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Is it okay to ask for advantages/disadvantages of systems? [duplicate]

If I laid out a question and proposed two options, would it be acceptable to ask for advantages and disadvantages for each option? I realize this is semantically similar as asking "Which is better", ...
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Can I ask "X vs Y" questions here? [duplicate]

Consider the following question on SO. It has lots of votes, lots of views and lots of useful thorough answers. However, it is closed as not constructive. But it is clearly a good source of ...
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Can I ask here the Qn about technology comparison here? [duplicate]

Today I asked this Qn, but got downvoted and about to close: Are there any comparison for Qt vs .Net core for server development? We want to build a server which can be scalable for future purpose. ...
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Question regarding in-house utility libraries/frameworks on topic? [duplicate]

I've been on StackOverflow for some time, but relatively new to Programmers. I have a legitimate (hehe!) question for other "senior" software engineers regarding the desirability of in-house utility ...
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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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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 question ...
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Why do 'some examples' and 'list of things' questions get closed?

A common form of question that is often asked is the "what are some examples of..." While this is hinted at in the help center Please make sure that your question is not too broad, or strongly ...
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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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Appropriate response

What's the appropriate response to this (at "Programmers") "You are asking a fairly wide open question and then asking opinions on possible answers. It sounds like you haven't really done your home ...
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Lets delete "What is Java used for these days?" was asked in 2010 (Java 6 was still in active development). The information in it is quite dated (J2EE isn't a thing anymore - incidentally, ...
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Would a question about when to use (and not use) subdomains be on topic?

I was going to use subdomains to allow routing to various categories on a site, but someone advised against that approach (but didn't say why). For example, routes like basketball....
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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's not focused about my idiom-adoption question?

I've recently asked: Pros and cons of using the "die" idiom in C++? and the question was closed as unfocused. It has an answer and some comments, but no comment explaining why it is ...
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How should I have changed my question to avoid a close?

I asked this question: Considerations when using Gulp to compile typescript vs using Visual Studio I do agree that my initial question (before edits) was outside of programmers.stackexchange, and ...
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Can I ask a question about the best way to use an HTML-based interface in a standalone app here?

I've always written my interfaces in the language's native components (Forms in VB/VC#/VC++, Swing/JavaFX in Java, HTML+CSS+JS in webpages, etc.), but with my next project I want to try writing the ...
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