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What to do with puzzle questions?

What to do with a contest puzzle questions? Close, or leave them as they are? Example : Apple eating problem
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Why there is a on hold with my question?

Yesterday I asked a question in programmer. But when I looked today at my today I saw a 'on hold' beside it inside []. Why is it so ?
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Should debug and debugging tags be synonyms? Should they be merged?

Should debug and debugging tags be synonyms? Should they be merged? I think so. I would like to hear your opinion. I am referring to debug tag and debugging tag.
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Should aop and aspect-oriented tags be synonyms? Should they be merged?

Should aop and aspect-oriented tags be synonyms? Should they be merged? I think so. I would like to hear your opinion. I am referring to: aspect-oriented tag and aop tag
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If I was a homework cheater, [duplicate]

...if I was a homework cheater, I would applaud an approach like that... I'm for deletion if not improved in a reasonable timeframe. But minutes after closure is, I think, too speedy. I tend to give ...
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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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Citing bullet points in block quotes forces the number to be 1

I wanted to quote a single (not the first) bullet point in a bulleted list from another site. I used the block quote function to indent the text and place it in a grey box to denote it as separate ...
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What do to when comments become discussion?

I've noticed a trend on Programmers.SE, along with some other sites in the network, where a comment offering suggestions or critique to an answer often results in the answer's author spending a ...
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False duplicate: “Why is BigDecimal the best data type for currency?”

The question Why is BigDecimal the best data type for currency? has been marked as a duplicate of a question about numerical approximation of floating point data. Persons who recognised this as a ...
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Where should I ask theoretical computer questions? [duplicate]

I'm not sure where to ask questions about theoretical stuff. I don't want to get down-voted for asking at the wrong place. Also what is the difference between programmers.stackexchange and ...
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Should there be a time limit before someone can vote to close?

I'm looking at this question. And not five minutes after it was posted there's an "I'm voting to close" Comment. Should we allow questions a grace period because what someone might see as irrelevant ...
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Is it technically feasible to have 2-3 aging factors for hot questions at Programmers?

I am pondering particular feature request, but before diving deep into polishing its presentation and details, I would like to understand whether the change it would require is technically feasible at ...
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Are questions about organizing files on topic?

I have a lot of little projects, and while the source code is on git, the other files are in some folder somewhere. Can I ask here how to keep track of those files (prototypes, text files, some images…...
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Provide 10k users more close votes

Please provide 10k+ users more close votes. Why? Putting questions on-hold in a timely fashion is critical in providing useful feedback to new users. It's rare for salvageable questions to be put on-...
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Are Design Review questions on-topic?

There is a gray area between Software Engineering & Code Review regarding design reviews. Code Review's on-topic page explicitly calls out design reviews as off-topic. However, if your question ...
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What is the difference between software licensing and copyright

Over the past months I see that questions regarding copyright on software are receiving close votes, with a custom close reason along the lines of This question appears to be off-topic because it ...
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What do new users see when their question has close votes

I voted to close this question, and then the OP asked for downvoters to give a comment. Which made me wonder: what do new (low rep) users see when there is a close vote on their question (before it ...
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I got banned from Programmer but for a mistake

I had just 100 of reputation and I gave 50 points for a bounty. I din't know I could experience a ban because of that. Now I read the following message if I try to post a question. "Sorry, we are no ...
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Why was my question closed or down voted?

Help! My question was closed (or down voted). Why? And what can I do about it? Downvoted Duplicate Off topic What technology to take up next Recommend a software library, tool, book, research paper,...
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why my answer was mark as down regarding a webform question?

I just answered a question this morning, and it was marked as down, but honestly, I don't know how to improve it? Ps: English is not my first language, but i still want to join this community. :) Plz ...
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Why PSE is unpleasant place to ask question

I visit PSE once in a full moon, and all I see is closed questions, most marked with down votes and close votes. Seriously, with this ratio of negative votes towards questions and unpleasant welcome ...
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The real borderline for "Opinion based" in Software Engineering

In Software Engineering.SE (formerly known as "Programmers.SE") most of the questions are correctly related to design, patterns, metodologies and architectures. Now, my question is: when does a ...
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What does marking a question as favorite (clicking the star) do?

I'm curious what happens when a question is marked favorite (by clicking on the star button, under the up/down-vote arrows)? The only thing I can see is that there's a number next to the star, showing ...
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Migration path to Workplace?

Workplace has been officially graduated: new site design has no "beta" anymore, and privileges are set to the level of graduated sites. This makes it possible to add this site to our migration path, ...
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Software recommendations stackexchange

Would it be worth having the new Software Recommendation Stack Exchange site added as an option in the close option "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" dialogue? I ...
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Question closed, how to fix it?

Following specification vs. following language standards The way I see it, this question follows The Six Subjective Question Guidelines: It inspires answers that explain "why". Options are given, so ...
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There seems to be some contradictory guidance with respect to asking career development questions

The Help Center says this: and it is not about... career advice, salary or compensation, ... but it links to an answer that cites this question as being an acceptable career-development ...
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Could not find information in help center about where to find my question that was today deleted

I cannot find my question on programmers.stackexchange. It was today deleted. But I cannot find any notification about that. It lasted about a week and suddenly disappeared. Negative reputation was ...
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I have a tiny problem

I have a huge tiny problem! The problem is that I cannot post a question on this site which does not automatically get put on hold! My problem began when I tried to ask which tool I should use to ...
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How to get a link on the deleted answer?

If an answer is deleted on Programmers and the author wants to ask about the reason on MetaProgrammers, how can he do it? How can he reference something that doesn't exist? He can't edit it, either, ...
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Why do certification questions keep getting closed?

Whenever I look at certification questions on the front page or in tags, they seem to be closed. Why is this?
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What is this site's definitions of development methodologies?

I have a question that was put on hold a little while ago. Not the end of the world, it was a question about agile development and that's not strictly a programmer topic. But when I looked at the on ...
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How could this question be worded to avoid being stamped on?

I asked a question last night which I believe was worthwhile and could have received some interesting responses, but sadly it was swiftly stamped on by the community. I'm doing my best to figure out ...
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Can we ask for academic advice,knowledge assessment on here or will it get closed

I am a computer science student and i'm interested to ask for advice on what to learn in my free time,things that all programmers/computer science graduates should know. I am intending to write a ...
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What drives the "reopen" audit queue?

I saw this question on "reopen votes" as an audit question: Communication between nested directives The question is a month old, despite not eliciting a single answer or comment. IMO, it's too ...
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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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Career-Transition Tag inappropriate?

The career-transition tag seems intrinsically tied to a type of question relating to Career Advice that is deemed off-topic and inappropriate for the site. Looking at the list of questions that use ...
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Design and software-design tags

Currently, both design (1395 questions) and software-design (79 questions) are tags on the site. Although there may be an extremely minuscule use case for the latter, the questions tagged with it all ...
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Discuss this ${blog}

Occasionally there are questions asked that seek to explain some soundbite of thing someone said or wrote. These questions take a few sentences from a larger piece and ask what it means, or disprove ...
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About good quality and kind of questions in "Programmers"

Just a newbie here and I also read a lot about the difference between "Programmers" and "StackOverFlow". Yes, for a new-comer it's really careful and easy to be confused. So what I continue wanna know ...
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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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