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Two locked 'favorites'

The favorite tag is all cleared out except for two questions, which are locked. What are your favorite version control systems? This is more a discussion question than an actual attempt to ...
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Reevaluate historical locks on some books

While stumbling across an update link project for Stroustrup's homepage (as I write this there are about two dozen posts that link to an old page that doesn't exist anymore), I found two book ...
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Reevaluate historical lock on “Is Java “dead in the water” …”

The question https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/6352/40980 (yea, what a title) is about predicting the future (five years ago) and some armchair quarterbacking CEOing. The question body ...
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Reevaluate the historical lock on “What are the things Java got right?”

The question https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/120560/what-are-the-things-java-got-right is a poll. It has 41 answers. Beyond the top answer (which is repeated countless times in ...
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Lets delete “What is Java used for these days?”

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/17053/40980 was asked in 2010 (Java 6 was still in active development). The information in it is quite dated (J2EE isn't a thing anymore - incidentally, ...
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Re-evaluate the historical lock on 'What are some easter eggs that went wrong'

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/63342/what-are-some-easter-eggs-that-went-wrong What are some easter eggs that went wrong and resulted in unintended consequences, e.g ...
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Historical locked trash, please delete

I cannot flag this question for deletion, nor vote to delete it. It has been apparently decided that it should be locked, so that it may fester in our backlog permanently. I disagree. I should like ...
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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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Why would my question asked yesterday (+75), with a great answer (+95), be closed?

Yesterday I asked a question that meets the on-topic requirements of this site. I did my research, and I asked an answerable question. A very good answer (+95), based on facts and logic was given, ...
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What was wrong with this terminology question?

I posted the following question which was very quickly put on hold, likely because the way it was phrased invited low-quality, opinion-based answers: What's the formal term for “usual way to solve a ...
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How to handle BDD / TDD duplicate questions?

Recently, @gnat proposed a duplicate where this is the source: What is the difference between writing test cases for BDD and TDD? and this is the target: Relation between BDD and TDD I agree that ...
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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 my question acceptable? [duplicate]

I want to know how to improve my front-end web dev skills besides from "learn-by-doing". I work as a front-end developer and I learn by doing all the time. I want to learn the theory to be prepared so ...
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What should we do with “Should UTF-16 be considered harmful?”

Today we stumbled across an old question: Should UTF-16 be considered harmful? I'm going to ask what is probably quite a controversial question: "Should one of the most popular encodings, UTF-16,...
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What to do when the best answer doesn't solve the question

I have a peculiar situation. I asked this question and someone answered the question well by saying that the implementation I was planning on using is more of an anti-pattern as it is not addressing ...
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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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I believe my question was closed unjustly

I asked a language design / theoretical question and it was closed as "unclear what I'm asking". The problem is not that it's unclear -- it's just a bit theoretical and language design-specific. ...
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Why do programmers reduce MI problem to (4-point) Diamond rather than with (3-point) Joint?

I was allowed to ask at meta because my question was locked. Probably I had to start with revising what programming mainstream tells about the topic. That is after all the core of my concern, ...
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Where did that recursion question go?

That recursion question «Is recursion not something programmers know?» (10k link, img) suddenly disappeared. Why and what happened to it?!
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Reopen question that is not a dupe

I recently asked a question that was closed as a dupe of two other similar, but not related questions. I edited my question to clarify why it is not a dupe, however I was too late and the question was ...
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Let's clean up the Data Structures for Interviews question

Why are data structures so important in interviews? This question has almost 60,000 views, and is in the top 50 in views in questions that are not closed. However, it's pretty clearly off topic, ...
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Why was this newly historically locked?

I've expounded on locked questions before and mentioned that these often age poorly. If something is to be locked, especially today, it should have some amount of moderation and curation done. These ...
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Why was this question closed as duplicate

Clean Code comments vs class documentation was closed as a duplicate of "Comments are a code smell" There are a couple of reasons I'm finding this difficult to understand. First, they ...
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Primarily opinion based error

Why was my question closed as primarily opinion based ? What is a Sa Mgr.? I read some (software engineers) linkedIn profiles where they have "Sa Mgr." as current job role. What is a "...
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How can we (or should we) keep “Amateur question about corrupt software” open?

The question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/284881/25936 My initial reaction to it is essentially the same as the first comment it got: This question pushes the boundaries of ...
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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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Why was 'How can I deal with the cargo-cult programming attitude?' reopened?

The post was closed yesterday by five community members as 'too broad'. It has 34 answers, and it really becomes a poll/discussion of ideas. Very few of these answers are well thought out and serve ...
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After my answer, question has been “protected” because it has “attracted low-quality answers”, why?

I had a rather interesting response when offering an answer to this question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/102593/tips-on-converting-a-c-program-to-pure-python The ...
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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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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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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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Are close/delete reasons meant to be taken literally?

This question was closed as unclear. There were also attempts to delete the accepted answer as "not providing an answer." The question is a poor one; it doesn't show any research effort. It seems ...
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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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Is the question ok here?

I am interested in the answer to the following question: https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/74049/mathematical-model-for-a-webpage-layout ( Mathematical model for a webpage layout? - ...
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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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“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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Popular question closed instead of migrated

I've flagged my question and asked for it to be moved to Stack Overflow (that's the right way of doing it, right?) but it was closed instead. I think it's a good question (not a crap) that proved to ...
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Where does this question belong?

I want to ask if I should include known programming languages on my resume. But I do not know which site is appropriate for this. Which StackExchange site should I ask this question on?
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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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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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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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What's up with the “Meaning of MIT license”? (5 years old post recently migrated from SO to Programmers meta, then to main)

What's up with the Meaning of MIT license? This five years old post was recently migrated from SO to Programmers. Not that I complain, but regular migrations like that are blocked by system (see ...
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Why does this homework dump deserve to stay on site (while prior was deleted)?

This homework dump has been quickly deleted - Problem : Valid Segments 1. Consider text comprised of blah blah. Task is to find out blah blah. Next day, it was slightly modified and reposted from ...
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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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Undelete particular question

Can some of the moderators revive (undelete) this question (my own) and it's answers? I was more than sure that it is completely useless and voted to close or delete it. But, other users suggests in ...
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What is wrong with this question ABOUT programing?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/241503/jira-full-blown-solution-for-the-single-developer what is wrong with this question, in gods name, can someone tell me what the problem ...
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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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Asked design pattern question that was put on hold as off-topic - why?

Here the link to the question: ExtensionPoints design and architecture with examples
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How to re-word or 'fix' my question so it can be answered

My question here: Strategies to troubleshoot an error that only happens on a specific device was closed due to being too broad. I don't quite understand why it's too broad, but that's fine, if it's a ...
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Question closed, how to fix it?

Following specification vs. following language standards The way I see it, this question follows The Six Subjective Question Guidelines: It inspires answers that explain "why". Options are given, so ...