- matters that are unique to the programming profession
A question that is on-topic by this criterion is either
- Already on topic by one of the other three criteria
- Not already on topic by one of the other three criteria
If it is already on topic, then the criterion in question adds nothing to it: It's already on topic. If it is not already on topic, but would be by the fourth criterion, then isn't it a better fit for Programmers.SE?
Here's a list of questions that I think have about zero place on SO but which would be a good fit for Programmers.
- GitHub Etiquette - compilers don't care about etiquette.
- Does anybody know how Java 7 will affect Scala? - Asks for opinions
- Why is it customary to put many closing parentheses on one line in Lisp-based languages? - Ho Brah! You want one history lesson?
- What are the chronological steps in building a cross browser compatible site? - This is a workflow question. Different people have different workflows and the best one is a matter of opinion. It's not "How do I implement feature X in a cross browser way?" That's a programming (or at least mark-up) question. This isn't that.
I've found these by looking through the highest voted questions on SO. I appreciate the fact that some of them are sort of borderline but I don't think any of them have any business on SO. Am I just a fascist?