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Stop focusing editor when clicking “run code snippet”

When creating a post that has one or more code snippets and I click "Run code snippet" the page scrolls back to the post's textarea. Since the code snippets are normally at the end of posts, ...
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Should we retain unanswered questions from deleted users?

Background We've had a user who asked many questions, mainly follow-up questions, some of which lacked sufficient detail and a review request. Due to some issues stemming from issues of the user and ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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When are Machine Learning questions on-topic?

With the increase in popularity of machine learning and its libraries, we are also getting more machine learning questions. Machine Learning is a tricky subject as the concept of whether or not the ...
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Why was this specific question migrated to Stack Overflow?

I am shocked by the migration of How to use multiple if-statements once? to Stack Overflow. It is not broken code and it is not asking for any behavioral changes. Unfortunately I cannot see the ...
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Should an “ancient” question that would be rejected now be nominated for closing?

This seven year old question was recently edited to update some of the links in it. However, this question would nowadays be rejected as not-reviewable code. Should such old questions be nominated for ...
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Can I put my code on a third party site and link to the site in my question?

Is it OK if I write a question and include a link to GitHub/Pastebin/other similar site instead of putting the code here on Code Review?
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Is, or should, comment reviewing be on-topic for this site?

Source code commenting is essential to the maintainability, readability, and quality of code. Are reviews for such comments on-topic on this site? Alternatively, do we want these types of questions on ...
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Create [x86-64] synonym for [amd-64]

On Stack Overflow, the x86-64 tag is the main tag for questions about 64 bit extensions to the Intel x86 architecture. The amd64 tag is a synonym. Here on Code Review, the amd64 tag exists (and only ...
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Are Epic and Legendary badges obsolete?

Since it's hat season again, I actually looked at all of the badges and things associated with my account here on Code Review. One thing I noticed is that I am about halfway to "epic" which ...
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Let's update the modal for new askers

The Issue There are many posts on CR that are off-topic for various reasons... Sometimes 10-20 per day! Apparently many users don't read/heed the text on the right side (i.e. "Your question must ...
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Burninate [heuristic]

The heuristic tag has only one question, no description, no synonyms and no wiki entry. The only question using it has four other tags and a comment pointing out that the use of the word "...
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Shall we lower the close-vote threshold to three?

There is a comment on the MSO post We’re lowering the close/reopen vote threshold from 5 to 3 for good Other sites can have whatever threshold is most appropriate for them, @gnat – Shog9 Dec 3 '19 at ...
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Comments Lost Days after Posted

Recently I noticed twice that my comments under answers (answer 1 and answer 2) were gone several days after they were posted. In answer 2, only part of the comments, which I actually referred to in ...
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Why did I receive this moderator message?

I got a moderator message informing me that I've made some bad reviews. However, I failed to see which ones they are pointing at. Can you please show me? I've made 21 reviews in total.
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A guide to Code Review for Stack Overflow users

You're on Stack Overflow and you've found a question that seems to be about improving code. You are trying to be helpful, and you put a comment in the question: You should try asking on CodeReview....
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Burn the [beginner]s

beginner is unquestionably a meta tag, and yet, we continue to allow it to exist on Code Review. Despite communicating no information at all about the contents of the question, beginner is the 7th ...
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Revision page now fails the x-overflow

I was looking at the revisions for one of the questions, and noticed that the horizontal clipping is broken. To verify that it wasn't one of my extensions doing so, I opened in an incognito window as ...
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Are you allowed to ask for reviews of the same program written in two languages?

In the past few days, I saw 2 questions that were asking for a review of code written for a programming challenge. However, both of them had something strange, I hadn't seen in other questions. The OP ...
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Is code “working as intended” if significant portions are hardcoded?

I was looking at the question How to output to an XML file in Python?, and to me it clearly seems to be off-topic, but I wanted some second opinions. In a nutshell, the program takes data from an ...
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Add images in comments

Sometimes I would like to add an image to the comment. So far, I used postimg, for example here. To add an image in a question I see that imgur is the default option. Is imgur the recommended service ...
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Fenced code blocks don't close properly at the end of a post

The new feature, GitHub (tilde) code blocks, from Implement ```-style (fenced) Markdown code blocks is a great addition, but there is a small bug which bizarrely only appears on Code Review & Code ...
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Posting a multi-language project

I have a small project for which I would like to ask for a code review soon. However, it integrates multiple languages (specifically, Python + jQuery and the rest of the browser stack). Can such a ...
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If porting code, should I also post the original?

Is it on-topic (or acceptable practice) here to post code written in one language, and ported code in another for review ? I am learning scala and in doing so I am translating some code I wrote (in C++...
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Posting the same program in three different languages in three different sections [duplicate]

If I made three programs in three different languages, that do the same thing, could I post all three of them and have them connect to one another in order for the review to be successful? Let's say ...
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Is it okay to post the same Project Euler solution, using the same language, but with a different implementation?

