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The following sites may be of interest to members of the Software Engineering community. Code Review Computational Science Computer Science CrossValidated Cryptography Database Administrators Data Science Electrical Engineering Engineering Game Development Hardware Recommendations Information Security Law Mathematics Network Engineering Open Source Project ...


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In the entire history of Stack Exchange, I've only ever seen two posts that have been permanently purged. One was the "boat programming" one. The other was a very contentious "how do compilers work" question. Both questions were asked on Stack Overflow; neither should have been purged IMHO. AFAIK it is SE's policy to keep deleted records forever (my ...


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Question is About Finding a Development Tool For A Specific Purpose Asking for software recommendations is on topic at Software Recommendations. However, if you decide to post the question on that site, the required information for posting a question has a much higher threshold. From the ground rules and What is required for a question to contain “enough ...


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Questions about Scrum, or any other development methodology or process, are very much on-topic here. Generally, if your question is about a software-intensive project, it's on-topic here. You can browse through some related tags to see what kinds of questions have been asked here about things like project management, development processes and life cycle ...


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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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First, the all-time stats: Closed Closed then Edited Closed then Reopened Closed then Edited then Reopened ------ ------------------ -------------------- -------------------------------- 34567 4388 1174 545 So, slightly over 3%, jumping to 12% for edited questions. For the past 365 days, we see:...


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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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There's an automated process that runs daily and checks and reverses serial votes (either up or down). It will most probably reverse the downvotes the next time it runs, 9 downvotes in a very short time is certainly an abnormal pattern. In the highly unlikely case that the votes haven't been reversed in 24h, give me a shout in chat so I can ask a SE employee ...


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I had the same thing happen to me. This is because of arstechnica.com. When they do a piece on some recent Stack Exchange discussions, they include some links. Those links will use the id of the featured user as the "share-id". Your answer has been featured in What to do with a popular project that you no longer want to maintain? If you check the links, the ...


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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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It's not single-handed: notice the presence of Community in the close voter list. Last year a feature was introduced to Stack Exchange to allow question askers to single-handedly close their questions as duplicates. When someone else proposes a possible duplicate, the original poster (and only that person) sees a banner at the top of the post: If the ...


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The Stack Exchange day starts at midnight UTC. This means that it starts at 7:00 pm EST (assuming you're not on daylight savings).


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"I love that feature" is not an answer. Despite the problematic nature of the question itself, answers should explain themselves. Right or wrong "I like this" is never and should never be an answer without (significantly) more detail. Now, wrongness doesn't really imply that an answer should be deleted if it is an answer. Were that the case, downvote and ...


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A user who had voted on one of your posts had their account deleted, either by choice or because they violated the Terms of Service. When that happens, the user's votes go away as well. -5 means that you had earned +5 points from them, probably via a question upvote, and unfortunately that reputation no longer exists. As for which account was removed, 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'd like (and have asked for) mods on both sites to chime in, but this isn't looking like a good idea at this point. Stats are pretty clear, 52% of all moderator initiated migrations from PSE to The Workplace (as obtained on The Workplace) have been rejected. That's moderator initiated, which often entails a bit of collaboration and sanity checking with ...


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You weren't banned. Your account has an automatic block for asking new questions due to your other questions being down voted, closed, and/or deleted. You should read this post on Meta Stack Overflow to learn more about the block and how to overcome it. At this time, you can still post answers, and posting high quality answers is one method to overcome the ...


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Except in very rare circumstances nothing is truly deleted from database. If an answer you post is deleted (but the question remains) you'll always be able to see it when you revisit the question. When you get 10,000 reputation you'll be able to see deleted answers on the questions you visit. You will never be able to see deleted questions even if you ...


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Please note that there is now an official policy against migrating questions older than 60 days to another site: Disable migration for questions older than 60 days If the question is off topic for us then it should be closed. However, note that QA questions aren't completely off topic for us, so there's no need to do anything with these. If a question has ...


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It might be an old answer, but the whole thread was bumped to the front page thrice today, as three new answers were posted. This new round of attention also lead to the question getting closed, the new answers are... not exactly what we're looking for (especially when there's already a thorough answer) and I suspect protecting the question from receiving ...


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After digging into this a bit further, I can't find any conclusive evidence that this has really helped much. In the 60 days prior to registration being enacted, Programmers got 877 bad* questions from registered users, and 182 from unregistered users, making up 48.05% of those asked by registered and 76.15% of those asked by unregistered users ...


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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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I'm with Tim on this. We haven't had a good record when it's come to migrations to The Workplace and opening it up to more people is only going to make it worse. Part of the problem is that the questions that could be sent really aren't good questions full stop. This is actually a problem with most sites on the network. People see the topic and think "that'...


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This is fairly easy to accomplish using IE's Accessibility options in Tools » Internet Options » General » Accessibility. If you follow the instructions to the letter, results look as blindingly amazing as this: Create a file named userstyle-programmers.css and enter the following contents: .question-page .post-text a { text-decoration: underline !...


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If you find a tag that you think doesn't belong on the site, bring it to meta, as you've done. This will allow the community to discuss the tag and determine why it is used and if it has value. With that said, I see no value in such a tag. A better tag might be ethics, since it's more general and applies to a specific segment of software development. ...


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This question on Meta Stack Overflow explains just about everything about question and answer bans. It seems pretty straight forward to me: an account is banned from asking questions on a site when they routinely ask low-quality questions as determined by a number of factors (including deleted questions, closed questions, and down votes). You have asked 8 ...


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You have three other questions that were down-voted, closed and deleted. These are also taken into account for the question block. If you follow the instructions on the page linked to you can re-earn the right to post questions. The main thing you need to do is to try to improve the quality of the question you just asked and also provide more high quality ...


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