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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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Why was my question about 'outsourcing' closed and downvoted, while others like it upvoted and not closed?

My question: Are developers in the 3rd world really just as competent? (10k link) Closed as "opinion-based", downoved as "off-topic". Similar example: 12 answers, 15 upvotes (just as "off-topic" ...
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Proposition : Commenting with less than 50 Reputation

I am not a great answerer or asker on StackExchange forums so I don't have much reputation ( And my goal here is not to complain about that). I wanted to comment a question for clarification but of ...
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Handling of fortran 90 underflow error - on topic [duplicate]

Since there are so many CS related SEs I am not sure where I should ask this particular question. I have Fortran 77 code that uses complicated expressions to calculate a number and I have encountered ...
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Why is this question off topic?

I've asked a question, trying to understand a language specific "anomaly", as it's not within my immediate skillset to answer. What is the purpose of this forum if not to answer Software Engineering ...
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I think it's time we just make all licensing questions off-topic

Why? Because all the remaining questions are either crap, or they get closed anyway. Crap questions Most recent questions it seems are either some sort of: Tell me how to follow this license ...
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Is this terminology (word-request) question really opinion based?

Yesterday, I posted a question. The question was misunderstood. "It was very confusing. What on Earth did you want? It was a word-request question. I needed a word (or phrase, or expression) to name/...
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Are diagramming skills off topic?

How to draw nice looking pointy oriented hexagon shape in monospace plaintext I've read plenty of specs over the years. Some by people I wish had taken the time to ask a simple question like this. Do ...
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Should we edit “recommend a design pattern” questions so they don't use the phrase “design pattern”?

Every so often, we get a question asking what design pattern to use in order to achieve some goal, such as... recommend a design pattern for a C++ application that takes some data, processes it, and ...
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What kind of evaluation does the “evaluation” tag refer to?

evaluation is currently being used for two different kinds of questions: Questions about assessments, such as evaluating programmers (such as this one) Questions about eval() functions (here) The ...
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Would a set of interview questions and answers to common/trick interview problems be on-topic?

As many of you know, some books about this topic have been written. I've seen questions that are of historic value, and/or discussions about them. Some include: Is programming history on topic? Scrum ...
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Downvoting because we don't agree with asker's approach or logic

I often find myself tempted to downvote a question because the asker has a fundamental misunderstanding of a pattern they are using, or an absurd approach to the problem they are trying to solve. ...
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Could we delete these old opinionated, chatty, discussion questions?

I came across this question: What are the key differences between software engineers and programmers? It appears to be a typical opinion-based, open-ended, chatty, discussion type of question from ...
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Should new off-topic software licensing questions be moved to the law/open source Stack Exchange websites, or deleted?

According to this answer, software licensing questions are off-topic if they cannot be answered by a software engineer. Should off-topic new software licensing questions be moved to the law/open ...
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Are software licensing questions on-topic for this site, or not? If not, can we make this more obvious?

The answers to this question suggests they are on topic, sometimes. However, the Help Center "on topic" page does not state this type of question is acceptable, and explicitly states that "legal ...
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Rejected edit accidentally - Can we revoke the rejection we made?

I was reviewing the edits suggested by @InnovaITveSolutions to this question how-to-prevent-dependency-injection-from-killing-object-oriented-programming and accidentally voted to reject it. (...
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How can I improve my question?

A question of mine was put on hold as asking for career / education advice. I obviously didn't see it that way (otherwise I wouldn't have asked it), and can see the usefulness of the question (I ...
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Is this place right to ask about specific clean code practices? [duplicate]

I've been focusing on clean code lately and I'd like to know if this is the right place to upload code that I believe can improve in this matter. Obviously well written and documented code. If this ...
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What is wrong with my answer?

I can't see what's wrong with my answer to this question. That I linked outside and didn't copy paste? It was deleted so you can't even see it... I would rather comment but if I don't have 50 ...
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Why is this still too broad?

Learning programming language specifically designed for that company So I've edited the question, and I think I'm right to point, and question is still on hold. What needs to be done to be "on topic"...
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Where does one ask questions about a specific programming problem?

I'm working on refactoring some legacy c++ code. I ran into a problem moving from a linked-list to using a vector. Even though it seems straight forward (list is created once, and looped through ...
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What's so terrible about this naming question?

