Questions tagged [specific-question]

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Edit dispute - Indentation on questions

This suggested edit was rejected. As it should be - rolfl here has the correct reason: Whitespace "fixes" should be part of an answer, not an edit. Please do not fix code problems in the question. ...
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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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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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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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Are requests for review of language design on topic?

This is the question that prompts this meta: Is my language easy/hard enough? How badly is it designed?. Paraphrased: I am thinking about making a language somewhat based on macros, and looking ...
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Should answers to clearly off-topic questions be encouraged or discouraged?

This question is clearly off-topic on Code Review. However, it did receive an answer which essentially points out the problem and makes some suggestions. The problem this potentially causes is that it ...
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“Code not yet written” clarification: Are unimplemented interfaces on- or off-topic?

I would like to know what exactly it means. The reason for asking is my question which was recently put on hold: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/60108/async-task-queue-design Can ...
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Are questions with undiscovered bugs allowed?

Re: Connect 4 in C++ Situation: The OP, a beginner posted code with several bugs in it. They said they thought the code worked okay, because they hadn't discovered the bugs during their testing, ...
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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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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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Need clarification on my close reason interpretation for a specific close reason

The question Does this method guarantee that cells in a CSV will be correctly partitioned? is a duplicate of this one (10k+ and mods only) which asks whether a singular function properly 'escapes' ...
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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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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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What's the best way to change how my code looks?

A long time ago the question avoiding Python multiline string indentation was asked. The question was well received with a score of 66 and 16 favourites. It was even answered by one of our previous ...
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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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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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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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Does the question “Testing current, new or friends firms as max output and least effort” lack code to be reviewable?

I came across "Testing current, new or friends firms as max output and least effort" the other day, and have been thinking it's off-topic. There is too little information to do more than a 'lint ...
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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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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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Does a single shell command constitute reviewable code?

A question asks to have a command-line invocation of FFmpeg reviewed. Is that reviewable code? There is currently no language tag, though shell unix could be added. Let's not discuss whether a ...
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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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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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Should code be forcibly translated into English?

In Sieve prime generator C++, a user translated some French strings into English, and the edit got approved. In toBase64 encoder, the author replaced Russian strings and comments with English in ...
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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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Is asking for review of 3rd party code ok?

Most code people are posting here seems to be code they have written themselves. In this question the OP asked basically for a review of three 3rd party scripts. I'm not sure that this question is a ...
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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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Are censored URLs considered example code?

A c# question was just posted: Set desktop background. One of the lines in the posted code looks like this: ...
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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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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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Is this slow-loading images question off-topic?

This question was closed for asking for code to be written, but I think it is really asking how to speed up the loading of images, which I would think is performance related, which is something that ...
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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 ...
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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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Correct edit rejection

As code edits are reviewed by peers, anyone who has rights to review the edits can approve or reject edits. I suggested this edit and, AFAIK, my edits are correct. But this got rejected. I know this ...
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May another user fix broken code in a question to make it on-topic?

If we find that a question contains obviously broken code, our standard procedure is to close the question, sending the author back to the drawing board. But is it acceptable for another user to edit ...
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One Question Per Question

I voted to close this question as being "Too Broad," on account of the fact that it's actually five, independent questions. At the very least, an answer would have to address all five questions, so it'...
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A question was migrated to CR when the OP obviously didn't want a code review. Why?

So, I ran across this question. It would be a pretty good question except for one little detail: the OP doesn't want it reviewed. ... and am not looking for pure code improvements. Also, in the ...
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Clarification as to why a question was closed as off-topic

An old question that was posted 3 years ago was put "on-hold" as off-topic. I have not been an active participant on Code Review (I received a notification thanks to a down-vote a couple of days ago),...
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OP says it works, the contest engine says it doesn't

What do we do when OP says his solution works, but the contest engine says it doesn't? Should we give it the benefit of the doubt, as "It works to the best of my knowledge.", or close it as broken ...
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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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Are just data structures enough for a question?

I am getting back in to CodeReview, and was reviewing one of my SEDE queries which pointed me to this question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/127837/flattened-data-model-and-nosql-...
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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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Request to re-open “Find out relation between Devices…” question

I had sought out review for a question about some proprietary code that I am working on. The code in question retrieves information from a list of one-to-many mappings and seeks to build a ...
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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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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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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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“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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Question about flagging my own question

I have just recently asked this question in Code Review, and an answer to my question was found in StackOverflow minutes later. Is it a good idea to flag my own question as a duplicate since the ...
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About answer-invalidating edits

As agreed by the community, editing a question to include changes suggested in answers is a bad edit, and these edits are regularly rolled back, for a good reason: we want the answers to refer to the ...
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Is this edit okay?

A struct within a class, and this is the edit history: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/posts/60534/revisions The original code include this method: ...