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My question was simultaneously answered, put on hold, and finally deleted. Why, and how can I improve my question?

Regarding this question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/393863/how-to-intelligently-discover-and-track-meaningful-changes-in-html-with-a-c-qt I laughed, because the answers/...
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How can I ask this question better? [duplicate]

I really tried to write this question in such a way that it was not a shopping question. I've been using stackoverflow and similar sites for a long time and know why shopping questions and opinion ...
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Why have I reached question limit? My questions were not downvoted

I can't ask questions at https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com anymore. Why? I don't see my questions downvoted: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/users/45576/porton?tab=...
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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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Should we edit “recommend a design pattern” questions so they don't use the phrase “design pattern”?

Every so often, we get a question asking what design pattern to use in order to achieve some goal, such as... recommend a design pattern for a C++ application that takes some data, processes it, and ...
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How bad are “Shopping for Patterns”-type questions?

There is a somewhat frequent type of question around SE.SE that makes me scratch my head in confusion, sometimes - The "What's the best pattern for X" questions. More often than not, the person who ...
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Am I being selfish by asking on-topic, yet very specific questions?

After discovering Software Engineering(Previously called Programmers), I've been using it to aid me in finishing a hobby project of mine; building an interpreter, for a language I've been designing. ...
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Is this the correct community to ask questions on style and procedure, rather than specific questions begging as specific answer?

I would like to gather opinions on matters of style, organization, and procedure related to software development. As an example, I'm looking for the right place to ask something like the following: ...
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Why can't I ask customer service-related questions here?

I have questions about how I go about using various tools or products. Can I ask these questions here? If not, why? Where can I ask them?
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Looking for algorithms

I have a problem I'm trying to solve and I'm looking for an algorithm to solve it. I'm sure a solution exists I just don't know what it's called to search for it. If I describe the nature of the ...
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What are the guidelines for “How would you… ?” questions here?

I did read the Six Subjective Questions post and its Enforcement Notice, as well as some of the following discussions. My question is about questions that asks users to share their experience and/...
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Where can I ask for word suggestions?

I was about to post a question asking what to call something, when I noticed that other people had already asked a number of questions starting with "What do I call a...", which were closed as opinion-...
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Question on role duties

I want to understand: What is the difference between "Technical Program Manager" and "Software Development Manager" in terms of roles, responsibilities and people management requirements. Will ...
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Is a question about definitions in an IEEE standard for software lifecycle processes on-topic?

Is it on-topic to ask questions about the meaning of terms in IEEE standards, or how those standards would be applied to specific documents? Specifically, it's IEEE/EIA 12207.1.-1997 Software life ...
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Why was my Magento development question closed?

I asked a question here, because I didn't get any suitable answer from this question. It got 5200 + views with good answer, but mine was closed without any answer. Why did this happen? How could I ...
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Why are answers almost always upvoted more than the question

The answer almost always has more up votes than the question, sometimes significantly so. I almost always scroll back up and up vote the question after up voting an answer (unless the question was ...
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If html/css based questions is allowed?

Today I saw a question Why are people making tables with divs? Which have no linked with any programming language (including client side javascript or others). It is pure HTML/CSS based question. I ...
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Could we please detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow data and offload them to Triage review for an hour or two?

Propose to detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow quality scoring data and put them to Triage queue for an hour or two. If the timeout expires before decision is made, let questions go to ...
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Would here be the right place to ask how to go about creating custom controls?

I'm new to Programmers, so I'm not too sure the type of questions that are allowed here. I do know that this is more the developmental side of things, so I figured this might be the better place to ...
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Is this something that we can learn from Stack Overflow?

A (first-day) user quickly dropped two code dumps at our front page: 1, 2. That's all-right, 'it happens, and these will probably be closed and deleted soon, which is fine. What made me raise ...
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Update the same question or make another question, which is recommended?

I recently had a question, after I posted it, someone answered me. based on it's answer another question aroused. Then I don't know whether it's better to ask it in the same question or make a new ...
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So many bad questions

At the time I am writing this, 7 out of 15 questions in the first page have negative score. That's almost a half. Second page has 4 out of 15, and the third page has 6 out of 15. I never counted them ...
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I get more and better attention on Stackoverflow

I have been trying out "programmers" for quite a couple of weeks now and I feel disappointed. The questions I have been asking are for the most part left completely unanswered or get a answered with ...
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Is there a plan to test Triage review at Programmers?

Triage review is being tested at Stack Overflow for about three weeks now. I briefly "triaged" it myself and as far as I can tell, Programmers can benefit from such a review too. Is there a plan to ...
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Where to ask programming discussion questions? [duplicate]

There are a number of stack exchanges: Stack Overflow for programming questions, algorithm and data structure implementations, and software development tools. Programmers for architecture, design, ...
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Where and how to improve questions?

