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Button to download code snippets? [duplicate]

When reviewing, I often find myself copying the source to open in an IDE locally. Maybe we could add a button to download the source snippets to help facilitate this?
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Allow users to vote to migrate a question from meta.codereview to main

This question happened; https://codereview.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6970/a-good-way-to-remove-duplicate-code-without-violating-page-object-model - it's a regular Code Review question that ...
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Meta code highlighting

It appears that we don't have code highlighting in Meta In this answer to Your vote matters! the <!-- language: lang-sql --> was added to a block of SQL code,...
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Turning on syntax highlighting

On this particular site, I think it is absolutely critical to have syntax highlighting work, automatically if possible.
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Tool for Zombie-hunting

A couple of weeks ago there was a discussion in The 2nd Monitor about reducing Zombies and bringing the answered percentage up. I've noticed during my searches of unanswered questions that some of ...
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Can the help page on what a good answer is be updated with specifics?

The How do I write a good answer? page seems to be generic SE help page rather than specific to Code Review; can this page be updated with specifics to this site? Is there a help page on how not to ...
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Why is there no [asp.net-core-mvc] tag?

As I have noticed, there are only tags such as: asp.net, asp.net-mvc-3 and asp.net-mvc-4. However, there is no tag for asp.net-core-mvc. Why so? I believed it is a must-have to separate the question ...
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Should we have a Code Review Blog?

Super User, Server Fault, Programmers, InfoSec, Apple, DBA, Science Fiction & Fantasy and a bunch more sites all have Community Blogs that are contributed to and maintained by community members. ...
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The use of light gray type on this site makes it very difficult to read [closed]

This website is very difficult to read. It appears you are using #444 for text color. Would you consider changing the default text color?
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Would it be possible to have the question closer to the answer field?

I find that when answering a question on Code Review, I'm constantly scrolling to the top of the page, copying some code, scrolling to the bottom, pasting it, then editing it. I do this over and over. ...
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Finding change in knapsack

Currently, there's 6 questions tagged change-making-problem: one in 2012, two last year and three this year so far. This kind of problem is closely associated with (or rather, a subset of) the ...
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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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Request for [lexical-analysis] to be created

I posted a question today and wanted to apply the lexical-analysis tag to it, but such tag did not exist, and to create it I would need 300 reputation in this community. Another user suggested that I ...
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Help Desk Chatroom

11 days ago, I put forward a proposal to the moderators for a Help Desk chatroom, which we would link to the Stack Overflow comments Duga posts, and to the potentially off-topic questions on Code ...
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Dynamic editor width when answering

After answering a few questions on Code Review and Stack Overflow, I noticed that the editor allows you to resize vertically, but not horizontally. The width seems to allow 80 characters. My ...
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Hyperlinks are not opened in new tab

I have seen when some OP post reference links to their questions, it always go to that page in the current tab which I opened at that moment. That is really annoying when I have to back and forth. ...
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Navigating between question-answers parts

Is there any limit to the number of follow up questions one can ask for a certain problem? In a scenario where a user posts questions according to guidelines, then assuming this goes on for about 20 ...
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Ability to edit self-deleted questions

I understand that preventing edits on deleted answers can help defeat FGITW (Fastest Gun In The West) problems on other sites (or here?), but it seems deleted questions cannot be edited either. This ...
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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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How can reviewing be made more efficient?

As suggested by 200_success in a comment to this answer of mine, I'm asking this question. For me, missing tools are the biggest problem of this site. I'd bet that it repels potential reviewers and ...
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Synonym Request: [smtp] -> [email]

I have a review request that pertains specifically to SMTP behaviour and would like it tagged as such so as to be unambiguous and searchable. However, I have no objection to such a tag deferring to ...
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Is meta supposed to look so much like the main site?

I don't know how similar meta is to the main site for other grown up sites, but it's really kind of difficult to tell the difference between the main site and meta at the moment. The beta theme made ...
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Should we add an (AES) tag?

I was recently writing a question about AES and noticed there's no aes tag. There are 60 questions with AES within them so it begs the question, should we add an aes tag and add it to these questions?...
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Does preventing exact duplicate titles makes sense here?

