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Too many answers is the sign of a bad question

You may have noticed a few whale questions—ones with a ton of answers—getting bumped to the front page and subsequently closed as "not constructive." This is part of a cleanup based on some new ...
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Can we keep these questions open, but locked?

There are some highly-voted questions on our site that don't match the FAQ, but I feel are extremely valuable to programmers. I've only been programming a few years, and when I came across these ...
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We are no longer accepting questions from this account

When I try to post a question in software engineering site of SO, it gives me below message and I cannot post any. Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help ...
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Migrate one question, Close another

This question: Why is "||" the symbol for or? was closed for being Off-topic on StackOverflow. I recommend that it be migrated to here, where it would be decidedly more topical. Then, I recommend ...
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Should we be deleting questions which still have valuable answers?

Reviewing an old answer of mine, I noticed that one of my links to another answer of mine had gone stale, losing both the content and the context of that answer. Now I seem to remember that the ...
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Should I approve edits on off-topic questions or answers to poor or off-topic questions?

Should edits to off-topic or low quality questions (such as this) be approved if they do nothing to improve the topicality or quality of the question itself?
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Should reputation requirement for moderator be increased?

Currently the reputation requirement for using moderator tools set at 2,000 points. Seeing as many members are reaching that limit, should it be increased?
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Dangers of too eager moderation

My impression is that a lot of moderators on stackexchange sites overuse their powers. It seems they browse the site for fun in their free time, and close questions trying to find a reason. They ...
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Why was my valid edit rejected?

I want to draw attention to other mods regarding rejection of the edit here, https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/202550 This post seems directly related to object ...
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Where did my comment go?

This question has some controversy over whether it belongs on P.SE, so I posted a comment yesterday pointing out that the FAQ says "freelancing and business concerns" are on-topic. Someone upvoted ...
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How to defend myself from the accusation of being rude.?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: && and || are not logical but conditional operators? I would like to know how to defend myself from the accusation of ...
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Three-Strike moderation suspension policy

Typically certain user actions may result in a temporary suspension of your account: A trend of low quality questions and answers after the user has been shown how to write a question or answer ...
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How to deal with cross-site duplicate closed posts

Stackoverflow is not accepting any post from my account due to some low quality auto/self deleted posts with negative net scores. Response of the site is as follows, You have reached your question ...
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When is "collaboratively edited", hijacking someone's question?

I'm upset that my question caused such negative responses. For my part I am sorry to have contributed to the Bait, Bully and Gang activity that I feel the post was creating. I was on the defensive for ...
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Why was my question about the consequences of using Windows XP closed?

I open this question on meta because I want to know why Anna Lear closed my question? Is it my question really sucks or Anna Lear was angry with my comment in other unrelated question? Someone told ...
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What should an OP do if his post being locked indefinitely?

What should an OP do if his question on programmers.stackexchange.com being locked by a moderator?
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What can we do about incorrectly pedantic moderation?

I've just seen a question closed by a moderator because "Career advice is explicitly off-topic, per the FAQ" (link), which is simply incorrect: the FAQ makes clear that career advice specific to ...
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How to resolve ongoing trouble with moderators?

DISCLAIMER: This question is not a response to cleanup activity of old content. It is about current content, that is blocked soon after posting. I am aware, that I am not the first one to address ...
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Hostile community

I have been banned from the software engineering community for no real reason. My contributions were quite positive and in areas no one bothered to contribute. And even if they were not so positive, ...
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Do moderators discretely neglect the FAQ when they close certain question and not others?

My question was close because it was off topic. Here it is https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/132878/how-to-sell-yourself-to-the-manager It was asked in the context as developer. ...
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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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Can we just have a place for programmers to ask questions?

i understand in stackoverflow, questions are closed as "off topic" "not constructive" that is why we come here!! /* programmers */ should be alot more liberal as to the type of questions allowed. ...

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