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Resource questions - automatic close?

Book (or resource) on Java bytecode was recently asked. I voted to close immediately, without really reading (or understanding) much of of the question. Should questions that request resources get ...
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How to answer “it depends” questions

As I've participated in this site I've seen quite a few questions whose answer will always be, "It depends." I think that all answers should give a justification for their opinion. Answers like this ...
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Is a question about how to develop your brain relevant to Programmers.SE?

Out brain is pretty much the only tool we use. Sure a computer and an editor/IDE are necessary, but have nothing to do with being a successful or expert programmer. So, are questions about how to ...
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Comment never put into an answer?

I had an answer to my question in a comment, but the author never put it as an answer? I tried to reach him via chat with no success. What do I do now? I want him to get the credit for the answer, ...
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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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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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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 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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Is it proper to ask geographically based questions?

Is it proper to ask geographically based career questions? For example, "What US city has the greatest opportunity for software engineers?"
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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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Do we need a definition and policy on what would be considered “overly broad” questions?

It seems to me there is a difference of opinion about how to handle questions that would be considered overly broad, and that is leading to inconsistent handling of questions. For your consideration,...
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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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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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Why is it only 5 reputation points for an up vote on a question?

I would have thought that it should be the same as it is for answers. A good question is just as important as a good answer.
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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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Why are “reference request” questions off topic?

My question was closed. Robert Harvey says: Questions asking for links to external resources are more or less off-topic throughout the Stack Exchange network. That's what search engines are for. "...
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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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Is this kind of activity allowed?

I found a question which was asked in two sites https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/4823/are-you-a-geek-or-nerd https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/17779/are-you-a-...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Encouraging the “unpolished” question?

I'm not fond of calling users out, but with this question, I'm a bit confused. It came across initially as fitting the "I'm question banned on SO, so I'm parking it here" category to be honest and ...
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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 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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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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TRIZ for software engineers

Would a question on whether or not TRIZ was a useful framework to know for programmers be a good, bad, or off topic question?
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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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Is it encouraged to refer jsFiddle?

I have a HTML related question. In stack overflow / programmers, is it a good practice to refer code shared in jsFiddle? Or should I post the code in the question itself?
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Odd Highlighting of Questions with Favorite Tags

I have scrum, agile, unit-testing and tdd set as favorite tags. When I browse to tdd, I get two questions highlighted, followed by two not highlighted, followed by one highlighted, etc. It looks like ...
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Inclusion to the question topics section of the faq

Should 'Programming psychology and philosophy' be added to the list of topics for questions in the faq? A lot of questions fall under that description Edit: This answer to Questions barely or not ...
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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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StackExchange site for weird bug & workaround discussions

So I'm currently coding this signal processing with CUDA and I run over a very strange issue, which clearly is a bug in either the driver or the hardware. I tracked down the issue called over my ...
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is there a way i can see all my favourited questions in one place

in other words how can i "archive" my favourite QA's
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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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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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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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Automatically marking questions as potentially localised?

Would it be desirable for a message similar to the The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed. notification to be displayed for this SE, while questions are being ...
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Should surveys be allowed?

To clarify, I'm referring to statistical surveys and questionnaires that are well designed, ask open-ended questions, are relevant to programmers as per the diagram in the FAQ, aren't rants, and ...
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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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Best place to upload xml (for referring in this site)

Many a times we need to refer some huge files while asking a question in this site. If I have a question regarding HTML, CSS or jQuery I can use jsFiddle to upload the content. In the case of XML ...
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How to detect questions inactive for longer than 6 months?

You see Excavator badge to be given to somebody who has: Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months This 6 month inactivity period has been mentioned in Archaeologist badge too. The ...
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Area for more general / complicated questions

There seems to be some topics that come up repeatedly. Can there be a discussion on if these can be better served? Or is the point of allowing them to come up often a way to drive more traffic? It ...
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Why are there so many minus points on questions in this site?

First, I think I will get minus too here or blocked I don't know why I want know this so why when I am looking at question list so many minus point on question here so they are asking about ...