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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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Where does my tool question go?

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 ...
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What's the reopen rate for closed questions on Programmers?

First, the all-time stats: Closed Closed then Edited Closed then Reopened Closed then Edited then Reopened ------ ------------------ -------------------- -------------------------------- 34567 ...
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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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How many questions do we get from users recently blocked at SO, how many of these are closed / deleted?

I'm working on something related to this right now, so it's worthwhile to pull the data. More on that in a bit, but first... 1380 questions asked here in the last 30 days, from 1219 distinct accounts,...
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How to see up and down vote totals

Seeing vote counts is one of the perks of the Established User privilege, that's awarded at 1000 rep. Once you earn the privilege, it'll work the same as on Stack Overflow.
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Why do programmers reduce MI problem to (4-point) Diamond rather than with (3-point) Joint?

It's hard to tell if you're trying to ask why your question got deleted, or trying to re-ask the question that got deleted, but I'm going to assume the former because that's what this meta site is for....
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Why was our Coffee.SE community ad deleted from the community ad choices for 2015?

No problem, I restored the ad (actually, I see another copy has already been posted). Typically I will remove ads and comments soliciting users for proposals unless they are directly related to the ...
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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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What happened to: "What benefits are there to native JavaScript development?"?

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"...
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'Problem' and 'help' titles in off-topic questions of new users coming from Stack Overflow

Assuming that this doesn't happen frequent enough to warrant changes to the system, one approach that comes to mind is to flag these cases for moderator attention. Flag message explaining the issue ...
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About that "Good Subjective Bad Subjective" blog post and Programmers

Yeah, ok, done. Editorial note (May 26, 2015): It's instructive to look back now on the direction the Programmers community took after the enforcement of these standards began... Today it remains an ...
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Where to ask opinion based question?

The content of your question is fairly close to being a good Programmers question. It would definitely be off-topic on StackOverflow, but it should be on-topic here. You do need to add some more ...
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Sudden spike in number of old late answers up for review

This is a network-wide change. See this Meta.SE question and this answer to it: Queue growth Review queues lose effectiveness if posts aren't regularly (and accurately) cleared. A queue such ...
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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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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 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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