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Accepting reviews (opinions) instead of facts that work [duplicate]

When should a answer be "accepted" since in Code Review it is a opinion review, and not a fact-based answer that points to a problem in a code (or something like that), and any opinion can be good ...
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"Lacks concrete context”, et al - drivng in the wrong direction

Over the last 2 months I have seen a significant proportion of questions closed, or marooned/abandoned by the threat of being closed. I understand the official figures are in region of 20-40% (about ...
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Why is my post still on hold after several edits?

Following the procedure states here, I'm creating this post to bring to your attention to my post that is still on hold since two days without any further information despite my several edit. Div ...
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Why was “Set ADT union Assistance” not migrated to Stack Overflow?

I voted to migrate this question to Stack Overflow, but it seems I was the only one: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/111092/set-adt-union-assistance it is off-topic here on Code ...
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“Count maximum number of thieves that can be caught” question should be reopened

The following question was closed as off-topic: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/176469/count-maximum-number-of-thieves-that-can-be-caught The code seems complete to me and the ...
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Is it ok to ask here how code works? [duplicate]

I have a working piece of code without any documentation and explanation, but I don't understand how it works. Can I ask such questions or not?
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Could Code Review also serve as a code repository? [duplicate]

The main purpose of Code Review is for asking questions and providing answers. But can we also use Code Review as a code repository because it will provide more search engine visibility. I have ...
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Is editing code whitespace allowed? [duplicate]

EDIT: An edit dispute answered by rolfl is related, but dates back to 2015 and was answered by one moderator. I feel like there should be an official verdict. This applies to edits/questions in ...
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What about questions which demands expert opinion and design feedback

This has been an issue here since a long time and I see a lot of people just to get brownie points jump in and copy paste the answers which can be as generic as possible for example: Use linter Bad ...
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Why the downvotes?

Finding the first null character in a file got downvoted a lot. Why?
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Can I repost my question if the original received no answers or comments?

The question I posted received no comment or answer at all. It was just edited by another person to make the wording better and clearer. I reviewed the question but I can't find any way to improve it. ...
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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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Gold tag-badge users closing questions as pre-written off-topic duplicates

I often see questions which are blatantly off-topic, like, for instance, when this question (can only be viewed with enough rep, as it has been deleted) showed up. The shown c# code had been <...
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Official xkcd of CodeReview

I noticed some CS websites have an xkcd that fits what they do pretty well. I was randomly clicking through some the other day, and I happened upon this: http://xkcd.com/1513/ PLEASE note that I ...
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The opportunity to post an anonymised code. To have no problems at the place where you work

[This is in respect of this question on Code Review, which contained anonymised proprietary code, and which was closed as discussed here.] My feature-request to make is possible to post the ...
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Asking a question to understand why code is broken gets closed

I am trying to understand the compiler's reasoning about a certain implementation involving a default method and an abstract one with this question. If you see the initial version, it explains that a ...
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Question closures under PHP tag and and thin pretexts

Recently a question has been closed, with a reason "Code not implemented or not working as intended". However, the code (however as silly as it is) is fully implemented and working the OP asked ...
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Please reopen this question on templates vs. non-templates in C++

Using templates and function overloads to set DOM attributes This question was quickly marked "on hold", which means new answers cannot be posted (not even by me, who's already posted one incomplete ...
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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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Can I submit invalid and funny code on Code Review?

I found some cool functions in some really old code that I have to maintain. I think it could be useful to review them. For fun, and to understand what they're supposed to do. Finding what it is ...
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Change the licensing of code in Code Review contributions to MIT

One of several problems of having a creative commons (CC) license for code generated on Code Review, is that it is incompatible with major software licenses. Your project would have to either have to ...
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Burninate [type-safety]

The type-safety tag is used to mean all sorts of different things: In all languages, it often refers to some sort of enum. In C++, it often means template (Edit: there is a proposal to merge into ...
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Create Tag Clean Code

My reputation is too low to create the tag clean-code. I really miss this tag since clean code is a major aspect of code reviews (just nowadays more than in the ...
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Personal Messages

I believe users should be able to message each other, similar to how you can send private messages on other forums and social networking sites. This would help with continuation of help during a ...
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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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Please reconsider the rule: Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete example?

Related: Why is hypothetical example code off-topic for Code Review? Is pseudo-code alright when asking about performance? The gray areas of Code Review: Hypothetical / Example code My concrete ...
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Reviewing queues using a Python tool: case 1

I developed a tool in Python which has lot of functionalities, among them ways to access review queues. I have a series of questions that I may ask separately. Here is the first one: Suppose a post ...
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Magnifying glass misconception of what Code Review is about

Recently, since our logo change, I've noticed an abnormal amount of down voted questions. All of these questions seem to have something to do with either code needing to be rewritten, or a bug in ...
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Burn the [beginner]s

beginner is unquestionably a meta tag, and yet, we continue to allow it to exist on Code Review. Despite communicating no information at all about the contents of the question, beginner is the 7th ...
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moderators limited, downvoting abuse on new users

For any reason moderator are declining flags from me i have send it 2 time. about donwvoting my question, and donwvoting user not give any type o feedback/comment/edit. https://codereview....
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A moderator edited my question. I don't like the way it looks now

The question in question is this. I specifically relate to the edit #2. I guess the intentions of the moderator were to improve the post, but I am unhappy about the way it looks now. The headlines are ...
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Shouldn't [random] be renamed to [randomness]?

The tag random evokes the idea of a "random" post, something which is categorically disallowed on Stack Exchange.
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Code Score Cards

I'm trying out a new type of review, which includes a score card at the top in addition to the rest of the review to summarize how the code shapes up. I would like to standardize the scores within ...
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Change the licensing of code in Code Review contributions to GNU GPL

It seems that one of the community's main aversions to changing from the current CC license, to a more permissive MIT license, is the idea that people seem to not want to simply give code away. ...
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Should we use a [follow-up] tag when posting a follow-up?

I am looking at creating a follow-up tag, but thought that I should get everyone's opinion on it before I start tagging things sporadically here and there. I think that creating this tag will benefit ...
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Fold Code Review back into Stack Overflow

It seems to me that this site should be folded back into Stack Overflow. This site is little known, and because of a lack of reviewers, it does not serve its purpose well. Instead, requests for code ...
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Negativity specific to CR [closed]

First of all, some simple statistics. codereview.stackexchange.com 26490 - questions asked 345 - rated negatively 1.3% (negative of the total) tex.stackexchange....

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