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13 "...these questions aren’t educational in any way, because there’s no way to learn about the process of discovery. A particular community member, by virtue of their experience in the field, just happens to be able to take the limited information you remembered and fill in enough of the blanks to guess the correct answer... guessing game questions do not meet our goal of making the Internet better." (http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/02/lets-play-the-guessing-game)
8 Questions asking for advice about careers or education are difficult because the stakes can seem high and the decisions seem permanent. In most cases though, any answer is going to be a subjective opinion that may not take into account all the nuances of a particular circumstance. These types of questions are off-topic because they don't generate meaningful and lasting value for the entire community.
7 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an implementation issue.
6 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about insurance policies and not software development
5 Your licensing question is off-topic because it appears to be outside the expertise of the community and would require an attorney to properly identify the correct license to use in your case. There are too many unspecified details that could have a material impact upon the final answer to your question.
5 Wall of code, posted to wrong site. Voted to close, but without choosing the migration option (it's just going to get closed over there as well). This isn't a "troubleshoot my code for me" website.
5 This question would be better on The Workplace.
5 This question is off topic on Programmers.Stack Exchange because it is about debugging actual code (an implementation issue). It would best be answered on Stack Overflow, however, the question likely doesn't meet the minimum requirements for a question on Stack Overflow. Please read the [Stack Overflow question checklist](http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/156810/stack-overflow-question-checklist) to fix up your question for migration.
5 This question is better asked of Google.
5 This question is asking for pure speculation, you would need to ask the authoritative body which made the decision to know.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because you're just asking for VB script code and not asking about a programming design problem.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it's a job advert
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it was cross-posted to http://stackoverflow.com/q/18473351, and already has an answer there.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is unanswerable without a lawyer.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is not programming related.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about programming. Cultural comparisons (US vs England) simply aren't constructive and don't work well within StackExchange's Q&A format. Answers are likely going to be opinion only and will not provide lasting value for the site.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is no longer relevant.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is IMHO better suited for http://serverfault.com/
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is for http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking a legal question.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about word etymology. http://english.stackexchange.com is a more appropriate venue.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about word etymology. You might find help at http://english.stackexchange.com
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about word etymology. You might find help at [english.stackexchange.com](http://english.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic) For examples of other questions that have been closed for this reason, see http://programmers.stackexchange.com/q/208030 and http://programmers.stackexchange.com/q/208036
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about whether something is legal or not. IANAL.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the review of existing code. This is better suited to the [code review](http://codereview.stackexchange.com/) stack exchange site.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the requirements of a specific homework problem rather than a more general problem in software development.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the release date of a particular Java book. The Programmers community isn't in control of that book's release, and any answers would merely be speculation.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the legality of a software application, and not a conceptual topic about programming.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the hypothetical future behavior of Apple. See [Help Center, don't-ask](http://programmers.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask).
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the definition of the word 'Annual'
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the choices made by one individual creating a textual markup language, not about programming.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the act of typing. Typing is not the sole domain of programmers and is also used by other office workers and writers.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about statistical information
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about spoken language acquisition.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about speculating on someone's hardware and processing.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about specific code implementation issues (see [help on topic](http://programmers.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic) for what to ask about and [stack exchange tech sites](http://stackexchange.com/sites#technology-name) for other appropriate ones). There are too many separate questions in this question to answer properly in the Q&A format of Stack Exchange - one question, one problem works best.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about satisfying idle curiosity.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about questions of legality and copyright. Questions of law are best addressed by lawyers in the appropriate jurisdiction.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about professionalism and people management, not programming. Please ask such questions on http://workplace.stackexchange.com instead.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about legal questions which are outside of the professional knowledge of a programmer.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about legal questions of copyright and intellectual property. Such expertise is the domain of lawyers, not programmers.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about legal jurisdiction and validity of a particular software license. While somewhat relevant to Programming, correctly answering the question requires expertise that is outside of the community's collective knowledge.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about legal advice on copyright issues.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about lawsuits, not programming.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about implementation issues or programming tools which belong to Stack Overflow.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about Electrical Engineering and already posted on the appropriate site: http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/75390/auto-range-switching-problem-in-joulemeter
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about career advice. Only you can determine what's best for you.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about asking about other fields than programming and feels more like a rant.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an event at a particular point in time (that has long since passed).
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a request for statistics research or presentation of such research. It does not pose an actual problem that can be solved and due to the temporal nature of this data, often become outdated rather quickly.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a particular function of php (event handling) that is already well covered by many tutorials.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a company's website domain structure, and not a conceptual programming topic.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about **us** doing _your_ work.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about "who's idea it was", not about a conceptual topic in software development.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is [about] support for Microsoft products.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it is [about] meaning of a word.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it does not demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved.