When editing the title of Multiple FizzBuzz from a file, I first wanted to make the title "FizzBuzz from a file" but that exact title already exists which showed an error message: Considering our ...
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Make HoF synonym a separate tag

higher-order-functions is currently a synonym for functional-programming. This is inaccurate; there is a significant overlap, but: Functional Programming is a much broader topic HoFs are present in ...
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Please create a [pyramid] tag

I am new on Code Review, so I don't have the privilege to create a tag. Can one of you create it for me? Tag name: pyramid or pyramid-framework
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Dialog is difficult… why isn't there a linting tool? [closed]

I think this site needs a lot more work for it to become a good open-source code review platform. Otherwise, it will be blind-sided by something else soon enough! My biggest bug bears are: No sane ...
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Provide links to official style guides when writing questions

The answers to many questions tagged python on CodeReview start with or otherwise include references to PEP-0008, the official Python Style Guide. Many reviews include comments on use of whitespace (e....
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How can we work to prevent off-topic questions?

I seem to notice while browsing the questions list that there always seems to be a question or two containing some reason (almost always broken code) for it to be put on hold. From the last hour as of ...
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Should [adventure-game] and [role-playing-game] be synonymized?

We have both adventure-game (14 questions) and role-playing-game (5 questions), which don't seem to differ much in the questions being asked for both. Plus, most of these questions involve a console ...
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Inconsistent Python tag formatting

There's python3 and python2.6, but python-2.7 breaks this pattern. Can this be fixed?
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An answer feed in The 2nd Monitor

Currently in The 2nd Monitor, there is a "recent questions" feed that is displayed by our very own Captain Obvious. Would it be a good idea to have a "recent answers" feed, too?
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Should a warning be displayed when writing a question with no code?

On SO, if I include the words "best practice" in the title of a question, I get a message before I even submit the question warning me that the question appears subjective and may be closed. Could we ...
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Making a tag for a Code Review community project

Last year, two community projects were born. One of them has been, according to some Github statistics, one of them is a lot more active than the other. Perhaps most importantly, the Rubberduck ...
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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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The on-hover hint of the Delete button

I have recently noticed that the on-hover hint of the Delete button (at the bottom of posts) is not informative for post owners. The hint states "vote to delete" and does not make any sense, since, ...
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Programmatically removing “review” from titles

It looks like we all agree that titles should never contain the word "Review" or "review" inside them. What about writing a small script to remove all such occurencies? (4,369 such occurrencies to be ...
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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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Add clarifying text to the tags section of the profile

I'm confused by the tag sections in my profile, and I'm wondering if others might be as well. I noticed that my top tag was listed under my reputation: So I clicked on the "tags" section to see which ...
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Text when questions are marked as duplicate

We close questions as duplicates when the code is too similar (or pretty much identical) to a previous question by the same asker. When marking a question as a duplicate the following text is shown: ...
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Pre-creating tags [crypto++] and [cryptopp] for email notifications

I have subject matter expertise in the Crypto++ library. I'd like to set up email notifications for the library. I noticed the site does not have tags for the library. Is it OK to set up tags in ...
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Link GitHub project to Code Review

I am currently writing some open source that's available in GitHub. Of course I am also getting the code reviewed here. One of the things with GitHub is the documentation allows me to put little tags ...
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Synonymise [objective-c-runtime] with [objective-c]

The tag objective-c-runtime has 3 questions: UIScrollView Category utility function for auto sizing contentSize (0 answers) Dynamically setting unknown properties of a subclass from parent class in ...
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Tag synonym request: [postgresql] ↔ [postgres]

postgresql feels more proper, but postgres has been more popular. They should be synonymized, though I don't know which one should be canonical.
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Synonym request: [c++0x] ↔ [c++11]

C++0x was the working name for C++11, but they are still the same thing. At this time, c++0x is tagged with 4 questions and c++11 is tagged with 98 questions. Although there's no problem retagging ...
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Synonym request: [backbone] ↔ [backbone.js]

backbone is currently tagged with 9 questions, and backbone.js is currently tagged with 24 questions. These two tags are mapped together on Stack Overflow, so I think the same thing should be done ...
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Tag synonyms for [optimization] and [sql-server]

I would like to propose the following tag synonyms: effeciency (7) -> optimization (25) mssql (3) -> sql-server (4) In the latter case, I think sql-server should be the master as mssql looks too ...
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Tag synonyms for [codeigniter] and [multithreading]

I would like to propose some more tag synonyms: multithreading (8) -> threading (4) codeigniter (3) -> code-igniter (2) thread-safety (5) also exists, it's not quite the same thing as threading, and ...
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Tag synonyms for [strings] and [parser]

I would like to propose the following tag synonyms: strings (6) -> string (6) parser (4) -> parsing (5) Also, I'm not sure that the improvement (4) and readability (19) tags adds anything useful to ...
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Merge or synonymize Cold Fusion tags

cfml and coldfusion-10 should be merged with coldfusion. coldfusion is the most popular tag of them all, but they are all the same thing and there aren't very many questions associated with them.