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I found a (trivial) solution to my problem after submitting it

About Counting primes in a range whose digits are all prime. My code had a bug, the bug was an edge case that only manifested in literally one of the test cases, (I identified it by completing the ...
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Should complexity formatted as code be updated to use MathJax?

I saw a post that mentions algorithmic complexity and formats such complexity values using inline code spans (e.g. O(n)). Should that post be updated to use MathJax ...
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(pascal) vs. (free-pascal)

This question has been half-answered before: Pascal / Delphi / Pascal Script tags It was explicitly asked again here: Should we have a [free-pascal] tag? but no answer was given. Now a bunch of ...
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Should questions with code from games be tagged [game]?

There are a few games, like TIS-100 that are based on programming. We've had a couple questions that ask for a review of code written in games like these, and all of them have been tagged game. I'm ...
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3 programs, one post, can I delete the ones that don't match the title?

in this question https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/59586/18427 the OP has posted 3 programs and has been told to post separate questions, would it be acceptable for me to edit the question to ...
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Why are [questions] and [asking-questions] on meta?

If I want to scan the list of titles of all topics on meta about 'questions', then I need to do that twice (once for each tag, questions and asking-questions). Could one of them be synonymized or ...
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Would you ever use the [jquery-ui] tag without the [jquery] tag?

I think that if you were able to use one and not the other then it would okay to not synonymize the jquery-ui to jquery. But it just doesn't seem like we need both of these tags. I think that we ...
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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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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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Are questions about which of a few implementation choices to pick from on topic here? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a question roughly of the form: I am trying to implement some not uncommon thing, X. I have done it in three different ways: Full, working, concrete example implementation ...
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What to do about the [erb] tag for Ruby?

erb was mentioned as a possible rogue tag. It has currently has 3 questions and no wiki. It turns out that erb is a Ruby class. As best I can tell, erb is used for ...
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Should we close “Improve performance for “Unfriendly Numbers” problem”?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/12526/18427 It failed the game/contest because of the time constraint. My thoughts are that this is a review for speed. Bearing that in mind, I think it is on-...
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Why are these two questions not closed as exact duplicates (and merged)?

This question was asked on Code Review: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/19022/3973 This question was migrated to Code Review (by me, from Stack Overflow), which is an exact duplicate (word-...
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Is the review of vocabulary/ontology use (e.g., for HTML structured data) on-topic?

In HTML, structured data is typically added with the syntaxes JSON-LD, Microdata or RDFa. The review of the syntax use is clearly on-topic, just like the use of plain HTML is. But what about the ...
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When is a question considered too hypothetical / lacking context?

The reason I'm asking is because I recently encountered this question, and I can't make my mind up if it's off-topic here or not. I asked OP to include the imports so I could run the program, but ...
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Shall we keep shelling out questions for [shell]?

We have a shell tag, but we also have more specific shell tags such as sh and bash. Many tags with shell also include these specific tags, so it almost looks redundant. I could see that there are ...
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Request to add answer structure close to the answering field

Coming from this post, I'd like to address this as a feature request. What is it about? Lowering the threshold that people might experience when wanting to answer new questions. I have the feeling, ...
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Tag synonyms ([interval], [range])

Three days ago (2014-04-06), I created the interval, unaware that range had been created on 2014-03-27. What to do now?
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Burn the [vanilla.js] tag

I've created the tag not knowing that vanilla was a joke. I was told that it was, it is no longer on any questions. Please burn vanilla.js, it should smell good.
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What should the [windows] tag be used for?

I was going through tags to create one-line details when possible and came up with a problem with windows. Question for Microsoft Windows as well as GUI windows are being tagged on this. So should a ...
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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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How closely can code on this site be copied into other projects?

I understand that code found on Stack Exchange is under a Creative Commons License. This stipulates that any projects using the code must be shared with same (or compatible) license, and the 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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Why is code that is not explicitly part of a working project not appropriate? [duplicate]

I recently saw this question, which is a perfectly reasonably question about how to make code more efficient, but it was put on hold for being off topic. I see this all the time - someone wants to ...
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Do we really need to discuss every new tag?

