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What can I do if someone is downvoting my answers without explanation?

Getting a downvote now and then isn't a problem, but what if someone is downvoting answers without explanation and it seems it is just for the sake of downvoting? I got three downvotes on answers ...
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Specifying that a question is still under construction

Since modifying code is not allowed after an answer has been received, can a user comment on a question he/she just posted to state that the question is under construction, therefore postponing fast ...
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Should the “broken code” close reason be reworded?

Here are our current close reasons: As @rolfl explains here, the gist of each of these three close reasons can be roughly summarized as the opposites of: your code works as intended it is ...
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Clarification on close reason

This question was closed per the Authorship of code reason. However nothing in the question seems to suggest that it is not written by the OP. Were there maybe (now deleted) comments that made clear ...
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Are questions on design only requiring minimal code off topic?

I asked this question which someone has flagged as off topic, referencing a question that referred to pseudo code as a reason. My question is in regards to the overall design and not changes to how ...
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I saw no notification about my answer that was to be deleted

I spotted the deletion only because I forgot to close the browser tab: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/a/134503/665 It's ridiculous that I was not notified that someone saw some issue with my ...
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Custom Close Reason Post-Mortem

Why does this Python maze-solver NOT get stuck? [closed] This question was closed using the custom close reason. The comment posted with the custom close reason was: This question appears to be ...
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Should [adventure-game] and [role-playing-game] be synonymized?

We have both adventure-game (14 questions) and role-playing-game (5 questions), which don't seem to differ much in the questions being asked for both. Plus, most of these questions involve a console ...
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Requesting a review of part of a small project [duplicate]

I have a project of 300+ lines, however I only want to review a part of the project. The project is hosted on GitHub. Does that mean that I have to post the full 300+ lines and highlight that I want ...
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Are we somehow misusing CR.Meta? (what's off-topic on meta?)

Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that this site is far less, uh, stuck-up (in a good way?) than SO/MSO can be (despite the occasional craziness). Maybe it's because we're short of a moderator, but ...
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Question Titles in the Long Run [duplicate]

This is a question with a duplicate title to (dis-)prove a point made here: "there is no need at all for [the title] to be unique" Except that the Stack Exchange software requires it. – svick ...
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How many lines of code are too much? [duplicate]

I've built an ASP.Net component, for example, which consists of a base class with 670 lines of code, a sub class with 180 lines, plus some code to illustrate it's usage. I think this is a perfect ...
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Best of Code Review 2013 — Thousand Words category

Please post your nominations for Best of Code Review 2013 — Thousand Words category: Most effective use of images in a question or answer. In your nomination post, be sure to include a link to the ...
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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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Is [methodology]'s methodology worthy of burnination?

I've just now discovered the tag methodology. It's associated with only 8 questions, and it has no tag wiki. Not only does the name sound like it could be off-topic, but the lack of a wiki really ...
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Python 2.7 wiki

Related to this meta. The Python 2.7 wiki states (emphasis mine): Use this tag if you are specifically using Python 2.7. Such questions should be tagged with [python] as well. Why? The tagging ...
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Is it possible for me to get a review of my language? [duplicate]

I'm currently designing a stack-based language intended for scripting. I'm wondering if it's possible for me to have its syntax evaluated by this community, e.g., I'd describe the language and how it ...
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Should I ask a separate question?

This examples applies for web mainly, but could apply for other stuff also. Let's say I develop a web plugin that has both JavaScript code and CSS. Should I post one question to review the ...
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Are code-only questions off-topic? [duplicate]

I was browsing through the beginner tag and saw this question. It looks functional and is certainly review-able, but OP posted absolutely nothing besides the code. No hint about what it does, or what ...
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How to prevent people from answering off-topic questions?

Assume a person is asking about their broken code and someone suffering from FGITW-syndrome immediately answers it. Then maybe the answer and/or even the question gets upvoted. This completely ...
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Announcement: New chat room CRCQR

As some of the regulars at the SE Code Review site already noticed we have a new chat room to request and discuss question closures: SE Code Review Close Questions room I've setup that room due to ...
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Is it appropriate to edit excessive line breaks from code?

Some questions (2) have quite a few extra lines which are kind of unnecessary. I guess they could be attributed to "style" but in my opinion they make to more lines and less to readable code. For ...
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Should we reconsider the code ownership policy?

