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Frequently Posted Comments

On Code Review we often encounter questions with the same kind of problem over and over again. Some of us are using the auto comments script which allows you to maintain a list of comments to post. ...
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What's the point of voting on "questions"?

On this site (code-review), the best questions sometimes contain the worst possible code. I'm not the only one who noticed this. On any other code-related SE site, questions with code that causes ...
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What makes a good question? [duplicate]

I think it would be a good idea to compile a list of guidelines on how to ask good question. What information should be present, how to structure it, etc.
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How Broad is "Too Broad"?

Yesterday, it became apparent that there is a significant difference of opinion in the CR community about what constitutes "Too Broad" for the purposes of closing a question. In particular, there is ...
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What criteria do you use to upvote a question?

This site is very unique in that 2 people can't come and say I had the same problem, since all questions have working code. Having said that, I see a lot of answerers not upvoting the questions they ...
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Can we review spreadsheet formulas?

So, this question has been bothering me for a long time now. It is asking for a review of one line of "code" which is really a spreadsheet formula. Actually, it's not even asking for a review in my ...
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Review for large chunks of code

I am migrating from small pieces of code to larger applications. All my code is public on github or simillar. As I am in the middle of this transition, I am not very intrested in reviewing chunks of ...
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SQL Query Review

Assuming a SQL query is well-formed, works correctly, and meets the other general criteria for appropriate reviewable code here, are SQL query reviews on topic? If so, is there a threshold of ...
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How does a question get fewer votes than an answer?

This is a review site, so the questions should be voted on whether or not they are on-topic and if they clearly portrayed their code so that it could be reviewed. If a question has 4 answers, yes, it ...
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Review code on Github? [duplicate]

Someone might sometimes want a review of a longer length of code: for example this question references some code stored here on their private web site. It isn't necessarily feasible or desirable to ...
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Is undefined behavior (for C/C++ code) off-topic here?

This site states that correctness in unanticipated situations is explicitly on-topic here. If you have a working piece of code from your project and are looking for open-ended feedback in the ...
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What causes a question to get closed as example code?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/78110/multiple-if-else-how-to-reduce-cyclomatic-complexity-of-code Here's an example of something that was tagged as example code. I'm wondering what ...
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Should we close this one-liner ternary as "unclear what you're asking"?

This question looks like OP is worried about DRY and perhaps readability of a one-liner ternary. I have a bias against one-liners and other narrowed-down questions, but there's a consensus about them ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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Migrating to Software Engineering

Looking at migrated questions shows how a "migrate to Software Engineering" closing reason is sorely missing. The problem is that many askers see the the "Review" part of the site, but not the "Code", ...
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Meaningful question titles [duplicate]

I visited Code Review the first time and noticed that many question titles are meaningless. For example I found the following titles on the front page. How can I make this program a bit more ...
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