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How can I explain my code in Code Review

I am new to Code Review and I am really enthusiastic to post my code for the problems that took me hours to crack. It has really helped me upgrading my poor logic and unoptimized code blocks and ...
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Why vote for Code Review questions?

On other Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow sites, voting is used as a form of quality control. High quality questions get lots of votes and are seen by many, low quality questions get negative scores and ...
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Titles that reference external resources

A couple of us disagreed (in comments) on whether titles that are nothing more than external references, such as "Advent of Code 2019 Day 3, Part 3" and "Project Euler nº 5", are reasonable. I ...
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Is a changeset reviewable?

I'm looking at Java refactoring - reduce cognitive complexity by extracting private methods (note: the question has been edited since I wrote this. At that time, I was looking at Revision 4) and in ...
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Code following bulleted list not formatting

I encountered this bug a few minutes ago, and decided to bring it up here. It happens when both asking and answering a question. Steps to reproduce 1. Create bulleted list with a couple/few items. I ...
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Out-dated duplicates definition in Help Center

We recently had a discussion in The 2nd Monitor about a post being closed as a duplicate of this post. I had flagged it based on a Rule I found in the Help Center: This question has been asked before ...
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Should a question poster include the Boost Software License?

In an edit to this question the poster added the Boost Software License text. I think the code subject to the license is in the poster's GitHub repo and not included in the question (it is only ...
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Hot Network Questions Policy

As of recently, moderators have the ability to remove a CR question from the HNQ list. There are times when the hotness formula selects a question that a site would rather not have featured. Up ...
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How many questions with same script can I ask, if code not only merged reviews but adds new functionality [duplicate]

How many questions with same script can I ask, if code not only merged reviews but adds new functionality? Can I submit part of code(fully working part with new code) together with full code or ...
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Given CR's question title policy, how to title a second question about the same program?

Originally asked in 2nd Monitor If we're asking a second CR question involving the same software, is it acceptable to give it nearly the same title? What is best practice for naming these questions?
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Found a serious bug in my question after posting it

What is the correct way to go after I found a bug in a question that I posted? Shall I delete the question, vote to close it or flag it as off-topic?
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Is it ok to post code that didn't work out as intended?

I recently tried to optimize some code by using parallel processing, putting two cores to work on the problem instead of one. For whatever reason, it didn't work. I don't know why, but I doubt much ...
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Why did this js Fizzbuzz question get so many more views than others?

Why did this recent question: FizzBuzz in Javascript get so many views and, presumably, many more votes (than would be normal)? My initial theory was that it contains the tags fizzbuzz and that tag ...
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Good format to post code for review

I have a project that I used to try out in-memory databases. After fighting it for a few days, I'm code blind and need to have it reviewed. I haven't been on this particular site much (I'm well ...
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Is a question on topic if the code works locally but errors when submitted to a coding site? [duplicate]

This is about a recently posted question: Codejam 2018 - Getting confusing runtime error The OP claims it works for him locally, but generates a Runtime Error on the Google Code Jam website itself. ...
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Code Review questions must contain code

As requested by Kaz and approved by the voters here on meta, questions asked on Code Review that do not contain code are now blocked. I've configured this initially as a three-line minimum (or three ...
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How to prevent people from answering off-topic questions?

Assume a person is asking about their broken code and someone suffering from FGITW-syndrome immediately answers it. Then maybe the answer and/or even the question gets upvoted. This completely ...
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Can you post code that works on one version of a interpreter (ex:Python 2) but not on another (ex:Python 3)

I am new to this specific Q&A site and I got my rep off of association bonuses, and I wanted to ask how to fix my code to work for another version of python. I noticed the text "Post code that is ...
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Posting very simple questions as exemplars [duplicate]

I noticed a couple things that have been pointed out repeatedly. Having an exemplar of that single issue (not a bunch of issues in a long piece of code) can be pointed back to along with a simple ...
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The character threshold for editing questions needs redressing

Why is it that any changes to a question must be a minimum of 6 characters? I believe this to be an arbitrary rule that needs to be relooked at, as sometimes, and in the case of a question where I ...
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Asking questions on evolved code

Sometimes I have a question on a specific class, piece of code, etc. I post the code, get some feedback and make changes as I see necessary. I then may add extra features to the code and it continues ...
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How to get more attention to my question? [duplicate]

Let me start off by saying I have already read: How can I make my question get more attention? Because of reading that I have edited my question using the linked post to include more description etc. ...
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Posting code with different licence [duplicate]

Can I post a question about some of my code that I want to have a different licence under? Say I want someone to review my code but have it posted so that a license covers it for not to be re-used or ...
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How can I make my question get more attention?

I have written a question that hasn't gotten an answer in several days, and there's not much activity on my question (votes, views, comments). What can I do to draw more attention to my question?
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Distributing "welcome votes" to first posts

When I review first posts in the first posts part of the review queues (found in the top right corner for some users), I will often upvote a first post from a new user if it is good enough. For ...
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What should we do about questions asking to "fix" warnings?

