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SiteSmashers - Reviewing Website designs?

So, a few times pals in the JS chat over at Stack Overflow have provided some really insightful comments on web designs I'm working on. What i'm wondering is, can i ask questions like that here? I'm ...
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How long can code be?

First of all before, I hate the typical "codez plz" homework question. I hope this has nothing to do with that, but it is actually a class assignment. I won't post my code until it is completely ...
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Why can't rep from other SE sites count towards at least some rep here?

This has probably been addressed vis-a-vis stackoverflow, though I mostly hang out at gis.SE. I posted this question, but don't have enough rep to give it a tag. Seems like this impedes movement of ...
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Am I in the right place?

I have a small python program (1000 lines) that I'm pretty sure could use some fundamental internal core restructuring or at least re-orienting. Is Code Review the right place to ask "what's the ...
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StackOverflow questions being incorrectly sent to Code Review

I've noticed a couple of questions where the poster originally posted on Stackoverflow and then was sent here. However, its not a proper code review question because the code doesn't actually work. ...
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Removing tags in title [duplicate]

I just removed 5 (scheme) tags from 5 questions. Some examples: Before: (Scheme) [SICP ex. 1.30] Iterative Sum After: [SICP ex. 1.30] Iterative Sum They were all in the similar format: Before: (...
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Best practice questions

I wanted to ask a question at Code Review, so I visited the FAQ. It says this is ok: Code correctness Best practices and design pattern usage in your code Application UI Security issues ...
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Textbook questions on Code Review

I have answered to four Scheme-related code review requests on the site, which are for proposed solutions to exercises from a famous text book Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (...
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On migrating from SO: how to do this efficiently and appropriately.

Not having the privileges on SO to manually migrate questions, I thought I'd flag the question I was looking to migrate as 'Off Topic' so that I may be able to select CR as the recommended place. I'd ...
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Is it possible to have a duplicate in Code Review? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we define duplicate questions? In other stackexchange sites, questions like: ...
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Which is the better fit — Code Review or Stack Overflow?

In the CR question "Terminating a C loop when maximum hardware limit reached" the use of a positive sum wrapping to a negative value is used to terminate the loop. The queston was posted to Code ...
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Do stylistic questions belong here or on programmers.SE

I was surprised to find a question about coding style was migrated to codereview.SE from programmers.SE, since in the past such questions have been migrated in the other direction. Which site should ...
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FAQ proposal - review can be general

I think that we should amend our FAQ to say: Reviewers may comment on any part of the code. Feel free to call attention to specific areas you are concerned about (performance, formatting, etc). ...
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Odd use of the Community account.

I noticed that the community account was used to add a comment to the content of a question. The comment doesn't look very automated and probably would have been better off as a proper comment ...
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Growing Code Review, One Idea… :-)

Really like the idea of a Stack Exchange site for peer reviewed code, which leads me to my question. Is there any reason why code "reviewers" can't review code on other SE sites, post a comment ...
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Are non-specific code-style questions acceptable?

Taking these two examples from the last 24 hours for comparison Migrated https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/58630/how-far-should-var-and-null-coalescing-operator-be-entertained-...
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No tag exists, and I'd like to get a feel for what tag should be used

I still use a lot of Classic ASP/VBScript - migration is not an option at this point - and I find myself in need of a little code review. This leads to two problems: I don't have enough rep to create ...
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What should our elevator pitch be?

In one sentence, how will we describe Code Review to the world?
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Redundant tag: [review]

Since this site is about reviewing codes, review is redundant and should be removed.
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What's the purpose of the tag 'code-review-practice'?

I just noticed the tag code-review-practice. I don't quite understand what the purpose of it is on a SE site which is all about Code Review.
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Solving wide code

This SE site has a lot of long code postings. Usually these are just copy pasted from actual source code. The maximum line width before a horizontal scrollbar appears, seems to be only 80 characters. ...
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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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Code Review not for debugging or understanding — Added to FAQ

The Code Review Stack Exchange is for sharing working code from projects you are working on for peer review. As such, I added a provision to the FAQ that this site is not about debugging or learning ...
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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.