Karl Bielefeldt
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Is there an official stance on software project management questions?
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These questions fall into the more general category of questions that might be a "better fit" for another site, but are not off topic here either. I can't find a reference at the moment, but it was ...

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Getting a Question Reopened
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Since you only have one question closed as a duplicate, let me speak specifically to that one. The duplicate question received an impressive amount of helpful answers on the subject. Your only ...

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Can you help me improving my questions on Software Engineering?
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The de facto standards of this site are both inscrutable and mercurial. You should strive to make the best questions you can, and try to follow any specific non-contradictory advice, but realize much ...

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How to use "Software Engineering" well?
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Just for the record, in general I'm in favor of questions asking for help fleshing out people's rough ideas. I don't know the exact context referred to here, but I have been known to point out that ...

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Is there any recourse for a user who is being harassed by another user?
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Since he treats everyone that way, and doesn't single out individuals, that somehow makes it no longer harassment, and makes it "conscientiously improving the quality of the site." Unfortunately, ...

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Why close a 2 year old question?
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There are a number of cosmetic attributes of questions that make them more likely to be closed: Using the word "you" in your phrasing. Have you ever, what do you think, do you follow this practice, ...

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Are questions about app stores on-topic here?
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I think this is one of those topics that gets judged by the theoretical questions it might tend to draw, rather than real questions it actually does draw. The tag has a 16% close rate compared to our ...

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Content Dispute for "Why do programming languages, especially C, use curly braces and not square ones?"
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There is a whole group of people I call "ego voters" who have a basic philosophy that if they can't personally think of a good answer, it must be a bad question, that askers magically "should know" ...

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Closed question dispute
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Per Aaron's suggestion the question has been edited to provide more emphasis on the differences that weren't covered in the duplicate. Please join me in voting to reopen if you agree with the changes....

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Unanswered town hall question regarding acknowledgment of dissenting opinions
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For the record, the town hall was at an inconvenient time for me. I didn't purposely skip your question, just didn't have time to get to them all. I find it ironic your unanswered question was about ...

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Are "Why is X code snippet done this way?" questions on-topic?
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I think part of the problem with this particular question is that the title didn't match the body. The title asked a conceptual design question, but the body asked a syntax question. An edit to make ...

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Robert Harvey's reputation history is lying?
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-2 is a couple downvotes, which I don't think are public to other users. Could also be something like a suggested edit being accepted then later deleted. Voting fraud can also sometimes cause weird ...

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2019: a year in moderation
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Last year we closed 2728 questions and left 4125 open. 39.8% close rate. This year we closed 4482 questions and left 3417 open. 56.7% close rate.

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What's the connection?
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That argument was made before it got closed. People closed anyway because the "when" argument wasn't convincing. The writing of new code is future work. The fixing of technical debt is future work. ...

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Can closed questions be automatically tagged as 'closed'?
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You can use a closed:0 search to filter them out. Unfortunately, this doesn't look as nice since they added answers to search results.

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Career-Transition Tag inappropriate?
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Well, as far as I'm aware, some career questions are still supposed to be on topic, according to this meta answer. I don't know when or how voters decided all career questions are off topic, but I ...

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