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Tag Synonyms / Merging: Estimates

Right now, we have 4 estimation tags on SESE: estimation and its unmerged synonym time-estimation (239 questions), cost-estimation (29 questions), and workload-estimation (11 questions). I present ...
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First off-topic close reason text should be updated for new Stack Overflow phrasing

Recently, Stack Overflow changed the "mcve" (Minimal, Complete, and Verifiable Example) phrase to "mre" (Minimal Reproducible Example). While the old links still work, the new canonical link is to ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [modelling] → [modeling]

Please merge tag modelling (20 questions) into modeling (138), and make them synonyms. Neither of tags has wiki, but questions in both appear to be about the same topic and per my reading of Grammar ...
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Enable automatic syntax highlighting for Swift

The question What design pattern would help me make my factory more generic is tagged swift-language but syntax highlighting is not applied to the code block. Can one of the ♦ moderators please ...
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Having 3 or more images in a row shows “Unformatted code”

I was trying to post a question with several images and there were a message about unformated code, although my post did not contain any code at all. After some deleting / pasting code, I found that ...
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Shall we change the reference tag description?

There was a question some days ago asking for 3rd party resources or references, tagged with reference. After the question got closed, the OP asked me about the purpose of the tag, which caused me to ...
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Adjustments to some automated moderator flags

The Stack Exchange platform has automatic triggers in place based on number of answers, number of answers per unit of time, answers from new users per day, answers from new users that get deleted, ...
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The very first question if deleted cannot be retrieved until 2nd question is added

I have noticed one issue that very first question if deleted cannot be retrieved. The steps were: I asked 1 question today, which was down-voted. I realized that it should have not been asked in ...
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Unwanted horizontal scroll bar in all the pages in Firefox browser

There is a horizontal scroll bar in the bottom of this site in all the pages in Firefox browser. There is no use of the horizontal scroll bar in the pages. Configurations: OS: Windows 10 Pro Mozilla ...
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“more” link in footer is hardly viewable

In the footer, the more link is hardly view-able due to the free handed image in the background, when select the Technology sites. Screenshot for reference:
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Bug: incorrect links in 'What topics can I ask about here?'

I've just noticed that all links in the help section What topics can I ask about here? point to programmers.stackexchange.com. Links to the main parts of the site do resolve to softwareengineering....
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Do we need to provide guidance for questions related to ethics?

I would like to edit this question/answer to provide specific guidance for asking and answering questions related to ethics on Software Engineering: Ethics questions are on-topic, given that direct ...
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We have a scope problem with Software Engineering's tagline

Visitors to our site are taking the words "who care about delivering software responsibly" in our tagline as evidence of question topicality. Witness: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/...
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What is a position of [software-developer]?

We're getting rather steady stream of blatantly off-topic questions in software-developer tag. A few recent examples: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/338512/hired-as-...
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Possible grouping of “Analysis”, “System analysis” and “Business analysis” tags

There are currently several analysis tags which significantly overlap, but some having relatively few questions: Analysis: 80 questions - 8 this year Business-analysis: 26 questions - 2 this year ...
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Is this question about code reviews on topic? If not, why?

The question What is best practice when running code reviews (formerly How can I tactfully suggest improvements to review others' badly designed code during review?) seems to have been closed about a ...
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Badges and tag “X” buttons misplaced

While I only have one badge, it is appearing incorrectly on meta: While I was reporting this bug, I noticed that the "X" button that appears in the tag field is misplaced as well:
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New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange

Changing this site from the increasingly anachronistic "Programmers" to the more fitting "Software Engineering" has been... A long road. So far, we've discussed... ...the name itself ...the audience /...
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Custom Close Reason Updates

First: We have a fourth custom close reason added. One of the most common close reasons that isn't accounted for by one of the current custom close reasons is for questions seeking legal advice or ...
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(4 years later) Dear Stack Exchange: can we change our site name?

