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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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“NodeJS as an avenue towards learning JavaScript” closure

NodeJS as an avenue towards learning JavaScript This is a question that only someone who knows both JavaScript and Node fairly in-depth could answer properly. I would call that "specific expertise" ...
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Should “How do SaaS companies provide data liberation services” have been closed?

How do SaaS companies provide data liberation services? This is a question that is pertinent to everyone developing SaaS applications today. There is no one right answer, but there are many right ...
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How to better fit the “on-topic” format

I'm not asking as a result of bitterness, I'd just really like to know what I am doing wrong per the spec. I have only two questions on programmers SE, both of which got closed. By contrast, I am an ...
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What happens to a bounty when a question is closed?

So I recently posted an answer to this question. At the time I posted it, it had a 50 rep bounty on it. I knew it was a "shopping" question, but decided to post anyway. Now, it's been closed by a ...
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Closed as not constructive?

Can someone explain why my question was not constructive? https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/187264/how-do-i-take-my-web-dev-learning-to-the-next-level The only answer given (...
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Can closed questions be automatically tagged as 'closed'?

Mainly so I can add 'closed' as an ignored topic in my prefs and hide them from the page. It's very frustrating to see tons of closed questions all over the place.
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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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Programmer's Rights Q: On topic, off-topic, salvageable?

This question on main was recently opened & closed. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/185784/is-it-reasonable-to-expect-all-the-items-on-the-programmers-bill-of-rights This ...
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Closed question

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/184912/is-node-js-a-suitable-server-platform-for-financial-applications Please tell me why this isn't a good question for the site? As it ...
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Is there a market for “which language to learn, which book to read” questions?

With all the discussions about how to handle "which language should I learn" or "which book now" questions, and the consensus being to close these questions, I wonder if there's room for a new SE ...
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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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Question closed as a duplicate of a question that has since been deleted

This: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/40296/what-is-the-best-java-programming-book-out-there-for-starters Was closed as a duplicate. The question it was allegedly a duplicate ...
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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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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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I am finding that questions which are in context are being close due to “off-topic”

I'm becoming frustrated at questions being closed due to being "off-topic" where they are clearly on topic. Two recent questions have been closed Please recommend a patterns book for iOS development: ...
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How many times can a question be closed and reopened?

I'm happy that the community decided to reopen a question I asked on P.SE that had previously been closed, but I notice now that there are starting to be close votes again. Will there be a pitched ...
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Sorry for Posting Yet Another Why Was this Question Closed Post?

I really do not understand how a practical and very real question regarding use of one of the commonest text editors used by programmers be off topic on a programmers Q&A forum? Battling Emacs ...
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Does the FAQ represent reality of this site?

I am having trouble getting to grips with Programmers despite having had good success on SO. My questions here keep getting closed. By my reading of the FAQ, my questions are good and on topic but I'm ...
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Advice on making this closed question on Github vs. Bitbucket productive?

My question here was almost immediately closed. I can see why. However I feel like there is still a well-formed question lurking in here somewhere, and it seems like if I could get to it this would be ...
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How to ask this question, so it is not downvoted or closed

Posted this question a few days ago: Has the syntax of any programming language been usability tested? Despite getting some really interesting answers it was closed based on the scope being too ...
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Why was this question closed?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/177448/about-to-graduate-from-good-school-without-any-progamming-skills This question apparently received 5 close votes without a single ...
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Why this question got closed as a duplicate?

My question about maintaining poorly written code base got closed as being duplicate of another question. Those two questions are definitely not a duplicate as I'm looking for an answer to very ...
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I don't understand the issue with this question

As suggested in the contact us page, I am posting this question here. I posed a question originally on Stack Overflow. I thought the question was appropriate for posting there, but it was ruled to be ...
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Why has my question been closed?

