All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Should I reference the open-source library used for posted code examples?

My question includes a code snippet from an open-source library. The snippet is used to illustrate what I believe may be poor programming practice, as relevant to the question. As I don't want to ...
2
votes
3answers
587 views

Software Engineering's updated site theme is live!

UPDATE - We've pushed this live for everyone now. Thanks to those who took the time to give feedback. Please do know, being live doesn't mean we can't address further changes for you! Write an answer ...
10
votes
3answers
419 views

How to deal with Accepted Answers that are actually dangerous to those that might use it?

This accepted answer it not just factually and technically incorrect on many levels, it is actually passively malicious in that it claims it is secure with arguments that are logically incorrect but ...
7
votes
1answer
72 views

Tag synonym inversion-of-control and ioc

I noticed that inversion-of-control and ioc are exactly about the same topic. Moreover, the description of the inversion-of-control even mentions IoC as abbreviation. I tried to propose ioc as ...
3
votes
2answers
69 views

Can I ask for general feedback on a project of mine

I have recently completed my first real software project, including a hopefully user-friendly command line interface, proper packaging and uploading to the Python package repository, license and at ...
-1
votes
2answers
114 views

This question is often referenced, but it was closed as too broad. Yet it's a clear question with a good answer

This question was referenced as a possible duplicate of this question. I think it is a well made, important question, and it's referenced in other places. Why then was it closed, and importantly, ...
-1
votes
1answer
44 views

How is it valid that a question considers another question a duplicate, but that other question was considered off topic?

This question cites two duplicates, one of which is this question, which was closed as off topic, with the specific reason "primarily opinion-based". I don't hang out much in this SE, but usually ...
7
votes
1answer
362 views

Is it `interface` or *interface*?

There's a tag on the main page called interface, which is very schizophrenic. Specifically, the excerpt says Questions about interface related design considerations, such as programming to the ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Why are comments on the original question locked on low rep?

I was looking at a question a bit earlier (Appropriate way to handle timezone for embedded/IoT devices to be more specific) and wanted to ask the OP a question to get better insight into their thought ...
2
votes
1answer
73 views

Does this question break the education or career advice

I realized i forgot that education and career advice is off-topic until I saw this article was flagged for that. The answer I came up with seems like it could be helpful to others as well as the OP. ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

Is the behavior of this user reasonable? What can I do about it?

On my question here Why should I use foreign keys in database?, this user @jaymee has constantly been bugging me. I ignored his first comment. Then he comment on the accepted answer. I replied to him ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Is this the right place to ask about algorithm / data structure related questions?

For example, I want to compare linked list and array by calculating their big O notations; can I post it here on Software Engineering as a discussion?
2
votes
2answers
110 views

I wanna be constructive, but it seems this sub has some rules I just can't seem to grasp. What am I missing?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Are data attributes good identifiers of certain blocks of HTML code? What exactly made my question worthy of down-votes? I tried ...
1
vote
2answers
70 views

How can I improve my on hold question?

My question was put on-hold due to off-topic. I had updated my question since then. How else can I improve my question?
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Are question about versioning of software on topic?

This question about Swift versions (now deleted) was closed as "too broad". But I think it is very specific. As a counter argument, here is a question about versioning of C# self-answered by Jon with ...
3
votes
1answer
61 views

My question heavily downvoted & deleted, analogous quesion heavily upvoted

I was just about to leave this issue... but now I saw something that surprised me. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/373829/if-absolute-rules-are-as-absolute-as-people-like-to-...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

Is the software engineering site suitable for asking software architecture?

I know Software Engineering Site and StackOverflow both can ask programme technical questions. But which is better for asking software architecture questions and Design modes?
2
votes
4answers
273 views

Why are so many questions down voted?

I can see the point for some question, but a lot of these questions are decent, yet have 0 or negative rating. I asked about coupling, cohesion, and using packages - down voted. Now it's in the post ...
5
votes
1answer
110 views

Usage of Flow tag

What is the appropriate usage of the flow tag? Should there be any action done to it? Looking at the questions for the flow tag, it seems as though questions have used several different ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

I have been banned to ask questions

I have been banned to ask questions for no apparent reason: I only have 5 questions there and all of them have upvotes and answers, none of the questions are flagged to be closed either. Can anyone ...
1
vote
0answers
57 views

What is wrong with this question

I asked following question on enquiring about the approach I should adopt while writing tests for controllers in REST api application? Within few hours it was downvoted three times but none of the ...
2
votes
1answer
54 views

How can I improve my question to fit the site better?

I recently asked a question that was downvoted a few times. I've read some help pages (on-topic/off-topic etc.) and thought my question can fit the site. After a downvote and a comment I got about ...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

Why is this heavily downvoted?

I've just started to get more involved in answering questions and sharing my insights on the topic. While I see most new questions get downvoted (rightfully so), I have been surprised to see this new ...
12
votes
1answer
176 views

Is the “internship” tag still of any use?

Questions with the internship tag are typically about career advice, which is off-topic. Most of the 28 questions currently tagged with that label got closed for this reason. I actually cannot imagine ...
2
votes
1answer
83 views

Is there anything wrong with this question?

