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Can we replace the misleading [unity] tag with a more distinct tag?

Some unity3d (game engine) questions are being accidentally tagged as unity (Microsoft dependency injection container). Can we rename unity to unity-container, and create a tag synonym for unity and ...
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Please reconsider the rule: Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete example?

Related: Why is hypothetical example code off-topic for Code Review? Is pseudo-code alright when asking about performance? The gray areas of Code Review: Hypothetical / Example code My concrete ...
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Should you edit someone else's code in a question?

I have seen several (suggested) reviews lately, where someone edits the code in the original poster's question. Should such edits be allowed? The edits in question are mostly minor. Some add spaces ...
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Can you show me how to apply a specific strategy to my working code to improve it

As brought up here, I'm not sure when the last time we (as a site) discussed how to determine if questions are on- or off- topic. A lot of questions currently fails the "any or all facets of the ...
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Posting very simple questions as exemplars [duplicate]

I noticed a couple things that have been pointed out repeatedly. Having an exemplar of that single issue (not a bunch of issues in a long piece of code) can be pointed back to along with a simple ...
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Code that handles n% of test cases but not all

I've started noticing recently questions like this one (66%, not well received) or that one (50%, well received) where the author states something like this: I am trying to solve this problem on ...
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Can I ask for code review of a relatively small open source project I created on GitHub? [duplicate]

I created a small project on GitHub for creating a mask for a 3D UV resin printer (using DLP technique) to have a homogenously light intensity across the build area. Although it is small, I like to ...
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When is a question considered too hypothetical / lacking context?

The reason I'm asking is because I recently encountered this question, and I can't make my mind up if it's off-topic here or not. I asked OP to include the imports so I could run the program, but ...
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Are we allowed to post questions that allow you to do something that may be against the Terms and Conditions of another software?

I've developed a batch file that automates the steps a human would have to take to install the bypasser for a certain software protection. The batch file only checks where to put the files and does ...
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Are vectorization requests on-topic?

Currently, there are 62 questions tagged vectorization, nearly all of which say "The performance sucks; how can I vectorize this code?". Recently, How to efficiently apply correction to a time series ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Code Review's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Should answers refrain from referring to other answers on the same question?

Reviews don't pile up at the same time. Whereas Alice was already awake when Charlie's question was posted and wrote an excellent review first, Bob took a longer nap, had a coffee, and then noticed ...
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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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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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When are Machine Learning questions on-topic?

With the increase in popularity of machine learning and its libraries, we are also getting more machine learning questions. Machine Learning is a tricky subject as the concept of whether or not the ...
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What more context can you provide about a one-liner macro?

The question about NOT macro: is this bad practice has been closed for not providing concrete context. But what else could OP have written to make it on-topic? OP also explained why he likes this ...
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Is it ok to review the code of an acquaintance?

This post was posted by an acquaintance with whom I am directly related. I'm helping her ramp up on Python. Usually, I wait for the community to answer the questions posted by her (since it gets her ...
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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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Confusing phrasing of the “off-topic” close reason

Before asking my last question, I've double checked what counts as off-topic and on-topic in this SE. According to my findings: We require that the code be working correctly, to the best of the ...
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Curious about your candidate score for the election?

Shog9 created a SEDE query a few years back. I've changed just the site and the prefills; just enter your ID http://data.stackexchange.com/codereview/query/298418/candidate-score?UserIds=
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2018 Moderator Candidate's Recent Activity

Q: Is the recentness of a user's site activity relevant to their candidacy for moderator? (Nominations) (Candidate's Answers) I collected some data for a simple metric for this election, and thought ...
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Is adding a single tag enough to constitute a meaningful edit?

Just now, it appears that the Suggested Edits review queue is full to the brim with a single user adding the performance tag to a lot of questions while leaving the content otherwise untouched. I ...
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“Flood” of “Doing something in [language]” titles

I always thought that questions containing a language tag in the title should be cleaned-up as discussed in Should name of programming language be in the title of a question? Apparently I'm the only ...
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Should questions about assembly code include architecture / platform tags?

I was reading this question about a FizzBuzz implementation in assembly for the ATmega16. I suggested that the OP include a tag indicating the architecture, because the fact that it was for an 8-bit ...
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What is the purpose of this weird duck?

