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Open letter to students with homework problems

It is September once again (today is the 8755th day of September), and once again students are asking their homework problems on Stack Overflow and SoftwareEngineering.SE. We start seeing questions ...
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What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow?
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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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New SE Chat Bot feature for identifying when Programmers is mentioned on Stack Overflow

There are some very creative SE users and contributors to Code Review that have used the Stack API to build an open source SE Chat bot that is currently being used for many things.
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Discuss this ${blog}

Occasionally there are questions asked that seek to explain some soundbite of thing someone said or wrote. These questions take a few sentences from a larger piece and ask what it means, or disprove ...
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I have a question, but it may not fit best on Software Engineering. Where else can I ask it?

What other Stack Exchange sites are there that may be able to answer my questions about software engineering or software development?
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When is a software licensing question on topic?

I would like to ask a question about software licensing. The help center says: If you have a question about... ... software licensing and it is not about... ... legal advice or aid It seems like ...
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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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rule for posting Software Engineering vs stackoverflow [duplicate]

This is general question regarding guideline of where to post non-technical questions. I had non-technical question at
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New Site Name and Help Center: Phase I Complete

Previous Discussion: Follow-Up 3: New Site Name and Help Center Discussions After approval from Ana, I published the discussed updates to the Help Center's /help/on-topic page and the site's /tour. ...
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Using Programmers as "learning and training area" for Stack Overflow kind questions [duplicate]

Related: Create a New Stack Overflow Instance for Beginner Users and Content (MSO). We are getting many off-topic / implementation and coding kind questions where askers appear to be aware of Stack ...
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How do I recommend posting on another Stack Exchange site?

We have all seen it: a user asks a question on Software Engineering that belongs on a different site. There are many technology sites on Stack Exchange, and sometimes navigating the lot of them to ...
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Is the rebranding of this site intended to change the acceptability of pure opinion questions?

Virtually every question from this site that I see on the 'hot questions' list strikes me as a pure exercise in eliciting conflicting opinions. They may be expert opinions, or they may not, but they ...
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Is there any point in this site still existing?

Observing the flurry of downvotes on a recent question, I took a moment to click over to Newest Questions and tally up the negatives. Of the most recent 50 questions at the time I counted, 25 of them ...
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My question is [on-hold] because its primarily opinion-based. How could it be reworded to fit in this site?

I'm mainly an Stack Overflow user. I'm used to moderate there voting and flagging and I believe that I know their rules quite well. However, I'm new here and I'm still getting used. One thing that I'...
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