Questions tagged [answers]

This tag is for questions about answers: how to answer, whether specific answers are appropriate, and so forth.

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Best of Code Review 2013 — Exterminator category

Please post your nominations for Best of Code Review 2013 — Exterminator category: Answer that points out the most interesting obscure bug in the original code. In your nomination post, be sure to ...
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Should we merge multiple answers from the same person? [duplicate]

Today, I ran across this question which had already been answered by Malachi 3 times before I looked at it. I decided that since he answered in multiple answers, I might as well do the same thing. I ...
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Answering Guidelines (answer length)

From Grace Note's CR review (emphasis mine): Time to Answer Jon Ericson, another Community Manager, ran some numbers on the site and discovered that the average time it takes for a question to ...
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When is it appropriate to include a picture in an answer?

In spite of this moderator edit, which removed a picture that didn't add anything to the post besides a remotely on-topic caption about strings (the post was about string concatenation, the example ...
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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 ...
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Some more answer badges to encourage participation

I have posted this as a part of an answer of mine on meta question "Approaching 1000 days on beta", but it's burried in the question and actually deserves its own post. I posted it on Meta....
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Should code block(s) as answers always require an explanation?

Here is a great example of this. Granted, that was that user's first post, but this is still common. UPDATE: That example has since been updated, so consult the original version. This type of ...
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Guidelines for new users + proposal tag

When asking a question on code-review, the goal is clear: To get a second opinion on your code. By peers, or by people with more experience ("experts", some might say). If you post a ton of ...
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Should quick fixes to non-working code go into comments only?

I've started thinking about this after seeing the answer for this question. Of course, non-working code shouldn't be posted here. However, there are times where someone addresses such issues in an ...
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Multiple answers and unanswerable questions

I have a concern regarding the Code Review site: It seems to me that when a question is posted for code review that there really can be multiple correct answers. In fact, the FAQ states: You ...
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Defining answers

How does one define an answer in Code Review? Because we are just giving other people our code to review, how is it possible to define an "answer" to our "question". Is the answer just the comment ...
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Zero view, one answer? How is it possible?

I recently got stuck on this: How is that possible?
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Should references always be used in answers?

The best answers I've seen, on this site and on programmers, often include references to experts on refactoring, design patterns, and other computer science fields. I have learned a good bit about ...
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Should “your code seems fine” answers be acceptable?

I want to ask your opinion on how we should handle submitted question with code that is "fine". I assume that will be the case for very view of the submitted review requests since everyone likes and ...
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Should one person have multiple answers?

This question came up in regards to my comment on this post. If somebody has two different approaches for reviewing a piece of code, should they combine them into one answer, or have separate answers?...
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Should answers include unit tests?

If I'm answering someone's question, instead of saying "your code will fail on input x, y or z", should I provide a unit test snippet?

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