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Why is the question “Is it a bad design for a programming language to allow spaces in identifiers” primarily opinion based?

I was checking the "top questions of week" and I just saw the following question was put on hold with the reason "primarily opinion based": Is it a bad design for a programming language to allow ...
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Does this site support questions asking to evaluate alternative solutions to a problem and if yes, how can I ask them?

This is how I tend to use this site (and other SE sites): I work. I run into a problem I cannot solve myself (at least not easily, without devoting very substantial time or effort I cannot now devote)...
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Why the question got deleted?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: OAuth2 separate Authorization Validation Server trust Why the question got deleted? And why no reason was specified/can be ...
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How to ask about “How to write specification for a web application?”

I'm a software developer, and I have a friend who isn't (maybe call him an aspiring product manager) He has an idea for a web application, and wants to write a design or specification for it: So ...
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will it be a good fit for this site to ask for explanation of interface injection quoting from Wikipedia?

I just want to know whether the following question will be a good fit for this site. Question Starts : Quoting from Wikipedia : "The advantage of interface injection is that dependencies can be ...
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How can I improve my question to get feedback instead of downvotes?

How can I improve my question? How to make a large scale change in a software project? I apologise as I'm not experienced with this platform.
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Does this question break the education or career advice

I realized i forgot that education and career advice is off-topic until I saw this article was flagged for that. The answer I came up with seems like it could be helpful to others as well as the OP. ...
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My question heavily downvoted & deleted, analogous quesion heavily upvoted

I was just about to leave this issue... but now I saw something that surprised me. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/373829/if-absolute-rules-are-as-absolute-as-people-like-to-...
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How can I improve my question to fit the site better?

I recently asked a question that was downvoted a few times. I've read some help pages (on-topic/off-topic etc.) and thought my question can fit the site. After a downvote and a comment I got about ...
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Is there anything wrong with this question?

Is there anything wrong with this question? Can it be fixed or should it for any reason be deleted? [Edit] The question talks about high-level concepts that are relatively common and well-known. It ...
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Question marked as opinion-based—I'm seeking facts and references

I'm a little confused as to the nature of the 'opinion-based' categorization. I asked this question: Is there a design rationale behind the PHP-Style Nested Webform pattern?. I pointed out that this ...
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Getting downvotes on the main site, despite improvement attempts

I'm still getting downvotes on a question that I thought I had improved considerably after feedback from commenters. But although the downvoters aren't commenting, they're still downvoting. The ...
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How is the “maintainable code” question not Too Broad?

There's a highly upvoted question about discerning maintainable code from unmaintainable code: How would you know if you've written readable and easily maintainable code?. It's a community wiki, ...
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Where to post question about developing in regards to data security

I have a concern I would like the input of the software developer community, but can't decide where to post it. Basically, I'm wondering how to handle developing software when data security of the ...
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Why does “Tabs vs Spaces” have an accepted answer?

When searching "Tabs vs Spaces" on Google, the very first result is "Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?" Despite being closed and ...
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Can I ask here the Qn about technology comparison here? [duplicate]

Today I asked this Qn, but got downvoted and about to close: Are there any comparison for Qt vs .Net core for server development? We want to build a server which can be scalable for future ...
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What is wrong with “does this (anti-)pattern have a name” questions?

I asked this question: Is this a known pattern: A utility class that attracts new methods, even when these are not re-used? - and the only "reply" that I got from the community is If we had a name ...
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Why was my legacy question closed and locked?

Are there any studies on the Efficiency/Effectiveness of Agile vs Waterfall I asked this question 6 years ago and It finally got some good information then the answer was deleted and the post locked ...
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Why is this question off topic?

I've asked a question, trying to understand a language specific "anomaly", as it's not within my immediate skillset to answer. What is the purpose of this forum if not to answer Software Engineering ...
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Could we delete these old opinionated, chatty, discussion questions?

I came across this question: What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? It appears to be a typical opinion-based, open-ended, chatty, discussion type of question from ...
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Should a question about older code being updated to use newer language constructs be closed as a duplicate?

This question: Should older code be updated to use newer language constructs, or should outdated constructs be sticked with? was closed as a duplicate of this question, a canonical locked question ...
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Is this question opinion based?

Is this comment acceptable under your C coding standards? As my comment states I am not asking if they think it acceptable, but, rather if their organization permits it. Which, while arguably ...
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Find specific question

I compared 2 different malloc versions and asked about malloc and free where a test first resulted in that one malloc was faster than the other and then a comment or answer was that if you allocate or ...
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Understanding the guidelines

I recently asked this question about a specific term (JTNU) that I saw in a job posting. After seeing the downvotes, I read: What goes on Software Engineering (previously known as Programmers)? A ...
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OT to ask how to contribute to open source projects?

