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What is the difference between Stack Overflow and Software engineering? [duplicate]

There is software engineering, and there is stack overflow. What is the difference between them, and when should I use which if I am developing C with gtk3?
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Why have I reached question limit? My questions were not downvoted

I can't ask questions at https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com anymore. Why? I don't see my questions downvoted: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/users/45576/porton?tab=...
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Please delete a post for me

I recently made this post, but: its answers are unrelated to my question, I was not allowed to edit my question, I was not allowed to delete my post, I received a number of rather unfriendly remarks. ...
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Is this the right place to ask about algorithm / data structure related questions?

For example, I want to compare linked list and array by calculating their big O notations; can I post it here on Software Engineering as a discussion?
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I have been banned to ask questions

I have been banned to ask questions for no apparent reason: I only have 5 questions there and all of them have upvotes and answers, none of the questions are flagged to be closed either. Can anyone ...
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What is wrong with this question

I asked following question on enquiring about the approach I should adopt while writing tests for controllers in REST api application? Within few hours it was downvoted three times but none of the ...
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Is a question about macros off-topic here

I have a program that uses macros, and I need somewhere to ask questions. If this would be the wrong place, a quick point to the right one would be appreciated.
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Can I ask about the design model of an open source project in software engineering?

I found a repo of an open source project on github (if you like to know, it is https://github.com/openstack/python-openstacksdk ). I want to contribute to it, but I don't know the project's design ...
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Why do people not understand a question for “scientifically” standards is not meaning “examples”?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Are there descriptive examples of the architecture of standard content management systems, that provide full user rights handling? ...
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how to move question to stackoverflow or programmers?

I asked this question: pattern to unlock thread and get variable in fast unlock after two calls to close the question I realize that I should had asked in programmers. Can I move the question ...
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Requesting “It took a generation” tag

In Douglas Crockford's "The Better Parts" lecture, there was a drum being beaten again and again: It took a generation for us to realize that high-level languages were a good idea. It took a ...
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Where to ask a question about using a shared android device among entire dev team? [duplicate]

We just got a Note 8 for the office. I'm curious how other shops handle dev devices. Do you create a generic google account to login? etc, etc Is there a place on the SE network that this question ...
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Why was my legacy question closed and locked?

Are there any studies on the Efficiency/Effectiveness of Agile vs Waterfall I asked this question 6 years ago and It finally got some good information then the answer was deleted and the post locked ...
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Rejected edit accidentally - Can we revoke the rejection we made?

I was reviewing the edits suggested by @InnovaITveSolutions to this question how-to-prevent-dependency-injection-from-killing-object-oriented-programming and accidentally voted to reject it. (...
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What's so terrible about this naming question?

What's the name of the antipattern opposite to “reinventing the wheel”? [on hold] Many people tried suggestions of various derivatives - consequences, special cases, but none for the thing provided, ...
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reference-request tag is missing [duplicate]

Why there is no reference-request tag? I want to ask where can I read about a certain topic. Are questions like this offtopic?
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How to find highly upvoted comments

I am curious to see the most highly upvoted comments on the site, because I posted a comment on a HNQ which has more upvotes than the question - 138 at this point. Is there a way to see the highly ...
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can this SE do LaTeX? [duplicate]

just wondering. or is it just code? thnx
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Is it acceptable to edit an answer that's already accepted

My answer has the highest score (79 at time of posting) and has been accepted by the questioner. (Thanks!) I'm a little unhappy with it though, and a couple of commenters have made valid points that ...
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Where to ask a question about what language/framework to use for coding a math game? [duplicate]

I am wanting to write a little math training game that can run in the browser where users can do exercises with, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, in a range from 0 - 100. The ...
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Are questions about flowcharts appropriate on Software Engineering?

Are questions about flowcharts appropriate on Software Engineering? On what Stack Exchange site should one post a question about asking feedback regarding a flowchart about software?
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Find specific question

I compared 2 different malloc versions and asked about malloc and free where a test first resulted in that one malloc was faster than the other and then a comment or answer was that if you allocate or ...
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OT to ask how to contribute to open source projects?

I would like to ask how I should proceed if I want to commit to an open source (e.g. Java, maybe Spring framework) project. I'm not sure if that question is OT. I've previously used both Java and ...
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Why is my correct answer deleted?

I answered a longer question for which there turns out to be a relatively simple answer in a relatively simple way. A user complained that my answer was just an opinion and anyone could oppose it. I ...
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Is there a way to see all favorite questions of all my communities?

So, since as a programmer I use many different stackexchange sites, like Stack Overflow Software Engineering Game Development Theoretical Computer Science I want to see all questions that I have ...
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Are questions regarding to Software performance testing off-topic?

