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Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question

Many questions of new users lack some parts or common style of the site. There already are some meta questions that aggregate tips on this issue but letting new users walk through all of them is ...
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Reviewing “design”

It has been said in various comments that on Code Review we review code and not design. I find this statement not very clear though. Obviously, if someone has an UML and not any written code, that's ...
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Should design questions be on-topic here?

Design questions are ones that deal with architecture, package layout, object hierarchies, etc., but do not necessarily include code. We already deal with this sort of question on a daily basis at ...
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Should a post with no specific question(s) imply a general review?

I've started thinking about this more after seeing this question. I'm sometimes tempted to vote such questions as not clear what you're asking, but I also feel that it's not quite needed for this ...
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Should [programming-challenge] questions require a summary of the challenge?

Project Euler has been offline for several days, after the site was hacked. Problem is, a large number of our questions relate to Project Euler, and many of them do not contain any description of the ...
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Would Code Review be a good site to post formatting questions?

I've been thinking recently that Code Review might encapsulate Code Presentation style, such as: Helpful comments and documentation. Indentation/bracketing style. Overall code structure. Of course, ...
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Are reviews that ask us to DRY their code within the spirit of CR?

This is very closely related to my meta SO question asking Are DRY questions on topic?. Most of the questions over on SO asking for DRY are not suitable for CR and should not be migrated. In my mind,...
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Is it acceptable to ask for help refactoring code?

I've recently started working with Elixir and am working hard to write my code "the elixir way." In doing this, I've written some code which is obviously bad and unreadable. I would like to post a ...
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Can I ask a question about overall architecture without much specific code?

I have code, but my question is about overall design patterns. Ideally, I would ask a question describing the design decisions made in my project but would have minimal actual code samples. Is this ...
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Technology review without code

I developed a new blockchain technology. I have white papers and my code is under development. I would like to ask a question about my technology idea and not providing actual code. Is that kind of ...
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Is asking a question about doing something a different way on topic here?

I recently asked a question on StackOverflow and eventually ended up self answering it. The solution I came up with is, in my eyes, a bit of a hack. Is a question ...
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Should I ask architectural questions on CodeReview?

In a scenario when I have lots of code or even when I don't have much yet, but the sole problem concerns the code architecture or design pattern etc. should I then ask such question?
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Are implemented API reviews without code on-topic?

I've been reading through the various questions asking whether or not API reviews are on topic, but they've left me a bit confused. In particular "Are questions about public interface (API) on topic?"...