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2024 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #4 on Code Review has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering ...
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Candidate changes in 2024 Moderator Election – review your ballot

TL;DR: There's been a change in the candidate list for the 2024 Moderator Election. The voting period has been extended for a week. If you've already voted, you should confirm your votes still ...
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Do the default first questions Share feedback canned comments make sense for Code Review?

Most sites have 2 default Share feedback comments in the First questions queue: Question is unclear Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you ...
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2024 Community Moderator Election

The 2024 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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2024 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Code Review Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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What is the best strategy to reopen: text based adventure in python

What's the best strategy to re-open Text based Game Python? As I wish to invite others to also review the existing working code. My current understanding is the question is off-topic exclusively due ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Code Review iterations

I posted a question at the https://codereview.stackexchange.com and got the answer, what's now? I can't find to respective guide, so this a question of appropriate processing of the question/answer at ...
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Disable Anonymous Contributions

Note: Due to my position as a moderator I can't comment or point to specifics, which greatly obfuscates the validity of my question. The moderator team has been brought aware of certain irregularities ...
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Can a user post code in an answer even if they don't fully understand how it works?

In this answer the OP of the question presented an alternative solution from github. The github repository shows that it uses the MIT license: ... Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any ...
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Coroutines vs. async-await

I just created the coroutines tag. However, I then noticed that there is already the async-await tag. I think these are distinct concepts, even though in some languages, that distinction is a bit ...
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Was splitting my code review into 6 parts excessive?

Got this comment: Please take rest, you already have monopolized the Code Review. – S. M. 2023-09-20 18:28:46Z, License: CC BY-SA 4.0 Not sure what the best action is. Going forward, should I limit ...
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How should I include resources (images, videos, audio, etc) in questions?

I know my code doesn't have to be complete. However, in my specific case I have a project where I'd like to focus on performance improvements. Some optimizations are obvious, where others require ...
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Nefarious user still allowed to contribute?

Yesterday, I flagged an answer from this user because he/she posted a harmful link which performs a drive-by download attack. Should not the community ban them network wide?
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What are the most active languages on Code Review

Normally I ask and answer questions on C++. And the responses are reasonable. But recently I asked question for review of my JavaScript (as I actually need a lot of help here). But I got a lot less ...
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New user posts 20+ times within 10 minutes?

How is it possible for a new user to post 20+ questions, with mostly the same content, within 10 minutes, on the same day the account was created? How is there no throttling? How do these posts remain ...
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How should we [compose] this tag?

I'm following all the Kotlin questions and I noticed that there was no tag for Jetpack Compose. While Stack Overflow has four tags for variants of compose: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Is CR targeted at anyone else except the OP?

As a person who joined Stack Overflow about 15 years ago I am always curious to see what new flavours of my favourite Q&A site emerge every year. So from time to time google takes me to ...
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Including function implementations if I need advice about architecture/design/file hierarchy?

I have a program that loads data from CSV files, processes it, and returns CSV files as output. The program is divided into a series of functions that are housed in various files. What I'm interested ...
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Trying to make sure I ask an apropriate request for code review

I have not had the best of luck asking for code reviews. Mostly my fault for not really knowing what I don't already know, and not being able to correctly convey what I am trying to ask about. I have ...
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What Site Policy should we have for code written by ChatGPT?

As all of us I'm sure are aware, ChatGPT has induced a plethora of discussion network-wide. Specifically with this site, we could very well see an influx of questions about reviewing ChatGPT generated ...
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TypeScript and JavaScript tags

We typically treat c and c++ as mutually exclusive. We don't tag the same question with both c and c++. I feel we should do the same for TypeScript and JavaScript. TypeScript needs to run through a ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Updating a question before it's answered? [duplicate]

My most recent question hasn't received any answers in the 24 hours it's been up, and I've made a couple (IMO small but not negligible) changes since asking it that I would like feedback on. Can I ...
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Should reputation be required to delete answered questions? [duplicate]

Should there be some reputation limit, below which an OP cannot delete an answered, up-voted question? A "New contributor" asked a question. 9 hours later, I first saw the question. It ...
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May I post a question whose code is written in a programming language about which nothing exists in Code Review Stack Exchange?

May I post a question whose code is written in a programming language about which nothing exists in Code Review Stack Exchange? For example, Asymptote is a vector graphics programming language which, ...
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Offering a Bounty for a long unanswered question; is it good practice?

