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Is there a place for automated code reviews?

What I'd wish for is that I wouldn't have to be a human lint tool. — Pimgd There are questions on CR where running the code through lint or a similar tool could give useful tips to the poster, ...
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Should answers to clearly off-topic questions be encouraged or discouraged?

This question is clearly off-topic on Code Review. However, it did receive an answer which essentially points out the problem and makes some suggestions. The problem this potentially causes is that it ...
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Can working code be: off-topic -> not-working?

This question here: Shortest possible way of printing a specific board Summary: The code requirement is to print out a grid of text. The code does in fact print the grid The way it does that, is ...
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Are questions about public interface (API) on topic?

I'm writing some library code (ex. jQuery plugins, Django apps) that is meant to be used by other people as building blocks for larger applications. Often I don't see much need for others peer-...
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Synonymization proposal for version-specific language tags

I was checking out the tags today, and I think we could clean up a couple tags. For all three suggestions, I think a synonym should suffice. I was unable to propose them, as version-specific tags can ...
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Is it okay to modify code in a post if we've discovered a bug, before receiving an answer?

Assuming that I have a posted a question with working code, and I've discovered a bug in it without the help of an answer, is it okay to edit the code in the post with a fix?
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The NS-specific tags

There's been a bit of discussion in chat recently about the implementation-specific NS* tags. nsdictionary nsarray nsstring nsmutablestring In Objective-C there are classes named ...
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Should mostly working but a little bit broken code stay or be deleted?

I posted the question Parsing structured text in Java At first I thought it was working, later I have found a bug in the code. Should it stay or should it be deleted? Update: I have fixed the bug in ...
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Code Review Blog - Phase 2 - Define the Scope

On Hold SE Community Devs: The short of it is, it's kinda on us to make something that works, and we don't really do that. There isn't any real proper integration between the systems and the ...
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What is the appropriate MINIMUM length of a Code Review question?

Obviously related to this, but I want to know the opposite. How short is too short? For example, this doesn't seem long enough to be appropriate for a code review: Highlight input if empty The ...
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Weekend Challenge #6

One single proposal per answer, most upvoted as of 2014-01-04 (12:00AM UTC) becomes our next challenge! The winning entry shall be marked as the accepted answer. Oddly the system is starting to ...
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Tracking Graduation Progress

Moderator Note: This question has been identified a number of times as being a candidate for migration to Meta.SE - the main meta site. This question is really about tracking Code Review's ...
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CODE REVIEW 2017 Challenge

I want to introduce the Community Oriented Development Extravaganza, Requiring Extreme Vigor Inciting Extraordinary Winners (or CODE REVIEW) 2017 Challenge. Traditionally our Community Challenges are ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Migration paths to other sites

If you can cast close votes, you now have a new privilege! Up until recently, only moderators could migrate an off-topic question to Stack Overflow or Programmers.SE - if you haven't noticed yet, the ...
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2015 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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Performance checking tools

Performance checkers: What tools are available for attaining the metrics necessary to perform a performance review? Bench-marking is often not easily done by hand after all. This is a follow-up to ...
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100 days later: what's up?

November 15, 2013. 6:30AM UTC. Community Manager Grace Note posted How is Code Review doing right now?. We are 100+ days later. Rewind Since mid-November 2013, a number of things have happened: A ...
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CR Community Goes to GitHub!

Code Review. A community that learns as it grows, and grows as it learns. weekend-challenge projects are a huge opportunity to learn from each other. As individual coding marathons, these projects ...
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Code Review's Secret Santa 2015

To celebrate our first graduated Christmas (and because we feel like it), some regulars in The 2nd Monitor thought it would be a good idea to make a Secret Santa between members of Code Review! The ...
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Should code block(s) as answers always require an explanation?

Here is a great example of this. Granted, that was that user's first post, but this is still common. UPDATE: That example has since been updated, so consult the original version. This type of ...
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What makes for a good answer?

