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2023 Community Moderator Election

The 2023 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase [Complete] Primary phase [Skipped] Election phase [Complete] Most elections ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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What do we think of "soft / meta" questions?

I've been asking questions about programming language design at a higher level than the more technical kinds of questions I suppose many people are expecting to see here. For example, so far, I've ...
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Conclusion of Room Owner nominations/election for The Garbage Collector

Community consensus has decided that it's time to choose more official room owners (ROs) for our main chat room, The Garbage Collector. ROs are responsible for some basic moderation tasks like pinning ...
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Are questions "What caveats are there when implementing X in a programming language?" on-topic?

I asked one such question and it got downvoted.
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Is it on-topic to ask about techniques for empirically evaluating a language's success at achieving a specific, commonly-sought design goal?

Such goals may include (but are not limited to): readability, usability, performance, maintainability, etc. Are there cases when such questions should be considered off-topic? (aside from the reasons ...
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