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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 ...
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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?

It is a valid request, but I see some problems here: to find a name which really describes the sites scope better, and not just different or equally bad (or worse). once the name is changed, there ...
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(4 years later) Dear Stack Exchange: can we change our site name?

It would be a good idea but if I remember correctly the primary reason against this happening is that this would significantly hurt SEO. Search Engine Optimization This however can be a PITA, but it ...
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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 I block people from interacting with my posts?

I took a look at your answer and I feel it makes a reasonable effort to answer the question and posits a plausible explanation for the question that was asked. I do think the assertion that this is ...
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CR isn't in beta - migration path to them now?

I would like to present this chart from Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question first: As you can see, the metaphorical distance in scope between Programmers and Code Review is ...
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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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Why aren't StackOverflow and Programmers.SE reputations combined

The direct answer to your title question is what Yannis said: If you don't participate on site X, you don't know enough about it to have all of the same privileges as you do on your favorite site. An ...
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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 ...
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How effective is the quality filter against this question with all-caps brief title and text?

The quality score on that post is 75 out of a possible 100. The threshold for sending it straight into review is 70. Yeah, that's pretty useless. We're working on a better one, based on some ...
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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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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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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 ...
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CR isn't in beta - migration path to them now?

I'm somewhat familiar with CR, with close to 1k rep there now. I think there are a very small minority of questions here asking for code review which would be suited for CR. Most of them are not ...
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Is the ALL CAPS question filter broken?

It didn't break. It was a warning, not a block. Since I'm tired of clarifying this, it is now a block. Expect to observe this circumvented in titles of the form, "THE NeXT PALINDROME".
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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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Improve question quality by informing askers of expectations in some career related tags

Nice idea, but that guidance was waaaay too long to fit in a pop-up. I trimmed it down a bit: Wait! Personal advice is off-topic here. Please ensure that your question… …is specific to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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.
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Provide 10k users more close votes

According to the data, of 464 users who can vote to close, 35 have hit the limit at least once: days ---- 583 488 176 68 31 27 21 13 12 10 10 ... (35 row(s) returned) For ...
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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 ...
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