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Code Review questions must contain code

As requested by Kaz and approved by the voters here on meta, questions asked on Code Review that do not contain code are now blocked. I've configured this initially as a three-line minimum (or three ...
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Call of Duty II - We're still on a mission

Briefing. November 16, 2013. In response to a not-so-shiny Stack Exchange Community Managers' review of our favorite Stack Exchange site and seeing that about 10% of the site's content consisted of ...
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Playing our home-made games!

As developers we know that it's not always easy to get people to play the games that we make. We also know that it's not always easy to find motivation to work on the games you want to make. This is ...
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Certain characters formatted with ### seem messed up under 100% zoom

I recently came across this post and noticed some issues with the heading text. For instance, the first one (with ###): main(arg) That third letter is supposed ...
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2018: 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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“How To Format” guide has misleading UI elements

The "How To Format" guide on the right side of the screen is misleading. It uses "►" for each item in the list. Usually this "►" means that the list item is expandable, but it is not an expandable ...
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Off-topic because… There are strange radio buttons

I was going through the review queue and came across a question that I thought may be off-topic. I was deciding which topic it would be off-topic for, if any. And noticed that the radio buttons are ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Do not prematurely accept answers

With the voting debate going on, I'd like to make a related point: Please do not prematurely accept answers. As much as I love getting the tick mark, it is a signal that tells the community that a ...
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Mod team updates and site status

Today the paperwork caught up with reality, and Simon officially relinquished his diamond. For me it is a sad occasion. Fortunately, I know Simon is not really going anywhere, and he'll still be just ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Flag summary layout broken

As you see on the picture, flag summary layout is broken. The right column should be on the right, instead of below the left column. This doesn't happen on the other SE sites. Tested on latest ...
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Can a “Not your code” default off-topic option be added to the close dialog?

A number of questions have come up recently where the code is not the asker's own code, prompting a 'close' response. It would be convenient if there was an 'off-topic' close option that included: ...
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f# hashtag on Twitter is not valid

My question was tweeted with the automatic Code Review Twitter account. The tweet in question is using #f#, which isn't valid. It should use #fsharp, like #csharp in this tweet.
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What is “lacks concrete context” exactly?

Context Recently I've seen an increase in people voting for LCC when I don't agree this is the correct reason. These all seem to be getting LCC VTC because they're lacking description. https://...
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Is the automatic low quality answer comment unfit for Code Review?

This is the comment made on my behalf when I recommended deletion on an answer in the VLQ queue: This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author,...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Grammar problem in close reason

Our "off topic" close reason has a problem: It should read either "generally relate to a code review request" or "generally relate to code review requests." Can we get it fixed before anyone from ELU ...
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Fenced code blocks don't close properly at the end of a post

The new feature 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 Review Meta. If a code block ...
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For actions in a user profile more than a year ago the year should be visible

When viewing a user profile for a mostly inactive user (For example, akmad), the activity displayed goes back multiple years, but there is no year value for "ancient" activities and it does not make ...
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The color (or contrast) of visited links is too light to be readable

status-completed This has been fixed and will be live after next build on production. After visiting a link, one can't clearly distinguish between this link and surrounding text.
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Zen Mode + Dual Pane for ease of review and writing

It would be handy to have some kind of "Zen mode" here at Code Review. Think about it, you develop code in a maximized IDE or side-by-side with the result or the specs (or both). I think Code Review ...
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Sign Up / Log In page header looks funny

The page header for the Sign Up / Log In page looks a little funny: The white Background on the header doesn't match the text. Also it may be debatable whether it's intended to break the background ...
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FAQ “Product Support” needs some TLC

Related Meta.SE Question:: The “product support” page in Help Center does not make much sense network-wide The Product Support "Can I support my product on this site?" FAQ page seems to be stating ...
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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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Is meta supposed to look so much like the main site?

I don't know how similar meta is to the main site for other grown up sites, but it's really kind of difficult to tell the difference between the main site and meta at the moment. The beta theme made ...
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First impressions on iOS SE app, as relates to Code Review

I have taken a number of screen captures of different interactions one would have with SE, specifically on the Code Review site. Here are some of my early observations. Please note: Throughout this ...
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Mentioning and linking to other users in posts

I do this kind of thing all the time: In addition to moving these declarations closer to where you use them as @lokiastari said, the initializations are pointless because you overwrite them anyway. ...
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Out-dated duplicates definition in Help Center

We recently had a discussion in The 2nd Monitor about a post being closed as a duplicate of this post. I had flagged it based on a Rule I found in the Help Center: This question has been asked ...
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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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Meta code highlighting

It appears that we don't have code highlighting in Meta In this answer to Your vote matters! the <!-- language: lang-sql --> was added to a block of SQL code,...
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Can the help page on what a good answer is be updated with specifics?

The How do I write a good answer? page seems to be generic SE help page rather than specific to Code Review; can this page be updated with specifics to this site? Is there a help page on how not to ...
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The C# tag clips just a tad

The picture is pretty self explanatory. It seems that the # sign on the c# clips when formatted into a tag. C# and C# don't do ...
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Can we get a consistent green, please?

I just checked my profile page and found this: Can we please have the accepted-answer score background and the reputation indicator (and privilege bar) in the same shade of green?
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Make HoF synonym a separate tag

higher-order-functions is currently a synonym for functional-programming. This is inaccurate; there is a significant overlap, but: Functional Programming is a much broader topic HoFs are present in ...
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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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Request for placeholder text in the question textarea

After seeing a few off-topic questions today, I thought it might help to add placeholder text to the question texarea. The question page currently looks like this: "How To Ask" is easy to miss or ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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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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Tags “Types” and their Usage

This is a question spawned from @Mat's Mug's comment on a question I had about a tag removal. It seems that there is some consensus among the more senior users here about the way some tags should be ...
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UI falsely attributes migration to users who merely voted for closure

I voted to close a question today. Nothing new, except the closure turned into an unwanted migration. The question should NOT have been migrated, but all of a sudden my name was on it: I voted to ...
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Would it be possible to have the question closer to the answer field?

I find that when answering a question on Code Review, I'm constantly scrolling to the top of the page, copying some code, scrolling to the bottom, pasting it, then editing it. I do this over and over. ...
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Why are we [still] not on the footer?

This completely feels like asking for an underground parking spot at work, but... there's at least1 one spot left in the page footer area, in the section we'd belong under: Why isn't Code Review on ...
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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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Tag count partially obstructed for longer tags when adding to question

When attempting to add a tag with a long name such as producer-consumer, the "learn more" link obstructs the count (for this tag, it should read 26, not 2). I suppose this has to do with the display ...
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Site rooms button hover color hides the logo

When I hover the site rooms buttons, the hover color is the same as the logo color which make it invisible. Maybe we should find an alternative color for it ?
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Why can't I retract my reopen vote?

On this question, I voted to reopen after the second edit. I later realized that I shouldn't have voted to reopen, but I can't take it back. It seems the functionality doesn't exist. If I click "OK" ...
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Couldn't dismiss mr. robot

Today I was greeted with MR. ROBOT, I wanted to close the prompt but the little x didn't work. Clicking above the prompt, to the right of the code, did close the prompt however.
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Can I legally post my solution to a company's coding test?

I had to do a coding test as part of the interview process for a job. The company didn't give me any feedback, though, and just told me they wouldn't be proceeding with my application. Can I legally ...
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10k tools on meta do not have latest deletion info

So there's a pretty recent question I knew to be deleted. I'm including a partial screenshot for date-related purposes. Now let's check the moderation tools (where I was hoping to find the question ...

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