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Are users not already notified when an answer on their question is edited?

See this sister question: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/306419/people-should-get-notified-when-answers-to-their-questions-are-edited I could have sworn this is already the case for CRSE but ...
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Automatically include newline if post ends in triple grave

The question says it all. I'm unsure if this is a bug or not, just something I've noticed over the years on this website. Currently, if a user posts a question with code at the end of the question, ...
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Disable Responsiveness or similar functionality for Code Review

Stack Overflow used to have 'disable responsiveness' option at the bottom of the screen, so that it was possible to get more information (i.e. the code and question) on the screen, in effect '...
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Should we copy over the requests tag?

The requests tag would be an informative addition to questions like this. Should we copy it over from Stack Overflow? I have filled the wiki but do not know how to add the Code Language and the ...
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Hide the "describe what you've tried" bullet (new askers' modal)

Our new asker's modal has the three bullets: Summarize the problem Provide details and any research When appropriate, describe what you've tried We are able to remove the third bullet point (see &...
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Can we have the first VTC post a comment?

I quite often encounter questions with at least one vote to close (VTC), but no comment or down vote. This means the OP doesn't know there is anything wrong with the question. Would it be possible for ...
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Adding alternative answer comment to low quality posts queue

When I review posts in the low quality posts queue, sometimes I stumble upon answers which provide alternative solutions instead of reviewing the OP's code. It would be nice to add this entry (...
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Stop focusing editor when clicking "run code snippet"

When creating a post that has one or more code snippets and I click "Run code snippet" the page scrolls back to the post's textarea. Since the code snippets are normally at the end of posts, ...
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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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Can we remove the need for titles to be unique

I came across the following title on the HNQ list. I made a Guess the number game in Python This is a pretty poor title, but the OP isn't to blame for this. As you can see the title almost ...
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Let's demerge [mergesort] for consistency with other sorting tags

In a previous meta question, we decided that the sorting tags should not be merged. I am fine with this. Currently, however, there is a peculiarity among the 6 major sorting algorithm tags: ...
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Perl6 is now known as Raku

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21251666 perl6 should be renamed to raku and existing postings should be re-tagged. SO did this already.
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Rollback reason

Quite often I roll back the edit because the code was edited after the answer was posted. In such situation I feel obliged to post a comment why did I rolled it back. Not a biggie, but annoying. Can ...
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A "The answer's author agreed to this edit in question" button which could be used only if code was expanded

In this question I added a segment to the code scope only after describing the essential addition before the answerer in comments and getting his consent to make this addition in a reply comment. I ...
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How do we train our self-moderators?

Over the past few months I have found myself voting to Leave Open many questions that someone else voted to close as not concrete. A case in point is this question. While this question could have been ...
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"Please refactor my code" requests

We have a consensus view that questions asking for re-writes of code are off-topic, but we still get a lot of these. Some examples: Making this Pygame code object-oriented Refactor Linq Expression ...
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Possible Solution for Zombies (unanswered questions)

Would it be possible for Code Review to award bounties on good questions that have remained unanswered for more than 6 months? When I was working through zombies I found a few questions I couldn't ...
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New tag proposition: Leetcode

Leetcode is a very popular website for programming challenges. I would request that a new tag be created, leetcode, that can focus on these specific types of questions. There has been an influx of ...
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Tag request [visual-foxpro]

Just edited a question mistagged as VBA to instead use a new visual-foxpro tag. After looking at tag synonyms for VBA, I see there is no visual-basic-applications tag, so perhaps the new tag I ...
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Add the word "readability" to the off topic close reason

Today we have this close reason: Code not implemented or not working as intended: Code Review is a community where programmers peer-review your working code to address issues such as security, ...
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Pin "How do I write a good answer?" in the Help Center

While giving feedback on first answers, I often find it convenient to also link to How do I write a good answer? in the Help Center. Since I haven't thought about a good "template" text I can copy and ...
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Warn if question is tagged with [python-3.x] but not [python]

Given that 16/50 of the latest python-3.x questions aren't posted with the python tag,[1] and site policy is to tag with both.[2] Can we move the burden onto the poster to tag properly, rather than ...
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Proposal to clarify "on-topic" help page

The on-topic help page for Code Review is already fairly clear, but I would edit the following bullet point to make it clearer: Best practices and design pattern usage With the current ...
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I suggest two tags, [readability] and [compatibility]

I suggest adding two tags readability and compatibility. I can't add them myself but think they will be useful. At my last code review question I added a tag related to the programming language ...
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Please add the tag [red]

red is already a tag on Stack Overflow. Please add it here.
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Requesting tag [arcpy] be created

There are not a lot of questions involving the popular GIS/geospatial library ArcPy from Esri (just 14 at the moment), but could someone with the create tags privilege create one for it, please? If ...
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Accepting without upvoting

