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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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On the troubles of naming and terminology

Difficulty with naming has a bit of a history with programming. There are two hard problems in computer science: caching, naming, and off by one errors. It has been repeatedly revisited on meta ...
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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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How okay is it to rehash and repost an old question without referring the source?

I noticed this in a question from today: I remember there was another question on this site regarding this, but it was less focused, and the answers haven't satisfied me The question was ...
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Was this really a broad question?

I asked the question: Is it fundamentally possible to validate that an unmodified version of your client connects to your server? Which to me, looks like a very specific question to which the ...
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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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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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Is “what algorithm could solve my problem?” off topic?

This question asks what kind of algorithm could be used to solve a particular problem. It has received a close vote as a resource request. That was my first instict, too, but actually asking about ...
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Can I ask for feedback on a list of ideas and thoughts, and the pros and cons I could think of, about designing a chess game?

I'd like to try coding a program to play chess. Therefore, to help myself, I'm writing down some possible choices that I will have to make to design the program (e.g. what data type for the chessboard,...
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What is wrong with this question ABOUT programing?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/241503/jira-full-blown-solution-for-the-single-developer what is wrong with this question, in gods name, can someone tell me what the problem ...
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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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What is wrong with the given question?

I am struggling for a couple of times to put a good question for discussion. I need help to understand what is wrong with the this questions?
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Is this question appropriate for the Programmers Stack Exchange?

Is this question appropriate for the Programmers Stack Exchange site? If not, is there a Stack Exchange site frequented by folks in the software industry where this question would be appropriate? ...
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can I ask my question in programmers.stackexchange.com?

I want to know, How to do the following in program ? I am looking for logic/algorithm so that, I can implement it. I want to split the joined & wrongly spelled words to give a correct result ? ...
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Where can I ask this question about Social Security Numbers in Sweden?

In Sweden the authorities have run out of social security numbers because so many immigrants are "born" on 1st of january or 1st of july because those are important dates (so they are booked as being ...
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How to make a question about Elastic Search on topic?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: How does Elastic Search differ from Google or Yahoo Search? How can I make this on topic please? I'm not trying to advertise or ...
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Is this question possible in this section?

I would like to ask how people would improve the View and Edit Code by Using Peek Definition of Visual Studio. Or how people use it or a similar question. Resharper and the other plugins I tried ...
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criteria to judge if question is well framed or not

I would like to understand the criteria to judge if question if well formed or not. For example, recent question posted here received three down votes. I still think question is well defined and ...