Questions tagged [asking-questions]

This tag is for questions specifically about the process of asking questions on Code Review; e.g. how to ask, whether specific questions are appropriate, etc.

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How to provide large code for code review?

What is the way to provide large code for code review at the codereview.stackexchange.com? I do my best cutting the code into pieces which could be reviewed separately as components. I started from ...
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Is it possible to have a "professional" take a look at my whole HTML / CSS Project here?

Is it possible to upload an entire HTML/CSS code project on this site for review, rather than just a small code snippet? I'm currently working on a r/place clone and while my code works fine, it would ...
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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 - ...
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Should Code Review improve the new-question Title hint?

I would like to suggest a UX improvement for new users, so they're less likely to encounter edits / pushback from mods. 1. Summarize the problem Code Review posters are typically new users. ...
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How should I include resources (images, videos, audio, etc) in questions?

I know my code doesn't have to be complete. However, in my specific case I have a project where I'd like to focus on performance improvements. Some optimizations are obvious, where others require ...
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Comparative Code Review [duplicate]

I manage a team of Java Engineer so I have recently been exposed to the "Builder" pattern that they use. It helps when you have a large number of parameters in a constructor were a lot of ...
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Reviewing Git commit messages alongside code

Recently, I have started using Git regularly for both my projects at work and my small personal projects. I was wondering if it would be acceptable to request Git commit message reviews alongside the ...
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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 ...
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Are 'follow up' questions on the same/similar code allowed?

I had a code that I submitted here for review, and got a review. Good. But the implementation was primitive, and I have since written a new, more refined implementation, but the concept/intended ...
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Asking multiple questions about the same code

I'm preparing to write a question for Code Review. I've written a generic GNU makefile, with the idea that it can be applied to all kinds of C++ projects with different directory structures, etc. My, ...
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Do questions require specific problems, or are general reviews on-topic?

I have read; the Tour, What not to ask and How to ask a good question. I am unsure whether questions should specify specific problems, or if I should specify parts of the code where improvement is ...
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May I post a question whose code is written in a programming language about which nothing exists in Code Review Stack Exchange?

May I post a question whose code is written in a programming language about which nothing exists in Code Review Stack Exchange? For example, Asymptote is a vector graphics programming language which, ...
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What is the recommended length of the code for review?

I have code that is about 1000 lines long (and growing, as some features are not yet implemented and some edge cases unhandled), so posting it here likely would overwhelm people, even if it would be ...
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Hide the "describe what you've tried" bullet (new askers' modal)

Our new asker's modal has the three bullets: Summarize the problem Provide details and any research When appropriate, describe what you've tried We are able to remove the third bullet point (see &...
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Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question

Many questions of new users lack some parts or common style of the site. There already are some meta questions that aggregate tips on this issue but letting new users walk through all of them is ...
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How do I post code which is reliant on large file IO operations?

I have code which does IO operations (read and process) on large files (multi GB or sometimes TB). It is not practical for me to post real examples to stackexchange and I would not want to post code ...
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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 ...
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Is it OK to ask for review on exercise solutions that have been asked previously?

I'm learning Rust and solve the problems/exercises from the book of Rust which have been solved by thousands of learners and posted on here by quite a few. Last time I posted my code I received quite ...
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Are Advent Of Code questions on topic once we receive no points for them?

I'm trying to learn Rust via Advent of Code 2021, and am obviously hitting various roadblocks and solving them via Google. It would be great if someone could review my code to see how to make it fit ...
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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 hypothetical code? Details matter! In order to give ...
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What makes a CSS question opinion based or not?

Since CSS is about the aesthetical layout of a web page, I guess it's easy to ask opinion based questions. I guess that asking about reusability of some CSS code would not be opinion-based. On the ...
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Can I ask a question about overall architecture without much specific code?

I have code, but my question is about overall design patterns. Ideally, I would ask a question describing the design decisions made in my project but would have minimal actual code samples. Is this ...
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Let's update the modal for new askers

The Issue There are many posts on CR that are off-topic for various reasons... Sometimes 10-20 per day! Apparently many users don't read/heed the text on the right side (i.e. "Your question must ...
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Posting a multi-language project

I have a small project for which I would like to ask for a code review soon. However, it integrates multiple languages (specifically, Python + jQuery and the rest of the browser stack). Can such a ...
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If porting code, should I also post the original?

