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Yeah it sounds like overreaction but there are always some genuine questions which may not have genuine answer but may have collection of answers to satisfy the questioner. Your question is legitimate and appropriate for a discussion forum, Reddit or Slashdot but we actively discourage such open ended broad questions here. We are looking to build a site ...


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Manishearth's answer is (basically) the short version. Our core development team is ~7 people strong, and our design team is literally a single person. There's lots of projects, network-wide, that vie equally for their attention. Eight people handle all user feature requests. The longer answer is a bit more complicated. Since I'm talking to people involved ...


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The problem isn't that your question solicits debate (although it might). In this case, I can't tell what the heck you're asking! You can edit your question and request it be re-opened through a flag; but unless you clean up your question I can see it being deleted very soon. Your question (as it was originally structured) was not constructive (see: DLL ...


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I went over all our open bugs and feature requests and retagged/closed a lot of them. The Meta front page looks like a battlefield because of this, but I figured it would be better to do it in one big sweep to get a better idea of what we are talking about. So, right now we have: 8 open bugs, and 25 open feature requests. It's not that bad. Yes, there are ...


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If what you have in mind is a kind of architecture / design review question, then technically, those questions would be a bit "too localized"1. However, we do have a sister site dedicated to code reviews, and it's doing just fine. I don't see why we couldn't at least try to find a way to make architecture / design reviews work on Programmers. I'd say... ...


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These are your questions: The two in red are deleted, and are also taken into account in the question ban. As you can see some of your questions were more than welcome, and some were heavily downvoted, closed and deleted (and lead to the ban). It's clear to me that you are more than capable of writing a good question, and I have no idea how someone who ...


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Will deleting this post take away further consideration of whether my account can be considered unbanning? Deleting a question would have quite the opposite effect, as question ban considers also deleted questions, whenever they are deleted from you, or other users. What you can do is putting the question in shape, fixing it basing on what George Stocker ...


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Regarding the list of migration targets - only graduated sites are added to the list. While a site is still in beta (even if beta lasts years rather than months) there is the risk that the site would be closed down which is one reason why they're not allowed.


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There are countless design "bugs" that may or may not get fixed in any reasonable amount of time because they don't actually matter very much. Everyone has their pet peeves, but when and how those actually amount to problems worth fixing is subjective. Easy to fix when related changes are being made, but not a high priority otherwise. This may change ...


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This really wouldn't work on any SE site, however for discussion topics like this you are more than welcome to join Chat and bring up any topic you like, there's fairly consistent activity in there throughout the day with experts from the industry.


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Yes. You can log in at the Stack Exchange website. If you visit your profile there, you'll see activities across the network. There's a "favorites" tab that shows you your favorite questions from across the network.


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Discussions are not suited for the Q&A portion of any Stack Exchange site. You may want to check out the chat rooms, though. Programmers has one that is pretty active - The Whiteboard. Other sites may have others as well. For extended discussion on the Stack Exchange network, this is what is available. Otherwise, a site that is more like a discussion ...


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This question has been asked and answered on The Workplace. Variants are also on that site.


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I can't recall the podcast edition where Joel Spolsky made a comment about question evaluation/voting. One point he made was to evaluate questions on how they are asked and not just whether you agree with the premise or whether or not it belongs on the site. Having a good title. providing enough information and using appropriate tags Formating your code. ...


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Every meta has this problem. Dev time seems to be concentrated towards features like the new review queue. There is a priority, they probably stick to it. There are lots of metas, and site-specific feature request probably have less priority. Even on the mother meta (MSO) --which would probably have more priority-- a lot of bugs/featurreqs have passed ...


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Uh, are you seriously asking what the education background is of the Stack Exchange developers? Our core development team is: Jarrod, Sam, Marc, Emmett, Geoff, Nick, Ben, Kevin, and Rebecca (sometimes). All of them have at least a bachelor's degree from accredited universities. Many of them bring with them years of experience, either at large corporations (...


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There are a few "how do I learn from existing open source architectures" scattered around here. The answers usually point to Architecture of Open Source Applications which is a great resource!


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