I couldn't come up with a better title so bear with me.
Preface (please read):
The private beta is slowly coming to an end so i'd like to have discuss a little about that topic since onces public beta starts the amount of questions hopefully will increase greatly and i want to make sure I'm "on the same boat as you are" dear fellow programmers.
Now i feel this preface is necessary: I seem to sometimes come of like a jerk what might be a combination of "English is not my first language" and that I'm generally not communicating in a very positive manner it seems. I don't mean anything of the following personal or offending in any way and since I'm always worrying about that stuff i wanted to make that as clear as possible !
Currently the highest rated answer on the site is @LRE answer
break this down into several methods - it's very long, meaning it's not easy to read
to that question. Don't get me wrong: It's a perfectly valid answer that focus on the main problem with the posted code even so it doesn't focus on the specif code at hand at all.
While in this example: is_numeric_array() is missing the highest rated question is a rather simple "here is your code" answers to a question that (for me!) literally has "you are doing it wrong" all over it.
(This is getting pretty opinionated now and since i'm not sure how this is handled on meta.* i'm going to assume you will close this if it's not fitting or not answerable)
It answered OPs question, i upvoted it, but i'm worried (for the lack of a better word) that this is "not enough" for a "code review". At least for me one of the first questions every time is "why do you need this" and given my experience with the language at hand code like this points to bigger problems around it. (The need for code like this might be a design flaw)
To ask a question:
Do we want to tell people about things they don't ask for or is that considered impolite / frowned upon / bad behavior ? Since this is beta and a small community (for now !) i didn't want to rely on downvotes but as for your opinion.