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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 downvotes! Me:...
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What are grounds for a down vote?

Note: This question is not intended to be opinion-based, it's intended for clarification of what is "allowed" (I know there are no rules) as a reason for down-voting. A complete question has these ...
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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 ...
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Should we reconsider the code ownership policy?

This question of mine (10k required) was put on hold with the explanation This question does not appear to be a code review request within the scope defined in the help center. Please see the ...
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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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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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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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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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What do we do with low-quality questions that already have answers?

This question is a terrific mess. The question itself seems to me clearly off-topic due to being a snippet and the OP graciously agreed in the comments; but in the meantime it has attracted answers of ...
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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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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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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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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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Unifying “Is {language} on-topic?” questions under one tag scheme

Please can we unify all "is {language} on-topic?" questions to one tag scheme. Since there are, with my counting at least, 35 such questions if we were to make this a tag then it would have more ...
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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 ...