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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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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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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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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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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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My personal 2 cents... stop downvoting people who post on meta trying to get questions fixed. That's what stopped me a while back from doing it. It became such a chore to constantly feel like I'm fighting for something that none of the active users wanted, and to always be downvoted for my efforts by the same group of users. -2 (+1/-3): What needs to be ...


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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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I think the questions that you have identified fall into two categories - those about explaining things to people we might encounter while working (non-technical managers, customers, developers who have not been exposed to a concept before) and teaching to people who can be perceived as students. I think these are very different types of questions. I'm ...


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I cannot speak for the other close voters, but I voted to close it because of two things: the question does not ask for a name for a well-known software engineering concept, it asks for a social phenomenon, and it is very vague, which makes it prone to starting a guessing game. I am happy you found a term at Wikipedia that seems to describe what you were ...


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You weren't banned. Your account has an automatic block for asking new questions due to your other questions being down voted, closed, and/or deleted. You should read this post on Meta Stack Overflow to learn more about the block and how to overcome it. At this time, you can still post answers, and posting high quality answers is one method to overcome the ...


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Most certification questions are either individual career advice or the answer is "go ask them" (and changes yearly). This is closer to being a question about the legal status of software engineering - except unlike most legal questions it's reasonably answerable by a site of software experts. Sort of like the rare good licensing question. Of course it'...


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I'm working on something related to this right now, so it's worthwhile to pull the data. More on that in a bit, but first... 1380 questions asked here in the last 30 days, from 1219 distinct accounts, of which 1100 have/had accounts on Stack Overflow 184 of whom hit some kind of block on Stack Overflow during the past 60 days (this includes not just the ...


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Stating that a question about code performance being off-topic here / belonging on Stack Overflow is inherently wrong. Those types of questions should be posted here ("software architecture and design", "algorithm and data structure concepts") or Code Review ("Performance"). My philosophy on migration is that we should assume that the person posted it on the ...


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