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Is it possible to get a code review of scripts while obfuscating sensitive information? [duplicate]

Namely, I wrote a Python script to handle Cloudflare-based Dynamic DNS updates for a system, but I need to obfuscate my CloudFlare creds and some API keys, for fairly obvious reasons. Would there be ...
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Should we allow answer invalidation for otherwise off-topic questions? [duplicate]

We recently had a question with un-compilable code. The question was answered and the answerer pointed out the broken code. The user has since edited the question to fix the code. It was rolled-back. ...
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Flagging users who select “No Action Needed” in First Posts review queue

A while back I was directed to read the accepted community wiki answer to this First Post Review question (and of course heeded the advice). In Jamal's answer to this question about reviewing a ...
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Is a question on topic if the code works locally but errors when submitted to a coding site? [duplicate]

This is about a recently posted question: Codejam 2018 - Getting confusing runtime error The OP claims it works for him locally, but generates a Runtime Error on the Google Code Jam website itself. ...
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Posting a question where part of the code contains a known bug

There is a particular requirement that has two versions. The first version has proven to be more challenging than the subsequent version to both describe the specification and compose; and also ...
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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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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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What is immoral about reviewing someone else's code? [duplicate]

The Help Center says: For licensing, moral, and procedural reasons, we cannot review code written by other programmers. Can somebody explain what is immoral about reviewing someone else's code? ...
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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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Acceptability of questions about checking for race conditions

Is it acceptable for users to post questions in this community and have their code evaluated by others to check for race conditions? Or do these types of questions fall under the banner of 'broken ...
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Does Stack Overflow count as a third party site?

I had a question that was placed on hold with a link to this: Can I put my code on a third party site and link to the site in my question? The code I asked for review of was on Stack Overflow, and ...
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Is “How does this algorithm work?” a good question here?

If I have a question about the algorithm that I can't understand the logic behind, how and where should I ask the question?
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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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How do we handle stated restrictions around coding challenge sites' legalese?

I see things like the following on a certain coding challenge site: Copyright 2009–2018 by Codility Limited. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized copying, publication or disclosure prohibited. I ...
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Announcement: New chat room CRCQR

As some of the regulars at the SE Code Review site already noticed we have a new chat room to request and discuss question closures: SE Code Review Close Questions room I've setup that room due to ...
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Code Review is getting boring

Boring I find that Code Review is getting pretty boring and unprofessional. The reason why I think this way is that many good questions about real-world problems don't get very much attention. ...
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Why do some users have HTTP response codes in their display names?

I know I could ask this in the 2nd monitor but figure this might be better here for posterity... and this site is for questions... I noticed a while back that there are a couple users who have HTTP ...
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Does [ascii-art] mean only ASCII?

I'm looking at the ascii-art excerpt, which says: ASCII Art is a graphic design technique that uses 93 of the 128 printable ACSII characters to create images. Whilst this is almost true (it uses ...
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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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I broke your code, therefore your code doesn't work: NAA discussion

Let's say the OP had code like this (imagine there's actual code here, I'm just making a generalized example for meta): ...
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To serve, what is it to ask for review?

Food for thought. There are times when questions come along which demonstrate a student's query, and with that comes the student's ill fated attempt to pose an "on topic" question without much ...
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Accepting without upvoting

What could be the reason for accepting an answer but not upvoting it? Situations: Accepting own answer - ok, no upvote on self-answers OP not having 15 reputation cannot upvote. I think that OP shold ...
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Post was put on hold stating that code is not working

I have a question about my Code Review Stack Exchange post: Filling-values-for-dictionary-of-dictionaries Post was put on hold stating that code is not working but it's working and I had posted the ...
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Why is my SPOJ question receiving downvotes?

SPOJ- CPP: Gap in output What is the purpose of so many downvotes? And what does it mean that the code should be "embedded directly"?
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Removing a question I don't like anymore

I recently posted a question which I think is decent enough, but I have since decided that the code in question is flawed/ has some issues. It is not that the code is buggy or incorrect which would be ...
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Are practical user-created languages suitable for a tag creation?

