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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 seems very appropriate.


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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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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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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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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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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, of which 1100 have/had accounts on Stack Overflow 184 of whom hit some kind of block on Stack Overflow during the past 60 days (this includes not just the ...


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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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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. I only showed up right before this question got deleted, so I might have missed a few things, but I read the full question and the comments, and I agree with ...


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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 subject of the site. With thousands of proposals vying for attention, supporters can sometimes get a bit overzealous in blanketing sites with their "soft spam" ...


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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 what we consider a good question here. In order to have a question that is answerable, one needs to fully describe the environment in which one is working. ...


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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 tool. However, flow charts or activity diagrams are used as a documentation tool. Process-level questions on how diagrams fit into the system development life ...


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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. Robert Harvey is a moderator. That doesn't mean he gets to make the rules, it means the community trusts him to interpret the rules sensibly and take action ...


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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 blog post that not only describes his personal philosophy about the use of comments in detail (and I am inclined to heed his advice since he was on the C# ...


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If you read the answers they are not identical: I find the first method more readable, especially if you have nested blocks. The second method reminds me of basic, it's like you're trying to not forget that the braces are there. and: I find the second method more readable, especially if you have nested blocks. The first method reminds me of basic, it's ...


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It's not a bug but a "feature". The way the links are tracked are via the "share" links which are of the form: https://softwareengineering.meta.stackexchange.com/q/6050/47 where the first number is the question id and the second is the user id. The link above is for this question and has my user id. If it was your share link it would be: https://...


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This is only something the community team can do. I've passed your request along, but it's up to them whether they do this or not.


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You have asked three questions on Programmers, all of them deleted: Looking for an RSS Video Feed Job Application Assesments - Advice Q: Applying for a patent or copyright The first two were downvoted and closed, and the third one you deleted yourself a couple of minutes after you posted it. I don't think there's room for improvement in any of your ...


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5. in a pinch you can escape the point . to preserve the numbering Markdown source: >5\. in a pinch you can escape the point `.` to preserve the numbering Now you don't need to escape the point anymore to start a numbered list at an arbitrary number. Markdown source: >5. Now [you don't need to escape the point anymore](https://meta....


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I guess I should have searched all of the meta sites... It turns out that there is a formula used to increase the flag quantity based on activity. Recent changes to flagging and limits You start with 10 flags per day. Based on your reputation and flagging history, you can end up with as many as 100 per day. Currently, that means you get an extra flag per ...


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