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Authors 'final result' post showing the 'final result' after the answer/corrections/suggestions [duplicate]

The case: Somebody posts code for review then follows up with all the analysis and some of the answers is accepted. The suggestion: Some kind of finalization post by the dev who is asking the ...
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Can we make quoted code blocks less ugly?

It is often useful to cite blocks of code, particularly when writing an answer, and you want to distinguish between code that you are proposing and code that you are discussing. However, code blocks ...
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What you do when valuable info is spread equally in more than one answer? [duplicate]

What is the established criterion for accepting answer, when valuable information is equally spread in multiple answers? I'm having difficult time weighting objectively which answer to accept, as in ...
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Are WordPress articles/blogs supposed to onebox in chat?

I could have sworn I've seen WP posts oneboxed in chat (or maybe not?)... but every time I post a WordPress URL it's not oneboxing. Seeing that pasting ...
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Tag request: [atl]

I am new here and thus do not have permission to create tags yet. Could we create the atl tag, which is equal to the atl-tag on Stack Overflow? I would like to tag this question.
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Can we rename “Ask question”?

A recent "question" (will probably be deleted when you click it) made me realize: The "Ask Question" label on Code Review can be a bit misleading here. Code Review questions are expected to contain ...
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Should we have a [calculator] tag?

Example questions: Simple calculator Java Calculator Console calculator Ruby Kata Gem: Calculator Calculator - C++ operator-overloading Small Python calculator Calculator using class ...
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Selfie code-only answers as an offsite link

This question Gees - GPL Euler equation solver and its revisions were recently affected by this policy we have about how to add selfie-answers to your question Specifically (I have bolded the ...
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Insufficient “How to ask”

As a newbie coming to CR and asking the very first question you can see There's nothing about broken code there and many new questions seem to get closed quickly because of it. Moreover, it names no ...
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Do we need to update the link in the “own or maintain” close reason?

This is the close reason I'm talking about: Currently, the "you own or maintain" link points to this meta question, but we've recently made a slight modification to the policy, per this meta question:...
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Working code vs. working program

I have a feeling that our guidances should be worded better. Take this excerpt from the Help Center: To the best of my knowledge, does the code work? I believe this question is incorrect, as seen ...
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Notification if there is a post requiring review

I always hated going to the review page, only to find nothing required reviewing. It is a time-consuming task going between questions and review. I was thinking, if there were a notification, or at ...
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Following other users

Can we add an option to profiles, allowing you to follow someone and get an update every time they ask a question? I would like to follow some programmers, but I don't want to have to check every ...
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VLQ review queue, option for “this should be a comment”

I was reviewing an item in the Low Quality queue (which I sadly cannot link to) that was most definitely not an answer and should have been a comment, because it was asking for clarification from the ...
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Tag for code that loads code dynamically at runtime

I think we could use a tag for questions about loading code at runtime. Ideally, it would apply to all programming languages. Some examples of questions that such a tag could apply to: Bash ...
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Code Review Blog - Phase 1 - Raise the idea on the meta site

On Hold SE Community Devs: The short of it is, it's kinda on us to make something that works, and we don't really do that. There isn't any real proper integration between the systems and the ...
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Blacklist “syntax error” in title

Could this be done so that we get fewer off-topic questions? I recommend pointing them to Stack Overflow.
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“How To Format” guide has misleading UI elements

The "How To Format" guide on the right side of the screen is misleading. It uses "►" for each item in the list. Usually this "►" means that the list item is expandable, but it is not an expandable ...
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Rewording close reason “Explanation of code”

Inspired by this question: Custom Close Reason Post-Mortem. Can we alter Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Questions seeking an explanation of someone else's code are off-...
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Tag synonyms ([error-handling], [exception-handling], [exception])

There is a cluster of tags of a similar nature. How should we synonymize them? error-handling (34 questions) exception-handling (90 questions) exception (36 questions) Interestingly, exception-...
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Time for an [encryption] tag?

So, we have a ceasar-cipher tag, but not the more general encryption tag. A quick search shows over 200 questions that should potentially have such a tag. What do you think? Is it a good tag? I can ...
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New reject reasons for suggested edits

I thought about pre-defined reject reasons for suggested edits, and here are two I think might be helpful: Edit changes code of question As discussed in this meta post, editing the code of a ...
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Do we need a [payment-system] tag?

We currently have 26 credit card questions questions and 47 payment questions. I'm not sure how much overlap there is between the two. At least some of the credit card questions could be tagged with ...
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What exactly does it mean for code to be “Working Code”?

