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How long will migration candidates be held [on hold] until migration takes place

Today, I noticed a question that was placed [on hold] (as the new pre-cursor to being closed), with as reason put on hold as off-topic by Oded♦ 1 hour ago This question appears to be off-topic....
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What should our predefined off-topic reasons be?

There are some fairly major changes coming soon to how posts are closed, you may want to read up on the details: Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, too broad, opinion-based, off-topic reasons, bye-...
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Where should this question go?

Hi I wrote a question asking the community where it gets its ideas from, to prompt some discussion on self-improvement in the generic sense. While I don't want to get into an argument on whether it ...
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Why close this as too localized?

Can I perform a code review although I am very inexperienced? I see people closing this as too localized. Can someone explain why? To me it looks on topic and ok.
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Review mode, attention check: how do I see other votes to close?

Sequence of events: I review votes to close. I see a question. It looks fine. Why is it here? I press "Close" to see if there's a proposed 'exact duplicate' in other close votes. "We were checking if ...
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Multiple close reasons

When going through the review queue, I occasionally encounter questions that have close votes citing different reasons. But when I look at an already closed question, I always see just a single reason ...
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Multiple indirection in closed duplicates and transitivity of duplicates

I find it hilarious that this question was closed as a duplicate of a question which is in turn a duplicate of a question closed as off-topic! I realize questions may be closed at any time, not only ...
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Why was the question about zero-bug large scale software closed?

I wonder why this question about the possibility of zero bugs was closed as "not constructive" Since it's very much on topic for the field of software engineering, and it's not an opinionated/...
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What's the connection?

I am struggling to figure out why “Too object-oriented” was closed as a duplicate of How can I convince management to deal with technical debt?. I see that there's a relationship between the two, but ...
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Why is this question closed (_and_ locked)?

"Comments are a code smell" From the FAQ, I would expect it to fall under the "good" topic of Software Engineering, and from Good Subjective, Bad Subjective, it seems to meet almost all the ...
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Revisiting our close procedure and close reasons [duplicate]

In a comment in one of our Meta discussions Aarthi announced a set of changes to the closing procedure: This is currently in spec-stage so I don't have lots of details available, but suffice it to ...
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Why my question about Fantom is closed as not constructive?

This is my question which is closed: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/189078/fantom-programming-language Before telling me that the answers would be subjective have a look at ...
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Yet Another Question Closed Don't Know Why - please tell me, don't keep me in the darkness

Here is the question: Do you see an use for "Spreadsheet programming"? Short summary: spreadsheets should be translated into standalone apps, is there any example, is it a good idea, what's ...
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Why was my question closed

Recently, my question Looking for books on the C and POSIX standards was closed as "off topic". I don't really agree with that, and feel misunderstood. Reading the FAQ didn't make it clear either. ...
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Argumentative users with borderline questions

We've had a few questions like https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/188657/3965 lately where the question is ranty, but not anything some editing couldn't fix, but in the comments the user ...
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Closed question dispute

Should I try to persuade my manager that code tidying should take priority over meeting deadlines? I do not agree that this question should have been closed. If it was truly a duplicate, than the ...
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Is this question inappropriate for Programmers? Can we reopen it?

This question, which was just closed, seems appropriate to me. My reasons: the asker is trying to learn about functional programming when reading an article about FP, the asker wasn't able to ...
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I clearly got the wrong idea about what this site is about.

I have just signed up to this site in order to ask a specific programming question I thought would be unsuitable to ask on Stackoverlflow. My question was quickly closed down, here is a link to my ...
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Why is my question closed?

My question was closed. Can someone please explain to me why this is? None of the people who voted to close it left a comment. The inbuilt message says it was closed because "We expect answers to ...
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Why was my question closed: about getting attached to your first answer to an interview question

How to avoid jumping to a solution when under pressure? This was closed as "too localized." What does that mean? This question has been up-voted 9 times and is closely related to: https://...
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Are we too strict? Where should off-topic questions go?

This question on networking at conferences was not closed, but this one I just posted was closed. First, what is a better forum for that closed question? Second, I'm assuming that the first one ...
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Closing of the document indexing question

A little while ago I posed the following question - lightweight document indexing to handle less than 250k potential records. Badly. The question was immediately leaped upon and labeled as soliciting ...
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Why is the question about “Manual Debugging” closed?

The question "How to effectively do manual debugging?" has been closed. Why? The close reasons stated are: "it's ambiguous", but it seems clear to me what's being asked (the answers seem to indicate ...
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Why was this question closed? Has this place gone insane?

DB schema for packaging products/services together under a single price/offer This is straight up design question! Granted it could have been writing better, I didn't fully understand what he was ...
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Questions are being closed too readily?

