Linked Questions

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Should the “broken code” close reason be reworded?

Here are our current close reasons: As @rolfl explains here, the gist of each of these three close reasons can be roughly summarized as the opposites of: your code works as intended it is ...
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Feedback on closing 'Separation of concerns in graph theory project'

Separation of concerns in graph theory project This question is odd: It has tons of code removed, making it hard to review (it sure does not run) "I am having problems with separating the concerns" ...
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How can I improve this off-topic question about downloading anonymous type data?

My question is flagged as off-topic: Lacks concrete context. How can I improve this question? The //... in the edit history is added to tell viewers that it ...
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1answer
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When is a question too broad?

I wish to bring this question before the Code Review site. In the past, we have had this question: What makes a question too broad for code review?, which asks how to use the "Too Broad" close vote ...
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What is immoral about reviewing someone else's code? [duplicate]

The Help Center says: For licensing, moral, and procedural reasons, we cannot review code written by other programmers. Can somebody explain what is immoral about reviewing someone else's code? ...
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The problem with insufficient context

The new (well, not that new now) Insufficient Context close reason has a problem. People see the name and think it is about the text surrounding the code. The text context for the code. But the ...
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I changed my question after comments

I closed an earlier post asking for code-feedback on the Click CLI framework I wrote for my scripts. I reopened the question simply about my approach to templating scripts. I rewrote the post as an ...
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When is a question considered too hypothetical / lacking context?

The reason I'm asking is because I recently encountered this question, and I can't make my mind up if it's off-topic here or not. I asked OP to include the imports so I could run the program, but ...
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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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When to create a generator or return simply a list, closed for missing context

The other day we got the question: When to create a generator or return simply a list in Python? This question has a generic title, some code which contains enough code to be reviewed. And a couple ...
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Is it ok to ask here how code works? [duplicate]

I have a working piece of code without any documentation and explanation, but I don't understand how it works. Can I ask such questions or not?
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Asking a question to understand why code is broken gets closed

I am trying to understand the compiler's reasoning about a certain implementation involving a default method and an abstract one with this question. If you see the initial version, it explains that a ...
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Can we do away with “someone else's code” wording? [duplicate]

The other day we got the question Python - Print the average of a list which is a value in a dictionary [on hold]. When I came across this question it was being closed for a custom close reason, I can'...
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Merge example code, stub code and insufficient context reasoning into one?

When expanding the guide to wonderland, I'm trying to explain what example code, stub code and context are. When trying to explain why example code is off-topic all I can think of is something like: ...
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Can I ask a Code Review question about a Linux kernel patch made by someone else? [duplicate]

I've been following another developer who fixed a bug in the Linux kernel. The developer has posted a patch series hoping it would get reviewed/merged, but he got no response so far. The patches have ...

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