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What goes on Software Engineering (previously known as Programmers)? A guide for Stack Overflow
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(special edition for folks coming from Math.SE, reposted from Math meta - screen shot / 10K link) Hint: Software Engineering Stack Exchange doesn't do coding help and expect research before asking ...

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Now that 3 close votes has been proven and implemented on Stack Overflow, can we have the same on Software Engineering, please?
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I can understand why you are willing to try the way that has proven to work so well at Stack Overflow. I am observing it for about half year now and it looks really impressive and, which is especially ...

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How do I find what made a question extremely popular?
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"Hot Questions List is optimized for bikeshedding questions..." This was an easy question that got 10 answers in about 10 hours according to timeline. At our site this means it was doomed to get into ...

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What are [employment] benefits?
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There are no questions with this tag anymore. Thanks to all who participated in cleanup.

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What Are Some Examples of Good "Guiding Comments" to Leave Users To Help Understand The Site?
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Here's an example comment one can leave when spotting (part of the) question posted as image instead of text (possibly in order to make it harder to find by an instructor who assigned the homework): ...

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Are Design Review questions on-topic?
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I prefer to use "and-clause" borrowed and slightly rephrased from Codereview.SE Does my question contain design? (Please include the design in the question, not a link to it) Did I write that ...

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Evaluating the Question of the Week
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I think it is worth running this initiative for a month or two more (and then re-check again). Lately site community does pretty well on quick removal of inappropriate questions and as a result site ...

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Is the rebranding of this site intended to change the acceptability of pure opinion questions?
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Since you seem to be mostly active at Stack Overflow, the main (and essentially the only) difference you will probably observe at Programmers is absence of debugging help questions. Moderators at ...

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New Site Name and Help Center: Phase I Complete
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In "follow up 2" discussion the plan seemed to be that we are going to have words not code troubleshooting in the site tagline, looking about like that: Is this still the plan?

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Priorizing of feature requests
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For many thorough discussion on this matter, refer What is Meta protocol for re-requesting ignored feature requests? and questions linked to it at at MSE. Keep in mind that bounties, being one of ...

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How to treat questions from users question banned on Stack Overflow?
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Comments suggesting asker to try their luck at Stack Overflow tend to read as assumption that they are unaware of this site. This may feel awkward to asker if they are indeed an active user over there....

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Proposal for Documentation on Programmers
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This was asked and answered by Community Manager at MSE: the product isn't quite ready to go elsewhere... Once it is known to work, then we can discuss the possibility of adding it to other sites ...

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Follow-Up 2: New Site Name and Scope Proposals
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(summary of July 29th discussion at Whiteboard) At help/on-topic page... ...bullets in about list look OK to keep as is: software requirements software architecture and design algorithm ...

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New Site Name and Scope: how to handle blatant debugging questions?
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This was discussed quite thoroughly in the comments. For readers not inclined to dive into details below are key takeaways: Currently there seem to be no need to do anything because it is expected ...

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Why do you value the opinion of moderators more than community upvotes?
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Folks still ask for where they find it after 3 years I think above is generally a valid concern. However some system limitations make it rather slippery to use popularity and historical interest as ...

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New Site Name and Scope Proposals
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Just like most if not all prior answerers I like the current scope of the site as it is. To me, primary reason to participate here is pretty much covered in two bullets in Help Center: software ...

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Please increase rate limit for new users asking questions to one used at Stack Overflow (1 per 90 minutes)
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For a couple of reasons (discussed in this post at MSO) rate limit for new users asking questions is now set to 40 minutes at Stack Overflow, Programmers and network wide. More precisely, The ...

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Regarding the "one return only" question
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Sort of a later follow-up: question was further cleaned up and 14 answers that didn't attempt to address the question and/or were repeating prior ones were removed by moderator (one or two answers ...

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Structured Tag Cleanup Initiative Phase II
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motivation Appear to be more meta tag or about working and careers. These particular topics are likely to be out of scope.

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The CV experiment has officially failed...but what are we supposed to do about it?
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I can not read their minds but from what I see, the only problem this site really has is a terrible flood of debugging / blatantly off-topic questions dumped by users who are banned or warned or ...

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Tag merge / synonym request: [assembler] → [assembly]
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Tags have been merged, this is reflected at synonyms page: The following tags will be remapped to assembly assembler

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Why was this nice (though closed) question deleted?
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At the moment of deletion (rev 3) the older question was a mess. Title looked on-topic, even though bit broad: "How do you classify bug severity?" Text of the question opened with plain description ...

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The system supports questions with multiple answers poorly (and is becoming worse at it)
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As an example, here are some ideas of what can be considered: When there are many answers already, let users compare draft of their post against prior answers. This would make it naturally harder to ...

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How gnat has proper comment for almost every question?
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The comment in your example is not quite typical. It is copied from Workplace meta. They get this particular kind of troublesome questions much more often than Programmers, that's why they invested ...

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The number of votes required to close and reopen questions is temporarily reduced . . . for science!
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This experiment appears to be a dead end. The problem it revealed can't be fixed by quick closes... it can't be fixed by closes at all. Per my observations, since the experiment started, we've got ...

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Why are we getting so many off topic 'debug this for me' questions? what can we do about it?
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Here's the approach I am currently using when I stumble upon this kind of questions. (Those interested in what else I tried before coming at it, can find details below.) Add comment referring to MSE ...

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How to tell when to downvote for the roomba instead of wasting a delete vote
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That's a very good question but I think every user having a privilege to delete may answer it a bit differently. Amount of delete votes is limited and one better takes care to use them efficiently. ...

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Where and how to improve questions?
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Update: this chat room has been established with primary focus on question closes, reopens etc. Given that chat appears to work more or less fine, I think it makes sense to continue using it. ...

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If "Problem" and "Help" are to be blocked on Stack Overflow question titles, block them here too
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A workaround worth considering is posting links to these questions to CV chat room: okay, I plan to post here all the 'problem' and 'help' questions that will be dropped at us from now on. If you ...

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Is every day Coffee Day?
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(thanks to MichaelT for pointing to appropriate ad)

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