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37 votes
16 answers

Hi! What brings you here today?

On 2013-11-15, we were given a review about our beta progress. On 2014-04-10, we also got some feedback from Stack Exchange Community Managers @GraceNote and @Pops. One of the concerns that was ...
200_success's user avatar
219 votes
1 answer

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....
42 votes
5 answers

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 ...
39 votes
8 answers

Short answers and code-only answers

What should we do with: Short answers (for example, "I suggest you use [hyperlink to this standard API] instead.") Code-only answers (for example, an improved version of the code in the OP) Such ...
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46 votes
2 answers

Can I put my code on a third party site and link to the site in my question?

Is it OK if I write a question and include a link to GitHub/Pastebin/other similar site instead of putting the code here on Code Review?
20 votes
9 answers

Help spot deficiencies in our Help Center

Regular participants will be familiar with procedures and practices on Code Review. For example, we have rules against asking hypothetical questions appending to or modifying the question after ...
200_success's user avatar
25 votes
5 answers

Should we do something about our meta tags?

We have a decent selection of language and technology tags, but we also have many meta tags, such as refactoring. A meta tag, at least on here, specifies the OP's request(s) in a review, and not much ...
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26 votes
4 answers

Is "just reviewing the code" good enough of an answer?

Looking back at some of my last few answers (here and especially here), I started wondering if these answers were good enough. Allow me to expand: in these answers I went through the code almost line ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
14 votes
2 answers

"What to do when someone answers" seems to give bad advice at a glance

Take a look at this page of the Help Center - What should I do when someone answers my question? If you only read the text with special markup, as someone would when skimming the page, it reads like ...
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9 votes
5 answers

Make the help center more explicit about what CR is NOT

There has been discussion recently, about how lots of Stack Overflow users carelessly refer OP over here (CR) whenever the question roughly looks like a wall of code and OP is asking for help nailing ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
10 votes
0 answers

Can the help page on what a good answer is be updated with specifics?

The How do I write a good answer? page seems to be generic SE help page rather than specific to Code Review; can this page be updated with specifics to this site? Is there a help page on how not to ...
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