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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Code Review Clippy

A while back, y'all asked for some warnings for folks asking questions here: What would Clippy say? After thorough review (mostly by animuson & JNat), we've determined that the following warnings ...
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Can I request reviews of my unittests and where should that go?

In the near future, I'm probably gonna make a sizable post requesting the review of a Python project of mine. While its development hasn't been exactly test-driven, I am crafting the unit tests ...
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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 ...
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Multiple reviews or one big review?

I'm just putting my SQL code out for review: Part 3: Layer 4 Part 3: Layer 3 Part 3: Layer 2 Part 3: Layer 1 Would it have been better to do this in a single review? Or is the style of doing ...
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Asking questions on evolved code

Sometimes I have a question on a specific class, piece of code, etc. I post the code, get some feedback and make changes as I see necessary. I then may add extra features to the code and it continues ...
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How to get more attention to my question? [duplicate]

Let me start off by saying I have already read: How can I make my question get more attention? Because of reading that I have edited my question using the linked post to include more description etc. ...
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Posting a whole project, ready for public review [duplicate]

Say I have an open source project hosted on GitHub or wherever, currently in the public review, testing, and bug reporting phase. The Asking page says: ...feedback on a specific working piece of ...
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Are you allowed to post incomplete programs that you still want reviewed?

Are you allowed to post incomplete programs that you still want reviewed? I made the start of a battleship game, but I want people's opinion before I finish it.
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Are questions without “?” valid in codereview? [duplicate]

I'm more active on superuser, but sometimes check vba questions also here. I've noticed that sometimes questions contains description of the code and the code itself, but no actual question is ...
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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 ...
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Is asking for a review of boiler plate for a minimal repro okay?

For asking and answering questions on Stack Overflow with certain frameworks and libraries I have boilerplate lying around for a minimal repro. I would be interested in getting feedback on my WCF ...
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How should I post literate code?

Suppose I have a project that is written in a literate format (e.g., emacs org-mode), and I would like to have that code reviewed. What is the preferred way to post the code? Some options that come ...
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Can we ask reviewers to *not* focus on something?

Our Help Center says: Do I want feedback about any or all facets of the code? However, sometimes we might have some code that we are aware has flaws in it, or we would just for one reason or ...
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Is it OK to ask how to revise a golfed function?

After reading through a few question on here I found out that asking questions about refining code golf code is not on topic. However in this case I'm not asking for the code to be golfed but re-...
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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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How much research effort is expected when posting a Code Review question?

On Stack Overflow, the community consensus for research before asking is: A lot. An absurd amount. More than you think you are capable of. In fact, asking a question on Stack Overflow is the ...
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Which licenses are compatible with Code Review?

It is should be well known that code posted to Code Review are licensed under CC-BY-SA. I am wondering: Are there any licenses that are compatible with this licensing? Is it possible to use one ...
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Do I edit my question based on answers? [duplicate]

A very simple question, but I haven't seen whether this is acceptable behaviour here. I do see mention of 'iterative' code reviews, which I assume refers to "post, receive answer(s), edit, answers ...
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Must the code be “clean”?

I have working code that I want reviewed, but it is not clean. It made the correct output but there are comments and bad names. Is it not ready for review, and must the code be clean to get reviewed ...
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Is asking a question about doing something a different way on topic here?

I recently asked a question on StackOverflow and eventually ended up self answering it. The solution I came up with is, in my eyes, a bit of a hack. Is a question ...
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What would Clippy say?

We have a question closure rate of ~30%. That's a significant burden on moderators and users who help triage the questions. While some questions can indeed be very difficult to triage, there are ...
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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 ...
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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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Are design questions (with actual code) on-topic? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm working on a particular module in my software. I have a proposed design (possibly already implemented or prototyped) that I want feedback on in a tangible format, such as a Java ...
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Rehash “How secure is my X” cryptography questions

This has been discussed before about 2 years ago: “How secure…” questions - Code Review vs. Information Security SE but it doesn't appear to have led to anything very conclusive. These questions are ...
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The Code Review/Programmers/Stack Overflow hot potato

I don't want to cross-post on all metas, so I chose Code Review. This is the current hot potato. So I'm starting to notice that questions are now getting kicked around between sites because each ...
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How to get feedback over multiple solutions of a particular exercise of a book?

