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Some stats on first and second posts

One of the things that we occasionally see on P.SE (and more often at the start of a new college semester) is new users posting their homework. With single posts, we are often able to comment and ...
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I'm banned after a well-received question?

My last question was this one: To show the difference between system VMs and JVMs. It was upvoted 3 times, though currently it's only 2. The answer is upvoted 3 times as well. The question isn't ...
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Tag merge / Synonym request: [programming-languages] --> [languages]

programming-languages - 774 questions languages - 52 questions They're the same thing people! At least in the sense that we use it (seeing that we have a spoken-languages tag), they are used the same ...
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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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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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I believe my question was closed unjustly

I asked a language design / theoretical question and it was closed as "unclear what I'm asking". The problem is not that it's unclear -- it's just a bit theoretical and language design-specific. ...
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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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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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Sync the [async] tags

There seem to be three different tags about asynchronous programming: async (69 questions) asynchronous-programming (65 questions) asynchronous (3 questions) I think there is no difference between ...
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I can't track the random badge

I am the all time top answerer in random (89 points on 11 answers). I keep looking forward to getting a tag badge in it. I can track C, version-control, database, math, git, history, open-source, ...
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How to recover a myopenid account not transferred before closing?

I had another account on StackExchange (with which I mostly participated on Programmers) which depended on myopenid.com. Having been absent for a while, I lost track of that account and myopenid ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tag merge / synonym request: [life-cycle] → [sdlc]

Please merge tag life-cycle (22 questions) into sdlc (35), and make them synonyms. Only sdlc tag has wiki, but questions in both appear to be about software development lifecycle. Preference for ...
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Isn't there any other way to get Reputation?

Well, I have gone through the Tour and I'm aware of earning reputation. I have pretty much reputation in stack overflow so that I can comment and post answers and do other basic things. But, I'm ...
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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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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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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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How could this user (having only Programmers account) ask at Stack Overflow prior to Programmers?

Here is a thing I can't understand. We recently got a question from a new user. That user has only account at Programmers. Their question has a piece of text that appears to be copied from markdown ...
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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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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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is this question about android policy about asking by one app for password of other app better for this site or for stackoverflow?

see https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/244815/on-which-android-versions-was-it-usual-for-apps-to-ask-inside-own-window-for-p . title: On which Android versions was it usual for apps to ask, ...
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What are secret hats?

I just earned a Flip Flop on programmers! Does anyone know what that might be, and more generally what secret hats are?
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Can questions about PHP work environments be on topic?

The specific questions I'd like to ask is how to prepare for PHP jobs since a) PHP is not fully OO AFAIK and b) There're no frameworks in the regular sense of other programming languages concept of ...
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