I noticed (only today) whenever I visit any SE website, I get this weird comic on bottom of page: For a short while, I was wondering if my browser has been comprised by some web malware, so I decided ...
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Why is “Building a good C++11 template library - compile-time checked enum array” on-topic?

The currently highest voted unanswered question is, well, unanswerable. As Martin said one year ago, "there is actually nothing here to review" and "the actual code is missing as are some other parts ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

So... there might be some kind of news stirring. Stuff and things and such. In light of these recent events, Code Review is scheduled for an election next week, March 26th. In connection with that, we ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 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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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Regarding editing questions

I'm confused about several aspects of editing, specifically editing questions. I often see editors such as the speedy Jamal and others making relatively minor edits (such as changing "i" to "I"). ...
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Should I award bounties if an answer would receive half anyway?

I recently asked a relatively well received question which was not getting any answers. I placed a bounty in order to get some more attention. Finally I received one answer within the bounty period. ...
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Putting down my mug

I joined CR in May 2013, but only started living here in September of that year. I remember very well then, the site had been in beta for almost 1000 days, and I kept thinking that was a shame, CR was ...
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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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Passing on the mod hat

It's that time of the year again!... Elections! Wait, what? It's not a regular thing around here? Maybe it should be! With Mat and 200_success stepping down, elections should be coming soon (in 6-8 ...
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Nothing fishy going on here! Nope, not at all

Following Mat's resignation as moderator yesterday, I, too, have informed the Stack Exchange community that I am yielding my position as moderator. I know that it may be natural for many of you to ...
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A moderator edited my question. I don't like the way it looks now

The question in question is this. I specifically relate to the edit #2. I guess the intentions of the moderator were to improve the post, but I am unhappy about the way it looks now. The headlines are ...
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Feedback about downvote on “Extending IPrincipal.IsInRole()”

I have a question about my Code Review Stack Exchange post: Extending IPrincipal.IsInRole() I got a downvote, I can understand that, it's my first post here but not my first SE site. The high rep ...
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“Who Wrote This?” and What Do We Actually Consider Authorship?

As I was working through the Close Votes Review Queue, I came upon a question beginning like this: I just cloned (Github clone, not literal clone) someone's Tic-Tac-Toe game and I was originally ...
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Stack Exchange Data Explorer is up. What now, Wonderland?

If you didn't know already, the Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE) now includes Code Review and all public StackExchange beta sites. Bookmark: http://data.stackexchange.com/codereview/queries ...
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Incorrect suggested edit review - how to educate users?

The scenario: An asker posts a question. A low rep user notices some improvements to the questions code, and edits them into the question. The edit gets accepted in the review queues. Another user ...
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How should we revisit our standard close reasons?

We have some history, shown below, with our close reasons, there are some problems we have with them. And there has been a consensus to rework them for a while now. The latest I heard about this was ...
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Let's draft better Help Center pages!

To follow up on Help spot deficiencies in our Help Center, let's collaboratively draft better Help Center pages. For each Help Center page to be modified, post a Community Wiki "answer" containing ...
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Request to re-open “Find out relation between Devices…” question

I had sought out review for a question about some some proprietary code that I am working on. The code in question retrieves information from a list of one-to-many mappings and seeks to build a ...
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Invalid close votes on this C++ parsing question

I'm looking at this question. It has 3 close votes at the moment, but they are likely all invalid. The close reasons are "code not included or broken code", which is not the case. I have compiled ...
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Why was my edit to fix an answer rejected, even though it was approved by the author?

I suggested an edit to this answer. The edit came after I suggested the said changes in the comments (with 4 upvotes for the comment) and the author of the post told me it's better if I do it. So I ...
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Inline review format

What are your thoughts on writing reviews fully as inline code? We all take time out of our day to do these reviews but writing good reviews takes time, looking at the posted code, switching editors, ...
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Why is a NAA flag being handled by a Moderator?

I recently flagged an answer as "Not An Answer" and the flag was rejected with the reason: declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention ...
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Why does the Community bot have 5 reputation?

The community bot has 5 reputation: why is this? Also, its Main User has 1 reputation, and only the Meta user has 5 reputation, which doesn't usually happen; even with people. Is this a bug?
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Is a BNF grammar for a language acceptable for review as concrete code?

Syntax for a simple scripting language is a question asking for a review of a grammar of a C-like language. The grammar specification isn't an input for any specific parser generator tool: I wrote ...