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- Should Programmers.SE exist? [closed] 5 answers
I think that the original purpose of Programmers (originally called not-programming-related) hasn't fulfilled its purpose, and right now it functions as a duplicate of Stack Overflow. The question What's the difference between Programmers and Stack Overflow? has 4k views and is on top of the meta questions list. One main answer:
"... Stack Overflow is for when you’re front of your compiler or editor working through code issues. Programmers is for when you’re in front of a whiteboard working through higher level conceptual programming issues..."
This is only a nice theory, in practice this site (Programmers) is a redundancy, any question that I thought to ask here I could ask on Stack Overflow. The real "white board" questions are not welcome there as they are too broad and usually get downvoted and closed.