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I have a question, but it may not fit best on Software Engineering. Where else can I ask it?

The following sites may be of interest to members of the Software Engineering community. Code Review Computational Science Computer Science CrossValidated Cryptography Database Administrators Data ...
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Open letter to students with homework problems

I think if a student is so lazy that they ask homework questions on this site, they are definitely too lazy to read this long open letter. Plus, this sort of thing should be directed at the people who ...
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When is a software licensing question on topic?

As a rule of thumb, questions are on topic if they are answerable by expert programmers, as opposed to expert lawyers. Additionally, here are some questions you can ask yourself to determine if your ...
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Where does my tool question go?

Question is About Finding a Development Tool For A Specific Purpose Asking for software recommendations is on topic at Software Recommendations. However, if you decide to post the question on that ...
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What goes on Software Engineering (previously known as Programmers)? A guide for Stack Overflow

(special edition for folks coming from Math.SE, reposted from Math meta - screen shot / 10K link) Hint: Software Engineering Stack Exchange doesn't do coding help and expect research before asking ...
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Open letter to students with homework problems

This letter is missing something. Software engineers enjoy solving problems and building things with computers. If a typical homework problem seems like a boring drudge, or 'too hard' for you, you'...
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Why can't I ask customer service-related questions here?

Some questions about specific products or services, especially about how to use them, should be directed toward the appropriate support channels for that product or service simply because we don't ...
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Where can I have subjective discussions about programming?

The new product that the creators of Stackoverflow and the StackExchange network is Discourse. This new discourse platform might be useful for such discussions.
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Open letter to students with homework problems

There's little to disagree with in there but there are a few points maybe worth mentioning. For some people getting better marks and a degree by whatever means it takes is more important than ...
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Open letter to students with homework problems

I think there needs to be a flag for questions which have not been researched or could be found anywhere on the internet. Promoting questions which have answers which could be found in a matter of ...
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Open letter to students with homework problems

A minor addendum, but I think worth adding separately: the thoughts outlined in the question are correct, but here: So, you've exhausted the resources. You've tried asking your instructor. The ...
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