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Why is my question opinion based and downvoted?

I asked about the rationale for defining a block size and number of blocks for various file interaction interfaces rather than just defining a number of bytes. Given how I see those in enough ...
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Make [delegates] a synonym of [delegation]

They appear to both refer to the Delegation pattern which is a design pattern that consists of helper objects that hold methods called on by main objects for example. Therefore I am suggesting ...
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What's a positive question record?

Good afternoon, In my reputation view, there is the following: While checking my account, I see four questions with a negative score, one with a zero score, all the rest (ten in total) have a ...
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Is it appropriate to ask to check exercises from Dragon Book here?

I am studying the Dragon Book about compilers and it has exercises which I try to solve. Unfortunately, there is no-one nearby who could check my solutions. Is it appropriate to post my solutions here ...
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Reopen a question that was closed, then changed, and now is missing last reopen vote

I was directed here to ask about reopening my question after the revisions I made: Creating necessary documentation for maintenance staff when only Code repository contents can be relied on This was ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Should we request a banner to communicate our policy regarding generative AI in posts?

Staff recently completed a test of a banner to inform users of a site's policy regarding the use of generative AI, finding that it doesn't significantly impact answer rates but that it does reduce the ...
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Why are questions asking for resources about conceptual problems that age well off-topic?

From Can I ask for resource recommendations here?: Resource requests are asking for specific resources that are relevant to the broader concepts. Links to tutorials and blogs can stagnate: if you ...
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Why is the question asking about guideline on modelling a domain unfocused?

The question Is there any guideline on how to choose the objects to be modelled? is closed for being unfocused: If your question has many valid answers (but no way to determine which, if any, are ...
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Because someone has already answered I can't delete my question even it was closed and everyone considers it is not appropriate

I had opened this question I feel like the tech industry is increasingly calling for pragmatism and I'm just bad at it. It was rapidly downvoted multiple times and closed. I concluded that it does ...
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Is it wrong for a question to be wrong?

Off topic and useless questions aside, what about questions that have an incorrect premise? Every question makes some assumptions. Does the question need to be closed when those assumptions are wrong? ...
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How to improve my question

I'm writing this question to follow the suggestion that @Thomas Owens has given me by a comment added to a his answer to one my question. In that question on META I have summarized the content of one ...
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What's wrong to ask about a Python feature and why this feature is present in the language?

Some days ago I have written a question about Python classes. The question perhaps was a bit general, but I thought which this is the right place to ask this kind of question. To be more specific I ...
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Tag Synonym/Merge [Go] and [Golang]

From the go tag wiki: Go, also called golang, From the golang tag wiki: The term sometimes used for the Go Programming Language I think these two tags should probably be made actual synonyms or ...
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Why is the question asking about similar concepts of low code unfocused?

The question What are similar concepts of low code/no code? And how are they different? (closed) is closed for being unfocused. I understand that it consists several questions, but I think that they ...
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Should we synonymize these tags: scope, off-topic, on-topic-definition?

I see that there are 3 tags with similar usage: Tag Description scope Scope refers to "site scope," the area of topic focus within which users are permitted to ask questions. For example, ...
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Are questions about explaining concept of computer science on-topic?

Here is how I come up to this question: I want to know what are the differences between immutable and readonly There is already a question asking about this on this site: Immutable vs Read-only vs ...
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Is code review a thing here?

I am working on a project with some architectural challanges, some of which are not known by my colleagues. Therefore, I'd like experienced people take a look on my code (just the frontend) so I can ...
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Is asking whether "the Java Collection framework is an example where 'favour composition over inheritance' is not suitable" on topic?

For instance, would the following question be on topic? I was recently exposed to the design principle "favour composition over inheritance", as well as some guidelines suggesting that ...
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How many people are answering questions?

Is there a way to pull the stats on the demographic of people who are answering questions? I get the impression there are only a few of us and we close questions we don't know the answer to and write ...
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Titles of questions are too large on a mobile device

There seem to be a regression with font size on softwareengineering.stackexchange, when displayed on a mobile device. Here's a side by side comparison between SE.SE and SO. In the first screenshot, ...
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How big can our question be?

I’m building out a new kind of distributed, multi-modal database from scratch, informed by lots of existing solutions, and I’m about to embark on the most crucial part of its development: range keys ...
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is question review appropriate for meta?

Is it on-topic here to ask how you can improve a particular question before posting it on main? Or is it required that the question be posted on main first?
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Why is the reception of 'why' questions so inconsistent?

Questions asking 'why' tend to get mixed reception. Sometimes they are upvoted and other times they are closed as opinion-based. See for yourself. Many seemingly equally valid questions (including my ...
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Where/how to ask about API design?

