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

Open source code with no license... can I fork it?
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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! ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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Is this the right site to ask about how to approach testing of my Azure Logic App?

I was burnt a few times when asked a question on a wrong SE site, so could I get a confirmation that the following question will be on-topic on this site? How do I approach testing an instance of ...
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Merging tags metrics measurements and code-metrics?

The tags metrics, measurement, code-metrics seem to overlap very much: metrics is the most used with 77 questions to date. I propose to keep this one. measurement has 9 questions which are also ...
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Answers that are technically not legal

Yesterday I commented on How to test something on a machine of another type than mine? where the OP wants to test on Apple hardware but doesn't own any, and is looking for a solution. My comment was: ...
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How is the "maintainable code" question not Too Broad?

There's a highly upvoted question about discerning maintainable code from unmaintainable code: How would you know if you've written readable and easily maintainable code?. It's a community wiki, ...
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What is wrong with the given question?

I am struggling for a couple of times to put a good question for discussion. I need help to understand what is wrong with the this questions?
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First-time user suggestion for improved on-topic clarity

I have this question that I thought was well-suited to a site that describes itself as: ...a question and answer site for professionals, academics, and students working within the systems ...
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How to defend myself from the accusation of being rude.?

I have a question about my Software Engineering Stack Exchange post: && and || are not logical but conditional operators? I would like to know how to defend myself from the accusation of ...
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a tale of two Stack Exchange groups

compare how two different SE groups deal with the same question: Software Engineering Electrical Engineering i stand by my observation (that was deleted): "Whatta bunch of pricks." (the exception ...
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Where can you ask questions about certificates? [duplicate]

Where can you ask questions about software certificates? When I post something about certificates, my post here, will be deleted after 2 minutes. Can you recommend a website for programmers like me, ...
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Where to post question about developing in regards to data security

I have a concern I would like the input of the software developer community, but can't decide where to post it. Basically, I'm wondering how to handle developing software when data security of the ...
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What are [employment] benefits?

Tag employment currently shows 24 9 old questions, all closed and most are of low score / views. What makes it troublesome is that it seems to still attract blatantly off-topic questions (recent ...
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Why does "Tabs vs Spaces" have an accepted answer?

When searching "Tabs vs Spaces" on Google, the very first result is "Tabs versus spaces—what is the proper indentation character for everything, in every situation, ever?" Despite being closed and ...
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Scope clarification: Mediums and efficiency of those mediums on topic?

I've never been quite clear on the scope of this site (Yeah, I've read the scope many times, but different people interpret it differently), even after 5 gold badges and 21 questions, and I'm doubtful ...
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Requesting "It took a generation" tag

In Douglas Crockford's "The Better Parts" lecture, there was a drum being beaten again and again: It took a generation for us to realize that high-level languages were a good idea. It took a ...
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What belongs in the [repository] tag?

The repository tag contains about 200 questions that are about completely unrelated concepts: Some questions are about source code repositories like Git. Most questions are about the DDD Repository ...
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Question with specific answer closed as opinion based

Why do arrays in .Net have Length but other collection types have Count? This top rated answer for this question explains clearly, and specifically why this is the case. I do not believe this ...
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Can I ask here about nuances of a certain technology?

Essentially, I got confused about a certain behaviour of a well-known API and want to ask whether it does "the thing" "this" or "that" way. In the help page, it says to not ask anything about "...
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The very first question if deleted cannot be retrieved until 2nd question is added

I have noticed one issue that very first question if deleted cannot be retrieved. The steps were: I asked 1 question today, which was down-voted. I realized that it should have not been asked in ...
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Can I ask here the Qn about technology comparison here? [duplicate]

Today I asked this Qn, but got downvoted and about to close: Are there any comparison for Qt vs .Net core for server development? We want to build a server which can be scalable for future purpose. ...
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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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Unwanted horizontal scroll bar in all the pages in Firefox browser

There is a horizontal scroll bar in the bottom of this site in all the pages in Firefox browser. There is no use of the horizontal scroll bar in the pages. Configurations: OS: Windows 10 Pro Mozilla ...
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Mentors for New Users

This is more of a proposal than a question. It has been a common exercise (for good reasons of course), to close, delete or hold questions that tend to show irrelevance to the purpose of one of SE ...
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"more" link in footer is hardly viewable

In the footer, the more link is hardly view-able due to the free handed image in the background, when select the Technology sites. Screenshot for reference:
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Should I approve edits on off-topic questions or answers to poor or off-topic questions?

Should edits to off-topic or low quality questions (such as this) be approved if they do nothing to improve the topicality or quality of the question itself?
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What is wrong with "does this (anti-)pattern have a name" questions?

I asked this question: Is this a known pattern: A utility class that attracts new methods, even when these are not re-used? - and the only "reply" that I got from the community is If we had a name ...
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Why was my legacy question closed and locked?

Are there any studies on the Efficiency/Effectiveness of Agile vs Waterfall I asked this question 6 years ago and It finally got some good information then the answer was deleted and the post locked ...
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Is it on or off topic to ask questions about TOGAF usage here?

Togaf (The open group architecture framework) is an enterprise achitecture practice / modelling framework. For people using it it can be tricky to understand and know the subtlities of what to apply ...
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Where can I ask a subjective programming question?

I'm new to programming and have a lot of questions regarding best practices and suggested tools. I used to try to ask these questions on Stackoverflow but they were always downvoted and closed. What ...
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Am I right to downvote questions that contain the word "best"?

A significant number of questions on Software Engineering tend to contain phrases like "best practice" or "best pattern". I have taken to always downvoting these, even if I do not vote to close them. ...
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Bug: incorrect links in 'What topics can I ask about here?'

I've just noticed that all links in the help section What topics can I ask about here? point to programmers.stackexchange.com. Links to the main parts of the site do resolve to softwareengineering....

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