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Add a new close reason for implementation and troubleshooting questions

Code troubleshooting and code implementation questions are not in Programmers' site scope. Although there is an option to migrate such questions to Stack Overflow, the vast majority of them are not ...
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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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About that “Good Subjective Bad Subjective” blog post and Programmers

In the continuing effort to clean up our image and the historical pathways that people find Programmers.SE (in the spirit of Update "Introducing Programmers" blog to reflect site scope ...
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How to see up and down vote totals

On Stack Overflow, you can click the vote total and it divides into two values: up votes and down votes: It doesn't work this way on Programmers (and many other Stack Exchange sites). Yet, I've ...
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Locked questions cleanup

@MichaelT and I were discussing the purpose of locked questions last night in chat. He brought up this post from Meta.SE: What is a historical lock, and what is it used for? When is it appropriate ...
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Why was this flag declined?

I flagged a question using this message: as complained in comments, cross-posted at SO: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/284058/… (flagging per https://meta.stackexchange.com/tags/cross-...
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What flag for an irrelevant comment?

I asked this and one of the comments has nothing to do with the question. It's not "wrong" (in the sense of having incorrect information), it just is totally irrelevant to the question being asked. ...
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Is it okay to flag for moderator intervention attempts to circumvent question block at other site?

I recently flagged an off-topic (implementation) question that was posted here with sole purpose to circumvent "problem" title block at Stack Overflow. I described the issue in "need of moderator ...
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Rename “IP” tag to “IP- address”

ip only has 11 questions right now, but because of the possible ambiguity between "Intellectual Property" and "Internet Protocol" (and the fact that there is no tag wiki) it should be renamed to ip-...
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Why was my answer repeatedly downvoted and deleted then?

The answer lists the only three books solely devoted to exceptions I know of (and quite probably, the only three that exist): For the ASP.NET part (your example case), point them to Robust ASP.NET ...
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Why was my career related question considered off-topic? [duplicate]

Here is the link to the question that was considered off-topic: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/277933/69485 I read the answer to another question on here (meta.programmers....
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Where does my tool question go?

I have a question about tools. According to the on-topic page, tool questions are off-topic on Software Engineering Stack Exchange. Is there a site for me to go to ask specific tool questions?
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How do you get 20 rep to get into chat?

People keep telling me that there is this wonderful area in Stack Exchange where you can ask questions called "chat" or "The Whiteboard", but it keeps saying that I need 20 reputation. I have such ...
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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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Where is my question?

Yesterday I asked a question at programmers.stackexchange.com about RESTful (or not really RESTful) APIs. In my opinion it was quite a good question and I spend some time editing it. Of course, no one ...
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'Problem' and 'help' titles in off-topic questions of new users coming from Stack Overflow [duplicate]

I recently learned that some off-topic questions seem to be posted at Programmers with sole purpose to circumvent 'problem' and 'help' title block at Stack Overflow. Can we do something to save these ...
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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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Advice regarding “How can I convince my manager to contribute back to the open source community?”

I recently posted a question on programmers with the view to getting advice on handling individual work contributions outside the realm of employment. Originally, I did mistaking theme this as ...
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Is this something that we can learn from Stack Overflow?

A (first-day) user quickly dropped two code dumps at our front page: 1, 2. That's all-right, 'it happens, and these will probably be closed and deleted soon, which is fine. What made me raise ...
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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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Is programmers the right site for clothing issues? [duplicate]

I would like to know if programmers.se is the right site to ask about clothing for coders etc. or if there is a better site.
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how can i reword a question to make it appropriate or what SE would it be approriate on?

This was put on hold, was wondering if anyone had a suggested edit or SE that you make this work? I've been doing web based coding for a little over 4 years. I have reached a point where I'm ...
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I asked a question that was wrong. What should I do? Lock/Close/Delete

Sorry if this is a duplicate or if this is the wrong place to ask for this but I cannot find any instructions on what I should do. This is my problem: Earlier today I asked this question about using ...
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Can I ask same question in multiple sites?

Can I ask same question in both stackoverflow.com and programmers.stackexchange.com or maybe other Stack Exchange site? or it will be duplicate question?
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is there any stackexchange subdomain that I can ask opinion based questions?

Some time I have some question that are opinion based, but I need to know what good programmers think what is better to do on that situation. So is there any stackexchange subdomain that I can ask ...
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Is there a plan to test Triage review at Programmers?

Triage review is being tested at Stack Overflow for about three weeks now. I briefly "triaged" it myself and as far as I can tell, Programmers can benefit from such a review too. Is there a plan to ...
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What happened to my comment?

