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Should we stay opted-in for Winter Bash 2016?

It's that time of year again! This year's event will run from December 19th to January 8th. More information on this and individual hat-earning progress will eventually be posted here. Once again, ...
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Close-vote threshold lowered from five to three

There is a comment on the MSO post We’re lowering the close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3 for good Other sites can have whatever threshold is most appropriate for them, @gnat – Shog9 Dec 3 '19 at ...
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Let's Make Community Ads!

Last I heard, Community Ads were something graduated sites could do... but recently I stumbled upon this meta-PCG post, so here's a shamelessly stolen meta-post :) It's simple: you make an ad, and ...
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Should we sign up for Winter Bash 2014?

Winter Bash 2014 is approaching! We signed up for it last year, and it was a really big hit. I'm still posting this in order to get an official word from the community and to make new users aware of ...
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MathJax on CodeReview

Several times I had the need to write mathematical formulas in my answers on CodeReview.SE. Sometimes, this can be simulated by sup and/or ...
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Should we do something about our meta tags?

We have a decent selection of language and technology tags, but we also have many meta tags, such as refactoring. A meta tag, at least on here, specifies the OP's request(s) in a review, and not much ...
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Request to add an extra moderator given the 2021 election results

Given we just had the election, after seeing how close the final results were (the final elimination was a margin of 0.04%), I would like to formally request that Mast be instated as a moderator. ...
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Should we sign up for Winter Bash 2015?

Winter Bash 2015 is approaching! We signed up for it last year, and it was a really big hit. We all had a lot of fun earning and showing our hats to the rest of the world. Now after we have ...
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How should we revisit our standard close reasons?

We have some history, shown below, with our close reasons, there are some problems we have with them. And there has been a consensus to rework them for a while now. The latest I heard about this was ...
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for (post in [loop]) { post.tagMoreAppropriately(); }

The loop tag is generic... like, very, very generic. Generic as in, if your code doesn't loop somewhere, it's probably not a computer program. Hence I'm nominating the loop tag for burnination. ...
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Let's update the modal for new askers

The Issue There are many posts on CR that are off-topic for various reasons... Sometimes 10-20 per day! Apparently many users don't read/heed the text on the right side (i.e. "Your question must ...
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Off-topic because... There are strange radio buttons

I was going through the review queue and came across a question that I thought may be off-topic. I was deciding which topic it would be off-topic for, if any. And noticed that the radio buttons are ...
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Making a tag for a Code Review community project

Last year, two community projects were born. One of them has been, according to some Github statistics, one of them is a lot more active than the other. Perhaps most importantly, the Rubberduck ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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Turning on syntax highlighting

On this particular site, I think it is absolutely critical to have syntax highlighting work, automatically if possible.
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The [java-8] tag, here to stay?

Recently the java-8 tag was created to apply to Java8 specific questions. There is no doubt that the questions are, in fact, Java8 questions. The meta question though, is: Should java-8 exist, and ...
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Can we revisit "Did I write that code myself"?

Did I write that code myself? This is one of the six questions the help center recommends users should be able to answer "Yes" to before posting their question. I'm not sure I quite understand ...
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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 ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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Stop mentioning major concerns in title

On the Ask a Question page, users are currently faced with this: state the purpose of your code, and mention any major concerns. I have recently started commenting on many questions with this ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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if ( [conditions].isGoodTag() ) { return "keep" } else { return "burninate" }

There are currently 246 questions tagged with conditions. It also has 2 synonyms, conditionals and ternary-operator Reference: action = ([ternary-operator] == bad_tag ? “burninate” : “keep”) The tag ...
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The context of "Lacks concrete context": let's fix it

Early 2018 we changed the close reasons on Code Review. This was necessary, but now almost 2 years later it's perfectly clear there's a growing discontent with one of them: "Lacks concrete ...
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Burn the books of [learning]?

I've come across learning, which is only tagged with 15 questions right now. It seems unneeded because it doesn't add anything important to the question. We already have beginner, which sort of ...
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Best practice questions

I wanted to ask a question at Code Review, so I visited the FAQ. It says this is ok: Code correctness Best practices and design pattern usage in your code Application UI Security issues ...
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Code Review is in need of a new moderator

I know that we are a beta site, but from the looks of it, they only choose moderator pro-tems 2 weeks into a beta site. I think we need to follow the path set forth for nomination of a new moderator, ...
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Hide the "describe what you've tried" bullet (new askers' modal)

Our new asker's modal has the three bullets: Summarize the problem Provide details and any research When appropriate, describe what you've tried We are able to remove the third bullet point (see &...
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Let's update the tour- what should be added?

Last year we updated the modal for new users. There are many comments left on posts, especially new posts, asking OPs to "take the tour" (especially when a post is off-topic). The tour has ...
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Shall we stop [naming] things?

