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Confused between posting on Code Review, Software Engineering, or Stack Overflow

I have this questions that fits the FAQ of Code Review, Software Engineering, and Stack Overflow. It contains a couple code snippets for one platform and I'd like to know the recommended practice ...
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Is this question off-topic because of being a copy/paste of another homework assignment?

For this question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/95474/circular-queue-program one of the answers noted that the code in the question appears to be copy/pasted from this homework ...
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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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Is it okay to ask for feedback on code you modified extensively but aren't the original author of?

There's an init script template I used once a while ago. I've been working on tweaking it to be more POSIX compatible and stylistically easier to follow, but I'm not the sole or primary author. https:...
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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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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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Where do I ask questions about software structure?

One of the bullet points for this site is that it is not for asking, "Higher-level architecture and design of software systems". That's exactly what I'm needing answers about. If not here then where?...
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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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Code Review not for debugging or understanding — Added to FAQ

The Code Review Stack Exchange is for sharing working code from projects you are working on for peer review. As such, I added a provision to the FAQ that this site is not about debugging or learning ...
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Is it okay to ask which snippet is considered the most clean?

Is it on-topic to ask a question with two more or less equivalent snippets, and ask which of the two snippets is considered the most clean? The way I see it, there are four possible answers here: ...
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Could we detect phrases like “not working” and “bug” in question titles and warn users?

It has been mentioned recently that ~62% of close votes come from the "broken code" or "code not yet written" category. I'm wondering if we could help lower that percentage by detecting certain key ...
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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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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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What are the conditions for asking a Wolfram Mathematica question here?

What are the conditions for asking a Wolfram Mathematica question here in this community instead of the specific Mathematica community? There is even a specific tag for this: wolfram-mathematica
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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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Why is “Random value excluding both limits” considered an off-topic question?

I recently asked this question: Random value excluding both limits The code to review is as follows: do { var random = Math.random(); } while(random === 0); ...
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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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Is an answer not discussing the code at all on-topic?

I came across the question: Single-page personal portfolio website It has an answer, that doesn't review the code at all. It only comments: […] I can tell you there is not many things you can ...
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Using example code to demonstrate the use case

Take a look at the code in this recently closed question. It clearly consists of two parts. The method, which OP wants us to review. An example (hypothetical?) code, which demonstrates the use case ...
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Asking questions with UML diagrams instead of code [duplicate]

Can I ask a question with a UML class diagram instead of code? What about instead of some code? The kind of questions I'm interested in asking are about software architecture, not low-level coding ...
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Is asking for code review on a patch file OK?

Most open source projects accept updates via patch files. And any non trivial fix is going to be spread across multiple files and thus take up lots of space in the standard format. Do you think ...
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Are answers that discuss design/architecture related aspects of an on-scope question valid? [duplicate]

On IsInternetAvailable, I've written an answer (IsInternetAvailable) that addresses more high-level issues with the code from my perspective. From what I can tell from the help center, questions that ...
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Is this slow-loading images question off-topic?

This question was closed for asking for code to be written, but I think it is really asking how to speed up the loading of images, which I would think is performance related, which is something that ...
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Non-code formula spreadsheet

From what I can tell this site is mainly (not sure about solely) for the use of reviewing CODE. I am wondering if it will also review code-free spreadsheets for potentially better formulas, or layout ...
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Asking for comparison of design of two code snippets giving same functionality

I had asked for the review of the part of a jQuery and as per the answer I made changes in the file. Now after making the changes (mainly moving from triggers to functions) I am not so sure whether I ...
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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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Are these [performance] questions on-topic?

These two questions were posted by the same user, in August - the user joined CR around that time: Capture with User32.dll or hook? Encoding a screenshot to JPEG and saving it to a memorystream Both ...
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Codeblock detection

The idea jumped at me after reviewing two close votes in a row (granted, from the same user) that were homework assignments without any code in it. Since a question that has no code in it (or one ...
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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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Are SSCCEs off-topic?

I was recently reviewing a question, which (if I had paid better attention to the question from the beginning, I may have noticed before answering) had a SSCCE as its primary code example. At first ...
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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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Are questions on design only requiring minimal code off topic?

I asked this question which someone has flagged as off topic, referencing a question that referred to pseudo code as a reason. My question is in regards to the overall design and not changes to how ...
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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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Stack Overflow moderator declined to migrate question asking to shorten code

According to the FAQ, the following topics are wanted on Code Review: Isn't there a point missing? I see a review of my code not only as an attempt to improve performance, security and structure, but ...
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Could I make my design/approach question on-topic?

I just want to discuss my question which was put on hold: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/93537/config-data-management-within-a-framework I'm not ranting or arguing. I'm just trying ...
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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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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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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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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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Interview questions

It this a good site to ask others to review my interview question practice code? Or are you trying to keep it to "real world" questions?
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Questions about speed/memory comparisons

This question should be considered as an expansion discussion on the policy discussed in Should comparisons of code snippets be closed as "not seeking a code review"? For comparative ...
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Should the FAQ on off-topic questions link to other SE sites?

In the FAQ, there is a list of concepts that would make a question off-topic. It seems to me like this would be a great place to redirect users to Stack Overflow and Programmers, as what is off-topic ...
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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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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 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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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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Off topic reason for questions that don't include code?

Currently, one of the two custom off topic reasons for CR is: Questions must contain working code for us to review it here. For questions regarding specific problems encountered while coding, try ...
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Technology review without code

I developed a new blockchain technology. I have white papers and my code is under development. I would like to ask a question about my technology idea and not providing actual code. Is that kind of ...
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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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How can I make my question on-topic?

Connecting to Oracle using ODP.NET I was told in the comments that it is off-topic, and someone has also downvoted it without any explanation. I have shown code that works fine and want it reviewed. ...