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 over a GitHub project - if I'm looking for review over the overall architecture? [duplicate]

Very Related Question : Can I put my code on a third party site and link to the site in my question? I plan on moving my project to GitHub, and I was wondering if I would be able to ask for a Code ...
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Discouraging gigantic headers in answers?

-~- Your Yearly Airing Of The Grievances -~- A lot of answers follow the template of: Avoid X Description of why X is bad Do Y Description of why Y is good and better than what OP ...
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Is it time for the [python] to become extinct?

Every time a post involves Python code, it has the Python tag AND the Python version tag that suits the version of Python that the post is using. I think that is a little repetitive, and we should ...
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Should Code Review serve as a refactoring cookbook?

NB. It's not an argument against "keeping the original code intact". I understand the point, I agree with the benefits and I realize the issues that may arise should we digress. I'd like to hear the ...
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Should minor broken code be reviewed?

Translating array pointer access from C++ to Delphi I agree that the question should not be deleted for minor problems like that (Should mostly working but a little bit broken code stay or be deleted?...
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Is ROBLOX Lua allowed on code review?

I've recently gotten more interest in roblox lua, and I was wondering if code review allows it. Here's an example piece of code I want to share, but I fear that it could be closed as off-topic. ...
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HeadFirst - Design-Patterns: Porting from Java to C# and C++ for reviewing

I am learning design patterns once more. The book mentioned above offers the examples in java, and I read them, write them and follow the book, I really like their kind of writing. But I gave myself ...
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Code review of YouTube video

I have a YouTube playlist that I have created showing my iterative approach on a subject ("C# CUSTOM Script Language Creation"). I know that sites like this one have some limitations as to what is ...
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Knowledge-based authentication using Domain-driven Design belongs to Software Engineering

I find the question Knowledge-based authentication using Domain-driven Design in C# should be moved to Software Engineering because the only code that OP has posted is clearly hypothetical, OP even ...
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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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Is it more proper to use gcc or g++ while compiling a question in the C Language tag?

I answer a question with a C language tag and got down-voted for using #define rather than const or static for defining constants. One of the constants is defined in terms of the other constants. When ...
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Why was “Check if a variable is one of a set of valid strings” put on hold?

They said: Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete implementation. Questions seeking an explanation ...
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Questions should not be locked when off-topic comments are moved to chat for the first time

I my opinion, it's to early to lock a question when moving off-topic comments to the chat for the first time. It's understandable when it repeats two or three times... and it certainly did in the ...
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Is it off-topic to ask for test cases (“use cases”)?

May I ask if you can come up with tests if I have functional code or do I have to develop good tests myself? I did develop a test that works but only with static libraries (which I might consider a ...
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The case for [python-typing]

PEP 483 and PEP 484 finally introduced semantics for function annotations, and adds a new typing module to the standard library that provides important types, ...
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Is {language} on-topic?

When looking to see if a niche language is on-topic on Code Review it's fairly hard to tell if it is or isn't. The help centre only says "code": Code Review is a question and answer site for ...
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Isn't this whole site opinion based?

I was looking at some questions and also the guidelines of StackExchange clearly state that it's impossible to avoid opinion in something which is done by human being. According to SE, but also to ...
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Accepting reviews (opinions) instead of facts that work [duplicate]

When should a answer be "accepted" since in Code Review it is a opinion review, and not a fact-based answer that points to a problem in a code (or something like that), and any opinion can be good ...
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Why is my post still on hold after several edits?

Following the procedure states here, I'm creating this post to bring to your attention to my post that is still on hold since two days without any further information despite my several edit. Div ...
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Why was “Set ADT union Assistance” not migrated to Stack Overflow?

I voted to migrate this question to Stack Overflow, but it seems I was the only one: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/111092/set-adt-union-assistance it is off-topic here on Code ...
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“Count maximum number of thieves that can be caught” question should be reopened

The following question was closed as off-topic: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/176469/count-maximum-number-of-thieves-that-can-be-caught The code seems complete to me and the ...
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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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Could Code Review also serve as a code repository? [duplicate]

The main purpose of Code Review is for asking questions and providing answers. But can we also use Code Review as a code repository because it will provide more search engine visibility. I have ...
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What about questions which demands expert opinion and design feedback

This has been an issue here since a long time and I see a lot of people just to get brownie points jump in and copy paste the answers which can be as generic as possible for example: Use linter Bad ...
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Can I repost my question if the original received no answers or comments?

