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Should “Developer Testing” be folded into a more general “Programmers” site? [closed]

We want to inject some discipline into programmers.stackexchange.com. One of the ways we hope to achieve this is by merging the Developer Testing: Unit Testing site proposal***** into programmers.se. ...
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How can I encourage Stack Overflow to rein in the 'subjective' vigilantes?

I'm on SO pretty much every day researching something to do with programming, and over the last month or two, I find I'm growing frustrated and a little disgusted at how many interesting questions ...
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12answers
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Please stop using SoftwareEngineering.SE as your toilet bowl [closed]

Stack Overflow users have been using the "off topic - belongs on SoftwareEngineering.SE" close reason as an alternative to all the other close reasons. It'd be helpful if people actually read the FAQ ...
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What is the Goal of “Hot Network Questions”?

There has been a tug-of-war in the hot-questions list. Community members like JonW seem to be unhappy with the traffic that it brings to their site: 'But we want to encourage people to post, that'...
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Give each site a parallel site for polling, recommendations and subjective-ish stuff

Stuff like polls, recommendations based on subjective constraints, puzzles, webcomics etc. do not belong on the serious main SE sites, where professionals should be considered at work and having just ...
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Why is the Compiler Design proposal on hold?

Today I discovered the following message on my proposal: This proposal is on hold as a possible duplicate / merge candidate, pending further discussion on meta.stackoverflow.com. Why is this? This ...
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Policy enforcement: time for an SO site for all the things SO isn't? [duplicate]

Like the other "summer of love" posts, this recent SE blog post has elicited a lot of comments about the rules of SO. Reading through the comments, it's striking how divided opinions are, and the ...
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Was there any full-featured site that managed to get out of Beta and then was closed?

Was there any site in the Stack Exchange network that managed to become full-featured SE site, i.e. got out of Beta, and then was closed after some time, due to not having enough attention? Or, if a ...
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why are the best questions the ones which have been closed? [duplicate]

I frequently come across a really useful answer on StackOverflow which has been closed because it doesn't match the Q&A format. Examples include JPA Implementations - Which one is the best to ...
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Should it take more rep to reopen a question than to close on beta Stack Exchange sites?

In case you've forgotten the Stack Exchange system's black sheep, Programmers.SE, it's still around and is still in need of serious direction. Even after the Great Subjective Debate of 2010, tons of ...