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Github Projects? [duplicate]

Are we allowed to put projects on this site without the code? For clarification: Are we allowed to say something like this? I have a project here. What do you think? Or something like that. I ...
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Why don't we have a close reason like “off-topic because of asking to find a 3rd party resource” like SO has? Or at least a “Blatantly off-topic”?

I recently came over this question I am trying to implement duplicate file finder in visual C++. I followed this link Successful implementation of Duplicate Files Finder in C++ But it don't ...
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Is a BNF grammar for a language acceptable for review as concrete code?

Syntax for a simple scripting language is a question asking for a review of a grammar of a C-like language. The grammar specification isn't an input for any specific parser generator tool: I wrote ...
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Is it OK to ask the same question using a different account?

Is it OK for a user to post a question, receive an answer and then repost the question using a different account? This question was asked yesterday by user 158322. This question with a similar title ...
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I have an improved version of the code of this session, what should I do? [duplicate]

I published this session which already has an answer but I have a significantly improved version of that code which it is important for me to share. Is it okay to publish another question?
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Edits change the main topic of my question. Have I done things wrong?

Recently, I posted the following question on Code Review: Convert ES6 yield recursive method to a loop At the beginning I post a question with actual code, asking if there is a way to write the same ...
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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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Major edits made to my question about using a string or array to index object in JavaScript

I have a question about my post: Dynamic way to use string/array as index of object in javascript I see that my first attempt at this question was outside the scope of what I should ask at Code ...
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First post appeared on the review queue long time after being asked

This question was asked 12 hours ago. But it just appeared a short moment ago on the review queue as a first post entry. How/why did this delay happen?
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Completed class definition put on hold as broken code or code not yet written

I asked a question yesterday here. It has been put on hold for the following reason: "Questions containing broken code or asking for advice about code not yet written are off-topic, as the code ...
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Are questions with undiscovered bugs allowed?

Re: Connect 4 in C++ Situation: The OP, a beginner posted code with several bugs in it. They said they thought the code worked okay, because they hadn't discovered the bugs during their testing, ...
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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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What is the reason for the downvotes on my answer to “Country Guessing Game”?

I feel like I have a scenario like this, but recently I gave an answer which received a down-vote, as did one other answer to the same question, and then mine got a second down-vote, yet there were no ...
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No tag for Angular

There is no tag for Angular (v2, 4, 5). It redirects to Angular.js, which is a completely different framework using a different language. Is it possible to create a new tag for Angular?
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Is it appropriate to record the review process and upload it to YouTube?

The video is of-course supplement to an answer. The link will be in the comments. The actual answer will be written during the video itself. Motivations There is a user named sehe on SO, who ...
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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 ...
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Help a new user avoid being off-topic

I am new to Code Review (but not new to Stack Exchange in general). I'm puzzled by the reasoning for putting this question on hold and would like some advice on how to be on-topic in this and future ...
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On the huge amount of work needed for a CR answer

I'm a regular at Stack Overflow, and I just recently discovered Code Review, where I answered some questions with the d3.js tag. We all know that CR is quite different from SO: by its very nature, ...
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Why can't I see any bold and italic text on Code Review? [duplicate]

I cannot see any bold and and italic text on Code Review. It started a few weeks ago on on machine with Chrome and now the same happens in Opera and Edge on another machine. And this is not only ...
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Why can't I create a 50 rep bounty?

I want to make a bounty on a question and I have seen some questions currently with a 50 rep bounty, but the only option available to me is a 100 rep bounty. I was wondering why.
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Is this question popularity normal?

I was on Code Review, asking a question for the first time. I thought my question was good, but it never crossed my mind that it would become popular enough to make it to the hot list. It did, and I ...
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Should complexity formatted as code be updated to use MathJax?

I saw a post that mentions algorithmic complexity and formats such complexity values using inline code spans (e.g. O(n)). Should that post be updated to use MathJax ...
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Code typed in from a non-text source or converted from another language and isn't working - is this in the scope here?

I recently typed in code from a scan in a PDF is pseudocode or in another language to make a JavaScript version. The code was implementing things of a mathematical nature beyond my math abilities ...
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Could I have made my question “fast responsive navigation in CSS & jQuery” more attractive/better?

I would carefully like to ask, what (if at all) I could have done to make my question "fast responsive navigation in CSS & jQuery" more attractive and/or interesting for the community? Or is CSS ...
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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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Why was “Check if a variable is one of a set of valid strings” put on hold?

They said: Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete implementation. Questions seeking an explanation ...
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Code Review Community on GitHub: where is it going?