The question I posted received no comment or answer at all. It was just edited by another person to make the wording better and clearer. I reviewed the question but I can't find any way to improve it. ...
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JavaScript concepts applying to JSX posts

Many posts are tagged with jsx as well as javascript and sometimes ecmascript-6, but then those latter tags are often removed by others. While I understand that jsx is not syntactically valid ...
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Gold tag-badge users closing questions as pre-written off-topic duplicates

I often see questions which are blatantly off-topic, like, for instance, when this question (can only be viewed with enough rep, as it has been deleted) showed up. The shown c# code had been <...
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Official xkcd of CodeReview

I noticed some CS websites have an xkcd that fits what they do pretty well. I was randomly clicking through some the other day, and I happened upon this: http://xkcd.com/1513/ PLEASE note that I ...
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The opportunity to post an anonymised code. To have no problems at the place where you work

[This is in respect of this question on Code Review, which contained anonymised proprietary code, and which was closed as discussed here.] My feature-request to make is possible to post the ...
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Asking a question to understand why code is broken gets closed

I am trying to understand the compiler's reasoning about a certain implementation involving a default method and an abstract one with this question. If you see the initial version, it explains that a ...
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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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Please reopen this question on templates vs. non-templates in C++

Using templates and function overloads to set DOM attributes This question was quickly marked "on hold", which means new answers cannot be posted (not even by me, who's already posted one incomplete ...
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Please reopen “Trick circumvents [position: sticky] restriction to parent”?

Trick circumvents [position: sticky] restriction to parent My question was put on hold. Please vote to reopen it!
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Closing of questions citing “off-topic” as reason where user-defined code and standardized code is clearly equivalent

See From the below javascript code snippet which one is considered to be most appropriate? [on hold] Scenario 1: ...
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Can I submit invalid and funny code on Code Review?

I found some cool functions in some really old code that I have to maintain. I think it could be useful to review them. For fun, and to understand what they're supposed to do. Finding what it is ...
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Change the licensing of code in Code Review contributions to MIT

One of several problems of having a creative commons (CC) license for code generated on Code Review, is that it is incompatible with major software licenses. Your project would have to either have to ...
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Burninate [type-safety]

The type-safety tag is used to mean all sorts of different things: In all languages, it often refers to some sort of enum. In C++, it often means template (Edit: there is a proposal to merge into ...
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Create Tag Clean Code

My reputation is too low to create the tag clean-code. I really miss this tag since clean code is a major aspect of code reviews (just nowadays more than in the ...
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Personal Messages

I believe users should be able to message each other, similar to how you can send private messages on other forums and social networking sites. This would help with continuation of help during a ...
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Please reconsider the rule: Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete example?

Related: Why is hypothetical example code off-topic for Code Review? Is pseudo-code alright when asking about performance? The gray areas of Code Review: Hypothetical / Example code My concrete ...
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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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Magnifying glass misconception of what Code Review is about

Recently, since our logo change, I've noticed an abnormal amount of down voted questions. All of these questions seem to have something to do with either code needing to be rewritten, or a bug in ...
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Burn the [beginner]s

beginner is unquestionably a meta tag, and yet, we continue to allow it to exist on Code Review. Despite communicating no information at all about the contents of the question, beginner is the 7th ...
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Code Score Cards

I'm trying out a new type of review, which includes a score card at the top in addition to the rest of the review to summarize how the code shapes up. I would like to standardize the scores within ...
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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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Should we use a [follow-up] tag when posting a follow-up?

I am looking at creating a follow-up tag, but thought that I should get everyone's opinion on it before I start tagging things sporadically here and there. I think that creating this tag will benefit ...
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Fold Code Review back into Stack Overflow

It seems to me that this site should be folded back into Stack Overflow. This site is little known, and because of a lack of reviewers, it does not serve its purpose well. Instead, requests for code ...
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Negativity specific to CR [closed]

First of all, some simple statistics. codereview.stackexchange.com 26490 - questions asked 345 - rated negatively 1.3% (negative of the total) tex.stackexchange....