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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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C++ tag synonyms

Apparently, there are two duplicate(?) tags: c++11 and c++0x. The only difference between the two is that c++0x was the WIP name before c++11 was finalized (at the last few meetings). For someone ...
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Offering Bounties on Blog Topics?

Suppose I have a vested interest in seeing a blog post about a particular subject be written by a domain expert who may be reluctant to do it of their own volition. Would there be a good way of ...
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Is this terminology (word-request) question really opinion based?

Yesterday, I posted a question. The question was misunderstood. "It was very confusing. What on Earth did you want? It was a word-request question. I needed a word (or phrase, or expression) to name/...
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Question marked as duplicate, fair, but the link is wrong

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/329253/how-do-i-protect-my-code-if-i-hire-a-freelancer-overseas was closed as duplicate. The duplicate url: How do you prevent the piracy of ...
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Is being able to vote on Community wiki posts a bug?

I was just looking at This question and I hovered over the voting buttons, and then a title showed "This answer is useful" (or whatever that sentence be), and the mouse cursor was a pointer, so I just ...
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Reopen good, but duplicate, question

This post was closed as a duplicate, which perhaps it is, but the original question contains a single answer that doesn't really add much to the question. The recent, duplicate question has many more ...
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Is there a place to discuss free software project concepts

I wonder if there is a place to discuss a software concept in general and its realisations in the free software community. My special case is some questions about OCR of books and I wonder if there is ...
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Is this a good subjective question?

Once I opened a question on meta citing this article blog: Good Subjective, Bad Subjective and someone replied me: it's an old article now SE has got better, stricter and so on :-) It's a very good ...
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Outsourcing code development

I think this is not the right place to ask for an estimation of the time required for the development of a specific website. But I guess techniques for making estimation are on topic. And what about ...
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Is there a section where to ask for organizing a programmer team?

Have a look to the following method: It's hard to understand what is the Single Responsibility accomplished by this method and the difference with his caller: GetDetailForEvent. Who is _client? Does ...
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Why did I receive a question quality warning?

I asked a C++ question and it vectored off into a discussion about the sort, so left it for a while, not sure how to make it better. Later came back with different example -- was told new example was ...
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Better Captcha on Programmers blog

I think that the Captchas on the Programmers Blog are a bit too difficult to do. This may be a good thing if you are trying to prevent comments (sarcasm, did not think I needed to say it but question ...
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Cloud computing vs. Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service

Which Stack Exchange best for https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/410410? -- How distinguish Cloud Computing vs. IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS? I don't know computer science or programming...please ...
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criteria to judge if question is well framed or not

I would like to understand the criteria to judge if question if well formed or not. For example, recent question posted here received three down votes. I still think question is well defined and ...
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Scope clarification: Mediums and efficiency of those mediums on topic?

I've never been quite clear on the scope of this site (Yeah, I've read the scope many times, but different people interpret it differently), even after 5 gold badges and 21 questions, and I'm doubtful ...
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Question with specific answer closed as opinion based

Why do arrays in .Net have Length but other collection types have Count? This top rated answer for this question explains clearly, and specifically why this is the case. I do not believe this ...
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Valid answer, but voted to delete

I have answered to this question. However it's voted to delete by 2 users. There is no explanation why it's a sub standard answer. How do I suppose to update the answer to acceptable level?
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Noticing wide scale and consistently poor use of a bot to comment, down-vote, and close

There is a user on this site, who participates in chat, and posts answers and participates in discussions, but based on the speed, frequency, and consistent low quality of the user's comments, I ...
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Where is a good place I can discuss the details about web development?

I'm getting back into web development and a lot has changed. I was redirected here. Is this the place I can ask about web development processes, tools, problems and solutions? Thanks
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Could the green numbers be clearer again?

The accepted answers with solid green backed looked better to me. I guess I am finding that is starting to become harder to read than
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Can we ask for academic advice,knowledge assessment on here or will it get closed

I am a computer science student and i'm interested to ask for advice on what to learn in my free time,things that all programmers/computer science graduates should know. I am intending to write a ...
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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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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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Hostility regiment

I have raised the hostility issue again in the past . Let us do this one more time , as again I am getting close to the INFAMOUS "Question ban" . Why was my question down voted ? Given a few ...
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List of Canonical Lists

I have this idea that just might be a benefit to P.SE, as well as the Stack Exchage Community as a whole: A List of Canonical Lists For example, when a Canonical list is made, it is not exactly the ...

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