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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 ...
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Why did a moderator remove a whole sentence in my question?

I have often observed that some of my questions were revised by moderators, and till now I always understood (and approved) the reason of the modification: correcting typos or language faults, ...
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Please provide me feedback on my badly received questions

Two of my questions were down-voted as -3 and -4. I couldn't understand the problem with them. But if at-least 3 people are down-voting something is bad with them. Nobody commented or answered or ...
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What more can I do for my question to not be off-topic?

Generically calling an overloaded method My question has been deemed off topic even after editing. What else is needed?
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Should deletion be an option for a low-quality accepted answer?

This question received a code-only low-quality answer that the OP accepted. I had downvoted that answer, because as the moderator note mentions: We're looking for long answers that provide some ...
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Closing a question because the posted code was produced quickly

I came across this question in my "close votes" review queue: Block_breaker clone in pygame with simple edge detection And noted that the close reason given was: Other: I'm voting to close this ...
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Are mods notified when users edited a closed question?

Strangely enough, I'm used to vote for reopening others' questions on SO, but since I'm new on this site, I can't really vote to reopen my question. (Since it's put on hold by a mod I don't think ...
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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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Should there be evidence for a provided reason when a question is put on hold?

It is easy to say about code that it is written by someone else. It is fine if it is based on concrete facts by providing a link to that code of which they think that it is written by someone else. It ...
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How to resolve 3 numbers - that's the question

Checking if 3 numbers are an arithmetic progression Update: The question has now been unlocked. It remains closed. The Unlock is a 'probationary' act, if the situation remains in control, that's ...
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Vote to close bounty question - example code

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/87366/unit-testing-ui-related-modules A module + test could look something like this: ...
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Should this question be un-migrated or migrated to another site?

Question in question: Printing a multiplication table As Simon pointed out in the comments, the question is not so much about "Please review how I am solving the problem of printing a multiplication ...
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Rescind close vote

I put an incorrect close-as-dupe vote on this question, which is preventing the OP from offering a bounty. How might I remove this vote to allow the bounty to be placed? I've checked in the ...
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My code works in most scenarios, but this one scenario breaks, and I'd like help fixing that one scenario!

My code works in most scenarios, but in this specific scenario, it does not at all do what I intend for it to do. I was hoping to have it reviewed and see if anyone could spot a fix. Is this sort of ...
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Info request: "Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received"

I have 7 questions with several positive up-votes and 2 deleted by myself. Today I received this message when trying to ask a question: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received,...
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Process to follow when un-answered questions have a follow-on

This question was asked a couple of weeks ago, and has not been answered in that time. It has languised: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/79233/edmonds-karp-algorithm-for-maximum-flow-in-...
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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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What should we do with questions which are looking like sample code but are a proof of concept implementation?

Yesterday I stumbled over 2 questions which seemed to be sample code. The first stated I wrote a sample project to show you my model. What do you think about it? and the other had code like ...
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Complete code rewrite

I came across this question today: Count the ways to partition an array into two equal sets This question can be interpreted in a way, that it asks for a complete rewrite of the code, and indeed ...
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Selfie code-only answers as an offsite link

This question Gees - GPL Euler equation solver and its revisions were recently affected by this policy we have about how to add selfie-answers to your question Specifically (I have bolded the ...
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CoreData or code-backed UML reviews

About: Core Data model for test-taking iOS app See also: Are UML diagram reviews on-topic for CodeReview? and Reviewing "design" I feel the linked question is off-topic because it is ...
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Why is this question in the Top Questions / active list?

A couple of minutes ago I stumbled upon this question. The reasons I'm asking this question are: There has been no activity since Jamal♦ last edited it. It has been migrated from SO, altough it's a ...
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Dealing with a question with no answer

The Help page suggest that if a question has received no answer, the poster should: Edit the question to provide status and progress updates Document continued efforts to answer the question Offering ...
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What causes a question to get closed as example code?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/78110/multiple-if-else-how-to-reduce-cyclomatic-complexity-of-code Here's an example of something that was tagged as example code. I'm wondering what ...
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The Code Review/Programmers/Stack Overflow hot potato

I don't want to cross-post on all metas, so I chose Code Review. This is the current hot potato. So I'm starting to notice that questions are now getting kicked around between sites because each ...
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Strict requirements around code examples in questions leading to counterproductive results?

Here's a post that exemplifies my question: Extension method to enumerate a hierarchical object Looking at the history, all I can think of is "poor OP." Several items of note: In an attempt to ...
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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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Why SED over sed?

I was browsing edits, and I noticed a change from sed to SED. This came in parallel with a change from awk to AWK. I follow the capitalization of AWK. Not sure that I agree, but AWK is an acronym ...
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Does this open the door for chameleon questions?

Obj-C wrapper for OpenLDAP The user originally posted the top half of the code there. An answer was posted. After the answer had upvotes and a comment from the questioner (noting his appreciation ...
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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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What to do with bitter disappointment?

put on hold as off-topic by 200_success♦ 15 mins ago This question appears to be off-topic for this site. While what’s on- and off-topic is not always intuitive, you can learn more about it by ...
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What about this SO question renders it unsuitable for migration to CR?

I flagged this SO question for migration to Code Review. It's 100% C++ and, despite the fact that the OP initially left out a constructor definition that rendered the program buggy, that definition ...
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Is the *Updating OpenGL version to 4.1 (LWJGL)* question on-topic?

This question: Updating OpenGL version to 4.1 (LWJGL) The question has an open bounty, but is it on-topic? Note: The question has been closed, and the bounty refunded.
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Reviewing a question that doesn't belong

There is currently a question on hold, which really should never have been posted to Code Review, but I think it actually highlights a point that would be worth an answer. I started to edit the ...
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Moderators deleting a question

I posted a question about a syntax error in a Python for loop. It got closed and then deleted in the time span of a minute without me having any sort of feedback on ...
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Active Directory querying Review - On Topic?

Refer to can-these-lists-and-loops-be-refactored-into-something-better, it was brought up that the question may be off-topic for CR because "the code needs to work". I usually agree with this ...
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What should I do if someone continues to edit the question after being told to stop?

The particular rule is "What you can and cannot do after receiving answers." As I understand it, when we see someone edit code after receiving an answer, we should revert the edit and post a comment ...
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The close reason for this question seems vague

Correct User Input - x86 Linux Assembly was closed for being "off topic", but looking at what's on topic, I noticed the likely reason was vaguely stated: To the best of my knowledge, does the code ...
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How can I improve this question?

I'm referring to this question: SQL-Server Merge Statement with .NET DataTable I've given it a couple days to see what happened after I asked it initially. There's been very little traffic, no votes ...
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Why was this closed as being hypothetical code?

My question was closed with the stated reason being: Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete example. ...
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Why was my conclusion edited out? [duplicate]

This question had a conclusion that I added after testing all of the submitted answers and updating to a newer compiler. This conclusion had information that can't be found in the actual answers. The ...