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Can I ask for feedback on an idea for a standard? [duplicate]

I'm looking to come up with a standard for how to implement a system that will automatically update software. As such, there is no actual programming per se, but I still want to make sure my standard ...
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Where to ask "too broad" questions? [duplicate]

I recently posted a question here: Enterprise Architecture: Where to put persistence/dbContext management? I'd come here from Stack Overflow specifically because I thought that this was the place ...
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Is this site the proper SE site to ask for an app review? [duplicate]

I am writing a completely vanilla Javascript report writer. In brief, it allows for the creation of completely customizable reports, pageable output, and query interface to a php backend. It allows ...
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Is the programmers SE an appropriate place to ask for comment about a communications protocol draft? [duplicate]

I have a web communications protocol I'd like to get comment about. Is this SE an appropriate place for that?
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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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On discussions and why they don't make good questions

I'll start off with the irony of this question being tagged with a discussion and point out that meta is different. Why don't discussion questions work in Stack Exchange? What is it about the ...
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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?
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What is the problem with "Pros and Cons"?

<Some question about design or product> What are the pros and cons? Sometimes, these questions get closed as 'too broad' or 'primarily opinion'. Why is that?
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Vote for the Question of the Week! (Jan 2017 #4) [duplicate]

It's time to choose a Question of the Week! The Question of the Week demonstrates what a good on-topic question looks like. Last week, we picked: Is there a programming paradigm that promotes making ...
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How can I write a good custom close message?

We only have so many canned, built in, close reasons. There are so many other reasons to close something at times - giving a better message than trying to shoehorn the reason to close something into ...
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Are Turing Machine diagrams on-topic?

I was hoping to get some feedback on a Turing Machine I designed, but I'm not sure where to ask it appropriately. Code Review's don't ask page says "We review code, not concepts, diagrams, or outlines....
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Are questions about flowcharts appropriate on Software Engineering?

Are questions about flowcharts appropriate on Software Engineering? On what Stack Exchange site should one post a question about asking feedback regarding a flowchart about software?
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Where to ask opinion based question?

I have a question like the following: I plan to build a webapplication and think about making it a mostly clientside app. Of course I gonna need to fetch data from my server for userdata etc. Now ...
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Are meta-"opinion based" questions opinion based?

Imagine a question: I have to do <some task>. I am trying to do this task in <some situation>. I can think of two technically valid ways to do this task. Here they are: Way 1: //snip ...
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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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