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How else should I have asked my question in order to not get deleted

In this question I asked, I first got downvoted twice without having any clue where my mistake was. I've never minded downvoting, but if someone wants me to ask a question the right way, or ask a ...
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will it be a good fit for this site to ask for explanation of interface injection quoting from Wikipedia?

I just want to know whether the following question will be a good fit for this site. Question Starts : Quoting from Wikipedia : "The advantage of interface injection is that dependencies can be ...
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What are [employment] benefits?

Tag employment currently shows 24 9 old questions, all closed and most are of low score / views. What makes it troublesome is that it seems to still attract blatantly off-topic questions (recent ...
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Can I ask here about nuances of a certain technology?

Essentially, I got confused about a certain behaviour of a well-known API and want to ask whether it does "the thing" "this" or "that" way. In the help page, it says to not ask anything about "...
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Why questions about naming are considered “opinion-based”?

Why questions about naming are considered "opinion-based"? If you working in the team you will spend some amount of your "productive" time on the naming. I am pretty sure that every developer have ...
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Is it allowed to ask questions about the content of a SE portfolio?

I have several questions about the content and requirements of a software engineer portfolio. For example: What kind of code examples are interesting? Which content is expected from a student ...
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What is a position of [software-developer]?

We're getting rather steady stream of blatantly off-topic questions in software-developer tag. A few recent examples: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/338512/hired-as-...
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Code formatting, ratio checks enabled

A check that's been enabled for years on Stack Overflow attempts to identify unformatted code in posts (questions and answers) from new users, and blocks posting until it has been corrected. A related ...
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Could someone help get this question on track please?

The question is https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/329657/how-to-model-a-simple-economic-market It seems that the first version was seemingly too broad so I'm doing my best to ...
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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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How do I ask a good question?

We’d love to help you. To improve your chances of getting an answer, here are some tips: STOP! Programmers is primarily about software design. We don't do code troubleshooting here, so if your ...
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Wrong information on asking of questions page when my account is blocked from asking of question

If I ask a question and my account is blocked from asking question it says You've asked 3 questions recently where in reality if you take a look at my profile you can only see 2 question with so much ...
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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 to ask “how to understand some code” questions

Often we find questions along the lines of Help me understand this C program #include<stdio.h> main() { printf("Hello World"); } Well, that one may be a bit simplified - but its not an ...
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How could this user (having only Programmers account) ask at Stack Overflow prior to Programmers?

Here is a thing I can't understand. We recently got a question from a new user. That user has only account at Programmers. Their question has a piece of text that appears to be copied from markdown ...
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Is programmers the appropriate website to ask about system design questions?

Note: This is a follow-up question to this one. I'm planning to practice some system design questions asked during tech interviews, and I'd like to get reviews/opinions on how I'd design some systems ...
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'Problem' and 'help' titles in off-topic questions of new users coming from Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I recently learned that some off-topic questions seem to be posted at Programmers with sole purpose to circumvent 'problem' and 'help' title block at Stack Overflow. Can we do something to save these ...
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Isn't this a good site for “What language is this?” questions? [duplicate]

Surprisingly, there seem to be no posts about this on meta yet. So, if you were active on scientific SE sites you have noticed every single one has a identification tag. On stack-overflow, only ...
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Let's help askers who are trying to circumvent question block at Stack Overflow

If a first time asker has an SO account that was recently (say, within a week) question blocked over there, how about showing them a warning like this: Wait! You've recently been blocked at Stack ...
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Are questions at this site recommended as being language agnostic?

I often find myself wanting to ask questions about design patterns or simply what kind of approaches I can take towards to solving a particular problem, and I feel this site is appropriate for it. ...
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Improve question quality by informing askers of expectations in some career related tags

Over here at Programmers, a lot of askers seems to misunderstand site-specific expectations of career related questions, which frequently results in questions closure and deletions. Propose to help ...
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Green fields, blue skies, and the white board - what is too broad?

I've been accused of having questions that are too blue sky-y or green fieldy and not white boardy enough. What does this mean and why do those questions get closed?
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Current state of the [job-market] [duplicate]

As of now, there are over 87 questions in job-market tag. All of these questions are closed, except for this one which has historical lock. Could we do something to help askers understand the risks ...
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How okay is it to rehash and repost an old question without referring the source?

I noticed this in a question from today: I remember there was another question on this site regarding this, but it was less focused, and the answers haven't satisfied me The question was ...
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Please increase rate limit for new users asking questions to one used at Stack Overflow (1 per 90 minutes)

As September is coming, site is getting spammed by zero effort homework dumps. Particularly passionate spammers even drop their garbage at us at highest rate allowed (today examples: 1, 2, 3, 4 - 10K ...
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Is this a good place to ask a question I have about programming? [duplicate]

I have asked the same question twice about a program on python and it keeps getting put on hold and i thought this was a good place to ask programming questions and I just wanted to make sure.
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How to ask questions about bad practices in Stack Overflow (or other technical forums)

I had a case when I needed to do something in code that I knew is a bad practice. But because of a unique situation and after considering the risks thoroughly decided that is worth it. I cannot ...
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Most top rated questions could've been closed

My first and only question on this site has been closed. I've a fair amount of rep on SO and I know how things work here. Before asking it I have read the FAQ and the What topics can I ask about here? ...
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Is “how would you architect (existing Web site/application)” an appropriate question?

Several years ago I interviewed with MCS and one of the interviewers asked me how I would design Amazon.com. Is that type of question appropriate on programmers.stackexchange.com?
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Where can I ask for feedback on my concept?

I thought out a software architecture for a larger application I'll be working on. Before actually starting to code, I'd like feedback on the architecture. Since this is about the needs of only my ...
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Why are there so many high-ranked users that have never asked a question?

*This might best be answered by someone who fits this description. Usually when I am impressed by a certain user's answer, I will look at their profile to see what kinds of questions they are asking ...
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Can I ask questions about how to structure a project

I have a project which needs to be 'split' into two (for 2 different types of end user (a seeder and consumer)). I won't go into details, but, would this type of question (knowing what options are ...
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Does my “question” fit in Programmers Q/A

I have seen questions in Programmers asking for advice on "resume". I followed most of the stuff and wrote my resume (PHP). I want to seek advice to find the possible negatives in my resume and also ...
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I need clarification of not asking for list of answers

does that mean So I can ask what's the color of the sky but I cannot ask what are the colors of rainbows? The color of rainbows have very definite answer, namely a vector (or array) whose members are ...
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Why is this question not relevant? [duplicate]

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/184039/what-would-be-a-good-entry-level-programming-job None of my first 3 questions is relevant. I thought Programmers Stack Exchange is to ...
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Requiring registration to ask questions - did it made a difference?

In September 2012 registration requirement to ask questions has been introduced: In the past 60 days, 76% of all questions from unregistered users have been either down-voted below 0, closed, ...
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Can Programmers be used to list features of a certain kind of program?

I'm currently designing a (vector drawing) software. What choices do I have to get the list of most popular features such a software should have, in particular, features that if absent, would totally ...
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Why am I getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account”?

Ok I wasn't asking a question but tried the link anyhow and it said Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See http://goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more. Here are the questions ...
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The “similar question” sections overlaps the footer [closed]

When asking a question, the "similar questions" side bar scrolls down, which is cool, but if I go all the way down to the bottom of the page, then the side bar covers up the link to the wiki, the "...
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How to phrase my subjective question to avoid unconstructive answers

Often, I face myself asking a tricky question where someone interested in giving me a constructive answer would have to sit down and think. They would also need to care about my question and my ...