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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question

Many questions of new users lack some parts or common style of the site. There already are some meta questions that aggregate tips on this issue but letting new users walk through all of them is ...
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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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-...
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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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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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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 downvote ...
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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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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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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 about ...
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