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Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Are questions that ask for profiling tools considered on-topic?

This question was originally only asking for performance measurement tools. It has since been modified somewhat to ask for something closer to a review, but neither of the answers address this. So: ...
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Is it appropriate to prune code blocks by editing out irrelevant Javadoc comments?

I've just did a compulsive edit on this question, essentially removing @author, @version and ...
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Why not codereview.stackoverflow.com?

Is it possible codereview.stackexhcange.com to be codereview.stackoverflow.com? reasons: I have seen some questions on stackoverflow.com implicitly asked to review code. Both websites about ...
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Tag synonyms (refactor -> refactoring)

I think we should make refactor a synonym of refactoring.
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Tag synonyms (optimize -> optimization)

I can't propose tag synonyms so I'm just posting here. I think we should make optimize a synonym of optimization. Also, the only existing synonym for it, effeciency, is misspelled.
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What does a piece of code need to satisfy to be a “real project” by itself?

Currently, the FAQ provides the following guidelines: Code Review - Stack Exchange is for sharing code from projects you are working on for peer review. You should only ask practical, answerable ...
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Online Contest Questions

A number of questions get posted here by people trying to solve problems from sites like interviewstreet.com. The site is intended to test programmer ability. Can you figure out the efficient ...
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Shoud this site focus on reviwing peoples code or how to review code

I think that code review, especially peer review, is essential in improving quality, decreasing maintenance costs, etc. So, should this site strive to help people promote this philosophy or merely ...
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undocumented effects of indentation on sub-lists

What's the actual rule for sub-list nesting? The documented rules say to indent this sublist entry by 4 spaces, but any indentation from 1 to 7 SEEMS to work. Code block formatting works as ...
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The CodeReview FAQ needs clarification of its intent around “best practices” questions

The CodeReview FAQ is confusing to me regarding best practices as a topic because on the one hand it says: If you are looking for specific feedback about… Best practices and design pattern ...
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How is “Application UI” within the scope of this site?

I just noticed Code Review's FAQ includes "Application UI" in the "If your question is about..." section. What exactly is meant by that? User Experience is the site for UI/UX issues, though UX.SE is ...
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Move insufficiently answered question to stackoverflow?

More than 3 weeks ago I posted a question on Code Review asking help with naming a module I created. I did not receive any answers, so I was wondering whether it would be okay to move it to ...
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At what point is someone asking us to review how they did algorithm X a duplicate of another review?

In particular, X that I'm thinking about in particular is the Quick Sort algorithm. There are currently 9 questions tagged quick-sort in 4 different languages: 1 ...
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Should font-size for question text and code blocks be the same?

On StackOverflow the the font-size for text and code appears to be the same, but on CodeReview they're noticeably different. It's a bit of an annoyance, because when the text font size is set to my ...
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Readability oriented coding conventions

I think it would greatly help reviewers if we decide upon and adopt guidelines on readability oriented coding conventions. A few examples: Blocks One space between arguments, no new line braces <...
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Should we lint code for askers?

Whenever someone asks a JavaScript code review question, I'm tempted to run it through JSHint and just paste the results. I realize this is not in the spirit of CR.SE, but it seems to me that anyone ...
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What can be done to popularize codereview.stackexchange.com

I am a big fan of codereview.stackexchange.com. There is a lot to learn but unfortunately the site is not as popular as stackoverflow and programmers.stackexchange.com. Many questions are migrated ...
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FAQ: What kind of questions should I not ask here?

I was looking through the FAQ and noticed the following line under the heading of "What kind of questions should I not ask here?". You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on ...
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“Well Solved Solutions” For Nonstandard Questions

Is it appropriate to ask questions based on "well solved" problems? What if the question has certain limitations that prevent the standard use of a "well-solved" problem? For example if the user ...
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Stack Overflow - Code Review Overlap Questions

I came across a question on SO which — perhaps aside from the title — seems to be appropriate for SO and CR (according to both FAQs). OP’s Question I am not php/javascript expert,...
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“Please review / critique” in question's title

Would it be wise to consider such posts as a subject for "auto" edit or add to the faq? It seems redundant to ask for review explicitly on the site which purpose is to review the code by community. ...
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Are code reviews of kata's welcome here?

