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Handling Asker not learning from previous reviews

Recently, a certain user has asked three times for code reviews in quick succession, for different parts of a project he is doing. This in itself is perfectly fine. However, he does not seem to have ...
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What's the proper way to ask for database review?

I'm currently designing a database that I wanted to get some input on. It's entirely theoretical at this point, I haven't written a single line of SQL. Would it be acceptable to just post the database ...
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Reopen vote dialogue box still shows confirmation after cast

I've just noticed that the reopen vote confirmation Nominate this question for reopening? was displayed on a post that I've already nominated (and is still collecting votes). Is this a bug? I'm ...
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1000 days in beta: let's make CR t-shirts

As of 2013-09-05, Area 51 stats for CodeReview are as follows: Days in beta: 960. Questions per day: 19.4. Healthy at 15, need work at 5. Check. Answered Questions: 89%. Healthy at 90%. So we're ...
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FizzBuzz tag wiki — should we even mention the game?

At the moment, the suggested text reads Fizz buzz (also known as bizz buzz, or simply buzz) is a group word game for children to teach them about division. Players take turns to count incrementally,...
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What is a non-wiki question?

On my CR profile, I have seen a number of tags related to questions I have asked. When I hover over these tags, it says "asked non-wiki questions." What is it?
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Specific questions about design

I have some confusion whether specific question which are asking about design off-topic or on-topic? Specifically these 2 questions are confusing me Are private extension methods a bad thing to use? ...
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What should the [windows] tag be used for?

I was going through tags to create one-line details when possible and came up with a problem with windows. Question for Microsoft Windows as well as GUI windows are being tagged on this. So should a ...
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What can I do if someone is downvoting my answers without explanation?

Getting a downvote now and then isn't a problem, but what if someone is downvoting answers without explanation and it seems it is just for the sake of downvoting? I got three downvotes on answers ...
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Should specific questions about example code be on-topic?

I've noticed some questions, like the following, come up: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/30092/map-then-iterate-why Inheritance and forcing methods to be called inside another method ...
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Guidelines for new users + proposal tag

When asking a question on code-review, the goal is clear: To get a second opinion on your code. By peers, or by people with more experience ("experts", some might say). If you post a ton of code, ...
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Further action needed for non-working code that gets fixed here anyway?

This is in regards to Problem in calculating prime numbers in python As you can see from the title, the post is only about a problem and not a code review. The issue at hand also seems to have been ...
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What is the upper bound for size of the code I can post on Code Review? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm writing a library and there are parts of it which I wish to be reviewed. What is the upper bound for size of the codebase (in characters, classes for example) which is considered to be ...
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Code Difference

I've just been visiting code review lately and I've realized what I'm doing is opening two browser windows, putting them side by side to compare my code with the answered code. What I've realized ...
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Should mostly working but a little bit broken code stay or be deleted?

I posted the question Parsing structured text in Java At first I thought it was working, later I have found a bug in the code. Should it stay or should it be deleted? Update: I have fixed the bug in ...
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Are comments asking the applications purpose really relevant?

I've asked for a review on the way that I'm populating some comboboxes in a datagrid. One commenter asked what the purpose of the application was. Are those comments really relevant to a code review? ...
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Should quick fixes to non-working code go into comments only?

I've started thinking about this after seeing the answer for this question. Of course, non-working code shouldn't be posted here. However, there are times where someone addresses such issues in an ...
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Should a post with no specific question(s) imply a general review?

I've started thinking about this more after seeing this question. I'm sometimes tempted to vote such questions as not clear what you're asking, but I also feel that it's not quite needed for this ...
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Correct edit rejection

As code edits are reviewed by peers, anyone who has rights to review the edits can approve or reject edits. I suggested this edit and, AFAIK, my edits are correct. But this got rejected. I know this ...
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What if OP has doubts about the code being working?

I was browsing questions and found this question. In this the OP states that the code is working according to him but someone told him that it isn't working. What kind of review should be done in ...
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Proposal to change the wording of Off-Topic reason redirecting to Stack Overflow

As it currently stands, it is: Questions must contain working code for us to review it here. For questions regarding specific problems encountered while coding, try Stack Overflow. That kinds of ...
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How can I handle flagged posts?

I have started getting yellow notifications of flagged posts. For example, this one. When I look at the original post I see that it has been closed. On the 'flagged' page the only option is a button ...
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“How To Ask” text should link to help center, not faq

Similar to my question here, Code Review's "How To Ask" text should link to the help center, rather than the FAQ: Interestingly, CR's Meta seems to be more up to date than SO's:
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Trying to get this website get out of beta

The questions under unanswered contains questions which may or may not have answers. The only common factor in them is that there are no upvoted answers. I was trying to improve the percentage of ...
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Should name of programming language be in the title of a question?

Almost every question on the website has the name of the programming language in its title. Also words like feedback, review etc. are unneeded I think as that is this website's purpose. I wanted the ...
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Should you edit someone else's code in a question?

