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What is the best strategy to reopen: text based adventure in python

What's the best strategy to re-open Text based Game Python? As I wish to invite others to also review the existing working code. My current understanding is the question is off-topic exclusively due ...
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How much modification is needed to be considered authoring the code?

In C++ PEXT/PDEP implementations I believe that significant changes were made. But there was a comment stating that modifying is off topic. As this code is public, then modifications should be ...
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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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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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When making a modification to a program, what do we include in the review?

In this question here I made a modification to a program: Nintendo Nightmare [any%] Speedrun Bot (17:37) Am I required to include the entire program’s source as part of the code to be reviewed? ...
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How should I structure my post if my code is over 400 lines?

My code is around 480 lines and a little over 13,000 characters(12,000 if not counting spaces). It consists almost entirely of headers and implementation files, with a very short main.cpp. Should I ...
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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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What was wrong with my question? [duplicate]

My question eLearning webapp made with Django was recently closed for: Authorship of code: Since Code Review is a community where programmers improve their skills through peer review, we require that ...
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I don't understand the negative feedback on my question

I don't understand the negative feedback on my question Library to uniformly present runtime errors, exceptions, and login errors exceptions Can anyone help me improve the post, without going out of ...
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Why was this specific question migrated to Stack Overflow?

I am shocked by the migration of How to use multiple if-statements once? to Stack Overflow. It is not broken code and it is not asking for any behavioral changes. Unfortunately I cannot see the ...
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Are you allowed to ask for reviews of the same program written in two languages?

In the past few days, I saw 2 questions that were asking for a review of code written for a programming challenge. However, both of them had something strange, I hadn't seen in other questions. The OP ...
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Forcing detail when none is needed

What more is expected of this question? It's not any less detailed than this one, nor is its answer any more thorough than this. It appears some users expect "more text" that only gives ...
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I do not understand the feedback about my title

I don't understand how my question does not fit the site's standards. Can I please get some guidance? Is this an appropriate use of async/await combined with Task continuation? The current question ...
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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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How do we differentiate "language-agnostic" from "pseudocode"?

I understand the policy that we do not allow pseudocode in the question. That said, if an OP indicates it, would answers whose language diverges from the language of the post be on-topic? The ...
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Preventing edit wars

There's an edit war going on in Smart Tic Tac Toe, a reinforcement learning approach . Every edit by one high-rep user is being reverted by the OP with no explanation, and he (sigh) offers this: keep ...
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I want a review of my large project, but it doesn't fit in the question

I asked the question Meme (title with picture) exchanger. I don't want to separate it into independent questions because the components altogether form the whole architecture; I think that the entire ...
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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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How to deal with reviews of Jupyter notebooks?

There is currently a question in the python tag which asks as the main question for a review of an (externally linked) Jupyter notebook. In order to not be off-topic the OP also included the most ...
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Encouraging the community to edit the question to maintain a list of external resources

I have requested and successfully received a nice review about a piece of code which relies on a pool of third part services. Since the code was nicely welcomed with some upvotes I thought that it ...
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Changed question code - what to do?

As seen in This meta post, questions aren't supposed to change their code beyond copy/paste errors or minor syntax problems which aren't the subject of Code Review anyway. It did happen here. How ...
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What to do with a post that feels like a blog entry?

I've been following this question pretty closely, reading comments and everything because the "reasoning part" seemed... blog-ish. By reading this answer and the comments under it + the way the ...
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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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Was this rollback justified?

The rollback in question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/posts/216088/revisions I was told to contest the rollback here by the reviser and I believe the point of contention is about ...
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How to handle a VTC as duplicate that goes the wrong way around?

I encountered this review today, where a question was to be closed as duplicate of another, older question. However, the dupe target was closed, at -5 and unanswered. The quality was much lower than ...
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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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Review that targets code that makes the question off-topic, then question is updated

I was looking around for zombies and fell on this question : Importing text into PANDAS and counting certain words The review is basically pointing runtime errors in the code that would've made 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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On/off-topicness of "conclusions" added to the original question

I wonder what is your opinion about on/off-topicness of conclusions added to the original question like it has be done here at the bottom? Should such edits be rejected and a self-answer posted ...
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Why were comments removed that reported bugs in my question code?

The comments on my question here appear to have been removed. Some of these comments reported bugs in the original code. Given that question code can't be updated, and new questions or selfie answers ...
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Why is this question asking who's right in answers on Stack Overflow off-topic?

Code knowledge against simplicity when looping on a list, what is the best practice? Close Reason: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to ...
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Any reason my "Emulation of SE's text input control for tags" question has gone unanswered?

Is there something wrong with this question ... Emulation of SE's text input control for tags ... that might make it difficult or unpleasant to answer? Can you suggest what I should do to ...
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Reviewing language design, with working interpreter and test case?

I'd like to get some feedback on a small tuple-rewriting language I've been playing with. It has a working interpreter, and a working test case. A little more background information: This idea began ...
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Can an OP add missing keyword(s) to code?

In Recursive conversion from ExpandoObject to Dictionary<string, object> the OP omitted the keyword private, and after ...
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Peculiar application of [reinventing-the-wheel] tag on my question

My question has been edited by a moderator to include the tag reinventing-the-wheel. Allthough I did state I am not relying on libraries like cats even if they might already provide solutions for ...
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Caesar Cipher in C++

Come on people!!!!! Caesar Cipher in C++ Closing this as of-topic is ridiculous. It compiles it runs it works (for specific input). Yes it has flaws but this code is basically 99.9999999% complete ...
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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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Why am I getting downvotes for not working code when it's working code?

I've become a little frustrated with Code Review. They said my code does not output a valid Sudoku when it in fact does. Is it that people are confused of my code and don't realize that it's in fact ...
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May I get my question opened as I finished the prerequisite of working code?

I have finished my code and awaiting a review. It would be appreciated if it was opened: Generate any n^2 x n^2 Sudoku in poly-time
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Should a question poster include the Boost Software License?

In an edit to this question the poster added the Boost Software License text. I think the code subject to the license is in the poster's GitHub repo and not included in the question (it is only ...
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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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Does a question with (a lot of) OP response to a posted review qualify for a rollback?

I'm not really sure whether this question where OP has added a lot of feedback about one of the reviews actually qualifies for a rollback. The code is not changed and OP also hasn't added any ...
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I found a (trivial) solution to my problem after submitting it

About Counting primes in a range whose digits are all prime. My code had a bug, the bug was an edge case that only manifested in literally one of the test cases, (I identified it by completing the ...
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Is it ok to post code that didn't work out as intended?

I recently tried to optimize some code by using parallel processing, putting two cores to work on the problem instead of one. For whatever reason, it didn't work. I don't know why, but I doubt much ...
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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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Closing of questions citing "off-topic" as reason where user-defined code and standardized code is clearly equivalent

See From the below javascript code snippet which one is considered to be most appropriate? [on hold] Scenario 1: ...
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Why is my SPOJ question receiving downvotes?

SPOJ- CPP: Gap in output What is the purpose of so many downvotes? And what does it mean that the code should be "embedded directly"?
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Removing a question I don't like anymore

I recently posted a question which I think is decent enough, but I have since decided that the code in question is flawed/ has some issues. It is not that the code is buggy or incorrect which would be ...
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Please reopen "PHP: Object for HTML hyperlink"

The question PHP: Object for HTML hyperlink was closed as off-topic with the reason, "Lacks concrete context: Code Review requires concrete code from a project, with sufficient context for reviewers ...
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