Questions tagged [wording]

For the suggestion of improvements to the phrasing of text shown to users by the Stack Exchange engine.

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Is our “broken” wording broken?

"Questions containing broken code or asking for advice about code not yet written are off-topic, as the code is not ready for review. After the question has been edited to contain working code, we ...
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Should Code Review's related questions say they “may already have your answer”?

On Stack Overflow itself it makes perfect sense to link to similar questions and say that the user might get better results from searching those results first and can likely find their problem already ...
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Can/Should our short site description be changed to better reflect what we are about?

I shared a link to Code Review on Facebook and noticed what the description said about our beloved site: Q&A for peer programmer code reviews I got the feeling that this includes questions ...
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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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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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Reword tour page to specify best practices in specific cases

This is my own fault, but if I made the mistake I'm sure others could too. I missed that "Best practices in general" was in the "Don't ask about section" because I stopped at "Best practices and ...
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Are Monte Carlo algorithms off-topic by definition?

One of the key requirements for posting here is working code to the best of our knowledge Where working means that the code compiles and returns correct results. Where does that put Monte Carlo ...
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Text when questions are marked as duplicate

We close questions as duplicates when the code is too similar (or pretty much identical) to a previous question by the same asker. When marking a question as a duplicate the following text is shown: ...
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The close reason for this question seems vague

Correct User Input - x86 Linux Assembly was closed for being "off topic", but looking at what's on topic, I noticed the likely reason was vaguely stated: To the best of my knowledge, does the code ...
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Should the phrase “passing a parameter” be corrected from posts?

This is a question about nomenclature, which I hope is on-topic here on meta. I believe it is: since my last question it became clear to me that answerers here are, above all, educators ("we're ...