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Current events - Questions and answers

Related: The coding for charity Q. Any hope of ever being on-topic? https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/157022/coding-for-good-or-charity How can programming ability be used to ...
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Design choice of existing code; Programmers.SE or CodeReview.SE?

I want to ask a question about an abstract factory that I have implemented but am in doubt of the best design choice. My question is about should I have a design that requires addition of new make ...
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Bringing topics together in the stack exchange

I think the stack exchange is fantastic. But I have a limited amount of time for searching for answers to my questions, and 'the what should I ask' critera makes it even more awkward for me to ask ...
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Is programmers.stackexchange the right place to ask for reading material?

For example, I want to ask a question about an up to date trade offs comparison on all of the known database implementations (or as many as I can get my greedy hands on) and I'm trying to find a home ...
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Should we have a “This is a polling question” close reason?

Poll questions are closed as off topic for good reason. Should "this is a poll question" be one of the predefined close reasons? Possible side question - is there a limit to the number of predefined ...
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Question about string splitting placed on hold?

I recently just posted this: Post and it was flag as primarily opinion-based. The question is about methodologies. How is the question primarily opinion-based? I know there are many different kinds ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [regex] -> [regular-expressions]

regular-expressions and regex. These are the same thing, just one is shorter to type. Regular-expressions should be the 'master' tag while regex is the synonym.
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where can I find the resources for programmers exchange's theme?

I really love the theme used for this exchange. Is there any resource that could be reused or some reference (fonts, graphics, css, ...)?
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Any posts/articles evaluating the prevalent and double-edged “Google for it first, think later!” practice? [closed]

Trying to find posts/articles (or even the right SE forum!) where people have evaluated the prevalent and double-edged "programming by just googling for it" practice in terms of its detriment to ...
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What is our policy on republishing “our“ content to another site?

Saw a link to Reddit.. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/11/how-are-robots-beating-my-captchas/ This lead me to : http://arstechnica.com/author/stack-exchange/ It kind of bugged me ...
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Do we have any responsibility to take any action if someone says they're thinking about suicide in their post?

There's a post that was closed as off-topic, which it is. It's a rant, one that definitely doesn't fit within the scope of our site. The author of the post mentions he's contemplating suicide. Is ...
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Is quality of a question determined solely by the question itself or the content it generates?

This question is prompted by some of the discussion in How can we avoid turning off potential participants who see the wall of Closed questions? Specifically, what MichaelT wrote to JensG and the ...
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How can I write a good custom close message?

We only have so many canned, built in, close reasons. There are so many other reasons to close something at times - giving a better message than trying to shoehorn the reason to close something into ...
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Is “how would you architect (existing Web site/application)” an appropriate question?

Several years ago I interviewed with MCS and one of the interviewers asked me how I would design Amazon.com. Is that type of question appropriate on programmers.stackexchange.com?
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How can we avoid turning off potential participants who see the wall of Closed questions?

The home page of P.SE is often littered with inappropriate questions that have been appropriately closed. This is an important part of any .SE site. However, it can be intimidating or off-putting for ...
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What does it mean for the question vote counts to look “folded”?

What do those "folds" mean?
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Should ux.stackexchange be a migration target

this question has a suggestion to migrate to ux.stackexchange. This seems quite reasonable, and ideed its not uncommon to se UX questions here. Given that programmers and UX are full sites would it ...
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Why are there so many closed, on hold, and down voted questions here?

Compared to Stack Overflow, the number of questions which are down-voted, put on hold, or closed is astounding. I think it's a sign that the criteria (and possibly usefulness) of this site is poorly ...
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Flagging dialog has slightly misleading text

I flagged a post for closure (not as a duplicate). When I went again to the flagging dialog it correctly displayed that you have already raised this type of flag but this text was also displayed under ...
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Is there a way to run a SEDE query against an older Programmers data snapshot?

Is it possible to get results of a particular SEDE query executed against an older data snapshot? I am interested in these in order to perform sort of retrospective study. Query I would like to run ...
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Are career questions OK if both the question and answers contain generally applicable information? [duplicate]

I asked a question about joining a startup as a grad, specifically about the scenario where there wouldn't be any more senior programmers working above the grads: https://softwareengineering....
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Is it really unclear what is being asked?

The question https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/167508/are-there-any-real-world-practical-problems-where-only-the-best-exact-solution is closed with reason "it's unclear what you'...
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Should Scrum methodology questions be in pm or programmers stack exchange?

