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The percentage of answered questions is wrong

I tend to look at the percentage of answered questions since we're always near the 90% threshold. There are 310 unsanwered questions right now, which is precisely 90% answered. Today, here's what I ...
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Create a reference for newbie common mistakes

What I suggest I'd like to open a community wiki post that address and explain the most common beginners bad-practices/mistakes in an XXX language, to be used as a reference when answering. Reason ...
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What criteria do you use to upvote a question?

This site is very unique in that 2 people can't come and say I had the same problem, since all questions have working code. Having said that, I see a lot of answerers not upvoting the questions they ...
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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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What is the appropriate MINIMUM length of a Code Review question?

Obviously related to this, but I want to know the opposite. How short is too short? For example, this doesn't seem long enough to be appropriate for a code review: Highlight input if empty The ...
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Code-correctness in the FAQ

As pointed by the poster of this question: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/8609/dynamic-programming-algorithm-code-review, our FAQ states the following is on-topic: Code correctness ...
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Put into FAQ: “Will submitted code be licensed under the copyleft CC-BY-SA?”

Put into FAQ: Will submitted code be licensed under the copyleft Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) license? I really want to know this! Since the CC-BY-SA is a copyleft, viral ...
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Is it permissible to solicit techincal feedback for a blog entry on coding

I find myself answering a lot of questions on StackOverflow about sockets and network programming. I typically answer a lot questions from developers who are new to sockets and network coding - and ...
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Are questions that ask for profiling tools considered on-topic?

This question was originally only asking for performance measurement tools. It has since been modified somewhat to ask for something closer to a review, but neither of the answers address this. So: ...
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The snippet to review is good, no better answer found

There was no better solution to my code snippet: Highlight input if empty. What should I do? I want to mark this entry as "done". But since there is no answer, I can't accept any.
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Is it appropriate to prune code blocks by editing out irrelevant Javadoc comments?

I've just did a compulsive edit on this question, essentially removing @author, @version and ...
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Why not codereview.stackoverflow.com?

Is it possible codereview.stackexhcange.com to be codereview.stackoverflow.com? reasons: I have seen some questions on stackoverflow.com implicitly asked to review code. Both websites about ...
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Making Code Review a resource for examples on software design issues

I'm having difficulties staying interested in Code Review. I don't feel like I'm participating to anything 'grander' than just stating the same design principles over and over again, hence I started ...
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Tag synonyms (refactor -> refactoring)

I think we should make refactor a synonym of refactoring.
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Tag synonyms (optimize -> optimization)

I can't propose tag synonyms so I'm just posting here. I think we should make optimize a synonym of optimization. Also, the only existing synonym for it, effeciency, is misspelled.
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What does a piece of code need to satisfy to be a “real project” by itself?

Currently, the FAQ provides the following guidelines: Code Review - Stack Exchange is for sharing code from projects you are working on for peer review. You should only ask practical, answerable ...
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Improved title filter

I've just found the Improve “The Title Filter” responses question on SO meta. It would be great to filter additionally words like "review", "please", "please review", "review request", "my code", "...
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A little “copy” button above each code block would be cool

Often, I want to highlight & copy the contents of a single posted code block so I can paste it into my IDE for a better look or into my answer for editing. This gets awkward especially if there's ...
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Why don't people on Code Review use the SE chat system?

Here is the old room which was frozen due to inactivity. Here is the new room which noone is ever in? Why is that? This has been sort of asked before, but it was not completely fleshed out? I ...
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undocumented effects of indentation on sub-lists

What's the actual rule for sub-list nesting? The documented rules say to indent this sublist entry by 4 spaces, but any indentation from 1 to 7 SEEMS to work. Code block formatting works as ...
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Online Contest Questions

A number of questions get posted here by people trying to solve problems from sites like interviewstreet.com. The site is intended to test programmer ability. Can you figure out the efficient ...
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Does my code example need to be compilable/runnable?

I'm thinking of posting a question here, but am unsure how I should do so. The question is about comparing the performance of a piece of pure Python code vs a hybrid Python/C++ piece of code, glued ...
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The CodeReview FAQ needs clarification of its intent around “best practices” questions

The CodeReview FAQ is confusing to me regarding best practices as a topic because on the one hand it says: If you are looking for specific feedback about… Best practices and design pattern ...
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How do you highlight code in a <pre> block?

Is there a way to highlight code syntax in a <pre> block? In this post, I had originally inserted my code using a ...
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How is “Application UI” within the scope of this site?

I just noticed Code Review's FAQ includes "Application UI" in the "If your question is about..." section. What exactly is meant by that? User Experience is the site for UI/UX issues, though UX.SE is ...
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Should we have code folding in questions? [duplicate]

On Code Review, we post a lot of code and sometimes these run into some serious lines of code. There have been times when we have to paste very minimal code for review and the folks who answer end up ...
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Personal Messages

I believe users should be able to message each other, similar to how you can send private messages on other forums and social networking sites. This would help with continuation of help during a ...
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Move insufficiently answered question to stackoverflow?

