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Once a question starts getting downvoted, is it doomed?
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Once a question starts getting downvoted, is it doomed? Nope. That's why we have the lifeboat badge. This post was inspired by this question. That post is explicitly off topic. Yet it was gathering ...

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When every question pertaining to Software Engineering has been more or less asked, do we broaden the scope of questions allowed to be asked?
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This is why we close as duplicate. If we link the questions the new ones act as signposts pointing at the old ones. As we grow that should happen more and more. If you are instead saying we should be ...

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Should we add a warning to tag legal
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I suggest: legal OFF TOPIC QUESTIONS ARE NOT SUPPORTED! Questions about legal matters, including software licensing, are off-topic here. ask a lawyer, or try the law stack exchange site. However, ...

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I'm resigning as a moderator from all Stack Exchange sites
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I've been struggling to find the right words to express how I feel about this. For years now this site has been a second home to me. A place to learn and show off. A place to conect. A place to dwell....

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Can I ask for general feedback on a project of mine
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None of the stack exchange sites will support open ended questions and even if you got responses before being closed they wouldn't be useful. Our voting system simply isn't effective without ...

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Why are so many questions down voted?
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Bad questions should be downvoted. That helps people know they're considered bad. But I think it's true that many good questions here don't get nearly the voting attention as their answers. When we ...

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Is the "internship" tag still of any use?
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DO NOT USE THIS TAG! Internship questions seeking career advice are off-topic on this site. We recommend avoiding asking any such questions here. Before going elsewhere please review their rules.

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Downvoting because we don't agree with asker's approach or logic
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How you vote on a question should have nothing to do with what you think of the asker. We are explicitly instructed to consider three things: Research effort: because we shouldn't be used as a slow ...

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What is wrong with my answer?
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Understand that this is not a help site. This is a Q & A site. We like questions and answers that will be useful to people besides the original poster. The question has been poorly received ...

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How bad are "Shopping for Patterns"-type questions?
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What's the best screw driver to use on a nail? A hammer. Some of the best answers on this site reject the premise of the question. I completely agree that "give me the pattern" questions can be ...

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Are "when do I use X" questions on-topic on SoftwareEngineering?
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Main question being: are questions "when do I use X" on-topic on SoftwareEngineering? Whether a question could be categorized as a "When do I use X?" question is irreverent to determining if it ...

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Am I being selfish by asking on-topic, yet very specific questions?
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So the site was renamed. Was it helpful?
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I have no data to back it up but I've noticed fewer contensious arguments when a question is closed. I don't think it's that our name is Software Engneering so much as it isn't simply Programmers, a ...

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New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange
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Please disregard this post if there is any danger of it causing a delay in the name change. At null's prompting I posted a question about our situation on Graphic Design. It produced this answer. I'...

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New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange
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Please disregard this post if there is any danger of it causing a delay in the name change. Minimalism, polymorphism, and a coffee mug.

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New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange
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Please disregard this post if there is any danger of it causing a delay in the name change. Alternate single line logo

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New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange
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Please disregard this post if there is any danger of it causing a delay in the name change. If you prefer the single line version to the double line version I've proposed in two other answers please ...

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New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange
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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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New logo for Software Engineering Stack Exchange
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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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How do I ask a "Best Practices" question?
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A best practice is not a silver bullet. "Doing X is the best way to get Y in situation Z" is how most respectable best practices read to me. Usually followed with a hedge: "Well it's better than W ...

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A "welcome to software engineering" comment for questionable questions
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I've been using this message: Welcome to Software Engineering. We only support good, on-topic questions. Many sites have different rules. Feel free to take your issue to an appropriate site if one ...

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I'm not a software engineer, right?
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I see software engineering as a bigger tent than any one software creation methodology. If you can show people are making really good software using the beer pong on the keyboard methodology then ...

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