As pointed by the poster of this question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/8609/dynamic-programming-algorithm-code-review, our FAQ states the following is on-topic:

  • Code correctness

However, on the basis of various past questions on Meta the policy is clearly that non-working is off-topic for this site.

I think the intention of the FAQ is to say that pointing out flaws in the logic that the poster has missed is on-topic, but posters asking people to find their logical flaws is not on-topic. But I think the FAQ could use some clarification on this point.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I agree; it'd be a good idea to be explicit about this. \$\endgroup\$
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Feb 14, 2012 at 5:58

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Proposed new wording changes in bold:

Code Review - Stack Exchange is for sharing code from projects you are working on for peer review. If you are looking for feedback on a specific working piece of code from your project in the following areas…

  1. Best practices and design pattern usage
  2. Security issues
  3. Performance
  4. Correctness in unanticipated cases

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