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Where can I ask Career-Development questions on the Stack Exchange about Programming? (without getting closed!)

Every Career-Development question gets closed, This is pathetic! Where else am I meant to ask the question about programming. It is pretty silly considering it is a guideline: What language should ...
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On-topic question inappropriately moved to SuperUser [closed]

User “romkyns” asked an interesting question about the future of professional programming. It has little if anything to do with users and most certainly cannot be answered by anyone who is not in the ...
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Citizen Patrol bug?

I never flagged a post or comment as offensive/spam, and yet I now have the "Citizen Patrol" badge? Is it an errant click or a bug?
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Programmers.SE twitter account?

I noticed that there's a twitter account for most SE websites, but not programmers Any idea why's that?
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Should rep and badges carry over from programmers to meta.programmers?

I just flipped over to meta for the first time and started browsing & voting, and my rep (but not my badges) carried over from programmers. Is this the way it's supposed to work? I would expect ...
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Bug in viewcounter?

The second question from above. There should be something wrong? Or why is this?
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Where can I get wallpaper of Stackoverflow and Stackexchange?

Do stackoverflow and stackexchange provide their wallpaper? I enjoy the style of stackoverflow site, but couldn't find the wallpaper.
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Was there a rep recalculation?

I just lost about 226 reputation within past 2 hours or so...what is going here?
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Which tag did I just earn Tag Editor privilege for?

I just got a notification that I earned the Tag Editor privilege. Problem is I don't know which tag it was for. Is there a way to determine at a glance what tags you have Editor privileges for?
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Rep Recalc for All Moderator Nominees [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should moderator nominees have their reputations recalculated? Well, I just recalced and lost a few hundred points, it might not be a bad idea for everyone else to do the same ...
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What is community awarded bounty?

See this answer: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/12216/which-features-from-other-ides-editors-you-wish-you-have-in-visual-studio/22729#22729 It has got a +25 bounty from the ...
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I want to ask few questions to nominees, should I ask them in a single question?

I have some general questions to ask. I hope each nominee will answer. Should I ask each questions individually or in a single question to avoid too much items in case other users want to do the same (...
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Why are similar questions closed instead of mergred?

I think it would be much more convenient to allow users to vote to merge a post with another post along with all the answers retaining the titles of both. Essentially symbolically linking the names ...
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Why do I have a red envelop every time I come to Programmers?

Multiple times a day on Programmers, I'm lulled into a false sense of popularity when I'm presented with a red envelop in the middle of the top bar. But when I click through, I see that I don't have ...
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Why isn't private message facility available in SE sites?

Can't the members communicate through Private Messages(PM) each others? Why SE doesn't allow it?
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What happened to “add to interesting tags”?

When you hovered over a tag, there used to be an option that said "Add to interesting tags" (or something similar to that). Now there only seem to be options to subscribe to that tag for email ...
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I can edit other users' contribution with 251 reputation. Is this a defect?

I can edit another user's question/answer, but I only have 251 reputation. Is this a defect or are privledge reputation boundaries different for SE?
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Is there a time limit on wiki tag entries?

I created one entry for the career-advice wiki tag, and decided to see if I qualified to create any others. According to the "top users" link for a couple other tags, I appear in the top 20 answerers ...
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Why do some new questions show up as 10-15mins old?

I have noticed that sometimes new questions don't show up until they are 5-10mins old. Some of them even have answers that are not much younger. I have been running a few experiments: With a ...
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Why has this question converted to Community Wiki?

I've just noticed that this question converted to Community Wiki after 16 answers had been posted. I thought that the threshold was after the 30th answer had been posted.
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What's new in the latest release?

I noticed one nice feature today (move your mouse over tags in question list) and apparently it's new. Is there any "what's new" file maintained somewhere where we could follow features added in new ...
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Citizen Patrol Badge Requirements

I am little confused on the requirements for the Citizen Patrol badge. I interpreted the requirement as the first post that I flagged. However, I have flagged at least one post and I still have not ...
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Merge User Accounts [closed]

Can we get the migrated answer account merged with the new posters account?
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Is this reputation cap calculated correctly?

Today I saw my reputation go down and up with a strange behavior. Then I got the following: I shouldn't have 217 but 215. 200 for "normal" reputation (capped) + 15 for the accepted answer. Maybe ...
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Can someone add a tag for [mef]

I am doing a lot of work in Managed Extensibility Framework and have some general questions to ask On Programmers. Can someone add an [mef] tag, or [managed-ext-framework], please? Right now I am ...
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Subjective question guidelines' interpretation.

