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Academic interviews/surveys about code reviews?

I am conducting several academic studies on how developers perform code reviews. The studies involve interviews and/or surveys. Would it be appropriate to post a link to a survey form/interview ...
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Let's update the tour- what should be added?

Last year we updated the modal for new users. There are many comments left on posts, especially new posts, asking OPs to "take the tour" (especially when a post is off-topic). The tour has ...
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Community Ads for 2021

We're almost halfway through 2021, and in case you missed it, Community Promotion Ads are gonna be a bit different this time! TL;DR: submit and vote for ad proposals before August 2nd! What are ...
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How to best motivate posters to migrate their question to another site?

It often happens that people post a question that is not suitable for the site they posted it on, but should rather go to another Stack Exchange site. Sometimes this is made easy using some of the ...
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Codereview building blocks [duplicate]

There are some unfortunate habits most beginners — and even some experienced! — programmers make. For example, in Python it is common to not know about PEP8 ...
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Are responses to specific interview questions on-topic?

Tangentially related to the unanswered Can I legally post my solution to a company's coding test? I realize that generic interview prep questions are on-topic - that's why we have the interview-...
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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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Request to add an extra moderator given the 2021 election results

Given we just had the election, after seeing how close the final results were (the final elimination was a margin of 0.04%), I would like to formally request that Mast be instated as a moderator. ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election Results

Code Review's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Tags for social platforms

We have a tag for twitter (not to be confused with twitter-bootstrap). We also have questions about Whatsapp and Telegram, but those questions don't have specific tags yet. In my opinion, we have 2 ...
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2021 Community Moderator Election - Nomination Requests

In light of the currently running nomination phase of the 2021 Community Moderator Election, I want to add this question as a place for the community to nudge candidates on the edge into actually ...
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Should we have a “clone” or “deep copy” tag?

I was going to tag this question with either "clone" or "deep copy" or "deep clone" but it appears we have no such tag. If as a community we feel this tag is worth ...
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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it on the election page. Code Review is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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'tis the season of new beginnings

It's spring and that means there's a lot of new beginnings out in the world. One of these new beginnings will be a couple of new moderators for this site. As many of the moderators serving this site ...
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Is it okay to update code of an off-topic question using code from an answer?

While the consensus is that it is not okay to add someone else's linked code to a question, there is a post that is off-topic where the OP added an answer with code that would make the question on-...
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Why vote for Code Review questions?

On other Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow sites, voting is used as a form of quality control. High quality questions get lots of votes and are seen by many, low quality questions get negative scores and ...
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Why delete a lone upvoted answer on a CR question?

I see this post has one deleted answer that has some good advice and received three upvotes. Why was it deleted? My presumption is the user was aiming to earn the disciplined badge but perhaps there ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Why was this specific question migrated to Stack Overflow?

I am shocked by the migration of How to use multiple if-statements once? to Stack Overflow. It is not broken code and it is not asking for any behavioral changes. Unfortunately I cannot see the ...
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Should an “ancient” question that would be rejected now be nominated for closing?

This seven year old question was recently edited to update some of the links in it. However, this question would nowadays be rejected as not-reviewable code. Should such old questions be nominated for ...
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Create [x86-64] synonym for [amd-64]

On Stack Overflow, the x86-64 tag is the main tag for questions about 64 bit extensions to the Intel x86 architecture. The amd64 tag is a synonym. Here on Code Review, the amd64 tag exists (and only ...
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Burninate [heuristic]

The heuristic tag has only one question, no description, no synonyms and no wiki entry. The only question using it has four other tags and a comment pointing out that the use of the word "...
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Are Epic and Legendary badges obsolete?

Since it's hat season again, I actually looked at all of the badges and things associated with my account here on Code Review. One thing I noticed is that I am about halfway to "epic" which ...
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Add images in comments

Sometimes I would like to add an image to the comment. So far, I used postimg, for example here. To add an image in a question I see that imgur is the default option. Is imgur the recommended service ...
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Is code “working as intended” if significant portions are hardcoded?