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it belongs to codereview.stackexchange.com
5 This question appears to be off-topic because it belongs to CodeReview.SE
5 This question appears to be off-topic because answers will require speculation, or can only be definitely answered by the few people that the question targets -- winners of coding competitions.
5 This question appears to be more about design than software development.
5 This isn't a really good question, it just asks something that is common sense.
5 This doesn't appear to be a question. This is a site for *questions*.
5 Questions about implementation belong on Stack Overflow, not here. However, your question seems very basic. Stack Overflow will require you to demonstrate prior effort and already have some background knowledge in Access.
5 belongs on codereview.stackexchange.com
5 "I know it's illegal..." -- Programmers is not **[about]** giving legal advice
4 This question appears to be off-topic because P.SE is not a do-my-homework-for-me site.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is unrelated to the process of designing software.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is unlikely to help the vast majority of visitors to the site.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is not unique to programmers and is applicable to any time someone has a speaker opening the floor to questions (lectures, press conferences, comic-con panels, etc..).
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about software development.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is just a reposting of a homework problem. No effort from OP.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is in no way specificially related to software development - this is general product marketing, and the product could be everything, from a new refrigerator to a new beer label.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is in no way special to software development. Better suited for The Workplace, I guess.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking for a particular implementation ("gimme the code") and does not demonstrate any research. Programmers is a site providing answers to specific questions, and is not a programming language tutorial site.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the use of a particular tool. This type of question typically belongs on Stack Overflow.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the status of a third-party service.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the implementation of a website that has undergone substantial changes since the question was asked.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about statistics and probability instead of programming.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about specific code, which means it should go to stackoverflow.com, but it does not seem to meet their standards either.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about something that can easily be found by searching.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about reading ebooks.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about not about programming
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about local legal issues, not software development.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about it asks to develop a piece of code
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about computer hardware and operating systems.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about career advice.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about asking for resources (tutorials, code samples) rather than the (architectural, design) problem itself.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a solution to a math problem, and one of interest only to the OP.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a single recruiting offer. [Careers 2.0](http://careers.stackoverflow.com/) is the proper place for job offers and searches to be placed.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a shopping recommendation.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a general implementation issue within editors and is not about a design or conceptual programming problem.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a configuration issue.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a code review, for which codereview.se exists. However, I don't think the question will be accepted there in its current form.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it does not pertain exclusively to programming. This question could easily be generalized to "How can we make meetings more fun?", which would be both off-topic and too broad.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it does not demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it belongs on Stack Overflow - where it will be closed as a duplicate.
4 This question appears to be off-topic because it amounts to "Do my homework for me".
4 This question appears to be off-topic because "Do my work for me" questions are not welcome on Stack Exchange sites. Also, -1 for making no visible effort of formatting and clearly formulating your need.
4 This question appears to be off-topic and is more suited for Super User.
4 This question appears to be asking two separate questions. The first is a feature request for external tools and therefore off-topic. The second is a terminology request which in general do not fit well on Programmers.SE.
4 Questions asking for advice about careers is difficult to fit within the Q&A format. In most cases, any answer is going to be a subjective opinion that may not take into account all the nuances of a particular circumstance. These types of questions are off-topic because they don't generate meaningful and lasting value for the entire community.
4 Belongs on http://codereview.stackexchange.com/
3 Your question is off-topic here, because it is about using a specific tool.
3 Voted to close because it is an implementation question, and OP has already posted essentially the same question on Stack Overflow.
3 This question reads as a poll; there isn't any means to differentiate one answer as better than another. Polls are not a good fit for the StackExchange Q&A format.
3 This question is about a specific coding problem and belongs on stackoverflow.
3 This question does not appear to fit StackExchange's Q&A format. Programmers is for questions and answers, not discussions. You are presenting at least two independent problems in one question and you have not demonstrated any research yet in solving your problem. Without revision, your question is too broad and un-constructive. It will be difficult for a single answer to address all of the concerns you raise.
