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This tag is for questions about a specific answer to a question. Answers given to such questions might not be applicable in general.

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Why is my self answer being downvoted?

I have shown that my code works. I have corrected people that they were wrong when they said my code does not create valid Sudoku. I'm awaiting valid reasons why my answer is being downvoted. If you ...
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Is an answer that doesn't provide any code review, only how to unit test on-topic?

I ran across this answer which gives no code review feedback only how to write unit tests. If there were some unit tests provided, then they would be fair game for a code review also. In this case it ...
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Why was my edit to fix an answer rejected, even though it was approved by the author?

I suggested an edit to this answer. The edit came after I suggested the said changes in the comments (with 4 upvotes for the comment) and the author of the post told me it's better if I do it. So I ...
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What is the reason for the downvotes on my answer to “Country Guessing Game”?

I feel like I have a scenario like this, but recently I gave an answer which received a down-vote, as did one other answer to the same question, and then mine got a second down-vote, yet there were no ...
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Peer review a code review?

I recently made a for me, somewhat extensive code review and going through all the details I am unsure if I didn't lose myself a bit to much in reviewing. Can we ask in someway to peer review a code ...
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An 'edit' might have messed up my ability to edit

Someone edited my answer to 'FFT Algorithm', and after that, I am not able to edit the code. Even if I just open it in edit mode, and try saving (without doing any change), it says: code needs 4 ...
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Can you have an answer without any code in the question?

I was doing some reviewing earlier when I came across this question, which in my view doesn't have sufficient code to constitute a reviewable question. It essentially consists of a data structure <...
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Downvotes on an answer which answers the question

I answered a question, followed the rules, then it gets downvoted and two other answers which are pretty much the same (you decide) don't. I feel the loss of the points. I think one of the downvoters ...
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I saw no notification about my answer that was to be deleted

I spotted the deletion only because I forgot to close the browser tab: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/a/134503/665 It's ridiculous that I was not notified that someone saw some issue with my ...
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Must answers be limited to the code only?

Does the feedback for a Code Review question have to be limited to the scope of the explicit code cited, or can we infer direction and context and comment on that also? For example, in this answer, I ...
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Peer review rejects bugfix edit on ground of it being aimed at the author

I proposed an edit to this answer to one of my questions. The edit consisted of replacing two single quotes with two double quotes. The sample code in the original answer failed to compile; the ...
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Dealing with “edits must be at least 6 characters long”

I proposed an edit to this answer to one of my questions. The edit consisted of replacing two single quotes with two double quotes. The sample code in the original answer failed to compile; the ...
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Is StyleCop bad?

I made a review of the comments on some code, and the user said something about that is the way that StyleCop mandates and I said they should mention that in the post, it wouldn't change my review, ...
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Should pedantry be discouraged?

I'm taking about this answer which is essentially pedantry about two variable names, which seems to be meant as a funny remark. I mentioned (in the first comment) that such an answer contributes far ...
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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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Should minor broken code be reviewed?

Translating array pointer access from C++ to Delphi I agree that the question should not be deleted for minor problems like that (Should mostly working but a little bit broken code stay or be deleted?...
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Should we undelete this answer?

So, backstory first... Once upon a time there was a new CR user. This user posted a number of spammy answers in a short period of time. All of them linked back to his company's website. Most of them ...
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Why was my comments removed from related answer?

I recently did a code review on Tic Tac T-OO: Design and Implementation, and as such took a little interest in the other answers related to this question. Currently there are only two, and I got into ...
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Misinformation in an answer

In this post, the user offers a more than satisfactory review, but he's also made a few mistakes. The user claims: log(2.0) is 0.3 so dividing by that is equivalent to multiplying by 3.3. That ...
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Should deletion be an option for a low-quality accepted answer?

This question received a code-only low-quality answer that the OP accepted. I had downvoted that answer, because as the moderator note mentions: We're looking for long answers that provide some ...
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Why is this answer locked?

I found this at the bottom of this answer. I've never seen a locked answer before. And despite the claim that disputes about its content are being resolved and a sign post pointed toward the meta, I ...
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Are comments removed on a regular basis as some kind of tidy-up?

On my answer to a question the OP asked for some code clarification which I added and then told him that I did so. Both comments have disappeared. It's the first time I noticed something like that. ...
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Additional information expressed through comments

Today, I was browsing CR and saw a comment on this answer suggesting that "" in C# is always better than string.Empty. I ...
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Teamwork - editing your answer based on another answer or comment

This will be related to teamwork on this question: So we all had some ideas and I really don't want to: Accuse anybody of stealing my ideas - it is great to see somebody use and enhance it or even ...
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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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Is solely suggesting another solution a bad answer?

Related to Is a bad approach for a problem a good reason to close a question?, this question is about the opposite instead: Is solely suggesting another solution a bad answer? We've been over this ...
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Is this answer regarding library code considered spam?

This answer looks like spam to me, but 2 weeks of vacation might have impacted my judgement. I want your feedback since flagging as spam is considered heavy handed.
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Where is the “spam line” drawn in the sand?

An answer from a prominent member of the coding community does very little to answer the question it was posted on. The question is laid out almost with bullets where each point says follow the link. ...
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New answers on old questions using new language features

Times and technologies advance, and, as a consequence, code that was up for review 'years ago' would be done differently using current technology. Is it OK on Code Review to add answers to old ...
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Is it always ok to suggest best formatting practices on code that doesn't follow popular conventions?

In an effort to make progress on the oldest JavaScript zombies, I've been offering as much of a review as I'm capable of, based on the content, or the quality of the code, or sometimes, the amount of ...
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Formatting issue

What's going on with Code Reviewer formatting engine? I've had a few issues with this post. Please ctrl+f for Now, if we already caught the exception in the inner try-block by adding a catch ...
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Self-answers that re-write code with little/no explanation

I came across this self-answer today: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/a/10844/46800 It had no explanation or evaluation of the code in question, just a code rewrite. This seems to me to not ...
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What do you do when an answer is upvoted but is broken?

This answer: File Async writer using Tasks or new features of .Net 4.5? The code in the answer doesn't log until program termination -> lost items in the log. You cannot execute parallel code ...
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How did downvotes suddenly put these old answers into the Low Quality queue?

This answer and this answer (both are now-deleted "looks good" answers with no detail), posted some years ago, were recently put into the Low Quality queue after receiving downvotes. According to the ...
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Should I have posted a new answer (suggested edit rejected)?

It's about this suggested edit I made, and the suggestion to create a new answer to the question. In this case, the change I made from IList<> to ...