Sometimes I stumble upon follow-up questions, where code is being posted again after having gone through a review (or two).

Examples of possible sets of follow up questions:

Related meta questions:

How should a follow-up question be posted properly?

How to deal with follow-up questions?

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    Is is just co-incidence that all these questions are from the same user? Are there other examples? – rolfl Nov 26 '13 at 16:17
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    @rolfl I believe there are more examples but I haven't kept links to them. When the data explorer works for Code Review, perhaps a query or two can help in finding such questions. – Simon Forsberg Nov 26 '13 at 16:23
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I think that such question should clearly state that it is a follow-up question to a previously asked question.

A good follow-up question should include, in my opinion:

  • Which question it is a follow-up to
  • What changes has been made in the code since last question
  • Why a new review is being asked for

If a question does not include (at least some of) these things, I think that we should close it as a duplicate (or at least give it a down-vote)

There are also some things you should note if you are posting several follow-ups

In addition to the above, each follow-up question should be a good question also by itself.

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    Yes I think it's a valid follow up question from same user if he/she learned from the previous review and improved his/her code accordingly. – Anirban Nag 'tintinmj' Nov 26 '13 at 21:05
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    @doug65536 I am sorry that you feel that way because you haven't got any answers in the last 24 hours on your follow-up question. I believe that the fact that some questions get little attention is not related to whether or not it was a follow-up post. You can try improving the quality of your question, ask in chat if anyone can look at your question, or add a bounty to your question. – Simon Forsberg May 6 '16 at 9:10
  • @SimonForsberg Yeah, my bad. I realized that I had mis-tagged the question as C++14, probably watched by a lot fewer users watching than C++. Nothing in the question was particularly C++14 related. It had a very low "views" count though, which misled me to believe that it was being ignored. – doug65536 May 6 '16 at 10:51

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