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Answering a question by rethinking the cause

Disclaimer: I do have an answer in the example question and I am not looking for up votes. I am genuinely concerned as to whether this kind of answer is poor form. Occasionally I will run across a ...
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Why is my question closed?

My question was closed. Can someone please explain to me why this is? None of the people who voted to close it left a comment. The inbuilt message says it was closed because "We expect answers to ...
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Trial run of modified “hotness formula” for Programmers questions

Could we please make a trial run of modified "hotness formula" for Programmers questions? Modification details are described in this MSO post as follows: As far as I can tell, substantial part of ...
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Can an answer be undeleted?

I was stupid an answered a question with just a link. I then went back and edited my answer to actually something useful, only to find that no one will ever see it again because a moderator deleted ...
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Why was my question closed: about getting attached to your first answer to an interview question

How to avoid jumping to a solution when under pressure? This was closed as "too localized." What does that mean? This question has been up-voted 9 times and is closely related to: https://...
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Question migration—error terminology

I'm a mod on Academia, and someone recently posted the following question: What's the difference between fault, error and defect? Would this be on-topic here?
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Is there a market for “which language to learn, which book to read” questions?

With all the discussions about how to handle "which language should I learn" or "which book now" questions, and the consensus being to close these questions, I wonder if there's room for a new SE ...
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Are we too strict? Where should off-topic questions go?

This question on networking at conferences was not closed, but this one I just posted was closed. First, what is a better forum for that closed question? Second, I'm assuming that the first one ...
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How can the comment navigation be improved?

When viewing a question or answer that has gathered a lot of attention, viewing the comments on the answer become a pain. The comments are ranked based on the up-votes they receive and the ordering ...
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Discussion on if questions about EULA's are on topic

It seems as if there is enough debate about this that I wanted to start a discussion about if EULA's are currently considered on topic, and if they are should they be. Can an EULA restrict what you ...
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Why did a question about programming books get closed on Programmers.SE?

So, today I wrote a question that follows the general pattern for book questions on Programmers (Is there a canonical book on [x]?) about a topic that's definitely related to programming (data ...
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Possible bug in “unanswered” filter

Possible bug in "unanswered" filter: As shown in the screen capture below, the url says "unanswered", but the page content disagrees. I don't think this is a browser problem, as I replicated this ...
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Tag merge / synonym request: [legacy-code] → [legacy]

Please merge tag legacy-code (2 questions) into legacy (46), and make them synonyms. Tag legacy-code does not have wiki nor excerpt. Tag legacy wiki excerpt is Questions about legacy languages, ...
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Does Programmers accept “Will apple accept or reject my app?” questions? Why or why not?

More generally, does Programmers accept questions of a customer service nature having to do with Apple's app submission process? Example: https://stackoverflow.com/q/8922619/102937 Do you think ...
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Could it be that 124 posts I upvoted are all deleted?

My profile summary page currently says 3668 upvotes while votes->upvotes sub tab (dev team only link) counts less than that - 3544. 3668-3544=124 - as far as I understand this difference could be due ...
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Why question becomes commmunity wiki after >10 updates?

I often update and save my question to see how it renders, instead of checking it in instant preview. I prefer that way. Also, I often spot single problems in my post and want to correct them ...
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Is this question about the intricacies of Apple's distribution process on-topic?

How to Release to the App Store as an Individual I've written an iOS app, and I'd like to release it on to the App Store. I'm an individual so it's not being released via a company or anything, ...
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Do we accept “What price should I charge” questions?

How can I determine how to charge for supporting SharePoint sites and SharePoint development? I recently created a site in SharePoint and I need to setup a maintenance/support agreement for the ...
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What did you think of Winter Bash?

Aarthi is looking for feedback regarding the Winter Bash 2012 over on Meta Stack Overflow. If you have any comments, complaints, suggestions, or anything else, I'd recommend posting it over there.
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Bug: The 'View More' link underneath 'Reputation' is missing from the mobile view

I'd like to report a bug. The 'View More' link underneath 'Reputation' is missing from the mobile view.
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Usefulness of [career-development] and [career-transition] tags

A question was asked today that was a rant followed by a request for career advice on what the OP should do next. @Oded handled commenting to the OP that such questions were off-topic according to the ...
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Why was this question downvoted and closed?

