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Should programming best practices be on Stack Overflow or Software Engineering SE?

I was reading What are the pros and cons of error handling at beginning vs. end of the method on Stack Overflow and I was wondering if this question is better fitted for Software Engineering SE. I ...
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Is "Software Engineering" the replacement of "Programmers"?

I can't find the "Programmers" site anywhere and haven't seen the "Software Engineering" site before - is it the replacement of "Programmers"?
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Is it OK to ask a question about naming conventions? [duplicate]

I understand that naming conventions for code have an element of personal preference, and can be subjective and argumentative, which isn't the goal of these sites. But, I'm really looking for ...
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Enable Syntax Highlighting to code blocks on Programmers.SE [closed]

We have a lot of code on PSE and we will have more when some questions were migrated from SO to P.SE. See the post on M.P.SE
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Undeleting a question as opposed to posting anew (possibly elsewhere)

I recently posted a question on the Software Engineering site (Link) that was deleted fairly quickly. The on-hold reason while it was active had noted that they believed I was seeking a software ...
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Merge of stackoverflow and programmers [duplicate]

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 ...
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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's the difference between Stack Overflow and Software Engineering SE (previously known as Programmers)? [duplicate]

What is the difference between Stack Overflow and Software Engineering SE (formerly known as Programmers SE)?
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When should a question be moved to SoftwareEngineering.SE? [closed]

Recently, I came across this question: How Many Objects Inside of a Class is too Many?. This is a question about OO design, something that I feel is covered under "Design patterns" at ...
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SO or SoftwareEngineering.se? [duplicate]

I felt that this question I had was in the grey area between SO and SoftwareEngineering.se and I ended up asking it on SoftwareEngineering.se (clearly), however someone there has said that it would be ...
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Should I edit my bad questions even if it causes good answers to lose context?

There is a hypothetical user on Software Engineering. Let's call him Devorlor. He asked some bad questions, but despite this, he received some very useful and upvoted answers. This hypothetical user ...
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Help people find the lost Programmers

People keep losing the Programmers site. This is expected, a big site suddenly going through an overall name change. Instead of having them ask here on Meta, or give up and believe it's deleted, I ...
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Where is the Programmers site? [duplicate]

I remember it was before, but now I can't find it anymore. Was it deleted? Or replaced by Software Engineering?
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Outdated name and broken logo in Data Explorer for Software Engineering (previously known as Programmers) [duplicate]

Programmers recently changed name to Software Engineering. But this hasn't been reflected in the SEDE site switcher: it still shows the old name and the site logo is broken as shown on the screen ...
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Which SE site is suitable for asking about optimization of a mobile application? [duplicate]

I want to post this problem in the suitable SE site. But, I don't know which is suitable. My problem is: In my office there is one iOS app which having 60 mb app size in store. Now, am going to ...
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Does a question about software architecture using a specific framework belong on Programmers or Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I have a question about how to best design my React.JS/Flux app. Does it belong on Stack Overflow or the Programmers community? I was thinking Programmers, but there's no React or Flux tag on that ...
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How can I make this question acceptable? [closed]

Earlier today I posted this question on programmers.stackexchange: How can a manager best communicate software development best practices to junior and mid level staff? My boss asked me this ...
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Asking which way is better [duplicate]

I have a coding question with two compilable options. I want to ask which is better and why. Code review, programmers, stack exchange...im not really sure? Where is this question appropriate. It may ...
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Should this question be migrated to the programme's stack exhange [closed]

It is to my understanding that programmers stack exchange is "a question and answer site for professionals and students in software development" that are asking "conceptual questions about software ...
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What's the difference between "Programmers" and "Stackoverflow" sites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Choosing between Stack Overflow and Programmers Stack Exchange It escapes me why there are two separate sites with separate reputations and basically the same questions. Does ...
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Should all questions related to Scrum and Agile tags be migrated from SO to Programmers-SE?

I noticed that many questions related to Scrum, Agile and other related tags are often closed on Stack Overflow as off-topic and migrated to programmers.stacexchange. Should we simply migrate whole ...
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Why was the Programmers site on Stack Exchange created?

Why was Stack Overflow forked into https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/ ? I don't understand this. I think it is stupid ;-)
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Migrating old SO questions to Programmers [duplicate]

I've found a fair number of old questions that obviously now belong on Programmers. However, simply voting to close doesn't seem to be doing the trick. Because they are old, no one is looking, and the ...
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Programmers is about to go live, which questions should we migrate? [closed]

http://programmers.stackexchange.com is probably going live this week, we are very likely to allow migration of questions from Stack Overflow to Programmers. We have the following rules of thumb to ...
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Where do code golf questions belong?

Just had an exchange regarding this SO question: Code Golf: Numeric Ranges Since reading Jeffs' blog post about programmers and the FAQ on programmers, I was under the impression that code golfing ...
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Should we have "Migrate to programmers.stackexchange.com" when closing a question?

