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That's it for now

I'll make it short because I think the more I say the more likely it is that it'll offend someone. As a reaction to the latest events on MSE concerning the CoC and especially the Official FAQ on ...
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Mat's back, blame the monkey

When I put down my mug 18 months ago, I promised I'd stick around, and I did. I've been keeping a distant eye on CR and meta, while remaining in our Rubberducking dev chat, and monitoring vba posts on ...
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It is with disappointment that I hereby resign as a moderator

Note the updates at the end: In short, my resignation is now in full effect, though I suspect for a short while I'll still have a diamond against my name. A moderator is a person trusted by both ...
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Reviewing Programming Challenge requirements and givens

As I came across this answer Codility's Permutation Check in C# [answer #200620], I noticed the user reviewed quite a few requirements of the challenge, before reviewing the OP's code. My questions ...
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Requesting a comparative review of own code with third-party code

A user recently posted this question which-set-of-code-is-more-accurate where they ask for a comparative review between their code and code written by a third-party, hosted on GitHub. My question is ...
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What to do with a post that feels like a blog entry?

I've been following this question pretty closely, reading comments and everything because the "reasoning part" seemed... blog-ish. By reading this answer and the comments under it + the way the ...
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May I ask about repo usability/general feedback?

I have written a library. It compiles. It has basic unit tests. - One could say it works. However, I would like to improve the usability of the API and get general feedback. Am I allowed to open a ...
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What IS a Code Review?

So, this site is called "Code Review"... What we do here is... ask for and write Code Reviews, naturally. However, I feel that there are a whole bunch of different thoughts floating around about ...
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What do we do with out-of-sync questions?

This question is now in somewhat of a bad state. The OP did significant rewrites of their question, and then received an answer. Not realizing the sequence of events, I rolled the question back to ...
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Alternate solution - what counts as an insightful observation?

One of our latest HNQ's has drawn the attention of alternate solutions. Soon after the question was posted I answered it with an alternate solution, and got quite a few upvotes. My first version ...
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How does SE Code Review differ from a real life code review?

How do you contrast Code Review, as a StackExchange site, with a real-life code review? If there are differences, are these differences acceptable? How does Code Review bridge the gap between a ...
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Is simply telling someone to use an API an appropriate code review?

I recently viewed a question where the only answer was simply telling the OP to use a provided API instead of scraping data themselves. Is this considered an appropriate answer on Code Review? My ...
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How well is “malicious” code accepted here?

I recently asked a question that could possibly be used for malicious purposes. I tried to whittle the code down as much as I could to a "base" program so that a script kiddie wouldn't stumble across ...
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Is hacking/cracking on-topic? [duplicate]

Login to website behind captcha seeks to circumvent a captcha. I think that white-hat hacking or penetration testing for the purpose of security improvement might be OK, but this is clearly in the ...
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Is a changeset reviewable?

I'm looking at Java refactoring - reduce cognitive complexity by extracting private methods (note: the question has been edited since I wrote this. At that time, I was looking at Revision 4) and in ...
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Why is the [beginner] tag appropriate here as opposed to e.g. Stack Overflow?

I'm sure many of us have seen the blog post about the death of meta-tags on Stack Overflow. One of the tags included in the aforementioned blog post is beginner. However, this tag seems to be ...
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A “The answer's author agreed to this edit in question” button which could be used only if code was expanded

In this question I added a segment to the code scope only after describing the essential addition before the answerer in comments and getting his consent to make this addition in a reply comment. I ...
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Shouldn't [random] be renamed to [randomness]?

The tag random evokes the idea of a "random" post, something which is categorically disallowed on Stack Exchange.
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Was this rollback justified?

The rollback in question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/posts/216088/revisions I was told to contest the rollback here by the reviser and I believe the point of contention is about ...
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How do we train our self-moderators?

Over the past few months I have found myself voting to Leave Open many questions that someone else voted to close as not concrete. A case in point is this question. While this question could have been ...
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How to handle a VTC as duplicate that goes the wrong way around?

I encountered this review today, where a question was to be closed as duplicate of another, older question. However, the dupe target was closed, at -5 and unanswered. The quality was much lower than ...
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Can I ask questions about where my code went wrong in algorithms and problem solving?

I have recently started solving problems with Python. Many of the programming problems involve complex algorithms and are hard to solve. I need help knowing if the code I've written produces wrong ...
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Are implemented API reviews without code on-topic?

I've been reading through the various questions asking whether or not API reviews are on topic, but they've left me a bit confused. In particular "Are questions about public interface (API) on topic?"...
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Is the review of vocabulary/ontology use (e.g., for HTML structured data) on-topic?

