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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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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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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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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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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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Do we need a definition and policy on what would be considered "overly broad" questions?

It seems to me there is a difference of opinion about how to handle questions that would be considered overly broad, and that is leading to inconsistent handling of questions. For your consideration,...
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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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Why is this question open?

How can I demonstrate my productivity to management? Is this on topic? There is no reference to programming. It can be extended to other fields as well, not just programming? I ask a question in the ...
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Migrated question from Stackoverflow with no updating of reputation

I got a question migrated from Stackoverflow Visual Programming paradigms, and it continues to be responding, so my reputation on Programmers should increase. However I did not get any increase from ...
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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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Wrong displayed reason from multiple close reasons

In this answer, Thomas Owens says If 5 users vote, I believe it's majority vote gets the reason. However, if a moderator closes, it's always the moderator's reason. However, I cast the last close ...
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What is wrong with this question

I asked following question on enquiring about the approach I should adopt while writing tests for controllers in REST api application? Within few hours it was downvoted three times but none of the ...
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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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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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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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How is asking, "Is there formal terminology for storage of key value pairs?" an opinion based question?

"Formal" being the working term here. I did not ask what people "informally" thought. I asked Is there formal terminology for storage of key value pairs? And it gets closed for ...
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How to get at least a couple of examples of a topic on which "whole books have been written"?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/416068/what-are-the-tried-and-working-software-development-metodologies Nowadays all the rage is agile, marketed as superior to waterfall. So ...
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Why is this question considered opinion based?

This question essentially has a yes/no answer. From responses so far it seems like the answer is 'no', and the only way it could be 'yes' is if someone has specific knowledge about NuGet processes ...
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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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How to reopen question that was marked as duplicate but it is clearly not a duplicate

The question below was marked as a duplicate. However, it is very clear based on the comments associated with the question I posted that my question is not the same as to what it is marked as. What ...
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Objective question closed as subjective?

I'm not saying my question was the best in the world, or even the worded in the best way, but I don't think it deserved to be closed: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/80396/...
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Close number not showing

I've voted to close this question, but it shows no close vote, but when I vote to close again it says I've already voted. See pics.
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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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Why question on video course closed?

Why was https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/180796/video-courses-on-powershell closed?
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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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How can a good question be closed for being Off topic?

I was referring to a question here: How to correct a junior, but encourage him to think for himself? This was closed as off topic! If you see it received 38 reps and there were great ...
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Is this question opinion based?

Is this comment acceptable under your C coding standards? As my comment states I am not asking if they think it acceptable, but, rather if their organization permits it. Which, while arguably ...
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Why was my question about being asked to do an unpaid job closed?

Being asked to do a job without being paid for it I asked this question because I've seen several ethical questions proposed on this site with fairly good responses. The question got closed because "...
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Why was this question directly closed as primarily opinion based and directly removed? [duplicate]

I have recently asked Is there a short term to describe long technical terms abbreviations? which is related to software development terms such as i18n. I have quickly got an answer that pointed to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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Can there be a rule to only vote to close if it belongs on a better *.SE site?

I kind of think being in beta and the fact there is much discussion about on-topic/off-topic sites, some mods are hasty to close questions without first determining the best place for it first. see: ...
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Is this "20% time" question on-topic or off?

Is this question off-topic?
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Why did you close this question?

Why did you close this question? https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/127424/yearly-commitments-for-software-engineers-better-to-set-low-and-hit-home-runs Do you not care about ...
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Legitimate question closed.

This is a summary of the question : Gives a file size and encryption method. Seeks information on how easy/difficult it is to crack, what kind of infrastructure is required and what are the best ...

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