When voting on the Low Quality Queue, you can see this deletion reason::

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This is more of a reason suited to Stack Overflow. Perhaps we could change it?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Do have a suggestion as to what you want instead? \$\endgroup\$
    – holroy
    Jan 9, 2016 at 19:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't unfortunately, holroy, or I would've included it <_< \$\endgroup\$
    – Quill
    Jan 9, 2016 at 23:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ Probably something along the lines of a user just posting to ask for a review of their program that performs a similar goal. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 12, 2016 at 11:43

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This is a request to review a different solution to a similar problem, it does not actually review the code that has been posted in the question. If you'd like a review of your code, you can ask for one by clicking [Ask Question].

  • \$\begingroup\$ It doesn't necessarily have to be a request. I agree with what you're trying to do here, but I think the wording can be improved. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mast Mod
    Jan 13, 2016 at 10:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Mast That's a good point. Maybe more towards "This answer discusses a different solution"? Something that acknowledges that they're focused on their implementation even if it's not actually asking for a review. The challenge is avoiding implying that they can't bring up a different implementation if it's relevant to their review. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 13, 2016 at 10:29

Do we need this?

I'd say we do not need this case. I mean come on, how often does it happen someone posts their own code for review into an answer?

This isn't even remotely enough often as that such a thing would make sense...

Looking at the recent deletions in the 10k tools, the only answers deleted were deleted by mods. I didn't check, (because the UI makes it kinda hard), but I think none of these deletions were for this specific problem.

I guess that most of this is converting to comments and cleaning up code-only answers, but maybe a mod can provide numbers on this.

Don't try to optimize things that happen once every leap year :)


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