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How can the OP improve this question further to get it reopened?

Concerning this question: Possible trajectories with time travel I see currently four close votes, casted before the OP's latest edit, which was made with the intention to make the question more ...
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Once a question starts getting downvoted, is it doomed?

This post was inspired by this question. Suppose a new user asks a question, but it isn't clear what the question is asking. Within minutes, it will start attracting down-votes and votes to close. At ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Question about designing a schema - on topic?

I have an SQL schema and I have some doubts whether the schema is going to massively change in the future. The schema describes entities of a game like user, rooms, board etc. Would a question ...
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Now that 3 close votes has been proven and implemented on Stack Overflow, can we have the same on Software Engineering, please?

I won't belabor the research by repeating it here. It's been described in exhaustive detail at this post. The executive summary: Closing, editing and reopening all become more effective. Can we ...
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is this the correct place to ask educational/review questions?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Any good resources on oracle PL/SQL for review or study? I recently posted a question here about educational resources, is ...
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On discussions and why they don't make good questions

I'll start off with the irony of this question being tagged with a discussion and point out that meta is different. Why don't discussion questions work in Stack Exchange? What is it about the ...
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I think it's time we just make all licensing questions off-topic

Why? Because all the remaining questions are either crap, or they get closed anyway. Crap questions Most recent questions it seems are either some sort of: Tell me how to follow this license ...
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Why was this question downvoted?

Here's a link to a question I just posted. I wanted to understand the trade-off between WET vs DRY code better so I wrote a question about how I've never understood the WET approach to coding. The ...
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Why Is One Question Closed for Legal Advice and the Other Upvoted?

So I recently submitted a question that got shot-down immediately for asking legal advice. It is as follows: Hybrid Source License That Is Basically Open Source but Prevents Competition? However, ...
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Feedback on new tag: Visual Testing

I've been here for years now but I have finally added a tag. Consider me a newbie on this and critically review Visual Testing About I've tagged it on How to test UI frameworks and will add it to ...
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Fast mod-deletion of positively scored question

I was reading this question Is there any programming language with a “negative” type system? (10K link), when the system informed me the question had been deleted. The question was deleted by a ...
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What's the crossposting policy with SO?

I posted a question on StackOverflow that I think could have also been posted on Softwareengineering.SE. The question has gotten no answers on SO. Is it bad practice to post the same question here ...
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Contradiction in the site's scope definition?

For questions not being too opinionated, we expect them ideally to be backed up with facts and references. But when a question explicitly asks for references like research papers or statistics, it ...
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Why is this question closed as off-topic?

What algorithm to use for substractive machining RT simulation? Regarding this question, I am asking about the current state of the art, that is, the proper algorithm for this problem. To put an ...
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Last chance for this question - can someone explain what is wrong with my first question?

Yesterday after 5+ years of membership I asked my first question here. Within 16 hours it received 2 negative votes and 60-something views. I don't want to reiterate all that philology that's been ...
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Negatively scored questions should be more aggressively hidden from the homepage

Right now, we have about 12 questions at -3 or lower on the homepage. This is after I closed and mod-deleted questions that are explicitly off-topic and very, very unlikely to be salvaged. It seems ...
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Can I ask for feedback on a list of ideas and thoughts, and the pros and cons I could think of, about designing a chess game?

I'd like to try coding a program to play chess. Therefore, to help myself, I'm writing down some possible choices that I will have to make to design the program (e.g. what data type for the chessboard,...
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Can you give an example of a question that is welcome on SE, but is off-topic on SO?

Can you give an example of a question that is welcome on SoftwareEngineering, but is off-topic on StackOverflow? If you can't, why does this site exist?
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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How make a question about feedback for an university exercises?

I would like ask for feedback in exercises which has a little extensive statement. More specifically there are use cases exercises which have a business description that can be 1 or two Word pages but ...
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Enable automatic syntax highlighting for [haskell]

I just approved this suggested edit adding syntax highlighting to Haskell code in an answer. That would not be necessary if the haskell tag had automatic syntax highlighting; ♦ moderators can change ...
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How to make a question about Elastic Search on topic?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: How does Elastic Search differ from Google or Yahoo Search? How can I make this on topic please? I'm not trying to advertise or ...
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Question about “What does XYZ Cloud Technologies, Inc. offer that Big Tech clouds don't?”

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post How can I make this on topic, please? The close reason is Questions asking us to find or recommend tools, libraries, programming ...
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Why my thread has been closed and locked?

From here It proves that what I've said here: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/64245/vs2010-aka-very-slow-2010 is valid/constructive and over all true. Funny but in the first ...
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Why was my question deleted which was closed within the past 48 hours

I'm reading Why and how are some questions deleted. Questions that have been closed within the past 48 hours cannot be deleted, so as to allow for editing and possible reopening. My question was ...
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Is this question a good candidate for reopening?

