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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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How should one deal with code asking “Is this correct?” when it is in fact correct?

I'm wondering what a good guideline is when dealing with questions asking (primarily or completely) about correctness. Generally this is not what Code Review is about. However, when the code is ...
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Is example code on-topic?

From the FAQ: I'm confused! What questions are on-topic for this site? Simply ask yourself the following questions. To be on-topic the answer must be yes to all questions: ... 3. Is ...
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New user's question closed without explanation

Here is the example of question that was closed without any explanation, without even trying to help @Leon (with only 1 point) to improve his question by posting some advice in the comments. I know ...
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My question was closed without any explanation

My question was closed and I haven't found any explanation as to why it was closed. According to FAQ, we can ask questions about best practices. My question was about testing and my code did what it ...
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Why are these two questions not closed as exact duplicates (and merged)?

This question was asked on Code Review: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/19022/3973 This question was migrated to Code Review (by me, from Stack Overflow), which is an exact duplicate (word-...
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The snippet to review is good, no better answer found

There was no better solution to my code snippet: Highlight input if empty. What should I do? I want to mark this entry as "done". But since there is no answer, I can't accept any.
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Is asking for a name for one function on-topic?

In How to name a method that sets some values in a javabean?, the OP only ask for a name of this function, and nothing more. Does it belong to the scope of Code Review?
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No replies and expiring bounty

I currently have a question up here: Optimizing Python Image Viewer and General Code Format Advise. Currently there are no answers, and the faq states "In any case, you will always give up the amount ...
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Is it possible to merge questions?

Is possible for two questions to be merged? This user posted the same question identically here and on Stack Overflow. Both questions got good answers. And now the Stack Overflow question was ...
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Which is the better fit — Code Review or Stack Overflow?

In the CR question "Terminating a C loop when maximum hardware limit reached" the use of a positive sum wrapping to a negative value is used to terminate the loop. The queston was posted to Code ...
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Are “What does this code do?” questions on-topic here?

Example (now deleted): https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4917334/what-does-the-below-codes-do
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Are questions about performance on-topic?

From: JSON API for some bank account I can see questions where somebody has designed code to be explicitly fast and needs another pair of eyeballs to validate the code. But are questions that ask ...
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No rep gain from Meta question: reputation lag or bug?

I posted this question an hour ago. My profile page shows 3 up-votes and accept for 17 rep, but this is not reflected in my total, which is 101. I'm not concerned with accumulating rep here, but ...