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Make constexpr synonym to a new tag, constant-expression

I'm proposing creating a new tag, constant-expression, and then making constexpr a synonym for constant-expression, rather than constants. Constant expression in C++ requires different usage of ...
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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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What's the best way to change how my code looks?

A long time ago the question avoiding Python multiline string indentation was asked. The question was well received with a score of 66 and 16 favourites. It was even answered by one of our previous ...
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Playing our home-made games!

As developers we know that it's not always easy to get people to play the games that we make. We also know that it's not always easy to find motivation to work on the games you want to make. This is ...
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Should we censor rude language in comments/strings of posted code?

What I’m refering to mostly started with this edit where strong language that possibly originated as a joke from the OP was flagged as rude and removed from the question entirely. The code in the ...
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I changed my question after comments

I closed an earlier post asking for code-feedback on the Click CLI framework I wrote for my scripts. I reopened the question simply about my approach to templating scripts. I rewrote the post as an ...
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Should vote to close for Code Review comments be flagged?

In The accepted answer by durron597 to A guide to Code Review for Stack Overflow users, it is prescribed: Please do not vote to close with a custom reason that "it belongs on Code Review". Some ...
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Handling things that seemingly *every* new writer of a language gets wrong

I've noticed that, for whatever reason, seemingly every new user of Clojure tries to use def to create local variables. I've noticed it here, and on Stack Overflow, ...
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How should we review code written around a template?

It is fairly common for review requests to be for homework or interview practice questions. For example there's a fairly steady stream of python tic-tac-toe games which I'm basically convinced fall ...
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Poor mans count, is it off-topic?

Recently we had the question "Project Euler Problem #12 - Highly divisible triangular number" It was closed as the OP included how to use the function with the function's code. The code as posted ...
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Can I include problem statements when posting exercise solutions to Code Review?

I have several books of programming exercises that I am working through. I would like to post some of my solutions to Code Review. Can I include problem statements along with my solutions without ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“unclear what you're asking” vs “Lacks concrete context”

Aren't these two close reasons too similar? Since the Lacks concrete context exists I cannot remember using the unclear what you're asking anymore. unclear what you're asking Please clarify your ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Should we bring back the fun?

Since we've not had any fun in a little while, I thought maybe it'd be a good idea to 'bring back' the fun. In the past this has been in the form of Winterbash, community challenges, best of 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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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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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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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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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 ...