Linked Questions

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What kinds of questions should I avoid asking here?

This post is a supplement to the Help Center Article of the same name. That article, in a nutshell, describes questions that are either too broad, too opinionated, or too discussion-oriented to make ...
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“Name that thing” questions

I'm a repeat offender of asking "Name that thing" questions. The most recent one is here (now deleted). Where can I ask this kind of question if not here? I strongly feel that well formed questions ...
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I suggested an edit to clarify a question. Why was my edit rejected?

The other day, I came across this question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/337857/name-for-a-list-whose-structure-is-only-defined-by-the-structure-of-the-elements I saw that ...
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Are readability/coding conventions questions on topic?

I would like to know if questions regarding readability/coding conventions are on-topic here. I'm learning a new language, and in the official documentation they routinely add whitespace in a way ...
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What was wrong with this terminology question?

I posted the following question which was very quickly put on hold, likely because the way it was phrased invited low-quality, opinion-based answers: What's the formal term for “usual way to solve a ...
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My terminology question seems to fit the on-topic conditions, but I was downvoted and linked to meta. Explanation (please)?

terminology tag (as defined by you guys): Questions about the objective meaning or common understanding of words and concepts that programmers encounter. Well I need to develop ...
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How is this question off-topic?

I posted a question about the terminology for 3-byte integers (since we have terms for 4 bits, 1 byte, 2 bytes, and 4 bytes). It was fine for a long time until it was finally closed as subjective. I ...
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Where can I ask for word suggestions?

I was about to post a question asking what to call something, when I noticed that other people had already asked a number of questions starting with "What do I call a...", which were closed as opinion-...
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Questions being closed as opinion-based *without* an explanatory comment

I recently saw my question get closed under the mantra of "Primarily opinion-based". I agree that opinion-based questions should be closed, but couldn't see what about my question fell under that ...
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Why questions about naming are considered “opinion-based”?

Why questions about naming are considered "opinion-based"? If you working in the team you will spend some amount of your "productive" time on the naming. I am pretty sure that every developer have ...
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Looking for algorithms

I have a problem I'm trying to solve and I'm looking for an algorithm to solve it. I'm sure a solution exists I just don't know what it's called to search for it. If I describe the nature of the ...
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How can I ask this question better? [duplicate]

I really tried to write this question in such a way that it was not a shopping question. I've been using stackoverflow and similar sites for a long time and know why shopping questions and opinion ...
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Is this terminology (word-request) question really opinion based?

Yesterday, I posted a question. The question was misunderstood. "It was very confusing. What on Earth did you want? It was a word-request question. I needed a word (or phrase, or expression) to name/...
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Why is this terminology question not well received in programmers.SE? [duplicate]

Refer to this question which I've wrote yesterday. I don't have much experience with packages terminology, so I've put my best effort into constructing a scenario to illustrate a real and simple use ...
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Are questions about terminology and canonical definitions on topic here? [duplicate]

This question I asked here: What do you call the state reducer pattern used by redux? Has not been well received (-2, and two close votes for requesting tutorials/tools, at time of posting this ...

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