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Adding alternative answer comment to low quality posts queue

When I review posts in the low quality posts queue, sometimes I stumble upon answers which provide alternative solutions instead of reviewing the OP's code. It would be nice to add this entry (...
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A "The answer's author agreed to this edit in question" button which could be used only if code was expanded

In this question I added a segment to the code scope only after describing the essential addition before the answerer in comments and getting his consent to make this addition in a reply comment. I ...
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Synonym request for tag [animations], proposed synonym [easing]

Synonym Request I came across this question screen-transition-effect-like-in-final-fantasy-games where OP makes their custom easing function in order to smoothly transition a color over an image. I ...
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New tag proposition: Leetcode

Leetcode is a very popular website for programming challenges. I would request that a new tag be created, leetcode, that can focus on these specific types of questions. There has been an influx of ...
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Warn if question is tagged with [python-3.x] but not [python]

Given that 16/50 of the latest python-3.x questions aren't posted with the python tag,[1] and site policy is to tag with both.[2] Can we move the burden onto the poster to tag properly, rather than ...
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I suggest two tags, [readability] and [compatibility]

I suggest adding two tags readability and compatibility. I can't add them myself but think they will be useful. At my last code review question I added a tag related to the programming language ...
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Can we disable "Questions that may already have your answer?"

If you post a question, Stack Exchange with all their clever AI produces a list under your title called "Questions that may already have your answer". This makes a lot of sense for Stack Overflow, ...
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A friendly challenge!

A few years ago you beat us (PPCG) to getting out of beta and getting a design. It is time for us to strike back. I am planning on hosting a King of the Hill challenge Programming Puzzles and Code ...
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Official xkcd of CodeReview

I noticed some CS websites have an xkcd that fits what they do pretty well. I was randomly clicking through some the other day, and I happened upon this: http://xkcd.com/1513/ PLEASE note that I ...
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Can I keep my chat with darkness in it?

I prefer a dark color-scheme for almost all my activities online, including the 2nd monitor. For SE chats I have a special extension installed, that inverts colors and has some other gimmicks. ...
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Synonym request: [template] -> [generics]

As far as I can tell, template is basically just C++'s version of generics. If this is correct and there is no other appropriate use of the template tag (the tag says it's not supposed to be used for ...
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Do we still need separate [unix] and [linux] tags?

I'm not sure if we still need both unix and linux. Unix is a broader family of operating systems and Linux is one of them under Unix. I don't think we should just have linux since there are ...
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Synonymise [objective-c-runtime] with [objective-c]

The tag objective-c-runtime has 3 questions: UIScrollView Category utility function for auto sizing contentSize (0 answers) Dynamically setting unknown properties of a subclass from parent class in ...
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Let's have the credits roll on this [role-playing-game]

I'm not sure why a role-playing-game is needed when there's already a game tag. Personally, I think we should just burninate it and add the game tag to all the questions tagged with it that don't ...
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Should we do away with "someone else's code" wording?

This has recently been brought up that we should improve this off-topic/close reason. While we can agree that this VTC reason is less than ideal (perhaps too broad, should be two separate reasons) ...
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We should have a [language-design] tag

tl;dr: We need a language-design tag. For already created languages. We have tags for interpreter and tags for compiler, so I think that a language-design, or something similar to the likes of that. ...
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Programmatically removing "review" from titles

It looks like we all agree that titles should never contain the word "Review" or "review" inside them. What about writing a small script to remove all such occurencies? (4,369 such occurrencies to be ...
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Should [adventure-game] and [role-playing-game] be synonymized?

We have both adventure-game (14 questions) and role-playing-game (5 questions), which don't seem to differ much in the questions being asked for both. Plus, most of these questions involve a console ...
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Is this tag bad [form] for this site?

Quoting the Tag-Wiki: An HTML form is a section of a document containing normal content, markup, special elements called controls (checkboxes, radio buttons, menus, etc.), and labels on those ...
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Should we Drop [ETL]?

etl currently has no wiki and three questions. It was mentioned that it may be a rebel tag. For those that don't know, ETL is an acronym for Extract-Transform-Load and is a term heard often in the ...
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VBScript Code Highlighting

Would it be possible to use the same Syntax Highlighter that Wikipedia uses for VBScript If it is possible we could probably use it for all flavors of VB (vb6,vbscript, vba, etc.) Right now we have ...
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Rewording close reason "Explanation of code"

Inspired by this question: Custom Close Reason Post-Mortem. Can we alter Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Questions seeking an explanation of someone else's code are off-...
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Should we have a [testability] tag?

I came across this recent question, originally only tagged with c#. OP is particularly interested in how unit-test -friendly his code is, and what could be done to improve on that aspect. The unit-...
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Request for [codingbat] tag

It would good to have a codingbat tag for questions that related to solving code puzzles coming from codingbat. Can we have a tag for codingbat as we have on Stack Overflow?
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Time for an [encryption] tag?

