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What is a position of [software-developer]?

software-developer is a blatant meta-tag; everyone on this site should already be a software developer, so the tag does not add anything. If you see it, feel free to edit, vote to close and/or cast a ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
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Is the block against unregistered users asking questions still necessary?

My initial gut reaction would be that it is still necessary. I'd have to dig and look at the hard data, but we do get a good number of off-topic posts from people who went through the hurdles of ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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What is a position of [software-developer]?

I've already removed the tag from the historically locked questions. I do ask that people take a few minutes before casting delete votes on closed questions, especially questions that are marked ...
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Can I ask whether coding patterns are good or bad? If so, how should I ask?

It is really difficult to ask a good question about best practices, as also discussed on MSE: Why is asking a question on "best practice" a bad thing? In a nutshell, asking about best ...
amon's user avatar
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Can I ask here about nuances of a certain technology?

Without seeing the exact question, I would say that what you describe falls into "providing support for tools or products", which is off-topic for Software Engineering. If you are confused about the ...
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Code formatting, ratio checks enabled

6 days later, five different users have hit the code formatting check (including the author of this deleted question, who tried to post it 12 times before finally getting the formatting almost right). ...
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Improve question quality by informing askers of expectations in some career related tags

Update - these questions are now considered wholly off-topic here, so I've simplified the guidance further: Wait! Job / Career questions are off-topic here. Yes, there are still a few around; it's a ...
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is question review appropriate for meta?

This is on-topic sure. Asking questions about how to ask a better question or provide a better answer is encouraged. You do not need to post the question to the main site first.
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Why is the reception of 'why' questions so inconsistent?

So, why are 'why' questions so mixed in terms of reception? Because just that a sentence begins with the word 'why' says nothing about its content. Some of those questions are a very good fit for ...
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If the scope is wrong, which of these questions belong here?

It's not the scope that is wrong, it's the name. I took your exercise again to demonstrate, and came up with these results: Programmers.SE : 37/37 SoftwareDesign.SE : 13/33, with 4 being a Maybe ...
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Why questions about naming are considered "opinion-based"?

If I can logically ground why one name can be more "effective", "readable" in particular case, than another, then, I think, it cannot be, so easily, considered as opinion-based anymore. Sorry, but I ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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Is it allowed to ask questions about the content of a SE portfolio?

These types of questions would be off-topic. They all appear to be primarily opinion based. Building a portfolio is also a career development subject, which is also off-topic here.
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How can I improve this question about software architecture?

The question is perfectly on-topic, and the (currently) one downvote should not bother you. There are some individuals in the community here who are very resistant against any arguments I brought up ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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How can I improve this question about software architecture?

Down votes and close votes do not necessarily mean your question is bad. Every single question yesterday attracted down votes and/or close votes. Some people answer in comments instead of answers ...
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will it be a good fit for this site to ask for explanation of interface injection quoting from Wikipedia?

I think your question is perfectly justified, when I read that part first, I was just as puzzled as you about what the Wikipedia author meant. After reading it 3 times, I think got it now, and if you ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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Asking a good question about identity management

You seem to have questions about a specific product (KeyCloak). Such questions will not be received well on Softwareengineering.SE, because it is unlikely you will find many experts on this topic here....
Doc Brown's user avatar
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Guidelines for questions about a specific language lacking a specific feature

Our community does not always vote in a coherent manner, and I cannot read the minds of those other voters. Often, votes may depend on who is online at a specific time and reads your question. Votes ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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Could someone help get this question on track please?

It seems like your question is more about economics and economic systems rather than software development. It seems like to answer your questions, the person would need some level of detailed ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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If the scope is wrong, which of these questions belong here?

The following questions should not be closed or deleted: What's the equation to use for finding availability in software architecture? - Although it appears to be a homework question, but the ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Please increase rate limit for new users asking questions to one used at Stack Overflow (1 per 90 minutes)

For a couple of reasons (discussed in this post at MSO) rate limit for new users asking questions is now set to 40 minutes at Stack Overflow, Programmers and network wide. More precisely, The ...
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