I asked a question on Programmers, and received 7 upvotes, but got the following comments, if you could spare a look: And then the question got closed for being not a real question. But then a user ...
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Why question on video course closed?

Why was https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/180796/video-courses-on-powershell closed?
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Can Questions be Reopened After They've Been Closed?

This is obviously begging to be shut down right away and have all my privileges revoked or whatever but why do some people feel they have the right to shut down legitimate discussion? Who decides what ...
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Appeal of the closure of a question

Would you have a look at this question and see if it was rightfully closed? I believe I followed all rules this time and I also got answers in the comments. While I should have received those as ...
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What's wrong with this question?

The question: Problem using python QPID and gevent together. It doesn't really seem to fit the description of not a real question, and I think the only problem with it is the last two sentences: ...
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Should literature about productivity question be closed?

I have a question "How long can a programmer concentrate in a day" that was being closed for being off-topic. In that question, I asked about the existence ( or lack of) of scientific study on then ...
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Questions that are constructive but still tend to attract debate

According to the FAQ, non-constructive questions are those that "will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion." What happens when a good question is asked which is useful to ...
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Why don't we have a “General Refence” close reason? Can we get it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would the “General Reference” close reason be useful here on Programmers? On Scifi.SE, they have a close reason "General Reference" that states "This question is ...
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Why is this question closed?

I thought I was asking a straight question for a straight answer, but I guess I wasn't. I'm just curious to why my question was closed https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/163566/...
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Why are people voting to close this question?

What is the best way to use inheritance with ORMs? In my view, this is a perfectly appropriate question for Programmers.SE that can yield an objective, constructive answer. Do people think that it ...
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Question about naming conventions “not constructive”?

I'm confused as to why my recent question on naming conventions in JavaScript was closed as "not constructive." The best explanation I can find in the closed notice and FAQ is that "this question will ...
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What is “not constructive”?

Jul 20 update: question has been unlocked per discussion in chat and reworded as follows: Looking for a definitive answer from a primary or secondary source for why did (notably) Java and C# decide ...
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Closed question about visual programming paradigms

I had a question closed today, Why did visual programming never take off and what future paradigms might change that? which I do not understandy why. People keep responding the question, and for me ...
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What have I missed in asking a subjective question?

Before posting my question I searched to see if I could find some similar question (which I did not). I read the faq, and I did read the Good Subjective, Bad Subjective blog. I phrased the question in ...
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Is this “20% time” question on-topic or off?

Is this question off-topic?
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Why was this question closed, it is clear and has factual answer

This question was closed as not a real question, but it seems obvious enough? Restated it's asking if Apple offers the equivalent of Sun's Java programming certificates. The question could be stated ...
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Question tagged training was closed as off topic

Why was this question closed as off-topic? It was tagged training and when you look at the definition of the tag training: You may use this tag when your question revolves around for example: ...
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How are these duplicates?

This question was closed as a duplicate, but I'm not seeing it. One's asking us to consider issues for a college group project for people who have little to no experience with version control. The ...
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Should the question asking for articles on writing a good job description for a web developer position have been closed?

This is the question I'm referring to. Are developers the best suited for answering questions about job postings for developers? Should the question therefore have been left open?
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Why is this question non-constructive?

Recently this question has been closed. Summary of the question: "I want to use the actor model in C++ (more precisely, remote actors), can someone indicate a framework supporting this concept?" I ...
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Why has this question been closed?

A recent question of mine has been closed as non-constructive. The question was IMO very clear: what are / would be the technical problems in dropping backward compatibility from C++. I got a quite ...
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Closed question on programmers how-to-write-less-code, explanation please

The moderators have closed following question, which was, in Oct 2010 apparently a valid question. I would like to know the reasoning behind the closing as "not a real question". I have made a ...
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Looking for clarification on Programmers Stack Exchange scope

This question was closed: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/140512/can-it-be-a-good-idea-to-lease-a-house-rather-than-a-standard-office-space-for-a#comment264887_140512 I was a ...
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Is the question about statements being terminated by semicolons appropriate for Programmers?

update At Rev 5, there was a major edit to question text, based on discussion in comments made to this answer. As of Rev 6, question has been reopened. Reference: question timeline. Below applies ...
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Why was the XAML question closed?

About the question: In hindsight, is XAML a mistake or a good approach? I think this is a solicitation of constructive criticism and praise for an existing technology. We want to know what lessons ...
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Can we reopen the question about what technology is the best fit for small, browser-based games?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/139000/1130 The question is asking what language to use for small, in-browser games, such as tower-defense games, RPGs, and multi-user dungeons. The ...