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Is it possible to get feedback on the structure of an application (with code posted)?

I've recently completed a (to a certain version, anyway) project in Python and am looking to get feedback on it. Problem is that I want feedback on how the project and the different components are ...
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Bad experience on codereview.stackexchange.com

I had bad experience on codereview.stackexchange.com. Someone told me "You have been told to do this ..." as if that guy is a master and I am a servant. To avoid all this in future, I have ...
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Updating the "code not implemented or not working as intended" community-specific close reason to use the new five-field close reason system

As part of the updates to the closing system that took place last year, the community-specific close reasons (off-topic sub-reasons) gained a new five-field format, which displays different text in ...
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What is the minimum code necessary to provide review context?

I am currently attempting to reduce the number of unanswered questions on the Code Review Community. I’m doing this because I am concerned that we have dropped below 90% of questions answered and have ...
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Does improving scalability and mentioning the improvement count as sufficient justification?

A recent VB.NET AES File Encryption answer was posted with, mostly, the following text: I'm enclosing a program I wrote to help you along the way. It is very effective and will encrypt whatever you ...
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Tag synonym request: [encryption] → [cryptography]

The encryption tag got created sometime in the last year. The cryptography tag completely covers the same topic, and it makes little sense to distinguish the two skills, especially when it comes to ...
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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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Can we have the first VTC post a comment?

I quite often encounter questions with at least one vote to close (VTC), but no comment or down vote. This means the OP doesn't know there is anything wrong with the question. Would it be possible for ...
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Blocking an anonymous user from proposing edits

I, and several other reviewers, have repeatedly rejected this edit. It's ungrammatical (easier is an adjective; it can't modify legible, another adjective; it needs an adverb, like "more easily&...
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2021: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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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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What should our help centre say about rewrite requests?

Requests to re-write code in a different idiom or using different libraries are problematic. Like all Stack Exchange sites, askers are expected to have attempted to solve their own problem before ...
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When is question deletion vandalism?

In the past (I have no examples on hand), sometimes when an OP deletes a question it's un-deleted, with the rationale that the content offers value to StackExchange and deleting it thus constitutes ...
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Code Review?

Stack Overflow changed the way they sort answers: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes (...
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Is "Hope this was helpful!" too chatty in an answer?

In general, we remove "chatty" phrases like "Thanks in advance" in questions as unnecessary for the site. Should we apply the same standard to answers and remove things like "...
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Should we automatically close old zombies?

There are a few views of "unanswered" questions on Code Review: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Unanswered ("Questions" on left sidebar, "unanswered" ...
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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

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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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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Close-vote threshold lowered from five 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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