I apologize if that has been discussed before, didn't find anything when searching. But I think it would be convenient if there was an option to vote to close/migrate questions to programmers....
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Site recommendation to ask Programmer SE related questions given a ban? [duplicate]

I want to ask a question related to HR and SE, however unfortunately my account has been locked from asking questions on Programmers. I feel an HR (hiring) type of question is inappropriate for SO. ...
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How can a question be useful and closed? [duplicate]

I am a little confused as to what constitutes a fair question on SO. I posted a question, that some thought to be subjective and was downvoted, followed by 3 votes to close. Need good source control ...
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Designing issues with edited user at programmers [duplicate]

I recently go through this website and i found designing issue with edited user check 178 of yannis its collision with pankaj Check here Is this a issue i have 1024 resolution
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Add programmers.stackexchange.com to off-topic migration site list [duplicate]

When voting to close a question that should be migrated to another site, this list of sites is presented: meta.stackoverflow.com superuser.com tex.stackexchange.com dba.stackexchange.com sharepoint....
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I've been temporarily suspended. Am I actually a bad user? Should I leave the site?

I have recently asked a question by accident when I was drafting it. I decided not to post, but it was left open in another tab and somehow (I don't even know) it got posted. When I noticed it, a few ...
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Is it allowed/does it make sense to ask a question on more than one StackExchange site? [duplicate]

I have a question, and I am not sure which site is more suitable (StackOverflow or Programmers). I've tried to read the about it and haven't found a conclusive answer. Is it allowed/does it make ...
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Migrate question to programmers.stackexchange.com

Shouldn't this question have been moved to the Programmers SE instead of being deleted? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/38144/how-can-i-convince-skeptical-management-and-colleagues-to-allow-...
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SO programming tags vs Programmers SE programming tags

I believe that I understand the general distinction between SO and Programmers SE, but why does PSE have programming language tags, ie Java, C#, etc? From what I can tell, the questions asked on ...
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Migrating questions to "Programmers" at SE

I looooove StackOverflow so much that sometimes I ask questions there, that should be posted on other StackExchange site like Programmers, as for example this: Is there an industry standard for ...
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When to use which Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

I've had a question on coding-style, but I often read in the comments of some questions, that such questions are unwelcome on Stack Overflow even though there is still a coding-style tag. So I ...
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mentioning programmers.stackexchange in the stackoverflow FAQ

Is there a reason for why https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/ is not mentioned in the stackoverflow FAQ? It seems highly relevant to me. I suggest adding something like: If your ...
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Why I need to login to Programmers.stackexchange.com again when I already had a session in Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Well, first I thought about asking this in programmers meta, but decides against it since question about all Stack Exchange networks is allowed here, as per FAQ. I have already login to Stack ...
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Should Programmers.SE exist? [closed]

Edit Wow I got royally lynched for this. Please see the accepted answer which illustrates the reasons for Programmers to exist pretty well. I'd like to say for the record I stand corrected - ...
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Asking for help on stackoverflow and programmers.stackexchange.com? [duplicate]

I would like to ask whether I can ask the same question on Stack Overflow and on programmers.stackexchange.com or it would be treated as a spam. The reason to ask is because I am a new user here but ...
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Why was this question of mine which can be answered objectively closed? [closed]

New Question: After some really good info on the topic from fellow meta folks, I would love to ask the mods to migrate the question in question to Programmers. Is it not possible? Old Question: I ...
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What happened to the "Off-topic ... belongs on Programmers" close option? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update Migration Path List for Non-Moderators Is my imagination playing tricks on me? I think I remember the list of off-topic "belongs on" options to list programmers.SE. It ...
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Is a high close/migration rate a problem for a SE site? Why or Why not?

Programmers.SE has a fairly high close/migration question rate (43% over the past month). However, when I posted a meta question asking what we could do to help lower that rate, one of the moderators ...
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StackOverflow vs. Programmers migration - incorrect? And what can be done about borderline questions?

With regard to https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/146198/why-when-would-it-be-appropriate-to-override-tostring/. This question started off on StackOverflow, where I believe it ...
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StackOverflow vs Programmers.StackExchange [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Choosing between Stack Overflow and Programmers Stack Exchange? It seems that both StackOverflow and Programming.StackExchange are both about programming and software ...
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What is the difference between Stack Overflow and Programmers SE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Choosing between Stack Overflow and Programmers Stack Exchange I've been facing a dilemma. What kind of questions go to Stack Overflow? What kind go to Programmers SE?
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Why was this question moved to Programmers.SE?

I see Euler cycle finding question is moved to Programmers, I don't know Programmers rules, but as I can see this question is a really algorithmic question and fits SO rules, maybe it's a homework, ...
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Are questions like "When (how/whether) should I use smth?" eligible for flagging or migration to programmers.SE?

Should the following questions (and similar ones) be flagged as "not constructive"? When and how should I use a ThreadLocal variable? Should I switch to C++ I/O streams? Actually I flagged these two ...
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When would I post something to Programmers instead of Stack Overflow and vice versa? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Choosing between Stack Overflow and Programmers Stack Exchange I've read the descriptions of both Stack Exchange's "Programmers" and "Stack Overflow" sites. But it is not ...
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Don't show closed questions on front page

This is what I see when I go to Programmers (yellow highlight by me). All questions except two on the first "page" are closed. I can of course scroll down to see lots of questions that aren't closed ...