10 votes

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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8 votes
Accepted

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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5 votes

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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4 votes
Accepted

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 ...
2 votes
Accepted

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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1 vote

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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1 vote

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 ...
1 vote

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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