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Is it okay to post a series of exercises massively?

This website seems particularly interesting for users working on a book (like SICP or K&R) or any other series of exercises (like ProjectEuler), especially if they're working on their own and ...
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Links in snippets

I have a post on a multi-search-bar that just recently got marked as on-hold for broken code. I looked through it and it's considered broken code because I can't link to websites. I have two ...
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Code review of YouTube video

I have a YouTube playlist that I have created showing my iterative approach on a subject ("C# CUSTOM Script Language Creation"). I know that sites like this one have some limitations as to what is ...
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Are mods allowed to answer non-meta questions?

This may seem like a very simple question with a very simple answer, but it’s been bugging me. Having looked through hundreds of answers on questions on the regular site, I only see answers from ...
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Why is this question asking who's right in answers on Stack Overflow off-topic?

Code knowledge against simplicity when looping on a list, what is the best practice? Close Reason: Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to ...
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Why was my question put on hold for Authorship of Code even though everything was written by me?

I have this question that was put on hold because some people thought the code was not made by me, putting the question on hold and so I got no feedback or code reviews for it because some people ...
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Any reason my “Emulation of SE's text input control for tags” question has gone unanswered?

Is there something wrong with this question ... Emulation of SE's text input control for tags ... that might make it difficult or unpleasant to answer? Can you suggest what I should do to ...
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Reviewing language design, with working interpreter and test case?

I'd like to get some feedback on a small tuple-rewriting language I've been playing with. It has a working interpreter, and a working test case. A little more background information: This idea began ...
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Reviewing queues using a Python tool: case 1

I developed a tool in Python which has lot of functionalities, among them ways to access review queues. I have a series of questions that I may ask separately. Here is the first one: Suppose a post ...
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Tools for format and error checking in your programming language

Lints and Hints: What tools are available for checking and correcting the conventions, style and common errors in my language (lint tools), and are there tools that can automatically fix them (hint ...
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Can an OP add missing keyword(s) to code?

In Recursive conversion from ExpandoObject to Dictionary<string, object> the OP omitted the keyword private, and after ...
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Should Code Review be a place for discussing sensitive topics?

I always thought that Code Review is a place where we try to improve code and do not discuss highly questionable philsophical theories. For this reason I'm very disapointed that my flag about this ...
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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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Should we censor rude language in comments/strings of posted code?

What I’m referring to mostly started with this edit where strong language that possibly originated as a joke from the OP was flagged as rude and removed from the question entirely. The code in the ...
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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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Are explicit words allowed in source code?

I have just posted a question about an explicit song checker here. I decided not to include the explicit words. Question: Are explicit words allowed in a programs source code? If so, is there a ...
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Peculiar application of [reinventing-the-wheel] tag on my question

My question has been edited by a moderator to include the tag reinventing-the-wheel. Allthough I did state I am not relying on libraries like cats even if they might already provide solutions for ...
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Disambiguate 'rop' tag

I see rop was recently added, to refer to "Railway-oriented programming" (which I have to admit was new to me, not having come across the term when I was using functional Scheme). However, the ...
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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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Why am I getting downvotes for not working code when it's working code?

I've become a little frustrated with Code Review. They said my code does not output a valid Sudoku when it in fact does. Is it that people are confused of my code and don't realize that it's in fact ...
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Caesar Cipher in C++

Come on people!!!!! Caesar Cipher in C++ Closing this as of-topic is ridiculous. It compiles it runs it works (for specific input). Yes it has flaws but this code is basically 99.9999999% complete ...
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Warn if question is tagged with [python-3.x] but not [python]

Given that 16/50 of the latest python-3.x questions aren't posted with the python tag,[1] and site policy is to tag with both.[2] Can we move the burden onto the poster to tag properly, rather than ...
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New tag proposition: Leetcode

Leetcode is a very popular website for programming challenges. I would request that a new tag be created, leetcode, that can focus on these specific types of questions. There has been an influx of ...
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Why is my self answer being downvoted?

I have shown that my code works. I have corrected people that they were wrong when they said my code does not create valid Sudoku. I'm awaiting valid reasons why my answer is being downvoted. If you ...
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May I get my question opened as I finished the prerequisite of working code?

