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Why is my question opinion based and downvoted?

I asked about the rationale for defining a block size and number of blocks for various file interaction interfaces rather than just defining a number of bytes. Given how I see those in enough ...
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Because someone has already answered I can't delete my question even it was closed and everyone considers it is not appropriate

I had opened this question I feel like the tech industry is increasingly calling for pragmatism and I'm just bad at it. It was rapidly downvoted multiple times and closed. I concluded that it does ...
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How to improve my question

I'm writing this question to follow the suggestion that @Thomas Owens has given me by a comment added to a his answer to one my question. In that question on META I have summarized the content of one ...
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What's wrong to ask about a Python feature and why this feature is present in the language?

Some days ago I have written a question about Python classes. The question perhaps was a bit general, but I thought which this is the right place to ask this kind of question. To be more specific I ...
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Tag Synonym/Merge [Go] and [Golang]

From the go tag wiki: Go, also called golang, From the golang tag wiki: The term sometimes used for the Go Programming Language I think these two tags should probably be made actual synonyms or ...
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Is code review a thing here?

I am working on a project with some architectural challanges, some of which are not known by my colleagues. Therefore, I'd like experienced people take a look on my code (just the frontend) so I can ...
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Is asking whether "the Java Collection framework is an example where 'favour composition over inheritance' is not suitable" on topic?

For instance, would the following question be on topic? I was recently exposed to the design principle "favour composition over inheritance", as well as some guidelines suggesting that ...
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How many people are answering questions?

Is there a way to pull the stats on the demographic of people who are answering questions? I get the impression there are only a few of us and we close questions we don't know the answer to and write ...
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How big can our question be?

I’m building out a new kind of distributed, multi-modal database from scratch, informed by lots of existing solutions, and I’m about to embark on the most crucial part of its development: range keys ...
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Why is the reception of 'why' questions so inconsistent?

Questions asking 'why' tend to get mixed reception. Sometimes they are upvoted and other times they are closed as opinion-based. See for yourself. Many seemingly equally valid questions (including my ...
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Where/how to ask about API design?

I thought it was appropriate to ask on this site about how best to design library APIs, but my most recent question about that just got closed How to support parametrization/interpolation bindings in ...
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How can I get my question answered instead of being autodeleted?

This is a followup question to this older question about my question. At first being way too broad, the question was promptly closed as opinion-based/needs more focus. After quite some time of editing ...
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How can I make my question more specific?

I asked this question which was poorly received because it is apparently too broad. What additional narrowing down is required? I removed the vague and/or opinion-based 'best/cleanest/fastest way' ...
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why are old questions edited?

I'm sure this question must have been asked before, but I can't find it using the search function. Why are old questions that haven't had any recent new answers edited, which then causes the question ...
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Is there any significance ot the cat(?) in the 404 image?

The 404 page of this site has an image of what looks like a cat: Is there anything special about this cat? What does a cat have to do with software engineering? Is it a historical inside-joke? Does ...
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Tag usage guidance

Tl; Dr Should I make a post in Meta to ask guidance for the usage of the tags without usage guidance that I'm considering to use in my next question before posting it? Tags are part of the core ...
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Is "citizen development" on topic in Software Engineering?

Tl;Dr: Are questions about citizen development, as defined by the Project Management Institute in the book of the same name, on-topic in Software Engineering? Several webpages from software vendors, ...
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Stack Exchange is in violation of the CC BY-SA 4.0 license agreement

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Does software engineering in C derive a new insight into the halting problem? Unless my deleted and locked posts are unlocked so ...
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Why were all of my points stripped on the basis of asking this question?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Does software engineering in C derive a new insight into the halting problem? The official SE guidance on SPAM: How to not be a ...
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Is my question, about TypeScript and learning difficulties off-topic because I suggest supporting claims with evidence?

I asked https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/440554 and defined what I though were objective criteria, and hoped to leverage the site's expertise in a software engineering topic (I ...
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I haven't asked a question in ages yet i still get barred from asking any new questions

Yesterday i've asked a question that wasn't received badly. In total it has received +1 vote. I'm trying to start a new question but i can't. Instead of the question form the following text appears: ...
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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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Is Software Engineering suitable for a question about unit testing? (I'm wondering about patterns for saving intermediate results of a method chain)

I'm working with big set of articles from a Website. I retrieve them by querying the database and apply to this data a set of methods. Let's write some pseudocode to clarify this context: List<...
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Can comments on deleted answers still be seen by the @user?