More than 3 weeks ago I posted a question on Code Review asking help with naming a module I created. I did not receive any answers, so I was wondering whether it would be okay to move it to ...
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At what point is someone asking us to review how they did algorithm X a duplicate of another review?

In particular, X that I'm thinking about in particular is the Quick Sort algorithm. There are currently 9 questions tagged quick-sort in 4 different languages: 1 ...
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Flagged questions aren't showing up in my flagging summary

I'm noticing this more recently where flagging off-topic questions aren't being listed in my flagging summary. Consequently, my flag weight is also not updated -- it remains stagnant regardless of how ...
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Could Code Review be used to create a community library?

Here is the elevator pitch: Using Code Review to assemble a collection of extension methods for .NET and extracting a library out of it. Originally I created a separate SE site proposal to achieve ...
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Should font-size for question text and code blocks be the same?

On StackOverflow the the font-size for text and code appears to be the same, but on CodeReview they're noticeably different. It's a bit of an annoyance, because when the text font size is set to my ...
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Readability oriented coding conventions

I think it would greatly help reviewers if we decide upon and adopt guidelines on readability oriented coding conventions. A few examples: Blocks One space between arguments, no new line braces <...
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Should we lint code for askers?

Whenever someone asks a JavaScript code review question, I'm tempted to run it through JSHint and just paste the results. I realize this is not in the spirit of CR.SE, but it seems to me that anyone ...
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What can be done to popularize codereview.stackexchange.com

I am a big fan of codereview.stackexchange.com. There is a lot to learn but unfortunately the site is not as popular as stackoverflow and programmers.stackexchange.com. Many questions are migrated ...
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FAQ: What kind of questions should I not ask here?

I was looking through the FAQ and noticed the following line under the heading of "What kind of questions should I not ask here?". You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on ...
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Practical Best Practice Questions

There are a number of questions of similar type that get asked here: How many conditions in an "if clause" is acceptable? https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/5804/using-catching-...
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Add tag existing on SO, for which I have rep

I am one of two users with a c++-cli tag badge on Stack Overflow. I think that any tag in use on SO is a good candidate for being a valid tag here and a badge shows that I properly understand the ...
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Please create some new tags: [smart-pointer] and [c++-cli]

I feel that these tags would be generally useful on this site apply to my question here Would someone please be so kind as to add them, or explain why they're bad? This question by another user ...
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“Well Solved Solutions” For Nonstandard Questions

Is it appropriate to ask questions based on "well solved" problems? What if the question has certain limitations that prevent the standard use of a "well-solved" problem? For example if the user ...
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Would Code Review be a good site to post architectural issues?

I have a question that involves some code, however it's more of an architectural question and I'm torn whether to post it on Code Review or Stack Overflow. I feel like it may be a bit of a grey area, ...
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Multiple answers and unanswerable questions

I have a concern regarding the Code Review site: It seems to me that when a question is posted for code review that there really can be multiple correct answers. In fact, the FAQ states: You ...
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Reviewing same file multiple times = same question?

I think code review is the best thing ever and that I need code review basically daily since I change the code daily. I don't posted too much, only 3 or 4 questions how to clean python and yaml and I'...
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Is asking for a name for one function on-topic?

In How to name a method that sets some values in a javabean?, the OP only ask for a name of this function, and nothing more. Does it belong to the scope of Code Review?
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Stack Overflow - Code Review Overlap Questions

I came across a question on SO which — perhaps aside from the title — seems to be appropriate for SO and CR (according to both FAQs). OP’s Question I am not php/javascript expert,...
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Use of the [refactoring] tag

It might be naive, but isn't the aim of a code review to find out if there is a way to refactor the code in order to have it improved? If this tag doesn't apply to all question, when should I use the ...
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No replies and expiring bounty

I currently have a question up here: Optimizing Python Image Viewer and General Code Format Advise. Currently there are no answers, and the faq states "In any case, you will always give up the amount ...
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“Please review / critique” in question's title

Would it be wise to consider such posts as a subject for "auto" edit or add to the faq? It seems redundant to ask for review explicitly on the site which purpose is to review the code by community. ...
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Confused by FAQ

The FAQ states [emphasis mine]: Code Review - Stack Exchange is for sharing code from projects you are working on for peer review. If you are looking for specific feedback about… Code ...
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I think comments should allow more characters on Code Review

I just got a great code review and I wanted to reply to it because I had questions. Of course the character limit was exceeded very fast. Code reviews are somewhat different in it's nature than the ...

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