I have been asked to prepare the whole performance test plan for the current project I'm working on. This is the first time I have to take forward such task by my own and ,honestly, I don't even know ...
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Software Engineering not appearing on My Communities

Since the name changed to Software Engineering, i am not able to see it on My Communities. Are you guys experiencing the same issue? Or maybe i did something wrong? I have to look it on More Stack ...
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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Software Engineering

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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Is it safe to continue using [programmers.se] as a magic link?

The point of magic links is to link to a site quickly in comments. [softwareengineering.se] is quite a mouthful. It looks like [se.se] is not a valid link to our site and it's questionable if it ever ...
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Excessive editing of a post

This revision was approved: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/revisions/201726/6 How do I protest a revision? I am still indicated as the author of the question, but it has been ...
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How is user without gold tag badge closing questions as duplicates with no other votes?

Lately, I've seen a number of questions closed as duplicates with only gnat's vote, such as When to make classes that do multiple things? As far as I know, the only legitimate way to do this is by ...
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Do old chat messages get deleted?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/87765/166373 I'm trying to look at the discussions that were moved to chat but it gives me a "Page Not Found" error. Is it because it was too old?
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Why can't I ask customer service-related questions here?

I have questions about how I go about using various tools or products. Can I ask these questions here? If not, why? Where can I ask them?
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Why was my answer removed even though I have provided disclaimer speaking about my involvement in this work?

I have a question about my Programmers Stack Exchange post: If mutual exclusion is not implemented, how would we detect a race condition? I am looking for a reply (preferably by Gnat, who removed the ...
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Could someone help get this question on track please?

The question is https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/329657/how-to-model-a-simple-economic-market It seems that the first version was seemingly too broad so I'm doing my best to ...
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Is it OK to add code samples in an edit

I have an review in my queue where the only change was to add a block of code as an example. My initial reaction was to reject it but none of the rejection reasons seemed appropriate. In general, is ...
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How should I have changed my question to avoid a close?

I asked this question: Considerations when using Gulp to compile typescript vs using Visual Studio I do agree that my initial question (before edits) was outside of programmers.stackexchange, and ...
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Please explain why I have a Question Ban?

I have asked 3 questions, with votes of 16, 5 and 0, one Answer, vote 0. No deleted Questions. What have I done to cause a Question Ban? I didn't see anything by looking at the provided Help. Edit: ...
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Is “What are some current buzzwords when you go to a job interview nowadays” considered an on-topic question?

"What are some current buzzwords when you go to a job interview nowadays?" Some of these were my buzzwords, where I had to know the concepts rather than show actual code: LDAP book "Clean code" (...
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Is the Mortarboard badge broken?

I'm not complaining, but I think the Mortarboard badge is broken. I hit the rep cap yesterday and the day before, but didn't get the badge either time. Is something busted or am I just being ...
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What's that text above the viewport?

I was scrolling back up to the top of a page when I noticed this weird red text floating above the viewport in the "rubber-band-scroll" region. It says "Stack Exchange Inbox" and "Reputation and ...
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I have a question, but it may not fit best on Software Engineering. Where else can I ask it?

What other Stack Exchange sites are there that may be able to answer my questions about software engineering or software development?
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Where can I ask this question about Social Security Numbers in Sweden?

In Sweden the authorities have run out of social security numbers because so many immigrants are "born" on 1st of january or 1st of july because those are important dates (so they are booked as being ...
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Should these be one, two, three or no questions?

I have three similar and short questions about C programming: Is there a shorthand for argv[*index] ? Is my_struct[index].my_member the same as my_struct->my_member or is the later referred to as ...
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Why can't I answer a protected question? [duplicate]

So I was reading this question today and it tells me that I can't answer the question because I don't have 10 reputation, which is false. But I have 101 reputation : Can someone enlighten me?
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Is it insufficient to get upvoted to keep asking?

I've been met with the message You have reached your question limit and clicking the link explain that the site won't accept questions from my account anymore. This was a shock. I've checked the ...
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Why can't I vote to close a question with a bounty?

Surely a poor question is a poor question whether the OP believes that or not? Or do we just expect the normal voting process to have taken care of this before a bounty is even offered?
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Is this the right forum for asking about term difference between Git and TFS?

Sometimes, when I ask an honest question, putting effort in pre-research and phrasing, I still manage to trigger eyebrows-lift from users (carelessly skimming through the text, ill-willingly assuming ...
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May I ask this question? Would it be well received?

Why tools for developer are simpler than tools for 3D Graphs? Have a look to the interface of 3D Studio Max, Revit, Photoshop, Autocad or ZBrush. They are able to handle a huge complexity in a ...
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Why's this question on-topic?

I know about all of the discussion about what's on-topic, but I wanted to ask this question about a specific question, to satisfy my wonder. The question in question: Handling exceptions I don't know ...