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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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11 votes

New Site Name and Scope Proposals

Site Name I've started to come around to the name "Software Engineering". Although I still have some lingering objections regarding the overuse of the term "engineering" in software development, I ...
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10 votes

New Site Name and Scope Proposals

I am a software engineer. I use StackOverflow to solve my daily problems. I am surprised so many are in favor of renaming to Software Engineering, as I can only see it leading to confusion. I come ...
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I can (and do) certainly back this solution. I particularly like the idea of getting the site scope over in as few words as possible so that we actually stand a chance of getting people to read them. ...
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5 votes

Follow-Up 2: New Site Name and Scope Proposals

(summary of July 29th discussion at Whiteboard) At help/on-topic page... ...bullets in about list look OK to keep as is: software requirements software architecture and design algorithm ...
5 votes

New Site Name and Scope Proposals

Site Name Software Development This site is not really about Software Engineering. Naming it so would only attract legions of buzzword-mouthing, non-programmers, wannabe-managers, and unexperienced-...
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4 votes

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Overall, I like it. The name is 100% spot-on. I think the scope statement is 90% there. I don't like dropping the two topics that are on-topic. I think the most important thing is the site name (and, ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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3 votes

Follow-Up 3: New Site Name and Help Center Discussions

Just one thing here: development methods and practices requirements, architecture, and design quality assurance and testing configuration, build and release management Isn't testing a development ...
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3 votes

New Site Name and Scope Proposals

Just like most if not all prior answerers I like the current scope of the site as it is. To me, primary reason to participate here is pretty much covered in two bullets in Help Center: software ...
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2 votes

Follow-Up: New Site Name and Scope Proposals

The goal of the participants on Programmers has always been the same: to have a high-quality Q&A. I think we all agree on what that means; we want to attract professionals to the site, help ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
1 vote

Follow-Up 2: New Site Name and Scope Proposals

Has there been any thought given to the "overlapping" sites? I mean that we will still get some questions that are off-topic and better answered on other sites. Eg Workplace and possibly DBA, ...
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