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Do questions require specific problems, or are general reviews on-topic?

I have read; the Tour, What not to ask and How to ask a good question. I am unsure whether questions should specify specific problems, or if I should specify parts of the code where improvement is ...
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How much modification is needed to be considered authoring the code?

In C++ PEXT/PDEP implementations I believe that significant changes were made. But there was a comment stating that modifying is off topic. As this code is public, then modifications should be ...
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Why was my post closed? Was I too critical of the original author or looking for confirmation bias?

I have a question about my Code Review Stack Exchange post: Is this an appropriate way to use TaskFactory to make asynchronous code synchronous? Which I originally posted on Stack Overflow. My ...
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What is the recommended length of the code for review?

I have code that is about 1000 lines long (and growing, as some features are not yet implemented and some edge cases unhandled), so posting it here likely would overwhelm people, even if it would be ...
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Is it possible to get feedback on the structure of an application (with code posted)?

I've recently completed a (to a certain version, anyway) project in Python and am looking to get feedback on it. Problem is that I want feedback on how the project and the different components are ...
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Can I ask for a review of an entire library?

I am working on an open-source library that contains several source files. I would like to ask for feedback, not only for specific code in specific files, but also on the more general arrangement of ...
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Is it OK to ask for review on exercise solutions that have been asked previously?

I'm learning Rust and solve the problems/exercises from the book of Rust which have been solved by thousands of learners and posted on here by quite a few. Last time I posted my code I received quite ...
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Is the Code Review SE the right site for checking if the code of my Arduino project minimizes the risk of overheating as much as possible?

In a project of mine I use temperature sensors and an Arduino to dimm a light bulb to keep a box warm (in a certain temperature range above room temperature). I want others to look at my code if it ...
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Is asking why code I know is bad on-topic for Code Review?

I have some code I know is bad practice. And I only want to know why it is bad practice. So I can justify changing it to my non-tech boss. Is Code Review a good place to ask?
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Does Code Review require OPs to provide an MRE?

I read and searched the Help Center. But I didn't find anything about MRE. Does it mean that Code Review doesn't require MREs?
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Should we automatically close old zombies?

There are a few views of "unanswered" questions on Code Review: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions?tab=Unanswered ("Questions" on left sidebar, "unanswered" ...
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Are responses to specific interview questions on-topic?

Tangentially related to the unanswered Can I legally post my solution to a company's coding test? I realize that generic interview prep questions are on-topic - that's why we have the interview-...
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Could I provide a url to my git repository and ask someone to review my project? [duplicate]

I recently had to write a program with unit tests as a coding assignment for a job. I didn't get the job and didn't get much feedback about my program. Would it be appropriate to explain what the ...
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What makes a CSS question opinion based or not?

Since CSS is about the aesthetical layout of a web page, I guess it's easy to ask opinion based questions. I guess that asking about reusability of some CSS code would not be opinion-based. On the ...
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Why was my question closed for Missing Review Context?

I asked a question and provided all the relevant code. How could make this Django logging middleware more efficient? After one comment I asked what they wanted to see but people just closed it. My ...
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Is it okay to update code of an off-topic question using code from an answer?

While the consensus is that it is not okay to add someone else's linked code to a question, there is a post that is off-topic where the OP added an answer with code that would make the question on-...
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Should an "ancient" question that would be rejected now be nominated for closing?

This seven year old question was recently edited to update some of the links in it. However, this question would nowadays be rejected as not-reviewable code. Should such old questions be nominated for ...
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Is, or should, comment reviewing be on-topic for this site?

Source code commenting is essential to the maintainability, readability, and quality of code. Are reviews for such comments on-topic on this site? Alternatively, do we want these types of questions on ...
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Is code "working as intended" if significant portions are hardcoded?

I was looking at the question How to output to an XML file in Python?, and to me it clearly seems to be off-topic, but I wanted some second opinions. In a nutshell, the program takes data from an ...
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Is undefined behavior (for C/C++ code) off-topic here?

This site states that correctness in unanticipated situations is explicitly on-topic here. If you have a working piece of code from your project and are looking for open-ended feedback in the ...
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Seeking project wide input rather than modification of individual pieces of code [duplicate]

Does Code Review allow for posting (or linking to) entire projects? I'm not sure if this helps at all, but in my case, I am not looking for generic input, but rather I have a specific question about ...
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Missing Review Context on stand alone script

My question has been closed for Missing Review Context. I feel like I've had no support or explanation from the community. The reason why it was closed is out of context. This is a script that works ...
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Are sanity checks allowed?

There are times when I have written code that looks insane when I step back from it. It is during those times where I might need a sanity check. So, is asking for a sanity check allowed? For example, ...
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Are "review and guide me" on topic?

I am writing a pooled memory management. It works to some degree. You can allocate and deallocate but it is missing some crucial parts like avoiding/reducing fragmentation and safety checks. I ...
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Are questions mostly unrelated to the presented code on-topic?

