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New Site Name and Help Center: Phase I Complete

In "follow up 2" discussion the plan seemed to be that we are going to have words not code troubleshooting in the site tagline, looking about like that: Is this still the plan?
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Bug: incorrect links in 'What topics can I ask about here?'

Since we were renamed from Programmers to Software Engineering, there was a mapping from the old domain name to the new one. But it looks like when the HTTPS rollout happened and they had to put the ...
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Where can I see what kind of questions are or are not relevant on /programmers?

The Help Center has all the information that you need. Specifically, check out these pages: What topics can I ask about here? What types of questions should I avoid asking? How do I ask a good ...
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Help Center tuning: "help/on-topic/and it is not about..." += references to meta guidance

Programmers Stack Exchange is a Q&A site for professionals and students in software development and related fields who are interested in getting expert answers on conceptual questions about ...
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How to have nice things

tl;dr People Don't Read. The phrase "How to Have Nice Things" is a reference to the phrase "This is why we can't have nice things here." The phrase is supposed to describe what happens when new ...
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add "finding a good book for ____" to off-topic section

The line now reads: where to find a software library, tool, book, research paper, blog, forum, or other resources The link goes to the same meta post as before.
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Add a 'ideal' or 'mission statement' to the help/on-topic

IMHO this won't change anything. People who come to "Programmers" for asking debugging questions are too ignorant to care for the site rules - they either don't read them at all, they do not ...
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add "finding a good book for ____" to off-topic section

Objective evidence provided in the initial discussion does show that "book recommendation" Q&A's as they are now are generally sub-par and unhelpful in the long or even the short run. They tend ...
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Can questions go into limbo when its migrated (rejected) and on hold?

I would change the question to this format: What alternatives there are for simple human readable configuration file in python? What are the pros and cons for each solution? Here is an example ...
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How to have nice things

There's nothing wrong with distilling great wisdom down into increasingly thicker, condensed concentrate. At some point, you finally lose all of the words that aren't absolutely essential to convey ...
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