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On nature and size of code generally dealt with here at CRSE

I've got a slightly big but also not big-as-Linux-kernel C project which is ~1200 lines of code , ~20 functions , 3 files, and so on. I'm new to this site, and was curious to know if this site is for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preventing edit wars

There's an edit war going on in Smart Tic Tac Toe, a reinforcement learning approach . Every edit by one high-rep user is being reverted by the OP with no explanation, and he (sigh) offers this: keep ...
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moderators limited, downvoting abuse on new users

For any reason moderator are declining flags from me i have send it 2 time. about donwvoting my question, and donwvoting user not give any type o feedback/comment/edit. https://codereview....
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I want a review of my large project, but it doesn't fit in the question

I asked the question Meme (title with picture) exchanger. I don't want to separate it into independent questions because the components altogether form the whole architecture; I think that the entire ...
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Are questions mostly unrelated to the presented code on-topic?

So we had an argument whether this question is on topic: RESTful movie shop I see this question as off-topic although it seems to satisfy most rules. There's code. It works. It's real... But the ...
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Is it OK to cross post here and in SO?

This is the dedicated realm in SE to post questions about reviewing one's code. But this is not a SE site that has many members in comparison to SO. The possibility to have this code review helped ...
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How should I ask on the main site without getting too many downvotes to a piece of code that was a P vs NP attempt? [closed]

I wanted to find out my mistakes in the code that could shorten it all together. I would love to figure out how to address bad variable names Use enumerate instead of python's range Use a better ...
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Why can we not ask for the best practice of code?

Good code reviews are the bar that all of us should strive for. They cover common and easy to follow best practices that any team can get started with, while ensuring high-quality and helpful ...
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Phrancis: A final review of a good member

On May 22, 2020, I received a message from the roommate of one of our cherished members, Phrancis (Francis Veilleux-Gaboury). She was reaching out and using his account to inform me that he had passed ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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Bounty Award Procedure may be Unclear

Actually, it was unclear, at least to me. But perhaps it is perfectly clear to others. Irrelevant background: Of the resulting 3 answers, I felt two were good (together they'd be great); the third ...
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Vote to close and unclear titles

We usually VTC questions with titles that don't reflect the goal of the code. Examples of said titles: "How do I make this better?" "My code is not fast enough" "I'd like my code to be more pythonic" ...
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Perl6 is now known as Raku

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21251666 perl6 should be renamed to raku and existing postings should be re-tagged. SO did this already.
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Is GraphQL Reviewable?

This question was posted recently, and presents a GraphQL schema for review. Arguably, GraphQL doesn't do much, and we've closed plain Java and C# posts before where all reviewers had to chew on was ...
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Vote to Reopen Prompt Bug

If any help, I'm using Google Chrome Version 78.0.3904.108 (Official Build) (64-bit) on a Mac. When I nominate a question to be reopened, the prompt window is still present after I click "Reopen". ...

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