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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 ...
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Structured Tag Cleanup: [software-engineering] [closed]

Welcome to the second structured tag cleanup! Based on the voting in the call for proposals, the second round goes to the software-engineering tag, with 84 current questions. The tag has been ...
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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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Blacklist [homework]

homework was recently cleaned up, and as meta tags usually do it found it's way back to us, on at least three questions. Can this tag be blacklisted, so it doesn't keep coming back?
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Get rid of [untagged] tag

Recently I have come across the untagged tag. Why do we have this tag? Isn't the point of tags to keep the site organized? Currently, there are only 2 questions with this tag. It shouldn't be to ...
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Should [svn] and [subversion] be tag synonyms?

svn has 71 questions with a wiki summary. subversion has 29 questions but no wiki summary. Should subversion map to svn? If yes, please could someone with enough rep do so?
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Structured Tag Cleanup: [career] [closed]

Related: Request for comment: structured tag cleanups Structured Tag Cleanup — Call for proposals #1 Welcome to the first structured tag cleanup! Based on the voting in the call for ...
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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, ...
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Should we rename tags subjected to the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative?

So our first round of proposals for the Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative is about to close, and it's looking like career will be first up to the chopping block. Career questions are tricky in that ...
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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 ...
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Why not offer a “voter” badge for participating in the moderators election?

Regarding What do our "low" 2012 election numbers mean?. (I posted it as an answer, but I then deleted it and post it now as a question) 297/5874, yes, that's really a very low percentage. ...
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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, ...
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Guidelines on voting to close a re-opened question?

I just saw a question on how to have more fun at work, which I was about to vote to close, when I read the comments, and saw that it had been closed/re-opened. Personally, I think closing it was the ...
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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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Can we merge the two “Do you have to like math?” questions?

We have two separate questions asking whether you need to know/like/enjoy math to be a good programmer: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/4680/is-it-possible-to-become-a-good-...
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Removing the [homework] tag

The homework tag is a meta tag, it adds nothing to the question and can removed without adversely affecting the question. It has recently resurfaced. I made a start removing the tag from the most ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [bug-tracking] → [issue-tracking]

Amazingly we have almost 5 times more bug-tracking questions than issue-tracking ones, 57 and 17 respectively. I'm aware that bug tracking is not exactly the same thing as issue tracking (some ...
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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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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, ...
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Suggest leaving a templated comment when flagging a question

When flagging a question to be closed, migrated et cetera, I often want to leave comment with a suggestion for the OP about how to improve their question or where it would be more appropriate to ask. ...
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Why are the visited link colors swapped?

In the main list of questions, we have dark blue for visited and light blue for not. Okay. But in the related tab for any question, it's light blue for visited and dark blue for not. This is ...
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Review page doesn't indicate already voted posts

Posts I've already voted on through normal browsing of the site, are not marked as such (red arrow) in the review page. It's more of an annoyance than a bug, if I try to vote again I get the "already ...
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Doesn't indicate results are capped at 5,000 results

On SO when a search returns > 5,000 results it indicates the results have been capped a 5,000 by displaying the number of results as "5,000+" On P.SE it only displays the "5,000" without the plus at ...
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Should there be a faq entry about “[random activity] and programming” questions?

I know that there's always plenty of healthy debate regarding on- and off-topic questions for this site. We can probably all agree that there are a lot of gray areas and ambiguities. Then, there are ...
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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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Tag Merge/Synonym Request: legibility -> readability

legibility has 3 questions, while readability has 24. They appear to be covering the same topics, and "readability" is something that I have heard more often in terms of how easy it is to read and ...
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Ecommerce or e-commerce?

We currently have both an ecommerce and an e-commerce tags. Which should we keep? I personally prefer e-commerce and that's the spelling used in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, but it only has 4 ...
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Migration notice on destination site is incorrect

When migrating a question to another site, the following notice is added: migrated from programmers.stackexchange.com 2 mins ago This question came from our site for expert programmers ...
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Why is “are developers stakeholders” closed?

I came across this question that was closed because it's "not a real question" when cleaning up software-engineering. Why was it closed? So far, the answers are pretty poor. This question is easily ...
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Bad-practice, good-practices, best-practices, practice and programming-practices tags

I notice there are five tags: bad-practice (10), good-practices (18) and best-practices (536), practice (9) and programming-practices (195). I believe: bad-practice must be removed in all cases and ...
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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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Unanswerable “Discussion” Questions

What are the differences between this question: Should there be a regulatory body to regulate the number of developers graduating every year? [closed] And this question: What were the reasons why ...
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How can we improve the FAQ?

There have been a few questions lately about improving the guidance and clarity of what this site is about. We rely heavily on the FAQ for this guidance, but over the past year, our FAQ has become ...
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Removing “expert” from the site description?

Programmers - Stack Exchange is for expert programmers who are interested in conceptual questions on software development. Can we consider removing the word "expert" from our site description? I'...
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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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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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Isn't any question starting with “Isn't” argumentative?

Seems like there is 100% correlation between people asking, "Isn't XXX...?" and "Closed as Not Constructive". I wonder if it could make it into a guideline. Or as a question that comes up as a '...
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Process tag clean-up complete. Please deal with?

Per a previous discussion here on Meta, I went through all questions tagged process. There were no questions about concurrency or IPC with this tag, so it was irrelevant, but I would recommend ...
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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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39 + votes but no reputation change

I have watched my reputation changes and understood every one, until today. I answered a question this morning, received 39 votes, but no reputation change at all from that answer. I thought I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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()...
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The “similar question” sections overlaps the footer [closed]

When asking a question, the "similar questions" side bar scrolls down, which is cool, but if I go all the way down to the bottom of the page, then the side bar covers up the link to the wiki, the "...
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Synonym request: multithreading / multi-threading / multi-threaded

Requesting to merge tags: multi-threading × 19 multithreading × 5 multi-threaded × 4 I'd propose using [multithreading] as the master tag, as this is what Wikipedia uses, but I guess that's not ...
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Merge [database] and [db] tags

Checking the stats db - 3 questions database - 192 questions Can these be merged? It doesn't make sense to have both
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#vote-differences link anchor seems broken in the Meta FAQ

Mousing over the "What does voting mean here?" section of the Meta Programmers FAQ displays the correct link: https://softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/faq#vote-differences. However, ...
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Tag merge request: book → books

I think the tag book should be merged into books, since they clearly mean the same thing.