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On topic - probably yes. But you have to be careful to keep it focussed enough, so it won't get closed with the standard "needs more focus" closing reason. This depends - obviously - on the specific question you are going to ask (and also on the moot of certain community members here, who often close-vote for reasons I don't understand). I can tell ...


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No, Software Engineering is not a suitable place. Advice regarding career or education are usually very personal and can't be answered well with the Stack Exchange question & answer model. See also: Why was my question closed as "Off Topic - Career or Educational Advice?" We're not a good place for getting recommendations for books or ...


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This is not the best place for this kind of question. In fact, resource and reference requests are specifically off-topic here. I'm not aware of any good Stack Exchange site to ask these types of questions. The questions best asked here are questions that require human thought, knowledge, and experience. Finding resources or references to read is something ...


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There are several reasons why questions may attract downvotes and close votes. In my observation, the reason you mentioned ("it isn't clear what the question is asking") fits only to a small subset of them. For the majority of questions it is mostly clear what they are about. That does not mean, however, downvotes and close votes to them are ...


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Unfortunately, I don't have any hard data on this. I'm not sure if it's possible to build something in the Data Explorer to get some actual data on questions that have been turned around by editing, but it would be important to realize that not all questions are salvageable, even if people try. Getting data may be difficult. I will address the editing versus ...


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Yes if it's on Software Engineering Exchange, it has to be an opinion-based question, no harm in discussing the opinions in a Software Engineering exchange. The whole Subject "Software Engineering" is purely based on an opinion-based recommendations related to a given time, I can understand if its only Stackoverflow exchange, it needs a definitive ...


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