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Should this question be un-migrated or migrated to another site?

Question in question: Printing a multiplication table As Simon pointed out in the comments, the question is not so much about "Please review how I am solving the problem of printing a multiplication ...
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Does there exist any conditions for closing iterative review questions as duplicates?

As far as I know, we simply don't close questions as duplicates on Code Review. I think it's even been mentioned that a Code Review duplicate has to be basically an exact copy & paste of the ...
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Does a simplified and self-contained code constitute 'real code'?

I am currently developing an Android application, which makes use of tabs. Because I faced some problems when updating individual tabs in the UI, I have created a new app whose sole purpose is to act ...
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Are questions about which of a few implementation choices to pick from on topic here? [duplicate]

Let's say I have a question roughly of the form: I am trying to implement some not uncommon thing, X. I have done it in three different ways: Full, working, concrete example implementation ...
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The Guiding Principles of Code Review

What do you believe are the Guiding Principles of Code Review? What are the purpose and mission of the site? Recently (and not so recently) a lot of effort and hair-pulling has gone into discussing ...
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Does original code being code-golf/obfuscated make a question automatically off-topic?

From the Help Center: Do I want the code to be good code? (i.e. not code-golfing, obfuscation, or similar) To me, this part of the check list reads as "Do I want the code to be good code (as ...
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Reviewing generated code

Is reviewing generated code on topic ? Scenarios: Someone wrote the generator and it is included or linked and provided with generated code. Someone wrote the generator and only included generated ...
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Can I post Excel formulas for review here? [duplicate]

I want to get a review on some Excel (Non-VBA) data validation formulas I have applied to some columns in a spreadsheet. Is this acceptable? I feel like it will get closed on SO because I'm really ...
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My code works in most scenarios, but this one scenario breaks, and I'd like help fixing that one scenario!

My code works in most scenarios, but in this specific scenario, it does not at all do what I intend for it to do. I was hoping to have it reviewed and see if anyone could spot a fix. Is this sort of ...
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What to do with Playground questions?

Are questions about code and its performance in a "Playground" on-topic? This question is primarily inspired by this question (which is off-topic anyways as being broken code): Simplify expression in ...
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What should we do with questions which are looking like sample code but are a proof of concept implementation?

Yesterday I stumbled over 2 questions which seemed to be sample code. The first stated I wrote a sample project to show you my model. What do you think about it? and the other had code like ...
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Valid HTML Vs. Viewable HTML

If a user can view the HTML the way they need to on IE (hypothetically), but the HTML isn't valid, is it still On-Topic? How have you decided this in past? Should we continue to use the same set of ...
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CoreData or code-backed UML reviews

About: Core Data model for test-taking iOS app See also: Are UML diagram reviews on-topic for CodeReview? and Reviewing "design" I feel the linked question is off-topic because it is ...
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Are questions to review markdown on-topic?

Markdown itself is almost a (very) small subset of HTML, which is rendered as such. We use markdown on many places, including on the whole Stack Exchange network and Github. Sometimes, it is a good ...
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What causes a question to get closed as example code?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/78110/multiple-if-else-how-to-reduce-cyclomatic-complexity-of-code Here's an example of something that was tagged as example code. I'm wondering what ...
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Can I ask for feedback on an idea for a standard?

I'm looking to come up with a standard for how to implement a system that will automatically update software. As such, there is no actual programming per se, but I still want to make sure my standard ...
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The Code Review/Programmers/Stack Overflow hot potato

I don't want to cross-post on all metas, so I chose Code Review. This is the current hot potato. So I'm starting to notice that questions are now getting kicked around between sites because each ...
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Should newbie questions be moved from SO to CR for style/organization advice?

Suppose a newbie asks a question on SO with an MWE that's adequately formatted, but there are mistakes in style and organization that make it difficult to understand the code. OP is trying to ask a ...
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Is a literate programme tutorial on-topic?

I decided to write a Literate Programme Tutorial of Python in Python, i.e. a document that contains executable code as well as very extensive comments about the basic functionalties of the code. This "...
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Working code vs. working program

I have a feeling that our guidances should be worded better. Take this excerpt from the Help Center: To the best of my knowledge, does the code work? I believe this question is incorrect, as seen ...
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Strict requirements around code examples in questions leading to counterproductive results?

Here's a post that exemplifies my question: Extension method to enumerate a hierarchical object Looking at the history, all I can think of is "poor OP." Several items of note: In an attempt to ...
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Are JavaScript questions about leaking memory on/off topic? [duplicate]

I have a JavaScript program (Node.js), which is working 100% fine, however recently I realized it is leaking memory, most likely from several different areas, likely due to closure pattern, and ...
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A question was migrated to CR when the OP obviously didn't want a code review. Why?