Four years ago we asked for a name change, which was rejected by SE because there was no evidence to support the claim it was causing user confusion, and there were other things the site should focus ...
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Reopen 'Benefits of Structured Logging vs basic logging'

Benefits of Structured Logging vs basic logging I made a significant edit to make this question more appropriately scoped here and less "tell me why my coworker is wrong." Reopen votes?
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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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Does this question about glasses serve any historically significant function?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/38299/do-computer-glasses-work?rq=1 Does the above provide any reason why I should not delete it?
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Tag merge / synonym request: [life-cycle] → [sdlc]

Please merge tag life-cycle (22 questions) into sdlc (35), and make them synonyms. Only sdlc tag has wiki, but questions in both appear to be about software development lifecycle. Preference for ...
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When your question is flagged as a duplicate, the edit link appears to not render correctly

I posted a question that has since been flagged as a duplicate of an already existing question. The panel at the top of the question is as you'd expect, apart from the 'edit' link which hasn't ...
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server-client-server-client-server-… Let's avoid infinite recursions

server-client has a wiki and 63 questions, client-server has no wiki and 21 questions. I think that there is no real difference between them and one should be merged into the other (probably the ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [ux] → [user-experience]

Please merge tag ux (13 questions) into user-experience (68), and make them synonyms. Neither of the tags has wiki, but questions in both are about user experience (UX). Preference for master tag is ...
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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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Network icons are broken

Any idea why the Hot Network Questions suddenly look like this on P.SE? (But not here on Meta.P.SE, for whatever reason...)
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Merge and replace custom close reason

We've been fairly consistently getting poor quality implementation and debugging questions. A previous suggestion (related: 1 2) to increase the count hasn't been acted upon and the suggestion for us ...
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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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Odd wrapping of pending flags

With this latest maintenance outage came a new UI around the helpful flags that one can see on the profile. On MSE the pending flags looks like: On Photography (a particularly challenging site ...
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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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Tag merge / synonym request: [software-performance] → [performance]

Please merge tag software-performance (14 questions) into performance (461), and make them synonyms. Tag software-performance has no wiki, for performance there is tag wiki excerpt: Questions ...
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Which behavior is undefined?

There is undefined-behavior (2 questions - US spelling) and undefined-behaviour (5 questions - British spelling). Please do the mod thing to sort this tag stuff out.
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Tag merge / synonym request: [float] → [floating-point]

Please merge tag float (10 questions) into floating-point (32), and make them synonyms. Preference for master tag is because it looks unambiguous and because Wikipedia article uses this term: ...
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Why is this question still around?

I'm talking about this. The user is obviously a troll and should probably be question-locked and some serious action taken to limit their ability to comment. I flagged it for moderator attention, no ...
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Difference between embedded and embedded-systems tags

I looked through the recent questions in the embedded tag, and they seem to be primarily about embedded systems, with some exceptions, like What is the difference between embedding and composing?. ...
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Why is this question locked?

This question shows up in the 10k delete review list because it has a delete vote cast: How do I explain a “Hello World” program for beginners? [closed] The question is a classic example of How do I ...
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add “finding a good book for ____” to off-topic section

Currently the on-topic page reads: and it is not about... general workplace issues, office politics, and job hunting (check out The Workplace instead) implementation issues, such as ...
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Is the ALL CAPS question filter broken?

We recently had a very poor quality question seemingly bypass the filter for all caps in a title. And about a month ago, there was another poor quality question that made it through the quality ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [compilers] → [compiler]

Please merge tag compilers (212 questions) into compiler (82), and make them synonyms. Preference for master tag is because Wikipedia article uses singular form: Compiler. Tag wikis appear to be ...
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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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Analysis of the [development-environment] tag

Ummm.... this question was titled with work-environment. What happened? @ThomasOwens merged work-environment into development-environment, which now needs a second pass from the community. We've ...
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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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Tag merge / synonym request: [developer] -> [software-developer]

Tag merge / synonym request: developer -> software-developer It's possible they should both be added to STCI, but at the very least, I don't see much of a difference between these tags. Software ...
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Help Center tuning: “help/on-topic/and it is not about…” += references to meta guidance

Per recent discussion, I drafted some updates I'd like to have in Help Center -> What topics can I ask about here, section not about... Added text is in bold, deleted is crossed, and some links are ...