Linked Questions

83
votes
34answers
8k views

What's a Zombie? And what are the many other memes of Code Review?

What is a Zombie? Why are Code Reviewers so violent and talking about killing Zombies all the time? And what ammo are they talking about? What is a TS? What does RSA mean? And what other Code Review-...
48
votes
7answers
4k views

How is this site different from Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I've decided to check this site out since it was tweeted by the great Jeff Atwood himself. The first question I saw was "Advice on making ruby code more ruby-like", which is the kind of question I see ...
74
votes
4answers
8k views

How to get the best value out of Code Review - Asking Questions

I have a project I am working on, and I would like some, or all of it reviewed, how can I ask for this review on Code Review in a way that produces the best possible value? This is not about a ...
54
votes
5answers
958 views

Code Review is getting boring

Boring I find that Code Review is getting pretty boring and unprofessional. The reason why I think this way is that many good questions about real-world problems don't get very much attention. Instead,...
21
votes
6answers
222 views

Does Code Review systematically prefer the least important code, and what can we do about it?

There are already a large number of intrinsic hurdles before production code can get reviewed; it can be against company policy, paid developers are likely less open to criticisms and new coders are ...
39
votes
1answer
1k views

How to post a follow-up question?

Sometimes I stumble upon follow-up questions, where code is being posted again after having gone through a review (or two). Examples of possible sets of follow up questions: Find missing numbers - ...
15
votes
4answers
165 views

What tips would you suggest to increase tag activity?

I honestly looked for a dupe for this but could not find one. If it did exist I would assume it was tag-centric so I didn't notice. I have been doing powershell on SO for some time now and have a ...
16
votes
4answers
372 views

Should I be asking shorter questions?

Background I've been meaning to ask this for a while, and this meta question prompted me to finally write something. I've read the answers to that question and the ones to which it links, and the ...
14
votes
3answers
291 views

Tackling overwhelmingly long questions

I'm wondering how some users handle huge amounts of code. There's a vba question out there right now that I would really like to review. However, as stated in the question - it's 1400 lines. I know ...
27
votes
1answer
477 views

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.
11
votes
3answers
145 views

What is the best way to ask about distinct aspects of a project?

I have a project that I've undertaken to better understand several distinct aspects of the language and system I'm learning and am wondering what the best approach to asking about these aspects is. I'...
18
votes
1answer
390 views

Checklist or general directions on how to write a good CR-ish answer

This question is intended to be the counterpart of Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question. Getting started with Code Review: New users often seem to have problems to understand, what ...
20
votes
1answer
311 views

How can I make my question get more attention?

I have written a question that hasn't gotten an answer in several days, and there's not much activity on my question (votes, views, comments). What can I do to draw more attention to my question?
7
votes
2answers
217 views

Help a new user avoid being off-topic

I am new to Code Review (but not new to Stack Exchange in general). I'm puzzled by the reasoning for putting this question on hold and would like some advice on how to be on-topic in this and future ...
13
votes
3answers
165 views

Hot Network Questions Policy

As of recently, moderators have the ability to remove a CR question from the HNQ list. There are times when the hotness formula selects a question that a site would rather not have featured. Up ...
15
votes
1answer
161 views

If in doubt, post the question on Meta first?

Not for lack of trying, I get downvotes on some questions. And on those questions I nevertheless often get answers. So if I try to delete the question to approach it differently, I get the warning ...
3
votes
2answers
140 views

Is it appropriate to ask for review on an entire GitHub repo?

I have a Python application that I created a while back and I'm hoping to have someone with more Python experience than me look over the entire project and let me know if both the structure of the ...
11
votes
2answers
291 views

“throw-away” code review (pre-bootstrap)?

I'm coding the MELT monitor on github (GPLv3+ licensed free software, alpha stage). Ultimately most of the code I am coding manually now should be replaced by generated code. It is my first "Web" ...
8
votes
3answers
87 views

Should I include code or a link to a test project for the code being reviewed?