What could be the reason for accepting an answer but not upvoting it? Situations: Accepting own answer - ok, no upvote on self-answers OP not having 15 reputation cannot upvote. I think that OP ...
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Give [jison] a higher tag priority than [javascript]

Recently I asked a question and created the new tag jison. I also tagged the question with javascript because that is what the language compiles to. However, I noticed that the title in the browser ...
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Making great content more visible

I often browse older questions on CR and while there are many good and helpful answers, every so often I come across great answers. Those are eloquent and full of helpful tips and general information. ...
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Testing box when asking questions

Would it be possible to have an overt request, perhaps even in its own box, that the Asker provide information about their testing process. Obviously wording up for dispute, but something like: "How ...
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How do I migrate from Code Review to Stack Overflow?

I know about moving questions from Stack Overflow to Code Review, but what about the other way around? It seems like almost half the questions I come across on Code Review get put on hold or closed ...
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Create tag [nuxtjs]

Please create a tag nuxtjs for the popular VueJS framework nuxt.js.
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Iterative platform for Code Review

EDIT: For those unclear on what problem this proposed change aims to address, consider the fundamental nature of code review, or any similar process (novel writing, sketching/drawing, building Rube ...
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Can we disable "Questions that may already have your answer?"

If you post a question, Stack Exchange with all their clever AI produces a list under your title called "Questions that may already have your answer". This makes a lot of sense for Stack Overflow, ...
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Wouldn't it be more useful to notify OPs automatically about close votes, instead of having (stock) comments all the time?

I frequently see users (most probably close voting, or flagging for closure) leaving stock(?) comments like1 Welcome to Code Review! I'm afraid this question does not match what this site is about. ...
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Should python3.x be an alias of python-3.x?

The existing tag python-3.x works great, but I regularly forget to add the dash there, and type python3.x. This tag doesn't exist, and I don't have the rep to ...
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Can we add a "Meta User" button next to the "Network Profile" button like SO did?

Right now, the only way to this site is by going to the questions tab, and on the right side pressing one of the featured/hot questions on this site. This isn't very useful and can be a hassle. Even ...
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Why don't we have a close reason like "off-topic because of asking to find a 3rd party resource" like SO has? Or at least a "Blatantly off-topic"?

I recently came over this question I am trying to implement duplicate file finder in visual C++. I followed this link Successful implementation of Duplicate Files Finder in C++ But it don't ...
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Could we detect phrases like "not working" and "bug" in question titles and warn users?

It has been mentioned recently that ~62% of close votes come from the "broken code" or "code not yet written" category. I'm wondering if we could help lower that percentage by detecting certain key ...
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No tag for Angular

There is no tag for Angular (v2, 4, 5). It redirects to Angular.js, which is a completely different framework using a different language. Is it possible to create a new tag for Angular?
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Should there be a featured tab in search results?

I asked this question a while ago, and since it didn't get much attention I added a bounty. However, when I search by the r tag, there is no featured header, as can be found on stack overflow site ...
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Add question editing recommendations to Community Tour

After receiving some good feedback on my first question, I decided to edit my question to incorporate the advice with the idea to create a copy-pasteable "final version" for future visitors. However, ...
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Clarify edit review screen

The pending edit screen is very confusing to me as someone who has never seen it before: It says I have 0 edits rejected. The rejection notice on the second line uses "this" vaguely. This question? ...
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Can we constrict the [python-2.*] tags?

I would like to suggest the following: Rename python-2.7 -> python-2.x Synonymize python-2.6 -> python-2.x This is as we don't have individual Python 3 tags, such as python-3.6. But we do however ...
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What to do about "It's asking for more details"?

For a while now we've had "Clippy", which among other things has support for detecting when there's a lot of code posted but not a lot of description. The feature is nice and comes with good ...
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Tag Request: "Angular" (Angular is not Angular.js)

I am not at 1500 rep, so I cannot create tags, but the angular tag does not exist on Code Review. I just asked a question and had to tag it with angular.js, which is only version 1.0 according to the ...
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The "How to Answer" page should be amended to discourage anything too "personal"

In the Help Center's How to Answer page, under the "Always be polite and have fun" section, I suggest that we add: "don't make it personal". The use of I and You can make an answer seem more ...
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Common Review Quotes

In my reviews a couple of points come up again and again (and again). It's like somebody is teaching bad practice out there. As a result a lot of my reviews look very similar (or get terse with my ...
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External resources make keyboard-nav unusable

Recently (as in, since ads have been enabled), I have intermittently been having trouble with the site. I'm using the keyboard navigation (and moderation) for a significant portion of my activities ...
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Should there be a gcc tag?

I recently asked a question that is at least in part specific to gcc. That is, the way the C code is written will be different for different compilers. This is because different compilers are able to ...
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