147 votes

New Site Name and Scope Proposals

Software Engineering. I think it's as good a site title as you're going to get. Here's why: It's not "Programmers," which smacks of people who write teh codez. Electrical Engineering's name change (...
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New Site Name and Scope Proposals

This answer is to summarize the requests for Stack Exchange in a single post. It is a community wiki, so if something else seems to be a consensus in this thread, feel free to add or edit it. Name ...
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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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63 votes

It's official! Programmers is now Software Engineering Stack Exchange

We made it, y'all! We just pushed the changes and now, after 8 long months... The name for the site has changed to Software Engineering Stack Exchange. The logo for the site has been updated to the ...
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I'm not a software engineer, right?

Do you care about applying craftsmanship1 or engineering to the planning, design, development, testing, deployment, and maintenance of software? Are you concerned with all aspects of software ...
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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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New Site Name and Scope Proposals

How happy I am that this day has finally come! These are my suggestions, some similarities to Snowman's answer with certain omissions and value-adds. Site Name I favor the new site name, Software ...
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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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What is this "Software Engineering" site you speak of, and what kinds of questions can I ask there?

Why is "Programmers" changing to "Software Engineering?" Because the name "Programmers" invites all sorts of questions that are only vaguely related to software ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
24 votes
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So the site was renamed. Was it helpful?

The close questions statistics don't allow you to see windows that you can adjust, but I wonder if you can use SEDE to explore more. I'll also see if a CM can run some queries and do some data ...
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Follow-Up 2: New Site Name and Scope Proposals

I think that this would be good. "Programmers" has always confused me. "Software engineering" is much clearer.
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It's official! Programmers is now Software Engineering Stack Exchange

Quite pleased to see the change but I would still insist to get a more serious font for the title SOFTWARE ENGINEERING like they have on Electrical Engineering, and Chemistry. The current font of the ...
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Follow-Up 3: New Site Name and Help Center Discussions

When I read this post, my initial thought was, "If I upvote this, will it be interpreted as either (a) 'I approve this on-topic list' or (b) 'I approve further discussions of details'." And honestly, ...
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Is the rebranding of this site intended to change the acceptability of pure opinion questions?

Software Design is not mathematics - for lots of questions in this area, there is not objective "right" or "wrong", only opinions about "better" or "worse" based on certain experience. So I would not ...
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18 votes

New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange

New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange Agile principle: Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale. ...
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New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange

I like this, I like this a lot. The design is just the right amount different from the current one to show continuity and yet show that we've changed, matured and grown up. One small thing - is ...
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Follow-Up: New Site Name and Scope Proposals

I Love It In short, our scope does in fact have a few small edge cases that are well established but relatively uncommon (Eg. software license questions from the perspective of a software engineer, ...
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New Site Name and Scope Proposals

I like maple_shaft's answer, however wanted to write my own for reducing the on-topic page's wall-of-text since it's far too long for a comment on his answer. What topics can I ask about here? ...
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Follow-Up 2: New Site Name and Scope Proposals

I like Software Engineering as a title over Programmers. However, I'm not really ok with tagline containing only a reference to 60's-era-introduced, waterfall-type methodology, and also in particular,...
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15 votes

New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange

Please disregard this post if there is any danger of it causing a delay in the name change. Well, it has a coffee cup. So I'm already ecstatic. :) With all due respect to our chronically-overworked ...
candied_orange's user avatar
15 votes

New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange

Please disregard this post if there is any danger of it causing a delay in the name change. Double line meta version. Also properly grayed out the title and mug for meta.
candied_orange's user avatar
14 votes

Follow-Up 2: New Site Name and Scope Proposals

This proposed tagline and pictorial representation miss the mark in conveying the (current/new) site scope and the new name, "Software Engineering." While I agree that the site scope should include ...
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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 ...
maple_shaft's user avatar
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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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I'm not a software engineer, right?

The motivation behind the rebranding is not to change the focus of the site and express this through the title. It is to make the title match the actual focus more closer, as it is understood by the ...
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