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Questions tagged [specific-question]

A specific question refers to a particular and individual question on the site. This tag is used to query the community on the specifics of a particular question asked on the main site or the meta site.

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Is my question suited for Code Review?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/106028/56262 I do have three upvotes, but I still can't quite decide if I chose the correct place to ask this question, since my own solution doesn't feel quite ...
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Editing in missing #includes

The off-topic list at meta includes: Questions containing broken code or asking for advice about code not yet written are off-topic, as the code is not ready for review. So questions must ...
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Rewriting specific parts of the code

This question got closed. Initial close comment: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's asking for a feature request, not for a Code Review. 3 counts on that and 2 for broken ...
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Design for a question about thread abortion and related process

I posted a question for Code Review, and other than a few comments, what I was told was that I should put actual code of the process and people were only interested in knowing that. What I really ...
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Nothing to review

This question claims to implement the Nothing language. I'm citing the language specification (emphasis mine): Note: if the output does not meet the expectation of a "hello world"-program, this ...
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What is the logic behind rejecting this edit to fix braces and indentation? [duplicate]

I have edited this question as the code in it is not bracketed properly. One reviewer accepted it, but the OP rejected it. But what is the logic behind it? I want to draw moderators attention. Update:...
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Question author updated the code as a diff. Should I have applied the patch?

Project Euler, Challenge #12 in Swift If editing in the edit keeps the question clear, should we edit the edit into the question instead of leaving it as two separate blocks of code? It seemed ...
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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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Harmless duplicate or are we being taken advantage of?

This question caught my eye because it had accumulated close votes as being a duplicate of another question, which is very rare on CR. The target was a question I reviewed last year by the same user. ...
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Why did a question about unit-testing get migrated?

I'm curious as to why this question got migrated to Stack Overflow, mostly so I can ask in the correct place in the future. It's about unit testing a functioning python module, the unit tests all ...
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Should we nuke this post from orbit?

Normally I wouldn't ask, I'd just kill it with fire. But this post is a bit... special. Derpifying Images It's an anti-post, a troll question... and yet, it's one we love to hate. From the ...
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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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Updating cross-posts, where the author has done so, on a different site

The question I refer to is this one. It has been cross-posted from Stack Overflow, it hasn't received any reviews yet, however, it has been edited on SO, but not on CR. The edits made (indentation ...
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“Function to erase a character in a string” question was unfairly closed

Function to erase a character in a string This question is currently closed with the hypothetical/stub/pseudocode close reason. Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. ...
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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....
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Two unexplained downvotes on “Triangled printing” question

Some time ago a posted a simple Python script: Triangled printing. It contained an example of the desired output, worked and was in my opinion fully on-topic. It still got two down votes, so what was ...
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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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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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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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Is it appropriate to reveal solutions to public challenges in comments and answers?

I've seen a question that asks for a review of a piece of code that solves a public coding challenge (linked in the question). The first comment just discloses the optimal solution without actually ...
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Confusion over posting an acceptable question

My question was closed with a very vague reason. I'm a member on multiple Stack Exchange sites and haven't had issues before with creating a question. If my question is off-topic I would say the ...
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Reopening already reviewed questions containing broken code

This concerns this question I (and then others) voted to close. It contains some bugs, which were found in this review by mdfst13. I wasn't sure if closing was a good idea and the current outcome says ...
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Code in a question was changed after getting suggestions via answers and/or comments? [duplicate]

Today, I saw a question that asked to review the OP's code. On reading the answers, I found that they repeat or just explain the things seen in the code and say: You can use xxx instead of yyy ...
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Does getting OutOfMemoryError really mean broken code?

This concerns this currently deleted question.(*) My opinion is that a program getting out of memory after 3 hours is basically working. It may not be good enough for what's required, but it's exactly ...
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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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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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“We are looking for long answers …” on a question

This question has been marked with the text We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is right, ideally ...
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Optimizing a Neural Network - on topic?

Backpropagating with Neural Network The above question asks for help in optimizing a genetic algorithm. At the moment the algorithm takes too long to stabilize. I have voted to close the question as ...
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Why did a moderator remove a whole sentence in my question?

I have often observed that some of my questions were revised by moderators, and till now I always understood (and approved) the reason of the modification: correcting typos or language faults, ...
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Please provide me feedback on my badly received questions

Two of my questions were down-voted as -3 and -4. I couldn't understand the problem with them. But if at-least 3 people are down-voting something is bad with them. Nobody commented or answered or ...
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What more can I do for my question to not be off-topic?

Generically calling an overloaded method My question has been deemed off topic even after editing. What else is needed?
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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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Closing a question because the posted code was produced quickly

I came across this question in my "close votes" review queue: Block_breaker clone in pygame with simple edge detection And noted that the close reason given was: Other: I'm voting to close this ...
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Are mods notified when users edited a closed question?

Strangely enough, I'm used to vote for reopening others' questions on SO, but since I'm new on this site, I can't really vote to reopen my question. (Since it's put on hold by a mod I don't think ...
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How broken does code have to be to for a question to be closed?

I recently voted to close this question: The longest subsequence with specified difference between min and max Originally I thought the code was really bad because the OP claimed a linear solution, ...
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Should there be evidence for a provided reason when a question is put on hold?

It is easy to say about code that it is written by someone else. It is fine if it is based on concrete facts by providing a link to that code of which they think that it is written by someone else. It ...
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How to resolve 3 numbers - that's the question

Checking if 3 numbers are an arithmetic progression Update: The question has now been unlocked. It remains closed. The Unlock is a 'probationary' act, if the situation remains in control, that's ...
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Vote to close bounty question - example code

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/87366/unit-testing-ui-related-modules A module + test could look something like this: ...
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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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Rescind close vote

I put an incorrect close-as-dupe vote on this question, which is preventing the OP from offering a bounty. How might I remove this vote to allow the bounty to be placed? I've checked in the ...
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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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Info request: “Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received”

I have 7 questions with several positive up-votes and 2 deleted by myself. Today I received this message when trying to ask a question: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received,...
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Process to follow when un-answered questions have a follow-on

This question was asked a couple of weeks ago, and has not been answered in that time. It has languised: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/79233/edmonds-karp-algorithm-for-maximum-flow-in-...
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Am I violating the [beginner] tag?

I consider myself a beginner, therefore I usually end up using the beginner tag. For these questions, am I violating the beginner tag? Reverse Polish notation based compiler Code Generator Generator ...
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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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Complete code rewrite

I came across this question today: Count the ways to partition an array into two equal sets This question can be interpreted in a way, that it asks for a complete rewrite of the code, and indeed ...
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Selfie code-only answers as an offsite link

This question Gees - GPL Euler equation solver and its revisions were recently affected by this policy we have about how to add selfie-answers to your question Specifically (I have bolded the ...
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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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Why is this question in the Top Questions / active list?

A couple of minutes ago I stumbled upon this question. The reasons I'm asking this question are: There has been no activity since Jamal♦ last edited it. It has been migrated from SO, altough it's a ...
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Dealing with a question with no answer

The Help page suggest that if a question has received no answer, the poster should: Edit the question to provide status and progress updates Document continued efforts to answer the question Offering ...