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Why is research important?

You've probably seen it somewhere Sharing your research helps everyone. Tell us what you've tried and why it didn’t meet your needs. This demonstrates that you’ve taken the time to try to ...
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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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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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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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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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