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Can we constrict the [python-2.*] tags?

I would like to suggest the following: Rename python-2.7 -> python-2.x Synonymize python-2.6 -> python-2.x This is as we don't have individual Python 3 tags, such as python-3.6. But we do however ...
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Should there be a gcc tag?

I recently asked a question that is at least in part specific to gcc. That is, the way the C code is written will be different for different compilers. This is because different compilers are able to ...
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The NS-specific tags

There's been a bit of discussion in chat recently about the implementation-specific NS* tags. nsdictionary nsarray nsstring nsmutablestring In Objective-C there are classes named ...
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I don't think this tag [functions] quite well

The tag functions doesn't seem very useful. The tag wiki only states the definition and the questions just... contain functions. In terms of reviewing, there aren't really any differences between ...
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Contests and Challenges? Burn [contest-problem]

Going through the tags, I found that we have a contest-problem tag. It would be a good tag, except we already have the programming-challenge. programming-challenge has 202 questions tagged. contest-...
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“Obsolete” meta posts: should we delete them?

Comments on an answer given here suggest plain deleting the meta questions we marked as "obsolete". These are old posts about site policy, that have been superseded by newer & better posts. I ...
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Dispose of [idisposable]?

There are 3 questions tagged idisposable, one closed as off-topic, the other two featuring an IDisposable implementation. I don't think we need a tag for any ...
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Add questions about performance to FAQ

Personally, I feel questions about performance are on topic on Code Review. This topic makes me believe most people agree. As an example: this question. Shouldn't "Performance" be added to the list ...
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Let's get in sync about what we mean by [synchronization]

synchronization can have two meanings: An issue with thread-safety / locking / concurrency Copying and reconciling versions of data which may have diverged The two senses of the word are barely ...
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Should we burn [Google]?

Recently some others and I began to clean up google a bit. This started with retagging a number of question with google-apps-script. Then we hit a wall. All of the questions that should have been ...
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Selection state of upvote/downvote buttons on Meta isn't obvious

On Meta, the upvote/downvote buttons are gray. It's not obvious whether dark gray indicates that the button is selected or light gray indicates that the button is selected. It's complicated by the ...
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Eliminate [design], [software-design], and [architecture] tags

There are currently: 61 questions tagged software-design 214 questions tagged design 47 questions tagged architecture Some questions are tagged with a combination of those tags. I'm not sure what ...
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Should we forever deconstruct [data-structures]?

This tag was recreated today and was probably also recreated some time ago since its burnination as part of our massive tag purging. We already have separate tags for the most common data structures, ...
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Are community ads ever served?

So community-ads are now activated, and at the time of this writing we have 4 ads meeting the criteria for being served on the sidebar: The stats page is showing each ad's score, creation date and ...
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Let's add more [naming] to the blacklist

I happened to see that naming was recreated and removed today. In the past, there was also high favorability towards burnination. Many other bad meta tags have already been blacklisted, so should we ...
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Do we need a [payment-system] tag?

We currently have 26 credit card questions questions and 47 payment questions. I'm not sure how much overlap there is between the two. At least some of the credit card questions could be tagged with ...
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Do we still need a database tag like [database-schema]?

As part of our mass meta-tag burnination, we're also considering database-schema. It also seems closely related to database-design, which has been burninated and blacklisted just recently. We ...
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beautiful-soup vs beautifulsoup

For some reason, CR has a tag for the BeautifulSoup library named as beautiful-soup, with a hyphen even though there is no ...
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Route some questions to [url-routing]

Some one recently created url-routing. At time of writing, there are 75...56 20 0 candidate questions for this new tag. Anyone care to lend a hand applying it? As always, remember to make all ...
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Follow the name change of “Programmers” to “Software Engineering”

In "our" help center there are links to programmers.stackexchange.com. I guess this should be changed to reflect the recent renaming of that site to "Software Engineering".
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Revising list of closure reasons

Following up on a past discussions, I'd like to tweak our list of off-topic close reasons. We may have up to three canned reasons. Currently, they are: Questions asking for code to be written ...
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Do we [stl] need [stl]?

Update: STL synonym created instead of burnination: See stl It appears that stl is "selectively" used for questions that utilize the Standard Template Library. However, this only applies to C++,...
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Burninate: [models]

Tag models has 23 questions. None of them are related to any common definition of models that I am familiar with. There appears to be no common thread between them. Further, Code Review is not about ...
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Close reasons and migrations (and stats?)

