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Should [interview-questions] be burninated?

The tag interview-questions seems to be useless - should it be burninated?
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What should Code Review's [homework] tag wiki contain?

The homework tag has a pending tag wiki edit. It's same as the tag wiki of the homework tag on Stack Overflow and does not seem completely suitable for Code Review: Questions regarding homework ...
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Duplicate answers - clean them up?

This question (originially from Stack Overflow) has heaps of duplicate answers. Many users suggested the exact same changes to the code, presumably while the question was not yet migrated; most of the ...
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Are badges with a negative connotation useful?

This is a very minor point. I'm just curious to see what the thoughts might be on this. I just "earned" a tumbleweed badge. In the past I associated badges with good things but it seems this is not ...
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What is the best way to exchange a dialogue following a code review?

For most SE sites, a simple comment is sufficient to exchange a little additional dialogue about a solution. For code review though, it seems like one question can spawn a huge list of suggested ...
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Code review for learning purposes

I just found this site (New to stack exchange in general), and I am working on teaching myself c#. Would it be acceptable to post working code for people to pick apart and suggest better ways of doing ...
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Interview questions

It this a good site to ask others to review my interview question practice code? Or are you trying to keep it to "real world" questions?
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Does creating a new wiki summary without description count in the Research Assistant badge?

Recently I was awarded a Research Assistant badge but I would not think that I've edited 50+ tag wikis. If I'm right creating a new tag with only an excerpt creates an empty tag wiki description too. ...
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Question closed with no link to reopen

I found this question marked as closed. It seemed to be asking a genuine question that seemed to be asking for best practices as defined in the scope. Any particular reason it was closed? Also, no ...
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How should a canonical question title be formatted on Code Review?

See the following 2 questions and their title edits: Calculations with a table containing football data (revisions) Database output function (revisions) While I understand that having all questions ...
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Suggested edit breaks license due to pastebin

I am not a lawyer. I am reviewing a suggested edit where a user created a jsFiddle from the code in someone elses question. I believe this breaches the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license that the code in the ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

Why was Travis Parks' answer deleted on the Multi-tiered sorting using custom IComparer question? Is there a place on the site where we can see the reason of a delete?
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There is a grammatical error in the FAQ

I have spotted this grammatical error in the FAQ under I'm confused! What questions are on-topic for this site?: ...
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Is it intentional that there's no mention of copyright in the FAQ? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Put in FAQ: Will submitted code be licensed under the copyleft CC-BY_SA? Surely it's important for users to know whether code contributed to this site is freely available for ...
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Are UML diagram reviews on-topic for CodeReview?

I would like to post a UML diagram for review on StackExchange. The response to the question I asked on Meta Stack Overflow seems to point to CodeReview being the place to ask, but the answer was ...
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Should I attempt to have a large amount of code reviewed?

I'd love it if someone out there was willing to critique my code base on a larger scale - the thing is I can't imagine why anyone would actually want to. Do you think I'm wrong about this? Should I ...
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Are questions about LaTeX documents on-topic?

A few reasons to allow them: I recently found that there are best practices and document organization methods. That is, splitting the documents based on sections, tables and so forth and using input ...
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CSS hex color bug

When you see a question in Code Review with some CSS and hex color codes in it, it appears like a comment. I think the syntax highlighter thinks that CSS uses python style comments i.e. ...
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Consecutive days reset for no reason

Yesterday, I looked at my profile and it said I had 25 consecutive days. Today I look and it has 1. That's wrong. I'm also active on SciFi.SE. There I have 69 days consecutive. I check the two sites ...
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Why is pseudocode not allowed?

Re: C# code to derive tangential points between two circles to create a trapezoid I made the following comment, but since I will probably delete the OP (if I can), I'll post it here: "With all due ...
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Why haven't I received my rep back after a bounty?

I posted a bounty on a question and received no answers within a week. The bounty ended, but I still have 66 rep. Why is this? It says in the Bounty Part of the FAQ that: If you do not award your ...
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Possible bug on the suggested-edits page?

I went to the suggested edits page from the approve tag wiki edits privileges page and it says I don't have enough privileges. It says you need at least 1500 rep, which you can see I have:
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Is “how good is this encryption” in the scope of code review

I recently asked a question on Cryptography, that involved an encryption that I wrote. Usually, asking simply "how good is this encryption" would be out of the scope for that site. my question: being ...
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Is a question mostly pertaining to build configuration appropriate for this site?

I'm currently creating a somewhat complex Maven project (specifically, to automate this answer), and hence would like to submit it for review here - specifically, the POM and the general structure of ...
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Highlight color for favorite-tagged questions

As you all know questions that have one of the user's favorite tags are highlighted (in all of the StackExchange sites), but the highlight color in this site is not easily recognized, it's not comfort ...
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Stack Overflow Worldwide Meetups 2012: You're invited!

We're having a Stack Overflow meetup to get together with fellow programming, web, and other technology enthusiasts. But not all of our programmers and technology enthusiasts live on Stack Overflow, ...
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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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Are questions about public interface (API) on topic?

I'm writing some library code (ex. jQuery plugins, Django apps) that is meant to be used by other people as building blocks for larger applications. Often I don't see much need for others peer-...
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User name “stackoverflow”

Is it a good idea to let users have the name 'stackoverflow'? https://codereview.stackexchange.com/users/12178/stackoverflow
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Inconsistent link hover behavior in Chrome

With this new beta theme, the hover behavior for the top links seems to be inconsistent in Chrome: Questions, Tags, ...
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Are comments being favored over answers?

Scenario: I've noticed while skimming through questions on CodeReview that people are replying with legitimate answers in the comments section, instead of the answers section. While I've only ...
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Is it generally a good idea to post proprietary code?

I'm sorry, before I asked any questions, I needed to have this one answered, but I couldn't post on meta (not enough rep). I would like to ask a question about my JavaScript Node program, but I'm ...
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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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General guidelines for language references

This question is a follow-up to Create a reference for newbie common mistakes. I'm trying to understand/outline how these language references should look like. What do you think should be put in ...
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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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