Around the time of writing this post, this question was asked: Extension method to list enum values. The OP is asking how to "fix" their code so a specific warning doesn't pop up (emphasis added): ...
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Can I get a Dockerfile reviewed?

I'm in the process of (hopefully) finishing up my first Dockerfile, and I was wondering if I'd be able to post it here, and see if I'm using Docker right, if the commands (it's based on Ubuntu so they'...
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What tips would you suggest to increase tag activity?

I honestly looked for a dupe for this but could not find one. If it did exist I would assume it was tag-centric so I didn't notice. I have been doing powershell on SO for some time now and have a ...
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Question with the "not quite an answer" post notice

Sometimes overly brief answers will be tagged with a generic message about how they shouldn't be too brief with mostly code as they may not be considered answers in that state. Here's the message: ...
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Can I ask for a Review over a GitHub project - if I'm looking for review over the overall architecture? [duplicate]

Very Related Question : Can I put my code on a third party site and link to the site in my question? I plan on moving my project to GitHub, and I was wondering if I would be able to ask for a Code ...
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What is the difference between golfing and reducing code size?

I'm going to be starting a project (a programming challenge) where the compiled source code must be under a certain amount of bytes, and I already know that I am going to be having trouble meeting ...
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Does Code Review systematically prefer the least important code, and what can we do about it?

There are already a large number of intrinsic hurdles before production code can get reviewed; it can be against company policy, paid developers are likely less open to criticisms and new coders are ...
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Updating cross-posts, where the author has done so, on a different site

The question I refer to is this one. It has been cross-posted from Stack Overflow, it hasn't received any reviews yet, however, it has been edited on SO, but not on CR. The edits made (indentation ...
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Performance checking tools

Performance checkers: What tools are available for attaining the metrics necessary to perform a performance review? Bench-marking is often not easily done by hand after all. This is a follow-up to ...
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Tools for format and error checking in your programming language

Lints and Hints: What tools are available for checking and correcting the conventions, style and common errors in my language (lint tools), and are there tools that can automatically fix them (hint ...
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Cleaning up the original code in the question

Most of the reviewers/answerers here should be familiar enough with Ctrl+K and Home,Shift+▼,Del keystroke combinations that an edit to provide some readability without losing the original content of ...
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Seemingly arbitrary requirements

This meta question is actually a follow-up of a discussion started on The 2nd Monitor about the following question: Checking if a number is divisible by 9. To put it bluntly, the objects of interest ...
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Complete code rewrite

I came across this question today: Count the ways to partition an array into two equal sets This question can be interpreted in a way, that it asks for a complete rewrite of the code, and indeed ...
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Best of Code Review 2014 - Night and Day category

Please post your nominations for the Best of Code Review 2014 - Night and Day category. The most dramatic improvement (nominate both the question with the most hopeless code and the answer that ...
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Best of Code Review 2014 - Best Title category

Please post your nominations for the Best of Code Review 2014 - Best Title category. The question with the best title. In your nomination post, please make sure to include a link to the revision ...
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Does this open the door for chameleon questions?

Obj-C wrapper for OpenLDAP The user originally posted the top half of the code there. An answer was posted. After the answer had upvotes and a comment from the questioner (noting his appreciation ...
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What's the point of voting on "questions"?

On this site (code-review), the best questions sometimes contain the worst possible code. I'm not the only one who noticed this. On any other code-related SE site, questions with code that causes ...
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Check list for formatting questions and answers

I have seen that moderators work hard to format questions and answers. Is there a check list they use (specially for CR), so others can also contribute by editing or properly formatting their own ...
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Is cross-posting SOxCR getting popular? If yes, what can we do about it?

Just looking at the migration stats (2k+) I saw 3 duplicate migrations and I just flagged another cross post. That means, of the last 10 migrations, there were 3(or 4) duplicates: I am thus under the ...
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Code Hunt : Perfect score means not-so-perfect coding

With a recent question I went to Code Hunt and played there a little bit. At one moment I get this result as question : ...
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Is it time to start broadening the definition of duplicates?

sql-injection is commonly a concern in PHP, and it is a common request to ask when presenting code for a Code Review here. There are only so many ways you can propose a question that relates to SQL ...
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Unanswerable Questions [duplicate]

I'm not suggesting there are any currently on the site (there may be, may be not), but it occurs to me that there's the distinct possibility. On StackOverflow, as example, an unanswerable question ...
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Best of Code Review 2013 — Thousand Words category

Please post your nominations for Best of Code Review 2013 — Thousand Words category: Most effective use of images in a question or answer. In your nomination post, be sure to include a link to the ...
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Best of Code Review 2013 — Not As Easy As It Looks category

Please post your nominations for Best of Code Review 2013 — Not As Easy As It Looks category: Question that superficially appears simple but turns out to be more difficult than expected. In your ...
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Best of Code Review 2013 — Night and Day category

Please post your nominations for Best of Code Review 2013 — Night and Day category: The most dramatic improvement. In your nomination post, be sure to include a link to the answer, as well as a short ...