I have seen several (suggested) reviews lately, where someone edits the code in the original poster's question. Should such edits be allowed? The edits in question are mostly minor. Some add spaces ...
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Tag proposal: [weak-references]

A weak-references tag would be suitable for: What is the right way to “remove” Reference from it's ReferenceQueue? Observer pattern in Java
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Can this test-case timing analysis question explanation be improved?

I have asked this question about Python. I am not getting any comments/answers on this. I think I might have missed something leading to this. What can I improve in the question (like details, more ...
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Can I improve this question?

This is just me trying to get to grips with the site as it is now. I asked a question that has received no comments. I'd like to know if it was off topic or how to better formulate a question such ...
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Someone's code too bad to review

What if someone posted a code to review and he/she doesn't have the basic knowledge or logical approach of the programming language they are using and their code doesn't make any sense; should i 1) ...
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Is it okay to edit part(s) of code not yet reviewed?

In this question of mine, the one answerer so far has only reviewed a part of my code. However, I've made changes on other parts of my code, but I don't want to somehow invalidate that answer. Would ...
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Is it okay to ask which snippet is considered the most clean?

Is it on-topic to ask a question with two more or less equivalent snippets, and ask which of the two snippets is considered the most clean? The way I see it, there are four possible answers here: ...
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Off topic reason for questions that don't include code?

Currently, one of the two custom off topic reasons for CR is: Questions must contain working code for us to review it here. For questions regarding specific problems encountered while coding, try ...
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Contradictory information in about page

On the about page, it says that "best practices" are both on topic (first bullet) and off topic (also first bullet). It seems a little contradictory.
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Strange rule when voting to close as duplicate

I'm not sure if this is a bug, but I've never seen any other SE site require that the the question I'm calling a target of a duplicate question must have an upvoted or accepted answer. Is this just a ...
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Should the FAQ on off-topic questions link to other SE sites?

In the FAQ, there is a list of concepts that would make a question off-topic. It seems to me like this would be a great place to redirect users to Stack Overflow and Programmers, as what is off-topic ...
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What is the difference between Code Review and Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

I know Stack Overflow and Code Review are sites intended for two separate purposes, as the names suggest. However, I don't see any difference on how people ask and answer here compared to Stack ...
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Meaningful question titles [duplicate]

I visited Code Review the first time and noticed that many question titles are meaningless. For example I found the following titles on the front page. How can I make this program a bit more ...
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Is it Acceptable to Ask questions Based Upon and Entire solution Uploaded to SkyDrive? [duplicate]

All, I am new to WPF and I have a basic application that I am using to learn MVVM etc. Now, I have an issue with data binding to a DataGrid but due to the verbosity ...
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The Question in the About Page is about Unicorns eating Daisies?

Why not use an actual question from code review in the about page? It seams that it would give people a better idea about how to ask questions, and what exactly this Q&A is for.
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How long is long code

I usually hang out at the JavaScript tag, with a mix of jQuery, HTML and CSS where the code reviewed are usually snippets, which run around 100 lines and code that needs micro-optimizations. These are ...
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Should we help others reinvent the wheel?

I've seen a lot of people asking us to review their DBAL, or MVC framework, or templating system, etc. While I totally support these people's efforts as a good way to learn, I think answering such ...
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How should one deal with code asking “Is this correct?” when it is in fact correct?

I'm wondering what a good guideline is when dealing with questions asking (primarily or completely) about correctness. Generally this is not what Code Review is about. However, when the code is ...
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Advice for reviewing edits

I just became eligible to approve pending edits and would like some advice. At the time of writing, this post has a pending edit: Finding similarities between images The edit changes the code ...
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Is example code on-topic?

From the FAQ: I'm confused! What questions are on-topic for this site? Simply ask yourself the following questions. To be on-topic the answer must be yes to all questions: ... 3. Is ...
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Move to SO or Programers

I can find it with a quick search; But: But there must already be a question here on meta about moving off-topic posts to SO or Programmers.stackexchange.com ore automatic. Like: Off-Topic move to ...
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Would it be on topic to request a review of a stackoverflow answer I gave?

A stackoverflow answer I gave prompted a downvote from the very beginning plus snide remarks about my skills and so forth. The downvote I can handle, the snide remarks are unfair in my opinion, but ...
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Character limit on Code Review

I understand why a character limit is imposed on question lengths on most Stack Exchange websites, but I take issue with the fact that there is a 30,000 character limit on the Code Review website. ...
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Are questions about how to further golf a program on-topic here?

I have a simple algorithm that I'm using for code golf, and I'm hoping to find ways to golf it further. The algorithm is somewhat golfed in Python already, and works flawlessly. I asked on meta....
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Review focus on code or on solution?

I was wondering what should be the focus of review. I thought the focus would have been more on: correctness (no syntax or logic error) readability (clarity, respect of coding standard ...) ...

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