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What is this site's definitions of development methodologies?

I have a question that was put on hold a little while ago. Not the end of the world, it was a question about agile development and that's not strictly a programmer topic. But when I looked at the on ...
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How could this question be worded to avoid being stamped on?

I asked a question last night which I believe was worthwhile and could have received some interesting responses, but sadly it was swiftly stamped on by the community. I'm doing my best to figure out ...
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Can you please review the modifications for this question?

I modified the original Building a distributed system on Amazon Web Services after the comments mentioned about Why do interview questions make poor Programmers.SE questions? The question now is more ...
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How to improve the document / refactoring question

Question in review: Is it Typical for Large Software Companies to Not Document or Refactor Code? Thunderforge asked in chat I recently had my question put on hold and I'd like to know how I can ...
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How can I reword my question in a useful manner without a clear reason why my question has been closed?

My question Which concepts are pertinent to plan a “end-user documentation” strategy? has been closed, and I do not completely understand why.The reason invoked is "Questions asking us to recommend ...
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Question about string splitting placed on hold?

I recently just posted this: Post and it was flag as primarily opinion-based. The question is about methodologies. How is the question primarily opinion-based? I know there are many different kinds ...
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Do we have any responsibility to take any action if someone says they're thinking about suicide in their post?

There's a post that was closed as off-topic, which it is. It's a rant, one that definitely doesn't fit within the scope of our site. The author of the post mentions he's contemplating suicide. Is ...
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Are there ways this question might be improved so that it gets a good answer?

Is there a better way to ask this question, "Validating need for documentation" - since this seems like a question that has an answer, but then again, I might be wrong. I've attempted to state the ...
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Meta for Mastering a programming language

Question from main: Mastering a programming language by not programming? This meta question is to hash out the meta commentary going on about the Q. Synopsis: the question pitches two extreme ...
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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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Should “What decent web frameworks exists for functional programming” be a wiki answer?

What decent web-frameworks exists for functional programming? is a potentially good topic to have a curated list *. Yea or Nay? * See: New lock type for truly collaborative questions and answers
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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 'What was your most difficult bug hunt' is an edge question?

I learned a lot reading 'What was your most difficult bug hunt' I'm sure it will help me and others (who I plan to narrate some of the stories to) will benefit too. can we please re open it and keep ...
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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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What to do with answers to this question?

Question asked is stated as follows: Is there any hard data (studies, comparisons, not-just-gut-feel analysis) on <particular subject>? Some of the answers given are: I honestly feel there ...
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Can questions about PHP work environments be on topic?

The specific questions I'd like to ask is how to prepare for PHP jobs since a) PHP is not fully OO AFAIK and b) There're no frameworks in the regular sense of other programming languages concept of ...
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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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Is this resource request question on-topic?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/194414/what-psychological-factors-account-for-readability was asked after a related question was closed. gnat posted a comment that detailed: ...
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The stock hardware question is a good one

What is the difference between a stock-hardware and a micro-coded machine in "A Critique of Common Lisp"? started out ranty, and people got carried away in the comments, but the underlying ...
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Why was my question on integrated systems closed, and what can I do to get it re-opened?

I asked a legitimate, specific, relevant, answerable question here: Do integrated systems increase development time and cause inflexibility? It was closed as "not constructive". In the "hot ...
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How can I improve this question so I can get some help with my problem

I asked this question and have started building negative rep for it. I'm actually finding it very difficult to just ask for help here without upsetting someone. What am I doing wrong? I'm happy to ...
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Why was my question downvoted and closed?

My question was downvoted and closed. Comments suggested it was downvoted because it was a question about data unrelated to programming. The question it was duped as is a very similar question, why ...
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I've made a question asking why OTServ - a huge MMORPG open-source community - has a problem with item cloning. Why it was closed?

Earlier I've posted this question (link) on Programmers Stack. Why was it closed and what can I do for it to be reopenned? Note: I've already made some edits taking in account the argumentation ...
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Why my question about Fantom is closed as not constructive?