One of the close reasons that exists is: Questions containing broken code or asking for advice about code not yet written are off-topic, as the code is not ready for review. Such questions may be ...
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Proposal to clarify “on-topic” help page

The on-topic help page for Code Review is already fairly clear, but I would edit the following bullet point to make it clearer: Best practices and design pattern usage With the current ...
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[hash-map]->[hash-table]

We have both hash-map and hash-table in the system. I have been trying to keep from having language-specific constructs in the tags. Not sure how this one slipped through... again. I propose ...
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What should be Meta's master community challenge tag?

We currently have two Meta tags regarding community challenges: weekend-challenge (8 questions) code-challenge (1 question) The main site equivalent of these tags are also synonymized, which will ...
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Changing wording of the code-to-be-written and working-code off-topic reasons

Current wording: Questions asking for code to be written to solve a specific problem are off-topic here as there is no code to review. However, some of these questions actually have some code in ...
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Should we have just one Meta tag for topicality?

We currently have three Meta tags that relate to topicality: scope on-topic off-topic A question about on-topicness or off-topicness (separately) are still about scope. A general question about ...
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Increase number of edits before post becomes community wiki

According to this answer on meta.stackoverflow.com: Posts enter community wiki mode when one of the following happens: [...] The post has been edited ten (10) times by the original owner. ...
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The Question in the About Page is about Unicorns eating Daisies?

Why not use an actual question from code review in the about page? It seams that it would give people a better idea about how to ask questions, and what exactly this Q&A is for.
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Any [comments] on this burnination request?

Last summer we burninated a number of meta tags. These were mostly tags that described what the original poster of a question was concerned about or wanted to have reviewed. I stumbled across the ...
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Tags are too low-contrast to be readable

status-completed It's now fixed. What if I want to do code reviews on a laptop at the beach? How am I supposed to read this in bright sunlight? In seriousness, this is problematic for users with ...
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Proposal to change the wording of Off-Topic reason redirecting to Stack Overflow

As it currently stands, it is: Questions must contain working code for us to review it here. For questions regarding specific problems encountered while coding, try Stack Overflow. That kinds of ...
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Can we get a consistent green, please?

I just checked my profile page and found this: Can we please have the accepted-answer score background and the reputation indicator (and privilege bar) in the same shade of green?
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Not-so-[random] tag for [dice]

I created the dice tag this morning. At over 60 candidate questions, it was time. Here is the list of candidate questions. When adding the tag, please be sure to make all appropriate edits. Of ...
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Tag synonyms ([error-handling], [exception-handling], [exception])

There is a cluster of tags of a similar nature. How should we synonymize them? error-handling (34 questions) exception-handling (90 questions) exception (36 questions) Interestingly, exception-...
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Working code vs. working program

I have a feeling that our guidances should be worded better. Take this excerpt from the Help Center: To the best of my knowledge, does the code work? I believe this question is incorrect, as seen ...
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What to do about “It's asking for more details”?

For a while now we've had "Clippy", which among other things has support for detecting when there's a lot of code posted but not a lot of description. The feature is nice and comes with good ...
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How to properly display Matlab code?

When I try to post Matlab code, there are some formatting problems. For example, an apostrophe is used in Matlab to transpose a matrix. But when this is posted, it is interpreted as the beginning of ...
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Do we need [tdd] and [unit-testing]?

Do we need tdd and unit-testing? I understand that they're not synonymous in the real world. One can unit test without testing first, but do we require this fine grain distinction between the two? In ...
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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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Redundant tag: [review]

Since this site is about reviewing codes, review is redundant and should be removed.
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April Fools' Joke background is bugged

If you check a website, like, Ask Ubuntu, you have the following background: However, on Code Review, you have the following: Would be nice if the background was the same, nice, tiled version :(
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The percentage of answered questions is wrong

I tend to look at the percentage of answered questions since we're always near the 90% threshold. There are 310 unsanwered questions right now, which is precisely 90% answered. Today, here's what I ...
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Could we detect phrases like “not working” and “bug” in question titles and warn users?

It has been mentioned recently that ~62% of close votes come from the "broken code" or "code not yet written" category. I'm wondering if we could help lower that percentage by detecting certain key ...
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Insecure links in custom close reasons should be HTTPS

In the comments on this meta answer, a person said: When I click on your link, Chrome says "Attackers might be trying to steal your information". The link in question was from this quote: ...
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Burninate [tpl] tag

I have retagged the 4 questions that had the tpl tag, to use task-parallel-library instead - Stack Overflow doesn't have a tpl tag. Burninate? Synonymize?
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Wrong message when a question is closed as off topic on meta

This question was just closed as off topic because it should have been asked on the main site, not meta. The message below the question reads: Questions on Meta Code Review are expected to ...
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Buttons in the profile page have underlined links

Most of the button-like elements have white text displayed on a coloured background (blue on Main; dark grey on Meta): But there are some buttons on the profile that have an underline in the button. ...