In HTML, structured data is typically added with the syntaxes JSON-LD, Microdata or RDFa. The review of the syntax use is clearly on-topic, just like the use of plain HTML is. But what about the ...
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Dealing with defamation and site-policy

Yesterday I got two separate accounts of defamation against me. The first one Find the rotation point of a sorted array that is "rotated" accused me of using multiple accounts to down-vote their ...
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Advice without knowledge of specific language

I'm here for a little more than one year now but still very new to the how-to of the place, and a recent comment in this post made me think that maybe I was ...
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Synonym request for tag [animations], proposed synonym [easing]

Synonym Request I came across this question screen-transition-effect-like-in-final-fantasy-games where OP makes their custom easing function in order to smoothly transition a color over an image. I ...
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Can questions request only specific kinds of review guidance? [duplicate]

In other words: if a CR question asks only for performance feedback, or only for OOP structure feedback, etc., is that valid? And would answers providing review feedback on other aspects of the code ...
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(Follow-up) Possible Solution for Zombies : The Brainstorm

This is a follow-up to this post. We currently have 6022 unanswered questions + some others with zero score answers. In order to find ideas, I propose that we post ideas here on how to reduce the ...
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Let's not close fixable posts without explanation

There's one thing that's hooked me to CR more than on other sites and it's the fact that the community is really great. But recently I've noticed (I don't have any data to back it up) that we have ...
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Answer made on suggested comment, not on initial question

I came across the following answer: dynamically-add-remove-fields-on-input and don't know the site policy for this specific scenario. Scenario OP asks for the following: The following code allows ...
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What's the [api] tag for?

The taginfo for api describes what an Application Programming Interface is, but doesn't give any guidance as to what kind of question it applies to. Given that the majority of code here is at ...
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Review that targets code that makes the question off-topic, then question is updated

I was looking around for zombies and fell on this question : Importing text into PANDAS and counting certain words The review is basically pointing runtime errors in the code that would've made the ...
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On/off-topicness of “conclusions” added to the original question

I wonder what is your opinion about on/off-topicness of conclusions added to the original question like it has be done here at the bottom? Should such edits be rejected and a self-answer posted ...
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Are Nix expressions without any logic on topic? [duplicate]

I've written a configuration.nix file for my systems, and it would be very useful to have it reviewed. Nix expressions are code, very similarly to Puppet or Chef, but are declarative, so I wonder if ...
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Removing leading white space in question code blocks

I've made a couple of suggested edits to this question. The first one was rejected because it deviated from he original intent / it edited code. When I looked at the suggested edit, it did look like ...
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Does this question belong on Code Review? Should it go to Code Golf?

I posted this question about how to rewrite a C# algorithm in fewer lines of code, preferably using extension methods, which prompted a discussion in the comments about whether it was appropriate for ...
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Small portion of reviewable code isn't mine, but credited

I recently asked this question. I looked around, but it doesn't look like my problem has been asked here: A small (9 SLOC) portion of my code is an equation from a user on Stackoverflow. I credit the ...
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Reviewing non-working code when author thinks it's working?

I came across a pretty simple question where the author explicitly states: The function returns the correct output, and all known edge cases have been accounted for. I took this at face value and ...
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Why were comments removed that reported bugs in my question code?

The comments on my question here appear to have been removed. Some of these comments reported bugs in the original code. Given that question code can't be updated, and new questions or selfie answers ...
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How closely can code on this site be copied into other projects?

I understand that code found on Stack Exchange is under a Creative Commons License. This stipulates that any projects using the code must be shared with same (or compatible) license, and the author ...
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Multiple related question titles

I am creating a programming language, Linny, and have asked two questions (First Question Here, Second Question Here). As I continue to improve the language, I intend on asking more questions to ...
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Possible Solution for Zombies (unanswered questions)

Would it be possible for Code Review to award bounties on good questions that have remained unanswered for more than 6 months? When I was working through zombies I found a few questions I couldn't ...
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Is it okay to post questions that don't contain a full program/library?

For example, say I wanted to ask a question about memory efficiency regarding two versions of a structure I have in a specific language, but I'm only concerned about that one section of the program. ...
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Why was this answer for “Add and Search Word” deleted without any comments?

I'm wondering why a perfectly valid answer with two upvotes for the Add and Search Word question has been deleted? There is no comment explaining this strage action. From a regular user's point of ...
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Mod team updates and site status

Today the paperwork caught up with reality, and Simon officially relinquished his diamond. For me it is a sad occasion. Fortunately, I know Simon is not really going anywhere, and he'll still be just ...
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I was the shield that guarded the flags of users

I became a moderator in the first election four years ago but it is now time to step down. I came here to Code Review in November 2013, after browsing the site for a few days I posted my first ...
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Is it okay to post a series of exercises massively?

This website seems particularly interesting for users working on a book (like SICP or K&R) or any other series of exercises (like ProjectEuler), especially if they're working on their own and ...
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Links in snippets

I have a post on a multi-search-bar that just recently got marked as on-hold for broken code. I looked through it and it's considered broken code because I can't link to websites. I have two ...
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Code review of YouTube video

I have a YouTube playlist that I have created showing my iterative approach on a subject ("C# CUSTOM Script Language Creation"). I know that sites like this one have some limitations as to what is ...