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Let's help askers who are trying to circumvent question block at Stack Overflow

If a first time asker has an SO account that was recently (say, within a week) question blocked over there, how about showing them a warning like this: Wait! You've recently been blocked at Stack ...
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Can we resuscitate more content?

Noobs everywhere Ok, so we have people new to programming, poor English speakers, and sometimes their intersection asking questions here. Their questions aren't always the best, but sometimes there ...
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Angular 2 is a long time ago

The angular2 tag is somewhat outdated. I don't think it is a good idea to make a new tag for every version of Angular 2+ but most questions these days are about Angular 6 or 7. (And soon Angular 8). ...
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Could we please detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow data and offload them to Triage review for an hour or two?

Propose to detect troublesome questions using Stack Overflow quality scoring data and put them to Triage queue for an hour or two. If the timeout expires before decision is made, let questions go to ...
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Call for volunteers: close voters

Programmers could benefit from a few more regular visitors who close questions on the front page and the Unanswered page that are clearly off-topic. "Clearly off-topic" means: We don't do ...
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Burninate and blacklist request: [career-*] [job-*] [resume]

This is not a duplicate of this: Usefulness of [career-development] and [career-transition] tags ... it's time for them to be blacklisted. The narrowness of scope of what actually would be on topic ...
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Looking for algorithms

I have a problem I'm trying to solve and I'm looking for an algorithm to solve it. I'm sure a solution exists I just don't know what it's called to search for it. If I describe the nature of the ...
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How do I ask a good question?

We’d love to help you. To improve your chances of getting an answer, here are some tips: STOP! Softwareengineering.SE is primarily about software design. We don't do code troubleshooting here, ...
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kerning issues - click reads like dick, letter spacing

Using Firefox 16.0.2 22 on Windows 8, I've had a hard time reading certain sentences. Browser is normal zoom. clean looks like dean. click looks like dick. Screenshot if you cannot see it: And ...
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Grant more close votes for close reviewers

Based upon a recent answer1, 2 to a previous question of mine, I'd like to re-visit an older request. Please give all close voters3 on Programmers 50 votes instead of the standard 244. Why? All of ...
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Can the more clear description of the sites scope on the 'Sign Up' page be repeated in at least the 'Ask Question' page?

Plenty of discussion on the issue of the site's scope, here's my suggestion in this Q&A as an official feature request. Before a user joins programmers.se they are welcomed with what I feel is a ...
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Some stats on first and second posts

One of the things that we occasionally see on P.SE (and more often at the start of a new college semester) is new users posting their homework. With single posts, we are often able to comment and ...
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Can we decide to get rid of [decisions]?

The decisions currently has 30 questions, no tag excerpt and is used for all kinds of decisions: design-decisions (also a vague tag), technical decisions, decision tables. Not surprisingly, since ...
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I'm banned after a well-received question?

My last question was this one: To show the difference between system VMs and JVMs. It was upvoted 3 times, though currently it's only 2. The answer is upvoted 3 times as well. The question isn't ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Should the thinking tag be removed?

Should the thinking tag be removed? It seems vague, is used in only 13 question, and has only 1 follower. I'm thinking it should be pruned.
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Burninate then Blacklist the [tutorial] and [tutorials] tags

I feel that the tutorial and the tutorials tags should be blacklisted. They are for the most part called out in the FAQ as off topic, and even when they are non general knowledge and cannot be easily ...
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Accept answer checkmark could still be clearer.

Before posting this, I first searched meta, and found that previously people already found the accept answer checkmark unclear. The accepted answer indicates that a change was made, but I still find ...
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I shouldn't be review audited on my own posts

Was given a post to review I made myself about 2 weeks ago. Was "only a test" but I wonder if that's not something that should be filtered out...
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Updated /help/on-topic Page in Help Center

Following a Meta discussion and some discussions in our chat room to iron out some finer points, we have completed an update to the "What topics can I ask about here?" page of our Help Center. Here ...
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Custom Close Reason Updates

First: We have a fourth custom close reason added. One of the most common close reasons that isn't accounted for by one of the current custom close reasons is for questions seeking legal advice or ...
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Why should we not delete a question about using a factory class instead of direct object construction?

This meta-question is about the following question on the main site: Why should I use a factory class instead of direct object construction? [closed] Currently, it has a lone delete vote. The only ...
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Reconsider historical lock on hardware recommendations

Some of our older questions are about hardware recommendations. Well, Hardware Recommendations.SE is now live - lets clear up some confusion. No, I'm not suggesting migrating these questions there, ...
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Network engineering's background on Programmers adverts is less than ideal

On the sidebar, this is what it looks like: Related from MSE from awhile back: Confusing placement of popular network question above related questions in the sidebar Please look at the other ...
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Why did the feed ban me from chat?