I would like to ask why How to force evaluation in Haskell? was down-voted and closed. This came completely unexpected since it is a very specific and precise question regarding Haskell and how to ...
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Close Dialog Display Bug

Whenever I open the close question dialog on my laptop's 13" display, the upper portion of the popup winds up on top of the "Questions Tags Users..." navigation bar, but due to an issue with the ...
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Many down votes without explanation

From yesterday I was seeing there are many down votes are being given to the questions, without explanation. Today I found this question can-code-completion-be-consideration-of-choosing-a-programming-...
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Closing of the document indexing question

A little while ago I posed the following question - lightweight document indexing to handle less than 250k potential records. Badly. The question was immediately leaped upon and labeled as soliciting ...
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Why is the question about “Manual Debugging” closed?

The question "How to effectively do manual debugging?" has been closed. Why? The close reasons stated are: "it's ambiguous", but it seems clear to me what's being asked (the answers seem to indicate ...
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Answers quality in hot questions

For few recent months, I've got a habit of downvoting answers which quality doesn't look OK to me. These probably can be generally described as low effort and/or these lacking relevance to ...
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Is the standard comment for NARQ frustrating users?

I think the current practice of closing questions is perceived as "not constructive" and leaves people confused, and probably makes them angry. As a result it drives away people instead of motivating ...
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Why was this question closed? Has this place gone insane?

DB schema for packaging products/services together under a single price/offer This is straight up design question! Granted it could have been writing better, I didn't fully understand what he was ...
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What to do with the [learning] tag

I have noticed that many questions tagged as learning are closed. I counted in the first 100 questions only 34 were not closed. I think it gives the false impression that questions like "Where can I ...
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Question closed as a duplicate of a question that has since been deleted

This: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/40296/what-is-the-best-java-programming-book-out-there-for-starters Was closed as a duplicate. The question it was allegedly a duplicate ...
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Questions are being closed too readily?

I asked a question on Programmers, and received 7 upvotes, but got the following comments, if you could spare a look: And then the question got closed for being not a real question. But then a user ...
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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 question on video course closed?

Why was https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/180796/video-courses-on-powershell closed?
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Does the community think we should have another Moderator Election this year?

Are we going to have another Community Moderator Election for 2013? It seems like we have one around this time every year. Does the community/mods think we need another mod? I, personally, think ...
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Usefulness of [back-end] and [front-end] tags

I came across the back-end and front-end tags today. Honestly, I really don't see any good use for them on our site. First of all, back-end is only used in three questions, one of which is closed. ...
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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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Tag merge / synonym request: [os] → [operating-systems]

Please merge tag os (12 questions) into operating-systems (65), and make them synonyms. Both tags do not have wiki, only excerpts. For the reference, current excerpts are quoted below os An ...
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Requiring registration to ask questions - did it made a difference?

In September 2012 registration requirement to ask questions has been introduced: In the past 60 days, 76% of all questions from unregistered users have been either down-voted below 0, closed, ...
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Summary or Conclusion for accepted/closed questons

This is just a suggestion might be few others will agree with it. There should be some Conclusion or Summary type of section for closed or accepted answers because some hot questions some time become ...
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Incorrect Time Calculation

I think there may be a problem with the time on the StackExchange servers. I checked my profile today and noticed that I had received the "And I Feel Fine" hat, which states that it is for having ...
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how to structure compound questions

I have this question Guidance in naming awkward domain-specific objects? open on P.SE currently. My original focus is captured in the title, specifically I was worried about naming. Several of the ...
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Should this question have stayed on programmers?

Should this question about how to learn enough programming to communicate with programmers without learning to program have stayed on programmers? It seems to me this question is about programming, ...
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What is the difference between [class] and [classes] tags? - synonym request

What is the difference between class (25 questions) and classes (19 questions) tags? Neither of above have tag wiki, a handful of questions I randomly picked appear to use these as freely ...
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Tag Clean up: The [static] tag could do with some attention

The static tag could do with some attention again. It was cleaned up back in 2012, but over the years has crept back. It looks like it's been used for several purposes and could mean things like ...
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Why such a long delay on the delivery of my hats?

After surfing/voting/closing on Programmers this morning, I realized that I had earned a few hats! When I went to check where they were at so that I could show them off, I found that some of the hats ...
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kill the General-Purpose tag

Can we kill the general-purpose tag? Its use is pretty general (pun intended) and seems to be a collection of older questions ranging from bad to acceptable.
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Why do we have a version tag?

We have a version tag. Is this is a useful tag?
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Indicate when there is something to review

I find myself going to the review section quite often, but most of the time, there is nothing to review. It would be cool if there was some kind of indication that there are elements to review instead ...
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Serial bad wiki suggested edits - what to do?

This user has been suggesting some very unhelpful wiki and tag excerpt edits. Most of the time the suggested content is either not very helpful (for clean-code he suggested something to the line of "...

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