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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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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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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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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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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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Excessive editing of a post

This revision was approved: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/revisions/201726/6 How do I protest a revision? I am still indicated as the author of the question, but it has been ...
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How should I have changed my question to avoid a close?

I asked this question: Considerations when using Gulp to compile typescript vs using Visual Studio I do agree that my initial question (before edits) was outside of programmers.stackexchange, and ...
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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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How do you find the User Leaderboards

There used to be a link in the user profile that showed what percentile your reputation is. Clicking it took you to the leaderboards for the site. It appears that information has gone away.
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Why was my question about migrating VB.NET developers closed?

I asked a question about VB.NET and C#, but a moderator closed it within a few minutes of it being asked without allowing the community to decide whether it should be worthy of the site. I want to ...
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When will I be able to start a bounty on my questions?

What would you add in this Software Development Project Checklist? I would like to start a bounty there. It's not always possible. What are the rules?
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What's so terrible about this naming question?

What's the name of the antipattern opposite to “reinventing the wheel”? [on hold] Many people tried suggestions of various derivatives - consequences, special cases, but none for the thing provided, ...
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Is “What are some current buzzwords when you go to a job interview nowadays” considered an on-topic question?

"What are some current buzzwords when you go to a job interview nowadays?" Some of these were my buzzwords, where I had to know the concepts rather than show actual code: LDAP book "Clean code" (...
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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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Not able to comment on my own question without reputation

I am not able to comment on my own question. So the flow goes like 1) Posted a question 2) Someone posted a comment to my question asking for some more details or some suggestions. 3) I am not able ...
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In what order do answers appear?

When I answer a question, it appears near the bottom among the 0 votes answers (because it is new). However, it does not appear at the very bottom, nor are the 0 vote answers ordered by reputation. ...
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On-topic question inappropriately moved to SuperUser [closed]

User “romkyns” asked an interesting question about the future of professional programming. It has little if anything to do with users and most certainly cannot be answered by anyone who is not in the ...
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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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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 ...
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Why did 'must have developers tools' get closed?

Why did https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/1920/what-are-the-must-have-development-tools-for-linux get closed? To me, it looks like someone just read Fails 1, 2, 4, and 5? ...
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Please delete a post for me

I recently made this post, but: its answers are unrelated to my question, I was not allowed to edit my question, I was not allowed to delete my post, I received a number of rather unfriendly remarks. ...
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No questions asked but banned from Programmers

There are other users who have been banned from Stack Exchange sites. My problem is different. I just logged into Programmers, and I haven't asked or commented anything before within Programmers. When ...
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How do I get my age bias question reopened

I feel strongly that my question was improperly closed. There is clearly a sharp difference of opinion on this question, but that is far different than the question being "ambiguous, vague, incomplete,...
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Can we please merge [definition] tag into [terminology]?

Can we please merge the definition tag into terminology?
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Answer Lost on Migration

This question was migrated to DBA, but my answer got lost in the migration. What Gives?
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How to deal with cross-site duplicate closed posts

Stackoverflow is not accepting any post from my account due to some low quality auto/self deleted posts with negative net scores. Response of the site is as follows, You have reached your question ...
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Where can I ask about dojo interview questions?

I'm going to attend a dojo interview by this week. But google doesn't help me to find the list of dojo interview questions. I just wanted to know whether this site is a best place to ask interview ...
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Reopen the PHP on iPad question

I think we should re-open this question on how to get a PHP stack on iPad as it seems it's technically possible to get a minimal but working lighttp / PHP stack after all. Granted, the iPad is not ...
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If we cannot ask about The Programmers Bill of Responsibilities on this site why is it called Programmers?

Where should the The Programmers Bill of Responsibilities question be asked? To the internet in general? If that is the case a blog dealing with such questions would certainly be considered to be ...
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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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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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Why the question got deleted?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: OAuth2 separate Authorization Validation Server trust Why the question got deleted? And why no reason was specified/can be ...
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I don't agree that this answer should be deleted, what should I do?

I posted an answer to When would using a scripting language within a larger program be useful? I can understand down votes from programmers who feel insulted. But why on earth would you delete a ...
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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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Where can I ask Career-Development questions on the Stack Exchange about Programming? (without getting closed!)

Every Career-Development question gets closed, This is pathetic! Where else am I meant to ask the question about programming. It is pretty silly considering it is a guideline: What language should ...
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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 detect questions inactive for longer than 6 months?

You see Excavator badge to be given to somebody who has: Edited first post that was inactive for 6 months This 6 month inactivity period has been mentioned in Archaeologist badge too. The ...
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Why is the answer order randomized?

I think the new system of randomizing the answers regardless of Votes is Flawed. It appears that users are (most likely unintentionally) abusing this. Simply re-word the current best answer and you ...
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Should Why is Global State so Evil? be closed?

So since we've been round about today on Constructive Questions, should Why is Global State so Evil? be closed? It is essentially a subjective matter, likely to result in a list, and seems to be ...
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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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Is it possible to remove the Community Wiki status of a question?

I noticed my question was automatically updated to Community Wiki after 15 answers, and that prevents me from enjoying the upvotes. Is it possible to remove this status? Note: the question only had ...
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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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ISV - can I ask tax-related questions on Programmers?

I'm an Independent Software Vender. The "FAQ" page on Programmer's Meta states that appropriate questions include "freelancing and business concerns". Can I ask for advice on tax-related matters on ...
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Why am I getting We are no longer accepting questions from this account

Getting Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions from this account. See http://goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more. I seriously do not think my question was that bad? Also this link is for meta....
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Tag merge / synonym request: [maintainability] -> [maintenance]

Suggest to merge maintainability (35 questions, no tag wiki) into maintenance (80 questions, tag wiki quoted below), and make them synonyms. Tag wiki for maintenance: The activities that occur ...
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Can my question about RapidXML be migrated to Stack Overflow?

Could someone please reopen then migrate {RapidXML} Cannot open XML files unless in main to Stack Overflow?
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Why isn't private message facility available in SE sites?

Can't the members communicate through Private Messages(PM) each others? Why SE doesn't allow it?
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Why is changing profile picture so fastidious?

I wanted to upload a nice picture to my profile, but apparently I cannot. What is the purpose of that "gravatar". Why wouldn't I be able to have a picture displayed on all my accounts, just like my ...
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Why was my question about the consequences of using Windows XP closed?

I open this question on meta because I want to know why Anna Lear closed my question? Is it my question really sucks or Anna Lear was angry with my comment in other unrelated question? Someone told ...
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What should an OP do if his post being locked indefinitely?

What should an OP do if his question on programmers.stackexchange.com being locked by a moderator?

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