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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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The help-center contains links to meta.codereview.* instead to codereview.meta.*

See What topics can I ask about here? for example: For more information on this policy, please see this post on our Meta site. A user gets greeted with an "unsecure connection" warning, since the ...
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Frequently Posted Comments

On Code Review we often encounter questions with the same kind of problem over and over again. Some of us are using the auto comments script which allows you to maintain a list of comments to post. ...
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Is it okay to add someone else's linked code to the question?

Some questions link to the code they want reviewed, which is against site policy. Should one edit the code into the question in these cases? The problem I see is that all content on Stack Exchange ...
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How to deal with reviews of Jupyter notebooks?

There is currently a question in the python tag which asks as the main question for a review of an (externally linked) Jupyter notebook. In order to not be off-topic the OP also included the most ...
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Encouraging the community to edit the question to maintain a list of external resources

I have requested and successfully received a nice review about a piece of code which relies on a pool of third part services. Since the code was nicely welcomed with some upvotes I thought that it ...
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Are requests for review of language design on topic?

This is the question that prompts this meta: Is my language easy/hard enough? How badly is it designed?. Paraphrased: I am thinking about making a language somewhat based on macros, and looking ...
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Is asking about syntax for a new language ok? [duplicate]

So, I have recently been working on making my own programming language. I am planning to include lots of unique syntax; however, I am not sure about whether or not that syntax is actually good. Is ...
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Unifying “Is {language} on-topic?” questions under one tag scheme

Please can we unify all "is {language} on-topic?" questions to one tag scheme. Since there are, with my counting at least, 35 such questions if we were to make this a tag then it would have more ...
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What do we do with low-quality questions that already have answers?

This question is a terrific mess. The question itself seems to me clearly off-topic due to being a snippet and the OP graciously agreed in the comments; but in the meantime it has attracted answers of ...
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How should we deal with askers fixing off-topic questions when an answer has been posted?

I did a quick search to see if this has been asked, but it didn't seem to be. The intent behind this question is from how this question was handled, but is not limited to it. The situation is an ...
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Are requests to analyze the complexity of code on-topic?

Here is an example of a question that asks for a big-O analysis of a function (to count the number of ways to make change): What is the run time of this algorithm? Here is my algorithm ...
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Can we remove the need for titles to be unique

I came across the following title on the HNQ list. I made a Guess the number game in Python This is a pretty poor title, but the OP isn't to blame for this. As you can see the title almost ...
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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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Possible misalignment within mod message page

It appears that various elements are misaligned within the mod message page: I don't remember exactly how it used to look, but I believe the guidelines box (and the message box) should be along the ...
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Use a font family which has an actual italic variant (instead of oblique)

In the new design there was a change to the CSS that determines the fonts used for posts. This is what it is using now, based on my research: ...
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How long should you leave a question before you accept an answer?

I don't like to leave questions open for so long it looks dead, but I want people to still think that I want more feedback and I can't find a good middle ground. Any opinions?
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Why does the “Close votes” review queue have a red dot when empty?

I get a red dot displayed in the review queue menu beside the "close votes" queue on Code Review although the queue is empty. On other StackExchange sites I only see this if the queue is very full. Is ...
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Negative engagement, ganging up, question closing, downvoting

I am relatively new to Code Review, so I don't know if this Stack Exchange site suffers particularly from counter-productive interaction by negatively critical senior users but I'm certainly seeing it ...
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Syntax highlighting for vba just changed

It looks like the syntax highlighting has recently changed for VBA (I would post a sample but I don't think meta does code highlighting...) Here's an image to preserve what I'm seeing, tagged with ...
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Let's demerge [mergesort] for consistency with other sorting tags

In a previous meta question, we decided that the sorting tags should not be merged. I am fine with this. Currently, however, there is a peculiarity among the 6 major sorting algorithm tags: ...
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Clarifying Code Review Scope

I just checked the How to Ask, What types of questions should I avoid asking? and What topics can I ask about here?, but I'm confused about the working code part. Quoting from What topics can I ask ...
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Understanding closed question concerns

I'm still in the process of figuring out many aspects of stackexchange, and a recent question of mine got closed after I responded to comments provided. I'm hoping to understand more about the ...
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Could I please get my question deleted

I would like my question to be deleted. I made a mistake in posting it, it is at Cool text based adventure game
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Should I change the question's title or body, and/or create another question?

In this question (What is the best practice between second assignment or dict's value call?), I first ask for the best solution between second assignment or dict's value call. But, after few days I ...
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Is a memory leak and a lack of concurrent safety enough to make code unreviewable?

