Getting the best value out of Code Review
I disagree with the premise that Code Review is about "Whatever your XXX, apply YYY". Code Review looks at your code, holistically and in the context of its intended usage, and provides customized advice to improve your program and your coding skills. As the Help Center states, Code Review is not the place to ask "What is best practice?" questions. Rather, it is the place to get open-ended critique on any and all aspects of your code. Your code, in its original form, is at the heart of every question.
In that light, I think that some of your questions have been rather sketchy. Some have been judged off-topic. Others are marginal, and I think that you aren't asking questions in a way that gives you the best value out of Code Review.
For example, Single instance of reusable HttpClient reads almost like a Stack Overflow question. The question title (originally "Is a single instance of reusable HttpClient a bad idea?") asks a pointed question. "Poof" is a made-up name (which is often problematic, but would probably be allowable here, if it weren't for the mismatched parentheses). I don't know why you've told us to imagine a try-catch — the error handling code should be included in the question, and we may critique that too. (Alternatively, just don't mention the try-catch at all, and if an answer complains about your lack of error-handling, you can just silently ignore that advice.) In short, it looks like you've gone to some lengths to sanitize your code for the question, when in fact you would get a more honest review of your code if you just presented it as-is. (Would you sanitize your code before asking a co-worker to review it, then check in some other version of that code?)
Another question from yesterday (Function to validate a GUID, an EntityState, and some data) has problem with lack of context. I would have a hard time giving you good advice, because I don't know what else is in your class. Is your
Validate() function called from one method or many? (If it's one, then it may be better not to have this code in its own function. If it's many, then perhaps there is a way to refactor.) Perhaps validating everything all at once isn't even the best way to do it. But since there isn't any context given, we don't really have much freedom to offer you better advice. Rather, we are restricted to tweaking whatever little code you've presented in the question.
Anyway, my goal here is not to criticize your questions. I just wanted to point out that "Whatever your XXX" is not the best mentality for Code Review. We really do care about your particular XXX and all its details. If you want to ask about general principles abstractly, Software Engineering would be the place. If you have a specific question about your code, whether or not it is in a working state, then Stack Overflow would be the place.
We once tried to Prompt for more meaningful question titles. It turned out to be complicated and unworkable in general. Given the choice between titling questions based on the purpose of the code or titling questions based on the concern that the author has about the code, it became clear that the purpose of the code was more important. After all, each question is about your code. Code Review may reveal problems with the code that you didn't even know existed. Also, if question titles stated the concern, we would end up with hundreds of questions with the title like "Please help me clean up this mess of
if statements!" With the longer questions, there would be too many concerns to fit in the title.
So, in the end, we changed our site policy to Stop mentioning major concerns in title.
Editing questions after receiving answers
To preserve the fundamental question-and-answer nature of this site, the code in the question must be preserved. The Help Center states the policy, and suggests alternative ways to share your final result, if you so desire. The rationale for not editing or adding "finished" code to questions is given in this meta post.