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We should have a [language-design] tag

tl;dr: We need a language-design tag. For already created languages. We have tags for interpreter and tags for compiler, so I think that a language-design, or something similar to the likes of that. ...
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Do all [makefile] questions need to have a language tag?

The makefile tag has 19 questions, 3 of which do not have a language tag. They have already been reviewed and are not closed. We also don't get very many makefile questions, so I'm not sure if they ...
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What is the proper comment when downvoting an answer that is not an answer?

This is a request for the proper way to do things as a reviewer on code review. The question and answer can be found at Modularised Document Construction. I just downvoted an answer that in the first ...
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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 ...
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Let's have the credits roll on this [role-playing-game]

I'm not sure why a role-playing-game is needed when there's already a game tag. Personally, I think we should just burninate it and add the game tag to all the questions tagged with it that don't ...
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Project translation from Java to C#

I have translated a project from Java to C#. I want to have a review of this project as some of the results are not as desired though the code is executing successfully. How to share this project ...
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How do I create a FAQ or Help page?

An easy way to test certain theories about improving Code Review's demographics would be to run ads on Stack Overflow. I ask because I would like to form an opinion for myself about how hard it is ...
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Why is my code on pastebin even though I didn't put it there?

I recently asked a question which I later deleted due to the simplicity and shortness of my code, but then I found it on Pastebin. What the heck!? Link to deleted question here. (2kers can click here....
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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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Review of Docstring without accompanying code

I am working hard to document a small utility I am using as my first Python project. Would it be appropriate to post the module docstring itself for review without the accompanying wall of code? I ...
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Any reason my “Emulation of SE's text input control for tags” question has gone unanswered?

Is there something wrong with this question ... Emulation of SE's text input control for tags ... that might make it difficult or unpleasant to answer? Can you suggest what I should do to ...
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Links in snippets

I have a post on a multi-search-bar that just recently got marked as on-hold for broken code. I looked through it and it's considered broken code because I can't link to websites. I have two ...
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A friendlier challenge

I am an emissary from Programming Puzzles and Code Golf, bringing a more co-operative and friendly challenge than before. I am aware that this too may get shot down, but I hope not, as this one is ...
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Why not codereview.stackoverflow.com?

Is it possible codereview.stackexhcange.com to be codereview.stackoverflow.com? reasons: I have seen some questions on stackoverflow.com implicitly asked to review code. Both websites about ...
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Is it ok to have a code base I submitted as part of a recruitment process peer reviewed here?

I think this question is quite meta. As part of a recruitment process, I was asked to solve some programming problem. They thought my code wasn't up to their standards, but I feel like I need more ...
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“Using EnquireJS to trigger swapping image sources per media query” has no answers. Is it a bad question?

I am trying to get an answer to this question. Is the question wording bad? Is the code bad? Why has it not received any answers? Thank you for any tips on how to improve the question so that it ...
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Add notice to FAQ for (new) users

As requested by one of the mods, this is the first of 3 suggestions/requests made here I've copy pasted it with some edits, during my lunch break, so if this suggestion doesn't make too much sense on ...
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Posting a whole project, ready for public review [duplicate]

Say I have an open source project hosted on GitHub or wherever, currently in the public review, testing, and bug reporting phase. The Asking page says: ...feedback on a specific working piece of ...
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Using different language tags code embedded in another program

Let's say I have a program that uses another language/shell commands, to do the most important aspects of said program. Would it be bad to use the tag for the language that's doing the important ...
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Do I have to include the dependency codes while posting my code?

Do I need to post dependency codes which are in the actual code I need to be reviewed?
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Completed class definition put on hold as broken code or code not yet written

I asked a question yesterday here. It has been put on hold for the following reason: "Questions containing broken code or asking for advice about code not yet written are off-topic, as the code ...
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What are peak times for Code Review answers?

This may be completely my perception (I'm admittedly working with a small sample), but it seems like a fair number of the answers on my questions here have come in the later afternoon and evening in ...
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Are implemented API reviews without code on-topic?

I've been reading through the various questions asking whether or not API reviews are on topic, but they've left me a bit confused. In particular "Are questions about public interface (API) on topic?"...
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Can you ask for a review on code of a self-created language? [duplicate]

If one were to create their own language and documentation for the language, could they ask for a review on code they have written in their language as long as they provided a link or inline ...
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Save answers as draft

I am only active in SO and Code Review, and I find that Code Review answers can take a bit of time, especially when fiddling around with a Plunker or JSFiddle sample or finding some reference as to ...
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My question was closed without any explanation

My question was closed and I haven't found any explanation as to why it was closed. According to FAQ, we can ask questions about best practices. My question was about testing and my code did what it ...
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What is the relationship between “example code” and “example project?”

