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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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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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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 difficulties could be there in establishing automatic checks for SO cross-posts on a site like our (50-100 questions a day)? [duplicate]

The automatic check I would like to learn about looks like as follows: For every question posted (alternatively: voted to close or pushed to close queue), Check if asker has linked SO account If yes,...
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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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Undelete particular question

Can some of the moderators revive (undelete) this question (my own) and it's answers? I was more than sure that it is completely useless and voted to close or delete it. But, other users suggests in ...
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Deleting tag: indexation

While posting a question in the realm of spatial indexing using quadtrees, I noticed the presence of both tag: indexing and indexation. Though the latter is a French translation of the former, the ...
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Why didn't auto-protection kick in in this question?

Per my reading of the timeline, this question has got 3 answers in 24 hours from new users (i.e. users who earned less than 10 reputation on the site, excluding any association bonuses): https://...
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Why would the number of flags go up?

I have noticed over the last few days that the number of flags remaining has been increasing. When I flag a question, it appears that I start at 13 now. So, what would cause my number of flags to go ...
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Is it technically feasible to have 2-3 aging factors for hot questions at Programmers?

I am pondering particular feature request, but before diving deep into polishing its presentation and details, I would like to understand whether the change it would require is technically feasible at ...
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I got banned from Programmer but for a mistake

I had just 100 of reputation and I gave 50 points for a bounty. I din't know I could experience a ban because of that. Now I read the following message if I try to post a question. "Sorry, we are no ...
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How could this question be worded to avoid being stamped on?

I asked a question last night which I believe was worthwhile and could have received some interesting responses, but sadly it was swiftly stamped on by the community. I'm doing my best to figure out ...
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Is there any recourse for a user who is being harassed by another user?

If I feel like a certain user is harassing me, editing my answers, downvoting my answers, closing my questions, making offensive and condescending comments, or anything like that; what can I do? I ...
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Conversion to community wiki after multiple edits by a single user?

I've been continuously improving my answer on Freelance charging based on tasks completed Now after my 11th revision, without any other contributers adding to my answer, my answer has been converted ...
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Would my question be on topic for Programmers?

I have looked through What topics can I ask about here? in the help-centre. If I were to define a category for my question I would go with freelancing and business concerns. On the other hand I have ...
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Remove the [asp] tag or link the [asp] tag to either [asp-classic] or [asp.net]

On Stack Overflow, the asp tag was made a synonym of asp-classic since that is generally what is meant. Looking over the 8 that are were tagged here as asp shows a similar pattern of usage. (though I ...
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Is it possible to know where traffic to a question is coming from?

I am curious because one of my questions suddenly got 100 more upvotes and 40k views apparently overnight. Is it possible to know where the sudden traffic came from, just for curiosity? Probably it is ...
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Where to ask for advice regarding a review audit?

I have reviewed a question and I wanted to vote to close the question because to me it seems like a polling question on a very subjective topic. To my surprise, the system told me STOP! Look and ...
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Review mode, attention check: how do I see other votes to close?

Sequence of events: I review votes to close. I see a question. It looks fine. Why is it here? I press "Close" to see if there's a proposed 'exact duplicate' in other close votes. "We were checking if ...
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Downvoting “marginal” posts can trigger their inclusion into Low Quality queue?

Recently I reviewed some posts using SEDE query called "Marginal short answers with links". For the record, I have been using query parameters as suggested here, with the only difference that min ...
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Someone has downvoted a heap of my answers

I normally won't care but as this site has a strong community feel I wanted to bring it to the attention of people. Overnight (I'm in Australia) I had 11 of my answers downvoted. It is uncommon for my ...
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Answer with a link to deleted question

This answer : https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/a/13976/20065 points to this question : https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/13282/freelance-programming-sites/13565#...
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Revisiting our close procedure and close reasons [duplicate]

In a comment in one of our Meta discussions Aarthi announced a set of changes to the closing procedure: This is currently in spec-stage so I don't have lots of details available, but suffice it to ...
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What does “This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved.” mean?

As an example, look at Can commented-out code be valuable documentation?. Why has it been locked, what does "This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved." mean, and ...
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Could it be that 124 posts I upvoted are all deleted?

My profile summary page currently says 3668 upvotes while votes->upvotes sub tab (dev team only link) counts less than that - 3544. 3668-3544=124 - as far as I understand this difference could be due ...
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Why was this question downvoted and closed?

I would like to ask why How to force evaluation in Haskell? was down-voted and closed. This came completely unexpected since it is a very specific and precise question regarding Haskell and how to ...
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Please unblock me [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why am I getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account”? Well I dont know whether to ask this in programmers meta is good or not, but please please ...
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Banned from posting in Programmers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Appeal to regain the privilege to ask questions I asked the following questions in Programmers: 1- Determining an application's dependencies 2- Drag and drop feature for a ...
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Why was StackOverflow's most-useful-free-net-libraries was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation? [closed]

In feb 2011 there was a broad wiki message most-useful-free-net-libraries https://stackoverflow.com/questions/662956/most-useful-free-net-libraries with many useful wiki entries ordered by category....
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How to flag off-topic to migrate to SQA

There is a number of questions on Programmers that relate to Software Quality Assurance and Testing: As per IEEE 12207, who has to perform SW integration testing? How to apply verification and ...
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I can't post due to one closed question

I registered on this site because I want to learn from the experienced programmers. So I look many interesting questions and answer. Then I ask my first question, some days later this was closed as a ...
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Should flagged low quality posts that are “wrong” be recommended for deletion?

I've been fairly active in the new review queue this week and have found a particular breed of low quality posts that I'm not sure of how to handle. For example, this answer in Most useful features ...
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Why am I barred posting questions from my account despite there is nothing wrong with my Q&A?

I have checked and rechecked my Q&A postings. Can the moderators explain me please? Thanks
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Querying Badges Table in data.stackexchange

I can get names of all badges using following query in http://data.stackexchange.com/. SELECT DISTINCT Name FROM Badges I need to apply a filter on the query to list only the gold badges. How can I ...
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What can we do about extremely low quality questions from unregistered users?

The problem Tons of extremely low quality questions from unregistered accounts. A few recent examples: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/162691/question-on-pl-sql-evaluate-the-...
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Are site analytics publicly available?

After doing the contest, I was wondering if there was any kind of spike in traffic over the past few weeks. I could've asked a mod (I did) to see if they could tell me, but then I wondered: are these ...
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Why does demoting an answer of another person demote my score by 1?

When I did not like someone answer and I demoted that answer, my score was reduced by 1 - What is the idea behind this?
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Question tagged training was closed as off topic

Why was this question closed as off-topic? It was tagged training and when you look at the definition of the tag training: You may use this tag when your question revolves around for example: ...
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Is it possible to have a local 'programmers' running on a university local server only for students?

I've been in the community for only few days, and I really enjoyed how the system works. I was wondering if there is any variant from the stack system that could be installed locally, say in a ...
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How to disassociate my email that I am not using anymore

I was told to post a meta question to disassociate my email that I am not using anymore. I have associated a new email to this account, and would like my old email of gmail to be removed from this ...
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How does flagging review work?

Quick question but can someone provide a bit of clarity in regards to how the flagging review works? I recently flagged a question as off-topic, it was closed by community vote as off topic, but then ...
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Edit Total on Profile Not Matching Up

According to my profile I have 132 suggested edits. According to my progress towards Strunk & White on the review page, I have edited 79 posts. Why don't these numbers match up. Is this my fault ...
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Why am I getting “Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account”?

Ok I wasn't asking a question but tried the link anyhow and it said Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See http://goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more. Here are the questions ...