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Why was this question marked as "primarily opinion based"? [duplicate]

Quantifying the advantages of a modern version control system The question asked What I'm trying to find are concrete facts demonstrating developers work more effectively with Git, or ANY modern ...
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Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative Phase II

Back in 2012, we launched the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative (STCI). It was very successful in identifying tags to create, merge, remove, and blacklist. However, it has been about 3 years since ...
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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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Can the number of custom close reasons on Programmers be expanded?

Right now, we are limited to three custom "off-topic" close reasons. I wrote a fourth this morning to address a number of recent closures, but it's not possible to even turn it on without turning off ...
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Recent Trouble With Popularity

A few recent questions seem to exhibit issues explained in The Trouble With Popularity article: we discovered that these posts... truly start to drown out everything else on the site... it's too ...
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Allow using MathJAX?

Some stack exchange sites (cs, math, physics etc.) have MathJAX support. Now on and stack overflow there is less need for mathematical formulae, but they appear, most often when ...
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How to ask questions about bad practices in Stack Overflow (or other technical forums)

I had a case when I needed to do something in code that I knew is a bad practice. But because of a unique situation and after considering the risks thoroughly decided that is worth it. I cannot ...
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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, ...
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What's wrong with proving best practices through statistics?

The guidance for off-topic questions has this to say about the use of statistics: Asking for a link to something or statistics This is a subtler meaning of the 'favorite off-site resource' part of ...
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Why is this question locked?

This question shows up in the 10k delete review list because it has a delete vote cast: How do I explain a “Hello World” program for beginners? [closed] The question is a classic example of How do I ...
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Why was this question closed as duplicate

Clean Code comments vs class documentation was closed as a duplicate of "Comments are a code smell" There are a couple of reasons I'm finding this difficult to understand. First, they ...
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Advice regarding "How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community?"

I recently posted a question on programmers with the view to getting advice on handling individual work contributions outside the realm of employment. Originally, I did mistaking theme this as ...
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Cloud computing vs. Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service

Which Stack Exchange best for -- How distinguish Cloud Computing vs. IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS? I don't know computer science or programming...please ...
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