This question of mine (10k required) was put on hold with the explanation This question does not appear to be a code review request within the scope defined in the help center. Please see the ...
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What causes a question to get closed as example code?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/78110/multiple-if-else-how-to-reduce-cyclomatic-complexity-of-code Here's an example of something that was tagged as example code. I'm wondering what ...
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Are questions about which of a few implementation choices to pick from on topic here? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a question roughly of the form: I am trying to implement some not uncommon thing, X. I have done it in three different ways: Full, working, concrete example implementation ...
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Clojure tag not sorting first

I've noticed that all language tags are sorted first but clojure tag. Is this by design or is there some setting that this tag is missing?
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The problem with insufficient context

The new (well, not that new now) Insufficient Context close reason has a problem. People see the name and think it is about the text surrounding the code. The text context for the code. But the ...
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Do we really need to discuss every new tag?

So, I've been caught up in a bit of tag creation scandal lately. I have sufficient privileges to create new tags and do so when I feel they benefit the site. So far, in my six months here, I have ...
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Request to add answer structure close to the answering field

Coming from this post, I'd like to address this as a feature request. What is it about? Lowering the threshold that people might experience when wanting to answer new questions. I have the feeling, ...
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Posting a whole project, ready for public review [duplicate]

Say I have an open source project hosted on GitHub or wherever, currently in the public review, testing, and bug reporting phase. The Asking page says: ...feedback on a specific working piece of ...
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Should we have a [reactive-programming] tag?

In computing, reactive programming is a programming paradigm oriented around data flows and the propagation of change. This means that it should be possible to express static or dynamic data flows ...
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Can Stack Overflow be removed as a migration target?

There are a number of reasons why migrating to stack overflow is a good thing: People who ask off-topic questions on Code Review are able to get answers to their questions (even if it is on a ...
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Not notified of unwanted edits to question

I was surprised to see one of my questions being changed that much that the intent of the question was removed from it. As C++ is evolving rapidly, I was experimenting with one of its features: ...
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Can we do away with “someone else's code” wording? [duplicate]

The other day we got the question Python - Print the average of a list which is a value in a dictionary [on hold]. When I came across this question it was being closed for a custom close reason, I can'...
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Any reason my “Emulation of SE's text input control for tags” question has gone unanswered?

Is there something wrong with this question ... Emulation of SE's text input control for tags ... that might make it difficult or unpleasant to answer? Can you suggest what I should do to ...
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What is the relationship between “example code” and “example project?”

A handful of people seem to have formed the opinion that an example project is exempt from this topicality constraint: Is it actual code from a project rather than pseudo-code or example code? The ...
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Do we have a blurry scope?

When building the base of 'the guide to wonderland', I've looked through the scope and site-policy tags. But I don't really know what the difference is, and I'm unsure why a significant amount of them ...
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My question was closed without any explanation

My question was closed and I haven't found any explanation as to why it was closed. According to FAQ, we can ask questions about best practices. My question was about testing and my code did what it ...
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How do I create a FAQ or Help page?

An easy way to test certain theories about improving Code Review's demographics would be to run ads on Stack Overflow. I ask because I would like to form an opinion for myself about how hard it is ...
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Should there be evidence for a provided reason when a question is put on hold?

It is easy to say about code that it is written by someone else. It is fine if it is based on concrete facts by providing a link to that code of which they think that it is written by someone else. It ...
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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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Could Code Review be used to create a community library?

Here is the elevator pitch: Using Code Review to assemble a collection of extension methods for .NET and extracting a library out of it. Originally I created a separate SE site proposal to achieve ...
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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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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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Would code review be a good place to ask for a review of a presentation?

I have a presentation on AMD and I need a few good reviews on it. Would this type of "review" be a good fit for the site?
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Should minor broken code be reviewed?

Translating array pointer access from C++ to Delphi I agree that the question should not be deleted for minor problems like that (Should mostly working but a little bit broken code stay or be deleted?...
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Why was “Check if a variable is one of a set of valid strings” put on hold?

They said: Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete implementation. Questions seeking an explanation ...
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Closing of questions citing “off-topic” as reason where user-defined code and standardized code is clearly equivalent

See From the below javascript code snippet which one is considered to be most appropriate? [on hold] Scenario 1: ...
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Change the licensing of code in Code Review contributions to MIT

One of several problems of having a creative commons (CC) license for code generated on Code Review, is that it is incompatible with major software licenses. Your project would have to either have to ...