I have a concern regarding the Code Review site: It seems to me that when a question is posted for code review that there really can be multiple correct answers.

In fact, the FAQ states:

You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page.

But as I read through many of the questions, it seems that many of them are "un-answerable". So my concern here is how useful it is. Perhaps a different format for accepting the correct answers would help, such as allowing the user to pick the top 3 useful suggestions.

Or am I missing some key information here?


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there is really can be multiple correct answers

Multiple correct answers is not really a problem; there is always "more than one way to do it".

The only time it is a problem is when the # of answers is infinitely large and always growing. in practice this has not been a problem on Code Review, probably because each code snippet is quite specific.


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