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On a name for the site and the questions asked

An often reoccurring idea that is mentioned is that maybe, if the site name was changed from "Programmers" to something else (SoftwareEngineering?) then maybe, people would stop asking off topic, too ...
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Programmers SE has become a site to avoid

As weird as the scope for this site is, I try to follow it with the occasional question I ask here. I'm also generally a positive person. But again and again i come here and get a negative response. ...
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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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Is this site failing? And should it go away? [duplicate]

Fact 1 At the time I write this, 12 of the 15 questions on the questions front page have net downvotes. That is an extreme statistical outlier on stackexchange. Other sites tend to have between 1 and ...
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The CV experiment has officially failed…but what are we supposed to do about it?

It should come as a surprise to no one that I am disappointed about the 3 close vote experiment being deemed a failure by the powers that be. Whether or not we did "fail" (and what that even means) is ...
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If the scope is wrong, which of these questions belong here?

Over in Is this site failing? And should it go away? I posted this list and haven't gotten a satisfactory response yet. If the site's scope is at issue, then some percentage of these questions should ...
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Show a banner to new users linking them to the help center

Some time back Doc asked How can we encourage people to read the FAQ before asking their first question? which is a really good question and a fairly consistent challenge to get people to ask ...
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Absurd downvoting

I posted a question after having thought about the concept for a week or so. I posted the relevant research I had done and the sample code I used for trying out the concept. The question was long and ...
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Can you people here stop being so rude? [duplicate]

This is a site where people who are clueless ask question for help. WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE HERE SO MEAN? why do you close questions and downvote them instead of answering? be nice to others! even if you ...
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What is this “Software Engineering” site you speak of, and what kinds of questions can I ask there?

Programmers has changed its name. Why has this name change occurred? Has anything else changed? What kinds of questions will I be able to ask, now that the name has changed?
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Priorizing of feature requests

Having read this question about a reasonable feature request and seen that it was closed as a dupe of a question from 2013 (and 2011 by another user), I wonder what is the best way to leave a note ...
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How can this question be fixed?

In looking at various questions that are specifically mentioning a tool (as they are often tool questions that should have been asked on Stack Overflow years ago instead of here), I've come across ...
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Putting soft questions on hold unproductive? [duplicate]

I understand you want questions that can be answered definitively, that's the point of a stack. But given how many sappy personal advice questions you're getting, maybe it's time to create a support ...
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Can the more clear description of the sites scope on the 'Sign Up' page be repeated in at least the 'Ask Question' page?

Plenty of discussion on the issue of the site's scope, here's my suggestion in this Q&A as an official feature request. Before a user joins programmers.se they are welcomed with what I feel is a ...
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A lot of front page down votes [duplicate]

Looking at the most recent questions when I click the questions link I notice (at the time of this writing) 7/15 are down voted and 8/15 aren't. I'm not here every day to see if this is a trend but ...

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