Almost four years ago, Code Review community went to GitHub. In these past four years, what have we accomplished with this GitHub community? There are five repositories in the community, four if you ...
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Incorrect automatic Perl regex syntax

Becoming a Perl bandit, in this question I had to escape my regex expression \: to avoid funny syntaxing. Now on my newest Perl question, I encounter the same issue....
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Error about improperly formatted code appears when attempting to format LaTeX as math

In an answer, I tried to post the following math: ...
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Should I include my testing code?

I recently posted a large chunk of code. It feels like a tall order to code review. I've written a bunch of tests to test my code. Would those tests be useful to the reviewer? I'm not looking for ...
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How should we handle answers on non-code questions?

Recently I've come across a question that didn't contain any code. The questioner instead asked for code, as some new users do. So far same business as usual, but a user went ahead and posted a ...
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Should there be a featured tab in search results?

I asked this question a while ago, and since it didn't get much attention I added a bounty. However, when I search by the r tag, there is no featured header, as can be found on stack overflow site ...
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How long should we wait before asking for an iterative review?

In my search for the gory details of the Dos and Don'ts of iterative reviews, I saw that we should always ask another question with our follow-up. However, I haven't found anything about how long we ...
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Add question editing recommendations to Community Tour

After receiving some good feedback on my first question, I decided to edit my question to incorporate the advice with the idea to create a copy-pasteable "final version" for future visitors. However, ...
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What about questions which demands expert opinion and design feedback

This has been an issue here since a long time and I see a lot of people just to get brownie points jump in and copy paste the answers which can be as generic as possible for example: Use linter Bad ...
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Multiple similar questions from the same user

After answering this question, I noticed the user posted the same question 3 times in a row today. Now I kinda wish I didn't answer at all, because it feels like cheating to me. You have the issue of ...
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How should I fix a problem in my code (which is not addressed in existing answers)?

Some time ago I posted a series of two questions: On Knuth's "Algorithm L" to generate permutations in lexicographic order Sequence-based enumeration of permutations in lexicographic ...
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Is proposing an alternative approach instead of code improvements a valid answer? [duplicate]

I remember seeing a question which caused me to ask myself: "Why even bother writing all that code if XYZ would reliably solve that problem in a few lines?" Would it be a relevant answer if I ...
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Shall we keep shelling out questions for [shell]?

We have a shell tag, but we also have more specific shell tags such as sh and bash. Many tags with shell also include these specific tags, so it almost looks redundant. I could see that there are ...
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How can I fix a question in order to make it adhere to Code Review guidelines?

This was triggered by the handling of the following questions: Simulation of interacting particles Simulating a system of moving points The first one had broken code and thus got put on hold, and ...
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How can I improve this question about asyncio?

I recently asked this question on Code Review which was ill-received and got 4 close votes for being off-topic. I believe the main problem to be that I used a dummy function for a third party API ...
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“No longer accepting questions” message on Code Review

I recently posted a question about two days ago and I got voted up three times. But now when I go into Code Review to ask another question, it says that I can no longer ask any questions with this ...
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Flag declined after edit has been made

Short introduction: I wanted to flag this question but was alerted that I have 1 declined flag, and should flag with more care. After reviewing what flag was declined, I noticed the similarities. ...
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What's your angle on desynonymizing [Angular] and [Angular.js]?

As we should know from ""Angular" (Angular is not Angular.js)", Angular is not AngularJS - Angular is Angular2+. Wikipedia also says they're different things: Angular - "Angular (commonly referred ...
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.net to the core

An entity-framework-core tag was recently created. Tag asp.net-core was created some 8 months ago. I can see a pattern here: do we really want a -core version of every single .net-related technology ...
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“Count maximum number of thieves that can be caught” question should be reopened

The following question was closed as off-topic: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/176469/count-maximum-number-of-thieves-that-can-be-caught The code seems complete to me and the ...
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Font weights appear indistinguishable [duplicate]

Code Review is the only website on which font weights behave weirdly - for me (using Linux Mint 18.2 and Firefox 55): Some bold text: hello world. ... but it doesn't seem bold! It's the same ...
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Asking about code in a pull request to my code base

I want to do something that is a little unusual, but not obviously off-topic. As a result, I thought I'd post here first. I got a pull request into a code base I (professionally) maintain. I'd like ...
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Never received notification that an answer to my question was posted

I just happened to look at a question I asked a month ago and noticed that an answer was posted a week after I asked the question. I was surprised to see an answer since I didn't recall ever receiving ...
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Possible “Snippet VM”?

I just recently got a post reopened. I tried out the snippet on there and Chrome said: this site is trying to load unsafe scripts (load unsafe scripts) When I did, it automatically set Code ...

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