3 This question appears to be too localized and wouldn't help any future visitors.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because, at best, it is about satisfying idle curiosity. At worst, it is serving no other purpose than making a point about another question being off-topic.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because the requested answers will be too location specific to be useful for the wider community.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because questions of "Do my work for me" format are not welcome on Stack Exchange.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it isn't programming-related.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is unrelated to the process of software development.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is requires specific knowledge or expertise that is not reasonably expected to be part of the community's knowledge. Even if the information were available, the question is not applicable to a broad enough group of programmers to meet the site's quality guidelines.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is not related to programming design problems.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about a programming design or conceptual challenge. It appears to be about a consulting term that does not appear to have any correlation to programming.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about a programming design or algorithm challenge
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about a design or conceptual programming issue. If it had more information, including the error messages and your attempts at fixing the implementation problem it _may_ be appropriate for StackOverflow.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about a conceptual or design problem with programming.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is for http://crypto.stackexchange.com/
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is essentially a guessing game. There are multiple possible answers, but the question does not provide enough information in order to identify the correct answer.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking for code. Programmers.SE is about design questions (objet models, patterns, algorithms). Implementation questions belong on [StackOverflow](http://stackoverflow.com/about), however, on neither site is appropriate to ask for someone to write the code for you.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about User Interface Design.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about understanding general topics rather than the software development life cycle and computing concepts.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the specifics of a software tool. Such questions are best served by Stack Overflow or the support forum for the tool itself.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about technology recommendations
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about recruiting developers to work on a project which does not meet the site's topicality guidelines.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about personal lifestyle, which is explicitly off-topic per the help section.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about optimizing a glassfish instance and not about a programming design or conceptual problem.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about marketing and sales more than about programming.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about managing a debate amongst coworkers, not about software development.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about installing software, not about programming.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about implementation issues or programming tools, which belong to Stack Overflow.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about implementation errors. This question would be appropriate for Stack Overflow, but has already been asked there. Programmers.SE is intended for questions about the design phase of programming rather than implementation or code review. Please read [help - on topic](http://programmers.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic) to find out more about what is proper to ask on P.SE.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about HTML and browser issues. Programmers.StackExchange is about the design of applications (objects, algorithms, data models).
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about comparing differing packages without any basis for comparison. Prior research has not been demonstrated, so it's not clear what is already known and what the specific challenge is with comparing the packages.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about business to business relationships and credit card processing.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about breaking a bad habit. Knowing *why* this is a bad habit, or what better habits could replace it, is something programmers can help with, but how to not do it when you already know it's a bad habit - isn't.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about book recommendations.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an implementation or tooling issue and not a design question.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an implementation issue with Apache POI.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an implementation issue (how to use specific libraries). Furthermore, the question has been [cross posted to StackOverflow](http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18673480/how-to-schedule-an-email-using-apache-commons-java-mail-api).
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an implementation aspect of visual studio and git. It is not about a programming design problem or conceptual issue.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a request for others to do or present research. Such questions do not pose an actual problem that can be solved and due to the temporal nature of the data, become outdated at some point in the future.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a 3rd party program that Programmers.SE has no control or influence over.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about "what language/technology you should learn next". please see [help](http://programmers.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic)
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is a resource request.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it is a "name that thing" question. See http://meta.programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/2380/are-name-that-thing-questions-on-topic
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it doesn't demonstrate a minimal understanding of the problem being solved.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it does not demonstrate a minimal understanding of the IDE being used.
3 This question appears to be off-topic because it belongs on SuperUser
3 This is asking for legal advise
3 http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/200132/disadvantages-of-functional-intermediate-form
3 Career advice and "what sorts of jobs are out there?" are off-topic because the answers generally only apply to the person asking the question, and the answers are unlikely to have lasting, meaningful value.
3 belongs on superuser or serverfault
3 "Do my homework for me" questions are off-topic here. Especially since the author doesn't even took an effort writing it.
2 This question is off topic on Programmers.Stack Exchange. It would best be answered on Stack Overflow, however, the question doesn't meet the minimum requirements for a question on Stack Overflow. Please read the [Stack Overflow question checklist](http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/156810/stack-overflow-question-checklist) to fix up your question for migration.
2 This question is off topic on Programmers.Stack Exchange (please read [What topics can I ask about here?](http://programmers.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic) from the help center). It would best be answered on Stack Overflow, however, the question doesn't meet the minimum requirements for a question on Stack Overflow. Please read the [Stack Overflow question checklist](http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/156810/stack-overflow-question-checklist) to fix up your question for migration.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is simply a polling question. Polls don't have singular answers and therefore don't fit in the Stack Exchange Q&A format.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is requesting a configuration management tool for system objects and it is not related to the programming concepts that would be involved in creating that tool.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is not related to programming.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about a design or conceptual issue. Programmers.SE does not welcome questions requesting the community to perform your work.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking for vendor recommendations. Programmers.stackexchange.com is for questions pertaining to programming.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is asking for a code without effort
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about workplace relations. Even though the examples are about programmers and some of the conflicts mentioned are programming-related, at it's core the issue is how to get people in a group to work well together.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the use of tools and debugging existing problems. Programmers.SE is about the conceptual design questions, data structures and algorithm. See [What topics can I ask about here?](http://programmers.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic)
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the circumvention of automated spider defenses. Such questions are not about software development concepts and life cycle. Furthermore, such activity is specifically against the TOS for Facebook.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about support for an application rather than software design questions.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about stress busting tips.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about something that is not a subjective question about programming.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about SO but also lacks a question and is kind of just a rant..
