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MathJax on CodeReview

Several times I had the need to write mathematical formulas in my answers on CodeReview.SE. Sometimes, this can be simulated by sup and/or ...
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Make the help center more explicit about what CR is NOT

There has been discussion recently, about how lots of Stack Overflow users carelessly refer OP over here (CR) whenever the question roughly looks like a wall of code and OP is asking for help nailing ...
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Complaint about rollback policy / bug fixes

I posted some useful code on code review. One of the answers suggested an improvement to the code. I agreed and made the improvement to the code, and left the comment "Thanks, fixed". A moderator ...
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Codeblock detection

The idea jumped at me after reviewing two close votes in a row (granted, from the same user) that were homework assignments without any code in it. Since a question that has no code in it (or one ...
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Close and/or delete a question abandoned by the asker?

If someone asks the OP a question in the comments, and the OP never answers, and there isn't really enough information to give a good answer to the question, should we be able close the question and/...
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The Question in the About Page is about Unicorns eating Daisies?

Why not use an actual question from code review in the about page? It seams that it would give people a better idea about how to ask questions, and what exactly this Q&A is for.
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Are comments being favored over answers?

Scenario: I've noticed while skimming through questions on CodeReview that people are replying with legitimate answers in the comments section, instead of the answers section. While I've only ...
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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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Pastebin thoughts

The odds of someone submitting a massive amount of code seems likely on this type of site. Whether or not this is permitted is the first hurdle. If it is permitted, then offloading the code to a ...
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Request to add answer structure close to the answering field

Coming from this post, I'd like to address this as a feature request. What is it about? Lowering the threshold that people might experience when wanting to answer new questions. I have the feeling, ...
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Zen Mode + Dual Pane for ease of review and writing

It would be handy to have some kind of "Zen mode" here at Code Review. Think about it, you develop code in a maximized IDE or side-by-side with the result or the specs (or both). I think Code Review ...
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Tag synonyms ([interval], [range])

Three days ago (2014-04-06), I created the interval, unaware that range had been created on 2014-03-27. What to do now?
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Can/Should our short site description be changed to better reflect what we are about?

I shared a link to Code Review on Facebook and noticed what the description said about our beloved site: Q&A for peer programmer code reviews I got the feeling that this includes questions ...
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Revising list of closure reasons

Following up on a past discussions, I'd like to tweak our list of off-topic close reasons. We may have up to three canned reasons. Currently, they are: Questions asking for code to be written ...
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Revising or removing the “Best practices” topicality rule

In the Help Center, under What topics can I ask about here?, one of the rules currently states: However, if your question is not about a particular piece of code and instead is a generally ...
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Suggesting to lint a code before submitting

There needs to be a way to display a pre-submit language-specific message with a strong recommendation to lint code. For example, in languages like Python conventions are very important, and there ...
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Raising the time in which an answer cannot be accepted

Should the time in which an answer cannot be accepted be raised? On Stack Overflow there is a limit of 15 minutes before you can accept an answer, such that other answerers have a chance of providing ...
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Can a “Not your code” default off-topic option be added to the close dialog?

A number of questions have come up recently where the code is not the asker's own code, prompting a 'close' response. It would be convenient if there was an 'off-topic' close option that included: ...
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Changing wording of the code-to-be-written and working-code off-topic reasons

Current wording: Questions asking for code to be written to solve a specific problem are off-topic here as there is no code to review. However, some of these questions actually have some code in ...
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Should we have a 'closed' tag?

I would not mind tagging questions as closed, so that I can put closed in my 'not interesting list' and ignore them. It's kind of a hack to save those micro-seconds I spend on closed questions. What ...
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Vote To Close to have headers like in close dialog options

I come across posts that are irrelevant to the CodeReview site, and closing them would be the best choice, obviously. The close dialog has these options, where these texts are the headers: duplicate ...
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Question Voting Tooltip Discussion

Question Downvote Tooltip Recently I downvoted a question that was just dumping code on reviewers without any effort to put readers in context or anything whatsoever. There's a tooltip on the ...
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Tag creation: [subprocess-management] or similar

While looking at Is it a good style to run external commands in Python?, I was surprised to find that there is currently no tag for [subprocess-management]. I also ...
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Prompt for more meaningful question titles

I'd like to make a feature request to elicit more meaningful question titles, because I'm tired of editing generic titles. Right now, when you ask a question, the title field contains the hint ...
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Add tag existing on SO, for which I have rep

I am one of two users with a c++-cli tag badge on Stack Overflow. I think that any tag in use on SO is a good candidate for being a valid tag here and a badge shows that I properly understand the ...
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Should the sorting tags be merged?