I am self studying C++ from Robert Lafore's OOP in C++. I am solving the exercise questions of chapter-3 loop and decisions. For the first question(say X) I've written three different codes using ...
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Can I get a Dockerfile reviewed?

I'm in the process of (hopefully) finishing up my first Dockerfile, and I was wondering if I'd be able to post it here, and see if I'm using Docker right, if the commands (it's based on Ubuntu so they'...
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Can you request review for User Interface code?

I have been working on a software since a while in Java, and started the designing phase of it. I use JavaFX for the GUI, and use FXML for defining Scenes. I want to get the code reviewed which is ...
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May I post this Huffman tree program with several files?

I have been working on implementing a Huffman tree encoding program in C++ for a hobby for a while now. I just finished up with the code and, since this is a learning project, I would love to put my ...
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Is ROBLOX Lua allowed on code review?

I've recently gotten more interest in roblox lua, and I was wondering if code review allows it. Here's an example piece of code I want to share, but I fear that it could be closed as off-topic. ...
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Does my code example need to be compilable/runnable?

I'm thinking of posting a question here, but am unsure how I should do so. The question is about comparing the performance of a piece of pure Python code vs a hybrid Python/C++ piece of code, glued ...
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How about including a small amount of example code in a large framework?

I am about to upload a fairly large project of mine, a very flexible component-entity-system. More precisely it's a framework for a CES. It consists of 22 files, ~1000 lines of code and 20000 ...
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Does preventing exact duplicate titles makes sense here?

When editing the title of Multiple FizzBuzz from a file, I first wanted to make the title "FizzBuzz from a file" but that exact title already exists which showed an error message: Considering our ...
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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 code ever clean enough? - Can there be too many follow-up questions?

Some posts can at times have several follow-up questions, sometimes a couple of follow-up questions on the same day. All this brings us to the question of Can there be too many follow-up questions? ...
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Provide links to official style guides when writing questions

The answers to many questions tagged python on CodeReview start with or otherwise include references to PEP-0008, the official Python Style Guide. Many reviews include comments on use of whitespace (e....
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How can we work to prevent off-topic questions?

I seem to notice while browsing the questions list that there always seems to be a question or two containing some reason (almost always broken code) for it to be put on hold. From the last hour as of ...
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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'...
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Should a warning be displayed when writing a question with no code?

On SO, if I include the words "best practice" in the title of a question, I get a message before I even submit the question warning me that the question appears subjective and may be closed. Could we ...
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Design for a question about thread abortion and related process

I posted a question for Code Review, and other than a few comments, what I was told was that I should put actual code of the process and people were only interested in knowing that. What I really ...
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Can I use CR as an environment to foster an open source project?

Let's suppose that I have a personal project which I think might interest more people, and given my low position in the learning curve, want to make it open source. Besides posting pieces of code in ...
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What is the take on getting older (possibly obsolete) languages reviewed?

Specifically, I want to address languages from the era of 8-bit home computing. Such languages could include: 6502 Assembly 6800 Assembly 8080 Assembly Commodore BASIC etc... These languages are ...
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Will a question be downvoted for poor code?

I am kind of new to Code Review SE (I only have two questions), and am trying to understand the site. I recently came across this question with three downvotes. For the most part, It seems that it is ...
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Can I ask the same question with a different language?

I am wondering if it would be bad to ask for the same code review, just under a different language. For example: Hypothetically I post a question asking for a code review of my Ruby "Hello World" ...
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Having an entire project reviewed

I have a small project I'm working on in an area I'm not comfortable with (web development). I would like someone to review my code. I can try to split it up, but I would prefer if someone looked at ...
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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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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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Why did a question about unit-testing get migrated?

I'm curious as to why this question got migrated to Stack Overflow, mostly so I can ask in the correct place in the future. It's about unit testing a functioning python module, the unit tests all ...
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Little applet for elo rating system

I have written a bit of Python code with Tkinter to make a small applet to allow people to enter game scores and keep track of their rating (using the elo rating system). I have an initial meta-...