Questions tagged [status-completed]

Indicates that the report has been resolved through the implementation of a feature or the fixing of a bug.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
384
votes
12answers
8k views

(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 ...
43
votes
9answers
1k views

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 /...
33
votes
7answers
2k views

Change the name of Programmers to something that more accurately reflects the site scope? [duplicate]

This is a follow-up to the discussion on renaming the site to match its FAQ, or changing the FAQ to match the site name. That discussion is one of the highest voted questions on here, so this ...
26
votes
5answers
1k views

What can we do about extremely low quality questions from unregistered users?

The problem Tons of extremely low quality questions from unregistered accounts. A few recent examples: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/162691/question-on-pl-sql-evaluate-the-...
26
votes
2answers
288 views

Bring Syntax Highlighting to code blocks here on P.SE

We have a lot of code here. I think everyone agree that we need syntax highlighting. EDIT: Support this feature request on MSO
24
votes
5answers
2k views

Get rid of the “don't call yourself a programmer” link in our FAQ

Wow, we link to "Don’t Call Yourself A Programmer, And Other Career Advice" by Patrick McKenzie in our FAQ? Sure he's got some brutally true snippets in there, but overall it's a bad article. "...
24
votes
2answers
451 views

Can we get a “Belongs on StackOverflow” as a closing reason?

Once in a while someone pops up with an objective "help me with my code" question like this one. I think it'd be nice to have a mechanism to migrate these to StackOverflow. Thoughts?
22
votes
1answer
761 views

“The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed.” yeah baby!

Since everything is pretty much subjective here, perhaps this message should be disabled on this site. "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." Thoughts?
21
votes
10answers
675 views

Should our FAQ contain a list of what's off topic and if so what should that list contain?

Now that there's a migration path from Stack Overflow to here, should we be more strict about what's off topic? I know there's this old question about what the FAQ should contain, but the current FAQ ...
21
votes
2answers
498 views

Should Programmers participate in Winter Bash 2014?

Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that chooses to participate. Users earn “hats” for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges). Certain ...
19
votes
2answers
310 views

Blacklist [programming] and [programmers]

Other sites have been able to get their site name and primary focus blacklisted: English WordPress Drupal This is a request to get ours blacklisted as well. Our entire site could be tagged with ...
19
votes
3answers
256 views

Can the accept rate be removed?

The "accept rate" feature seems useless to me and only leads into frustration for those asking questions. See this question. (And no, it's not a duplicate as that question isn't a feature request...) ...
16
votes
2answers
129 views

Burninate and blacklist [advice]

Every question is about advice: it'd be akin to tagging every question with help or this-is-a-question-i-assure-you. I would speculate the vast majority of questions tagged advice are there because of ...
14
votes
5answers
406 views

Should we mention The Workplace in our FAQ?

Sort of following up on How should we guide questions toward The Workplace? I was thinking our FAQ's bit that says we're NOT about "career advice, including general workplace issues" to explicitly ...
13
votes
5answers
561 views

Should LMGTFY be banned?

On StackOverflow, lmgtfy.com is banned by a word filter, because it's insulting and because it's not in keeping with the goals of the site which is to be a encyclopedia of sorts of answers to common ...
13
votes
1answer
228 views

Please blacklist [best-practices]

best-practices was recently burninated and removed from all 700+ questions that had it. However, it's sprung up again like wild fire on 6 new questions in the last week. Can this tag be blacklisted, ...
13
votes
1answer
149 views

Kill the [help] tag

Most, if not all, people that use the site need help. So why do we have help? Let's kill it!
13
votes
1answer
173 views

Could we get the “new” coding font style?

As the newest generation of Stack Exchange sites are launched, one thing I'm envious of is the font style used for coding blocks. Consider the following program here: #include <stdio.h> main()...
12
votes
2answers
144 views

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-...
12
votes
2answers
93 views

Improperly prompting for career development tags in new questions

In the FAQ it plainly states that career advice questions are not appropriate. Yet when a new question is being asked you are prompted to input a tag, including the career-development. Perhaps we ...
12
votes
6answers
374 views

Programmers Moderator Cards

We recently printed some business cards for our Stack Exchange employees and they turned out great. It got us thinking: our sites' moderators have been working hard to keep our sites high quality for ...
11
votes
2answers
216 views

Can we change the name of the chat room? [closed]

Other Stack Exchange sites have interesting and descriptive names for their chat rooms while ours is just "Programmers". Would it be possible to change it to something more like those sites? Let's ...
11
votes
2answers
144 views

Do we need to black list the [beginners] tag?

A while ago we cleaned up the beginners tag, but it has returned. Do we need to ban the `beginners` tag? Is now the time to request it gets added to the black list (after another clean up)?
11
votes
2answers
144 views

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 (...
11
votes
2answers
606 views

Improve question quality by informing askers of expectations in some career related tags

Over here at Programmers, a lot of askers seems to misunderstand site-specific expectations of career related questions, which frequently results in questions closure and deletions. Propose to help ...
11
votes
1answer
207 views

Can we remove “programming puzzles” from appropriate questions to ask on Programmers?