So we had an argument whether this question is on topic: RESTful movie shop I see this question as off-topic although it seems to satisfy most rules. There's code. It works. It's real... But the ...
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Why can we not ask for the best practice of code?

Good code reviews are the bar that all of us should strive for. They cover common and easy to follow best practices that any team can get started with, while ensuring high-quality and helpful ...
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Is GraphQL Reviewable?

This question was posted recently, and presents a GraphQL schema for review. Arguably, GraphQL doesn't do much, and we've closed plain Java and C# posts before where all reviewers had to chew on was ...
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Is it on topic here for questions not about specific code but rather how to manage the code?

Title explains it: I want to ask a question about maintaining branches of a single project and I'm not sure if it's on topic. If not, is there anywhere that it would be on topic?
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Requesting a comparative review of own code with third-party code

A user recently posted this question which-set-of-code-is-more-accurate where they ask for a comparative review between their code and code written by a third-party, hosted on GitHub. My question is ...
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Reviewing Programming Challenge requirements and givens

As I came across this answer Codility's Permutation Check in C# [answer #200620], I noticed the user reviewed quite a few requirements of the challenge, before reviewing the OP's code. My questions ...
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Is hacking/cracking on-topic? [duplicate]

Login to website behind captcha seeks to circumvent a captcha. I think that white-hat hacking or penetration testing for the purpose of security improvement might be OK, but this is clearly in the ...
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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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Is the review of vocabulary/ontology use (e.g., for HTML structured data) on-topic?

In HTML, structured data is typically added with the syntaxes JSON-LD, Microdata or RDFa. The review of the syntax use is clearly on-topic, just like the use of plain HTML is. But what about the ...
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Answer made on suggested comment, not on initial question

I came across the following answer: dynamically-add-remove-fields-on-input and don't know the site policy for this specific scenario. Scenario OP asks for the following: The following code allows ...
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Put on-hold and off topic 2 time

I have a question about my Code Review Stack Exchange post: Driver for Sensor payload Decoder I have been trying to get some suggestions on the code which I have written after learning about drivers. ...
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Are Nix expressions without any logic on topic? [duplicate]

I've written a configuration.nix file for my systems, and it would be very useful to have it reviewed. Nix expressions are code, very similarly to Puppet or Chef, but are declarative, so I wonder if ...
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Why is this question asking who's right in answers on Stack Overflow off-topic?

Code knowledge against simplicity when looping on a list, what is the best practice? Close Reason: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to ...
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Reviewing language design, with working interpreter and test case?

I'd like to get some feedback on a small tuple-rewriting language I've been playing with. It has a working interpreter, and a working test case. A little more background information: This idea began ...
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Caesar Cipher in C++

Come on people!!!!! Caesar Cipher in C++ Closing this as of-topic is ridiculous. It compiles it runs it works (for specific input). Yes it has flaws but this code is basically 99.9999999% complete ...
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Code review of YouTube video

I have a YouTube playlist that I have created showing my iterative approach on a subject ("C# CUSTOM Script Language Creation"). I know that sites like this one have some limitations as to what is ...
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Is {language} on-topic?

When looking to see if a niche language is on-topic on Code Review it's fairly hard to tell if it is or isn't. The help centre only says "code": Code Review is a question and answer site ...
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Add the word "readability" to the off topic close reason

Today we have this close reason: Code not implemented or not working as intended: Code Review is a community where programmers peer-review your working code to address issues such as security, ...
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Merge example code, stub code and insufficient context reasoning into one?

When expanding the guide to wonderland, I'm trying to explain what example code, stub code and context are. When trying to explain why example code is off-topic all I can think of is something like: ...
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When is explaining code to its author on topic?

The question Python: My program is unable to perform addition correctly which asked for an explanation as to why the code was buggy was closed as off-topic; I don't know about the last two close ...
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Review one-by-one feature?

I am writing a library. It is mostly ready, but there are known bugs and ToDo stuff (including for example missing const specifiers for member functions which do ...
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Question about "Polymorphic implementation of == with CRTP" on hold as off topic

I have a question about my Code Review Stack Exchange post: Polymorphic implementation for == with CRTP. It was put on hold as off topic stating (mainly) that the use case is theoretic or not ...
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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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Posting a question where part of the code contains a known bug

There is a particular requirement that has two versions. The first version has proven to be more challenging than the subsequent version to both describe the specification and compose; and also ...
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Acceptability of questions about checking for race conditions

Is it acceptable for users to post questions in this community and have their code evaluated by others to check for race conditions? Or do these types of questions fall under the banner of 'broken ...
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To serve, what is it to ask for review?

Food for thought. There are times when questions come along which demonstrate a student's query, and with that comes the student's ill fated attempt to pose an "on topic" question without ...
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