user246
  • Member for 10 years, 8 months
  • Last seen more than a month ago
  • Austin, TX
What coding error questions should be offtopic and which shouldn't be?
5 votes

Marking this off-topic is consistent with other SQA questions. "It's about something I do when I write automated tests" is a poor litmus test because there is a big overlap between developing ...

View answer
Unit-testing questions on-topic?
4 votes

Some aspects of unit testing may be more appropriate here than others. For example, questions about unit-testing frameworks like JUnit or TestNG belong here. On the other hand, questions about "how ...

View answer
What information must I provide in a Selenium selector question?
4 votes

State what you are trying to accomplish. Show your error message. It is not enough to say, "It doesn't work." Sometimes the error message contains valuable information that will help someone ...

View answer
Why are 'suggested edits' being left for weeks?
4 votes

I am one of the people with +1000 reputation. I am sorry that we do not seem to review edits quickly enough to meet your standards. I disagree with your assertion that anyone with +1000 reputation ...

View answer
Seeking feedback: Should Code Reviews be allowed here?
3 votes

I am all for helping people, but SE has a variety of software-related sites so that they can specialize. When a novice Selenium Webdriver user comes here with a question about how to write Java ...

View answer
Closing Dead Questions
Accepted answer
3 votes

I agree with that, and I don't know why we would wait more than four weeks. I think "unclear what you're asking" is the best available choice.

View answer
What do we want to do about "How do I program" questions?
Accepted answer
3 votes

I think this is the answer. We check SO for a duplicate answer, and if we find one, we mark the SQA question as a dup with a reference to that SO answer. If we don't find a dup, we migrate them to SO ...

View answer
What are our standards about Selenium questions?
3 votes

Two points. First, before this site was launched, I believe there was a proposal for an independent Selenium site. That was eventually merged into the proposal for the site you're reading now. The ...

View answer
Can we use programming questions to teach defect isolation?
Accepted answer
3 votes

We are not in danger of being overwhelmed by more traffic. However, I think the trick will be how the questions are answered. For example, if someone is using an API the wrong way, it will be ...

View answer
Should we close questions that are too specific/localized?
2 votes

The only thing people can learn from such questions is the process of finding such an expression. I agree, but if it teaches them how to find the expression, the question is useful. Now, the other ...

View answer
Hardware testing - do we want it here?
2 votes

(Software Quality Assurance) and (Testing) It's not that. Testing is about more than computers. What about flu tests? Intelligence tests? Financial stress tests for banks? Compatibility tests ...

View answer
What would be an appropriate way to introduce and discuss recent research in SQA?
2 votes

I think referring to recent research could make SQA more interesting and appealing to a wider audience, but we should to do so within Q&A framework. There are plenty of discussion forums for SQA....

View answer
I am surprised that the "Is my pay fair" question was removed from the forum
2 votes

I no longer remember, but I may have been the person who flagged this one. I thought it was too localized. The question is surely interesting to the person who wrote it, and it is good that others ...

View answer
Please vote for our “shining star” question in our Tour page!
1 votes

Testing email generation Some applications generate emails. There may be multiple email formats based on the purpose of the message. The email may be destined for a single individual or a group. It ...

View answer
Please vote for our “shining star” question in our Tour page!
1 votes

What are the forms of testing that testers commonly forget? Today I re-realized the importance of sharing a screen with your users to see exactly what they're doing and the paths they are taking ...

View answer
This IS spam, right?
1 votes

Yes it was. (I believe it has since been deleted.)

View answer
Asking the community: is this question something we want here?
1 votes

I think we should leave it. Here is an argument for closing it: the question has no definitive answer. Locking it sends the message that (1) the best answer is arguably already there, and (2) we ...

View answer
Should soapui questions from stackoverflow be migrated here?
1 votes

Do we have the community here to support it? I do not know how to answer that. However, an SQA search for "SoapUI" turns up several questions that were answered in a reasonable amount of time.

View answer
Different Selenium Bindings
1 votes

You should tag Selenium questions with the relevant binding. Yes, tags are ambiguous -- does a Java tag connote a question about testing Java programs or Selenium's Java binding? -- but the same is ...

View answer
Question about whether a question is appropriate
1 votes

If you do not want to downvote or close, perhaps you could reply with some links. I am sure this student would be grateful for an opportunity to figure out part of this for themselves.

View answer
Is this question about setting up beta testing on topic? If not, where would be a better place?
1 votes

Perhaps there hasn't been much response here because there aren't a lot of people on SQA who have an answer. I think it's on-topic though.

View answer
tag search statistics
Accepted answer
0 votes

I believe this is the answer: the stats may or may not exist, but they are not accessible, and specifically they are not accessible to non-moderators.

View answer
how to deal with synonymous tags?
0 votes

Oh, it looks like they're already marked as synonyms of quality-center. See https://sqa.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms?tab=master&filter=all.

View answer
Fault tolerance (reliability) in SQA
0 votes

There are all kinds of development practices you can follow to improve the quality of your code, including "injecting the code to check the success of operations and retrying the failures". However, ...

View answer
Are "What is the definition of X" questions appropriate?
0 votes

Or rather, do we want to discourage questions like that one? We deleted that question. If we want to discourage its ilk, we should delete What is shakeout testing? too.

View answer