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Questions tagged [etiquette]

Etiquette is the norms and standards of accepted behavior and politeness in our community. The golden rule is "Think before you post."

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How can I be a nice reviewer?

From Remove Nth Node from End of Linked List: Bug: n < 0 leads to you removing the last node. Your solution should have comments: I have NO idea how it ...
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Crediting the Code Review site or linking from source code to a specific question or answer

If I submit code for review, and then improve that code based on the answers submitted, is there a preferred way of thanking the Code Review site and/or reviewer in the source code? I'm thinking ...
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Self-accepting own answer when competing answers exist

It came up in chat that one particular user seemed to be in the habit of: Posting a good question; Receiving good answers; Posting his/her refactored code as community answer, after adapting some ...
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Are explicit words allowed in source code?

I have just posted a question about an explicit song checker here. I decided not to include the explicit words. Question: Are explicit words allowed in a programs source code? If so, is there a ...
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Should we un-delete useful answers that were deleted by OP?

This meta is prompted by a specific Q & A, but I'm curious how the community feels about un-deleting useful answers that OP themselves deleted for whatever reason. I think it will be easiest to ...
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How can I make this comment asking for better titles more polite and friendly?

My question is very much related to Stop mentioning major concerns in title. Generic "My Code Smells. How do I refactor." titles are not very good for the site. I edit titles when I have a clear ...
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How active should moderators be in opening/closing questions?

Notice, this question isn't tagged specific-question. This question isn't about a specific question (despite specific questions being linked). The linked questions serve only as examples of the ...
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Can I use posted programs as inspiration?

I often am stumped for ideas of what I want to try making next with my tiny Python vocabulary. Most things I think of are either too big or I'm not sure where to start, and so Code Review seems like a ...
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Non-OP edits to change the original question to make it on-topic

I feel that this topic is ambiguous at the current time, and I would like some clarification. When I see a question that is obviously, or at least appears to be off-topic based on how it is worded, my ...
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If I implement suggestions from a review, where do I reply to say what I did / thank the reviewer?

Suppose I get a detailed review and implement many things in response. Where do I reply to say what I did? Presumably, reviewers want to know that their suggestions were useful.
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'Bumping' Stale / Unanswered questions (and their asker!)

In the quest to work through the backlog of unanswered questions it is apparent that some of the questions are complicated, 'exotic', or very involved. For example, this question: Vertex Buffer Object ...
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New user's question closed without explanation

Here is the example of question that was closed without any explanation, without even trying to help @Leon (with only 1 point) to improve his question by posting some advice in the comments. I know ...
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Is the quality of my posts declining?

Recently (around three months, but especially last month) I noticed that my vote/post ratio was gradually going down. Could you please give feedback, on order of decreasing importance, on those things:...
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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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Reviewing Inexperience vs Reviewing Style

I just recently Posted a Review Question and got some fantastic feedback. Exactly the point of this site. Although IMO I processed 3 separate 'types' of review points. You Missed X, (In my case an ...