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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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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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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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Reviewing code rewrites

Objective-C code clean up This question is asking for a review of a code rewrite. I feel like the code snippet above "My Review" is irrelevant and potentially distracting. However, the user has ...
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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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“Enough reviewable code”

Passing Row Index of TableViewCell (custom) to another view controller The following claim is made in the asker's question: Pseudo Code: (pasted only necessary code) Let's start with the ...
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Formatting updated parts of the question bold

I'm questioning this edit. I'm used to emphasizing updates, such that people know what's new. I've seen this practice since I'm a member on SO, and used it myself quite often - and it's being edited ...
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Can we review spreadsheet formulas?

So, this question has been bothering me for a long time now. It is asking for a review of one line of "code" which is really a spreadsheet formula. Actually, it's not even asking for a review in my ...
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What to do if the asker's code contains bugs?

Based on this question: WPF Calculator Code The question's code... works, according to the author. However, I quickly spotted multiple bugs. I know that Code Review is not there for fixing bugs. A ...
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Review queue and already flagged question

I just spotted this question and flagged it off topic, as it contained non-working code. Some time later I checked the review queue and this same question popped up. I thought about what to do. ...
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Should this question be left open?

When I posted the question "Mobile touch menu" I was counting on someone else's report that they'd tested it and found it working on iPhone. But then after konijn's comment I asked that it be ...
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Dispute on a now-deleted question

A question was closed/delted because of a dispute? This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta. With: this question has been deleted ...
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Should we close this one-liner ternary as “unclear what you're asking”?

This question looks like OP is worried about DRY and perhaps readability of a one-liner ternary. I have a bias against one-liners and other narrowed-down questions, but there's a consensus about them ...
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Unable to move a question to meta

I came across a question. I think this should be moved to meta but I was unable to flag it. EDIT The reason I added this question was that it seems to be on topic on Meta Code Review than the main ...
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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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Question inside answer

My question: Spliterator implementation got two answers. Into one of these, there's a question for me: one of the performance advantages of Spliterator is the forEachRemaining() method, and you ...
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My code is too long. How do I trim it down when code posted here is expected to function?

The code I would like to have reviewed, found here, is more than 30,000 characters long. I don't feel like that in and of itself makes it off topic, but removing code from it so that it can be posted ...
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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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Can working code be: off-topic -> not-working?

This question here: Shortest possible way of printing a specific board Summary: The code requirement is to print out a grid of text. The code does in fact print the grid The way it does that, is ...
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Asking questions - including full code

In my first CR question, I was looking for feedback about my implementation of a graph data structure and an algorithm for depth first traversal, as I am studying these at the moment. Although I ...
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Multithreading issue freezes the system - working code?

This question was closed as non-working code, in spite of the following, from the OP: THe [sic] problem is that this implementation makes the CPU of the machine where the service app is running go ...
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Clarification on how to use generic code snippets?

I recently posted a question in which I purposely only included a specific code snippet: Purposely raising exceptions to use catch In my original (unedited) question, it had a simple example of ...
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Post Mortems - Episode I: A new hope

Prologue: A long long time ago (Apr. 17th, 16:00), in a galaxy far away, there was a stranger, seeking enlightenment. He came across a miraculous star named CodeReview in the deepest ...
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Is my question really too broad? How could I improve it?

My question Send default 404 error page when Referer does not match got "closed as too broad" by a moderator and "deleted by Community ♦", eight months after I asked it. As far as I can see, it got no ...
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Tag soup: [dijkstra]

A few weeks ago, the question Dijkstra-like routing algorithm introduced the dijkstra tag, intending to refer to Dijkstra's shortest-path algorithm. Now, the question Infix-to-postfix parser using ...
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Code requiring a third-party pre-processor to make it work

In this Wolves, Goats and Cabbages in Java question (here is a link to the pre-edited version), Java code is presented to solve the problem. The code requires pre-processing by a third-party tool in ...
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Does this question belong on Code Review? Should it go to Code Golf?

I posted this question about how to rewrite a C# algorithm in fewer lines of code, preferably using extension methods, which prompted a discussion in the comments about whether it was appropriate for ...
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Revising or removing the “Best practices” topicality rule

In the Help Center, under What topics can I ask about here?, one of the rules currently states: However, if your question is not about a particular piece of code and instead is a generally ...
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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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How well is “malicious” code accepted here?

I recently asked a question that could possibly be used for malicious purposes. I tried to whittle the code down as much as I could to a "base" program so that a script kiddie wouldn't stumble across ...
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Must answers include a code review?

I'm surprised to ask this but, "Must answers include a Code Review?" I'm looking at this answer. The request in the OP says, Can you please look into my code and suggest me some performance ...
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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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Would my Haskell Game-of-Life be too long to review?

I have written a small application in Haskell and I wish to get a code review. Since I'm inexperienced, I cannot really write a bullet list of things I'm not satisfied with in my code. It would just ...
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Edit a question to add comments to the code?

In this question, an edit to the code (by other than the asker) added this block of comments to the code: ...
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Good question, but OP didn't know how to ask it?

In Calculating Julian dates, the author asks a question that doesn't make sense: Refactor this code so that I don't have to insert the parameters any time I need to use one of the functions. [....
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Question removed after a harsh review

After I reviewed code in this question, the question was deleted. My review was harsh, but I warned it would be in the first sentence, and I thought being fair was more important. If the community ...
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Do questions about grammar belong here?

This question is mostly about grammar, not about code: PEG.js grammar for parsing CSS selectors In my mind, grammar reviews do not belong on Code Review. Does Meta agree?
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Is this spam and should it be flagged as such?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/18737/my-php-ajax-bridge-to-jquery-library I include the conversation that started all of this as well: Chat Conversation It really shows my arguments ...
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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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Proper way to ask best practices questions

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/37601/how-bad-is-duplicating-a-code-block This got closed as off-topic. I read the help center and from it I concluded that rather than present possible ...
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Is this grossly incomplete code okay?

Shortening code to create a JFrame The user has working code (I assume), but they haven't even started writing the logic for their game. They've just instantiated Java's version of a main window/...
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Should we close “Improve performance for “Unfriendly Numbers” problem”?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/12526/18427 It failed the game/contest because of the time constraint. My thoughts are that this is a review for speed. Bearing that in mind, I think it is on-...
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Users unhappy with voting to close/move

Please see this question : https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/36987/14625 I invited the 2 users to comment on this thread. From my perspective, Code Review is there to Review working code, that ...
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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. ...
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Is this appropriate for codereview.SE?

I had some confusions about a particular piece of code that I wrote: Thoughts on refactoring a generic DAO. I placed it on programmers.SE when I thought it was just a design thing. Now I am thinking ...
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Is there a way to force the review of a suggested edit?

I've made this suggestion that fixes an error in a question. It's pending since about 15 minutes, but maybe this delay is normal for this site? If not, is there a way to stimulate the review process?
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Should this question be rolled back and closed because it didn't show code?

The question. The reason: we have had discussions before about not editing in code because of licensing, and that adding any code must be done by the OP and not someone else, same with reviewing ...
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Complaint about rollback policy / bug fixes

I posted some useful code on code review. One of the answers suggested an improvement to the code. I agreed and made the improvement to the code, and left the comment "Thanks, fixed". A moderator ...
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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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Is asking for correctness check on-topic or not?

As per this and this question on meta, asking about correctness is on-topic yet this question was closed. The comment given was: This question appears to be off-topic because it is about reviewing ...