I would like to know why my question has been closed nearly instantaneously? What is a good product planning tool? I read the FAQ prior to asking, and it does not seem to contradict any of the ...
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Can this question be reopened? [closed]

This question was closed for being an exact duplicate, but I modified it extensively so that it now discusses a particular condition to wrapping third party code. In its previous condition the ...
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How can I edit a question that solicits debate, arguments, etc. when that's the nature of the question?

MY SE account was banned and I want to improve question to possibly get unbanned. Among these links which casued the ban was this question. The question, by nature, is debatable, and thus was closed. ...
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I can't post due to one closed question

I registered on this site because I want to learn from the experienced programmers. So I look many interesting questions and answer. Then I ask my first question, some days later this was closed as a ...
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Is there a better way to ask this question so that it doesn't violate the Programmers StackExchange rules?

There are many abstract concepts programmers encounter and remember before needing a reference manual or Google, and few other disciplines require this same level of abstract thought. I can't help be ...
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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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What needs to be done to this question to get it reopened? [closed]

The question How can I figure out if programming is right for me? was closed as too localized. I disagree with the closure since I think it is definitely not a question that is localized to the OP ...
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When should a question be closed, but not deleted?

I asked this question a while back. Today I was awarded the 1000 views badge. I looked at the question and noticed a delete vote. I understand that a question like this isn't really suited for stack ...
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Why was this question closed as non constructive for no apparent reason?

This question was closed as non constructive with no comments or feedback of why it is considered of low quality. IMHO, I believe the question is reasonable and answerable from anyone with good ...
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What can we do about extremely low quality questions from unregistered users?

The problem Tons of extremely low quality questions from unregistered accounts. A few recent examples: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/162691/question-on-pl-sql-evaluate-the-...
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Why did the community vote to reopen this question?

What are the differences between QA engineers and software engineers? I just don't think that this is constructive; and I feel like there's a small rant embedded in the question.
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Why was my question on Free/Open Software closed?

I asked a question about the overlap between Free Software (as defined by the FSF) and Open Source Software (as defined by the OSI). Note that this question was not subjective. I was not asking about ...
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Should I give more information to this question? How to improve

I just asked this question with regards to using cognitive enhancing drugs to assist with your coding job. It wasn't as good of a question as I thought it would be, considering I left out specific ...
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Why was my question on file comparison tools closed?

I recently asked a question and it was closed and I cannot go back to view the answers in it. Just curious as to why it was closed, it was on topic. question
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The coding for charity Q. Any hope of ever being on-topic?

A recent question was posted about coding for charity and finding organizations that help coordinate those activities. Currently, it's closed as off-topic. An attempt has been made (by me) to make ...
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Provide a “frozen” status that closes a question until it is edited

Given the enormous amount of people who are unsatisfied with the current question closing policy, I am thinking if it wouldn't be better to have a 4-status system: open frozen (less demoralizing than ...
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Negative points for erroneous voting for closing a question

I would like to suggest: For (all people which vote for closing a question){ If (the reason for closing is not valid AND the question comes to be closed (by the same unfare reason) AND ...
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How do I get closed questions out of my RSS feed?

I'd rather not have to deal with closed questions.
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If you hate the question so much, why bring it back?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/150266/is-c-too-hard You keep editing it to bring back the question, yet insisted it be closed. You won't let me delete it. Ridiculous.
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Why is this (“is just publishing on github enough”) question offtopic? Where should I ask it?

I asked the question, but instead of answers/comments got only downvotes and close votes. I though programmers.SE is just right place for this question because of, being not technical (so SO is not ...
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Reopening “When programmers talk about ”data structures“, what are they referring to?”

Software terminology is on-topic here, however my question When programmers talk about "data structures", what are they referring to? got closed as "not a real question" The question was asked ...
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Suggestions on how to improve my “not constructive” question?

My question Worst practices in C++, common mistakes was closed for being "not constructive". Actually, my sole intent was to get answers that "generally involve facts, references, or specific ...