Questions tagged [scope]

Scope refers to "site scope," the area of topic focus within which users are permitted to ask questions. For example, questions about software design are generally considered within the scope of Software Engineering; questions about legal matters are not.

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Ok, I'm confused about what people think Programmers *should be*

With this recent spurt of activity on meta, a number of opinions have come out. A number of these describe some rather radical changes. (please pardon me if I ascribe rather extreme positions) On ...
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Are you still confused about what Programmers (now called Software Engineering) is for?

I'm going to try and keep this short, because a lot of it has already been discussed. If you are interested in the history, you can find it here on Programmers Meta, but here's a very brief recap: ...
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Would this question on future-proof programming fit on Programmers SE?

Last week I asked a question on future-proof programming on Stack Overflow. It was closed as off-topic there. I flagged it for migration, but although the flag was deemed helpful, the non-migration ...
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Are word origin questions on-topic?

The latest example is here: Why are actual parameters called "arguments"? Note that the OP is not asking for the difference between "parameters" and "arguments," or even what the word ...
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Does Programmers accept “Will apple accept or reject my app?” questions? Why or why not?

More generally, does Programmers accept questions of a customer service nature having to do with Apple's app submission process? Example: https://stackoverflow.com/q/8922619/102937 Do you think ...
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A51 Proposal: Software Engineering Research

Over on Area 51, there is a proposal for a Software Engineering Research site scoped as: Proposed Q&A site for researchers to discuss research-level questions in the area of software ...
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Scope - Software Quality Assurance and Testing

Following on, and related to (but not duplicate of) this question about migrating questions to SQA: the scope of this site, as defined by the FAQs include, inter alia: developer testing quality ...
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Should we change the Description of this Site in the FAQ?

The FAQ States the Following: What kind of questions can I ask here? Programmers — Stack Exchange is a site for professional programmers who are interested in getting expert answers on ...
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When do these questions belong on Programmers instead of Stack Overflow?

Let me know if my question is too close of a duplicate with What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? but I really don't think it is. I am asking about a very particular ...
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Are App Store questions on topic on programmers?

There is discussion of creating a separate App Stores site. This proposal seems to be far too narrow a topic to sustain engagement and to be something within the scope of programmers (objective ...
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Update our FAQ to improve the on-topic definition [closed]

There are two proposals here: The original proposal was to change the FAQ and site scope to more accurately reflect the site's name. It was created because of the votes and responses received on this ...

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