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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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Change the licensing of code in Code Review contributions to GNU GPL

It seems that one of the community's main aversions to changing from the current CC license, to a more permissive MIT license, is the idea that people seem to not want to simply give code away. ...
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Is the automatic low quality answer comment unfit for Code Review?

This is the comment made on my behalf when I recommended deletion on an answer in the VLQ queue: This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author,...
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The problem with insufficient context

The new (well, not that new now) Insufficient Context close reason has a problem. People see the name and think it is about the text surrounding the code. The text context for the code. But the ...
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Call of Duty II - We're still on a mission

Briefing. November 16, 2013. In response to a not-so-shiny Stack Exchange Community Managers' review of our favorite Stack Exchange site and seeing that about 10% of the site's content consisted of ...
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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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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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“How To Format” guide has misleading UI elements

The "How To Format" guide on the right side of the screen is misleading. It uses "►" for each item in the list. Usually this "►" means that the list item is expandable, but it is not an expandable ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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Do not prematurely accept answers

With the voting debate going on, I'd like to make a related point: Please do not prematurely accept answers. As much as I love getting the tick mark, it is a signal that tells the community that a ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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What's the [api] tag for?

The taginfo for api describes what an Application Programming Interface is, but doesn't give any guidance as to what kind of question it applies to. Given that the majority of code here is at ...
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First impressions on iOS SE app, as relates to Code Review

I have taken a number of screen captures of different interactions one would have with SE, specifically on the Code Review site. Here are some of my early observations. Please note: Throughout this ...
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Reword tour page to specify best practices in specific cases

This is my own fault, but if I made the mistake I'm sure others could too. I missed that "Best practices in general" was in the "Don't ask about section" because I stopped at "Best practices and ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Tags “Types” and their Usage

This is a question spawned from @Mat's Mug's comment on a question I had about a tag removal. It seems that there is some consensus among the more senior users here about the way some tags should be ...
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Can the help page on what a good answer is be updated with specifics?

The How do I write a good answer? page seems to be generic SE help page rather than specific to Code Review; can this page be updated with specifics to this site? Is there a help page on how not to ...
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Use a font family which has an actual italic variant (instead of oblique)

In the new design there was a change to the CSS that determines the fonts used for posts. This is what it is using now, based on my research: ...
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Can I legally post my solution to a company's coding test?

I had to do a coding test as part of the interview process for a job. The company didn't give me any feedback, though, and just told me they wouldn't be proceeding with my application. Can I legally ...
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Redundant thank you notes in questions

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 or little personal notes on the site which purpose is to review the code ...
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Help with collections of categorized tags

I've been working on categorizing tags in CREATE TABLE queries on this post, and I would like to request community help. Here is the query The idea is to group ...
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How can I improve this question about asyncio?

I recently asked this question on Code Review which was ill-received and got 4 close votes for being off-topic. I believe the main problem to be that I used a dummy function for a third party API ...
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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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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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Why the hate on this HTML/CSS question?

I am curious to hear the reasoning behind why Simple Business Card Website is still closed. It has a title describing what the code does It requests a code review It contains the code that needs to ...
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How do I follow questions and be alerted to changes/answers?

To follow a Post you want to click the cool Star Button/Favorite button on the left just underneath the voting buttons This shows a question that I have favorited. I want to know if there is any ...
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Correct edit rejection

As code edits are reviewed by peers, anyone who has rights to review the edits can approve or reject edits. I suggested this edit and, AFAIK, my edits are correct. But this got rejected. I know this ...
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Can I ask about my CloudFormation infrastructure template?

I have a template for some infrastructure using AWS CloudFormation that I'd like reviewed. However, I'm not sure if it's on-topic here; it's YAML that's describing infrastructure, not a program per se....
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Finding change in knapsack

Currently, there's 6 questions tagged change-making-problem: one in 2012, two last year and three this year so far. This kind of problem is closely associated with (or rather, a subset of) the ...
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Remove or change [c++]

The tag c++ has become ambiguous and a source of confusion. There is c++98 (not used), c++03, c++11, c++14, soonish there will be c++17 and c++22 and then there is c++0x (synonym for c++11) and c++1y (...
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Wiki for [finance] tag

I think that now we have an overlapping tag for everything to do with finance (thanks to @200_Success's comment on Do we need a [payment-system] tag?) We need to decide what the description should be ...
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Specific questions about design

I have some confusion whether specific question which are asking about design off-topic or on-topic? Specifically these 2 questions are confusing me Are private extension methods a bad thing to use? ...
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New design cache issues in chat

After a few days with the new design, some other users and I still experienced that the icons when clicking persons in the chat room experienced seeing the old icons. I snagged the followed image: ...
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012: You're invited!

We're having a Stack Overflow meetup to get together with fellow programming, web, and other technology enthusiasts. But not all of our programmers and technology enthusiasts live on Stack Overflow, ...
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undocumented effects of indentation on sub-lists

What's the actual rule for sub-list nesting? The documented rules say to indent this sublist entry by 4 spaces, but any indentation from 1 to 7 SEEMS to work. Code block formatting works as ...
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Why was I told to include a programming language tag for an [nginx] question?

It already had the tag nginx which is the configuration language at hand. The person that answered the question did a fine job and obviously knew what the question was about. Unduplicating prox_pass ...