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Tag merge / synonym request: [srp] → [single-responsibility]

Please merge tag srp (26 questions) into single-responsibility (27), and make them synonyms. Preference for master tag is because I consider single-responsibility a more descriptive name. Tag srp ...
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Confusing Closing -> Off Topic dialog

The dialog for closing questions as being off topic lists the following reasons: Questions about specific programming problems encountered while writing code are off-topic, but can be asked on ...
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Tag: Synonym TFS with Team Foundation Server

Can we make the following tags a synonym: tfs -> team-foundation-server
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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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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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Tag merge / synonym request: [bug-tracking] → [issue-tracking]

Amazingly we have almost 5 times more bug-tracking questions than issue-tracking ones, 57 and 17 respectively. I'm aware that bug tracking is not exactly the same thing as issue tracking (some ...
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Fell into a seam (of seamless integration)?

Hi Meta-forum, I wondered over to programmers.se today from SO for the first time, and posted a response to a users question. I was a little surprised at being allowed to do this by just providing ...
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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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Why is Best-Practices Tags black listed?

Referring to this: Please blacklist [best-practices] Why is tags [best practices] tag blacklisted anyway? Does it define any ambiguity or does it cater to poor quality answers? Or is there some ...
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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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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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How is user without gold tag badge closing questions as duplicates with no other votes?

Lately, I've seen a number of questions closed as duplicates with only gnat's vote, such as When to make classes that do multiple things? As far as I know, the only legitimate way to do this is by ...
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Why are similar questions closed instead of mergred?

I think it would be much more convenient to allow users to vote to merge a post with another post along with all the answers retaining the titles of both. Essentially symbolically linking the names ...
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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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Getting a Question Reopened

I had a question a while back that was closed because it was thought to be an exact duplicate, and it almost was. The reason I asked the question again is because I found no answer that, I believe, ...
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Who has access to our email address?

Besides the database engineers in SE, who else has access to our email address? (I signed up using Google if it matters.) How does stack overflow "protect" our email address?
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Was there a rep recalculation?

I just lost about 226 reputation within past 2 hours or so...what is going here?
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When does the day start?

I generally sign in at least once a day, sometimes late in the evening or night. Sometimes it shows I missed a day. Perhaps this question would more appropriately ask, where does the day start? Is ...
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What is a point of the holy war tag?

I have seen this request, but the holy-waris still there. Therefore I guess it should be somehow used. My question is in what kind of questions should that tag be used?
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What the … no, where (are) the FAQs?

I've found a bunch of FAQ links here on meta.p.SE, all pointing to programmers.stackexchange.com/faq etc, for example this one over here, to name just one. Maybe it is just my browser, but I am always ...
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Can questions about IDEs be asked here - If not then where(don't suggest stackoverflow)?

I am confused whether questions about IDEs can be asked on programmers main website or not? Questions such as which IDEs have this feature? An example would be this question on Stackoverflow. I asked ...
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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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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 is the flag “declined”

I flagged this question for migration to Stack Overflow, and it has been successfully migrated. However, the status of the corresponding flag in my profile is "declined". Is this a bug?
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Changing an Ad that has been approved by Voters

Last week I posted an AD for our Blog and it received the 6 votes needed to run. This was a generic AD, now I am thinking that it would be a good idea to change the AD every time we have a new Blog ...
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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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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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Remove vote to close after a question has been edited

I voted to close this question before it was edited. After the edit it think the question is of much higher quality and I dont want it closed. There dosent seem to be any way of revoking a close vote (...
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Why is my location interpreted as Indiana?

I had set my initial location as India (got shortened to IN) in my profile. A few days ago it turned into Indiana! Funny! I've changed it back now. Why did this happen?
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Is it possible to unflag an answer?

I incorrectly flagged this answer as being not-an-answer. Any way to take it back?
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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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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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Where can I ask for feedback on my concept?

I thought out a software architecture for a larger application I'll be working on. Before actually starting to code, I'd like feedback on the architecture. Since this is about the needs of only my ...
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Tag “third-party-libraries” and “3rd-party-library”

Aren't these tags more or less the same: third-party-libraries and 3rd-party-library? Should they be a synonym, or are they different?
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How can I view what privileges I have?

I am having trouble seeing where on my status page to click to see what privileges I have earned. I have stumbled onto it before, but I forget how I did it. Where should I go to see this? I did some ...
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Why can't I see close votes even though I have permissions?

I can't see close votes, but I have the reputation to see them. Does the close link only show if at least one person has already voted to close? I'm getting confused and thinking that when I don't ...
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Bug in viewcounter?

The second question from above. There should be something wrong? Or why is this?
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Unfair treatment by the community?

Why are some questions "too localized" while some aren't? First question, Programmer's salary in UK Second question, Computer jobs in Singapore? One gets closed and the other doesn't. Both ...
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Is the Tumbleweed badge working?

I wounder if the Tumbleweed badge is working here on Programmers. I had a question with low views, no comments and no answer in 12 days, and I didn't get a Tubmleweed. Is it working or is the ...
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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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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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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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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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Can the SE chat bot post our blog posts in the Whiteboard?

The SE chat bot posts new Stack Exchange blog posts in The Whiteboard, can it also do the same for our Community Blog? Please?
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Is there a feedback system to know why edits are rejected?

Since I have a lower reputation all my edits are peer reviewed. Some changes I make are accepted but some others are rejected but do not indicate why they are rejected which leaves the editor clueless....
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My question has been closed. I would like to understand why.

My question "Evolution of mainstream programming languages: simplicity versus complexity." has been closed. I am not sure I fully understand why. The explanation I got from the moderator(s) is that "...
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Requirements for the Deputy badge

Just wondering if I've misunderstood the requirements for the Deputy badge. (I haven't received it.) Achieved maximum flag weight by reviewing and flagging appropriately. Have I misinterpreted ...
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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 do I keep getting a captcha?

Any time I post a question or answer, I have to enter a captcha. I don't get this on other stack exchange sites.
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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 ...