This is my own fault, but if I made the mistake I'm sure others could too. I missed that "Best practices in general" was in the "Don't ask about section" because I stopped at "Best practices and design pattern usage" in the "Ask about" section.
Is is possible to maybe reword it to something like
- Best practices for specific cases
- Design pattern usage for specific cases
- Security issues
- Correctness in unanticipated cases
Looking at it again though, maybe that is what was meant by "The quality of your working code with regards to:"
The issue I see is that there's two things so similar in each list, it's like saying "Ask q if q is ∈ A; Don't ask q if q ∈ B, where B ⊂ A".