There are currently two specific sorting tags: quick-sort (22 questions) mergesort (18 questions) We then have the main tag: sorting (79 questions). Should we merge the specific ones with the main ...
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Merge [math] and [mathematics] tags

The math tag currently has 9 questions; mathematics has 3. I recommend merging math into mathematics, keeping the long form rather than vice versa, since Americans like to say "math" and British ...
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Need the tag [http]

I put this code out for review: Stream that opens an HTTP GET and then acts like a normal C++ istream It is about HTTP socket requests (and I want to discuss HTTP status codes). But I can't tag it ...
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A little “copy” button above each code block would be cool

Often, I want to highlight & copy the contents of a single posted code block so I can paste it into my IDE for a better look or into my answer for editing. This gets awkward especially if there's ...
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Tag proposal: [weak-references]

A weak-references tag would be suitable for: What is the right way to “remove” Reference from it's ReferenceQueue? Observer pattern in Java
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Please make copying code sections easier [duplicate]

Code review questions often contain large chunks of code. Some reviewers like to copy the code into an editor in order to review it locally and to compile it (which is the first stage of any review ...
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Create [serial-port] tag

I currently work quite a bit with serial ports in C# and have asked a question pertaining to them. I don't know if the usage would be there to warrant it, but it would be nice to have a serial-port ...
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Change the “code” icon in markup editor toolbar?

Since a few weeks Stack Overflow has a new icon in the editor toolbar for code markup. It's a pair of braces (curly brackets) which is much more recognizable than the old [101 010] icon still used ...
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Save answers as draft

I am only active in SO and Code Review, and I find that Code Review answers can take a bit of time, especially when fiddling around with a Plunker or JSFiddle sample or finding some reference as to ...
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There's no [mootools] tag here yet

I've just joined Code Review and am looking around I didn't find the mootools tag. Could someone please create the mootools? I don't have enough rep and I think it deserves its place on Code Review.
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Should we have code folding in questions? [duplicate]

On Code Review, we post a lot of code and sometimes these run into some serious lines of code. There have been times when we have to paste very minimal code for review and the folks who answer end up ...
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Guidelines for new users + proposal tag

When asking a question on code-review, the goal is clear: To get a second opinion on your code. By peers, or by people with more experience ("experts", some might say). If you post a ton of code, ...
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Shouldn't there be a Remind_Me_Later kind of button or link ?

I often find interesting questions with code that requires a lot of time to understand, review and suggest improvements. I absolutely want to come back to them when I have spare time to work on those ...
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PasteBin and GitHub Gists to be embedded directly into CodeReview

Maybe we can have PasteBin and GitHub Gists embedded directly into CodeReview. Given that each Gist has a unique number maybe it could be. [gist NUMBER HERE] ...
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Why can't rep from other SE sites count towards at least some rep here?

This has probably been addressed vis-a-vis stackoverflow, though I mostly hang out at gis.SE. I posted this question, but don't have enough rep to give it a tag. Seems like this impedes movement of ...
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I think comments should allow more characters on Code Review

I just got a great code review and I wanted to reply to it because I had questions. Of course the character limit was exceeded very fast. Code reviews are somewhat different in it's nature than the ...
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Highlight color for favorite-tagged questions

As you all know questions that have one of the user's favorite tags are highlighted (in all of the StackExchange sites), but the highlight color in this site is not easily recognized, it's not comfort ...
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Suggestion: new tags for web technologies

I tried to post a question... ...why are they 'questions' if this site is primarily for code review requests? ...anyway, the tags I tried to use did not exist and I don't have a high enough ...
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Reviewing same file multiple times = same question?

I think code review is the best thing ever and that I need code review basically daily since I change the code daily. I don't posted too much, only 3 or 4 questions how to clean python and yaml and I'...
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“How To Ask” text should link to help center, not faq

Similar to my question here, Code Review's "How To Ask" text should link to the help center, rather than the FAQ: Interestingly, CR's Meta seems to be more up to date than SO's:
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Code Difference

I've just been visiting code review lately and I've realized what I'm doing is opening two browser windows, putting them side by side to compare my code with the answered code. What I've realized ...
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Some more answer badges to encourage participation

I have posted this as a part of an answer of mine on meta question "Approaching 1000 days on beta", but it's burried in the question and actually deserves its own post. I posted it on Meta....
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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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Should we have a “Too long” close reason?

Several questions (including some of mine) have lots of code. Some of those have ridiculous amount of code and should probably be broken into two, three, sometimes even four questions. When it's a ...
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Closing > Off-Topic dialog could use some more formatting

I find the "asking for code to be written" being bold, makes it easy to spot that close reason at a glance. It would be nice if the dialog also bolded key words in the other close reasons, like: ...