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Questions tagged [discussion]

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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Can I ask for a review on a website?

Is this OK or not really? If I develop a website template, CSS/HTML/JS, is it acceptable to post that as a code sample to be reviewed as an external URL?
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Statistics on the success of this site

I am wondering if anyone can provide statistics on how this site is doing as compared to others in the SE network at this stage in its life cycle. I'm curious to see if the site is on par, or lacking ...
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Why do so many people on CR have a reputation score of 101?

I was looking through the user list and it looks like a lot of people registered on Code Review (the main site, not meta) already have a reputation score of 101 without having participated on this ...
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Are “What does this code do?” questions on-topic here?

Example (now deleted): https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4917334/what-does-the-below-codes-do
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What's the point of Code Review.SE? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is this site different from StackOverflow? I think you can ask and answer questions for code review either on SO or programmers. What's the point of Code Review Stack ...
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Answering your own review

As a piece of code is subjected to peer review, the author should also be looking at ways to improve his code. Sometimes a problem pointed out by others will direct his attention to another issue in ...
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Editing your own answer

As an example, consider this answer. One of the comments I had on the code posted asked whether a method needed to be public. A comment was posted stating that in this context the method in question ...
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How many could review Lisp, Scheme, or Racket?

For future reference, I would like to get an idea of how many people could review Lisp, Scheme, or Racket programs and code. Of course, my work will not be very advanced for some time yet.
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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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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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Are questions about performance on-topic?

From: JSON API for some bank account I can see questions where somebody has designed code to be explicitly fast and needs another pair of eyeballs to validate the code. But are questions that ask ...
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Are database design reviews in scope?

See this question: Can you peer review my database design for a school system?
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Who should our moderators be?

It seems every new StackExchange should get a community wiki post going to nominate moderators for the Beta period. So, lets nominate some people. :)
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Is asking for code review on a patch file OK?

Most open source projects accept updates via patch files. And any non trivial fix is going to be spread across multiple files and thus take up lots of space in the standard format. Do you think ...
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How is this site different from Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I've decided to check this site out since it was tweeted by the great Jeff Atwood himself. The first question I saw was "Advice on making ruby code more ruby-like", which is the kind of question I see ...
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Reviews of code not stored here

This question is inspired by a question I just saw: Review website done after one week of learning HTML and CSS How do we want to handle these issues? We wanted to avoid pastebins since having the ...
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Why show reputation on meta?

Why does meta show all this reputation data, if there is no rep for meta?
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How can we promote our site?

One of the 7 essential meta questions: This is rapidly becoming a hot issue across the entire network: how to promote your site and how to reach out to the experts and pundits in your ...
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Should be focus on solving OPs problem or more general analysis

I couldn't come up with a better title so bear with me. Preface (please read): The private beta is slowly coming to an end so i'd like to have discuss a little about that topic since onces public ...
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With < 24hrs to public beta, is Code Review Shaping up to the way you like?

The title captures the question pretty well. Since public beta is almost upon us, I think it's useful to take a step back and reflect a bit on code review's construction so far. Is it going in a ...
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The problem of tool-related questions

The FAQ clearly states that one should not ask questions about code review tools or best-practices. Yet, somehow I sense that a lot of questions about those topics are bound to be posted. Now, from ...
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Cross-posting etiquette

Is it okay to copy a previous post from Stack Overflow, in the interests of building questions during the beta stage of Code Review? I'm perfectly happy with the answers I received for the question ...
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Should references always be used in answers?

The best answers I've seen, on this site and on programmers, often include references to experts on refactoring, design patterns, and other computer science fields. I have learned a good bit about ...
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Should “your code seems fine” answers be acceptable?

I want to ask your opinion on how we should handle submitted question with code that is "fine". I assume that will be the case for very view of the submitted review requests since everyone likes and ...
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Role of chat on Code Review

I was briefly talking to @TryPyPy in chat about the use of chat on Code Review and he agreed to take it to Meta. It might offer some advantages (faster feedback/iterations, easier to communicate) and ...
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List of StackOverflow questions to migrate

Ivo Wetzel has listed in detail a great set of prerequisites for migrating SO questions over here. Migration is a win-win situation, so we should invest some energy in bringing good on-topic questions ...
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What makes a good question? [duplicate]

I think it would be a good idea to compile a list of guidelines on how to ask good question. What information should be present, how to structure it, etc.
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Should design questions be on-topic here?

Design questions are ones that deal with architecture, package layout, object hierarchies, etc., but do not necessarily include code. We already deal with this sort of question on a daily basis at ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

What should our logo and site design look like?
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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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What is the appropriate length of a Code Review question?

While Stack Overflow questions often contain segments of pseudocode or purposely abbreviated code in order to make the question more palatable to other readers, for something like a Code Review, the ...
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Which answer to accept?

I can imagine this situation coming up frequently on this site. What should we do when there are multiple helpful valid answers? Accept the one we think is most helpful? Accept the one that was ...
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Correcting an error vs reviewing code

So there has been a lot of discussion about what purpose a code review will have in this site. Whether or not users should be able to bring a "Help me my code is broken" to this site. So, what does ...
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Are reviews of code in Stack Overflow answers in scope?

Say you spent some time on a code answer to a SO question (example). Is it OK to forward the same code to Code Review or should any comments be left to happen in SO? If it's OK to ask for a review, ...
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Poor man's inline comments: Should we suggest using these?

It just occurred to me that the markup test I had done could look better: Original ...
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Do questions about specific issues belong here or on StackOverflow?

I'm referring to this question specifically. The OP knows the code as-is doesn't work and is looking for the answer to a specific question.
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Should line numbers for code snippets be added?

I recall seeing a request for this in meta SO in the pass, but for various reasons that escape me at the moment, there were no plans to do that. Should this be reconsidered for code review considering ...
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Should one person have multiple answers?

This question came up in regards to my comment on this post. If somebody has two different approaches for reviewing a piece of code, should they combine them into one answer, or have separate answers?...
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Should answers include unit tests?

If I'm answering someone's question, instead of saying "your code will fail on input x, y or z", should I provide a unit test snippet?
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Shoud this site focus on reviwing peoples code or how to review code

I think that code review, especially peer review, is essential in improving quality, decreasing maintenance costs, etc. So, should this site strive to help people promote this philosophy or merely ...
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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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How do we define duplicate questions?

This QA site doesn't quite take the form that others do. Here, we have fairly specific questions. But I already see two Project Euler #1 questions that are similar. Are these duplicates?
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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)