This bit came up in chat the other day: more discussion needs to happen on meta regarding question x and how to make it better A quick search can find it, but I'm not going to link it to bring up ...
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Overzealous question ban algorithm?

I was about to ask my third question here and got the belowmentioned warning. My two questions were not even particularly unsuitable. Was the QB bot acting overzealous, since it was a small sample ...
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What happened to: “What benefits are there to native JavaScript development?”?

I was reading this question and answer this morning and I noticed it disappeared now and I get an error page with "removed for reasons of moderation" What happened to the question and why? I recall ...
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Where does this question fit?

I have a question but I have no idea what SE site (if any) it's applicable for. I was watching F1 this weekend, and all the cars have sensors which send real time data about the car to the pit lane, ...
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Questions featured at Ars Technica

Per my understanding, for a while there was a sort of informal agreement to protect questions that are going to be featured at Ars Technica. Recently this approach has been challenged, so I would like ...
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Why is research important?

You've probably seen it somewhere Sharing your research helps everyone. Tell us what you've tried and why it didn’t meet your needs. This demonstrates that you’ve taken the time to try to ...
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Are meta-“opinion based” questions opinion based?

Imagine a question: I have to do <some task>. I am trying to do this task in <some situation>. I can think of two technically valid ways to do this task. Here they are: Way 1: //...
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Why do interview questions make poor Software Engineering.SE questions?

Occasionally a question that is asked at an interview comes up - "how would you design Amazon Web Services" or "how would you write Google" or some such question. These questions find their way to ...
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Why does this question belong on programmers?

Is this a correct implementation of an Immutable class in Java? was migrated from Code Review to Programmers. I think I understand why it was migrated from CodeReview (the author's concern is on ...
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How to ask a batch of related questions?

I asked a batch of related questions in When did current source control management emerge? and I am wondering what is the best preactice to do so. If one asks several related questions in a single SE-...
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Current events - Questions and answers

Related: The coding for charity Q. Any hope of ever being on-topic? https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/157022/coding-for-good-or-charity How can programming ability be used to ...
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Automatic removal suggestion for noise in questions: signatures, thanks, apologies and indirect forms

Definitely not a priority, but I dream of a day when SE sites will have that. There's a common trend, especially with newcomers but also present with slightly more seasoned asked, to add useless ...
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Open letter to students with homework problems

It is September once again (today is the 8755th day of September), and once again students are asking their homework problems on Stack Overflow and SoftwareEngineering.SE. We start seeing questions ...
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Where can I ask about dojo interview questions?

I'm going to attend a dojo interview by this week. But google doesn't help me to find the list of dojo interview questions. I just wanted to know whether this site is a best place to ask interview ...
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Algorithms topic question

I have a question about a business problem that I could not find its appropriate algorithm that can resolve it. Is my question on or off topic ? the question is here
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Should “Programming with Kids” have a canonical post?

Questions like this one have me wondering if introducing kids to programming isn't a good candidate for doing a "one post to rule them all" that gathers all of the good ideas we've accumulated on the ...
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Is it possible to know where traffic to a question is coming from?

I am curious because one of my questions suddenly got 100 more upvotes and 40k views apparently overnight. Is it possible to know where the sudden traffic came from, just for curiosity? Probably it is ...
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Are questions about collecting payment from a client for freelance work on topic?

This question is posed in terms of ASP.NET, but (in my opinion) is really about collecting payment. (See xy problem) Are questions about collecting payment for freelance work on topic? The FAQ lists "...
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Why always answers of users who have the maximum reputation in a question accepted and voted up?

Even my answer is more helpful, users upvote an answer which is written by a user who has the maximum reputation and owner of the question accepts that answer. On the other hand, a downvoted answer ...
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Newest question(s) not visible

When a new question is asked, a message appears at the top of the questions feed, saying x new questions When I click it, the newly asked questions are visible. After refreshing the page, these new ...
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Somebody broke Programmers.StackExchange [closed]

No questions are coming up. Error, error, basically. Meta works fine, so uh, great...
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Better Selection / Title for Top Questions List

With more Stack Exchange sites being created I typically skim over the Top Questions list for each to quickly see if there is anything interesting to get into. I've noticed frequently on Programmers ...
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Why question becomes commmunity wiki after >10 updates?

I often update and save my question to see how it renders, instead of checking it in instant preview. I prefer that way. Also, I often spot single problems in my post and want to correct them ...
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how to structure compound questions

I have this question Guidance in naming awkward domain-specific objects? open on P.SE currently. My original focus is captured in the title, specifically I was worried about naming. Several of the ...
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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 ...