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Clarification on close reason

Yea that close-reason is a bit difficult. It's two, maybe three different reasons packed into one. "Authorship of code: Since Code Review is a community where programmers improve their skills ...
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Why is my post still on hold after several edits?

From box below your question Questions containing broken code or asking for advice about code not yet written are off-topic Your question has Try changing top 0 to Bottom 0 for the .text:after and ...
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Major edits made to my question about using a string or array to index object in JavaScript

Thank you for revising the question — Rev 5 is much better as a Code Review question than the original. That said, I hesitate to reopen it, because I'm not 100% sure I understand what you are trying ...
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Caesar Cipher in C++

I can see why the question has been closed. It clearly does not work as intended, the author states: So essentially I can encrypt a single word, but not a sentence. The program crashes on me if I ...
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Question about "Polymorphic implementation of == with CRTP" on hold as off topic

So, do you think my original post it theoretical? or maybe pseudo-code or hypothetical? do you think it is off topic? Yes, and unclear, since it was lacking a description. In my opinion, it has been ...
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Caesar Cipher in C++

As I see it, being nice to new contributors means that we give them more friendly guidance on how to make their questions and answers acceptable for Code Review. It doesn't mean that we lower our ...
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Forcing detail when none is needed

You have just asked a question on Meta that: has a title that is clear, specific, and concise has an introduction that provides great context, and examples of what your expectations are based on it ...
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"Password validation" question appears to have been wrongfully closed

Determining why other people voted to close a post is not reliable, but, I would have also voted to close the post because it is clear that there is a lack of testing, or validation of the code. The ...
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Wouldn't it be better to edit this question instead of closing it?

No, this question should remain closed as "Not working as intended": "My code does not work some of the cases on hackerrank for some reason but I can't figure out why. It is not caused by timeout ...
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How has an on-hold question been answered?

There's a window of 4 hours (often referred to as "grace period") after a question being closed in which answers can still be posted. The "Post Your Answer" button and the box in which to type your ...
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Why was my post closed? Was I too critical of the original author or looking for confirmation bias?

You should be more careful who you take advice from. On your Stack Overflow post a user with 156 rep, on Code Review, told you to post here. Then a moderator with 25k rep told you your post would not ...
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Are hard questions forbidden?

No, there's nothing wrong with hard question. And by hard I mean complicated code. There is however something wrong with unclear questions, which is what your question was closed as ("unclear what ...
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Why is "parsing large data file in the context of multiple processes" on hold?

I don't believe that the question is off-topic. However, the way that it was posted is problematic. The likely trigger for closure was the first sentence: I am parsing a large data file, and ...
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Closing of questions citing "off-topic" as reason where user-defined code and standardized code is clearly equivalent

Let me quote the question piecewise and explain why it's off topic with the relevant sections of the help center (Please do not consider the readability or naming conventions, its been edited) ...
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To serve, what is it to ask for review?

To reduce noise, I've posted what I think your main points in the question is below. Food for thought. Our standard means some well meaning peoples questions are off-topic. We have a ...
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Why was "Binding a keyboard key to a Tkinter button" closed?

First revision was definitely worthy of closure and that's when I left mine. The second revision is a bit odd, even with the comment in mind. Take a look at the tail of the code: ...
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What was wrong with my question?

Like @1201ProgramAlarm mentioned in the comment The problem is that the code to be reviewed must be embeded directly in the question. As it stands, there is no code in the question and nothing to ...
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Why is "parsing large data file in the context of multiple processes" on hold?

As the post notice says (emphasis mine): "Questions containing broken code or asking for advice about code not yet written are off-topic, as the code is not ready for review. After the question has ...
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Please reopen "Trick circumvents [position: sticky] restriction to parent"?

it seems that the issue is that you needed to have content in the HTML enough to make it scroll before the button. I have added a stack snippet example that works for me and reopened the question.
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Why is this question asking who's right in answers on Stack Overflow off-topic?

OP wants us to "adjudicate" some sort of opinion conflict they have in the comments on a Stack Overflow answer and that's not really something we do here. The only acceptable answers to the framing of ...
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Question closures under PHP tag and and thin pretexts

I've closed the question again. There is no way that the DBConnect object could possibly be useful, when the connect() method ...
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Completed class definition put on hold as broken code or code not yet written

It sounds like you're seeking advice on how to implement something. You're trying to figure out how to "return data sensitive fields like id", which implies that it'...
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Closing of questions citing "off-topic" as reason where user-defined code and standardized code is clearly equivalent

I see that you are saying that "the context is apparent by the code itself." and "There is no difference from the original code and the edit to the code submitted". Let me reply to these things and ...
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Why is my SPOJ question receiving downvotes?

And what does it mean that the code should be "embedded directly"? Both your code and the challenge description should be included in the question itself. Links rot and users aren't ...
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How can I improve this off-topic question about downloading anonymous type data?

After the edit it is no longer obvious that the code presented is shortened code. Accordingly I reopened the question. Do note that answers may address any and all parts of a question. That also ...
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Closing of questions citing "off-topic" as reason where user-defined code and standardized code is clearly equivalent

A statement assuring us that the missing context is irrelevent is not the same thing as having the full context and doesn't mean we don't need it. Furthermore the statement implies that the code has ...
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Closing of questions citing "off-topic" as reason where user-defined code and standardized code is clearly equivalent

"Further, OP specifically stated to ignore the fact that the code is user defined" OP asking us to ignore anything is something we simply don't allow. From the help center: Is it actual code from ...
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Sum of Maximum GCD from two arrays. Incorrectly closed, due to memory error

This question has been re-opened in the meantime. 200_success has a great point here: Performance and scalability are among the key concerns we frequently address. I don't see running out of memory ...
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Should this question be on hold because of non-real code?

That close reason should be used for way worse questions, not be triggered by one ambiguously interpreted sentence. There's no blatant violation of the site's rules going on The question is well ...
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