There is this question from December 2010, with 10 upvotes for removing code golf from being on-topic here. There are also a total of 17 upvotes on posts advocating a separate puzzles/golf sits in ...
11
votes
1answer
184 views

Accepted answer checkmark color

When I ask a question (and every answer has a check mark next to it for me to select one as my accepted answer), it's very hard for me to tell the difference between the check mark that I've checked, ...
10
votes
2answers
621 views

remove CW status for this answer? (hashing algorithms testing by Ian Boyd)

Which hashing algorithm is best for uniqueness and speed? Particular answer to above question has been made CW per automatic rule (quote source): The post has been edited ten (10) times by the ...
10
votes
1answer
89 views

CSS Rule for Flagging comments bumps layout by 1px

I've noticed on Programmmers.SE that when you hover over the flag this comment button it bumps the surrounding container by 1px. After inspecting the css, I noticed these rules in all.css: .flag-off {...
10
votes
1answer
147 views

Footer line floats up too high in the main review page

I'm seeing this on Chromium 22 (Windows & Linux) & Firefox 15 (Windows): The footer line is a bit in the way. Tried the usual clearing of caches/hard refresh but that doesn't seem to help....
10
votes
0answers
99 views

Should the thinking tag be removed?

Should the thinking tag be removed? It seems vague, is used in only 13 question, and has only 1 follower. I'm thinking it should be pruned.
10
votes
0answers
200 views

Information on the moderator candidates [closed]

Yi Jiang has put together a nice site that use the Stack Overflow API to display information on the moderator candidates. Click here to see all the information. The information presented is: What ...
9
votes
3answers
319 views

Structured Tag Cleanup — Call for proposals #1 [closed]

Related: Request for comment: structured tag cleanups This is a call for proposals for the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative. Provide one proposal per post A tag cleanup proposal is a tag, ...
9
votes
8answers
724 views

Programmers.SE Contest: New Proposal [closed]

The last celebration proposal we had never got off of it's feet. In fact, the Birthday Celebration Proposal's time has come, and it left a long time ago. So a few other P.SE members and I came up with ...
9
votes
1answer
125 views

remove CW status for this answer? (OO-principles for Javascript by Daniel)

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/180588/31260 Above answer has been made CW per automatic rule (quote source): The post has been edited ten (10) times by the original owner. ...
9
votes
1answer
93 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
151 views

The “comment edited” picture icon to be more subtle

The pencil icon for edited comments are far too large on P.SE + Meta. It seems like every other site uses the standard tiny pencil, which works well and is unobtrusive.
9
votes
1answer
124 views

Search brings up deleted questions in results

Couple of days ago I started noticing deleted questions appearing in search results. At first I thought it was mod vision (moderators can search for deleted posts) but today when I happened to search ...
9
votes
2answers
168 views

Tag Synonym: unit-tests -> unit-testing

I was just doing some STCI cleanup for stci-software-engineering and noticed that there was both a unit-tests and unit-testing tag. There are only 8 questions tagged unit-tests, 7 of which are also ...
9
votes
1answer
147 views

Favicon has white rather than transparent background

A minor point, but the new favicon (coffee cup) has a white rather than transparent background - unlike the other sites: Can we have a nice transparent background please?
8
votes
5answers
221 views

Should we clarify the wording of our “Not Constructive” close reason?

Our "not constructive" close reasons is as follows: This question does not meet enough of our six guidelines for constructive subjective questions. All questions should be practical, answerable, ...
8
votes
7answers
716 views

How do our moderators, and community members, feel about cleaning up comment noise? [duplicate]

This question has been superseded by the following questions: How can we improve our guidance about the purpose of comments? When should comments be deleted? Subsequent to a question about ...
8
votes
2answers
316 views

Should the Programmers Blog Trello Board be made public?

The idea has been floated that we should make the Programmers Trello board publicly viewable. I want to put this up to a community vote. A decision should be reached within 1 week.
8
votes
3answers
121 views

Is it possible to retrieve an answer to a deleted question?

A couple years ago, I wrote an answer to a question that appears to have been deleted. I was just thinking that I wanted to write a blog post based on that answer, and I'd rather not have to rewrite ...
8
votes
2answers
82 views

Should we remove Code Golf questions from on-topic on FAQ

See more about this discussion on Mark Trapp's comment and question. So, I'm directly asking for permission to drop it.
8
votes
1answer
101 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
75 views

Blacklist [subjective]

I thought subjective was blacklisted already, but it made its way onto a recent question. It's one of the unholy trinity of bad meta-tags: can it be blacklisted here?
8
votes
1answer
214 views

Negative Moderator Message

Moderator message for Questions with many answer is very negative (See an example here): With 75 answers it is highly unlikely that your answer will add anything new. Please feel free to comment or ...
8
votes
2answers
373 views

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 ...
8
votes
2answers
360 views

Blacklist [career]

career was recently cleaned up, through the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative. It's a rather troublesome tag that we've been trying to get rid of for quite some time: Previous attempts to clean ...