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What is the appropriate length of a Code Review question?

While Stack Overflow questions often contain segments of pseudocode or purposely abbreviated code in order to make the question more palatable to other readers, for something like a Code Review, the ...
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Review for large chunks of code

I am migrating from small pieces of code to larger applications. All my code is public on github or simillar. As I am in the middle of this transition, I am not very intrested in reviewing chunks of ...
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Do one-liners and other narrowed-down code qualify for a code review?

Every once in a blue moon, a question gets posted (often as a new user's first post) where the OP is asking a quite specific question about very minimalistic code, for example: ...
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How long can code be?

First of all before, I hate the typical "codez plz" homework question. I hope this has nothing to do with that, but it is actually a class assignment. I won't post my code until it is completely ...
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What is the appropriate MINIMUM length of a Code Review question?

Obviously related to this, but I want to know the opposite. How short is too short? For example, this doesn't seem long enough to be appropriate for a code review: Highlight input if empty The ...
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Can we have collapsible code blocks?

I would like to see collapsible code blocks in questions and answers. This would be useful because sometimes the amount of code posted in a question or answer becomes so large (and necessary) that ...
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How long is long code

I usually hang out at the JavaScript tag, with a mix of jQuery, HTML and CSS where the code reviewed are usually snippets, which run around 100 lines and code that needs micro-optimizations. These are ...
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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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Code Review questions must contain code

As requested by Kaz and approved by the voters here on meta, questions asked on Code Review that do not contain code are now blocked. I've configured this initially as a three-line minimum (or three ...
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Can I ask for review for something specific without posting too much context?

I'm working on an Angular2 application and I think one very small, specific function (list filtering) needs improvement and I would welcome reviews. Essentially I iterate more times than I think is ...
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Tackling overwhelmingly long questions

I'm wondering how some users handle huge amounts of code. There's a vba question out there right now that I would really like to review. However, as stated in the question - it's 1400 lines. I know ...
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My code is too long. How do I trim it down when code posted here is expected to function?

The code I would like to have reviewed, found here, is more than 30,000 characters long. I don't feel like that in and of itself makes it off topic, but removing code from it so that it can be posted ...
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Asking questions - including full code

In my first CR question, I was looking for feedback about my implementation of a graph data structure and an algorithm for depth first traversal, as I am studying these at the moment. Although I ...
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My code with a small set of classes may be too much [duplicate]

I have a small set of classes that form an events system that I would very much like opinions on, but they're made up of a few classes that together amount to around 1kloc. I'm a little worried that ...
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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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Complete Review of Small Application

I have written a fairly small application (10 small classes). I have tried to follow best practices in terms of software design but I have a feeling it can be improved. It is acceptable for me to ...
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One Question Per Question

I voted to close this question as being "Too Broad," on account of the fact that it's actually five, independent questions. At the very least, an answer would have to address all five questions, so it'...
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Should I attempt to have a large amount of code reviewed?

I'd love it if someone out there was willing to critique my code base on a larger scale - the thing is I can't imagine why anyone would actually want to. Do you think I'm wrong about this? Should I ...
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Solving wide code

This SE site has a lot of long code postings. Usually these are just copy pasted from actual source code. The maximum line width before a horizontal scrollbar appears, seems to be only 80 characters. ...
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Requesting a review of part of a small project [duplicate]

I have a project of 300+ lines, however I only want to review a part of the project. The project is hosted on GitHub. Does that mean that I have to post the full 300+ lines and highlight that I want ...
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How to get feedback on whole projects?

As far as I understand on Stack Overflow and Code Review, only smaller amounts of code are posted. It is expected to post the code there, and a whole project is way too much for one question. On a ...
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How many lines of code are too much? [duplicate]

I've built an ASP.Net component, for example, which consists of a base class with 670 lines of code, a sub class with 180 lines, plus some code to illustrate it's usage. I think this is a perfect ...
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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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Project translation from Java to C#

I have translated a project from Java to C#. I want to have a review of this project as some of the results are not as desired though the code is executing successfully. How to share this project ...
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Can I ask for a review of an entire library?

I am working on an open-source library that contains several source files. I would like to ask for feedback, not only for specific code in specific files, but also on the more general arrangement of ...
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