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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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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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Are database design reviews in scope?

See this question: Can you peer review my database design for a school system?
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Add questions about performance to FAQ

Personally, I feel questions about performance are on topic on Code Review. This topic makes me believe most people agree. As an example: this question. Shouldn't "Performance" be added to the list ...
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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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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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Can we answer these Javascript/CSS3 performance questions?

I've seen that lately the amount of questions regarding performance issues when using Javascript, jQuery, CSS3, etc. has increased. Question is: Can we actually review them? I'm edging towards no, ...
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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 software, not only code

I'm looking for some people/community who are doing each others' software reviews, but not only code. Actually code is the least important. I would like somebody look at my software as a whole and ...
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Is asking about open source code OK?

Can I ask about open source code if I want to understand why a line of code is present when seemingly it does not affect the program behaviour, but there are good chances that it's there for a reason? ...
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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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Make the help center more explicit about what CR is NOT

There has been discussion recently, about how lots of Stack Overflow users carelessly refer OP over here (CR) whenever the question roughly looks like a wall of code and OP is asking for help nailing ...
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Is a BNF grammar for a language acceptable for review as concrete code?

Syntax for a simple scripting language is a question asking for a review of a grammar of a C-like language. The grammar specification isn't an input for any specific parser generator tool: I wrote ...
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Can I post some code that has a small potential bug?

I've written a program that works most of the time. But occasionally it would crash due to a segfault, so I wonder whether it is proper to post such a snippet of code. Most programs contain bugs; ...
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Does the plain-English part of a question even matter?

Does the plain-English part of a question even matter? I'm not recommending that the plain-English part doesn't help make questions better, but given the approach we've taken towards answers on ...
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Is it really off-topic to ask for the explanation of a “best practice”

This question was put on hold for being off-topic: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/58091/why-is-it-suggested-to-replace-temp-with-query To refactor the code, it is suggested here to ...
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Is “how good is this encryption” in the scope of code review

I recently asked a question on Cryptography, that involved an encryption that I wrote. Usually, asking simply "how good is this encryption" would be out of the scope for that site. my question: being ...
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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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Comparing [tag:comparative-review] to a regular review

I think that a comparative review should be 2 questions, and then the user can take the answers from both and do the comparing on their own. then they can decide what is going to work best for their ...
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Can I include a short story of implementation?

After trying to implement functionality mentioned in this answer I've run into deep troubles. I learned a very important aspect of C++ template type deduction, and I think that the knowledge could be ...
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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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Why is “Building a good C++11 template library - compile-time checked enum array” on-topic?

The currently highest voted unanswered question is, well, unanswerable. As Martin said one year ago, "there is actually nothing here to review" and "the actual code is missing as are some other parts ...
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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 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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What to do when working, non-example code is too much code?

In this question, I'm trying to ask about best practices for inner classes in Java, but it got closed because I only posted the code skeleton of the class structure and important methods. The problem ...
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Is reviewing project structure on topic?

This is mostly related to the following two questions: Web application structure review I'd like to have suggestions about the structure of my web application. What the app does: My app ...
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Can I request that someone look over my legal code?

I wrote two licenses under which I will place my software and art, and I want to make sure they're good enough for what they're intended to do. Is it OK to post them here for review?
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Are reviews that ask us to DRY their code within the spirit of CR?

This is very closely related to my meta SO question asking Are DRY questions on topic?. Most of the questions over on SO asking for DRY are not suitable for CR and should not be migrated. In my mind,...
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Are reviews of protocols in scope here?

The rules for this 'exchange state quite clearly that discussion of Higher-level architecture and design of software systems [...] is off-topic for this site. However, I'm wondering if we might ...
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Can I post this stored procedure as a question for review?

I have this stored procedure which is simply collecting lots of information so there isn't really anything I could name it to explain. Would it be best to ask a question with stored procedure code in ...
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Can I ask to review my ebuild or rpmspec file?

Does the site welcome questions about writing ebuilds, rpmspecs or simular files for advanced package management? While it's relatively easy to come up with a working script, making a high quality ...
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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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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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Questions about code translation

Translate C++ code to Haskell This question was put on hold and then deleted by the user. And for this specific question, I think that is fine. It was off-topic as it didn't include the translated ...
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Ask for review on JavaScript code style/structure, usage of patterns, and general quality of the solution

I have code I want to get reviews for. It's not a particular problem, and the code actually works wonders. I just want to see what other experts can suggest in order to make it better, improve style,...
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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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Does a good posted answer make the question on topic regardless of content?

There exists a relatively well defined set of rules in the Help Center that help guide us to deciding what sorts of questions are on-topic and should remain open versus what sorts of questions are off-...
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Is a bad approach for a problem a good reason to close a question?

Related meta question, regarding the inverse of this question: Is solely suggesting another solution a bad answer? See Accelerate OpenGL 2D on Python3 and Finding Primes in Java. These questions ...
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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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Is asking for a name for one function on-topic?

In How to name a method that sets some values in a javabean?, the OP only ask for a name of this function, and nothing more. Does it belong to the scope of Code Review?
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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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Reword tour page to specify best practices in specific cases

This is my own fault, but if I made the mistake I'm sure others could too. I missed that "Best practices in general" was in the "Don't ask about section" because I stopped at "Best practices and ...
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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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“Code not yet written” clarification: Are unimplemented interfaces on- or off-topic?

I would like to know what exactly it means. The reason for asking is my question which was recently put on hold: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/60108/async-task-queue-design Can ...
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How do comparative reviews …compare to the rest of CR questions?

I stumbled upon this question in the reopen queue, and looking at it I could find reasons to leave it closed, so I voted [leave closed]. Then I was curious about what made it gather so many reopen ...
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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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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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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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How should we handle answers on non-code questions?

Recently I've come across a question that didn't contain any code. The questioner instead asked for code, as some new users do. So far same business as usual, but a user went ahead and posted a ...
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Topicality of question “Project Euler #52 - Permuted multiples”

Regarding this question, OP has stated his code works under SpiderMonkey 1.8.5, but not in NodeJS. I've looked at the SpiderMonkey 1.8.5 page and it states that; Note that version 1.8.5 is outdated....