I have some code (a library) of about 25,000 characters (~1000 lines) that I would like to have reviewed. I have a test project (Windows project with Windows Forms) for that code. Is it a good idea ...
5
votes
2answers
84 views

Good format to post code for review

I have a project that I used to try out in-memory databases. After fighting it for a few days, I'm code blind and need to have it reviewed. I haven't been on this particular site much (I'm well ...
-1
votes
2answers
106 views

Negative engagement, ganging up, question closing, downvoting

I am relatively new to Code Review, so I don't know if this Stack Exchange site suffers particularly from counter-productive interaction by negatively critical senior users but I'm certainly seeing it ...
6
votes
1answer
198 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
92 views

What to do about “It's asking for more details”?

For a while now we've had "Clippy", which among other things has support for detecting when there's a lot of code posted but not a lot of description. The feature is nice and comes with good ...
7
votes
1answer
109 views

Are questions mostly unrelated to the presented code on-topic?

So we had an argument whether this question is on topic: RESTful movie shop I see this question as off-topic although it seems to satisfy most rules. There's code. It works. It's real... But the ...
0
votes
2answers
94 views

Why am I getting downvotes for not working code when it's working code?

I've become a little frustrated with Code Review. They said my code does not output a valid Sudoku when it in fact does. Is it that people are confused of my code and don't realize that it's in fact ...
-3
votes
2answers
106 views

"Lacks concrete context”, et al - drivng in the wrong direction

Over the last 2 months I have seen a significant proportion of questions closed, or marooned/abandoned by the threat of being closed. I understand the official figures are in region of 20-40% (about ...
1
vote
2answers
81 views

Project translation from Java to C#

I have translated a project from Java to C#. I want to have a review of this project as some of the results are not as desired though the code is executing successfully. How to share this project ...
7
votes
2answers
99 views

How should question bodies be organized?

The format that I know for question bodies is: Intro, often explaining where the problem originated. A problem statement explaining what the code is supposed to do. Perhaps a little more ...
3
votes
1answer
109 views

Text minimum in questions

On all Stack Exchange sites, you can't post answers or questions that are mostly code. You always have to include some text minimum, otherwise you can't post the question. I do understand why this is ...
7
votes
1answer
63 views

Why was my question put on hold for Authorship of Code even though everything was written by me?

I have this question that was put on hold because some people thought the code was not made by me, putting the question on hold and so I got no feedback or code reviews for it because some people ...
4
votes
1answer
114 views

Are hard questions forbidden?

I asked this question and it was closed. Before I asked that question I asked on meta.stackexchange.com which community would be suitable to ask the question here. I don't understand what is unclear ...
-1
votes
2answers
65 views

Code review of YouTube video

I have a YouTube playlist that I have created showing my iterative approach on a subject ("C# CUSTOM Script Language Creation"). I know that sites like this one have some limitations as to what is ...
1
vote
2answers
93 views

Any reason my “Emulation of SE's text input control for tags” question has gone unanswered?

Is there something wrong with this question ... Emulation of SE's text input control for tags ... that might make it difficult or unpleasant to answer? Can you suggest what I should do to ...
5
votes
1answer
66 views

Put on-hold and off topic 2 time

I have a question about my Code Review Stack Exchange post: Driver for Sensor payload Decoder I have been trying to get some suggestions on the code which I have written after learning about drivers. ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

“Using EnquireJS to trigger swapping image sources per media query” has no answers. Is it a bad question?

I am trying to get an answer to this question. Is the question wording bad? Is the code bad? Why has it not received any answers? Thank you for any tips on how to improve the question so that it ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Invalid close votes on this C++ parsing question

I'm looking at this question. It has 3 close votes at the moment, but they are likely all invalid. The close reasons are "code not included or broken code", which is not the case. I have compiled ...
4
votes
1answer
81 views

How should I ask this big question?

I am currently working on one of my first projects with Python and my first project with PyQT. I would like to post this as a question, to see if there are any improvements I can make. The project is ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Seeking project wide input rather than modification of individual pieces of code [duplicate]

Does Code Review allow for posting (or linking to) entire projects? I'm not sure if this helps at all, but in my case, I am not looking for generic input, but rather I have a specific question about ...
4
votes
0answers
48 views

Testing box when asking questions

Would it be possible to have an overt request, perhaps even in its own box, that the Asker provide information about their testing process. Obviously wording up for dispute, but something like: "How ...
5
votes
0answers
46 views

How can I improve this question about asyncio?

I recently asked this question on Code Review which was ill-received and got 4 close votes for being off-topic. I believe the main problem to be that I used a dummy function for a third party API ...