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Are questions that ask *not* to offer readability/style/structure advice, on topic? [duplicate]

The question in question: A platform-independent implementation of "which" in Ruby The OP has rather specifically asked that people not talk about how to improve the readability of the code ...
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Should pedantry be discouraged?

I'm taking about this answer which is essentially pedantry about two variable names, which seems to be meant as a funny remark. I mentioned (in the first comment) that such an answer contributes far ...
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Negativity specific to CR [closed]

First of all, some simple statistics. codereview.stackexchange.com 26490 - questions asked 345 - rated negatively 1.3% (negative of the total) tex.stackexchange....
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Why is hypothetical example code off-topic for Code Review?

As stated in the Help Center, one of the criteria for a question to be on topic is: Is it actual code from a project rather than pseudo-code or example code? What is the rationale for that ...
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Asking questions - including full code

In my first CR question, I was looking for feedback about my implementation of a graph data structure and an algorithm for depth first traversal, as I am studying these at the moment. Although I ...
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Users that appear to learn nothing

I've run into a user's questions a couple of times now, and I'm finding that they seem to make the same mistakes in each question they post, like ...
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Are requests to analyze the complexity of code on-topic?

Here is an example of a question that asks for a big-O analysis of a function (to count the number of ways to make change): What is the run time of this algorithm? Here is my algorithm ...
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What about questions which demands expert opinion and design feedback

This has been an issue here since a long time and I see a lot of people just to get brownie points jump in and copy paste the answers which can be as generic as possible for example: Use linter Bad ...
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Are SSCCEs off-topic?

I was recently reviewing a question, which (if I had paid better attention to the question from the beginning, I may have noticed before answering) had a SSCCE as its primary code example. At first ...
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“Please refactor my code” requests

We have a consensus view that questions asking for re-writes of code are off-topic, but we still get a lot of these. Some examples: Making this Pygame code object-oriented Refactor Linq Expression ...
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How to retain users?

As we were once again told that CR is heading into the right direction and we should work on retaining more of the incoming new users I wanted to start some more directed discussion on. 200_success's ...
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Reviewing Inexperience vs Reviewing Style

I just recently Posted a Review Question and got some fantastic feedback. Exactly the point of this site. Although IMO I processed 3 separate 'types' of review points. You Missed X, (In my case an ...