The naming tag currently has 47 questions. Should we eliminate it?
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action = ([ternary-operator] == bad_tag ? "burninate" : "keep")

Currently, there's 17 tagged questions for this tag, either being superfluous (use every tag I can) kinda questions, or very complex ternaries replaced a potentially large ...
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Capitalization Bug in Title Prompt

The title prompt has a capitalization bug: That should be "State the ...", with a capital "S".
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Insufficient "How to ask"

As a newbie coming to CR and asking the very first question you can see There's nothing about broken code there and many new questions seem to get closed quickly because of it. Moreover, it names no ...
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Can a "Not your code" default off-topic option be added to the close dialog?

A number of questions have come up recently where the code is not the asker's own code, prompting a 'close' response. It would be convenient if there was an 'off-topic' close option that included: ...
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"What to do when someone answers" seems to give bad advice at a glance

Take a look at this page of the Help Center - What should I do when someone answers my question? If you only read the text with special markup, as someone would when skimming the page, it reads like ...
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Can we replace the misleading [unity] tag with a more distinct tag?

Some unity3d (game engine) questions are being accidentally tagged as unity (Microsoft dependency injection container). Can we rename unity to unity-container, and create a tag synonym for unity and ...
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Do we need any more [programming] [practice]?

The first tag has been recreated multiple times, while the second is likely a variation of best-practice, which was previously removed and temporarily blacklisted. They are about as useless as review ...
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Improved title filter

I've just found the Improve “The Title Filter” responses question on SO meta. It would be great to filter additionally words like "review", "please", "please review", "review request", "my code", "...
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Inconsistent Python tag formatting

There's python3 and python2.6, but python-2.7 breaks this pattern. Can this be fixed?
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Do we need "acronym tags" ([dry], [solid], etc.)?

We have various "acronym tags" related to software principles: dry solid srp The problem is, they can still be used as meta tags, especially dry, for reducing code repetition. However, they're not ...
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Code-correctness in the FAQ

As pointed by the poster of this question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/8609/dynamic-programming-algorithm-code-review, our FAQ states the following is on-topic: Code correctness ...
Winston Ewert's user avatar
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Prompt for more meaningful question titles

I'd like to make a feature request to elicit more meaningful question titles, because I'm tired of editing generic titles. Right now, when you ask a question, the title field contains the hint ...
200_success's user avatar
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Tags for [optimization], [performance], [speed]

There is currently a suggestion to make performance a synonym for optimization. I don't think that's right, for two reasons: You can optimize code for several criteria, such as maximum execution ...
200_success's user avatar
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Revising the "insufficient explanation" post notice

On Code Review, "code dump" answers are not allowed. When an answer contains just code, moderators will often put the following warning notice on it: We're looking for long answers that provide ...
200_success's user avatar
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Improving the site description on our take-a-tour page

Our tour page says: Welcome to Code Review Stack Exchange CR http://cdn.sstatic.net/Sites/codereview/img/apple-touch-icon.png Code Review is a question and answer site for sharing code ...
200_success's user avatar
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Rename [code-challenge] to something more site-specific

It seems that users are still using the code-challenge tag for challenge-oriented questions that do not correspond to the site's occasional voted-upon challenges. We already have the programming-...
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The color (or contrast) of visited links is too light to be readable

status-completed This has been fixed and will be live after next build on production. After visiting a link, one can't clearly distinguish between this link and surrounding text.
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Grammar problem in close reason

Our "off topic" close reason has a problem: It should read either "generally relate to a code review request" or "generally relate to code review requests." Can we get it fixed before anyone from ELU ...
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Should we let [dry] dry away?

This tag was burninated as part of this discussion, and I've seen it come back a few times after that, including today. It may be a popular review request, but that doesn't mean it should keep coming ...
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Let's clean up [cleancode]

The tag cleancode was recreated, so it was not blacklisted the whole time. Anyway, should it be blacklisted at last? If so, then I believe it should also apply to the other variant, clean-code.
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Should the [css] and [css3] tags be merged?

I can't think of any good reason why the css3 tag should exist on CR at all. There is currently a discussion going on over on Meta SO as to when the css3 tag is appropriate. CSS3 is not a well ...
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Friendly notifier for review questions with missing code?

On occasion new users, unfamiliar with how code review works, would post a question for review without some sample of the actual code in question. I'd imagine this happens because the user wants to ...
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Vote to Reopen Prompt Bug

If any help, I'm using Google Chrome Version 78.0.3904.108 (Official Build) (64-bit) on a Mac. When I nominate a question to be reopened, the prompt window is still present after I click "Reopen". ...
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Sign Up / Log In page header looks funny

The page header for the Sign Up / Log In page looks a little funny: The white Background on the header doesn't match the text. Also it may be debatable whether it's intended to break the background ...
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