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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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beautiful-soup vs beautifulsoup

For some reason, CR has a tag for the BeautifulSoup library named as beautiful-soup, with a hyphen even though there is no ...
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Clarify edit review screen

The pending edit screen is very confusing to me as someone who has never seen it before: It says I have 0 edits rejected. The rejection notice on the second line uses "this" vaguely. This question? ...
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Peer review a code review?

I recently made a for me, somewhat extensive code review and going through all the details I am unsure if I didn't lose myself a bit to much in reviewing. Can we ask in someway to peer review a code ...
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It it acceptable to ask questions that have arisen from another answer [duplicate]

It it acceptable to ask questions that have arisen from another answer, repeatedly. For example... I post working code and ask to have it reviewed. Someone answers with some suggestions. I re-write ...
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Can I ask to review my ebuild or rpmspec file?

Does the site welcome questions about writing ebuilds, rpmspecs or simular files for advanced package management? While it's relatively easy to come up with a working script, making a high quality ...
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Why are alternative solutions not welcome?

I skipped reviewing this answer because I am not sure what to do with it after I read the comment posted below it: Welcome to Code Review! You have presented an alternative solution, but haven't ...
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Made a code-review of broken code, but flagged it as well

I answered this question this morning on code review, mainly because I had the idea there were some things that could be good for a code review, however the code that was given wasn't working as ...
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A friendlier challenge

I am an emissary from Programming Puzzles and Code Golf, bringing a more co-operative and friendly challenge than before. I am aware that this too may get shot down, but I hope not, as this one is ...
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Should I give credits to reviewers when I post revised code?

I was just wondering about the following: I'm pretty new to programming and I use lots of help from people on Code Review. So it happened that I came up with a basic script and while it was reviewed ...
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A friendly challenge!

A few years ago you beat us (PPCG) to getting out of beta and getting a design. It is time for us to strike back. I am planning on hosting a King of the Hill challenge Programming Puzzles and Code ...
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Are requests to analyze the complexity of code on-topic?

Here is an example of a question that asks for a big-O analysis of a function (to count the number of ways to make change): What is the run time of this algorithm? Here is my algorithm ...
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Ok to repost code after incorporating suggestions? [duplicate]

If I've had a piece of code reviewed here, what's the consensus about posting the update for another review? Also, assuming it's ok, should it be an edit to the existing question, or a new post? (...
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Text minimum in questions

On all Stack Exchange sites, you can't post answers or questions that are mostly code. You always have to include some text minimum, otherwise you can't post the question. I do understand why this is ...
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Is it ok to ask here how code works? [duplicate]

I have a working piece of code without any documentation and explanation, but I don't understand how it works. Can I ask such questions or not?
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Sum of Maximum GCD from two arrays. Incorrectly closed, due to memory error

Yesterday we got the question Sum of Maximum GCD from two arrays. There was some language in it that I thought was in the gray area. And so myself and the OP exchanged a comment: I have concern ...
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Multi-user account cross posting on both Stack Overflow and Code Review

I answered a question today on Stack Overflow from which one of the commenters mentioned that this user had already posted his question several times on Stack Overflow during the past 24 hours, with ...
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How long does it usually take to get code reviewed on this site?

I submitted this code yesterday, and I am just curious when it would be reviewed. I was looking forward to learning some new things.
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Can I ask here for a blog post about programming review?

Can I ask here for a blog post about programming review? (I'm totally new to Code Review)
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Why has my suggested edit to rename some variables in an answer been rejected?

I have made an edit to this answer about 'Lissajous pattern simulator' to replace misleading names of two varables xStart and ...
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What could be done to improve this question?

A few weeks ago I posted a question to this site. I thought I was getting low views so I even put up a bounty for this question. Now after the bounty is almost ended, I still have no comments or ...
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Why was my request to review my website voted off-topic?

I have a question about my Code Review Stack Exchange post: Website for demonstrating company skillset The question above was voted off-topic when the only error that I get on my browser console is ...
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Respond to an answer?

I've asked a question and someone answered it. But inside the answer, there are some questionings, like "I'm not sure I understand your code here...". Should I attempt to answer the questions of the ...
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Should I post about my design and architectural concerns on Code Review or Software Engineering?

I've developed an application and I'd like to know if I've done it well. But my main concerns are not really about the code itself, which is quite simple, but more about the design and architecture, ...
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Can I correct an error in my own code?

In creating a MVCE for my code review (I cannot directly post my code for issues of legality, not to mention there's cruft in there that isn't necessary) I left an important part of the performance ...
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Would burninating [performance] bring good performance?

