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Can you please put my question on hold while I edit the question body and fiddle?

If it is OK to put this question on hold while I edit the question body and most of all the code/fiddle that comes with it to better reflect what I am trying to ask or get out of it, that would be ...
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Why is “parsing large data file in the context of multiple processes” on hold?

Post is here: parsing large data file in the context of mpirun Why did this get put on hold? This is functioning code, it just blows up in memory when the file is too large.
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How can I flag a post for migration to SO?

I recently flagged a question as "in need of moderator attention": https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/124445/9683. It provided an algorithm in C, asking how to implement it using low-level AVX ...
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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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My suggested review would suggest not using the code altogether

Not sure how to phrase the title as there are two large concerns with what I am thinking of doing for the review of this question: Batch script to make folders hidden It is largely a batch script ...
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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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Are questions asking for opinion regarding all edge cases on topic?

I have been away from code review for some time and not sure on the scope agreed upon in the community. So is this question on topic or off topic? Basically the below is on topic or not? Will the ...
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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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Design review for a compiler question

This question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/117311/507 Is more of a design review rather than a code review. I have plenty of valid feedback that could be applied to the question but it's ...
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What to do with question with compiler warnings/errors due to copy & paste error

Unfortunately in this question I posted some broken code due a copy-n-paste mistake without realizing. I've contemplated closing it but two answers have picked up on it and they also suggest other ...
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Why was my question which contains the code written by me closed as off topic?

Maintaining a count with two threads using conditional variables I saw this closure today. Why is this closed as off topic? This contains code written by me, and I received a very nice answer. What ...
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May I post this Huffman tree program with several files?

I have been working on implementing a Huffman tree encoding program in C++ for a hobby for a while now. I just finished up with the code and, since this is a learning project, I would love to put my ...
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Disagreement on closure of “Diffee-Hellmen in Javscript”

The question Diffee-Hellmen in Javscript was closed today for being unclear what the OP was asking for. I disagree with this, however. The very beginning of the post says this: I need to do the ...
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When should the community undelete a question that has been deleted by its author?

Today it happened again that I wanted to post an answer to a question, which all of you know can take some time to write, but some minutes ago the question had been deleted by the owner. For the (...
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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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Should this question receive a [pascal] tag?

Function to find text between two tags The question is purely procedural. Also, OP explicitly demands "default uses" clauses. Furthermore, even the compiler directives (see 1 and 2) related to the <...
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Am I misunderstanding the basis for Code Review?

I posted a question that seems to have gotten some commentless downvotes. Fetching a set of event IDs from a database based on a set of company IDs Keeping it meta, did I misunderstand something ...
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Why was “Set ADT union Assistance” not migrated to Stack Overflow?

I voted to migrate this question to Stack Overflow, but it seems I was the only one: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/111092/set-adt-union-assistance it is off-topic here on Code ...
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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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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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Commenting on faulty code

In this question, https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/107700/78136, the OP has not gotten the code to compile, and is on its way to be closed. This I understand, and are not debating. My question,...
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Editing code without invalidating answers

This question picked up two answers before it was closed as stub-code. Now, the OP added the missing snippets without removing a single line, and the answers are likely still valid as they only ...
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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 compile ...
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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 question ...
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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 ...