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Why was my question so quickly deleted by a moderator?

I asked a question and it was deleted WITHOUT any polite explanation, by Thomas Owens: I want to learn Symfony but I think, learning Symfony as a first framework is a TITANIC task for someone who ...
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Migrating Crap to SO. Really, Programmers?

So there was this question asked by a new user. And it's undeniably crap. It is a code-dump showing 0 research effort, not even a problem statement. This is the prime example of what a crap question ...
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New lock type for truly collaborative questions and answers

We have a new lock type that can be added to questions that are not strictly on topic or constructive but have, because they have been edited and expanded, become a valuable resource. The first ...
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Why was “Why aren't young programmers interested in mainframes?” re-opened?

Every day we get opinionated questions asked here. People seem to think that this is the place to ask them. New users point to the old open questions that have fallen through the cracks of time as ...
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Can we please cleanup this popular question?

This question appears to be quite popular: Why are shortcuts like x += y considered good practice? Currently it has over 34K views, making it in top 250 all time (top 150 if we discard closed ...
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Is asking “what is the technical term for this” on-topic?

I am writing a Python script for downloading a website for offline viewing and changing the links in the downloaded webpages for proper links between the downloaded webpages. I don't know the ...
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What questions recently closed can be salvaged?

When people ask about Programmers.SE being too negative, closing too many things, or needing to be more inclusive - the best way to approach this is probably to look at the questions that have been ...
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Is the question about statements being terminated by semicolons appropriate for Programmers?

update At Rev 5, there was a major edit to question text, based on discussion in comments made to this answer. As of Rev 6, question has been reopened. Reference: question timeline. Below applies ...
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How can this question be fixed?

In looking at various questions that are specifically mentioning a tool (as they are often tool questions that should have been asked on Stack Overflow years ago instead of here), I've come across ...
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Reopening “When programmers talk about ”data structures“, what are they referring to?”

Software terminology is on-topic here, however my question When programmers talk about "data structures", what are they referring to? got closed as "not a real question" The question was asked ...
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Is curiosity allowed on programmers.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

Is curiosity allowed on the various stackexchange sites or does every single question need to be a question about a precise problem to solve? For example, are the two following questions valid ...
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What is “not constructive”?

Jul 20 update: question has been unlocked per discussion in chat and reworded as follows: Looking for a definitive answer from a primary or secondary source for why did (notably) Java and C# decide ...
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Why was my question asking who is developing Wakelang closed?

My question Who is developing Wake? (10k link) was closed as unclear what I'm asking. In addition, one user posted a comment on my question saying, "recommended reading: Why we're not customer support ...
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Content Dispute for “Why do programming languages, especially C, use curly braces and not square ones?”

Why do programming languages, especially C, use curly braces and not square ones? This post has generated very rapid close/reopen votes along with an extended discussion in the comments. I have ...
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How would you clean up a question asking if you've written readable and easily maintainable code?

The topic of code quality comes up often enough that there is a wiki Q&A devoted to it: How would you know if you've written readable and easily maintainable code? There are currently 103 ...
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Question about naming conventions “not constructive”?

I'm confused as to why my recent question on naming conventions in JavaScript was closed as "not constructive." The best explanation I can find in the closed notice and FAQ is that "this question will ...
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What is unclear about this question and how can it be clarified?

People are obviously having trouble understanding this question: Effect of denormalizing Why is it unclear / what unclear about it? What ought I to do (or ought to have done) to make it clearer? Is ...
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The coding for charity Q. Any hope of ever being on-topic?

A recent question was posted about coding for charity and finding organizations that help coordinate those activities. Currently, it's closed as off-topic. An attempt has been made (by me) to make ...
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Should I give more information to this question? How to improve

I just asked this question with regards to using cognitive enhancing drugs to assist with your coding job. It wasn't as good of a question as I thought it would be, considering I left out specific ...
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Is it OK to ask P.SE to do your job?

People Asking the community to do their homework are shut down fast.. Why wasn't this Question? Software solution from the 2000's, should I attempt to patch or remake the whole thing? His job was to ...
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Where did this question go wrong?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/153532/how-to-deal-with-bad-developers-who-hold-back-the-project I suppose that it could have gone on Workplace (I didn't realize that site ...
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What can I do the question “Is taking frequent breaks really that beneficial when programming?” to make it on-topic?

The question Is taking frequent breaks really that beneficial when programming? got closed as off-topic today. I feel this is a valid question for software developers, and that the answers provide ...
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Are questions about Developer Agreements on topic?

This question about iOS development was closed as off topic. At its core, this question boiled down the types of applications allowed by a software publisher (in this case the Apple App Store) would ...
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Why close a 2 year old question?

Okay, I'm very confused now. A question of mine from 2 years ago with multiple upvoted answers and upvoted to ten was just closed as not constructive. I'm assuming that someone stumbled across it and ...
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What's wrong with this question?

The question: Problem using python QPID and gevent together. It doesn't really seem to fit the description of not a real question, and I think the only problem with it is the last two sentences: ...
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Absurd downvoting

I posted a question after having thought about the concept for a week or so. I posted the relevant research I had done and the sample code I used for trying out the concept. The question was long and ...
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Reopen request - Will java be relevant in 5 years?

Will Java still be relevant in 5 years? It had 40 upvotes and 4 years has passed It has 40 000 views. Anyone considering to start learning java will google "future of java" All they get is this ...
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Why didn't auto-protection kick in in this question?

Per my reading of the timeline, this question has got 3 answers in 24 hours from new users (i.e. users who earned less than 10 reputation on the site, excluding any association bonuses): https://...
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Why has my question been closed?

I would like to know why my question has been closed nearly instantaneously? What is a good product planning tool? I read the FAQ prior to asking, and it does not seem to contradict any of the ...
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“How can I compare and contrast open source licenses?” - canonical dupe for license shopping?

While pondering upon today's usual license shopping request I discovered this old question: How can I compare and contrast open source licenses? Would it make sense to make above a canonical ...
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Help me understand the difference between these two questions

What's wrong with comments that explain complex code? after writing a complex piece of code written in a partly human-readable programming language, why not add a descriptive and concise ...
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Yet another, “please remove hold” meta question

The question https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/315555/131624 has been placed on hold as primarily opinion based. I'll have to admit the name you give something is opinion based. ...
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Why was my career related question considered off-topic? [duplicate]

Here is the link to the question that was considered off-topic: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/277933/69485 I read the answer to another question on here (meta.programmers....
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Regarding the “one return only” question

Regarding this question: Where did the notion of “one return only” come from? What should be done with it? Nothing Close Delete Wiki lock Something else
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My question was put on hold as I changed its title, should I change it back to the previous title?

I changed the title of this question of mine which have more than 8 answers and one accepted answer to match it with the question; but it was immediately put on hold. Should I change it back to its ...
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Why was my flag in this question declined?

How do I break down and plan a personal programming project? At a glance, the title put the question in danger of being closed as 'Off-Topic'. But further than that, the grammar is poor, and it's ...
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Why is it not suitable for ask how to name a process?

Here's my question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/128080/naming-an-operation-hibernate-archive-freeze I have created a process within a system and wanted to establish if ...
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Can my question about RapidXML be migrated to Stack Overflow?

Could someone please reopen then migrate {RapidXML} Cannot open XML files unless in main to Stack Overflow?
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Why did you close this question?

Why did you close this question? https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/127424/yearly-commitments-for-software-engineers-better-to-set-low-and-hit-home-runs Do you not care about ...