There is this question which has one close vote and three down-votes. The only comments are The code is broken because it doesn't deallocate memory (and because it uses a global variable although ...
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Can answers to questions contain code written in a different language?

This is in regards to Solving the Lazy Hobo Riddle. Is it acceptable to have answers that have code written in a different language than the OP's? The OP has since accepted an answer, but others are ...
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"Lacks concrete context”, et al - drivng in the wrong direction

Over the last 2 months I have seen a significant proportion of questions closed, or marooned/abandoned by the threat of being closed. I understand the official figures are in region of 20-40% (about ...
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How to correct typos?

When I try to correct a typo, I get the following error: Edits must be at least 6 characters; is there something else to improve in this post? Are typos not worth it to correct?
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Improving a question - when to post a new question

I'm new to the code review site (but not to SE in general). I posted my first question in earnest after reading the "about" page and noting that code must be working. The code I posted worked locally,...
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Code Review is getting boring

Boring I find that Code Review is getting pretty boring and unprofessional. The reason why I think this way is that many good questions about real-world problems don't get very much attention. ...
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Where can I find an expert opinion on a large codebase?

I am a self taught developer that codes for fun, and I created a project that almost certainly has terrible code in it, but I would like someone who knows what they're doing (i.e. not me) to help me ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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The context of “Lacks concrete context”: let's fix it

Early 2018 we changed the close reasons on Code Review. This was necessary, but now almost 2 years later it's perfectly clear there's a growing discontent with one of them: "Lacks concrete context". ...
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How should I ask this big question?

I am currently working on one of my first projects with Python and my first project with PyQT. I would like to post this as a question, to see if there are any improvements I can make. The project is ...
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Please reopen “Trick circumvents [position: sticky] restriction to parent”?

Trick circumvents [position: sticky] restriction to parent My question was put on hold. Please vote to reopen it.
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Is a changeset reviewable?

I'm looking at Java refactoring - reduce cognitive complexity by extracting private methods (note: the question has been edited since I wrote this. At that time, I was looking at Revision 4) and in ...
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Is it on topic here for questions not about specific code but rather how to manage the code?

Title explains it: I want to ask a question about maintaining branches of a single project and I'm not sure if it's on topic. If not, is there anywhere that it would be on topic?
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Request to re-open “Find out relation between Devices…” question

I had sought out review for a question about some proprietary code that I am working on. The code in question retrieves information from a list of one-to-many mappings and seeks to build a ...
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Question closures under PHP tag and and thin pretexts

Recently a question has been closed, with a reason "Code not implemented or not working as intended". However, the code (however as silly as it is) is fully implemented and working the OP asked ...
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I tried to edit [emacs] guidance, but it was a link to [elisp]

I was reading a question tagged with both emacs and elisp, and noticed the guidance for both was the same. It seems to me that emacs could be useful for non-Lisp code (e.g. c language extensions, or ...
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Wouldn't it be more useful to notify OPs automatically about close votes, instead of having (stock) comments all the time?

I frequently see users (most probably close voting, or flagging for closure) leaving stock(?) comments like1 Welcome to Code Review! I'm afraid this question does not match what this site is about. ...
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Should vote to close for Code Review comments be flagged?

In The accepted answer by durron597 to A guide to Code Review for Stack Overflow users, it is prescribed: Please do not vote to close with a custom reason that "it belongs on Code Review". Some ...
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Making great content more visible

I often browse older questions on CR and while there are many good and helpful answers, every so often I come across great answers. Those are eloquent and full of helpful tips and general information. ...
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Why should I be able to answer my own question in the question's editor on Code Review?

I don't get why I am allowed to post an answer to my question in the question's editor: I know from Stack Overflow that this feature exists on Stack Exchange websites. It seems relevant for Stack ...
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Accepting without upvoting

What could be the reason for accepting an answer but not upvoting it? Situations: Accepting own answer - ok, no upvote on self-answers OP not having 15 reputation cannot upvote. I think that OP ...
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Titles that reference external resources

A couple of us disagreed (in comments) on whether titles that are nothing more than external references, such as "Advent of Code 2019 Day 3, Part 3" and "Project Euler nº 5", are reasonable. I ...
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“unclear what you're asking” vs “Lacks concrete context”

Aren't these two close reasons too similar? Since the Lacks concrete context exists I cannot remember using the unclear what you're asking anymore. unclear what you're asking Please clarify your ...

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