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Using Software Engineering to side step the rules on Stack Overflow

We've had a number of people posting coding questions here apparently to avoid one of the following rules on Stack Overflow: Question posting rate limit - you can only post 6 questions per day and 50 ...
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If “Problem” and “Help” are to be blocked on Stack Overflow question titles, block them here too

We have a problem, need help. When people fail in trying to post their question on Stack Overflow, they come here to post it. This is often the case with people trying to get around a question ban ...
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Let's help askers who are trying to circumvent question block at Stack Overflow

If a first time asker has an SO account that was recently (say, within a week) question blocked over there, how about showing them a warning like this: Wait! You've recently been blocked at Stack ...
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How to treat questions from users question banned on Stack Overflow?

People come to Programmers with their questions for a great many reasons. One apparently is that they've been question banned on Stack Overflow. If we are supposed to treat questions from such ...
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How many questions do we get from users recently blocked at SO, how many of these are closed / deleted?

Recent efforts in SO close vote queue make me think that quite a lot of users started hitting the question ban there. There is long known "tradition" of attempts to circumvent such bans by posting at ...
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Could we please detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow data and offload them to Triage review for an hour or two?

Propose to detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow quality scoring data and put them to Triage queue for an hour or two. If the timeout expires before decision is made, let questions go to ...
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New SE Chat Bot feature for identifying when Programmers is mentioned on Stack Overflow

There are some very creative SE users and contributors to Code Review that have used the Stack API to build an open source SE Chat bot that is currently being used for many things. https://github.com/...
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Are questions about good coding style on topic?

I flagged this SO question as off-topic with the comment "I think this would be a better fit for Programmers.SE, but that's not one of the migration options." This flag was declined with the message "...
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Would this be an on-topic question here? [duplicate]

I asked this question on SO, but it's likely going to be closed for being OT. Would it be on topic here? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33574155/notable-electronic-systems-that-dont-have-a-cpu-...
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Using Programmers as “learning and training area” for Stack Overflow kind questions [duplicate]

Related: Create a New Stack Overflow Instance for Beginner Users and Content (MSO). We are getting many off-topic / implementation and coding kind questions where askers appear to be aware of Stack ...
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How could this user (having only Programmers account) ask at Stack Overflow prior to Programmers?

Here is a thing I can't understand. We recently got a question from a new user. That user has only account at Programmers. Their question has a piece of text that appears to be copied from markdown ...
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'Problem' and 'help' titles in off-topic questions of new users coming from Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I recently learned that some off-topic questions seem to be posted at Programmers with sole purpose to circumvent 'problem' and 'help' title block at Stack Overflow. Can we do something to save these ...
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Perform automatic checks for cross-posting and question block at SO when post enters close queue, not only at attempt to migrate [duplicate]

Suggest to perform automatic checks for cross-posting (including deleted SO cross-posts, like this one for example) and question block / warning at Stack Overflow when post enters close queue, not ...
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Is it okay to flag for moderator intervention attempts to circumvent question block at other site?

I recently flagged an off-topic (implementation) question that was posted here with sole purpose to circumvent "problem" title block at Stack Overflow. I described the issue in "need of moderator ...
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I get more and better attention on Stackoverflow

I have been trying out "programmers" for quite a couple of weeks now and I feel disappointed. The questions I have been asking are for the most part left completely unanswered or get a answered with ...
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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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Please don't migrate crap to SO [duplicate]

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/posts/255703/revisions It should be obvious that this question will be downvoted and closed within moments. Please don't migrate crap to SO. Perhaps ...
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How is this site different than StackOverflow [duplicate]

The purpose of this site is presumably to help professional programmers with programming tasks they encounter in the course of their work. Both sites contain code examples, so that doesn't seem to be ...
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What is the difference between Stack Overflow and Programmers? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? What is the difference between "Stack Overflow" and "Programmers" on Stack Exchange? I know that on Stack ...
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Where can I get wallpaper of Stackoverflow and Stackexchange?

Do stackoverflow and stackexchange provide their wallpaper? I enjoy the style of stackoverflow site, but couldn't find the wallpaper.
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What is the difference between “StackOverflow” and “/*Programmers*/”? [duplicate]

I can see that StackOverflow and Programmers are both about programming. Isn't this redundant? Is there a difference?
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rule for posting programmers vs stackoverflow [duplicate]

this is general question regarding guideline of where to post non-technical questions. I had non-technical question at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15653199/free-compiler-ide-for-writing-...
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How do I migrate a question posted by mistake on Programmers to Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I properly migrate my question I posted a question here on Programmers which would rather fit into Stack Overflow. An user has pointed this out. Further, this question ...
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Difference between Programmers and StackOverFlow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? What is the difference between "http://programmers.stackexchange.com" and StackOverFlow.
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Migrated question from Stackoverflow with no updating of reputation

I got a question migrated from Stackoverflow Visual Programming paradigms, and it continues to be responding, so my reputation on Programmers should increase. However I did not get any increase from ...
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Should we migrate too stackoverflowish questions to stackoverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get a "Belongs on StackOverflow" as a closing reason? suggestions, please!
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What is the difference between Programmers and Stack overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? Like the title says; What is the difference between Stackoverflow and this Q&A site?
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Architecture (and a few other topics) questions, StackOverflow or Programmers? - How do you decide what is subjective?

I DO think this site is great for questions such as software-development-methologies, programming-eductaion, software-laws, business and many other non-programming related questions. However I believe ...
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Please, please can we merge this site back into SO?

There's a lot of space dedicated to explaining the difference between SO and PSE, but precious little cogent justification. I can't see any reason to have 2 separate sites. You're decentralizing ...
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stackoverflow rep gamed? any audit system to check authenticity?

Hi, I have noticed this concept prevalent in other forums where people create multiple id / account and upvote their own answers/questions. Sometimes we see a lot of answers with lot up votes even ...
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Difference between programmers and stackoverflow [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Programmers and SO Not sure what kind of questions should post in programmers and others in stackoverflow. Anyone?
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SO/Programmers gray area

Questions like Is there an alternative to HTML Web Sockets, now that Firefox 4 has disabled them? always give me pause. This question was asked January 4. To me, it is clearly suited better for ...
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Why Programmers when StackOverflow already exists? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Programmers and SO Why does this site exist when there is Stack overflow already?!!
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Does “objective” vs. “subjective” confuse the purpose of this site?

I've followed the evolution of this site for a little while now and I must say I am a little confused. I'm looking for a single place where I can join a community of, what might commonly be called, ...
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Where do Code Golf/Code Challenge questions belong?

Code golf questions are a perennial favorite on Stack Overflow, but are under constant threat of being closed for being off topic or not a real question. Now that Programmers is live, do Code Golf and ...
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What was wrong with the Subjective tag?

Rant incoming... I think this fracturing of SO into a 'subjective' and 'non-subjective' version is the worst idea since New Coke. Its idealogical nonsense in the face of what made SO great, i.e. a ...
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How is this site different than Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Programmers and SO This StackExchange Programmers Beta site seems very redundant to me. How is it intended to differ from StackOverflow?
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Can I ask a Subject Question about Stackoverflow?

I know subjective questions are unacceptable on stackoverflow.com, but what if the question is directly about stackoverflow, for example: Have you noticed more [insert lanuage of you choice] ...
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Should we migrate subjective question from StackOverflow ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we get a "Belongs on StackOverflow" as a closing reason? When the beta will be over, should the subjective question of StackOverflow be migrated here ? Example ...