A handful of people seem to have formed the opinion that an example project is exempt from this topicality constraint: Is it actual code from a project rather than pseudo-code or example code? The ...
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Bulk-tagging: [matrix]

I'd like to propose a matrix tag, because they constitute a class of problems that have much in common with each other. There are currently 128 relevant questions. Is there a way to tag them in bulk?...
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Is a review request for a single class on topic for CR?

Before I post another one of those. Is it ok, to post just a single utility class for review here like I did in this question or was I just lucky and I should post such questions on SO?
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Should font-size for question text and code blocks be the same?

On StackOverflow the the font-size for text and code appears to be the same, but on CodeReview they're noticeably different. It's a bit of an annoyance, because when the text font size is set to my ...
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Do we have a blurry scope?

When building the base of 'the guide to wonderland', I've looked through the scope and site-policy tags. But I don't really know what the difference is, and I'm unsure why a significant amount of them ...
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Do I edit my question based on answers? [duplicate]

A very simple question, but I haven't seen whether this is acceptable behaviour here. I do see mention of 'iterative' code reviews, which I assume refers to "post, receive answer(s), edit, answers ...
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Self-answering on Code Review? [duplicate]

So, to me it seems like self-answers here at Code Review are bad form. At other SE sites, if you receive answers that help you to the correct answer, normally you'll give those the credit and post ...
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Reviewing unoptimized code in public repo. Are these type of question appropriate?

Currently I have a problem from a system that is not working properly (ref in Stack Overflow). It surely has many issues that might be related to both code optimization (PHP) as well as DB ...
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Authors 'final result' post showing the 'final result' after the answer/corrections/suggestions [duplicate]

The case: Somebody posts code for review then follows up with all the analysis and some of the answers is accepted. The suggestion: Some kind of finalization post by the dev who is asking the ...
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what should our slogan be? [duplicate]

In addition of the logo question I would raise the same question for a slogan. Give in one strong sentence the real meaning of our lovely CR community. One of the things the sentence could contain : ...
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Should we have a [free-pascal] tag?

For a pascal, delphi, pascal-script related question: Pascal / Delphi / Pascal Script tags For a discussion about how the pascal related tags should be organized (as synonymous, for example), please ...
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Further action needed for non-working code that gets fixed here anyway?

This is in regards to Problem in calculating prime numbers in python As you can see from the title, the post is only about a problem and not a code review. The issue at hand also seems to have been ...
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How do I get people to “review my review”? [duplicate]

I wrote a review yesterday for somebody's code. However, since it is out of my specific area of expertise, I would like someone else to give it the once-over, just to make sure I haven't misdirected ...
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What to do if there's not much space for improvement on a question? [duplicate]

I've been coming over this question unordered_multimap approach to adjacency list and graph search which specifically asks about I'm looking for suggestions on how to improve the usage of modern ...
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“Reviewing” your own code - “minor” optimization change - no previous answer [duplicate]

Do you think is ok to answer your own question with a "minor" optimization? Note: this is a different case from that question because there is no previous answer and I am not aggregating suggestions. ...
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Unworkably slow algorithms and the scope of code review [duplicate]

Over on Stack Overflow, I frequently see exchanges like the following: Questioner: I have to do [algorithmically complex task]. I've written [unworkably naive algorithm that will need to be ...
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Capitalized i when using ###? [duplicate]

Someone edited my question to change **Some text containing an i** to ### Some text containing an i Which is completely ...
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Can we do away with “someone else's code” wording? [duplicate]

The other day we got the question Python - Print the average of a list which is a value in a dictionary [on hold]. When I came across this question it was being closed for a custom close reason, I can'...
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Are design questions (with actual code) on-topic? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm working on a particular module in my software. I have a proposed design (possibly already implemented or prototyped) that I want feedback on in a tangible format, such as a Java ...
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How should i mention the licence of my code? [duplicate]

When posting code to be reviewed (for instance code that already has been pushed on a github repo), how should I mention the licence of the code ? I definately can't put the licence notice in the ...
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How do we feel about canonical post for repeat review concepts? [duplicate]

I had started to write a question where I felt I was just going to repeat myself in reviews. Well I've been in the city since I was two and I certainly wouldn't say that I was stuck in a rut... ...
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New design cache issues in chat

After a few days with the new design, some other users and I still experienced that the icons when clicking persons in the chat room experienced seeing the old icons. I snagged the followed image: ...
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Is it reasonable to link to a third-party site for review? [duplicate]

I've got a class I'd like to get reviewed but it's 820 lines, and the project where it's hosted at is in a better format than a question code block, I think. You can open it in your editor of choice. ...
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What are the rules on linking to code outside of the question? [duplicate]

Can the code that I want reviewed be linked somewhere else, or must it be contained within the question?