Should questions relating to the scrum methodology be in pm or programmers stack exchange? I can see arguments for both, but want to be sure to put my questions in the most useful place.
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Top answers duplicated on community wiki question

The two most-upvoted answers on this question are identical: Should curly braces appear on their own line? It seems like a bug... surely the exact same answer would not have been upvoted so much twice....
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Where would the right place to discuss developing good programming work habits?

I know (and respect) that Stack Exchange would prefer questions that can be answered not discussed but I am looking for a good place to discuss and learn about programming work habits. I've been in ...
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Review Audit Honeypot - Seems like a resource request

I just failed on a review audit honeypot. Can someone tell me why this isn't a resource request and why it shouldn't be closed (until it's revised)? What is an example of a continuation not ...
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Can we give the community evangelist something more notable to make suggested edits go more smoothy?

I've noticed the SE community evangelist SamtheBrand making some copy editing edits to correct the formatting of the markdown or the proper wording of a phrase. Likely to help improve our (P.SE's) ...
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Coping with Community Decision to Upvote Rude Comments

I opened this Meta question in response to a P.SE question that was locked. I believe that I laid out a dispassionate and objective argument that the whole rollback/edit history/locking issue was not ...
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What recourse is there for a post that is locked for reasons that one does not understand or agree with?

This post: < Best practices for refactoring parameter file structure in multiple environments > was locked. I believe I set out a very dispassionate and objective counter-argument to the points ...
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Question regarding license violation?

I came across a non-commercial software which is closed source and packages a GPL licensed library. So I had to ask a question in that regards. So should it me SO or Programmers? Can I question the ...
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Automatic removal suggestion for noise in questions: signatures, thanks, apologies and indirect forms

Definitely not a priority, but I dream of a day when SE sites will have that. There's a common trend, especially with newcomers but also present with slightly more seasoned asked, to add useless ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [dry] → [dry-principle]

Please merge tag dry (27 questions) into dry-principle (5), and make them synonyms. Preference for master tag is because I consider dry-principle a more descriptive name. Tag dry wiki excerpt is ...
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Still Under Suspension :-(

It has been couple of months where my account where suspended due to one of my "controversial" comments. All I said was its not 80s anymore and the readability and documentation of your code is more ...
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Should close votes require a comment be made?

It's very easy for a user with a high enough reputation to flag as "on hold". All it takes is 5 users to make it official. I've had several of my (Stack Exchange) questions get put on hold then ...
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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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Should the thinking tag be removed?

Should the thinking tag be removed? It seems vague, is used in only 13 question, and has only 1 follower. I'm thinking it should be pruned.
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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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Open letter to students with homework problems

It is September once again (today is the 8755th day of September), and once again students are asking their homework problems on Stack Overflow and SoftwareEngineering.SE. We start seeing questions ...
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My question was closed as a duplicate of a vaguely related question without good answers

Best practices for sharing tiny snippets of code across projects was closed 6 months after being posted. It was marked as a duplicate to How to promote code reuse and documentation? I'm a heavy user ...
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Closing a two year old question as a duplicate of a one year old question?

I just noticed that Is there a measure of code rot?, which was created in February 2011 was closed two weeks ago as a duplicate of How can I quantify the amount of technical debt that exists in a ...
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greenfield tag plagiarism

The greenfield tag has a wiki excerpt right now that's a direct copy and paste from Wikipedia. I would correct it with a citation but even then, it's just a single sentence and feels kind of low ...
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Are there ways this question might be improved so that it gets a good answer?

Is there a better way to ask this question, "Validating need for documentation" - since this seems like a question that has an answer, but then again, I might be wrong. I've attempted to state 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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Allow using MathJAX?

Some stack exchange sites (cs, math, physics etc.) have MathJAX support. Now on programmers.se and stack overflow there is less need for mathematical formulae, but they appear, most often when ...
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Is my question really that bad or I just pissed off someone?

I tried to ask a question on Stackoverflow and I really pissed someone off there. So I re-asked here on programmers, but pissed off some another people because I tried to delete my duplicate question. ...
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Good subjective question on hold

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/209867/do-programmers-need-quiet-do-they-get-it-re-subjective-stack-is-better-than In response to my question being placed on hold I would like ...
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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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Meta for Mastering a programming language

Question from main: Mastering a programming language by not programming? This meta question is to hash out the meta commentary going on about the Q. Synopsis: the question pitches two extreme ...
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The “general” question tag

We have a tag called general. Why do we have this tag? Shall we burn this tag?
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How long do I have access to deleted posts?

The following post has been deleted and I still want to refer to the information (it is in my favorites) How long will I be able to see this post until it is permanently purged?

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