I would like to ask how I should proceed if I want to commit to an open source (e.g. Java, maybe Spring framework) project. I'm not sure if that question is OT. I've previously used both Java and ...
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Is it appropriate to ask about OCAJP 8 test specification? [duplicate]

I want to know if the OCAJP 8 (1Z0-808) real exam gives the number of correct answers to the multiple choice questions when the test is taken in the near future or recently. I'm studying for the ...
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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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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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Excessive editing of a post

This revision was approved: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/revisions/201726/6 How do I protest a revision? I am still indicated as the author of the question, but it has been ...
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Could someone help get this question on track please?

The question is https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/329657/how-to-model-a-simple-economic-market It seems that the first version was seemingly too broad so I'm doing my best to ...
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Is “What are some current buzzwords when you go to a job interview nowadays” considered an on-topic question?

"What are some current buzzwords when you go to a job interview nowadays?" Some of these were my buzzwords, where I had to know the concepts rather than show actual code: LDAP book "Clean code" (...
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How do I improve this productivity question to become less subjective?

I have a question regarding productivity, and it goes like this: Time difference between developing with unit tests vs no tests I'm a solo developer with a pretty time-constrained work ...
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Where can I ask this question about Social Security Numbers in Sweden?

In Sweden the authorities have run out of social security numbers because so many immigrants are "born" on 1st of january or 1st of july because those are important dates (so they are booked as being ...
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Delete/Unlock the “Historically Locked” How and where do you store your private work/sourcecode?

The question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/35898/how-and-where-do-you-store-your-private-work-sourcecode/ is currently locked, but not deleted, as it is being kept for ...
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Should these be one, two, three or no questions?

I have three similar and short questions about C programming: Is there a shorthand for argv[*index] ? Is my_struct[index].my_member the same as my_struct->my_member or is the later referred to as ...
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Reopening the question about dynamic image generation?

I came across this question when it was at 3/5 close votes for being unclear : How are dynamic images programmed? I didn't think it was unclear at the time, however I could see how people ...
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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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Reevaluate historical lock on “What would you change about C# if you could?”

After five years, https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/2815/ still has only 5.5k views. It has 57 "answers" which amount to a poll of feature requests and ideas for a rather old version of ...
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What's up with this 10K+ views question, is it useful or interesting?

I wonder about this question: Should we avoid language features that C++ has but Java doesn't? It stuck in hot list for 4-5 days, got about 14K views, 16 answers, over 100 upvotes (plus few ...
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Why too opinion based?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/310733/how-to-learn-and-be-productive-in-a-language-which-you-resent According to guidelines for subjectives questions it Clearly asks to ...
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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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Why should we not delete a question about using a factory class instead of direct object construction?

This meta-question is about the following question on the main site: Why should I use a factory class instead of direct object construction? [closed] Currently, it has a lone delete vote. The only ...
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Clickbait titles, their metaphor posts and what to do with them

Yes, other sites have them and have fun with them. Programmers.SE community tends to have a bit of drama around these questions with them getting a bunch of answers, closed and reopened at least once, ...
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Why is question about critical embedded software for nuclear reactors on hold?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/306557 This isn't career or educational advice. I just wanted to ask a qestion that I think is very interesting, and then it went on hold. Why?
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Asking about the programming industry, and does it fit my personality is acceptable?

I wrote a quite long, specific question about my experiences about programming, is it acceptable here? I'm searching for the appropriate forum for a long time now. Is there any of them fitting my text ...
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Reconsider historical lock on hardware recommendations

Some of our older questions are about hardware recommendations. Well, Hardware Recommendations.SE is now live - lets clear up some confusion. No, I'm not suggesting migrating these questions there, ...
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Reconsider historical lock on “How many monitors do you use? Why? How they are used?”

The post https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/2757/40980 has the question body of: Why more or less monitors is worse than your configuration? Why is important use it in this way (...
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How is this unclear?

Cmon, now. Apparently using a hyperbolic writing style is grounds for marking things as "unclear". The question very clearly describes a scenario in which the UTF-8 standard would have to be greatly ...
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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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Appropriate response

What's the appropriate response to this (at "Programmers") "You are asking a fairly wide open question and then asking opinions on possible answers. It sounds like you haven't really done your home ...