I found myself looking for some place to point a new user on why his answer wasn't a good answer. I couldn't find anything except the fairly unhelpful Help page's "How do I write a good answer". So, ...
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How long is long code

I usually hang out at the JavaScript tag, with a mix of jQuery, HTML and CSS where the code reviewed are usually snippets, which run around 100 lines and code that needs micro-optimizations. These are ...
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Code Review questions must contain code

As requested by Kaz and approved by the voters here on meta, questions asked on Code Review that do not contain code are now blocked. I've configured this initially as a three-line minimum (or three ...
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Best of Code Review 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, let's kick off Best of Code Review 2016! All Code Review users will be invited to nominate (link to) the best questions and answers from this year, and showcase them as ...
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Pastebin thoughts

The odds of someone submitting a massive amount of code seems likely on this type of site. Whether or not this is permitted is the first hurdle. If it is permitted, then offloading the code to a ...
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Prebash Challenge - 2014 - Simon Says - Now Complete

In Memory of Ralph H. Baer - 1922-2014 - co-inventor of the "Simon" game. This round is now complete! Simon Says will be the challenge this time Simon Says: +17 score Resistor: +12 score ...
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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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Is it okay to add someone else's linked code to the question?

Some questions link to the code they want reviewed, which is against site policy. Should one edit the code into the question in these cases? The problem I see is that all content on Stack Exchange ...
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Is Code Review useful for external users?

Let me first take Stack Overflow as an example. After collecting a database with thousands of questions and answers, SO can get many redirects from Google whenever somebody asks Google something like '...
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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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Code Review Clippy

A while back, y'all asked for some warnings for folks asking questions here: What would Clippy say? After thorough review (mostly by animuson & JNat), we've determined that the following warnings ...
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September 2016 Community Challenge

We've just gotten the August 2016 Community Challenge going, so it's time to pick one for September. It's time to choose a community-challenge for September 2016. Post your challenge as an answer to ...
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Help spot deficiencies in our Help Center

Regular participants will be familiar with procedures and practices on Code Review. For example, we have rules against asking hypothetical questions appending to or modifying the question after ...
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How can we get noticed on search engines?

We've got plenty of Google on Code Review — enough to burn. But how much does Code Review appear on Google? This is an important question, because Google drives traffic to Stack Exchange ??? Profit!...
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Code Prettify - Line numbers?

SE sites use Google Code Prettify for code formatting. While it's still up in the air as to whether we would be able to get SE to use community-voted code formatting, I've been experimenting with ...
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Homework Questions

We may soon see questions that are really part of somebody's homework. Given that this site is about advice and critique that can go as far as providing complete code alternatives should we be wary ...
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Meaningful question titles [duplicate]

I visited Code Review the first time and noticed that many question titles are meaningless. For example I found the following titles on the front page. How can I make this program a bit more ...
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Handling Asker not learning from previous reviews

Recently, a certain user has asked three times for code reviews in quick succession, for different parts of a project he is doing. This in itself is perfectly fine. However, he does not seem to have ...
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Challenge - Showcase the Stack Snippet Feature! - Challenge over!

The official blog announcing the feature has gone out, this competition is now closed. The Stack Snippet feature is now live. When you ask, or answer a question, click this button: When you use this ...
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Do we need to revisit code-golf questions?

The question of the role of code-golf on CodeReview was raised back in April. There was very little discussion, but there seemed to be a strong consensus at the time among meta users that code golf ...
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May 2017 Community Challenge

The April 2017 community-challenge has just been selected as simulating a multi-way intersection, so let's get started on picking one for May 2017. It's time to choose a community-challenge for May ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

Just to break the ice with one from the great seven: what should our FAQ contain? (One FAQ suggestion/answer)
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Need clarification on my close reason interpretation for a specific close reason

The question Does this method guarantee that cells in a CSV will be correctly partitioned? is a duplicate of this one (10k+ and mods only) which asks whether a singular function properly 'escapes' ...
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September 2015 Community Challenge

It's time to choose a community-challenge for September 2015. Post your challenge as an answer to this question. Feel free to resubmit non-winning ideas from previous months. Vote for those answers ...
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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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July 2016 Community Challenge

We've just gotten the June 2016 Community Challenge going, so it's time to pick one for July. It's time to choose a community-challenge for July 2016. Post your challenge as an answer to this ...
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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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August 2016 Community Challenge

We've just gotten the July 2016 Community Challenge going, so it's time to pick one for August. It's time to choose a community-challenge for August 2016. Post your challenge as an answer to this ...
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Winston Ewert is no longer a moderator?

I've just now noticed the missing diamond on his profile, along with this: There's no announcement on Meta, and this just seems like an abrupt change. I'm not sure how long ago this was, either. ...