I occasionally do some 'katas' as programming practise, often in a language I am not particularly familiar with. Are questions asking for feedback on a kata welcome here? For example, I recently ...
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SiteSmashers - Reviewing Website designs?

So, a few times pals in the JS chat over at Stack Overflow have provided some really insightful comments on web designs I'm working on. What i'm wondering is, can i ask questions like that here? I'm ...
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Am I in the right place?

I have a small python program (1000 lines) that I'm pretty sure could use some fundamental internal core restructuring or at least re-orienting. Is Code Review the right place to ask "what's the ...
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Removing tags in title [duplicate]

I just removed 5 (scheme) tags from 5 questions. Some examples: Before: (Scheme) [SICP ex. 1.30] Iterative Sum After: [SICP ex. 1.30] Iterative Sum They were all in the similar format: Before: (...
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On migrating from SO: how to do this efficiently and appropriately.

Not having the privileges on SO to manually migrate questions, I thought I'd flag the question I was looking to migrate as 'Off Topic' so that I may be able to select CR as the recommended place. I'd ...
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Do stylistic questions belong here or on programmers.SE

I was surprised to find a question about coding style was migrated to codereview.SE from programmers.SE, since in the past such questions have been migrated in the other direction. Which site should ...
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Is it possible to have a duplicate in Code Review? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we define duplicate questions? In other stackexchange sites, questions like: ...
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FAQ proposal - review can be general

I think that we should amend our FAQ to say: Reviewers may comment on any part of the code. Feel free to call attention to specific areas you are concerned about (performance, formatting, etc). ...
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Growing Code Review, One Idea… :-)

Really like the idea of a Stack Exchange site for peer reviewed code, which leads me to my question. Is there any reason why code "reviewers" can't review code on other SE sites, post a comment ...
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Odd use of the Community account.

I noticed that the community account was used to add a comment to the content of a question. The comment doesn't look very automated and probably would have been better off as a proper comment ...
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Are non-specific code-style questions acceptable?

Taking these two examples from the last 24 hours for comparison Migrated https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/58630/how-far-should-var-and-null-coalescing-operator-be-entertained-...
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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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What's the purpose of the tag 'code-review-practice'?

I just noticed the tag code-review-practice. I don't quite understand what the purpose of it is on a SE site which is all about Code Review.
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Code Review not for debugging or understanding — Added to FAQ

The Code Review Stack Exchange is for sharing working code from projects you are working on for peer review. As such, I added a provision to the FAQ that this site is not about debugging or learning ...
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With < 24hrs to public beta, is Code Review Shaping up to the way you like?

The title captures the question pretty well. Since public beta is almost upon us, I think it's useful to take a step back and reflect a bit on code review's construction so far. Is it going in a ...
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What's the point of Code Review.SE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is this site different from StackOverflow? I think you can ask and answer questions for code review either on SO or programmers. What's the point of Code Review Stack ...
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How many could review Lisp, Scheme, or Racket?

For future reference, I would like to get an idea of how many people could review Lisp, Scheme, or Racket programs and code. Of course, my work will not be very advanced for some time yet.
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Editing your own answer

As an example, consider this answer. One of the comments I had on the code posted asked whether a method needed to be public. A comment was posted stating that in this context the method in question ...
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Who should our moderators be?

It seems every new StackExchange should get a community wiki post going to nominate moderators for the Beta period. So, lets nominate some people. :)
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Why show reputation on meta?

Why does meta show all this reputation data, if there is no rep for meta?
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List of StackOverflow questions to migrate

Ivo Wetzel has listed in detail a great set of prerequisites for migrating SO questions over here. Migration is a win-win situation, so we should invest some energy in bringing good on-topic questions ...
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The problem of tool-related questions

The FAQ clearly states that one should not ask questions about code review tools or best-practices. Yet, somehow I sense that a lot of questions about those topics are bound to be posted. Now, from ...
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Should references always be used in answers?

The best answers I've seen, on this site and on programmers, often include references to experts on refactoring, design patterns, and other computer science fields. I have learned a good bit about ...
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Correcting an error vs reviewing code

So there has been a lot of discussion about what purpose a code review will have in this site. Whether or not users should be able to bring a "Help me my code is broken" to this site. So, what does ...
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Do questions about specific issues belong here or on StackOverflow?

I'm referring to this question specifically. The OP knows the code as-is doesn't work and is looking for the answer to a specific question.