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Where to ask programming discussion questions? [duplicate]

There are a number of stack exchanges: Stack Overflow for programming questions, algorithm and data structure implementations, and software development tools. Programmers for architecture, design, ...
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Asking a question about benefits of being a good programmer who also has a degree on electrical engineering [duplicate]

I am confused on what SE sites should I ask that question, should I ask this here or in electrical engineering SE? It seems that this question is not fit on both sites. Right now I am in the field of ...
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Question about programmers` toolbox [duplicate]

I know that SE generally frowns on open discussions and opinion polls. I also understand that SE is not (yet) the only place on the net for Q&A. So, if you don't like the rules, ... What is ...
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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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Great Expectations… or, at least, user expectations

Well I just saw a second Meta question expressing strong ill-will for this site after first witnessing this, seemingly well-trodden, battlefield. Given that I am already weary of it, I can only assume ...
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Where can I have subjective discussions about programming?

I entered Programmers Stack Exchange and unfortunately, it wasn't what I was looking for. As the name suggested, I expected you would be able to talk about programming, but the rules are much stricter ...
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Are Design Review questions on-topic?

There is a gray area between Software Engineering & Code Review regarding design reviews. Code Review's on-topic page explicitly calls out design reviews as off-topic. However, if your ...
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Are book recommendations on-topic?

We get a lot of book recommendation questions, so much so that it's hard to keep up with them. We've been closing them as off-topic, not a real question, and not constructive based on a few different ...
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Regarding the “one return only” question

Regarding this question: Where did the notion of “one return only” come from? What should be done with it? Nothing Close Delete Wiki lock Something else
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Why are so many questions closed?

Why is there so many questions on this stackexchange site closed? I mean far more than usual. Even very high quality discussions are closed. Doesn't this high number of closed questions with high ...
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After my answer, question has been “protected” because it has “attracted low-quality answers”, why?

I had a rather interesting response when offering an answer to this question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/102593/tips-on-converting-a-c-program-to-pure-python The ...
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There are way more negative votes in the top 50 questions than positive. Time to think

I am a software lead in a company and I would say I am a seasoned professional. Nevertheless I find myself scared to ask questions here, A look on the page of the first 50 newest questions counts: ...
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How can we (or should we) keep “Amateur question about corrupt software” open?

The question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/284881/25936 My initial reaction to it is essentially the same as the first comment it got: This question pushes the boundaries of ...
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Why was my Magento development question closed?

I asked a question here, because I didn't get any suitable answer from this question. It got 5200 + views with good answer, but mine was closed without any answer. Why did this happen? How could I ...

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