What's the name of the antipattern opposite to “reinventing the wheel”? [on hold] Many people tried suggestions of various derivatives - consequences, special cases, but none for the thing provided, ...
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Will this SE always be accessible as programmers.stackexchange.com?

As the title says: will this SE always be accessible as https://programmers.stackexchange.com? I still access it by typing pr in my browser's address bar because its official name shares a long ...
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Is it worth reconsidering the question “Why solve a problem with a class and not a function?”

Why solve a problem with a class and not a function? I've heavily edited this question to make it's meaning clear. I did this at -5 votes while it had 3 close votes. Am I wasting our time or is ...
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How old is the software engineering site?

I have seen there are a lot of questions on stackoveflow compare to the other stackexchange sites like this software engineering. I just wondering if this maybe depends on the age of this sites? I'm ...
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reference-request tag is missing [duplicate]

Why there is no reference-request tag? I want to ask where can I read about a certain topic. Are questions like this offtopic?
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Editing an answer - fixed sidebar flows behind footer

Editing an answer and scrolling down causes the "sidebar" to flow behind the footer: Appears on my system (Windows 7 Professional) on all browsers I can test FF 45.8 (ESR) IE 11 Chrome 53
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Should a question about older code being updated to use newer language constructs be closed as a duplicate?

This question: Should older code be updated to use newer language constructs, or should outdated constructs be sticked with? was closed as a duplicate of this question, a canonical locked question ...
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Just hit 20K. How am I doing?

I just hit the 20K mark for the first time and to a large extent it doesn't feel that different than the 3k mark. Sure, there are a few more privileges I'm being trusted with but I'm more interested ...
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Naive suggestions and answers failing to apply best practice are promoted

It is implicit in the title that Software Engineering answers should exhibit significant application of best practice. However many answers and suggestions in comments do not exhibit this property. ...
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How bad are “Shopping for Patterns”-type questions?

There is a somewhat frequent type of question around SE.SE that makes me scratch my head in confusion, sometimes - The "What's the best pattern for X" questions. More often than not, the person who ...
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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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Migrate one question, Close another

This question: Why is "||" the symbol for or? was closed for being Off-topic on StackOverflow. I recommend that it be migrated to here, where it would be decidedly more topical. Then, I recommend ...
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Off-topic question bumped by community can this be prevented?

The following question has recently been bumped by community. Do iOS frameworks require the same internal versioning as OSX frameworks? It seems to me to be counterproductive to the efforts of ...
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Why questions about naming are considered “opinion-based”?

Why questions about naming are considered "opinion-based"? If you working in the team you will spend some amount of your "productive" time on the naming. I am pretty sure that every developer have ...
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Question about new features in C# 7? Valid for here?

I have some concerns about some of the new features in C# 7. To me they seem to encourage bad practices or solve very minor problems. I'd like to ask people for some practical examples of when ...
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Looking for where to post “Is Apple tacitly declaring independence / indifference regarding MacOS's Unix roots?”

I've had a couple of posts recently that really prompt me to question whether Apple still really cares about Unix users. One of these posts was https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/270509/...
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Is it allowed to ask questions about the content of a SE portfolio?

I have several questions about the content and requirements of a software engineer portfolio. For example: What kind of code examples are interesting? Which content is expected from a student ...
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Are “when do I use X” questions on-topic on SoftwareEngineering?

I've got a question regarding template specializations in C++: I understand what this is, but do not understand when and why it should be used (examples that I have are not great). Quoting the last ...
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Vote for the Question of the Week! (Feb 2017 #4)

It's time to choose a Question of the Week! The Question of the Week demonstrates what a good on-topic question looks like. Last week, we picked: Effectively tracking changes to configuration from ...
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May I ask this question here?

And, if I can’t ask it here, can you suggest a suitable S.O site? Back when this site was called Programmers, the rule of thumb was that if you did it at a keyboard, you asked at S.O, and if you did ...
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A spam-flagging application has been turned on for Software Engineering

For the full details, please see the discussion on Meta Stack Exchange: Can a machine be taught to flag spam automatically? In short, a group of users have created an application that, historically, ...
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Why did this question get closed as a “third party resource request”?

As far as I understand this question, the OP is not asking literally where to store the event data, or which tool or database to use for, but how to do this. And that is obviously a conceptual ...

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