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Why was my question downvoted and closed?

My question was downvoted and closed. Comments suggested it was downvoted because it was a question about data unrelated to programming. The question it was duped as is a very similar question, why ...
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I've made a question asking why OTServ - a huge MMORPG open-source community - has a problem with item cloning. Why it was closed?

Earlier I've posted this question (link) on Programmers Stack. Why was it closed and what can I do for it to be reopenned? Note: I've already made some edits taking in account the argumentation ...
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"How is it built?"

Where do I ask a "how is it built?" question about an application. Assume I find a webpage or an app, and would like to learn more around what languages and frameworks that are used. I think I would ...
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Bug in new reopen Q display - Chrome

Browser: Chrome Version 25.0.1364.152 m I see when I reopen a Q now, it shows (votes/5), and when I add my vote it tries to increment to (votes+1/5) this is new, and has a bug because it doesn't ...
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Software Engineering site map

Does Software Engineering have a site map? I've discovered the privileges page recently, which (as far as I know) doesn't have a link like profile or answers or flair. I wonder what other pages are ...
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Revisiting our close procedure and close reasons [duplicate]

In a comment in one of our Meta discussions Aarthi announced a set of changes to the closing procedure: This is currently in spec-stage so I don't have lots of details available, but suffice it to ...
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Can (and should) answers be flagged for having nothing to do with programming?

Can we (and should we) flag an answer as having nothing to do with programming? For some borderline questions I feel the question is marginally on-topic, but is such some otherwise reasonable answers ...
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Are career questions acceptable or not? [duplicate]

faq says it is not about career advice, salary or compensation, I see lots of career questions asked on programmers.stackexchange, some closed, many not. For example, https://softwareengineering....
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Is it against policy here to answer questions of a legal nature unless you're a lawyer?

I answered a legal question, with the usual disclaimer about not being a lawyer. My answer was not only down-voted for this, but, when I tried to discuss why it was down-voted, my comments were ...
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bug with horizontal scrolling

I don't know if this really qualifies as a bug, since the repoduction steps are a bit silly, but here it is: log on programmers (with chrome 25 in my case) reduce the browser window to get an ...
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Let's make getting started/resource questions on topic [duplicate]

Per Yannis' suggestion, I decided to go through the list of closed questions, pick out some specific examples, and make a detailed case for why those questions should be welcomed on the site. The ...
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What does "This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved." mean?

As an example, look at Can commented-out code be valuable documentation?. Why has it been locked, what does "This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved." mean, and ...
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Is there any way to search through comments?

I'm trying to find a particular comment thread on an old post of mine. Unfortunately, the search box in the top-right only searches through answers, not comments, and Googling doesn't help because ...
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Ok, I'm confused about what people think Programmers *should be*

With this recent spurt of activity on meta, a number of opinions have come out. A number of these describe some rather radical changes. (please pardon me if I ascribe rather extreme positions) On ...
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Should new users be protected from down votes?

I just saw an answer from a new user (1 reputation point joined today) with 3 downvotes I'd be surprised if that guy ever decided to return to the site because of the welcome he received. Only one ...
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IDE Compilation question - I'm not sure why this is downvoted so much

Relevant Link: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/189582/how-is-an-ide-compiled I thought I was asking a fair question that's fit for programmers.stackexchange. Apparently, many ...
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Is this the right forum for web development & design?

I have just asked a question on web dev at ProWebMasters StackExchange regarding Internet Explorer CSS issues. I'm not sure which is the right forum for web dev & web design? Also if anyone can ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election Results

Programmers' third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: He'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank him for volunteering, and ...
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Do people sometimes collaborate with multiple accounts to achieve product plugs?

I was just browsing topics and came to Why most use Cygwin and not Uwin? which reads to me like a product plug. I'm not complaining in the least about this, but I figured the rate of question closing ...
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Search brings up deleted questions in results

Couple of days ago I started noticing deleted questions appearing in search results. At first I thought it was mod vision (moderators can search for deleted posts) but today when I happened to search ...
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Do we need to ban the [free] tag?

It's not widely used but it's hugely ambiguous as to what its exact meaning is and in all cases the questions were either off-topic or better covered by existing tags that were already applied. I've ...
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Why my question about Fantom is closed as not constructive?

This is my question which is closed: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/189078/fantom-programming-language Before telling me that the answers would be subjective have a look at ...
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2013 Moderator Election - Town Hall Chat Digest

The following is a "digest" version of the 2013 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat. The format, as described on Meta Stack Overflow, is one answer to this question for every question asked in the Town ...
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Are you still confused about what Programmers (now called Software Engineering) is for?

