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Is there a StackExchange site that would be appropriate for CS career questions?

It looks like many programming career questions are posted on this StackExchange site and promptly frozen. Is there an appropriate place for them within the StackExchange network yet?
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Open ended questions not suited to this site?

I understand that programming questions asked here are supposed to be constrained and answerable and should not result in a more open-ended discussion. However, I do have sometimes have programming ...
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When you can't see the trees for the forest - how can you ask a question that's not 'too broad'

I've just deleted my question that had been put on hold as 'too broad.' I don't think that it shouldn't have been put on hold. While the comments I received helped me solve my problem, I recognize ...
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“Name that thing” questions

I'm a repeat offender of asking "Name that thing" questions. The most recent one is here (now deleted). Where can I ask this kind of question if not here? I strongly feel that well formed questions ...
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Do we need a [chess] tag?

Do you think chess tag is helpful? I introduced it: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/chess World Engineer removed it from: Which paradigm to use for writing chess ...
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One badge awarded twice, also on meta site

I have earned the yearling badge twice, just a few days apart, in this year, on programmers: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/users/16658/fejesjoco?tab=badges I also got them here on ...
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Am I the only one finding it confusing to move back and forth between meta and main website?

If you in meta, there's no clear button to take you back to the main website, same thing when you in the website and you want to go to meta. Meta theme is also so similar to the main website that I ...
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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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Was this question closed for the right reason?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/223192/will-i-get-acceptable-performance-for-learning-c-python-if-i-use-a-vm-as-my-lear I've always considered "opinion-based" questions as ...
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Why so many negative votes here?

I'm active in other Stack Exchange sites and just signed up for this one, and I'm amazed at how many questions here have negative ratings. Why don't some of you lighten up? People would not be ...
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How can we encourage people to read the FAQ before asking their first question?

Every day we still get lots of questions on PSE which are immediately put on hold because of one of the standard closing reasons (asking for career or education advice, asking for an off-site resource ...
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What's the policy for pure citational answers?

Are pure citational answers considered a Good Answer ™ vis-á-vis general StackOverflow policies? Should the citation be labelled in some way to credit the source of the borrowed wisdom, and if so, ...
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Where to start?

Often the question shows up of something along the lines of: I'm trying to learn language XYZ. Where should I start? or I'm trying to do ${very large project}. Where should I start? Why are ...
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Can you please review the modifications for this question?

I modified the original Building a distributed system on Amazon Web Services after the comments mentioned about Why do interview questions make poor Programmers.SE questions? The question now is more ...
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Why do interview questions make poor Software Engineering.SE questions?

Occasionally a question that is asked at an interview comes up - "how would you design Amazon Web Services" or "how would you write Google" or some such question. These questions find their way to ...
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What is the best book to learn C++?

Our Q&A site attracts a lot of questions asking for a reference or a tool, which, as we all know, are off-topic. (Okay, the title of my question is provocative!) I think I have seen other sites ...
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Why does this question belong on programmers?

Is this a correct implementation of an Immutable class in Java? was migrated from Code Review to Programmers. I think I understand why it was migrated from CodeReview (the author's concern is on ...
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Collection of frequently used custom close reasons

This question is partly inspired by this question. The difference is that this question doesn't care about "how" to create a good custom close reason. This question is to identify the good, already-...
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Can a Mod disassociate my old questions?

I have been on programmers.SE for about four months now, and I love it. Currently, I can't ask any questions, however; due to some bad questions that I asked. They have been since deleted and removed ...
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Pop up for Low Quality comment options behind links

The popup for the 'leave a comment' is showing up behind the links at the top of the page: All of the following screen shots are from a mac. Original report in Safari: Fresh install of Firefox: ...
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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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Why is this terminology question considered as “opinion based”?

I recently asked What is the name of the functional argument in fold which is now marked off-topic because it might be opinion based. I do not understand what makes this opinion based. This question ...
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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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How to ask a batch of related questions?

I asked a batch of related questions in When did current source control management emerge? and I am wondering what is the best preactice to do so. If one asks several related questions in a single SE-...
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Wrong displayed reason from multiple close reasons

In this answer, Thomas Owens says If 5 users vote, I believe it's majority vote gets the reason. However, if a moderator closes, it's always the moderator's reason. However, I cast the last close ...
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Can I ask a question?

I'm a C programming beginner. is this the right place to ask questions for help of this site is just for experienced programmers?
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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Where does my git question go?

You've got a question about git. Its not uncommon, lots of people have questions about git. But where should the question be asked?
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How to improve the document / refactoring question

Question in review: Is it Typical for Large Software Companies to Not Document or Refactor Code? Thunderforge asked in chat I recently had my question put on hold and I'd like to know how I can ...
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What happened to the question “is the mvc software architecture used only in web development”

I had just finished typing a great answer, and It wouldn't let me post?
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Best place for this question

My question is: Is it good practice to add version numbers to functions/class? That is when you update a core function/class you update an internal version number for that function/class. I recently ...
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duplicate of what?

I was reading here at meta and came across https://softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2524/closing-questions which is closed as a duplicate. Ok, What question is it a duplicate of? ...
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10k tools, automatic low quality flags and flagging

When looking at the 10k tools, I saw a little '1' next to the flags and thought I'd go poke at it to see what it was. It was a very short answer, not more than a poorly formed sentence. But it ...
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Why is this question wrong? (asking for the name of a specific practice)

I was told to make a post here to understand why is my question wrong after it was placed on hold: How is it called when you define constants that simply refer to a large namespace? Context The ...
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Classification of questions

I was wondering if a program can be made that can classify the questions used on this site in order to place them on the proper stack exchange site. For eg. if someone places a question in the ...
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Can we just have a place for programmers to ask questions?

i understand in stackoverflow, questions are closed as "off topic" "not constructive" that is why we come here!! /* programmers */ should be alot more liberal as to the type of questions allowed. ...
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How can I reword my question in a useful manner without a clear reason why my question has been closed?

My question Which concepts are pertinent to plan a “end-user documentation” strategy? has been closed, and I do not completely understand why.The reason invoked is "Questions asking us to recommend ...
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Dupe of deleted question

This question is marked as a dupe of a deleted question. Please unmark it as dupe, or resurrect the deleted question.
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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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