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Does SQA handle the SO-style SQA and the 'Programmers'-style SQA questions?

Inspired by this question, it occurs to me that this exact problem happened to Stack Overflow: questions about algorithms and data structures were also mixed in with questions about bosses, ...
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cleaning up dead questions

I ask this in the interest of maintaining high-quality content on SQA: should we do anything in particular about questions like Selenium tests aren´t launched anymore, i.e. questions that do not ...
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tag-based site statistics

I want to analyze the kinds of topics that appear in SQA questions. Questions are tagged, and you can determine how many questions are associated with each tag. I would like to know, for example, ...
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In an answer, when referring to your own product/website, how explicitly should you state your affiliation?

Recently, we have had a few members who, in the course of answering a question, recommend or refer to the member's own product (or their employer's product). I do not see anything wrong with that as ...
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Site statistics over time

Is there a way to see SQA statistics (e.g. number of visitors and number of active participants) over time? It would be interesting to see how the site is changing ( and how or whether it is growing)....
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My reputation points are not copied from stackoverflow to SQA

I have Stackoverflow account since 2008. I created SQA account few days ago, and afterwards linked it to same OpenId which I use for Stackoverflow. However, now I have 2 accounts listed on my profile ...
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Is it appropriate to post a question that appears to be an advertisement to an article on another site?

There has been some controversy about a few recently posted questions. The title of the post may be phrased as a question, but the body of the question features a link to an article that discusses ...
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Why are 'suggested edits' being left for weeks?

There are 'suggested edits' sitting in the queue waiting to be approved (or rejected) dating back to January 9th. Anyone with +1000 reputation can (and should) approved, improve, or reject these edits....
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Are Questions of the form "Why isn't XXX more common" off-topic?

Today someone posted this question of the form "Why isn't XXX more common?" I know we tend to be more permissive than StackOverflow about questions that do not lend themselves to objective answers, ...
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Start the New Year with a Good Question - fancy joining me?

Joe's excellent question here Are we dead yet? has prompted me to think about what we can do in 2012 to give SQA some TLC. We're gradually growing in numbers, and visits to the site - but if there isn'...
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Are we dead yet?

Things started out here on a promising note, but the flow of questions and answers seems to have slowed considerably. Are we just dying a slow death? Is there something to be done about that, or is ...
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Guidelines for downvoting a question vs closing a question

This morning I downvoted a question that I thought was too broad and lacked evidence that the author had done any research on their own. Subsequently someone asked me why I did not close the question ...
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How can we promote our community?

Looking at the stats over on Area51, it looks like we're doing pretty well for quality, not so well for numbers. How can we raise the latter without hurting the former? What can we do here to promote ...
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Google +1 for questions

I see how Google +1 changes my search results and of my friends as it pushes those links ahead in the search results which I and my friends have +1ed. I see Twitter, FB options for sqa question but ...
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Should we update the FAQ to indicate that interview questions are not acceptable?

This is what the FAQ has to say (https://sqa.stackexchange.com/faq#dontask) You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended ...
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Is it possible to "Syntax highlight" for code à la StackOverflow?

I have posted three times in SQA so far, and have really missed the Syntax Highlighting of StackOverflow for code. Is this really not possible?
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Question about whether a question is appropriate

I'm not sure that this question is appropriate: it reads to me as though the person asking hasn't done their basic research - but I don't want to downvote or close since I'm pretty new to the whole ...
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login reputation points not moved shared for (sqa) stack exchange, stack overflow and server fault

Should your reputation be ported over to these 3 different sites if you log in as the same OpenID? I thought since the look and feel were similar in nature for these 3 sites, my reputation and badges ...
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Is RSS an option?

I am an RSS junkie. My Google Reader has loads of RSS feeds and I actually read them. I looked but did not see an RSS feed for the questions for SQA. Since the user doesn't have to log in to view the ...
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Child tags - Should [tag:Automated Testing] be on [tag:Selenium] questions?

Let's say you're asking a question about Selenium. Should you also use the automated-testing tag? I understand why it might be there, but it would seem that the question would have little to do with ...
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Different Selenium Bindings

Should we be encouraging selenium questions to include the bindings they are using. There have been a few questions about how to do stuff with selenium, however, it's sometimes hard to give an answer ...
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Are "What is the definition of X" questions appropriate?

Do we want to encourage a bunch of questions like this one? https://sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/1255/what-is-exploratory-testing I don't care either way. But if this question is good, expect a ...
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Is this question about setting up beta testing on topic? If not, where would be a better place?

I'd like to see what people think about the question below: How does one set up a Private By-Invite Beta Site for Android Apps? It hasn't had much response here - I wonder if the questioner would ...
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Merging testing.stackexchange

During the commitment process, Alan and Justin both mentioned that sqa absorbing the old testing.stackexchange.com site (which I believe is a SE1.0 site?) would be worth looking into. Alan is a ...
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Vote limit reached? But I haven't voted today...

