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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The gray areas of Code Review: Hypothetical / Example code

This is related to Why is hypothetical example code off-topic for Code Review? Which is related to On-Topic question #3: Is it actual code from a project rather than pseudo-code or example code? ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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. ...
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Self-accepting own answer when competing answers exist

It came up in chat that one particular user seemed to be in the habit of: Posting a good question; Receiving good answers; Posting his/her refactored code as community answer, after adapting some ...
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August 2015 Community Challenge

The top-voted answer is Racetrack: "In the game of Racetrack, cars race around a track bounded by two concentric closed loops drawn on a square grid. Implement a program that plays this game." It's ...
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Are code snippets with known memory leaks broken?

As part of our check-list for questions on CodeReview, we require that code is working to the best of the askers knowledge. Does code with a known memory leak qualify is broken per this rule? On the ...
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How to share an API Key to potential reviewers?

I'm cooking up a question where I use a GET method to download a CSV file and do some stuff with it (no spoilers for now). The GET method requires an API key. I do not want to embed it in the ...
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action = ([ternary-operator] == bad_tag ? “burninate” : “keep”)

Currently, there's 17 tagged questions for this tag, either being superfluous (use every tag I can) kinda questions, or very complex ternaries replaced a potentially large ...
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Project Euler Solutions

I was thinking that some of my python solutions to project Euler problems might be good candidates for code review - pretty short little programs that I've tried to write well, but would love to get ...
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Suggested edit attempts to format code

This suggested edit attempts to format the code in the question. Since this meta post states that it would be better to leave formatting advice as part of answer, I am inclined to reject this ...
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Confused by FAQ

The FAQ states [emphasis mine]: Code Review - Stack Exchange is for sharing code from projects you are working on for peer review. If you are looking for specific feedback about… Code ...
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Are requests for review of language design on topic?

This is the question that prompts this meta: Is my language easy/hard enough? How badly is it designed?. Paraphrased: I am thinking about making a language somewhat based on macros, and looking ...
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Asking questions - including full code

In my first CR question, I was looking for feedback about my implementation of a graph data structure and an algorithm for depth first traversal, as I am studying these at the moment. Although I ...
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Best of Code Review 2014 - Exterminator category

Please post your nominations for the Best of Code Review 2014 - Exterminator category. Answer that points out the most interesting obscure bug in the original code. In your nomination post, please ...