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Why is my question getting so many down votes? What am I doing wrong (despite being a newcomer in this community)

The question in specific is this one: Integrity rules for Document-based DBs from the DDD perspective I'm getting down votes with no explanation. And I truly think it's a valid question. Possible ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Software Engineering's fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank ...
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Can we improve our style of self-moderation for not-too-bad questions?

Over the last months and maybe years, I observed some tendency on this site of what I would call “hostile downvoting”. I see often questions which are not-too-badly written (sometimes even well-...
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Where to ask about IT terminology?

I have a question regarding my question: How to phrase problem with thread work balancing With this question, I want to learn about the correct wording such that when I do further research I have the ...
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Does humour have a place on Stack-Exchange?

This is a serious question. As this is the Software Engineering Meta Stack Exchange, please approach the answer from that point of view. Specifically, if the answer is "Yes", how do we produce ...
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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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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Will runnable stack-snippets ever be a feature for this site?

StackOverflow has had runnable snippets for a number of years. I notice the feature is absent from this site. It's been noted that having source code in your question is okay here, so will this ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection [closed]

Software Engineering Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election starting next week, February 25th. In connection with that, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an ...
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Why lot of questions are closed on the name of 'primarily opinion-based'

Why lot of questions are closed on the name of being 'primarily opinion-based' ? All the answers I read here are primarily opinion based because the questions of this field are of that nature (...
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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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Why is this question not a good fit and how to improve it?

I asked a question here which was down voted. Let me put the question here: " I know that dependency injection (DI) is one kind of Inversion of Control (IoC). There might be different types of ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Are “give me an algorithm” questions on topic?

I have a collection of floor-plans as SVG. Bad ascii art follows Room walls are SVG paths like this (door added separately, but a room can be defined as an enclosed path. +--------------------+------...
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Popular, detailed, controversial answer on a legal topic deleted. Appropriate?

I was surprised to find that my answer "Reports of GPLv3 and AGPLv3 "virality" are greatly exaggerated" for the question "AGPL - what you can do and what you can't" was deleted -- the first time a ...
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Where to ask questions about how to write a job application?

I have some special questions about 'job applications' for a software engineering job. Is this the right place to ask something about writing a job application?
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Angular 2 is a long time ago

The angular2 tag is somewhat outdated. I don't think it is a good idea to make a new tag for every version of Angular 2+ but most questions these days are about Angular 6 or 7. (And soon Angular 8). ...
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Should we discourage questions that are overly abstracted, with unrealistic examples?

Every so often, somebody asks a question about a piece of code, but the piece of code that they give is too abstract and unrealistic. For example, there's a question on the front page right now about ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How can I improve my question to get feedback instead of downvotes?

How can I improve my question? How to make a large scale change in a software project? I apologise as I'm not experienced with this platform.
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What happened to this question

I came across this question yesterday: I spend more time thinking about implementation rather than actually writing code. It had a great success. Lots of views and votes and was even featured on SE ...
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Is it ok to demand effort from the OP?

Say the original poster (OP) asks a terrible question so it gets closed. But others come by and see some value. So they edit to make it clear, focused, and on-topic. Does any of that matter if the OP ...
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Reopen controversial question?

The question: Is it a good idea to make huge objects dynamic in C++? is closed as too broad for a reason I don't fully understand and, at the moment, can't support. The question is about the ...
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Reopen question?

The question Can a caller abort an execution of code invoked by HTTP request?, is IMO clearly asking about the network architect and whether a clients actions can effect what is in process on the ...
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How do I find what made a question extremely popular?

A few days ago, someone posted an ordinary question, and I gave a mediocre answer. During those days, the question received much attention and my answer received an abnormally high quantity of ...
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Should I reference the open-source library used for posted code examples?

My question includes a code snippet from an open-source library. The snippet is used to illustrate what I believe may be poor programming practice, as relevant to the question. As I don't want to ...
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Software Engineering's updated site theme is live!

UPDATE - We've pushed this live for everyone now. Thanks to those who took the time to give feedback. Please do know, being live doesn't mean we can't address further changes for you! Write an answer ...
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How to deal with Accepted Answers that are actually dangerous to those that might use it?

