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Poor mans count, is it off-topic?

Recently we had the question "Project Euler Problem #12 - Highly divisible triangular number" It was closed as the OP included how to use the function with the function's code. The code as posted ...
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When is a question considered too hypothetical / lacking context?

The reason I'm asking is because I recently encountered this question, and I can't make my mind up if it's off-topic here or not. I asked OP to include the imports so I could run the program, but ...
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How can I improve this off-topic question about downloading anonymous type data?

My question is flagged as off-topic: Lacks concrete context. How can I improve this question? The //... in the edit history is added to tell viewers that it ...
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What more context can you provide about a one-liner macro?

The question about NOT macro: is this bad practice has been closed for not providing concrete context. But what else could OP have written to make it on-topic? OP also explained why he likes this ...
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Question closures under PHP tag and and thin pretexts

Recently a question has been closed, with a reason "Code not implemented or not working as intended". However, the code (however as silly as it is) is fully implemented and working the OP asked ...
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Why was “Binding a keyboard key to a Tkinter button” closed?

This question was asked here about an hour ago. @Mast was kind enough to explain what was wrong with the first revision and pointed OP to the help center. OP then revised the question (revision 2) to ...
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Why is “Building a good C++11 template library - compile-time checked enum array” on-topic?

The currently highest voted unanswered question is, well, unanswerable. As Martin said one year ago, "there is actually nothing here to review" and "the actual code is missing as are some other parts ...
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How has an on-hold question been answered?

I am curious to know how come this question was answered 8 minutes after it has been put on hold... normally, you cannot answer such questions.
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A moderator edited my question. I don't like the way it looks now

The question in question is this. I specifically relate to the edit #2. I guess the intentions of the moderator were to improve the post, but I am unhappy about the way it looks now. The headlines are ...
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Feedback about downvote on “Extending IPrincipal.IsInRole()”

I have a question about my Code Review Stack Exchange post: Extending IPrincipal.IsInRole() I got a downvote, I can understand that, it's my first post here but not my first SE site. The high rep ...
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Invalid close votes on this C++ parsing question

I'm looking at this question. It has 3 close votes at the moment, but they are likely all invalid. The close reasons are "code not included or broken code", which is not the case. I have compiled ...
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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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Edits change the main topic of my question. Have I done things wrong?

Recently, I posted the following question on Code Review: Convert ES6 yield recursive method to a loop At the beginning I post a question with actual code, asking if there is a way to write the same ...
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Major edits made to my question about using a string or array to index object in JavaScript

I have a question about my post: Dynamic way to use string/array as index of object in javascript I see that my first attempt at this question was outside the scope of what I should ask at Code ...
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First post appeared on the review queue long time after being asked

This question was asked 12 hours ago. But it just appeared a short moment ago on the review queue as a first post entry. How/why did this delay happen?
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Completed class definition put on hold as broken code or code not yet written

I asked a question yesterday here. It has been put on hold for the following reason: "Questions containing broken code or asking for advice about code not yet written are off-topic, as the code ...
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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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Help a new user avoid being off-topic

I am new to Code Review (but not new to Stack Exchange in general). I'm puzzled by the reasoning for putting this question on hold and would like some advice on how to be on-topic in this and future ...
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Is this question popularity normal?

I was on Code Review, asking a question for the first time. I thought my question was good, but it never crossed my mind that it would become popular enough to make it to the hot list. It did, and I ...
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Could I have made my question “fast responsive navigation in CSS & jQuery” more attractive/better?

I would carefully like to ask, what (if at all) I could have done to make my question "fast responsive navigation in CSS & jQuery" more attractive and/or interesting for the community? Or is CSS ...
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Why was “Check if a variable is one of a set of valid strings” put on hold?

They said: Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete implementation. Questions seeking an explanation ...
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How can I improve this question about asyncio?

I recently asked this question on Code Review which was ill-received and got 4 close votes for being off-topic. I believe the main problem to be that I used a dummy function for a third party API ...
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“Count maximum number of thieves that can be caught” question should be reopened

The following question was closed as off-topic: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/176469/count-maximum-number-of-thieves-that-can-be-caught The code seems complete to me and the ...
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Code block is required, but the programming language is purely graphical

Your post appears to contain code that is not properly formatted as code. There is no code in my post, only text and links. Here is a link to my question: Limit Drive Starts with Function Block ...
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Why is my post still on hold after several edits?

