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Why is code that is not explicitly part of a working project not appropriate? [duplicate]

I recently saw this question, which is a perfectly reasonably question about how to make code more efficient, but it was put on hold for being off topic. I see this all the time - someone wants to ...
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A guide to Code Review for Stack Overflow users

You're on Stack Overflow and you've found a question that seems to be about improving code. You are trying to be helpful, and you put a comment in the question: You should try asking on CodeReview....
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My question was closed as being off-topic. What are my options?

I can understand that sometimes questions are closed as being too opinionated, too broad, or unclear, but my question was closed as being off-topic. I have read the On-Topic Help Center page for Code ...
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Can we ask reviewers to *not* focus on something?

Our Help Center says: Do I want feedback about any or all facets of the code? However, sometimes we might have some code that we are aware has flaws in it, or we would just for one reason or ...
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Isn't this whole site opinion based?

I was looking at some questions and also the guidelines of StackExchange clearly state that it's impossible to avoid opinion in something which is done by human being. According to SE, but also to ...
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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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Is pseudo-code alright when asking about performance?

The FAQ states: Is it actual code from a project rather then pseudo-code or example code? But oftentimes pseudo-code is a lot more straight forward and easy to evaluate. It also applies to a ...
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Please reconsider the rule: Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete example?

Related: Why is hypothetical example code off-topic for Code Review? Is pseudo-code alright when asking about performance? The gray areas of Code Review: Hypothetical / Example code My concrete ...
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The gray areas of Code Review: Hypothetical / Example code

This is related to Why is hypothetical example code off-topic for Code Review? Which is related to On-Topic question #3: Is it actual code from a project rather than pseudo-code or example code? ...
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Clarification on how to use generic code snippets?

I recently posted a question in which I purposely only included a specific code snippet: Purposely raising exceptions to use catch In my original (unedited) question, it had a simple example of ...
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Revising list of closure reasons

Following up on a past discussions, I'd like to tweak our list of off-topic close reasons. We may have up to three canned reasons. Currently, they are: Questions asking for code to be written ...
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What about this SO question renders it unsuitable for migration to CR?

I flagged this SO question for migration to Code Review. It's 100% C++ and, despite the fact that the OP initially left out a constructor definition that rendered the program buggy, that definition ...
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Is this question closed inappropriately: “Operating on files from source directory”

I have been asked to evaluate the close reasons for this question here: Operating on files from source directory Has been closed "off-topic - example code". Is the question actually on-topic? If ...
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Clarification as to why a question was closed as off-topic

An old question that was posted 3 years ago was put "on-hold" as off-topic. I have not been an active participant on Code Review (I received a notification thanks to a down-vote a couple of days ago),...
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Design for a question about thread abortion and related process

I posted a question for Code Review, and other than a few comments, what I was told was that I should put actual code of the process and people were only interested in knowing that. What I really ...

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