I recently created a language, and was wondering (As many others may be) if a user is allowed to create a tag for their language and post a few example questions. The following things should be ...
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Code Review's updated site theme is now live for everyone

Update - the theme and layout is now live for everyone. Thanks for your feedback in this process. If there's additional feedback, please feel free to add to the answers below. As part of ...
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Posting code that violates Google's TOS

For a quick project, I thought it would be cool to make a crawler that goes over Google results, finding and recording sites that are scraping and impersonating Stack Exchange sites. The problem is, ...
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Wouldn't it be better to edit this question instead of closing it?

This question: Frequency Queries hackerrank … got closed for this reason: Code not implemented or not working as intended … … as the author wrote: However, on hackerrank it says the wrong ...
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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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How to prevent people from answering off-topic questions?

Assume a person is asking about their broken code and someone suffering from FGITW-syndrome immediately answers it. Then maybe the answer and/or even the question gets upvoted. This completely ...
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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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How much context is the required minimum?

This question got sparked by a recent discussion in the 2nd Monitor about this question: Golang Map-Reduce Master - Channels. The problem is: How much context is needed to actually review the code in ...
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If porting code, should I also post the original?

Is it on-topic (or acceptable practice) here to post code written in one language, and ported code in another for review ? I am learning scala and in doing so I am translating some code I wrote (in C++...
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Why is my second “Form maximum date/time from some digits” question being down voted?

My question here is getting down votes: Code Vita 7: Form the maximum possible date time in the MM/DD HH:MM format using any eight of twelve given single digits which is a follow up to my previous ...
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How should question bodies be organized?

The format that I know for question bodies is: Intro, often explaining where the problem originated. A problem statement explaining what the code is supposed to do. Perhaps a little more ...
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Need clarification on my close reason interpretation for a specific close reason

The question Does this method guarantee that cells in a CSV will be correctly partitioned? is a duplicate of this one (10k+ and mods only) which asks whether a singular function properly 'escapes' ...
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Closure of finding the longest word in a string

Recently we got the question Finding the longest word in a String. (10k required) This question looked like it was off-topic, because of the following results: ...
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Do people read other reviews for learning?

I was looking for posts about self-answering my own code review question, and I saw this post: Why should I be able to answer my own question in the question's editor on Code Review? 3 days ago I ...
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Can you post code that works on one version of a interpreter (ex:Python 2) but not on another (ex:Python 3)

I am new to this specific Q&A site and I got my rep off of association bonuses, and I wanted to ask how to fix my code to work for another version of python. I noticed the text "Post code that is ...
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Should I leave in documentation in code for review?

I'm surprised I can't find this as a question already, so I'm taking a shot and posting... I document my code. I don't not document my code before considering myself done for the day. Most of the ...
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Technology review without code

I developed a new blockchain technology. I have white papers and my code is under development. I would like to ask a question about my technology idea and not providing actual code. Is that kind of ...
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PSA: Excel going “Not Responding” isn't broken code

Some VBA questions mention the host application (e.g. Excel) is going "not responding" while their macro is running. Is it ok to vote to close these questions as "broken code"?
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When to create a generator or return simply a list, closed for missing context

The other day we got the question: When to create a generator or return simply a list in Python? This question has a generic title, some code which contains enough code to be reviewed. And a couple ...
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Clojure tag not sorting first

I've noticed that all language tags are sorted first but clojure tag. Is this by design or is there some setting that this tag is missing?
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Why should I be able to answer my own question in the question's editor on Code Review?

I don't get why I am allowed to post an answer to my question in the question's editor: I know from Stack Overflow that this feature exists on Stack Exchange websites. It seems relevant for Stack ...
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Posting multiple questions for the same code at different points in the development [duplicate]

Here's the scenario: I have posted a question on Code Review and received feedback (but not a refactored code). I improve my code based on the advice I was given in this question and added new ...
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Why did this question get closed?

There is a review history for the question where it can be seen that it has been closed several hours after the OP fixed the issue. Why people kept voting if they could see that the reason is not ...
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Is it allowed to edit code if there is no answer?

If I have kept working on the code, and there are no answers (say one week after the original post), am I allowed to edit the code to reflect the changes I have made to it? I believe this question is ...
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has the site became less welcoming…?

I raised a question earlier. Here is a screenshot of it: and the Comments I'd be honest, it is not the best question I've asked so far. But to have a minus 4 for that question? That's weird for a ...