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(4 years later) Dear Stack Exchange: can we change our site name?

I've noticed a lot of discussion on this issue, and as a new user I feel I can shed some light as I have previously had difficulty when trying to decide whether a question I have, does in fact fit the ...
Adam Copley's user avatar
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(4 years later) Dear Stack Exchange: can we change our site name?

Oct. 20th, 2016 - This is done! See: It's official! Programmers is now Software Engineering Stack Exchange It took us a good while, but the Community Team has circled up and here's where we stand ...
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(4 years later) Dear Stack Exchange: can we change our site name?

In the How To Ask it says, "Is your question about software development?" That seems like a pretty good name. The Tour, has a list of questions not to ask. New posters are not reading this list. Many ...
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Can we get a tag-warning for [licensing] and [open-source] tags?

I'd also include tags like tools, developer-tools, career-development, education, software, and skills in this. I found these by going through a few pages of closed and deleted posts, since posts that ...
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Now that 3 close votes has been proven and implemented on Stack Overflow, can we have the same on Software Engineering, please?

Some of you may have noticed the Meta Stack Exchange post - Testing three-vote close and reopen on 13 network sites (it's linked in the featured on meta sidebar) - we've finally got this project under ...
Catija's user avatar
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Questions linked by meta questions shouldn't be permanently deleted

You point to a valid problem, but the solution cannot be to interfere with normal moderation or cleanup activities like deleting a question. The actual problem here is that the Meta question relied ...
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(4 years later) Dear Stack Exchange: can we change our site name?

SoftwareEngineering.SE : hmm, probably we'd end up with more implementation questions, and get confused with some official Engineering qualification or certification stuff, and chances are we'd still ...
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How make a question about feedback for an university exercises?

Even if you can make the question on-topic and follow our guidance for asking a good question (also consider our guidance for design review questions), I'm not entirely sure that you should. It's ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Can we get a tag-warning for [licensing] and [open-source] tags?

This request is now complete. According to the list provided to me, I added tag warnings for the following tags: License related tags: licensing/license/licenses, xxx-license/licenses(mit-license, ...
Shiyao Li's user avatar
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Now that 3 close votes has been proven and implemented on Stack Overflow, can we have the same on Software Engineering, please?

As I wrote in the comments above, I first was very sceptical about this change when Robert asked for it. In the meantime, however, my opinion changed a bit and I think the positive effects of the ...
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Should we request a question wizard for questions on Software Engineering?

I do not think we really need the “Ask Question Wizard”. While over on Stack Overflow the majority of questions will have the form “why doesn't this code work like I think it should?” or “how to do X ...
amon's user avatar
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Enable automatic syntax highlighting for [haskell]

This has been done. I applied the lang-hs code language for the default syntax highlighting for the tag.
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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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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A possible tag for on-hold questions?

Using a tag for this purpose isn't appropriate. It a meta tag: a tag which describes something other than the content of the question (examples being a skill level or motivation) or an ill-defined ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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The share button on posts should be updated to reflect the existence of the shorter domain names

While we're at it can we do the same for meta share links? Likely first need to get its certificate worked out so that https://meta.swe.stackexchange.com/a/9397#comment28925_9397 will work as well as ...
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This question about why many programming languages do not support named arguments is not opinon based and should be reopened

I agree with the closure, but perhaps the reason isn't the best. There are two pieces to the question: Why do many languages not support named parameters? Is there a disadvantage of this that I'm ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Proposal for Documentation on Programmers

This was asked and answered by Community Manager at MSE: the product isn't quite ready to go elsewhere... Once it is known to work, then we can discuss the possibility of adding it to other sites ...
gnat's user avatar
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Enable automatic syntax highlighting for Swift

I did this thing. Not sure if it's retroactive, but it should be set going forward.
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Should there be a redirect from se.stackexchange.com?

As per the consensus reached on this other discussion, the following redirects are now in place: http://swe.stackexchange.com/ and https://swe.stackexchange.com/ now redirect to https://...
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This question about why many programming languages do not support named arguments is not opinon based and should be reopened

Even if we get some consensus here that the question in stake is not opinionated enough to deserve closage, I am sure after reopening it, it would immediately be closed as "needs more focus"....
Doc Brown's user avatar
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First off-topic close reason text should be updated for new Stack Overflow phrasing

Robert Harvey made the close reason and I've approved it, putting it in place of the other close reason. This should be resolved - thanks for the heads up.
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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How do I rename a tag I created?

How to rename a tag in general is explained at the link posted by @BartvanIngenSchenau. But let me add what I think about this specific case. The tag multi-file-applications was only used for two ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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The share button on posts should be updated to reflect the existence of the shorter domain names

Thus I vote to make the code monkey1 change this once to save the multitude from changing it every time.
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Would "suggest improvements" be better than "add a comment" here

Right now, the change from "add a comment" to "suggest improvement" is an experiment on Interpersonal Skills. If the experiment goes well there, it may be expanded to other sites and perhaps the whole ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Adjustments to some automated moderator flags

Your arguments look sane; let's just try it. As of right now... ...Authors will be warned when adding an answer if there are 5 answers already on the question. (also, comments scoring < 1 will be ...
Shog9's user avatar
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Mentors for New Users

It has been a common exercise (for good reasons of course), to close, delete or hold questions that tend to show irrelevance to the purpose of one of SE sites. Quickly closing poor questions, ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Why are comments on the original question locked on low rep?

In order to comment everywhere (on posts you don't own), you need 50 reputation. This is pretty standard across the board on Stack Exchange sites that have graduated beta (and I'm unsure what the ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Is it appropriate to ask about OCAJP 8 test specification?

This question is off-topic here. We do not provide support for products and services from other companies. Questions like this should be directed to the creators and maintainers of the test, since ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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Can close voters get messaged when a question is edited?

I don't have an official position on this (as a community manager), but I should mention that you don't need to contact the same people who closed a question to reopen it. If it deserves to be ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar

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