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Why do programmers reduce MI problem to (4-point) Diamond rather than with (3-point) Joint?

I was allowed to ask at meta because my question was locked. Probably I had to start with revising what programming mainstream tells about the topic. That is after all the core of my concern, ...
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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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Tag merge / synonym request: [compilers] → [compiler]

Please merge tag compilers (212 questions) into compiler (82), and make them synonyms. Preference for master tag is because Wikipedia article uses singular form: Compiler. Tag wikis appear to be ...
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Analysis of the [development-environment] tag

Ummm.... this question was titled with work-environment. What happened? @ThomasOwens merged work-environment into development-environment, which now needs a second pass from the community. We've ...
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Why was this newly historically locked?

I've expounded on locked questions before and mentioned that these often age poorly. If something is to be locked, especially today, it should have some amount of moderation and curation done. These ...
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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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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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Where to ask opinion based question?

I have a question like the following: I plan to build a webapplication and think about making it a mostly clientside app. Of course I gonna need to fetch data from my server for userdata etc. Now ...
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Can the number of custom close reasons on Programmers be expanded?

Right now, we are limited to three custom "off-topic" close reasons. I wrote a fourth this morning to address a number of recent closures, but it's not possible to even turn it on without turning off ...
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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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How could I phrase a question about esoteric software?

I just came out of school where, for the most part, I coded console apps in C++, and a few tiered apps in Java and .NET. My program seemed geared toward producing line of business software: websites ...
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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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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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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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Contributing to the Blog

Today we had a productive discussion about the direction in which we will be taking the blog. We also had a fair number of volunteers come forward in addition to the ones who have already submitted ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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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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Citing bullet points in block quotes forces the number to be 1

I wanted to quote a single (not the first) bullet point in a bulleted list from another site. I used the block quote function to indent the text and place it in a grey box to denote it as separate ...
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recommendations tag - burn? edit? blacklist? or kill one by one?

Historical questions about recommendations: Should we ban the recommendations tag? Is a [recommendations] tag really necessary? The general consensus of these two is that the tag really should go ...
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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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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 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?