Why is it that Code Review's definition of "working code" is so misaligned with so many people's expectations? @rolfl Well, we've had a lot of discussion about broken code on meta, but we don't seem ...
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Appropriateness of [teaching] tag

The teaching tag was recently created. There are now three questions carrying the tag. Its intended purpose is described in its tag wiki: Much like the [beginner] tag, this tag should call out ...
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Request for placeholder text in the question textarea

After seeing a few off-topic questions today, I thought it might help to add placeholder text to the question texarea. The question page currently looks like this: "How To Ask" is easy to miss or ...
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Stop mentioning major concerns in title

On the Ask a Question page, users are currently faced with this: state the purpose of your code, and mention any major concerns. I have recently started commenting on many questions with this ...
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VBScript Code Highlighting

Would it be possible to use the same Syntax Highlighter that Wikipedia uses for VBScript If it is possible we could probably use it for all flavors of VB (vb6,vbscript, vba, etc.) Right now we have ...
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Mentioning and linking to other users in posts

I do this kind of thing all the time: In addition to moving these declarations closer to where you use them as @lokiastari said, the initializations are pointless because you overwrite them anyway. ...
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Versioning code and visualizing diffs in code review

Based on the rules for editing code under review, I would like to recommend this feature. The goal of code review is to improve my submitted code, and for others to learn from the improved code - I ...
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Over-editing my own answer

It looks that I have just over-edited my own (first!) answer and got a comment: Please try to keep the edits down to a minimal now. Thanks! I was wondering what has just happened, searched a bit ...
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Increase number of edits before post becomes community wiki

According to this answer on meta.stackoverflow.com: Posts enter community wiki mode when one of the following happens: [...] The post has been edited ten (10) times by the original owner. ...
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Redirect from featured questions, when there are no featured questions

Today I visited CR for the first time in a while to do a CR on my lunch break. Hit my favoured language (C#) and was greeted by this: Instead of pointing us to a different tab, wouldn't it be better ...
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Synonymization proposal for version-specific language tags

I was checking out the tags today, and I think we could clean up a couple tags. For all three suggestions, I think a synonym should suffice. I was unable to propose them, as version-specific tags can ...
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Improved title filter

I've just found the Improve “The Title Filter” responses question on SO meta. It would be great to filter additionally words like "review", "please", "please review", "review request", "my code", "...
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Can we require questions to have at least one language tag?

We are getting a low amount of questions every day which are not tagged with a language. I believe we can could prevent this if we make adding a language required. Is there a possibility to add this ...
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What to do with good code?

There are 'Unanswered Questions' that contain good code and do not get closed, because saying 'looks good' is really a comment, not an answer. Example: how-can-this-simple-handler-in-nodejs-be-...
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Should we have just one Meta tag for topicality?

We currently have three Meta tags that relate to topicality: scope on-topic off-topic A question about on-topicness or off-topicness (separately) are still about scope. A general question about ...
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Automatically add a comment when you vote to close a question

Currently, automatic comments are always added when you vote to close as a duplicate. However, it would be nice if, for example, closing as off-topic asking a question or a review on not yet written ...
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Code-correctness in the FAQ

As pointed by the poster of this question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/8609/dynamic-programming-algorithm-code-review, our FAQ states the following is on-topic: Code correctness ...
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Add questions about performance to FAQ

Personally, I feel questions about performance are on topic on Code Review. This topic makes me believe most people agree. As an example: this question. Shouldn't "Performance" be added to the list ...
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Should the FAQ on off-topic questions link to other SE sites?

In the FAQ, there is a list of concepts that would make a question off-topic. It seems to me like this would be a great place to redirect users to Stack Overflow and Programmers, as what is off-topic ...
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Request for [codingbat] tag

It would good to have a codingbat tag for questions that related to solving code puzzles coming from codingbat. Can we have a tag for codingbat as we have on Stack Overflow?
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Comments to line number [duplicate]

If you have ever used code review tools like Crucible, Basecamp or Github - you know about their essential feature: being able to comment a specific line of code. With the Stack Overflow engine, I ...
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Should line numbers for code snippets be added?

I recall seeing a request for this in meta SO in the pass, but for various reasons that escape me at the moment, there were no plans to do that. Should this be reconsidered for code review considering ...
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Difficulty & time-required classifications

I'm sure some of the experts get somewhat annoyed by easy questions... or that some of the novices don't want to see the advanced stuff because it would just confuse them... etc... so I think giving ...
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Friendly notifier for review questions with missing code?

On occasion new users, unfamiliar with how code review works, would post a question for review without some sample of the actual code in question. I'd imagine this happens because the user wants to ...
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When we close a question, can we have an option to send it to Stack Overflow?

Since Stack Overflow can send it here, I figure it's only fair to have the ability to send them the other way. There's been a number of questions that are Stack Overflow type questions..
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Why are they 'questions' if this site is primarily for code review requests?

"why are they 'questions' if this site is primarily for code review requests?" This is not originally my question, but it never-the-less is still a good one that deserves more attention. I'm sort of ...
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Rename [code-challenge] to something more site-specific

It seems that users are still using the code-challenge tag for challenge-oriented questions that do not correspond to the site's occasional voted-upon challenges. We already have the programming-...