Questions tagged [status-completed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [cache] → [caching]

Please merge tag cache (27 questions) into caching (79), and make them synonyms. Tag cache does not have wiki nor excerpt. Tag caching wiki excerpt is Questions regarding cache algorithms by ...
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Are [video lectures] useful?

Let's burninate tag video-lectures. As of now, there are 5 questions in this tag. All appear to be off-topic education advice / off-site resource requests. None looks worth keeping. https://...
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Update “Introducing Programmers” blog to reflect site scope change

In the Introducing programmers.stackexchange.com blog post, Jeff announces our site with great fanfare. And while I'm all for promoting our site, there are a few problems with that post that I think ...
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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 ...
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FAQ Sidebar on Programmers Meta

Per the MSE question: faq-sidebar-for-per-site-metas this is to request a FAQ sidebar instead of the chat sidebar on Programmers Meta. So instead of: We would have a listing of the questions from faq ...
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Missing and extra spaces in comments

I've seen this glitch a few times with Safari (7.1) on the Mac (10.9.5). It manifests as either no spacing between text and the link in a comment, or irregular location of the hyphen. Notice the ...
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Synonym request: multithreading, threading, thread

The the tags multithreading, thread, and threading are duplicates. multithreading seems to be used the most. I don't see any disadvantage to this (except if a question is only talking about one ...
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Misspelled tag “polymoprhism” on SE should be merged with existing tag “polymorphism”

I found a misspelled tag on SE: polymoprhism. The 'p' and 'h' are incorrectly swapped. It really should be polymorphism.
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Clean up [domain]

The domain tag currently provides very little value, because it's an ambiguous term that refers to several unrelated concepts in vastly different fields. Based on a very quick look, it appears that ...
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What happened to: “What benefits are there to native JavaScript development?”?

I was reading this question and answer this morning and I noticed it disappeared now and I get an error page with "removed for reasons of moderation" What happened to the question and why? I recall ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [optimisation] -> [optimization]

Please merge or create a synonym for optimisation and optimization. Both appear to be valid writings depending on the spelling (British/American English), but their meaning (and therefore tag ...
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Badge count experiencing cropping at 7 digits

If you have 7 digits of badges on Programmers.SE, you start to experience truncation: With 8 digits of badges, you really get chopped off: This isn't a problem on other Stack Exchange sites: ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [js] → [javascript]

There are currently 8 questions with the tag js, they seem to all refer to JavaScript, so it would seem natural to make this a synonym.
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Pop up for Low Quality comment options behind links

The popup for the 'leave a comment' is showing up behind the links at the top of the page: All of the following screen shots are from a mac. Original report in Safari: Fresh install of Firefox: ...
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Undelete particular question

Can some of the moderators revive (undelete) this question (my own) and it's answers? I was more than sure that it is completely useless and voted to close or delete it. But, other users suggests in ...
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Bottom bar floating in middle of the page

The bottom bar (that black almost a straight line thing) is floating in the middle of the page on reviews. This may be a regression of: Footer line floats up too high in the main review page Line in ...
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Should frameworks and framework tags be merged?

Should frameworks and framework tags be merged? I think so. What do you think?
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Remove the [asp] tag or link the [asp] tag to either [asp-classic] or [asp.net]

On Stack Overflow, the asp tag was made a synonym of asp-classic since that is generally what is meant. Looking over the 8 that are were tagged here as asp shows a similar pattern of usage. (though I ...
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Some cat ate The Whiteboard; Chat has broke

It would appear as though The Whiteboard has been swallowed whole like an egg roll by this cat: Help?
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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-...
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Locked posts shouldn't show up for review

This post came up while using the new "Review Low Quality Posts" tool, but it wouldn't let me vote because the post is locked. If you can't vote on it, it shouldn't pop up for review in the first ...
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What's the upper character limit for a post's size? (and implement a warning system for it)

I seem to have reached this limit while editing my answer to: I've inherited 200K lines of spaghetti code -- what now? This is a bit frustrating, as the editor didn't warn me, so I typed away and ...
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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 ...
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Why Can't I Edit Tag Wikis?

I have edited a couple tag wikis today, and was trying to edit some more, but now, when I try to edit them, the same screen that usually comes up comes up, but without the box to edit the tag wiki…Why ...
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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 ...
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How to disassociate my email that I am not using anymore

I was told to post a meta question to disassociate my email that I am not using anymore. I have associated a new email to this account, and would like my old email of gmail to be removed from this ...
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The post notice font size has shrunk

I just added a post notice to a question and saw the font had dropped down a size: I haven't added a post notice in several days so I don't know when it started doing this, but could it be ...
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Synonym request: php5 → php

There are: 458 questions tagged php 9 questions tagged php5 Of the 9 php5 questions two are closed and none ask for anything specific to PHP5 (There's one comparison with earlier versions question, ...
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Flag question button when “off topic” chosen as reason doesn't work

The red "Flag question" button in the flagging modal doesn't seem to work today for when "off topic" is chosen. I've tried on two questions, flagged them as not constructive instead (worked fine). ...
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I'm not sure if this is a global thing or a site-specific thing, but “too many recent edits” is useless

I'm editing a post, I spend a few minutes making changes, and I go to save it. I get an error message that simply says that I've made "too many recent edits". I don't even know what that means, aside ...
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Is this abuse? Lost 16 rep all at once across 9 unrelated questions

This may be the wrong area for this, but it seems like something that would be banned by the TOS. Apparently I upset somebody and a lot of my answers were downvoted all at once. Kinda sucks losing ...
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Why is the badge count on top of the page different than the badge count in the profile?

I noticed that I recently obtained the "Autobiographer" badge, and three others, and somehow my badge count is still at 8 on the top of the page whereas it correctly displays 12 on my profile. My ...
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Can we get a simple way to initiate a chat?

The answer to this chat-related question leads to a feature request: A simple way to notify and invite someone to chat regardless of whether they've ever chatted before or not. Story: As a [...
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Question removed

Yesterday I asked a question about web development, here's the link But the question was removed, and I wanted to look back at it. Why is this?
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Can we make the FAQ (tag) more FAQ-y?

Right now we have just 8 faq posts. That's not terrible, but they are in various states, various formats, and one of them is even closed. I think it would be great to clean up these posts, decide on a ...
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Do we need to ban the `beginners` tag?

I've seen a number of questions tagged beginners recently. This is a meta tag which doesn't add anything to the question or site. What benefit, if any, does anyone think that this tag brings? If ...
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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 technical ...
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Requirements for the Deputy badge

Just wondering if I've misunderstood the requirements for the Deputy badge. (I haven't received it.) Achieved maximum flag weight by reviewing and flagging appropriately. Have I misinterpreted ...
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Search cases-sensitivity bug

I wanted to search for questions relating to F# on the site, so I went to the search box and just typed: f# This returned no results. Searching for F# however (note the uppercase F), does return ...
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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 ...