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Questions tagged [closed-questions]

This tag is for general questions about questions that have been closed because they are off-topic or otherwise do not meet the criteria defined in the FAQ.

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Generalised examples, library related questions, error prone solutions in question of improvement [duplicate]

I am unsure whenever this is the right platform for problems with real code, where it's very unpractical to include the whole context and it's major points can be very easy generalised. For example ...
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To serve, what is it to ask for review?

Food for thought. There are times when questions come along which demonstrate a student's query, and with that comes the student's ill fated attempt to pose an "on topic" question without much ...
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Why is my SPOJ question receiving downvotes?

SPOJ- CPP: Gap in output What is the purpose of so many downvotes? And what does it mean that the code should be "embedded directly"?
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Wouldn't it be better to edit this question instead of closing it?

This question: Frequency Queries hackerrank … got closed for this reason: Code not implemented or not working as intended … … as the author wrote: However, on hackerrank it says the wrong ...
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Please reopen “Trick circumvents [position: sticky] restriction to parent”?

Trick circumvents [position: sticky] restriction to parent My question was put on hold. Please vote to reopen it!
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Why did this question get closed?

There is a review history for the question where it can be seen that it has been closed several hours after the OP fixed the issue. Why people kept voting if they could see that the reason is not ...
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Clarification on close reason

This question was closed per the Authorship of code reason. However nothing in the question seems to suggest that it is not written by the OP. Were there maybe (now deleted) comments that made clear ...
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“Password validation” question appears to have been wrongfully closed

I want to question the closing of this question: Password Validation in Python 3.6 The reason given is "Code not implemented or not working as intended". I can see no evidence that the code is ...
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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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Question closures under PHP tag and and thin pretexts

Recently a question has been closed, with a reason "Code not implemented or not working as intended". However, the code (however as silly as it is) is fully implemented and working the OP asked ...
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Why was “Binding a keyboard key to a Tkinter button” closed?

This question was asked here about an hour ago. @Mast was kind enough to explain what was wrong with the first revision and pointed OP to the help center. OP then revised the question (revision 2) to ...
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How has an on-hold question been answered?

I am curious to know how come this question was answered 8 minutes after it has been put on hold... normally, you cannot answer such questions.
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Major edits made to my question about using a string or array to index object in JavaScript

I have a question about my post: Dynamic way to use string/array as index of object in javascript I see that my first attempt at this question was outside the scope of what I should ask at Code ...
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Completed class definition put on hold as broken code or code not yet written

I asked a question yesterday here. It has been put on hold for the following reason: "Questions containing broken code or asking for advice about code not yet written are off-topic, as the code ...
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Why is my post still on hold after several edits?

Following the procedure states here, I'm creating this post to bring to your attention to my post that is still on hold since two days without any further information despite my several edit. Div ...
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Sum of Maximum GCD from two arrays. Incorrectly closed, due to memory error

Yesterday we got the question Sum of Maximum GCD from two arrays. There was some language in it that I thought was in the gray area. And so myself and the OP exchanged a comment: I have concern ...
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Should this question be on hold because of non-real code?

This question had been put on hold with the reason: "Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete ...
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Are hard questions forbidden?

I asked this question and it was closed. Before I asked that question I asked on meta.stackexchange.com which community would be suitable to ask the question here. I don't understand what is unclear ...
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UI falsely attributes migration to users who merely voted for closure

I voted to close a question today. Nothing new, except the closure turned into an unwanted migration. The question should NOT have been migrated, but all of a sudden my name was on it: I voted to ...
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Why is “parsing large data file in the context of multiple processes” on hold?

Post is here: parsing large data file in the context of mpirun Why did this get put on hold? This is functioning code, it just blows up in memory when the file is too large.
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Why was my question which contains the code written by me closed as off topic?

Maintaining a count with two threads using conditional variables I saw this closure today. Why is this closed as off topic? This contains code written by me, and I received a very nice answer. What ...
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Disagreement on closure of “Diffee-Hellmen in Javscript”

The question Diffee-Hellmen in Javscript was closed today for being unclear what the OP was asking for. I disagree with this, however. The very beginning of the post says this: I need to do the ...
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Clarification as to why a question was closed as off-topic

An old question that was posted 3 years ago was put "on-hold" as off-topic. I have not been an active participant on Code Review (I received a notification thanks to a down-vote a couple of days ago),...
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“Function to erase a character in a string” question was unfairly closed

Function to erase a character in a string This question is currently closed with the hypothetical/stub/pseudocode close reason. Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. ...
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Editing closed/on-hold questions

I'm allergic to a number of things: Bad titles ("please review my code"), tags in title Wrong tags being used Typos and grammar issues Is it ok to edit questions for these reasons? When wouldn't it ...
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Could I make my design/approach question on-topic?

I just want to discuss my question which was put on hold: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/93537/config-data-management-within-a-framework I'm not ranting or arguing. I'm just trying ...
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Why was this closed as being hypothetical code?

My question was closed with the stated reason being: Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete example. ...
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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 ...
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Custom Close Reason Post-Mortem

Why does this Python maze-solver NOT get stuck? [closed] This question was closed using the custom close reason. The comment posted with the custom close reason was: This question appears to be ...
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Is this close reason right?

Linked list vs array performance for RemoveAt() function [closed] This question was closed with a custom close reason. The comment left for the custom close reason was: This question appears to ...
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Is this slow-loading images question off-topic?

This question was closed for asking for code to be written, but I think it is really asking how to speed up the loading of images, which I would think is performance related, which is something that ...
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May another user fix broken code in a question to make it on-topic?

If we find that a question contains obviously broken code, our standard procedure is to close the question, sending the author back to the drawing board. But is it acceptable for another user to edit ...
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How active should moderators be in opening/closing questions?

Notice, this question isn't tagged specific-question. This question isn't about a specific question (despite specific questions being linked). The linked questions serve only as examples of the ...
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Is my question really too broad? How could I improve it?

My question Send default 404 error page when Referer does not match got "closed as too broad" by a moderator and "deleted by Community ♦", eight months after I asked it. As far as I can see, it got no ...
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Should we be less strict with high view count questions?

Now that we have SEDE, I created a query with high viewcount questions ( linked to JavaScript ). My assumption is that traffic to these questions is Google generated. Should a question like this : ...
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Flagged post without flagging

This question has been closed by votes: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/39158/18427 I was the last close vote on this question. Does that automatically flag this post when there are no ...
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Should we care about “stepping on toes”?

Someone responded to an off-topic question like this: "Welcome to CR! Unfortunately resolving issues isn't CR's mandate, we'd be stepping on StackOverflow's toes if this question was on-topic here. ...
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Why did Q33859 (“Parsing text from reports”) get closed?

Parsing text from reports was closed a few hours ago, with "must contain working code" as the reason, despite the fact that the original question had a working code snippet, as I pointed out in a ...
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New user's question closed without explanation

Here is the example of question that was closed without any explanation, without even trying to help @Leon (with only 1 point) to improve his question by posting some advice in the comments. I know ...
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My question was closed without any explanation

My question was closed and I haven't found any explanation as to why it was closed. According to FAQ, we can ask questions about best practices. My question was about testing and my code did what it ...
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Why was a question suitable for Stack Overflow closed, instead of being migrated

Yesterday, Jessica Burnett asked this question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/14209/css-set-string-content-properties. Since the question is about code that does not work (as opposed ...
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When we close a question, can we have an option to send it to Stack Overflow?

Since Stack Overflow can send it here, I figure it's only fair to have the ability to send them the other way. There's been a number of questions that are Stack Overflow type questions..