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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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Is this voting pattern legit?

I just noticed that an old answer of mine has had a LOT of recent upvotes. See for yourself: What made object oriented programming successful? Now, I happen to think it's a good answer - and I'm not ...
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I am finding that questions which are in context are being close due to "off-topic"

I'm becoming frustrated at questions being closed due to being "off-topic" where they are clearly on topic. Two recent questions have been closed Please recommend a patterns book for iOS development: ...
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How many times can a question be closed and reopened?

I'm happy that the community decided to reopen a question I asked on P.SE that had previously been closed, but I notice now that there are starting to be close votes again. Will there be a pitched ...
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Are general NDA questions on-topic?

There is some controversy about this question. There have been multiple questions about non-disclosure agreements. A quick look at the tag shows that many of them are open, even though just as many of ...
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Where did my comment go?

This question has some controversy over whether it belongs on P.SE, so I posted a comment yesterday pointing out that the FAQ says "freelancing and business concerns" are on-topic. Someone upvoted ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2013 [duplicate]

As it is December 2012, we are now going to reset our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are community-vetted advertisements that ...
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Questions about design approach and technologies

Since I spend most of my time on Stack Overflow and MSO, I'm already know my question is off topic on SO. Since I don't spend nearly as much time on this site, I wanted to ask about whether a ...
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Sorry for Posting Yet Another Why Was this Question Closed Post?

I really do not understand how a practical and very real question regarding use of one of the commonest text editors used by programmers be off topic on a programmers Q&A forum? Battling Emacs ...
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Can Questions be Reopened After They've Been Closed?

This is obviously begging to be shut down right away and have all my privileges revoked or whatever but why do some people feel they have the right to shut down legitimate discussion? Who decides what ...
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Does the FAQ represent reality of this site?

I am having trouble getting to grips with Programmers despite having had good success on SO. My questions here keep getting closed. By my reading of the FAQ, my questions are good and on topic but I'm ...
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Advice on making this closed question on Github vs. Bitbucket productive?

My question here was almost immediately closed. I can see why. However I feel like there is still a well-formed question lurking in here somewhere, and it seems like if I could get to it this would be ...
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How to ask this question, so it is not downvoted or closed

Posted this question a few days ago: Has the syntax of any programming language been usability tested? Despite getting some really interesting answers it was closed based on the scope being too ...
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How did this turn into a community wiki?

Just curious, this question turned into a community wiki mighty fast and doesn't have the up votes or activity I typically see with community wikis https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/...
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Banned from posting in Programmers [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Appeal to regain the privilege to ask questions I asked the following questions in Programmers: 1- Determining an application's dependencies 2- Drag and drop feature for a ...
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Why are "reference request" questions off topic?

My question was closed. Robert Harvey says: Questions asking for links to external resources are more or less off-topic throughout the Stack Exchange network. That's what search engines are for. "...
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Why was StackOverflow's most-useful-free-net-libraries was removed from Stack Overflow for reasons of moderation? [closed]

In feb 2011 there was a broad wiki message most-useful-free-net-libraries https://stackoverflow.com/questions/662956/most-useful-free-net-libraries with many useful wiki entries ordered by category....
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Why was this question closed?

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/177448/about-to-graduate-from-good-school-without-any-progamming-skills This question apparently received 5 close votes without a single ...
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Tag: Synonym TFS with Team Foundation Server

Can we make the following tags a synonym: tfs -> team-foundation-server
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Why no C-- tags?

I've noticed that there are various tags for C++, such as: c++ c++03 c++0x & c++11 But there are tags for "c--". Can we add some? I don't have enough reputation to create tags. Links on C--: ...
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C++ tag synonyms

Apparently, there are two duplicate(?) tags: c++11 and c++0x. The only difference between the two is that c++0x was the WIP name before c++11 was finalized (at the last few meetings). For someone ...

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