This accepted answer it not just factually and technically incorrect on many levels, it is actually passively malicious in that it claims it is secure with arguments that are logically incorrect but ...
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Tag synonym inversion-of-control and ioc

I noticed that inversion-of-control and ioc are exactly about the same topic. Moreover, the description of the inversion-of-control even mentions IoC as abbreviation. I tried to propose ioc as ...
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Can I ask for general feedback on a project of mine

I have recently completed my first real software project, including a hopefully user-friendly command line interface, proper packaging and uploading to the Python package repository, license and at ...
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This question is often referenced, but it was closed as too broad. Yet it's a clear question with a good answer

This question was referenced as a possible duplicate of this question. I think it is a well made, important question, and it's referenced in other places. Why then was it closed, and importantly, ...
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How is it valid that a question considers another question a duplicate, but that other question was considered off topic?

This question cites two duplicates, one of which is this question, which was closed as off topic, with the specific reason "primarily opinion-based". I don't hang out much in this SE, but usually ...
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Is it `interface` or *interface*?

There's a tag on the main page called interface, which is very schizophrenic. Specifically, the excerpt says Questions about interface related design considerations, such as programming to the ...
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Why are comments on the original question locked on low rep?

I was looking at a question a bit earlier (Appropriate way to handle timezone for embedded/IoT devices to be more specific) and wanted to ask the OP a question to get better insight into their thought ...
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Does this question break the education or career advice

I realized i forgot that education and career advice is off-topic until I saw this article was flagged for that. The answer I came up with seems like it could be helpful to others as well as the OP. ...
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Is the behavior of this user reasonable? What can I do about it?

On my question here Why should I use foreign keys in database?, this user @jaymee has constantly been bugging me. I ignored his first comment. Then he comment on the accepted answer. I replied to him ...
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Is this the right place to ask about algorithm / data structure related questions?

For example, I want to compare linked list and array by calculating their big O notations; can I post it here on Software Engineering as a discussion?
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I wanna be constructive, but it seems this sub has some rules I just can't seem to grasp. What am I missing?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Are data attributes good identifiers of certain blocks of HTML code? What exactly made my question worthy of down-votes? I tried ...
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How can I improve my on hold question?

My question was put on-hold due to off-topic. I had updated my question since then. How else can I improve my question?
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Are question about versioning of software on topic?

This question about Swift versions (now deleted) was closed as "too broad". But I think it is very specific. As a counter argument, here is a question about versioning of C# self-answered by Jon with ...
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My question heavily downvoted & deleted, analogous quesion heavily upvoted

I was just about to leave this issue... but now I saw something that surprised me. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/373829/if-absolute-rules-are-as-absolute-as-people-like-to-...
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Is the software engineering site suitable for asking software architecture?

I know Software Engineering Site and StackOverflow both can ask programme technical questions. But which is better for asking software architecture questions and Design modes?
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Why are so many questions down voted?

I can see the point for some question, but a lot of these questions are decent, yet have 0 or negative rating. I asked about coupling, cohesion, and using packages - down voted. Now it's in the post ...
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Usage of Flow tag

What is the appropriate usage of the flow tag? Should there be any action done to it? Looking at the questions for the flow tag, it seems as though questions have used several different ...
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How can I improve my question to fit the site better?

I recently asked a question that was downvoted a few times. I've read some help pages (on-topic/off-topic etc.) and thought my question can fit the site. After a downvote and a comment I got about ...
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Why is this heavily downvoted?

I've just started to get more involved in answering questions and sharing my insights on the topic. While I see most new questions get downvoted (rightfully so), I have been surprised to see this new ...
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Is the “internship” tag still of any use?

Questions with the internship tag are typically about career advice, which is off-topic. Most of the 28 questions currently tagged with that label got closed for this reason. I actually cannot imagine ...
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Is there anything wrong with this question?

Is there anything wrong with this question? Can it be fixed or should it for any reason be deleted? [Edit] The question talks about high-level concepts that are relatively common and well-known. It ...
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Would “suggest improvements” be better than “add a comment” here

I was poking around IPS and noticed that at the bottom of their posts you don't find an "add a comment" link. You find a "suggest improvements" link. It does the same thing, but by changing the text ...
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The “etymology” tag

Apparently I had a two-year-old question closed and deleted by the mods because "it is not about software engineering, it's about etymology". However, etymology is a valid tag when I posted the ...