So, we have a ceasar-cipher tag, but not the more general encryption tag. A quick search shows over 200 questions that should potentially have such a tag. What do you think? Is it a good tag? I can ...
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Code Review Blog - Post One Contest

On Hold SE Community Devs: The short of it is, it's kinda on us to make something that works, and we don't really do that. There isn't any real proper integration between the systems and the ...
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Code Review Blog - Phase 4 - Plan a Schedule

On Hold SE Community Devs: The short of it is, it's kinda on us to make something that works, and we don't really do that. There isn't any real proper integration between the systems and the authors ...
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Code Review Blog - Phase 3 - Recruit contributors

On Hold SE Community Devs: The short of it is, it's kinda on us to make something that works, and we don't really do that. There isn't any real proper integration between the systems and the ...
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Code Review Blog - Phase 2 - Define the Scope

On Hold SE Community Devs: The short of it is, it's kinda on us to make something that works, and we don't really do that. There isn't any real proper integration between the systems and the ...
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Code Review Blog - Phase 1 - Raise the idea on the meta site

On Hold SE Community Devs: The short of it is, it's kinda on us to make something that works, and we don't really do that. There isn't any real proper integration between the systems and the ...
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Raising the time in which an answer cannot be accepted

Should the time in which an answer cannot be accepted be raised? On Stack Overflow there is a limit of 15 minutes before you can accept an answer, such that other answerers have a chance of providing ...
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Is the tag [reinventing-the-wheel] really helpful?

So I just stumbled upon the tag reinventing-the-wheel and I ask myself if this is really a helpful tag. Most of the code on Code Review does reinvent the wheel in one way or another, there is nearly ...
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set [null] = null? (or "Burninate [null]?")

In my opinion, the null tag is not helpful for anyone. Even if this tag matches the content of the question, it might be a bit too specific. I'm not a programmer. What are your opinions on ...
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Why are [questions] and [asking-questions] on meta?

If I want to scan the list of titles of all topics on meta about 'questions', then I need to do that twice (once for each tag, questions and asking-questions). Could one of them be synonymized or ...
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Should the sorting tags be merged?

There are currently two specific sorting tags: quick-sort (22 questions) mergesort (18 questions) We then have the main tag: sorting (79 questions). Should we merge the specific ones with the main ...
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Would you ever use the [jquery-ui] tag without the [jquery] tag?

I think that if you were able to use one and not the other then it would okay to not synonymize the jquery-ui to jquery. But it just doesn't seem like we need both of these tags. I think that we ...
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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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Should we have a "Too long" close reason?

Several questions (including some of mine) have lots of code. Some of those have ridiculous amount of code and should probably be broken into two, three, sometimes even four questions. When it's a ...
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Merge or synonymize Cold Fusion tags

cfml and coldfusion-10 should be merged with coldfusion. coldfusion is the most popular tag of them all, but they are all the same thing and there aren't very many questions associated with them.
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Tag-request [overall-review]

I don't quite understand how the process of tag-creation works. In JavaScript text editing webapp, I've added overall-review to the tags list and thought that I would be able to edit the wiki and ...
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Codeblock detection

The idea jumped at me after reviewing two close votes in a row (granted, from the same user) that were homework assignments without any code in it. Since a question that has no code in it (or one ...
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Should we have a 'closed' tag?

I would not mind tagging questions as closed, so that I can put closed in my 'not interesting list' and ignore them. It's kind of a hack to save those micro-seconds I spend on closed questions. What ...
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Close and/or delete a question abandoned by the asker?

If someone asks the OP a question in the comments, and the OP never answers, and there isn't really enough information to give a good answer to the question, should we be able close the question and/...
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Fold Code Review back into Stack Overflow

It seems to me that this site should be folded back into Stack Overflow. This site is little known, and because of a lack of reviewers, it does not serve its purpose well. Instead, requests for code ...
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Some more answer badges to encourage participation

I have posted this as a part of an answer of mine on meta question "Approaching 1000 days on beta", but it's burried in the question and actually deserves its own post. I posted it on Meta....
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What to do with good code?

There are 'Unanswered Questions' that contain good code and do not get closed, because saying 'looks good' is really a comment, not an answer. Example: how-can-this-simple-handler-in-nodejs-be-...
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Code Difference

I've just been visiting code review lately and I've realized what I'm doing is opening two browser windows, putting them side by side to compare my code with the answered code. What I've realized ...
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Review of code reviews?

I'm just wondering if there is any need to change the 'review' label here or (much worse) change the name of this site, since review in the title bar means something very different from review in the ...
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Why are they 'questions' if this site is primarily for code review requests?

"why are they 'questions' if this site is primarily for code review requests?" This is not originally my question, but it never-the-less is still a good one that deserves more attention. I'm sort of ...
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Suggestion: new tags for web technologies

I tried to post a question... ...why are they 'questions' if this site is primarily for code review requests? ...anyway, the tags I tried to use did not exist and I don't have a high enough ...
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