This is my question which is closed: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/189078/fantom-programming-language Before telling me that the answers would be subjective have a look at ...
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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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Closed question dispute

Should I try to persuade my manager that code tidying should take priority over meeting deadlines? I do not agree that this question should have been closed. If it was truly a duplicate, than the ...
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“NodeJS as an avenue towards learning JavaScript” closure

NodeJS as an avenue towards learning JavaScript This is a question that only someone who knows both JavaScript and Node fairly in-depth could answer properly. I would call that "specific expertise" ...
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Should “How do SaaS companies provide data liberation services” have been closed?

How do SaaS companies provide data liberation services? This is a question that is pertinent to everyone developing SaaS applications today. There is no one right answer, but there are many right ...
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Flags and close votes based on ethical or moral issues

I believe that we should not use flags or close votes to enforce content that is legitimately on topic, yet has potential ethical or moral issues involved. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange....
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Programmer's Rights Q: On topic, off-topic, salvageable?

This question on main was recently opened & closed. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/185784/is-it-reasonable-to-expect-all-the-items-on-the-programmers-bill-of-rights This ...
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Why was this question closed? Has this place gone insane?

DB schema for packaging products/services together under a single price/offer This is straight up design question! Granted it could have been writing better, I didn't fully understand what he was ...
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Advice on making this closed question on Github vs. Bitbucket productive?

My question here was almost immediately closed. I can see why. However I feel like there is still a well-formed question lurking in here somewhere, and it seems like if I could get to it this would be ...
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Why was this question closed?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/177448/about-to-graduate-from-good-school-without-any-progamming-skills This question apparently received 5 close votes without a single ...
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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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Can this question be reopened? [closed]

This question was closed for being an exact duplicate, but I modified it extensively so that it now discusses a particular condition to wrapping third party code. In its previous condition the ...
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Appeal of the closure of a question

Would you have a look at this question and see if it was rightfully closed? I believe I followed all rules this time and I also got answers in the comments. While I should have received those as ...
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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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Should literature about productivity question be closed?

I have a question "How long can a programmer concentrate in a day" that was being closed for being off-topic. In that question, I asked about the existence ( or lack of) of scientific study on then ...
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Is it acceptable to update questions with success/failure stories?

OK, so I added this question last year: Is it unusual for a small company (15 developers) not to use managed source/version control? The question got a fair bit of interest and a number of people ...
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Can we please lock this question?

Dealing with engineers that frequently leave their jobs It's true. This question does not meet the core criteria for this site. But it generated some fantastic answers. Can we please lock this ...
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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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How can we “gently” tell the OP that he must improve the grammar of this question?

How to match responses from a server with their corresponding requests? Preface: I'm very mindful of 'The Summer of Love'. Problem: I feel like the OP has a genuine question here. It's just that it'...
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Why was this question closed as non constructive for no apparent reason?

This question was closed as non constructive with no comments or feedback of why it is considered of low quality. IMHO, I believe the question is reasonable and answerable from anyone with good ...
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Isn't this question a better fit for Workplace.SE?

Comparing one's self to others during interviews Isn't this question a better fit for Workplace.SE? I just don't see how this is specific to programmers or programming.
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Why did the community vote to reopen this question?

What are the differences between QA engineers and software engineers? I just don't think that this is constructive; and I feel like there's a small rant embedded in the question.
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Why are people voting to close this question?

What is the best way to use inheritance with ORMs? In my view, this is a perfectly appropriate question for Programmers.SE that can yield an objective, constructive answer. Do people think that it ...
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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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Why was my question on file comparison tools closed?

I recently asked a question and it was closed and I cannot go back to view the answers in it. Just curious as to why it was closed, it was on topic. question
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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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Questions removed months later

I just noticed that two questions I asked at the beginning of last year were then removed 6-7 months later. Is there any chance I can get a heads-up as to why? This one may have been too subjective, ...