I was looking at the question How to output to an XML file in Python?, and to me it clearly seems to be off-topic, but I wanted some second opinions. In a nutshell, the program takes data from an ...
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Replace tag [parse.com] with [parse-platform]

The tag parse.com should be replaced with parse-platform analogous to a similar renaming that was done on Stack Overflow. This tag request is part of the Parse Community's effort to maintain Parse ...
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Forcing detail when none is needed

What more is expected of this question? It's not any less detailed than this one, nor is its answer any more thorough than this. It appears some users expect "more text" that only gives ...
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Shall we lower the close-vote threshold to three?

There is a comment on the MSO post We’re lowering the close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3 for good Other sites can have whatever threshold is most appropriate for them, @gnat – Shog9 Dec 3 '19 at ...
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I missed that a question was for a subset of the language. Next steps?

I recently answered a Python review question. Unfortunately, I had missed that the question was for MicroPython; a subset of Python with reduced features. As a result, 1/2 to 2/3 of my suggestions are ...
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Why the downvotes?

Finding the first null character in a file got downvoted a lot. Why?
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Should I kill my own account?

I have some poorly received posts. Should I kill my account? Should I make all my posts say user227432 with no link?
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Overly aggressive moderation on Alloy tag

Alloy is a lightweight formal specification language. Such languages are completely different in style and way of thinking than programming languages. We've been using SO to answer many questions. ...
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The [Salesforce] ecosystem

While hunting for my next zombie to take down, I encountered the following question: Patient Appointment CSV to insert records using simple_salesforce A question that seemed well written, almost ...
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Are sanity checks allowed?

There are times when I have written code that looks insane when I step back from it. It is during those times where I might need a sanity check. So, is asking for a sanity check allowed? For example, ...
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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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How do we differentiate “language-agnostic” from “pseudocode”?

I understand the policy that we do not allow pseudocode in the question. That said, if an OP indicates it, would answers whose language diverges from the language of the post be on-topic? The ...
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moderators limited, downvoting abuse on new users

For any reason moderator are declining flags from me i have send it 2 time. about donwvoting my question, and donwvoting user not give any type o feedback/comment/edit. https://codereview....
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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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How should I ask on the main site without getting too many downvotes to a piece of code that was a P vs NP attempt? [closed]

I wanted to find out my mistakes in the code that could shorten it all together. I would love to figure out how to address bad variable names Use enumerate instead of python's range Use a better ...
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Phrancis: A final review of a good member

On May 22, 2020, I received a message from the roommate of one of our cherished members, Phrancis (Francis Veilleux-Gaboury). She was reaching out and using his account to inform me that he had passed ...
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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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How to deal with reviews of Jupyter notebooks?

There is currently a question in the python tag which asks as the main question for a review of an (externally linked) Jupyter notebook. In order to not be off-topic the OP also included the most ...
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Unifying “Is {language} on-topic?” questions under one tag scheme

Please can we unify all "is {language} on-topic?" questions to one tag scheme. Since there are, with my counting at least, 35 such questions if we were to make this a tag then it would have more ...
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What do we do with low-quality questions that already have answers?

This question is a terrific mess. The question itself seems to me clearly off-topic due to being a snippet and the OP graciously agreed in the comments; but in the meantime it has attracted answers of ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020 [duplicate]

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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How long should you leave a question before you accept an answer?

I don't like to leave questions open for so long it looks dead, but I want people to still think that I want more feedback and I can't find a good middle ground. Any opinions?
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Negative engagement, ganging up, question closing, downvoting

I am relatively new to Code Review, so I don't know if this Stack Exchange site suffers particularly from counter-productive interaction by negatively critical senior users but I'm certainly seeing it ...
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Syntax highlighting for vba just changed

It looks like the syntax highlighting has recently changed for VBA (I would post a sample but I don't think meta does code highlighting...) Here's an image to preserve what I'm seeing, tagged with ...
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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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