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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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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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Where can I ask this question about Social Security Numbers in Sweden?

In Sweden the authorities have run out of social security numbers because so many immigrants are "born" on 1st of january or 1st of july because those are important dates (so they are booked as being ...
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Should these be one, two, three or no questions?

I have three similar and short questions about C programming: Is there a shorthand for argv[*index] ? Is my_struct[index].my_member the same as my_struct->my_member or is the later referred to as ...
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Why can't I answer a protected question? [duplicate]

So I was reading this question today and it tells me that I can't answer the question because I don't have 10 reputation, which is false. But I have 101 reputation : Can someone enlighten me?
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Is it insufficient to get upvoted to keep asking?

I've been met with the message You have reached your question limit and clicking the link explain that the site won't accept questions from my account anymore. This was a shock. I've checked the ...
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Why can't I vote to close a question with a bounty?

Surely a poor question is a poor question whether the OP believes that or not? Or do we just expect the normal voting process to have taken care of this before a bounty is even offered?
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Is this the right forum for asking about term difference between Git and TFS?

Sometimes, when I ask an honest question, putting effort in pre-research and phrasing, I still manage to trigger eyebrows-lift from users (carelessly skimming through the text, ill-willingly assuming ...
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May I ask this question? Would it be well received?

Why tools for developer are simpler than tools for 3D Graphs? Have a look to the interface of 3D Studio Max, Revit, Photoshop, Autocad or ZBrush. They are able to handle a huge complexity in a ...
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Why's this question on-topic?

I know about all of the discussion about what's on-topic, but I wanted to ask this question about a specific question, to satisfy my wonder. The question in question: Handling exceptions I don't know ...
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can I ask my question in programmers.stackexchange.com?

I want to know, How to do the following in program ? I am looking for logic/algorithm so that, I can implement it. I want to split the joined & wrongly spelled words to give a correct result ? ...
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Favourited questions credit

Do users who ask questions that are favourited a lot (by other users) get any sort of credit e.g. badge etc or is this just a convenience for those reading the question?
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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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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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Get people that have marked a question as a duplicate to review it since changes have been made

I have a question When testing is it OK to use a method of the subject to test another method of the subject? This isn't a duplicate of [Is there any value in writing a unit test that is a subset of ...
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Why is question about critical embedded software for nuclear reactors on hold?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/306557 This isn't career or educational advice. I just wanted to ask a qestion that I think is very interesting, and then it went on hold. Why?
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Asking about the programming industry, and does it fit my personality is acceptable?

I wrote a quite long, specific question about my experiences about programming, is it acceptable here? I'm searching for the appropriate forum for a long time now. Is there any of them fitting my text ...
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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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server-client-server-client-server-… Let's avoid infinite recursions

server-client has a wiki and 63 questions, client-server has no wiki and 21 questions. I think that there is no real difference between them and one should be merged into the other (probably the ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [ux] → [user-experience]

Please merge tag ux (13 questions) into user-experience (68), and make them synonyms. Neither of the tags has wiki, but questions in both are about user experience (UX). Preference for master tag is ...
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Where to ask “too broad” questions? [duplicate]

I recently posted a question here: Enterprise Architecture: Where to put persistence/dbContext management? I'd come here from Stack Overflow specifically because I thought that this was the place ...
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Does deleting a closed question remove a question ban?

I asked a question recently which was closed as being too broad. I disagreed with the reasoning, but I understand the position that programmers.SE moderators took on it and I want to ask questions ...
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Are readability/coding conventions questions on topic?

I would like to know if questions regarding readability/coding conventions are on-topic here. I'm learning a new language, and in the official documentation they routinely add whitespace in a way ...
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Merge and replace custom close reason

We've been fairly consistently getting poor quality implementation and debugging questions. A previous suggestion (related: 1 2) to increase the count hasn't been acted upon and the suggestion for us ...
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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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New question starts at -1?

I just asked a new question, https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/300694/exact-php-syntax-for-dependency-injection . When I completed it and the view page loaded, its score was ...
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Where to ask “What language was used to create something?”

Is http://programmers.stackexchange.com the right website to ask the following question: What language was New tab page Speed Dial 2 created with? What language do they use to save the ...
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How can I search in responses

I remember, I was suggested some books (links to books) in comments to my questions or answers, but now I can't find them easily. How can I search for such links (for example by 'book' keyword)?
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Tag merge / synonym request: [assembler] → [assembly]

Please merge tag assembler (12 questions) into assembly (89), and make them synonyms. Tag assembler has no wiki, for assembly there is tag wiki excerpt: An assembly language is a low-level ...
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How do I get the text of a comment that was deleted by a mod?

I wrote a comment yesterday to somebody else's answer. Today all comments for that answer were deleted by a moderator ("Comments removed as they were getting noisy"). Can I somehow get at the text of ...
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Sudden spike in number of old late answers up for review

There's been a sudden, massive spike in the number of posts in the Late Answers review queue: Seems like there's usually only a handful per day, certainly not 300. Most of these answers seem to have ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [software-performance] → [performance]

Please merge tag software-performance (14 questions) into performance (461), and make them synonyms. Tag software-performance has no wiki, for performance there is tag wiki excerpt: Questions ...
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Which behavior is undefined?

There is undefined-behavior (2 questions - US spelling) and undefined-behaviour (5 questions - British spelling). Please do the mod thing to sort this tag stuff out.
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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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Tag merge / synonym request: [float] → [floating-point]

Please merge tag float (10 questions) into floating-point (32), and make them synonyms. Preference for master tag is because it looks unambiguous and because Wikipedia article uses this term: ...
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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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Is empirical evidence off topic here? [duplicate]

I asked a question about whether an oft-quoted piece of programmer wisdom has empirical evidence to back it up. My question was closed within seconds using the close reason normally used for lazy ...
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If “Problem” and “Help” are to be blocked on Stack Overflow question titles, block them here too

We have a problem, need help. When people fail in trying to post their question on Stack Overflow, they come here to post it. This is often the case with people trying to get around a question ban ...
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Why was our Coffee.SE community ad deleted from the community ad choices for 2015?

I don't see why we shouldn't have Coffee.SE at least an option for people to vote up as an SE community we advertise for on P.SE Can anybody (perhaps Robert Cartaino the diamond that deleted the post)...
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Difference between embedded and embedded-systems tags

I looked through the recent questions in the embedded tag, and they seem to be primarily about embedded systems, with some exceptions, like What is the difference between embedding and composing?. ...
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Programming environment recommendation for (very) tight requirements

How do I ask about that? I'm looking for some programming environment which: is capable into bit-packed structures (bit-fields up to 32 bits in size) has endianess abstraction, so I can follow BE ...
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Please create a tag for the Gherkin BDD language

It's strange that there are tags for Cucumber based .NET and Java test runners but there is no tag for the test definition/documentation language Cucumber uses, Gherkin.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...