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I have a question, but it may not fit best on Software Engineering. Where else can I ask it?

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 ...
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I think my post was mismarked as spam

You posted the question exclusively to promote a paper that you wrote and solicit reviews. Promoting your paper is no different than promoting your software product or a service. Treating this as spam ...
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How is user without gold tag badge closing questions as duplicates with no other votes?

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 ...
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10 votes

Stack Exchange is in violation of the CC BY-SA 4.0 license agreement

That's not how things work. You already own the copyright for all your posts. You do not need any particular notices for this. You have granted Stack Exchange an irrevocable license under the CC-BY-SA ...
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Why were all of my points stripped on the basis of asking this question?

Your post was deleted for spam, probably because it reads like you are trying to promote your own publication and not ask good-faith, on-topic questions. Posts that are deleted for spam come with a ...
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7 votes

Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Software Engineering

I've been working on reviewing these and I've noticed that I've picked the "related, but not a dupe" option far more than saying that questions are duplicates. I think part of that is the nature of ...
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Are questions about flowcharts appropriate on Software Engineering?

Questions about flow charts in general are not on topic here. We can't tell you whether your flow chart is correct, and we won't review or rate your flow chart. We can't help with using any drawing ...
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Why the question got deleted?

Thank you for pointing out that the question was deleted without a visible reason. Usually, questions are first closed with a reason before they are deleted. In the meanwhile, this has been rectified. ...
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Is flagging one comment as not needed anymore enough?

If your assessment is that all of the comments are worthless, flag the entire post and ask for a comment cleanup. I'm not sure that's the case here, though. In particular, Eric Lippert links to a ...
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May I ask this question? Would it be well received?

I'm having a hard time understanding what you are asking. In particular, what's that last line doing there? And why the comparison between editors and various 3D graphics tools? (BTW, there's a big ...
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Why's this question on-topic?

There is no rule that a question cannot be on topic in two places. That being said, the question you linked was not really asking for a review of existing code but rather a design decision about how ...
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Why was my answer removed even though I have provided disclaimer speaking about my involvement in this work?

I just took a look. It looks like gnat voted to delete, but the post was also flagged as spam and, after receiving sufficient number of flags, was deleted. I would agree with this deletion, based on ...
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Is it safe to continue using [programmers.se] as a magic link?

I don't think we'll ever break it, but you know what they say about saying "never"... :) If that shortcut ever intentionally ceases to exist, we'll fix the comments to avoid breaking links. In the ...
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Are questions regarding to Software performance testing off-topic?

The topic of software performance testing is on-topic - it's part of "quality assurance and testing". However, please consult our guidance on questions about where to start to avoid your question ...
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Is it acceptable to edit an answer that's already accepted

Sure it is acceptable, especially if it is just "a bit of correction and rewording". The goal of this site is to produce excellent questions & answers, and doing improvements to both at any time ...
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Please delete a post for me

I've thought better of my question; can I delete it? If your question has good answers, though, it's not fair to have those answers removed along with your question: other users put effort into ...
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Why have I reached question limit? My questions were not downvoted

You can't ask because you have a number of deleted, down-voted questions which are also taken into account when the system calculates whether you can post or not. If you go to your profile and click ...
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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 ...
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We are no longer accepting questions from this account

Although you don't have any deleted recent questions, you do have 7 deleted questions out of 10 questions asked. Your net score on questions is also negative. Your questions are: https://...
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"You have reached your question limit" issue

If you click on the "the Help Center" link, you will be brought to this page, which describes why questions are no longer being accepted from your account. Looking at your profile, it looks ...
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Negatively scored questions should be more aggressively hidden from the homepage

Thomas, I think you are barking the wrong tree. We have a problem on our site, and that problem lies clearly in our community: It has become almost impossible to ask a question without getting one or ...
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Is Software Engineering suitable for a question about unit testing? (I'm wondering about patterns for saving intermediate results of a method chain)

Testing approaches are an essential part of software engineering and are therefore on topic here on Software Engineering (and probably also on Software Quality Assurance & Testing ). But questions ...
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Why can't I vote to close a question with a bounty?

Yes, the expectation is indeed that the normal voting process should take care of most - if not all - problematic questions within the first 48 hours they were asked. If a question survives that long,...
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How many questions do we get from users recently blocked at SO, how many of these are closed / deleted?

While running a test on Stack Overflow, there were some questions about whether we were driving traffic to Programmers, so I decided to rerun some of the numbers in Shog’s original answer and compare ...
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Please explain why I have a Question Ban?

You've asked 10 questions: Please give some references for examples of class hierarchies (score of -5, closed and deleted) Demonstrate Polymorphism with Tic Tac Toe where students submit player code? ...
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reference-request tag is missing

Reference requests are off topic. From our "What topics can I ask about here?" help article: Some questions, even if they appear to fit into one of the above categories, may still be off-topic or ...
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Requesting "It took a generation" tag

Tags serve to categorize questions, so that: questions become easier to search, and users may filter for a particular topic they are interested in. Therefore, we have tags for certain technologies ...
amon's user avatar
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I have been banned to ask questions

You have asked 10 questions on Software Engineering. Of these 10 questions, 6 are deleted questions. In addition to being deleted, they are all negatively scored. Your total score across all 10 ...
Thomas Owens's user avatar
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5 votes

Why can't I chat anywhere even though I am not suspended on software engineering?

It appears that you are suspended on a number of sites on the network, such as Stack Overflow, Super User, Arqade, and Meta Stack Exchange. My initial guess is that your chat user was initially ...
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