Somehow, not noticing I was reading the meta site or even reading the question properly, I mistakenly posted an answer to the wrong question: The OP is asking a question about (is a question ...
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I think my post was mismarked as spam

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Could H correctly decide that P never halts? This SE meta post says, a post should be marked as spam only if it promotes a product, ...
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is this the correct place to ask educational/review questions?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Any good resources on oracle PL/SQL for review or study? I recently posted a question here about educational resources, is ...
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Negatively scored questions should be more aggressively hidden from the homepage

Right now, we have about 12 questions at -3 or lower on the homepage. This is after I closed and mod-deleted questions that are explicitly off-topic and very, very unlikely to be salvaged. It seems ...
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Why was my question deleted which was closed within the past 48 hours

I'm reading Why and how are some questions deleted. Questions that have been closed within the past 48 hours cannot be deleted, so as to allow for editing and possible reopening. My question was ...
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I would like to have several tag wiki edits reviewed

I have several tag wiki edits pending for a week, I was wondering what is the review process for them? Here are the suggested edits: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-...
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Question is not a duplicate: can we reopen?

Over here: Clean OOP and efficient GPU buffers: not possible without data duplication? This isn't really a DOD question as it was marked duplicate. It's about avoiding duplication between memory ...
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Can't ask question so what next? [duplicate]

Previously I asked what to do after being blocked from asking question. It looked like they are full of rhetoric on asking good questions but nothing on how to proceed after some questions are deemed &...
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Deleting low rated question to bypass the "You have reached your limit of questions" [duplicate]

I looked at this and wondering if I can delete my negative rated questions to ask another question, since there seems to be an arbitrary limit being imposed by what ever measure that might be, so ...
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"You have reached your question limit" issue

I am not sure why I can't create new question for software engineering stack exchange. The message is "You have reached your question limit". It has been a week.
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Robert Harvey's reputation history is lying?

There were no net reputation changes that day, but it says -2. I don't know if it's appropriate to ask this, but what happened? And why is it lying?
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Is this the right place for a question about hosting e-commerce improvement

I work as a developer (focused on design and frontend - some knowladge on backend / server) but I work alone providing full service for my clients. One of them has an e-commerce growing a lot! To a ...
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Can we *please* stop with the wanton deletions

Really, is this question detrimental to SE? Should it be wiped out? Closing as "opinion-based" wasn't enough? (I didn't ask for opinions. I asked for arguments, pros and cons. How else is anyone ...
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How do I rename a tag I created?

I would like to rename multi-file-applications to multi-file-programming. It sounds better and is not necessarily specific to applications. multi-file-applications also sounds a bit weird. How can I ...
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What is the process after a closed question was been edited to meet all the requirements but the reviewers don't react?

I asked a question. The question was very shortly after closed by moderators without any comments. Isn't this bad practice? This also annoyed another contributor who was writing a detailed answer to ...
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Where should questions comparing different ways of doing the same thing in a given language go?

I'm perplexed about the relative merits of the three ways of getting a list of a dictionary's keys in Python. Obviously that is off topic for Stack Overflow because it is an opinion question (at least ...
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Can the 'test question' feature be disabled in the the first posts review queue

I just wrote a detailed comment to a poster only to find out it was a test question and my work was in vain. I think this is silly. I don't want to spin my wheels and put thought into a comment for ...
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Why can't I chat anywhere even though I am not suspended on software engineering?

Why can't I chat anywhere even though I am not suspended? What is the "Parent site?" The parent user is not suspended. Can someone tell me what is going on?
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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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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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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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7 years old closed as off-topic question (4 years ago) being edited

I know that sometimes tags are being removed and old questions are edited. Today a 7 years old question closed 4 years ago as off-topic received two (103 rep) updates (3917 rep) that only fixes ...
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Can moderators please provide me links to all my posts that have been deleted?

Can moderators please provide me links to all my posts that have been deleted? I am constantly looking for some posts but realize they have been deleted and how cheerful it is. For example, I am ...
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Introduction of the new tag: "TTS"

I am somehow concerned about missing tags in Software Engineering, on Stackoverflow, several terms can be found quite easily, whilst they are missing on Software Engineering, e.g. TTS. Is it possible ...
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Can you help me in finding a way to phrase or a community where I can have an answer to the following question?

We are often building and testing new file formats. We are looking for a list of features and standard figure of merits of a file format for comparison and evaluation. For instance, writing and ...
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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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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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