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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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The OP Seemed Genuinely Curious: Couldn't An Edit Have Saved This Question?

Can applications affect power consumption in a substantial way? Indeed, as currently constituted, this question probably should be closed. Yet the OP seemed genuinely curious, and the answers and ...
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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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Closed question about visual programming paradigms

I had a question closed today, Why did visual programming never take off and what future paradigms might change that? which I do not understandy why. People keep responding the question, and for me ...
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What have I missed in asking a subjective question?

Before posting my question I searched to see if I could find some similar question (which I did not). I read the faq, and I did read the Good Subjective, Bad Subjective blog. I phrased the question in ...
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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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Should Why is Global State so Evil? be closed?

So since we've been round about today on Constructive Questions, should Why is Global State so Evil? be closed? It is essentially a subjective matter, likely to result in a list, and seems to be ...
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Is this “20% time” question on-topic or off?

Is this question off-topic?
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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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Why was this question closed, it is clear and has factual answer

This question was closed as not a real question, but it seems obvious enough? Restated it's asking if Apple offers the equivalent of Sun's Java programming certificates. The question could be stated ...
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is this question OK? (“how to be… without a CS degree”)

Is this question OK for Programmers? How to be a successful programmer without a CS degree To me "the essence of question" somehow does not feel quite right. This in essence, is my question: ...
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Should the question asking for articles on writing a good job description for a web developer position have been closed?

This is the question I'm referring to. Are developers the best suited for answering questions about job postings for developers? Should the question therefore have been left open?
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Why is this question non-constructive?

Recently this question has been closed. Summary of the question: "I want to use the actor model in C++ (more precisely, remote actors), can someone indicate a framework supporting this concept?" I ...
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Why has this question been closed?

A recent question of mine has been closed as non-constructive. The question was IMO very clear: what are / would be the technical problems in dropping backward compatibility from C++. I got a quite ...
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Please Close This Question

Please close this question ASAP. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a non-spam question that was more off-topic.
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Issues of possible innovation via new programming languages, removal=censorship? [closed]

If someone raises new ideas of innovation , to improve usability or productivity, especially in a category of programming languages where it is pretty badly needed (and problems haven't been solved ...
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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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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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Why was the XAML question closed?

About the question: In hindsight, is XAML a mistake or a good approach? I think this is a solicitation of constructive criticism and praise for an existing technology. We want to know what lessons ...
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Can we reopen the question about what technology is the best fit for small, browser-based games?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/139000/1130 The question is asking what language to use for small, in-browser games, such as tower-defense games, RPGs, and multi-user dungeons. The ...
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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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Why did my question about community-managed product backlogs get close votes?

I just deleted my question after it received two close votes. Title of the Question was: Do community managed product backlogs exist? The body of the question was: Do community managed Scrum ...
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Why is the question regarding mentoring closed?

I am referring to this question:What you should do if your junior did not adopt your suggestion? . I was asked to take this question to Parenting SE or Professional Matters SE, because the question ...
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Can this question be reopened: “Are there open source alternatives to Bitbucket, Github, Kiln, and similar DVCS browsing and management tools”

I have rewritten my question so as to remove any polling type questions. Can this question be reopened? Are there open source alternatives to Bitbucket, Github, Kiln, and similar DVCS browsing and ...
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Why is it not suitable to ask why a question is not suitable to be asked?

Here's my meta question: Why is it not suitable for ask how to name a process? I'm presuming it's been downvoted because it's not appropriate to ask questions about questions in meta, despite a mod ...
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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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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 ...
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Should this question be closed or stay open (with or without edits)?

I'm looking at Form screenshot for legal proof of clicking one of the checkboxes? and it feels like a mostly legal problem rather than a software development question. We have visited legal questions ...
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Why is the question “Is there such a thing as a super programmer?” closed?

My question Is there such a thing as a super programmer? is currently closed as not constructive. Why? The question invites explanation; has inspired reasonably long answers; is worded in a fair way; ...
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Why was the maintainability question closed?

The question What hurts maintainability? recently got closed as being not constructive. In the comments two reasons were suggested: The fact that it has 18 answers is an indication that it's not ...
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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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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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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 was the question about “when” statements closed?

Why do decent questions get unilaterally closed by one admin? Here's only the most recent case: Is there such a thing as a "when" statement? I can understand the need for the pure junk/...
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Should we be deleting questions which still have valuable answers?

Reviewing an old answer of mine, I noticed that one of my links to another answer of mine had gone stale, losing both the content and the context of that answer. Now I seem to remember that the ...
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When is “collaboratively edited”, hijacking someone's question?

I'm upset that my question caused such negative responses. For my part I am sorry to have contributed to the Bait, Bully and Gang activity that I feel the post was creating. I was on the defensive for ...
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Why is this question not re-opened and what work is needed to make it re-openable?

I have tried to edit this question (closed by one moderator vote): What does a company typically expect from a Perl developer? to be as clear as possible and most importantly to be objective AND to ...
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Why was my question about being asked to do an unpaid job closed?

Being asked to do a job without being paid for it I asked this question because I've seen several ethical questions proposed on this site with fairly good responses. The question got closed because "...
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How can I make my question about whether C++ is harder to learn more appropriate?

I asked this question: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/111530/is-c-harder-to-learn-use-than-other-languages and it was promptly closed as "not constructive". Ok, that's fine. ...
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Why was my question about the consequences of using Windows XP closed?

I open this question on meta because I want to know why Anna Lear closed my question? Is it my question really sucks or Anna Lear was angry with my comment in other unrelated question? Someone told ...
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Moderator closing, reasoning behind it, and handling thereof

I am leaving the relevant moderator's name out of this question because I wish to focus on the actions and facts and not on the person. First, I sincerely thank whomever migrated my question (Need to ...
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Why was this question locked?

This question came up on my tag clean up, so I can't retag it. I can see it being closed for Not a Real Question, since it isn't good in it's present state. However, I did want to (like I said) retag ...
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Should the “stressors” question have been left open?

I am referring to this question: What stressors do programmers encounter on the job? I can see that one of the moderators stepped in and added some guidance for answers, but it sure doesn't look ...
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Is this question specific to programmers, or has everyone forgotten/relaxed about that requirement?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/74116/how-often-is-too-often-to-change-workplaces The FAQ says: If your question can also be applied to other jobs then it's not really ...
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Why was the SQL injection question closed?

How can I get programmers to stop writing code vulnerable to SQL injection? Granted, the tone is somewhat argumentative. But it's a legitamate question - he wants some ideas on how to help his junior ...
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Why my thread has been closed and locked?

From here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2011/03/29/10146895.aspx?PageIndex=1#comments It proves that what I've said here: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/64245/vs2010-...
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Should this bickering question be deleted?

This question started out so-so, but by the time you get to the comments on the last (most downvoted) question, it's descended into a mire of tit-for-tat insults between two people who have ended up ...