So, I've been caught up in a bit of tag creation scandal lately. I have sufficient privileges to create new tags and do so when I feel they benefit the site. So far, in my six months here, I have ...
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Specify the [review] meta-tag, or burninate it

Three questions have used the review tag here on Meta CR so far. I find however that this tag is very vague. Is it about the review queues, is it about Code Reviewing itself (which is what the entire ...
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Should this question be closed for “not asking for good code”?

Telling the user the number of days it's been since January 1st So far, this question has: 4 total close votes 3 have decided to Close (from the queue) 3 have decided to Leave Open (from the ...
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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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Posting very simple questions as exemplars [duplicate]

I noticed a couple things that have been pointed out repeatedly. Having an exemplar of that single issue (not a bunch of issues in a long piece of code) can be pointed back to along with a simple ...
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Is proposing an alternative approach instead of code improvements a valid answer? [duplicate]

I remember seeing a question which caused me to ask myself: "Why even bother writing all that code if XYZ would reliably solve that problem in a few lines?" Would it be a relevant answer if I ...
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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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Are questions without “?” valid in codereview? [duplicate]

I'm more active on superuser, but sometimes check vba questions also here. I've noticed that sometimes questions contains description of the code and the code itself, but no actual question is ...
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Should this question be on hold because of non-real code?

This question had been put on hold with the reason: "Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete ...
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Submitting a new version for review [duplicate]

I previously posted a class for review (~2 weeks ago). It received some feedback. I accepted a response. I made changes per the review, then additional changes that were not motivated by the review....
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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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Can I edit the code of my question if I haven't received any answers and comments yet? [duplicate]

I asked this question two days ago. The question was well-received with 4 upvotes yet I haven't received any answers and no one has commented it. In the meanwhile, I developed an other entirely ...
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When is it okay to post multiple answers? [duplicate]

Recently, I decided to look over this post again. As I was reading all the answers, I started to get the feeling that I had seen an answerer's name more than once. Scrolling back up the page, I found ...
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If I want to re-review, should I open new question or edit old one? [duplicate]

I have a question here: Tic Tac Toe game in Haskell I have followed the advices and edited the code, now I want a review for new version of the code. It is doing the essentially same thing, but it ...
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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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Why did Q33859 (“Parsing text from reports”) get closed?

Parsing text from reports was closed a few hours ago, with "must contain working code" as the reason, despite the fact that the original question had a working code snippet, as I pointed out in a ...
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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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What is the upper bound for size of the code I can post on Code Review? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm writing a library and there are parts of it which I wish to be reviewed. What is the upper bound for size of the codebase (in characters, classes for example) which is considered to be ...
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Should I have posted a new answer (suggested edit rejected)?

It's about this suggested edit I made, and the suggestion to create a new answer to the question. In this case, the change I made from IList<> to ...
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Is it intentional that there's no mention of copyright in the FAQ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Put in FAQ: Will submitted code be licensed under the copyleft CC-BY_SA? Surely it's important for users to know whether code contributed to this site is freely available for ...
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Should there be evidence for a provided reason when a question is put on hold?

It is easy to say about code that it is written by someone else. It is fine if it is based on concrete facts by providing a link to that code of which they think that it is written by someone else. It ...
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Is it really necessary to explain trivial answers? [closed]

OP: How do I rewrite x = a + 1 + b - 1? Me: x = a + b. Community: hey, you didn't explain how you did that! Take 5 ...
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Moderators deleting a question

I posted a question about a syntax error in a Python for loop. It got closed and then deleted in the time span of a minute without me having any sort of feedback on ...
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Caesar Cipher in C++

Come on people!!!!! Caesar Cipher in C++ Closing this as of-topic is ridiculous. It compiles it runs it works (for specific input). Yes it has flaws but this code is basically 99.9999999% complete ...