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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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(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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(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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Should there be a shorter subdomain for the Software Engineering Stack Exchange?

I support swe because 3 is less than 4.
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18 votes

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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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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We have a scope problem with Software Engineering's tagline

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 ...
Doc Brown's user avatar
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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 ...
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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. Double line meta version. Also properly grayed out the title and mug for meta.
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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 ...
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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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What is a position of [software-developer]?

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 ...
Robert Harvey's user avatar
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Bug: incorrect links in 'What topics can I ask about here?'

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 ...
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Can we get a tag-warning for [licensing] and [open-source] tags?

I'd also include tags like tools, developer-tools, career-development, education, software, and skills in this. I found these by going through a few pages of closed and deleted posts, since posts that ...
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What is a position of [software-developer]?

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 ...
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(4 years later) Dear Stack Exchange: can we change our site name?

SoftwareEngineering.SE : hmm, probably we'd end up with more implementation questions, and get confused with some official Engineering qualification or certification stuff, and chances are we'd still ...
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6 votes
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Tag merge / synonym request: [modelling] → [modeling]

I merged modelling into modeling, since that makes sense. I'm hesitant to do anything with model since it can refer to a model in the sense of a model of a system that you make when modeling, a model ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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We have a scope problem with Software Engineering's tagline

I don't think there's much we can do or anything that we need to do. They are taking one phrase out of a larger document and twisting it. Interviewing and hiring is clearly off-topic - interviewing ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange

The logo looks great. I appreciate the pragmatism in getting this rolled out, but can we have the name as regular text and not commented out? This always bothered me. This site is not only about ...
null's user avatar
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Improve question quality by informing askers of expectations in some career related tags

Update - these questions are now considered wholly off-topic here, so I've simplified the guidance further: Wait! Job / Career questions are off-topic here. Yes, there are still a few around; it's a ...
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5 votes
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Shall we change the reference tag description?

Considering that reference requests are off-topic, I fail to see how the tag relating to documents is relevant here. We already have a couple of tags related to documentation which are relevant. It ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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5 votes
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Enable automatic syntax highlighting for [haskell]

This has been done. I applied the lang-hs code language for the default syntax highlighting for the tag.
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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5 votes
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Can we get a tag-warning for [licensing] and [open-source] tags?

This request is now complete. According to the list provided to me, I added tag warnings for the following tags: License related tags: licensing/license/licenses, xxx-license/licenses(mit-license, ...
Shiyao Li's user avatar
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4 votes
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Enable automatic syntax highlighting for Swift

I did this thing. Not sure if it's retroactive, but it should be set going forward.
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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4 votes

Should there be a redirect from se.stackexchange.com?

As per the consensus reached on this other discussion, the following redirects are now in place: http://swe.stackexchange.com/ and https://swe.stackexchange.com/ now redirect to https://...
JNat's user avatar
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Shouldn't the nlp tag be replaced with natural-language-processing?

status-completed This tag has been renamed to natural-language-processing Agreed Now that the maximum tag length has been increased to 35, I don't see any reason why this tag can't be renamed to ...
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3 votes
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server-client-server-client-server-... Let's avoid infinite recursions

Done. I kept client-server as the master tag, since it's the more common term. Also, Stack Overflow has the same mapping. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
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