The performance tag has over 5000 questions which is also the master tag of 4 other tags. It can also be considered a "meta tag", much like previously burninated tags such as [naming] and [...
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Time limit exceeded and performance: what's the difference?

We currently have two tags that have quite a large amount of overlap in their definitions: performance Performance is a subset of Optimization: performance is the goal when you want the execution ...
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What are the conditions for asking a Wolfram Mathematica question here?

What are the conditions for asking a Wolfram Mathematica question here in this community instead of the specific Mathematica community? There is even a specific tag for this: wolfram-mathematica
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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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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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Is it appropriate to ask for review on an entire GitHub repo?

I have a Python application that I created a while back and I'm hoping to have someone with more Python experience than me look over the entire project and let me know if both the structure of the ...
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Indentation in answers

I've noticed that on three occasions now (1, 2, 3) people have edited my answers and removed the indentation that I had left in quotes from OP's code and in suggested replacements. One went so far as ...
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June 2017 Community Challenge

The May 2017 community-challenge has just been selected as simulating a chain/belt drive system, so let's get started on picking one for June 2017. It's time to choose a community-challenge for June ...
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SQL Query Review

Assuming a SQL query is well-formed, works correctly, and meets the other general criteria for appropriate reviewable code here, are SQL query reviews on topic? If so, is there a threshold of ...
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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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Multiple reviews or one big review?

I'm just putting my SQL code out for review: Part 3: Layer 4 Part 3: Layer 3 Part 3: Layer 2 Part 3: Layer 1 Would it have been better to do this in a single review? Or is the style of doing ...
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Where should I explain why I think one question is not a dupe to another?

I first posted question: Allowing switching between operator[] and at() based on NDEBUG Then I posted question: Allowing switching between operator[] and at() based on NDEBUG macro version Someone ...
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Can I ask for review for something specific without posting too much context?

I'm working on an Angular2 application and I think one very small, specific function (list filtering) needs improvement and I would welcome reviews. Essentially I iterate more times than I think is ...
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Votes on a Community Challenge come to a draw, what should we do?

Currently in the April 2017 Community Challenge selection, we have two answers that have been drawing for a while now. Or at least near enough. And so it got me thinking, what should we do if two ...
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How to improve “Populate a table from a database using JavaScript” question?

I recently had a question receive fairly low attention (25 views, 1 comment, and 0 answers). It seems reasonably tagged, I'm familiar with bounties, and I've already read the FAQ on how to attract ...
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Concern about people using my poor quality code that was reviewed rather than a fixed version

Someone (who will not be named to protect the guilty) I had been in contact with on github sent me a slightly concerning message (outside of SE I may have a code stalker); they were using some of my ...
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Is it okay to ask for feedback on code you modified extensively but aren't the original author of?

There's an init script template I used once a while ago. I've been working on tweaking it to be more POSIX compatible and stylistically easier to follow, but I'm not the sole or primary author. https:...
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What are peak times for Code Review answers?

This may be completely my perception (I'm admittedly working with a small sample), but it seems like a fair number of the answers on my questions here have come in the later afternoon and evening in ...
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Is an answer not discussing the code at all on-topic?

I came across the question: Single-page personal portfolio website It has an answer, that doesn't review the code at all. It only comments: […] I can tell you there is not many things you can ...
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The character threshold for editing questions needs redressing

Why is it that any changes to a question must be a minimum of 6 characters? I believe this to be an arbitrary rule that needs to be relooked at, as sometimes, and in the case of a question where I ...
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Can I include a short story of implementation?

After trying to implement functionality mentioned in this answer I've run into deep troubles. I learned a very important aspect of C++ template type deduction, and I think that the knowledge could be ...
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Asking questions on evolved code

Sometimes I have a question on a specific class, piece of code, etc. I post the code, get some feedback and make changes as I see necessary. I then may add extra features to the code and it continues ...
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April 2017 Community Challenge

It's that time of year again! I want to get a head-start on the 2017 community challenge, we have a lot of new faces over the winter and it would be great to get everyone participating again! For ...
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How to get more attention to my question? [duplicate]

Let me start off by saying I have already read: How can I make my question get more attention? Because of reading that I have edited my question using the linked post to include more description etc. ...
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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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Are you allowed to post incomplete programs that you still want reviewed?

Are you allowed to post incomplete programs that you still want reviewed? I made the start of a battleship game, but I want people's opinion before I finish it.