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To me, it seems like this is a very simple "please find me my information" request. It's best suited for a search engine. In fact, you don't even need one. From the Wake homepage, click on the "View on GitHub" link to go to the project's GitHub page. From there, you can click on the user's name to go to the creator's profile, which links to the Wake website ...


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As has been previously pointed out, this issue has already been discussed at length, with a resulting consensus that there are two categories of "naming things" questions that might actually be on-topic: What is the name of this well-known concept? Questions about "principles of naming things." There is, however, one remaining category of questions which I ...


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There are three things you can, and should, do: Edit the question. Remove any ambiguity, add extra details, fix the spelling and grammar, etc. Generally improve it. This will add the question to the Reopen Review queue where it will get reviewed and, if you've made sufficient edits, reopened. Post a request in your site's chat room (in this case The ...


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I wrote a query that provides the raw data for the answer. You can find it here. http://data.stackexchange.com/programmers/query/307939/first-posts-closed-compared-to-second-posts-closed The raw data shows first posts by new users within the last year from today where there first post was closed within 48 hours. Each post in this subquery is ranked so ...


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I am concerned as it seems to affect all sites, not just ours. I don't like the fact that questions that aren't the best advertisement for the site being Tweeted or posted to Google+. This has been raised by moderators several times in the past and we have be told that changes to the way questions are Tweeted are in the pipeline. I thought that there was ...


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In the past 60 days, 76% of all questions from unregistered users have been either down-voted below 0, closed, deleted, or some combination of the three. That's a total of 182 questions, compared to 877 similarly bad questions from registered users. It's a relatively small number, but as a percentage of the total it's high enough that implementing #1 holds ...


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Questions such as you describe are typically closed as Not Constructive as they are either based in opinions, or will solicit debate and extended discussions. StackExchange has a different mission in mind. This is the biggest confusion that most new users have at first, we are foremost a Question and Answer site, not a discussion forum. Questions should ...


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First, the all-time stats: Closed Closed then Edited Closed then Reopened Closed then Edited then Reopened ------ ------------------ -------------------- -------------------------------- 34567 4388 1174 545 So, slightly over 3%, jumping to 12% for edited questions. For the past 365 days, we see:...


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I see several types of closed questions on the Programmers' stack exchange that concern me. Non-duplicate-duplicates: Questions closed as duplicates that are at least some degree different from the question that is cited as a duplicate. (The concern here is that a good question, when asked in a different light, can elicit different, possibly better answers)....


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Users not reading the FAQ, and not understanding what this site is for I am pretty new here, so I might be completely off, but I think that's the main problem. When I first found the site, I read the FAQ, it was pretty easy to find and quite informative (but very long!). I'm not an expert on what is on topic for Programmers, but I still haven't stumbled ...


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It can go on for as long as there are people with over 3,000 reputation who haven't used their votes. On any given question you are allowed to vote once to close and once to reopen. After that you can't vote any more. So any particular user can't vote to close (or reopen) your question twice. Diamond moderators can vote any number of times. Perhaps you ...


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For what it's worth, I voted to reopen. I don't think questions should be evaluated on the asker knowing if there's a single canonical answer a priori. If most standard libraries you're aware of call it either f or op, say so. If the answer is, "there isn't any convention so choose whatever you want," then let that be the answer. Don't close the question....


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If you read the Help Center's page about what you can ask about here prior to posting, you would see that some questions aren't a good fit for this environment, specifically questions about "finding or recommending products or services, including tools, libraries or packages, programming languages, books, scholarly papers, tutorials, articles, or blogs" or "...


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One of the measures of a good subjective questions is that it invites "sharing experiences over opinions". A question that solicits experiences that many people have had can be a good question, and could have an infinite number of good answers. On a site like Stack Overflow where it's more factual, there should be significantly fewer answers - there might ...


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Due to our perception as a sort of second SO (deserved or otherwise) I think doing #1 would be a good idea, because we constantly have to deal with both our expected growing pains, and fallout from SO as they grow. I think this puts our site in a special category where requiring registration would be justified. Our site definition seems difficult enough for ...


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The question as it's phrased isn't good for any Stack Exchange site. You're asking for a list of techniques about learning or memorizing concepts, and there's an entire blog post on why such questions aren't good for the Stack Exchange format. You'd have to reformulate your question to make it viable anywhere. However, since memorization and learning aren't ...


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I think your question is definitely on topic so I've reopened it. Sometimes we (the community) get things wrong, so bringing it up here is the right thing to do. Watch me get down voted on this one though.


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I am very unhappy with the amount of closing and the types of questions being closed. I feel very strongly that many of the questions being closed are very appropriate for this site, and the # of upvotes and interest these questions often retain would signify that others agree. I am using this site considerably less these days due to the narrow range of ...


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It's not single-handed: notice the presence of Community in the close voter list. Last year a feature was introduced to Stack Exchange to allow question askers to single-handedly close their questions as duplicates. When someone else proposes a possible duplicate, the original poster (and only that person) sees a banner at the top of the post: If the ...


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The migration stats tell us that over the last 90 days, 790 questions were migrated from Stack Overflow to Programmers and 26% of those (~205 questions) were "rejected". If memory serves, a migration is "rejected" when the migrated question is closed or deleted. So we have a quarter (give or take) of the questions migrated to us that get closed. My ...


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