I thought it was appropriate to ask on this site about how best to design library APIs, but my most recent question about that just got closed How to support parametrization/interpolation bindings in ...
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Guidelines for questions about a specific language lacking a specific feature

I have asked some questions about why a specific programming language does not have a specific feature. They seem to have unpredictable/mixed reception as they are sometimes but not always closed as ...
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How can I get my question answered instead of being autodeleted?

This is a followup question to this older question about my question. At first being way too broad, the question was promptly closed as opinion-based/needs more focus. After quite some time of editing ...
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How to improve my question "Structure of enterprise application with interchangeable technology interface underlying in C# with DDD approach"

I think this site is about design and best proactive in software engineering as you can see in https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic and question must be good question as you can ...
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Are questions about the architecture of well-known software products within the scope of the site?

Are questions regarding the internal workings and the architecture of a particular software product (e.g. Oracle database, SQL Server, etc) within the scope of the site?
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Someone plagiarized one of my answers. Now what? [closed]

Recently someone commented on an answer I wrote to Difference between 3-Tier architecture and MVC (Model, View Controller) in ASP.Net that they believe a blog post on blog.devgenius.io (a site ...
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Was my question too specific and asked for opinionated answers? - Are there any general-purpose languages which don't support C?

It seems like a pretty specific question where any answer containing a general purpose language that doesn't support C would qualify. Or is it that there is the possibility of more than one correct ...
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How can I make my question more specific?

I asked this question which was poorly received because it is apparently too broad. What additional narrowing down is required? I removed the vague and/or opinion-based 'best/cleanest/fastest way' ...
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This question about why many programming languages do not support named arguments is not opinon based and should be reopened

I found the question Why do many languages not support named parameters? I saw that it has been closed as opinion-based. However, I would argue that this question is not really opinion based. Is ...
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Are questions asking for names of [anti-]patterns really off-topic?

The question essentially asks: "Here's this bad thing I've noticed. It seems like an anti-pattern. Is it a recognized anti-pattern? What is it called?" It was closed as "opinion-based&...
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Are questions asking for better ways to represent a particular concept in a given language within the scope of the site?

I asked this question in CodeReview and I was informed that I could find better answers in the SoftwareEngineering community. But, just to make sure, would the question be within the scope of the site?...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Please remove this question from my "failed review" list

As I'm into reviewing some questions, the following appeared, which looks like "I want to design some software, and I would like to use some buttons in the GUI. I have two ideas but I don't know ...
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Is it okay to be a serial minor editor?

Today I opened the homepage and saw this: and here's one of the edits: I was wondering whether this kind of editing spree was appropriate. The pictured edit occurred to a question that had not been ...
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Is there any significance ot the cat(?) in the 404 image?

The 404 page of this site has an image of what looks like a cat: Is there anything special about this cat? What does a cat have to do with software engineering? Is it a historical inside-joke? Does ...
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Is this site's penalty factor for Hot Network Questions still necessary?

Currently, this site has a penalty factor imposed on the "hotness" score used by the system to determine if a question on this site should be selected for Hot Network Questions: once a ...
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Why was a terminology question closed as "opinion based"?

I asked a question (link) about the origin of a term which I see frequently while programming. It was just a personal curiosity, but this type of question seems in line with many other questions on ...
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Are JIRA usage questions on topic here?

I recently asked Adding todos for myself to JIRA issues assigned to others, and it was quickly closed (and poorly received by multiple users) with a reason stating that it belonged on SO. This is fine;...
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Avoid using ChatGPT or other AI-powered solutions to generate answers to questions on Software Engineering

Although the problem is not yet as big as it is on Stack Overflow, there have been some confirmed attempts of accounts using AI-powered solutions, like ChatGPT, to generate and post several answers to ...
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How long should I expect to wait for a simple edit to be approved?

Two weeks ago, I proposed a minor edit to fix spelling and grammar problems with an answer. On most SE sites, that would have been reviewed within a couple of hours, but here, it's been waiting for ...
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Tag usage guidance

Tl; Dr Should I make a post in Meta to ask guidance for the usage of the tags without usage guidance that I'm considering to use in my next question before posting it? Tags are part of the core ...
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Is "citizen development" on topic in Software Engineering?

Tl;Dr: Are questions about citizen development, as defined by the Project Management Institute in the book of the same name, on-topic in Software Engineering? Several webpages from software vendors, ...
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How to determine which answer is most correct

My question, if there is ...a canonical way to format 'usage' output for a cli script? has two good answers. One addresses the question posed, but the other addresses my specific use case presented ...
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Are opinionated answers or a whole book the only way to answer a question about flaws in a development plan?

C# coding style, functional approach was closed for being opinion-based. But consider what was really being asked here. We were presented a development plan and asked if any problems are already ...
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Is the block against unregistered users asking questions still necessary?

Since 2012, unregistered users (users who haven't explicitly signed up for the site) have been prevented from asking questions (not answering questions) on this site. This block was implemented ...
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