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Proper way to ask best practices questions

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/37601/how-bad-is-duplicating-a-code-block This got closed as off-topic. I read the help center and from it I concluded that rather than present possible ...
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Is this grossly incomplete code okay?

Shortening code to create a JFrame The user has working code (I assume), but they haven't even started writing the logic for their game. They've just instantiated Java's version of a main window/...
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Should we close “Improve performance for “Unfriendly Numbers” problem”?

https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/12526/18427 It failed the game/contest because of the time constraint. My thoughts are that this is a review for speed. Bearing that in mind, I think it is on-...
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Users unhappy with voting to close/move

Please see this question : https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/36987/14625 I invited the 2 users to comment on this thread. From my perspective, Code Review is there to Review working code, that ...
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How can I make my question on-topic?

Connecting to Oracle using ODP.NET I was told in the comments that it is off-topic, and someone has also downvoted it without any explanation. I have shown code that works fine and want it reviewed. ...
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Is this appropriate for codereview.SE?

I had some confusions about a particular piece of code that I wrote: Thoughts on refactoring a generic DAO. I placed it on programmers.SE when I thought it was just a design thing. Now I am thinking ...
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Is there a way to force the review of a suggested edit?

I've made this suggestion that fixes an error in a question. It's pending since about 15 minutes, but maybe this delay is normal for this site? If not, is there a way to stimulate the review process?
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Should this question be rolled back and closed because it didn't show code?

The question. The reason: we have had discussions before about not editing in code because of licensing, and that adding any code must be done by the OP and not someone else, same with reviewing ...
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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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Is reviewing project structure on topic?

This is mostly related to the following two questions: Web application structure review I'd like to have suggestions about the structure of my web application. What the app does: My app ...
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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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Should this question be closed for “not asking for good code”?

Telling the user the number of days it's been since January 1st So far, this question has: 4 total close votes 3 have decided to Close (from the queue) 3 have decided to Leave Open (from the ...
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Is it fair to close a question with a bounty attached to it

This question does not have working code but has a bounty attached, and only needs minor polishing to make the code work. Should the question be closed or not? The author has been informed since a ...
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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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Does this question need protection?

This question is starting to attract new users who contribute nothing more than "use a switch statement" as an answer. One of these answers is also a copy cat of ...
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Why did Q33859 (“Parsing text from reports”) get closed?

Parsing text from reports was closed a few hours ago, with "must contain working code" as the reason, despite the fact that the original question had a working code snippet, as I pointed out in a ...
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VB comments taking up more than one line unless comment is terminated

In this question, there are comments in the code, other code that was tried before, and the comment showed over multiple lines unless the comment was terminated with another apostrophe, which isn't ...
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Number list formatting followed by code formatting issue

On this question, I found that when I tried to edit the question and add a numbered list format, it sucked in the code formatting that followed, so I had to add ...
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Specific questions about design

I have some confusion whether specific question which are asking about design off-topic or on-topic? Specifically these 2 questions are confusing me Are private extension methods a bad thing to use? ...
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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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How can I handle flagged posts?

I have started getting yellow notifications of flagged posts. For example, this one. When I look at the original post I see that it has been closed. On the 'flagged' page the only option is a button ...
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Can this test-case timing analysis question explanation be improved?

I have asked this question about Python. I am not getting any comments/answers on this. I think I might have missed something leading to this. What can I improve in the question (like details, more ...
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Can I improve this question?

This is just me trying to get to grips with the site as it is now. I asked a question that has received no comments. I'd like to know if it was off topic or how to better formulate a question such ...
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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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Is example code on-topic?

From the FAQ: I'm confused! What questions are on-topic for this site? Simply ask yourself the following questions. To be on-topic the answer must be yes to all questions: ... 3. Is ...
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New user's question closed without explanation

Here is the example of question that was closed without any explanation, without even trying to help @Leon (with only 1 point) to improve his question by posting some advice in the comments. I know ...
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My question was closed without any explanation

My question was closed and I haven't found any explanation as to why it was closed. According to FAQ, we can ask questions about best practices. My question was about testing and my code did what it ...
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Why are these two questions not closed as exact duplicates (and merged)?

This question was asked on Code Review: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/q/19022/3973 This question was migrated to Code Review (by me, from Stack Overflow), which is an exact duplicate (word-...
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The snippet to review is good, no better answer found

There was no better solution to my code snippet: Highlight input if empty. What should I do? I want to mark this entry as "done". But since there is no answer, I can't accept any.
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Is asking for a name for one function on-topic?

In How to name a method that sets some values in a javabean?, the OP only ask for a name of this function, and nothing more. Does it belong to the scope of Code Review?
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No replies and expiring bounty

I currently have a question up here: Optimizing Python Image Viewer and General Code Format Advise. Currently there are no answers, and the faq states "In any case, you will always give up the amount ...
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Is it possible to merge questions?

Is possible for two questions to be merged? This user posted the same question identically here and on Stack Overflow. Both questions got good answers. And now the Stack Overflow question was ...
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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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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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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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No rep gain from Meta question: reputation lag or bug?

I posted this question an hour ago. My profile page shows 3 up-votes and accept for 17 rep, but this is not reflected in my total, which is 101. I'm not concerned with accumulating rep here, but ...

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