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Preventing edit wars

There's an edit war going on in Smart Tic Tac Toe, a reinforcement learning approach . Every edit by one high-rep user is being reverted by the OP with no explanation, and he (sigh) offers this: keep ...
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Can answers to questions contain code written in a different language?

This is in regards to Solving the Lazy Hobo Riddle. Is it acceptable to have answers that have code written in a different language than the OP's? The OP has since accepted an answer, but others are ...
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Should vote to close for Code Review comments be flagged?

In The accepted answer by durron597 to A guide to Code Review for Stack Overflow users, it is prescribed: Please do not vote to close with a custom reason that "it belongs on Code Review". Some ...
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How do we handle answers that pertain solely to other answers?

Most of us are (or should be) familiar with this section of the Help Center Page How do I write a good answer?: What goes into an answer Every answer must make at least one insightful ...
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What to do with a post that feels like a blog entry?

I've been following this question pretty closely, reading comments and everything because the "reasoning part" seemed... blog-ish. By reading this answer and the comments under it + the way the ...
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Should Code Review be a place for discussing sensitive topics?

I always thought that Code Review is a place where we try to improve code and do not discuss highly questionable philsophical theories. For this reason I'm very disapointed that my flag about this ...
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Flagging users who select "No Action Needed" in First Posts review queue

A while back I was directed to read the accepted community wiki answer to this First Post Review question (and of course heeded the advice). In Jamal's answer to this question about reviewing a ...
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I broke your code, therefore your code doesn't work: NAA discussion

Let's say the OP had code like this (imagine there's actual code here, I'm just making a generalized example for meta): ...
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Should we bother old off-topic questions?

Recently I've found some old questions which do not contain any code (usually just a link). Some of them have an accepted answer. Since these questions are off-topic (according to the FAQ), should I ...
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Why is a NAA flag being handled by a Moderator?

I recently flagged an answer as "Not An Answer" and the flag was rejected with the reason: declined - flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention ...
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Flag declined after edit has been made

Short introduction: I wanted to flag this question but was alerted that I have 1 declined flag, and should flag with more care. After reviewing what flag was declined, I noticed the similarities. ...
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Can you have an answer without any code in the question?

I was doing some reviewing earlier when I came across this question, which in my view doesn't have sufficient code to constitute a reviewable question. It essentially consists of a data structure <...
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How should I improve my flags?

I came across a question that was using odd tabbing and I suspected it to be a copy and paste error. I commented on the post to ask if this were the case. This lead to roughly the following comments: ...
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How can I flag a post for migration to SO?

I recently flagged a question as "in need of moderator attention": https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/124445/9683. It provided an algorithm in C, asking how to implement it using low-level AVX ...
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Should I cast a VLQ flag on an answer that has a moderator notice on it?

This question has arisen from a discussion on the following question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/98669/best-way-to-work-with-async The answer posted was flagged as a Very Low ...
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Suspended from chat without warning

As I've been trying out something I have suggested in my own post here, I found myself suspended from the chat already. Yes, I did flag messages of a specific user a few times, I believe they were ...
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Flagged questions aren't showing up in my flagging summary

I'm noticing this more recently where flagging off-topic questions aren't being listed in my flagging summary. Consequently, my flag weight is also not updated -- it remains stagnant regardless of how ...
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How can I handle flagged posts?

I have started getting yellow notifications of flagged posts. For example, this one. When I look at the original post I see that it has been closed. On the 'flagged' page the only option is a button ...
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Is it appropriate to reveal solutions to public challenges in comments and answers?

I've seen a question that asks for a review of a piece of code that solves a public coding challenge (linked in the question). The first comment just discloses the optimal solution without actually ...
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Rescind close vote

I put an incorrect close-as-dupe vote on this question, which is preventing the OP from offering a bounty. How might I remove this vote to allow the bounty to be placed? I've checked in the ...
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Flagged post without flagging

This question has been closed by votes: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/39158/18427 I was the last close vote on this question. Does that automatically flag this post when there are no ...
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Question about flagging my own question

I have just recently asked this question in Code Review, and an answer to my question was found in StackOverflow minutes later. Is it a good idea to flag my own question as a duplicate since the ...
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Flag & close as duplicate not working with Opera

I am trying to flag this post as a duplicate of this one, but I cannot seem to get it to work as the button is greyed out. I tried to enter: ...
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Where is the "spam line" drawn in the sand?

An answer from a prominent member of the coding community does very little to answer the question it was posted on. The question is laid out almost with bullets where each point says follow the link. ...
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Is flag usage different on Code Review?

I do a lot of flagging on Stack Overflow to clean the site. When you review "first answers" or "late answers" you often fall on answer that are not answer and that post some code and finish by a ...
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Is example code on-topic?

From the FAQ: I'm confused! What questions are on-topic for this site? Simply ask yourself the following questions. To be on-topic the answer must be yes to all questions: ... 3. Is ...
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Review queue and already flagged question

I just spotted this question and flagged it off topic, as it contained non-working code. Some time later I checked the review queue and this same question popped up. I thought about what to do. ...
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Flag an answer after removing cursing?

I have been flagging answers where I have removed cursing so that mods are aware of a user in the case they violate the rules on a regular basis. Should I not flag it after I have removed the cursing?...
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What are the correct actions to take when there is a 'bad' answer?

When there is an answer you feel is 'bad', what are the correct actions to take? For example, the question: Similar methods using loops has an answer: If you always use both functions together ...
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"Obsolete" comment flags

I've recently started using the "Obsolete" comment flag for comments that add no value to a post, but that are intended at notifying a user of something - like a "Thank you!" comment, for example. My ...
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Meaning of 'invalid flags' and 'disputed'

Just as an example, this question was auto-flagged for being "too long". I tried to dispute that using the moderation tool, by selecting the "invalid flags" option (which means, I thought, that it ...
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Is this spam and should it be flagged as such?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/18737/my-php-ajax-bridge-to-jquery-library I include the conversation that started all of this as well: Chat Conversation It really shows my arguments ...
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Flagging closed questions for deletion

I've flagged two questions recently: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/7491/c-how-to-take-file-ownership-to-the-current-user-using-win32-api https://codereview.stackexchange.com/...