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Why questions about "the correct way" are too broad

Questions of the following form are often closed as too broad: "Review My Design" "What is the Best Practice?" "Will my approach work? Is it viable?" "Is this the correct / preferred / accepted / ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
13 votes
4 answers

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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13 votes
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Now that 3 close votes has been proven and implemented on Stack Overflow, can we have the same on Software Engineering, please?

I won't belabor the research by repeating it here. It's been described in exhaustive detail at this post. The executive summary: Closing, editing and reopening all become more effective. Can we ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
11 votes
4 answers

The community needs your support! Can you provide it?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you're fully aware of the problems plaguing the network right now. Effectively, this site is now un-moderated. Two moderators have ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers

How can I improve this question about software architecture?

I have recently posted this question which quickly attracted downvotes and close votes. Some were accompanied by useful comments that helped me edit it to avoid some pitfalls (e.g. pros and cons). ...
Alexei's user avatar
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3 votes
1 answer

What's wrong with this question about React event handling conventions?

Is there a standard convention for onChange handlers for react components? This question attracted -3 votes within the first hour of posting. It relates to function signatures for onChange on React ...
dwjohnston's user avatar
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2 votes
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Last chance for this question - can someone explain what is wrong with my first question?

Yesterday after 5+ years of membership I asked my first question here. Within 16 hours it received 2 negative votes and 60-something views. I don't want to reiterate all that philology that's been ...
Stelios Adamantidis's user avatar
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3 answers

What can be done about the misuse of the "primarily opinion-based" close vote?

The question, Why not program our video text terminals/terminal emulators to use something JSON or XML on the backend instead of ANSI escape sequences? was closed yesterday by the admin, Robert Harvey....
David Arno's user avatar
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How could I make this question more "clear"? I asked this question a few months ago but deleted it because I was ...
MattTreichel's user avatar
0 votes
2 answers

Is this welcoming behavior?

Just now, I came across this question: Structure AWS environment following best practices I have recently completed "AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner 2019" from aCloud.Guru. The course essentially ...
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-1 votes
3 answers

Broaden allowed questions : Asking for recommendations

I think we should allow more questions. Specifically we currently have a very broad definition of "Asking for recommendations" It seems to me that questions will be downvoted and close voted if they ...
Ewan's user avatar
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Hostile community

I have been banned from the software engineering community for no real reason. My contributions were quite positive and in areas no one bothered to contribute. And even if they were not so positive, ...
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