I was just banned from chat over this comment, which, to my eye looks fairly innocuous. Comment history before someone blew it away Clicking on the Feeds profile brought me to here Can anyone shed ...
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Reviewing first posts from new users

I took a quick look at the review history in our first posts review queue and I've noticed some "No Action Needed" reviews that I didn't agree with. That's not a problem, I don't expect anyone to ...
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My question was closed as a duplicate of a vaguely related question without good answers

Best practices for sharing tiny snippets of code across projects was closed 6 months after being posted. It was marked as a duplicate to How to promote code reuse and documentation? I'm a heavy user ...
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Indicator to tell me I already flagged a question

I've been flagging a lot lately, and it's harmless for me to reflag the same question twice because the second time it just says I already flagged it, but all the same I find it bothersome that there'...
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Tag merge / Synonym request: [programming-languages] --> [languages]

programming-languages - 774 questions languages - 52 questions They're the same thing people! At least in the sense that we use it (seeing that we have a spoken-languages tag), they are used the same ...
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Could the 100k+ views color be toned down a little bit?

We now have a question that's really, really popular, Why do programmers write applications and then make them free?, which is fine (better than fine, great!), but the color used for the "on fire" ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Reevaluate historical locks on some books

While stumbling across an update link project for Stroustrup's homepage (as I write this there are about two dozen posts that link to an old page that doesn't exist anymore), I found two book ...
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Add a question link to the tour

What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? This question should be added to the tour of programmers.stackexchange.com IMHO. Every programmer coming on the site tries to know ...
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2013 Community Moderator Election

The 2013 Community Moderator Election is now underway! completed! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and ...
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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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Let's clean up the Data Structures for Interviews question

Why are data structures so important in interviews? This question has almost 60,000 views, and is in the top 50 in views in questions that are not closed. However, it's pretty clearly off topic, ...
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Is programmers the appropriate website to ask about system design questions?

Note: This is a follow-up question to this one. I'm planning to practice some system design questions asked during tech interviews, and I'd like to get reviews/opinions on how I'd design some systems ...
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FAQ Sidebar on Programmers Meta

Per the MSE question: faq-sidebar-for-per-site-metas this is to request a FAQ sidebar instead of the chat sidebar on Programmers Meta. So instead of: We would have a listing of the questions from faq ...
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The cup of coffee has gone cold

The steam coming from the coffee cup in the favicon blends in with the background on an inactive Chrome tab (OS X). Although it's still barely visible, there should be more contrast between the steam ...
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Do we need to provide guidance for questions related to ethics?

I would like to edit this question/answer to provide specific guidance for asking and answering questions related to ethics on Software Engineering: Ethics questions are on-topic, given that direct ...
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When your question is flagged as a duplicate, the edit link appears to not render correctly

I posted a question that has since been flagged as a duplicate of an already existing question. The panel at the top of the question is as you'd expect, apart from the 'edit' link which hasn't ...
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“Disciplined” achievement badge awarded for migrated answer

This just happened: INBOX (Programmers SE item) answer migrated 2 hours ago Your answer to "Testing a method that reads from standard input and outputs to standard output" was migrated to Stack ...
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Tag ambiguity - “activity”

I've just noticed the tag activity which is rather infrequently used and seems to cover a variety of concepts. About half of the questions seem to be concerning the Android user interface concept, ...
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Where can I ask about programmers' research methods?

I asked this question several months ago: Title: What is a reasonable way to find canonical books? I see dozens of questions of the form 'Is there a canonical book on {topic here}?'. My ...
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10k flag handling gone and what you can do about it

With Let's get rid of the 10K flag queue (MSE), the ability for 10k users to see flags (particularly not an answer and very low quality) is gone. This means that the little blue box for notifying a ...
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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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Very Annoying Chat Defect

If you are using Chrome and: your resolution is 1366x768 Your window is maximized A link is the last word of the last line of the message Then, if you attempt to click on the the link is covered by ...
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Can we add Meta badges to flair?

I've just found out about flair, here's mine: profile for Roc Martí on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites http://stackexchange.com/users/flair/1399093.png I like ...
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No breadcrumbs or trail in order to return to questions page

If I filter the questions, maybe based on tag, then go into a question, maybe post an answer, I have to use back button to get back to the list of questions based on my filter? I don't see another way....
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The “Flag comment” icon is too harsh

This is similar to The "comment edited" picture icon to be more subtle, but it has to do with the "Flag" icon that shows up when hovering over comments. On my machine it looks like this: ...

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