Following the procedure states here, I'm creating this post to bring to your attention to my post that is still on hold since two days without any further information despite my several edit. Div ...
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Links in snippets

I have a post on a multi-search-bar that just recently got marked as on-hold for broken code. I looked through it and it's considered broken code because I can't link to websites. I have two ...
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“How get all id from the db insert” question closed as “not ready for review”

I just got my question closed How get all id from the db insert Accordingly to message my question isn't on topic because my code doesn't work. But my code does work I just don't want to send so ...
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Sum of Maximum GCD from two arrays. Incorrectly closed, due to memory error

Yesterday we got the question Sum of Maximum GCD from two arrays. There was some language in it that I thought was in the gray area. And so myself and the OP exchanged a comment: I have concern ...
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How long does it usually take to get code reviewed on this site?

I submitted this code yesterday, and I am just curious when it would be reviewed. I was looking forward to learning some new things.
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What could be done to improve this question?

A few weeks ago I posted a question to this site. I thought I was getting low views so I even put up a bounty for this question. Now after the bounty is almost ended, I still have no comments or ...
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Someone plagiarized my question when cross-posting, and now it's locked. How do I unlock it?

I recently asked a question on Stack Overflow about some code I had written, but was told to post it on here instead. I did this, whilst making some amendments to make it more suitable for Code Review....
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Multiple reviews or one big review?

I'm just putting my SQL code out for review: Part 3: Layer 4 Part 3: Layer 3 Part 3: Layer 2 Part 3: Layer 1 Would it have been better to do this in a single review? Or is the style of doing ...
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How to improve “Populate a table from a database using JavaScript” question?

I recently had a question receive fairly low attention (25 views, 1 comment, and 0 answers). It seems reasonably tagged, I'm familiar with bounties, and I've already read the FAQ on how to attract ...
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How to get more attention to my question? [duplicate]

Let me start off by saying I have already read: How can I make my question get more attention? Because of reading that I have edited my question using the linked post to include more description etc. ...
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Why were two very similar questions posted by possibly the same user?

This morning I filtered for the Java tag and found the two questions in the picture below as the first result: Could these be bots? Maybe these are the same user, but why should one post the same ...
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Should this question be on hold because of non-real code?

This question had been put on hold with the reason: "Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete ...
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Is it ok to conceal the origin of a programming challenge?

I'd appreciate some input on this question, where I have a disagreement with the poster. Background: Google has a semi-secret recruitment program for software developers known as the "Foobar ...
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I think I've answered a borderline off-topic question, is that answer still valid?

I've just written up an answer for this question Scattergories program After scanning through the code and writing up my points to improve, I noticed that OP asked how to make that working as ...
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Why was this question closed as off-topic after a bug was discovered by the answers?

TL;DR Please clarify: is a previously unknown bug a reason to close a question as off-topic? Yesterday I was interested to answer this question, where an already written answer pointed out the ...
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Why was I told to include a programming language tag for an [nginx] question?

It already had the tag nginx which is the configuration language at hand. The person that answered the question did a fine job and obviously knew what the question was about. Unduplicating prox_pass ...
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Why the hate on this HTML/CSS question?

I am curious to hear the reasoning behind why Simple Business Card Website is still closed. It has a title describing what the code does It requests a code review It contains the code that needs to ...
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Are hard questions forbidden?

I asked this question and it was closed. Before I asked that question I asked on meta.stackexchange.com which community would be suitable to ask the question here. I don't understand what is unclear ...
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When is a question too broad?

I wish to bring this question before the Code Review site. In the past, we have had this question: What makes a question too broad for code review?, which asks how to use the "Too Broad" close vote ...
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Feedback on closing 'Separation of concerns in graph theory project'

Separation of concerns in graph theory project This question is odd: It has tons of code removed, making it hard to review (it sure does not run) "I am having problems with separating the concerns" ...
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Is stack overflow on-topic for Code Review?

We routinely allow questions where the code works correctly for small inputs but fails to scale to larger inputs. The time-limit-exceeded and memory-optimization tags are often applied to such ...
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Please reopen this question on templates vs. non-templates in C++

Using templates and function overloads to set DOM attributes This question was quickly marked "on hold", which means new answers cannot be posted (not even by me, who's already posted one incomplete ...
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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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Why was “Get minimum of four and maximum up to a limit” not reopened after the code was fixed?

With enough reason this question was closed for being out of scope. Meanwhile I gave some advice to the OP and the question seems to be in shape for a re-open vote. I already placed my vote. I also ...
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Is StyleCop bad?

I made a review of the comments on some code, and the user said something about that is the way that StyleCop mandates and I said they should mention that in the post, it wouldn't change my review, ...
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“Using EnquireJS to trigger swapping image sources per media query” has no answers. Is it a bad question?

I am trying to get an answer to this question. Is the question wording bad? Is the code bad? Why has it not received any answers? Thank you for any tips on how to improve the question so that it ...