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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 sites scope. Before a user joins programmers.se they are welcomed with what I feel is a fairly clear definition of the sites scope: It is a well known fact ...


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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 on your request to change Programmers.SE's name. We agree that renaming this site is a good idea. "Programmers" is an affinity group, whereas "...


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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 is probably no easy way back for the next few years. A site name change is something I do not expect the SE team to make every two weeks. So if the change does ...


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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 there any change whatsoever we can get se.stackexchange.com as a short form of the url? softwareengineering.stackexchange.com is a doozy to type out when you're in ...


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Yes, the board should be made to be publicly viewable. This would allow for more transparency in the creation of the blog as well as giving other sites a template on how to run their Trello boards for their blogs. It would foster a more open atmosphere on the site and give potential authors possible ideas for what to do as far as blogging topics without ...


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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. I think we'd like the new stuff sooner rather than later. Analysis You have consulted with stakeholders. You have cooperated with them as much as naturally ...


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Well, I am with you here, Robert, but not just for the reason you gave. The whole description is too damn long it is not surprising people read only the first half of it and forget about the second half. Here is the full text: Q&A for professionals, academics, and students working within the systems development life cycle who care about creating, ...


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I would be okay with this being removed. I personally feel that there is a huge amount of wisdom in this article, but there are a number of highly opinionated and possibly wrongheaded assumptions that many people may not only disagree with, but also find highly offensive. Specifically I am calling out his observations and assumptions about software ...


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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 design team, let me show you what an hour playing with windows paint let me do. Why? Well, in addition to having a healthy respect for symmetry, I like ...


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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.


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In the past 60 days, 76% of all questions from unregistered users have been either down-voted below 0, closed, deleted, or some combination of the three. That's a total of 182 questions, compared to 877 similarly bad questions from registered users. It's a relatively small number, but as a percentage of the total it's high enough that implementing #1 holds ...


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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 is not the insurmountable challenge that the StackExchange folks make it seem. How to Change Domain Names and not Lose SEO Essentially: Acquire new domain ...


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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 items are straight-forward. Don't ask about... general workplace issues, career advice, job hunting, salary, or compensation -- The name Programmers ...


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Due to our perception as a sort of second SO (deserved or otherwise) I think doing #1 would be a good idea, because we constantly have to deal with both our expected growing pains, and fallout from SO as they grow. I think this puts our site in a special category where requiring registration would be justified. Our site definition seems difficult enough for ...


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I agree. It's not something that belongs in the site faq. The 'dont call yourself a programmer' article is an opinion piece, and shouldnt be presented as if its the site's uniformly accepted authority on the topic. There's already a link to The Workplace - which should be the go-to 'authority' on the topic. I think that's sufficient.


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This might be a good example of an unfair CW, every edit added something valuable to the answer and there doesn't seem to be a series of minor edits that would point to rep whoring. Furthermore all edits are by the answer's author, I don't see any reason to encourage collaboration, which is what CW is supposed to be about. Also, it's worth pointing out that ...


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There were only 5 nodejs questions and they all actually referred to node.js so I went ahead and create the synonym and merged the tags. If any one tries to use nodejs now it will automatically get converted to node.js


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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 answers is also rather lackluster. There's also not that much insightful (from my perspective, anyway) in the answers, either.


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software-developer is a blatant meta-tag; everyone on this site should already be a software developer, so the tag does not add anything. If you see it, feel free to edit, vote to close and/or cast a delete vote as appropriate, and then remove the tag.


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If your post has been edited to fix the reason it was deleted, then you can flag it for a moderator to undelete with the "flag" link below the post. Just select the "Other" option, and state the reason for your flag (that it was edited to no longer be a link-only answer, and that you want it undeleted) Users with over 10k reputation can see deleted posts ...


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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 site's name before meta (it went from meta.softwareengineering.stackexchange.com to softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com), something happened with the ...


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Blacklisted.


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As mentioned in the question above, I find this tag (and others similarly describing adherence to the principles or philosophy of a tech group) to be highly redundant with the tag describing the tech itself. Granted, there's an obvious difference in the semantics of the tags ("pythonic" for "python", "mavenic" for "maven", etc...), as one can write ...


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I've fixed this. The question was originally migrated here from Stack Overflow in November 2011. It was closed today (3 September 2014) by 5 members of the community as being "primarily opinion based", which I agree with. However, when I was cleaning up other rejected migrations that were not adding value, I got over-zealous and accidentally deleted this ...


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I've already removed the tag from the historically locked questions. I do ask that people take a few minutes before casting delete votes on closed questions, especially questions that are marked duplicates. For example, this recently closed question had a net score of -3 and 2 delete votes, but was already closed as a duplicate. This question was rightfully ...


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The fix will be in the next production build.


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Closure rate 70% for unregistered users is an awful lot of trouble. In comparison, stats for registered users make one feel that simple act of registration has a magic effect of cutting half of it (to 38%). ...We could do a trial run for a couple of months and evaluate the results. Assuming that requiring registration for questions can be cancelled if ...


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