I don't think this question is worthless to this site. While it has a misleading title ("Why use dropdowns over textboxes in this case" would be better) I had thought it worth answering. I ...
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Is it allowed to ask questions about interview design questions? [duplicate]

The interview tag mentions not to ask related questions. I wonder if discussions on product/API/distributed system design, especially on how to prepare, what to consider in the design, are allowed?
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I would like to have several tag wiki edits reviewed

I have several tag wiki edits pending for a week, I was wondering what is the review process for them? Here are the suggested edits: https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-...
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Reopen UUID collision probability question?

I'm researching implementing UUIDs in an app for the first time, and the very first thing I want to know is 'what is the probability of collisions'. I think it's an incredibly important software ...
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Unclear question is clarified in comment, later comment is deleted and contradictory clarification added to question

I recently encountered the following scenario: OP asks a question which is missing some information. Answerer asks for clarification in a comment. OP clarifies in a comment but does not edit the ...
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Question is not a duplicate: can we reopen?

Over here: Clean OOP and efficient GPU buffers: not possible without data duplication? This isn't really a DOD question as it was marked duplicate. It's about avoiding duplication between memory ...
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How to get at least a couple of examples of a topic on which “whole books have been written”?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/416068/what-are-the-tried-and-working-software-development-metodologies Nowadays all the rage is agile, marketed as superior to waterfall. So ...
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What is actually on-topic for this site, if anything?

Before you link me to the page that explains the topics of the site, I've read it. But it seems extremely subjective and people who're doing the interpretation all seem to think just about nothing ...
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Can't ask question so what next? [duplicate]

Previously I asked what to do after being blocked from asking question. It looked like they are full of rhetoric on asking good questions but nothing on how to proceed after some questions are deemed &...
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Could those comments be moved to chat, and is this the right way to ask it?

My answer got a substantial amount of comments. The user commenting the most suggested recently to continue the discussion in chat, and this is indeed a great idea. Would it be possible to move the ...
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Deleting low rated question to bypass the “You have reached your limit of questions” [duplicate]

I looked at this and wondering if I can delete my negative rated questions to ask another question, since there seems to be an arbitrary limit being imposed by what ever measure that might be, so ...
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Is this a question with answers or should I look elsewhere

My employer has instituted a policy whereby access to github is blocked at the network level. So if you attempt to go there using http/s its blocked, regardless of what you are accessing. This was ...
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Where can I have subjective discussions about programming?

I entered Softwareengineering Stack Exchange and unfortunately, it wasn't what I was looking for. I expected you would be able to talk about all kinds of programming, but the rules are much stricter ...
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This question already has answers… where?

For this question: if/else statements or exceptions I feel like the "Possible Duplicate" text should not be there, and the "Defensive Programming vs Exception Handling?" question ...
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How to ask for a list of usable criteria

In this post, I've asked for a list of criteria I can use to make a correct choice for a programming environment. I received some pretty useless comments, and then, apparently after not more than 25 ...
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How can I improve this question about software architecture?

I have recently posted this question which quickly attracted downvotes and close votes. Some were accompanied by useful comments that helped me edit it to avoid some pitfalls (e.g. pros and cons). ...
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Should there be a redirect from se.stackexchange.com?

When trying to navigate to Software Engineering Stack Exchange, I frequently find myself typing https://se.stackexchange.com into my browser instead of https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com. ...
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Should code smell and anti-pattern be synonomous in Software engineering stack exchange?

I was about to ask a question in the Software Engineering stack exchange channel. I noticed that tags exist for both anti-pattern and code smell. But isnt every anti-pattern a code smell? and isnt ...
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A “welcome to software engineering” comment for questionable questions

I'm a bit reluctant when voting to close. I remember how tough it was figuring out how to craft a good question. I also know I need to get over it. One thing that helps me get over it is adding a ...
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What is spam, according to Stack Exchange and Software Engineering.SE?

I just found two curious holes in the Stack Exchange definition of spam. How to not be a spammer is only concerned with answers, not with questions. Neither What types of questions should I avoid ...
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“You have reached your question limit” issue

I am not sure why I can't create new question for software engineering stack exchange. The message is "You have reached your question limit". It has been a week.
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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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Interview questions are off-topic. What about questions that I, as the interviewer, have?

If I'm interviewing someone for a programming job and I have questions about how I'd best assess whether the candidate actually has a particular skill, would that be an on-topic questions? An example ...
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Robert Harvey's reputation history is lying?

There were no net reputation changes that day, but it says -2. I don't know if it's appropriate to ask this, but what happened? And why is it lying?

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