Is there anything wrong with this question? Can it be fixed or should it for any reason be deleted? [Edit] The question talks about high-level concepts that are relatively common and well-known. It ...
5
votes
1answer
110 views

Would “suggest improvements” be better than “add a comment” here

I was poking around IPS and noticed that at the bottom of their posts you don't find an "add a comment" link. You find a "suggest improvements" link. It does the same thing, but by changing the text ...
-1
votes
1answer
56 views

The “etymology” tag

Apparently I had a two-year-old question closed and deleted by the mods because "it is not about software engineering, it's about etymology". However, etymology is a valid tag when I posted the ...
3
votes
2answers
117 views

Can you help me improving my questions on Software Engineering?

So far I have asked three questions on the Software Engineering Stack Exchange site. Two questions ended with a -1 score, one with a +1 score. (The very first question I asked there even spawned a ...
2
votes
3answers
82 views

Does Software Engineering SE accept GDPR and other legal compliance-type questions?

Related: Revisiting what is on topic, with respect to new sites: Open Source, Law, and Software Recommendations With the impending deadline for GDPR implementation, questions have been popping up on ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Is it okay to ask for advantages/disadvantages of systems? [duplicate]

If I laid out a question and proposed two options, would it be acceptable to ask for advantages and disadvantages for each option? I realize this is semantically similar as asking "Which is better", ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

Creating backlinks using non-standard example domains

In this recent question the OP uses domain.com as an example domain. While this seems rather intuitive keep in mind that domain.com is an actual live domain. This resulted in an answer linking to ...
15
votes
1answer
582 views

Question marked as opinion-based—I'm seeking facts and references

I'm a little confused as to the nature of the 'opinion-based' categorization. I asked this question: Is there a design rationale behind the PHP-Style Nested Webform pattern?. I pointed out that this ...
3
votes
0answers
99 views

Getting downvotes on the main site, despite improvement attempts

I'm still getting downvotes on a question that I thought I had improved considerably after feedback from commenters. But although the downvoters aren't commenting, they're still downvoting. The ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Do we need a [meteor] tag?

Searching for Meteor-related questions turns up 33 posts; not a lot, but I'm sure I'm missing some. At least, I didn't find a useful match, so I posted my own question -- without the meteor tag ...
1
vote
1answer
132 views

Is it a bug or deferred execution? -3 + 1= -1?

I have asked a question, which was put on hold for whatever reason(allegedly it's too broad).. It was also 3 x downvoted So I have also tried to improve the question to make less scope to mark the ...
2
votes
2answers
104 views

Why was this question voted down?

I'm new to the site - wondering why this question: Database Design Query (not mine) was voted down. Seems on topic. Is it not specific enough? If so, should folks be making comments on how to ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

is this question a good fit for this site : python - scraping a site with no feed on daily basis as if it had one

Is the below question a good fit for https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/ ? If not, is it worth a place in StackOverflow site ? If not again, in what StackExchange site can I ask it ? ...
2
votes
1answer
43 views

Shall we change the reference tag description?

There was a question some days ago asking for 3rd party resources or references, tagged with reference. After the question got closed, the OP asked me about the purpose of the tag, which caused me to ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

criteria to judge if question is well framed or not

I would like to understand the criteria to judge if question if well formed or not. For example, recent question posted here received three down votes. I still think question is well defined and ...
-7
votes
1answer
163 views

Why does my answer have no value? Obviously there can be no better answer

Open source code with no license... can I fork it?
6
votes
4answers
198 views

Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
8
votes
1answer
108 views

Adjustments to some automated moderator flags

The Stack Exchange platform has automatic triggers in place based on number of answers, number of answers per unit of time, answers from new users per day, answers from new users that get deleted, ...
13
votes
1answer
262 views

How do I decide whether to post an answer I'm unsure of?

I have an idea for an answer to a question that I think might be helpful, but the question is outside of my area of expertise, so my answer might be more harmful than helpful. How do I decide to post ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

Should the [desing] tag be removed?

I noticed that there was a question today tagged with [desing] rather than [design]. I clicked on the tag and noticed that there is only a single post with that tag. Can the tag be removed and the ...
1
vote
1answer
48 views

Are we ready to reopen this question?

I edited this question to make it different from the former duplicate one it links to. Can we reopen it now, or do you still think it looks like a dupe?
5
votes
3answers
275 views

How can I avoid “smarter than you” answers?

(to anyone who answered my questions in the past: Please don't take this the wrong way! No offense intended!) I sometimes ask a question where I try to reduce my actual use case to a more simple ...
2
votes
2answers
107 views

Why was my question moved to StackOverflow?

My recent attempt to participate in this website has left me very confused about what is considered "on topic" here. I asked this question, which seemed like a good fit for this site because it is ...
0
votes
2answers
64 views

Can I ask about the design model of an open source project in software engineering?

I found a repo of an open source project on github (if you like to know, it is https://github.com/openstack/python-openstacksdk ). I want to contribute to it, but I don't know the project's design ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Is this a place to ask blockchain questions

I don't have a specific question, but I can see the possibility of future questions about blockchain development. I believe there are enough questions that could and will be asked about blockchain ...
1
vote
1answer
113 views

Why do people not understand a question for “scientifically” standards is not meaning “examples”?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: Are there descriptive examples of the architecture of standard content management systems, that provide full user rights handling? ...

15 30 50 per page
1 2 3
4
5
52