Thank ye all for your patience and understanding in advance. Posted a Code Review question 4 years ago and it has never received an answer review, so thinking about offering a bounty for it. Is this ...
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It looks like it's finally time

Well, somehow I didn't see this coming for a while, but it looks like it's the best time to move on after all these years. I've been here since 2013, which I believe was two years after CR was founded....
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How much modification is needed to be considered authoring the code?

In C++ PEXT/PDEP implementations I believe that significant changes were made. But there was a comment stating that modifying is off topic. As this code is public, then modifications should be ...
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Should we generalize the [native-code] tag?

Until now, we have been using the native-code tag for questions involving high-level code that calls c, c++, or similar lower-level code. Occasionally, people write code to allow c or c++ code to call ...
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How do I make my code more readable?

I've often come across the same kind of question: - How do I make my code more readable? - How can I improve my code? And usually the answers are similar - regardless of language or problem. That's ...
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Tag synonym request: [lexical-analysis] and [lexer]

The lexical-analysis tag was created in February 2016 and currently has 36 questions. lexer was created in January 2019 and has 31 questions. A few questions are tagged with both. Don't these tags ...
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Is it possible to get feedback on the structure of an application (with code posted)?

I've recently completed a (to a certain version, anyway) project in Python and am looking to get feedback on it. Problem is that I want feedback on how the project and the different components are ...
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Bad experience on codereview.stackexchange.com

I had bad experience on codereview.stackexchange.com. Someone told me "You have been told to do this ..." as if that guy is a master and I am a servant. To avoid all this in future, I have ...
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Updating the "code not implemented or not working as intended" community-specific close reason to use the new five-field close reason system

As part of the updates to the closing system that took place last year, the community-specific close reasons (off-topic sub-reasons) gained a new five-field format, which displays different text in ...
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What is the minimum code necessary to provide review context?

I am currently attempting to reduce the number of unanswered questions on the Code Review Community. I’m doing this because I am concerned that we have dropped below 90% of questions answered and have ...
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Does improving scalability and mentioning the improvement count as sufficient justification?

A recent VB.NET AES File Encryption answer was posted with, mostly, the following text: I'm enclosing a program I wrote to help you along the way. It is very effective and will encrypt whatever you ...
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Tag synonym request: [encryption] → [cryptography]

The encryption tag got created sometime in the last year. The cryptography tag completely covers the same topic, and it makes little sense to distinguish the two skills, especially when it comes to ...
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How do I post code which is reliant on large file IO operations?

I have code which does IO operations (read and process) on large files (multi GB or sometimes TB). It is not practical for me to post real examples to stackexchange and I would not want to post code ...
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Can we have the first VTC post a comment? [closed]

I quite often encounter questions with at least one vote to close (VTC), but no comment or down vote. This means the OP doesn't know there is anything wrong with the question. Would it be possible for ...
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Blocking an anonymous user from proposing edits

I, and several other reviewers, have repeatedly rejected this edit. It's ungrammatical (easier is an adjective; it can't modify legible, another adjective; it needs an adverb, like "more easily&...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Are Advent Of Code questions on topic once we receive no points for them?

I'm trying to learn Rust via Advent of Code 2021, and am obviously hitting various roadblocks and solving them via Google. It would be great if someone could review my code to see how to make it fit ...
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What should our help centre say about rewrite requests?

Requests to re-write code in a different idiom or using different libraries are problematic. Like all Stack Exchange sites, askers are expected to have attempted to solve their own problem before ...
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When is question deletion vandalism?

In the past (I have no examples on hand), sometimes when an OP deletes a question it's un-deleted, with the rationale that the content offers value to StackExchange and deleting it thus constitutes ...
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Do we want accepted answers unpinned on Code Review?

Stack Overflow changed the way they sort answers: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes (...
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Is "Hope this was helpful!" too chatty in an answer?

In general, we remove "chatty" phrases like "Thanks in advance" in questions as unnecessary for the site. Should we apply the same standard to answers and remove things like "...
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Should we automatically close old zombies?

There are a few views of "unanswered" questions on Code Review: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Unanswered ("Questions" on left sidebar, "unanswered" ...
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Academic interviews/surveys about code reviews?

I am conducting several academic studies on how developers perform code reviews. The studies involve interviews and/or surveys. Would it be appropriate to post a link to a survey form/interview ...
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