I'm going to try and keep this short, because a lot of it has already been discussed. If you are interested in the history, you can find it here on Programmers Meta, but here's a very brief recap: ...
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Yet Another Question Closed Don't Know Why - please tell me, don't keep me in the darkness

Here is the question: Do you see an use for "Spreadsheet programming"? Short summary: spreadsheets should be translated into standalone apps, is there any example, is it a good idea, what's ...
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Why was my question closed

Recently, my question Looking for books on the C and POSIX standards was closed as "off topic". I don't really agree with that, and feel misunderstood. Reading the FAQ didn't make it clear either. ...
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Argumentative users with borderline questions

We've had a few questions like https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/q/188657/3965 lately where the question is ranty, but not anything some editing couldn't fix, but in the comments the user ...
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Something very strange going on in a closed question

Can someone have a look at this question? Some newbie who apparently doesn't understand the idea of abstraction came along and asked a question that, admittedly, is a bit ranty. Several people, ...
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Is programming history on topic?

History questions are on topic on Software Engineering, but have proven to be particularly troublesome: It's not uncommon for history questions to get closed (and re-opened, and closed, ...) It's not ...
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If your question would be of interest to professional programmers, you should ask it on Programmers, not on Stack Overflow

In the "don't ask" section of our FAQ it says: If your question would be of interest to … Professional and enthusiast programmers, ask on Stack Overflow. Well, that's not right, if your ...
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Content Dispute for "Why do programming languages, especially C, use curly braces and not square ones?"

Why do programming languages, especially C, use curly braces and not square ones? This post has generated very rapid close/reopen votes along with an extended discussion in the comments. I have ...
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Two accepted answers

This question has two accepted answers. How is that possible?
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"In the election phase, 10 candidates advance..." really 10?

Note at 2013 Moderator Election page states: In the election phase, 10 candidates advance to final community voting... But there are three candidates, not 10, as indicated by another note at this ...
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Is a third choice vote identical to no vote at all?

We have a ballot with three candidates and three ranked choices. What I'm wondering is if there is any difference between voting someone as third choice and not selecting a third choice at all. Are ...
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Better Selection / Title for Top Questions List

With more Stack Exchange sites being created I typically skim over the Top Questions list for each to quickly see if there is anything interesting to get into. I've noticed frequently on Programmers ...
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Closed question dispute

Should I try to persuade my manager that code tidying should take priority over meeting deadlines? I do not agree that this question should have been closed. If it was truly a duplicate, than the ...
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Why is this question not low quality?

I've seen several questions that I dont think meet the standards met in the FAQ. This question seems particularly low quality to me. From the FAQ: what project you should do next And: ...
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We've got to talk about Freelancing and Business Concerns

In the FAQ, I see Freelancing and Business Concerns as being on topic but I routinely see these types of questions closed. While I understand the office politics and localized situations are off-topic,...
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Merge/synonym request: i18n / internationalization

i18n should be merged into internationalization and made a synonym. They even have the same wiki but are still different tags. Merging them would be a good idea.
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What to do when the question is deleted by the owner while it was answered?

After spending a large amount of time answering a question, I notice that the author deleted the question after obtaining the answer. Is it an expected behavior? I believed that we can remove a ...
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"NodeJS as an avenue towards learning JavaScript" closure

NodeJS as an avenue towards learning JavaScript This is a question that only someone who knows both JavaScript and Node fairly in-depth could answer properly. I would call that "specific expertise" ...
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I don't agree that this answer should be deleted, what should I do?

I posted an answer to When would using a scripting language within a larger program be useful? I can understand down votes from programmers who feel insulted. But why on earth would you delete a ...
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How Basic is Too Basic?

Straight from the FAQ: Programmers — Stack Exchange is a site for professional programmers who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions about software development. What ...
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2013 Moderator Election Town Hall Chat

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Town Hall Chat session with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the ...
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Should "How do SaaS companies provide data liberation services" have been closed?

How do SaaS companies provide data liberation services? This is a question that is pertinent to everyone developing SaaS applications today. There is no one right answer, but there are many right ...
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Is a question about research material on-topic? [duplicate]

There's a discussion in the comments on this question about empirical support for commenting code to the effect that "resource request" questions are off-topic. It refers to Why did a question about ...
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Viewing a candidate's closing record

Certain close votes are publicly available, such as in the "closed by" box on the question itself, and in the history tab of the new review tool. However, I have been unable to find a way to view ...
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How to better fit the "on-topic" format

I'm not asking as a result of bitterness, I'd just really like to know what I am doing wrong per the spec. I have only two questions on programmers SE, both of which got closed. By contrast, I am an ...
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What happens to a bounty when a question is closed?

So I recently posted an answer to this question. At the time I posted it, it had a 50 rep bounty on it. I knew it was a "shopping" question, but decided to post anyway. Now, it's been closed by a ...
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How is a market research question off topic?

I recently asked a question about very development-specific market research: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/187476/how-to-do-market-research-for-plugins-to-proprietary-...

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