I have finished my code and awaiting a review. It would be appreciated if it was opened: Generate any n^2 x n^2 Sudoku in poly-time
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An edit of mine was rolled back and the question locked

I asked this question: Templated division by a power of 2 and did not include an #include directive before my actual code. An answer noted the ...
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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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Is {language} on-topic?

When looking to see if a niche language is on-topic on Code Review it's fairly hard to tell if it is or isn't. The help centre only says "code": Code Review is a question and answer site for ...
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Policy regarding “flooding” Code Review with questions

There seem to be a few users which "flood" Code Review with questions recently (2 to 4 questions in rapid succession). They often present relatively small pieces of code, allegedly from homework, ...
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Questions should not be locked when off-topic comments are moved to chat for the first time

I my opinion, it's to early to lock a question when moving off-topic comments to the chat for the first time. It's understandable when it repeats two or three times... and it certainly did in the ...
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Tag request [visual-foxpro]

Just edited a question mistagged as VBA to instead use a new visual-foxpro tag. After looking at tag synonyms for VBA, I see there is no visual-basic-applications tag, so perhaps the new tag I ...
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Should I continue answering a frequent poster that consistently accepts my answers?

Over the past month or two a user has been frequently posting questions and I, for want of a real life, have been posting reviews to most of them. However the user seams to be predominately accepting ...
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How should we handle edits to answers to make code congruent with the language of the question?

This is related to What are our answer editing guidelines?, but about an edit with a brief comment: Switched to python. To me that makes sense, since the code looked like a mix of python and a c-...
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Create Tag Clean Code

My reputation is too low to create the tag clean-code. I really miss this tag since clean code is a major aspect of code reviews (just nowadays more than in the ...
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Pin “How do I write a good answer?” in the Help Center

While giving feedback on first answers, I often find it convenient to also link to How do I write a good answer? in the Help Center. Since I haven't thought about a good "template" text I can copy and ...
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Asker deletes question after posting an answer

Yesterday I answered this question. Today when on my profile I noticed my answer was deleted. This was not a DMCA takedown, and so this meta and this one don't help in this situation. This meta, ...
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The ethics of answering a homework question before it is handed in

I just read through a question that wasn't tagged as homework, however, it asked if it was good enough to show the professor. I added the homework tag and a comment that they shouldn't post the ...
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Should a question poster include the Boost Software License?

In an edit to this question the poster added the Boost Software License text. I think the code subject to the license is in the poster's GitHub repo and not included in the question (it is only ...
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Is an answer that doesn't provide any code review, only how to unit test on-topic?

I ran across this answer which gives no code review feedback only how to write unit tests. If there were some unit tests provided, then they would be fair game for a code review also. In this case it ...
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Why is only my own written code on-topic?

I tend to disagree with point #2 on the Help Center: Did I write that code? I believe any code, written by one self or anyone else should be eligible for code review. Many a times, you're ...
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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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Add the word “readability” to the off topic close reason

Today we have this close reason: Code not implemented or not working as intended: Code Review is a community where programmers peer-review your working code to address issues such as security, ...
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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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April Fools' Joke background is bugged

If you check a website, like, Ask Ubuntu, you have the following background: However, on Code Review, you have the following: Would be nice if the background was the same, nice, tiled version :(
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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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Can we have a guide to wonderland? (includes v1)

Request Can we have a 'guide to wonderland' meta. 'Wonderland' is all our rules which mostly consists of lots of different rabbit holes. Rationale When I started on Code Review I spent a good ...
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Merge example code, stub code and insufficient context reasoning into one?

When expanding the guide to wonderland, I'm trying to explain what example code, stub code and context are. When trying to explain why example code is off-topic all I can think of is something like: ...
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Should I ask architectural questions on CodeReview?

In a scenario when I have lots of code or even when I don't have much yet, but the sole problem concerns the code architecture or design pattern etc. should I then ask such question?
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Complete code rewrite

I came across this question today: Count the ways to partition an array into two equal sets This question can be interpreted in a way, that it asks for a complete rewrite of the code, and indeed ...

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