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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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Why are we [still] not on the footer?

This completely feels like asking for an underground parking spot at work, but... there's at least1 one spot left in the page footer area, in the section we'd belong under: Why isn't Code Review on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Viewing the source code

When doing a CR, it's important to be able to quickly find methods/classes/whatever in the source. Currently, it's just terrible as you get a couple of small scrolling views and the search takes way ...
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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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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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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 ...