So, I ran across this question. It would be a pretty good question except for one little detail: the OP doesn't want it reviewed. ... and am not looking for pure code improvements. Also, in the ...
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What to do with bitter disappointment?

put on hold as off-topic by 200_success♦ 15 mins ago This question appears to be off-topic for this site. While what’s on- and off-topic is not always intuitive, you can learn more about it by ...
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Is the *Updating OpenGL version to 4.1 (LWJGL)* question on-topic?

This question: Updating OpenGL version to 4.1 (LWJGL) The question has an open bounty, but is it on-topic? Note: The question has been closed, and the bounty refunded.
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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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Reviewing a question that doesn't belong

There is currently a question on hold, which really should never have been posted to Code Review, but I think it actually highlights a point that would be worth an answer. I started to edit the ...
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Active Directory querying Review - On Topic?

Refer to can-these-lists-and-loops-be-refactored-into-something-better, it was brought up that the question may be off-topic for CR because "the code needs to work". I usually agree with this ...
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The close reason for this question seems vague

Correct User Input - x86 Linux Assembly was closed for being "off topic", but looking at what's on topic, I noticed the likely reason was vaguely stated: To the best of my knowledge, does the code ...
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How can I improve this question?

I'm referring to this question: SQL-Server Merge Statement with .NET DataTable I've given it a couple days to see what happened after I asked it initially. There's been very little traffic, no votes ...
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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 delete off-topic questions by new users right away?

Brand-new user likely only have 1 rep point, but trusted Stac kExchange users have 101 when they make their first post here. When they post an off-topic question, they usually get downvoted and ...
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"Time Limit Exceeded" and programming challenges

Lately I've seen many questions pertaining to Project Euler and similar that have problems with time limit exceeded. And this prompted the question, are these questions on topic? I mean, the code, ...
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Are we allowed to ask questions about just regular expressions?

Are we allowed to ask questions just about regular expressions?
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Non-OP edits to change the original question to make it on-topic

I feel that this topic is ambiguous at the current time, and I would like some clarification. When I see a question that is obviously, or at least appears to be off-topic based on how it is worded, my ...
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What exactly does it mean for code to be "Working Code"?

Why is it that Code Review's definition of "working code" is so misaligned with so many people's expectations? @rolfl Well, we've had a lot of discussion about broken code on meta, but we ...
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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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Reviewing code that is used to workaround a bug in third party tools/code etc

As developers we sometimes come across bug in third part code / tools / stuff we can't change and so we write a hack/workaround or some other dirty piece of code. Is the "hack" reviewable? It matches ...
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Are [vhdl] questions on-topic for Code Review?

To date, we have had four questions about VHDL, a language for describing digital circuits. Of those questions, one was closed for containing broken code. Should vhdl be considered on-topic or off-...
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Are encrypted answers acceptable?

In these sorts of problems you can't take the simple approach, you've got to come up with a clever way to avoid actually simulating the eating of the candy bars. Some hints (in rot13), for ...
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Are questions that ask *not* to offer readability/style/structure advice, on topic? [duplicate]

The question in question: A platform-independent implementation of "which" in Ruby The OP has rather specifically asked that people not talk about how to improve the readability of the code ...
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Esoteric vs Golfed Code

I'm only talking about reviewing code not further golfing it. How do we differentiate esoteric code and golfed code ? Since LOLCODE is allowed does that make all esoteric languages on topic ? ...
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Is this a good question for this site?

I hope this question is good for this site: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/61534/string-interpolation-in-routes-view If it isn't, is it possible to move it to another site?
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Is [lolcode] reviewable?

Down with FizzBuzz created a lolcode tag. Some (cough) brainfuck (cough) are even further down the esoteric alley. Given our current site rules, I'd tend to agree. I don't think allowing lolcode ...
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Reviewing code while alluding to a design question

Wells, for the nth time... https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/61319/good-io-library-design Copying my comment in verbatim, with extra emphasis: Wells this is the really really grey ...
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Why was this question migrated away? Is it off-topic for Code Review?

Creating New Scripts Dynamically in Lua For absolute clarity, here is the code that the questions asks to review (this is lua): ...
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Custom Close Reason Post-Mortem

Why does this Python maze-solver NOT get stuck? [closed] This question was closed using the custom close reason. The comment posted with the custom close reason was: This question appears to be ...
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Is minifiying on-topic?

I recently asked a question asking whether my code could be minified any further, but it was put on hold for being off-topic. Tim commented that he "voted to close as this is a code-golf question" ...
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Are Monte Carlo algorithms off-topic by definition?

One of the key requirements for posting here is working code to the best of our knowledge Where working means that the code compiles and returns correct results. Where does that put Monte Carlo ...
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Are censored URLs considered example code?

A c# question was just posted: Set desktop background. One of the lines in the posted code looks like this: ...
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