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Is asking for code review on a patch file OK?

Most open source projects accept updates via patch files. And any non trivial fix is going to be spread across multiple files and thus take up lots of space in the standard format. Do you think ...
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1answer
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“Approve Edit” info page broken

I edited an answer and got a message saying that the edit needed to be peer reviewed before being posted. This was something new to me, so I went to the priviledges page to see what was up. However, ...
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7answers
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How is this site different from Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I've decided to check this site out since it was tweeted by the great Jeff Atwood himself. The first question I saw was "Advice on making ruby code more ruby-like", which is the kind of question I see ...
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3answers
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Reviews of code not stored here

This question is inspired by a question I just saw: Review website done after one week of learning HTML and CSS How do we want to handle these issues? We wanted to avoid pastebins since having the ...
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1answer
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Why show reputation on meta?

Why does meta show all this reputation data, if there is no rep for meta?
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1answer
62 views

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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1answer
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Why does the “welcome” banner on first visit say the site is for game developers?

I just came to the site for the first time. The banner across the top said something to the effect of "Welcome to the Q&A site for professional and independent game developers." Is this a copy &...
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3answers
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How can we promote our site?

One of the 7 essential meta questions: This is rapidly becoming a hot issue across the entire network: how to promote your site and how to reach out to the experts and pundits in your ...
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3answers
200 views

Should be focus on solving OPs problem or more general analysis

I couldn't come up with a better title so bear with me. Preface (please read): The private beta is slowly coming to an end so i'd like to have discuss a little about that topic since onces public ...
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7answers
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With < 24hrs to public beta, is Code Review Shaping up to the way you like?

The title captures the question pretty well. Since public beta is almost upon us, I think it's useful to take a step back and reflect a bit on code review's construction so far. Is it going in a ...
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2answers
54 views

The problem of tool-related questions

The FAQ clearly states that one should not ask questions about code review tools or best-practices. Yet, somehow I sense that a lot of questions about those topics are bound to be posted. Now, from ...
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1answer
145 views

Zero view, one answer? How is it possible?

I recently got stuck on this: How is that possible?
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1answer
115 views

Cross-posting etiquette

Is it okay to copy a previous post from Stack Overflow, in the interests of building questions during the beta stage of Code Review? I'm perfectly happy with the answers I received for the question ...
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2answers
78 views

Should references always be used in answers?

The best answers I've seen, on this site and on programmers, often include references to experts on refactoring, design patterns, and other computer science fields. I have learned a good bit about ...
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5answers
807 views

Should “your code seems fine” answers be acceptable?

I want to ask your opinion on how we should handle submitted question with code that is "fine". I assume that will be the case for very view of the submitted review requests since everyone likes and ...
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2answers
114 views

Role of chat on Code Review

I was briefly talking to @TryPyPy in chat about the use of chat on Code Review and he agreed to take it to Meta. It might offer some advantages (faster feedback/iterations, easier to communicate) and ...
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2answers
176 views

List of StackOverflow questions to migrate

Ivo Wetzel has listed in detail a great set of prerequisites for migrating SO questions over here. Migration is a win-win situation, so we should invest some energy in bringing good on-topic questions ...
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2answers
272 views

Can we have collapsible code blocks?

I would like to see collapsible code blocks in questions and answers. This would be useful because sometimes the amount of code posted in a question or answer becomes so large (and necessary) that ...
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1answer
454 views

What makes a good question? [duplicate]

I think it would be a good idea to compile a list of guidelines on how to ask good question. What information should be present, how to structure it, etc.
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3answers
260 views

Should design questions be on-topic here?

Design questions are ones that deal with architecture, package layout, object hierarchies, etc., but do not necessarily include code. We already deal with this sort of question on a daily basis at ...
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19answers
1k views

What should our logo and site design look like?

What should our logo and site design look like?
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4answers
265 views

Homework Questions

We may soon see questions that are really part of somebody's homework. Given that this site is about advice and critique that can go as far as providing complete code alternatives should we be wary ...
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5answers
756 views

What is the appropriate length of a Code Review question?

While Stack Overflow questions often contain segments of pseudocode or purposely abbreviated code in order to make the question more palatable to other readers, for something like a Code Review, the ...
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3answers
424 views

Which answer to accept?

I can imagine this situation coming up frequently on this site. What should we do when there are multiple helpful valid answers? Accept the one we think is most helpful? Accept the one that was ...
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3answers
122 views

Correcting an error vs reviewing code

So there has been a lot of discussion about what purpose a code review will have in this site. Whether or not users should be able to bring a "Help me my code is broken" to this site. So, what does ...
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3answers
332 views

Are reviews of code in Stack Overflow answers in scope?

Say you spent some time on a code answer to a SO question (example). Is it OK to forward the same code to Code Review or should any comments be left to happen in SO? If it's OK to ask for a review, ...
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1answer
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Poor man's inline comments: Should we suggest using these?

It just occurred to me that the markup test I had done could look better: Original ...
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2answers
152 views

Problem with meta favicon

This site (meta.codereview.stackexchange.com) seems to be missing a favicon. This affects not only browsers but also the inbox of the StackExchange dropdown:
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1answer
92 views

Do questions about specific issues belong here or on StackOverflow?

I'm referring to this question specifically. The OP knows the code as-is doesn't work and is looking for the answer to a specific question.
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1answer
106 views

Why can't I make my question a community wiki?

Am I missing something? I can't seem to find an option to make my question a community wiki.
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9answers
583 views

Should line numbers for code snippets be added?

I recall seeing a request for this in meta SO in the pass, but for various reasons that escape me at the moment, there were no plans to do that. Should this be reconsidered for code review considering ...
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3answers
275 views

Should one person have multiple answers?

This question came up in regards to my comment on this post. If somebody has two different approaches for reviewing a piece of code, should they combine them into one answer, or have separate answers?...
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2answers
185 views

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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2answers
125 views

Should answers include unit tests?

If I'm answering someone's question, instead of saying "your code will fail on input x, y or z", should I provide a unit test snippet?
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3answers
247 views

Shoud this site focus on reviwing peoples code or how to review code

I think that code review, especially peer review, is essential in improving quality, decreasing maintenance costs, etc. So, should this site strive to help people promote this philosophy or merely ...
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6answers
317 views

Pastebin thoughts

The odds of someone submitting a massive amount of code seems likely on this type of site. Whether or not this is permitted is the first hurdle. If it is permitted, then offloading the code to a ...
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2answers
273 views

How do we define duplicate questions?

This QA site doesn't quite take the form that others do. Here, we have fairly specific questions. But I already see two Project Euler #1 questions that are similar. Are these duplicates?
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16answers
260 views

What should our FAQ contain?

Just to break the ice with one from the great seven: what should our FAQ contain? (One FAQ suggestion/answer)

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