would you... ?" questions here?

I did read the Six Subjective Questions post and its Enforcement Notice, as well as some of the following discussions. My question is about questions that asks users to share their experience and/...
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