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Am I being selfish by asking on-topic, yet very specific questions?

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Migrating Crap to SO. Really, Programmers?

Has SO become the trash dump of Programmers? The specific question certainly isn't... stellar, but you are over-reacting. In fact, of the 258 questions we've migrated to SO (in the last 90 days), ...
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Am I being selfish by asking on-topic, yet very specific questions?

The questions which are most welcome here are those which come from real software projects, related to real problems which arise inside the project. It does not matter if it is a commercial project, ...
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Why was "Why aren't young programmers interested in mainframes?" re-opened?

Thus, questions that are not answerable -- discussions, debates, opinions -- should be closed as subjective. By and large this is true, but do you ever stop long enough to consider if there is ...
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Am I being selfish by asking on-topic, yet very specific questions?

Of your 9 non-deleted questions, all of them have a net positive score and none of them are closed. Two of them are also marked as a favorite question by at least 1 person, with one being marked as a ...
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Why was my question asking who is developing Wakelang closed?

To me, it seems like this is a very simple "please find me my information" request. It's best suited for a search engine. In fact, you don't even need one. From the Wake homepage, click on the "View ...
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Why was 'How can I deal with the cargo-cult programming attitude?' reopened?

The question had 257 up-votes; it was viewed 16 thousand times, and had some highly-upvoted answers (and one was accepted). I didn't see and recent discussions or policy decisions that might have ...
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Could we delete these old opinionated, chatty, discussion questions?

After 12 up / 0 down votes to this answer and no answers expressing a problem, I applied a historical lock to both questions. This should make it clear that these questions aren't acceptable here ...
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Why was "Why aren't young programmers interested in mainframes?" re-opened?

Something came up in the comments on Robert's answer that I'd like to address... But why should it remain open? Curation of existing content for questions that are off topic, primarily opinion, or ...
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Why was my question so quickly deleted by a moderator?

If you read the Help Center's page about what you can ask about here prior to posting, you would see that some questions aren't a good fit for this environment, specifically questions about "finding ...
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Regarding the "one return only" question

I see no reason to do anything about it.
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Migrating Crap to SO. Really, Programmers?

Close voters at Programmers would better memorize the criteria for debugging questions to be acceptable for Stack Overflow: Questions seeking debugging help ("why isn't this code working?") must ...
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Why was 'How can I deal with the cargo-cult programming attitude?' reopened?

I can appreciate the idea that sometimes popular questions can get closed simply because they are crazy popular. However, I strongly doubt this is an issue that would need to be addressed immediately. ...
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Question marked as opinion-based—I'm seeking facts and references

There are several reasons why this question is not a good fit. First, we do not accept research or resource request questions. We are not a search engine. We are not librarians. We, as a community, ...
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Re-evaluate the historical lock on 'What are some easter eggs that went wrong'

I'm going to give the community a chance to disagree, but I think it should be deleted. I don't think that the low view count warrants the historical lock. The net score of the question and top ...
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Should a question about older code being updated to use newer language constructs be closed as a duplicate?

I hit up this question in the review queue and reopened it. Even though there may be mostly an answer in the "duplicate", it's hard to find and doesn't focus on the particular problem at hand. ...
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What is spam, according to Stack Exchange and Software Engineering.SE?

In addition to Glorfindel's answer, there's also something called a "spam seed". This is a question used to elicit spam answers. I treat spam seeds the same way as spam - flag it as spam. As ...
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After my answer, question has been "protected" because it has "attracted low-quality answers", why?

When we (users with enough reputation) protect questions, the standard text talks about "low quality answers", and it's a frequent thing that is done with very old questions which are resurrected to ...
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Historical locked trash, please delete

I don't see a purpose in deleting this question. I removed the low quality tag of junior-programmers and deleted all of the negatively scored answers. I've also removed the mod notice about long ...
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Why do programmers reduce MI problem to (4-point) Diamond rather than with (3-point) Joint?

It's hard to tell if you're trying to ask why your question got deleted, or trying to re-ask the question that got deleted, but I'm going to assume the former because that's what this meta site is for....
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Why would my question asked yesterday (+75), with a great answer (+95), be closed?

If you click on the close button, all four close votes are "duplicate", with a pointer to this question. This is indicating that everyone thinks the answers to the other question directly answer your ...
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Delete/Unlock the "Historically Locked" How and where do you store your private work/sourcecode?

The answers were...abysmal. Yes, it had a lot of views, but I don't see how it can serve as a useful reference based on the answers there.
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