I have come up with my very own Clojure implementation of the solution for Project Euler #2, but I see that someone already solved this particular problem using Clojure and put it up here for code ...
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Should I ask a separate question?

This examples applies for web mainly, but could apply for other stuff also. Let's say I develop a web plugin that has both JavaScript code and CSS. Should I post one question to review the ...
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Replace tag [parse.com] with [parse-platform]

The tag parse.com should be replaced with parse-platform analogous to a similar renaming that was done on Stack Overflow. This tag request is part of the Parse Community's effort to maintain Parse ...
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What's a Zombie? And what are the many other memes of Code Review?

What is a Zombie? Why are Code Reviewers so violent and talking about killing Zombies all the time? And what ammo are they talking about? What is a TS? What does RSA mean? And what other Code Review-...
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Forcing detail when none is needed

What more is expected of this question? It's not any less detailed than this one, nor is its answer any more thorough than this. It appears some users expect "more text" that only gives ...
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Tool for Zombie-hunting

A couple of weeks ago there was a discussion in The 2nd Monitor about reducing Zombies and bringing the answered percentage up. I've noticed during my searches of unanswered questions that some of the ...
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Syntax highlighting for C++ ,initializing with `=` vs `()`

Here is the example int a = 5; int c(5); I hope the syntax highlighting works for you, if not then the way a and ...
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Is undefined behavior (for C/C++ code) off-topic here?

This site states that correctness in unanticipated situations is explicitly on-topic here. If you have a working piece of code from your project and are looking for open-ended feedback in the ...
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I do not understand the feedback about my title

I don't understand how my question does not fit the site's standards. Can I please get some guidance? Is this an appropriate use of async/await combined with Task continuation? The current question ...
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Would it make sense to copy (some) tag wikis from SO?

There are a lot of good tag wikis on SO and some of these tags apply to CR as well. So I was wondering if it would make sense to copy them from SO? I guess the excerpt might be different to state why ...
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I missed that a question was for a subset of the language. Next steps?

I recently answered a Python review question. Unfortunately, I had missed that the question was for MicroPython; a subset of Python with reduced features. As a result, 1/2 to 2/3 of my suggestions are ...
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Are translating questions on topic?

I'm attempting to translate the Matlab code in this answer to Python. I'm halfway done, but I've never really written Matlab code and I'm having trouble finishing the final function. Can I ask for ...
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How has an on-hold question been answered?

I am curious to know how come this question was answered 8 minutes after it has been put on hold... normally, you cannot answer such questions.
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Why the downvotes?

Finding the first null character in a file got downvoted a lot. Why?
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Seeking project wide input rather than modification of individual pieces of code [duplicate]

Does Code Review allow for posting (or linking to) entire projects? I'm not sure if this helps at all, but in my case, I am not looking for generic input, but rather I have a specific question about ...
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Missing Review Context on stand alone script

My question has been closed for Missing Review Context. I feel like I've had no support or explanation from the community. The reason why it was closed is out of context. This is a script that works ...
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Should I kill my own account?

I have some poorly received posts. Should I kill my account? Should I make all my posts say user227432 with no link?
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Overly aggressive moderation on Alloy tag

Alloy is a lightweight formal specification language. Such languages are completely different in style and way of thinking than programming languages. We've been using SO to answer many questions. ...
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Creating a new tag for Alloy

I would like to use this site to review Alloy code. However, I do not have enough reputation on this site to create a tag. Without a tag, I cannot post code. This seems to be a chicken and egg problem....
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The [Salesforce] ecosystem

While hunting for my next zombie to take down, I encountered the following question: Patient Appointment CSV to insert records using simple_salesforce A question that seemed well written, almost ...
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How long can code be?

First of all before, I hate the typical "codez plz" homework question. I hope this has nothing to do with that, but it is actually a class assignment. I won't post my code until it is completely ...
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Are sanity checks allowed?

There are times when I have written code that looks insane when I step back from it. It is during those times where I might need a sanity check. So, is asking for a sanity check allowed? For example, ...
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Can I ask a question about a custom scripting language?

I recently asked a question and was reminded that pseudocode is not allowed on this site; I translated it because I felt the original code would have been confusing. The reason being that the ...
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Are “review and guide me” on topic?

I am writing a pooled memory management. It works to some degree. You can allocate and deallocate but it is missing some crucial parts like avoiding/reducing fragmentation and safety checks. I ...
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How do we differentiate “language-agnostic” from “pseudocode”?

I understand the policy that we do not allow pseudocode in the question. That said, if an OP indicates it, would answers whose language diverges from the language of the post be on-topic? The ...

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