Hi. I thought I definitely agreed with the Subjective Questions Guidelines, and it made sense to me to close those which did not reach a score of at least 4/6. It seems, though, that my ...
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follow a question

How i can follow a question without bookmarking the question web page ? is there any specific way to follow an interest question and be mailed when some one write down another answer or some change ...
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Don't associated acounts get 100 rep for that?

They do on all other sites AFAIK and I'd like to be able to do some of the things that I'm currently unable to do - my reputation is an unfortunate 7 at the moment.
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What's the criteria for the Electorate badge?

The description says "Voted on 600 questions and 25% or more of total votes are on questions." So, to recap: Voted on questions, and 25% were... questions? (As opposed to the questions that aren't ...
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Merge my accounts

Can you merge this account https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/users/9635/sevki to this https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/users/1567/sevki account dear moderator
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Tools Link Missing

Anyone else missing the tools link in the header bar since the UI change?
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Unfair treatment by the community?

Why are some questions "too localized" while some aren't? First question, Programmer's salary in UK Second question, Computer jobs in Singapore? One gets closed and the other doesn't. Both ...
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Why close time limited “best book” questions?

My question was closed as too localized: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/25975/best-programming-books-in-2010 I'm not sure that "too localized" is a bad thing in this case. ...
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Why was I downvoted?

NOTE: This is NOT a complaint question. I would like to know how I can improve my asking/answering ability. In this question, what was wrong with my answer? Again: This is NOT a complaint question, ...
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What's the point of 'Unanswered' link?

We have a link at the top of each page titled 'Unanswered'. Clicking it yields a list of questions and how many answers they have. Last time I clicked it, all questions listed had at least 2 answers. ...
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Where is my Beta badge? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is my Beta badge? So I know from Mark Trapp's answer to this question that The private beta for Programmers lasted for 7 days immediately following the ...
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When will I be able to start a bounty on my questions?

What would you add in this Software Development Project Checklist? I would like to start a bounty there. It's not always possible. What are the rules?
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Why is “all sites” not in alphabetical order in the Stack Exchange button menu?

At the top of the screen there is a "Stack Exchange" dropdown menu. It contains "hot questions", "all sites", and "inbox". I'm using the "all sites" to switch between the different Stack Exchange ...
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How to make my question community wiki? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Purpose of Community Wiki I just posted this question. I saw no options to make it community wiki. I remember that option. Why I don't see it?
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Where is my Beta badge?

So, the description for the Beta badge says that one must "Actively participated in the private beta". Is Programmers not a "private" beta or something? Because I'm wondering what all would actually ...
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How Does The “Publicist” Badge Work?

I know a little box appears saying "Share this link! [link]", but share it where? How?
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How do you delete an account from programmers?

How does one delete their account from a specific Stack Exchange site?
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Why Isn't My Reputation Updating? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why isn't my reputation increasing? I received several upvotes between 10/21 and 10/24 but my reputation screen doesn't show them and they weren't and aren't counted ...
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Lost answers (during server migration?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Question I asked dissappeared A couple of answers and comments that I wrote a few hours ago have mysteriously disappeared from the site. Does this have anything to do with the ...
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What is the point with the tag [bestestes]?

Peter Turner is retagging a hole lot of questions and adding the tag [bestestes]. I can't understand the meaning of the tag or how it is useful. What's the point of the tag [bestestes]? and is it ...
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Is the Tumbleweed badge working?

I wounder if the Tumbleweed badge is working here on Programmers. I had a question with low views, no comments and no answer in 12 days, and I didn't get a Tubmleweed. Is it working or is the ...
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What is the vote limit?

What is the limit to the number of votes one can cast per day? I've never hit this limit on SO, but I appear to have hit it here today (well, it says I have 1 vote left). I've probably cast ~20 votes ...
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Why isn't my reputation increasing?

I have an answer with 10 up-votes on programmers.stackexchange.com, but my reputation is still stuck at 101 (for linking my accounts across other Stack* sites). Shouldn't my reputation be increasing ...
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[work], [job], [career-development], [employment] => [career] [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Posse request: jobs/career/etc. tag cleanup career: 29 questions work: 5 questions job: 15 questions career-development: 8 questions employment: 3 questions hiring and work-...
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Why do I keep getting a captcha?

Any time I post a question or answer, I have to enter a captcha. I don't get this on other stack exchange sites.