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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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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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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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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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Migrating to Software Engineering

Looking at migrated questions shows how a "migrate to Software Engineering" closing reason is sorely missing. The problem is that many askers see the the "Review" part of the site, but not the "Code", ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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Tag-request [overall-review]

I don't quite understand how the process of tag-creation works. In JavaScript text editing webapp, I've added overall-review to the tags list and thought that I would be able to edit the wiki and ...
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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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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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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: ...
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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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Could syntax highlighting be improved?

I noticed the syntax highlighting on CR was different than that on SO: Stack Overflow Syntax highlighting isn't perfect - the blue and the red could be a little brighter, but overall it's fairly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What should the [windows] tag be used for?

I was going through tags to create one-line details when possible and came up with a problem with windows. Question for Microsoft Windows as well as GUI windows are being tagged on this. So should a ...
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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 ...
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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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Proposal to change the wording of Off-Topic reason redirecting to Stack Overflow

As it currently stands, it is: Questions must contain working code for us to review it here. For questions regarding specific problems encountered while coding, try Stack Overflow. That kinds of ...
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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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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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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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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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Character limit on Code Review

I understand why a character limit is imposed on question lengths on most Stack Exchange websites, but I take issue with the fact that there is a 30,000 character limit on the Code Review website. ...
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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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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. Typical ...
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Tag request: [.htaccess] (mod_rewrite, url-rewriting, …)

A .htaccess tag would be suitable for: Canonicalize URLs for static website Suggestions on how to improve this .htaccess file for page load speed Maybe finer grained tags could be useful, like ...
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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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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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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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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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Create a reference for newbie common mistakes

What I suggest I'd like to open a community wiki post that address and explain the most common beginners bad-practices/mistakes in an XXX language, to be used as a reference when answering. Reason ...
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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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Put into FAQ: "Will submitted code be licensed under the copyleft CC-BY-SA?"

Put into FAQ: Will submitted code be licensed under the copyleft Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) license? I really want to know this! Since the CC-BY-SA is a copyleft, viral ...
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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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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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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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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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