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about rates you can ask. This is more of a business concern than a programmers concern and varies too much over time and location to be useful to anybody other than the OP
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about naming something, and not about a conceptual programming topic.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about it's a common word. Athlets are performant too, yet noone asked where the word came from.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about how vendors deploy their software to windows; I believe it would be a better fit at http://superuser.com/questions
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about how to install and run a specific software package.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about how to handle the interview process. The problem posed (how do you answer a "what makes you better than others?" question in an interview) is not unique to programmers.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about hardware implementation or software setup of a level 1 (mirrored) RAID. This is not a conceptual problem (it is quite practical) nor about the software development life cycle.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about generic career advice not just for programmers
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about business domain requirements instead of a programming design problem.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about as lazy a question that you can ask and shows absolutely no attempt at researching before hand.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an implementation issue. The issue appears to be between an assembler editor (mas) issue and visual studio, but not enough detail has been provided to make that clear.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an implementation issue, but it does not provide enough detail to understand what the problem really is.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an implementation issue, and belongs on Stack Overflow, not here. However, the community at Stack Overflow will expect you to demonstrate a minimal understanding of the subject matter, and show your attempts at solving the problem yourself.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an implementation issue with a 3rd party product and not related to a conceptual programming or design issue.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about an implementation issue and the error is insufficiently explained.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a web site's acceptable use policies, not about a conceptual programming topic.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a third party web application rather than the process of software development.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a technical issue, thus it belongs on Stack Overflow. However, you've already posted it there. Please **do not** post exactly the same question on more than one sites.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a specific application the author wrote, and not a general programming-related question. In order to answer it, one should profile the app, which makes it even more localized.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a recruiter job offer. Job searches for employers are best performed on [Careers 2.0](http://careers.stackoverflow.com/) rather than as questions on a Q&A site.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a question of legality. Legal questions are questions that lawyers are able to professionally answer and is outside of the realm of a professional programmer.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a hypothetical pondering and not about a specific programming concept or design issue. It lacks sufficient, demonstrated research in order to scope the realm of the question to make it answerable in a meaningful way.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a difference in behavior for two versions of a commercial application.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a concrete problem with a specific software package; this belongs on Superuser.com instead.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a CGAL implementation issue.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is a rant. See [dont-ask](http://programmers.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask)
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is a poll and is likely to attract answers that will not providing lasting value for the site.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is a poll and does not deal with a conceptual or design issue related to programming.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is a cut and paste of a homework assignment. Your teacher has been notified.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it is [about] computer hardware and operating systems.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it belongs to SuperUser.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it belongs on workplace.stackexchange.com
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it appears to be a request to complete a coding exercise or assignment and does not appear to be a specific problem with programming design or concepts.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because it appears that you are asking us to do your homework. While homework questions aren't necessarily off-topic by themselves, there is an expectation of having performed a measure of research and demonstrating at least an inkling of an idea on how to resolve the problem. Your question fails to demonstrate any research or any understanding of what you are attempting.
2 This question appears to be off-topic because answering it publicly risks doing more harm than good.
2 This question appears to be off-topic and lacks sufficient information to identify an appropriate site to migrate to.
2 This question appears to be off-topic and lacks sufficient detail to be migrated to another site.
2 This question appears to be homework without any information how you tried to solve this problem at least partially by yourself.
2 This question appears to be a copy/paste of a homework assignment, with a few words changed. Implementation issues are off-topic here anyway.
2 This is not a question, but blatant spam.
2 Questions asking what language, technology, or project one should take up next can only attract subjective opinions for answers. There are too many individual factors behind the question to create answers that will have meaningful and lasting value. The best answer the community can give is to pick something that looks interesting and go have fun.
2 Please don't just copy paste your homework on Programmers. If you show us what work you've already done and tell us _specifically_ where you're stuck, we'll be happy to help, but we aren't going to do all the work for you.
2 Not specific to software development and resource request.
2 It's becoming way too localized.
2 It belongs to askubuntu SE o Unix-Linux SE
2 Belongs on ux.stackexchange.com
2 Belongs on SO, but already posted there: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17597160/memorize-cube-vertex-for-tetraedron