Is it on-topic (or acceptable practice) here to post code written in one language, and ported code in another for review ? I am learning scala and in doing so I am translating some code I wrote (in C++...
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Posting the same program in three different languages in three different sections [duplicate]

If I made three programs in three different languages, that do the same thing, could I post all three of them and have them connect to one another in order for the review to be successful? Let's say ...
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Is it okay to post the same Project Euler solution, using the same language, but with a different implementation?

I have come up with my very own Clojure implementation of the solution for Project Euler #2, but I see that someone already solved this particular problem using Clojure and put it up here for code ...
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Should I ask a separate question?

This examples applies for web mainly, but could apply for other stuff also. Let's say I develop a web plugin that has both JavaScript code and CSS. Should I post one question to review the ...
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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 ...
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Can I ask a question about a custom scripting language?

I recently asked a question and was reminded that pseudocode is not allowed on this site; I translated it because I felt the original code would have been confusing. The reason being that the ...
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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 ...
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Is it okay to add someone else's linked code to the question?

Some questions link to the code they want reviewed, which is against site policy. Should one edit the code into the question in these cases? The problem I see is that all content on Stack Exchange ...
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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 ...
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Clarifying Code Review Scope

I just checked the How to Ask, What types of questions should I avoid asking? and What topics can I ask about here?, but I'm confused about the working code part. Quoting from What topics can I ask ...
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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 ...
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Why should I be able to answer my own question in the question's editor on Code Review?

I don't get why I am allowed to post an answer to my question in the question's editor: I know from Stack Overflow that this feature exists on Stack Exchange websites. It seems relevant for Stack ...
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Why was the question too vague?

I'm reasonably new here but wondered why this question got put on hold? The OP asks for a review of the code he had provided as the answer to another post on this site. (He includes a link to the ...
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Requesting a comparative review of own code with third-party code

A user recently posted this question which-set-of-code-is-more-accurate where they ask for a comparative review between their code and code written by a third-party, hosted on GitHub. My question is ...
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How well is "malicious" code accepted here?

I recently asked a question that could possibly be used for malicious purposes. I tried to whittle the code down as much as I could to a "base" program so that a script kiddie wouldn't stumble across ...
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Can I ask questions about where my code went wrong in algorithms and problem solving?

I have recently started solving problems with Python. Many of the programming problems involve complex algorithms and are hard to solve. I need help knowing if the code I've written produces wrong ...
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Are implemented API reviews without code on-topic?

I've been reading through the various questions asking whether or not API reviews are on topic, but they've left me a bit confused. In particular "Are questions about public interface (API) on topic?"...
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Is the review of vocabulary/ontology use (e.g., for HTML structured data) on-topic?

In HTML, structured data is typically added with the syntaxes JSON-LD, Microdata or RDFa. The review of the syntax use is clearly on-topic, just like the use of plain HTML is. But what about the ...
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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. ...
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Non-HTTPS, wrong hostname links in sidebar

The sidebar on https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/ask links to http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/129598. Visiting this ...
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Small portion of reviewable code isn't mine, but credited

I recently asked this question. I looked around, but it doesn't look like my problem has been asked here: A small (9 SLOC) portion of my code is an equation from a user on Stackoverflow. I credit the ...
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Multiple related question titles

I am creating a programming language, Linny, and have asked two questions (First Question Here, Second Question Here). As I continue to improve the language, I intend on asking more questions to ...
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Is it okay to post questions that don't contain a full program/library?

For example, say I wanted to ask a question about memory efficiency regarding two versions of a structure I have in a specific language, but I'm only concerned about that one section of the program. ...
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Is it okay to post a series of exercises massively?

This website seems particularly interesting for users working on a book (like SICP or K&R) or any other series of exercises (like ProjectEuler), especially if they're working on their own and ...
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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 ...
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Should we censor rude language in comments/strings of posted code?

What I’m referring to mostly started with this edit where strong language that possibly originated as a joke from the OP was flagged as rude and removed from the question entirely. The code in the ...