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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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Place to ask about best practices regarding prometheus

I'd like to post a certain set-up I'm using; a combination of prometheus, k8s, helm and some other related tooling. The goal is scraping metrics (of common software like node_exporter and custom ...
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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 Code Review an appropriate place to get feedback on a library?

Most of the posts I see on Code Review involve short code sniplets. Is it appropriate to elicit feedback on an entire (albeit small) library? Specific example: I've quietly developed this over the ...
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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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Why is hypothetical example code off-topic for Code Review?

As stated in the Help Center, one of the criteria for a question to be on topic is: Is it actual code from a project rather than pseudo-code or hypothetical code? Details matter! In order to give ...
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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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My question was closed as being off-topic. What are my options?

I can understand that sometimes questions are closed as being too opinionated, too broad, or unclear, but my question was closed as being off-topic. I have read the On-Topic Help Center page for Code ...
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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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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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Confusing phrasing of the "off-topic" close reason

Before asking my last question, I've double checked what counts as off-topic and on-topic in this SE. According to my findings: We require that the code be working correctly, to the best of 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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Can I ask a question about overall architecture without much specific code?

I have code, but my question is about overall design patterns. Ideally, I would ask a question describing the design decisions made in my project but would have minimal actual code samples. Is this ...
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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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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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When are Machine Learning questions on-topic?

With the increase in popularity of machine learning and its libraries, we are also getting more machine learning questions. Machine Learning is a tricky subject as the concept of whether or not the ...
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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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A guide to Code Review for Stack Overflow users

You're on Stack Overflow and you've found a question that seems to be about improving code. You are trying to be helpful, and you put a comment in the question: You should try asking on CodeReview....
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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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Are requests for review of language design on topic?

This is the question that prompts this meta: Is my language easy/hard enough? How badly is it designed?. Paraphrased: I am thinking about making a language somewhat based on macros, and looking ...
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Are requests to analyze the complexity of code on-topic?

Here is an example of a question that asks for a big-O analysis of a function (to count the number of ways to make change): What is the run time of this algorithm? Here is my algorithm ...
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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 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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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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Why was the question too vague?

I'm reasonably new here but wondered why this question got put on hold? The OP asks for a review of the code he had provided as the answer to another post on this site. (He includes a link to the ...
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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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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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What IS a Code Review?

So, this site is called "Code Review"... What we do here is... ask for and write Code Reviews, naturally. However, I feel that there are a whole bunch of different thoughts floating around about ...
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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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Can I ask questions about where my code went wrong in algorithms and problem solving?

I have recently started solving problems with Python. Many of the programming problems involve complex algorithms and are hard to solve. I need help knowing if the code I've written produces wrong ...
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Are implemented API reviews without code on-topic?

I've been reading through the various questions asking whether or not API reviews are on topic, but they've left me a bit confused. In particular "Are questions about public interface (API) on topic?"...
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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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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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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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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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Does this question belong on Code Review? Should it go to Code Golf?

I posted this question about how to rewrite a C# algorithm in fewer lines of code, preferably using extension methods, which prompted a discussion in the comments about whether it was appropriate for ...
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Links in snippets

I have a post on a multi-search-bar that just recently got marked as on-hold for broken code. I looked through it and it's considered broken code because I can't link to websites. I have two ...

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