I'm a bit mystified, a few hours ago, I posted a comment on this answer. It's somehow gone; I don't remember deleting it. I'm guessing someone flagged it as obsolete, but the response to my comment ...
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Can questions go into limbo when its migrated (rejected) and on hold?

I have a question that was originally in codereview and now its migrated here where its on hold. The problem is that in programmers its too opinionated and thus on hold. However I cannot edit it ...
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In which section can I put this question?

The prices of software space a lot: from 1€ on markets like Google Play to 35$ of software like DisplayFusion, RegexBuddy, PowerGrep, Evernote going to some hundreds of euro (Resharper, Ndepend) and ...
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Reopen review queue shows the edit made over two years ago?

I just performed a review in the reopen queue on a post that appears to have entered the queue due to an edit. So far, nothing unusual. The unusual thing is that the edit was made over two years ago. ...
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Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any more

I just notice in my account for programmers.stackexchange.com The following message: Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any ...
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Why did I receive a question quality warning?

I asked a C++ question and it vectored off into a discussion about the sort, so left it for a while, not sure how to make it better. Later came back with different example -- was told new example was ...
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tag synonym request: [random] and [random-numbers]

There is a significant overlap in the tags random and random-numbers. There are 33 questions tagged random-numbers and 41 tagged random. Of these, 11 of them have both tags. Please make random-...
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Where does this question belong?

I want to ask if I should include known programming languages on my resume. But I do not know which site is appropriate for this. Which StackExchange site should I ask this question on?
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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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What's up with the “Meaning of MIT license”? (5 years old post recently migrated from SO to Programmers meta, then to main)

What's up with the Meaning of MIT license? This five years old post was recently migrated from SO to Programmers. Not that I complain, but regular migrations like that are blocked by system (see ...
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Why does this homework dump deserve to stay on site (while prior was deleted)?

This homework dump has been quickly deleted - Problem : Valid Segments 1. Consider text comprised of blah blah. Task is to find out blah blah. Next day, it was slightly modified and reposted from ...
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Why is my account blocked from asking new questions when I've asked just one question with 0 downvotes?

My account has been blocked from asking new questions. Only 1 question asked (0 downvotes). Whats up? Why? Can I unblock this?
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Where did the “What's off-topic” list go?

I think all the SE sites used to have a /faq that included a bullet list of topics that should be covered by the site, along with things that shouldn't be covered by the site. Now, /faq redirects to /...
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What roomba script went after this question

Feeds has been sharing it's tequila with Community More Accurate Random in C [closed] was deleted by Community. (Full size image at http://i.stack.imgur.com/akYIY.png ) I am curious as to what ...
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Why can't I vote to reopen the question which doesn't have any reopen votes and was closed only once?

As I understand the process: A non-moderator can vote to reopen a question, which will appear in the question links as: Share | Edit | Reopen (1) | Delete ... A person can vote to reopen a given ...
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Where can I ask about programmers' research methods?

I asked this question several months ago: Title: What is a reasonable way to find canonical books? I see dozens of questions of the form 'Is there a canonical book on {topic here}?'. My ...
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What's the reopen rate for closed questions on Programmers?

Inspired by "How often are closed questions re-opened?" on MSO, I wanted to find out how often questions on Programmers get re-opened. One of the answers there provided two queries to get fairly ...
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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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Why is syntax highlighting missing from my recent answers unless I specify the language?

For a few days (weeks?), I don't have syntax highlighting any longer for C# code I'm writing, unless I add: <!-- language: c# --> before the piece of code. Here's the example of code which ...
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Got a question ban with no recent deleted posts — how to fix?

I got banned from Programmers.SE. I have one question with a score of 0 and one answer with a score of -1. I remember having a past question that was deleted, but it does not show up in "Recent ...
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Was flagging as “Rude or Offensive” the wrong choice here?

I flagged a comment by the OP of this question (now deleted) as "rude or offensive". I don't have access to the comment any more (and don't know if it was eventually removed), but for the <10K+ ...
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Error in counting the answers for migrated questions

A migrated question has one answer. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/24416871/netbeans-changed-after-uml-installed But when I look at the list of questions, I see, that the question has zero ...
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Finding out the reason for ban

After some months I got back to programmers.stackexchange to ask a question there. Now I get this really disturbing message: We are no longer accepting questions from this account. See the Help ...
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Stats regarding new users

Comment here expressed concern on whether site is attractive for new users. I would like some statistics to learn more about that. Per user ids it looks like site has got 5,000 new users this month, ...