Can I ask a question with a UML class diagram instead of code? What about instead of some code? The kind of questions I'm interested in asking are about software architecture, not low-level coding issues.

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    \$\begingroup\$ @nhgrif Not really the best duplicate-candidate IMO. I'm quite sure this question has been asked before on our meta, but that question you are linking to is not asking about that part. \$\endgroup\$ May 28, 2015 at 18:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ But the answers address this exactly, don't they? \$\endgroup\$
    – nhgrif
    May 28, 2015 at 18:20

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If the entire question consists of UML diagrams and no code, then it's off-topic for this site. Overall, the specific code to be reviewed must be embedded in the post itself. It's okay to include UML diagrams as supplemental material, but we cannot review that specifically. If your question is primarily about UML diagrams (software architecture as you say), then it won't fit on this site.

Here's the relevant off-topic section found in the Help Center:

However, if your question is not about a particular piece of code and instead is a generally applicable question about…

  • Best practices in general (that is, it's okay to ask "Does this code follow common best practices?", but not "What is the best practice regarding X?")
  • Tools, improving, or conducting code reviews
  • How to add a feature to or solve a problem with your code
  • Trouble-shooting, debugging, or understanding code snippets
  • Higher-level architecture and design of software systems

then your question is off-topic for this site.


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