So this is awkward. I just tried to upvote a question, and it said I reached my limit for the day. Only thing is, I haven't upvoted yet today! Strangely enough, I reached my vote limit yesterday ...
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Getting more questions

How can we get more questions? The question asking rate is quite low at the moment, we need to get more questions being asked? I have seeded a couple of questions, but I think we need to try and ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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How do we handle duplicate questions and promote the idea of 'search before asking'

I came across this question: "What additional benefits does an QA /Developer engineer bring to a project" ... and the first thing it reminded me of is a similar question being asked in recent past: ...
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What's the most appropriate stack-exchange site to post my selenium autotest coding questions?

Hi, I was wondering whether I should be posting questions like this one or this one, on SQA, or on StackOverflow where I originally put them? The reason I ask, is because I see a lot of tech type ...
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Should recognized experts in software QA and Testing automatically get a reputation boost or badge reward?

Just a day or two ago, James Bach showed up on the site. This name, along with names like Joel S, Alan Page, Lisa Crispin, etc, are all well known names and recognized experts in the field of ...
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Is it wrong to publicize the SQA site on Stack Exchange?

So I had a question posted here asking about how we can attract existing selenium users to post questions on SQA site One response was (which I also marked as right response) - "add a comment ...
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How do we define acceptable "X vs Y" questions?

I've seen over the past couple days a couple of questions that I think bring up an issue we really need to discuss: how to handle the X vs Y questions. I think we can all agree (even the poster ...
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Version control questions on-topic?

Are questions about version control software, like Git or Subversion, on-topic on SQA?
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Should this site officially welcome subjective questions?

It seems to me that many of the most thought-provoking and informative questions that are being asked on this forum are pretty subjective. For better or worse, when the main StackExchange site was ...
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How do we promote selenium users to post questions in the form of questions?

I've noticed that there are a lot of the Selenium and Selenium 2 questions that have a title that is not in the form of the question and that, in the body, there really isn't a definitive "How do I" ...
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Are specific tool related questions appropriate for SQA?

There does not appear to be a specific stack exchange site for questions and answers for specific testing tools (like QTP, Selenium, TestComplete, etc). I know that the tools themselves have their ...
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What's up with Community Wiki

Note: I thought I saw this discussed, but couldn't find it. We have a fair number of "what are some blogs|podcasts|web sites|books" questions that should definitely (IMO) be community wiki. What I ...
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Where should i propose tags?

I would like to propose some tags for SQA. parallel, testng, mbunit, dependent tests Is this the correct place to do it?
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How can we move the QA related questions from other sites?

I have asked and answered a few questions regarding Selenium on Stackoverflow. I think we should move those to this site. When I flag questions and try to move the sqa site is not available for ...
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Time to publicize the site

Given that public beta of site is begun and we really don't have great statistics of site usage for now. I believe site usage would be deciding factor to take sqa site beyond beta by StackOverflow. We ...
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Are questions about hiring QA engineers appropriate?

I've had a lot of trouble finding good QA engineers — this is kinda a burning question for me, I need to hire someone right now! And if the answer is no, I'd really appreciate some suggestions about ...
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Close reasons don't include options for overly simple questions

I've just voted to close this question, as it's clearly something that could have been answered by Google: Capturing screen shots in selenium tests However, the close reasons don't actually give me ...
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how do I edit a previous edit that hasn't been accepted yet?

I submitted an edit (cleaned up some grammar) on one of the posts. After doing so, I realized that I'd also inadvertently changed a technical term to something with possibly-different meaning. I'd ...
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ALM questions on SQA

The proposal for Visual Studio ALM was closed as a duplicate of SQA. Is this to mean we are to accept virtually any ALM question that comes up? If that proposal was closed as a duplicate of SQA, it ...
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Is "1.5 Million lines of code. 0 tests. Where do you start?" appropriate for this site at this time?

This is an interesting question. It's interesting and accessible. But it's also: Subjective: Where would I start? I'd start with caffeine. Localized: It's unlikely that whatever solution the ...
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Feature Request: migration in off-topic close dialog

When you vote to close on SO for being off topic, there is a migration dialog that appears. I feel one should be available here to migrate to SO (and potentially others, the extent of which I leave ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

On reading The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta I thought I should ask the question and suggest a starting point. With content unashamedly stolen from Superuser and Stack overflow. Software ...
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Are the "Is selenium better than QTP?"questions appropriate

Whilst there is definitely some technical merit to these types of questions, the "Is selenium better than QTP?" questions, they quickly become argumentative and personal opinion based. Should they be ...
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Do we need a dictionary/glossary of testing language/terms?

I tend to use the term functional test in different ways than Ruby on Rails developers. I worry that because test definitions for things like functional tests, regression tests, mocks, stubs and ...
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Should we exclude any how do i pass exam X or prepare for certification y types of questions

One thing that I think will be important is to try and keep the Q&A on this site of high value. One of the lowest value types of questions that I know of are interview prep types of questions for ...

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