Questions tagged [specific-question]

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Is this close reason right?

Linked list vs array performance for RemoveAt() function [closed] This question was closed with a custom close reason. The comment left for the custom close reason was: This question appears to ...
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3 programs, one post, can I delete the ones that don't match the title?

in this question https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/59586/18427 the OP has posted 3 programs and has been told to post separate questions, would it be acceptable for me to edit the question to ...
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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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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: ...
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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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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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“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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Edits by other users to clarify the question to keep it from being closed

Specific edit in question How should we handle edits like this one? I assumed that the user that is suggesting the edit is actually the user that posted the question and has now created themselves ...
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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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Considering a migration from Stack Overflow to Code Review

I just ran into this question on Stack Overflow and there was some discussion in the comments about whether or not it would fit better on Code Review. On SO it doesn't seem to fit in its current ...
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Are requests to diagnose a known security problem on-topic?

In PHP mail form is being abused, the question asks for help finding how an e-mail script got exploited. Finding security problems is normally within the scope of Code Review, and we routinely point ...
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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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Questions about code translation

Translate C++ code to Haskell This question was put on hold and then deleted by the user. And for this specific question, I think that is fine. It was off-topic as it didn't include the translated ...
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New answers on old questions using new language features

Times and technologies advance, and, as a consequence, code that was up for review 'years ago' would be done differently using current technology. Is it OK on Code Review to add answers to old ...
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Reviewing code rewrites

Objective-C code clean up This question is asking for a review of a code rewrite. I feel like the code snippet above "My Review" is irrelevant and potentially distracting. However, the user has ...
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Is it really off-topic to ask for the explanation of a “best practice”

This question was put on hold for being off-topic: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/58091/why-is-it-suggested-to-replace-temp-with-query To refactor the code, it is suggested here to ...
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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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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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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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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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Review queue and already flagged question

I just spotted this question and flagged it off topic, as it contained non-working code. Some time later I checked the review queue and this same question popped up. I thought about what to do. ...
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Should this question be left open?

When I posted the question "Mobile touch menu" I was counting on someone else's report that they'd tested it and found it working on iPhone. But then after konijn's comment I asked that it be ...
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Dispute on a now-deleted question

A question was closed/delted because of a dispute? This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta. With: this question has been deleted ...
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Should we close this one-liner ternary as “unclear what you're asking”?

This question looks like OP is worried about DRY and perhaps readability of a one-liner ternary. I have a bias against one-liners and other narrowed-down questions, but there's a consensus about them ...
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Unable to move a question to meta

I came across a question. I think this should be moved to meta but I was unable to flag it. EDIT The reason I added this question was that it seems to be on topic on Meta Code Review than the main ...
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Asking for comparison of design of two code snippets giving same functionality

I had asked for the review of the part of a jQuery and as per the answer I made changes in the file. Now after making the changes (mainly moving from triggers to functions) I am not so sure whether I ...
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Question inside answer

My question: Spliterator implementation got two answers. Into one of these, there's a question for me: one of the performance advantages of Spliterator is the forEachRemaining() method, and you ...
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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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Are SSCCEs off-topic?

I was recently reviewing a question, which (if I had paid better attention to the question from the beginning, I may have noticed before answering) had a SSCCE as its primary code example. At first ...
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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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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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Multithreading issue freezes the system - working code?

This question was closed as non-working code, in spite of the following, from the OP: THe [sic] problem is that this implementation makes the CPU of the machine where the service app is running go ...
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Clarification on how to use generic code snippets?

I recently posted a question in which I purposely only included a specific code snippet: Purposely raising exceptions to use catch In my original (unedited) question, it had a simple example of ...
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Post Mortems - Episode I: A new hope

Prologue: A long long time ago (Apr. 17th, 16:00), in a galaxy far away, there was a stranger, seeking enlightenment. He came across a miraculous star named CodeReview in the deepest ...
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Is my question really too broad? How could I improve it?

My question Send default 404 error page when Referer does not match got "closed as too broad" by a moderator and "deleted by Community ♦", eight months after I asked it. As far as I can see, it got no ...
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Tag soup: [dijkstra]

A few weeks ago, the question Dijkstra-like routing algorithm introduced the dijkstra tag, intending to refer to Dijkstra's shortest-path algorithm. Now, the question Infix-to-postfix parser using ...
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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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Does this question belong on Code Review? Should it go to Code Golf?

I posted this question about how to rewrite a C# algorithm in fewer lines of code, preferably using extension methods, which prompted a discussion in the comments about whether it was appropriate for ...
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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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What to do when working, non-example code is too much code?

In this question, I'm trying to ask about best practices for inner classes in Java, but it got closed because I only posted the code skeleton of the class structure and important methods. The problem ...
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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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Must answers include a code review?

I'm surprised to ask this but, "Must answers include a Code Review?" I'm looking at this answer. The request in the OP says, Can you please look into my code and suggest me some ...
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Are questions on design only requiring minimal code off topic?

I asked this question which someone has flagged as off topic, referencing a question that referred to pseudo code as a reason. My question is in regards to the overall design and not changes to how ...
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Would my Haskell Game-of-Life be too long to review?

I have written a small application in Haskell and I wish to get a code review. Since I'm inexperienced, I cannot really write a bullet list of things I'm not satisfied with in my code. It would just ...
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Edit a question to add comments to the code?

In this question, an edit to the code (by other than the asker) added this block of comments to the code: ...
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Good question, but OP didn't know how to ask it?

In Calculating Julian dates, the author asks a question that doesn't make sense: Refactor this code so that I don't have to insert the parameters any time I need to use one of the functions. [....
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Question removed after a harsh review

After I reviewed code in this question, the question was deleted. My review was harsh, but I warned it would be in the first sentence, and I thought being fair was more important. If the community ...
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Do questions about grammar belong here?

This question is mostly about grammar, not about code: PEG.js grammar for parsing CSS selectors In my mind, grammar reviews do not belong on Code Review. Does Meta agree?
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Is this spam and should it be flagged as such?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/18737/my-php-ajax-bridge-to-jquery-library I include the conversation that started all of this as well: Chat Conversation It really shows my arguments ...
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Are these [performance] questions on-topic?

These two questions were posted by the same user, in August - the user joined CR around that time: Capture with User32.dll or hook? Encoding a screenshot to JPEG and saving it to a memorystream Both ...