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If anything, we don't vote to close quickly enough. An off-topic question can often be fixed. In the meantime, it shouldn't be answered. It helps to close the questions for answers, so they don't get answered anyway. We actively discourage answering off-topic questions[1][2], but new users don't necessarily know this and others don't necessarily comply with ...


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The Close-/Reopen system is at least partly predicated on quickly closing questions that are not on topic and quickly reopening those that were edited to be on topic. Let me quote Shog writing on the "purpose of closing": I would like to propose the following four-part sentence as a summary of purpose for closing - and the larger "close / edit / reopen OR ...


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Not enough people that VTC are leaving helpful comments, or even comments that refer to the How do I ask a good question help page. This answer is in support of @vogel612 answer. When I come upon a question that has one or more votes to close but no comments at all I feel that we are doing the poster and the community an injustice. The first person to VTC ...


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Upvotes on questions used to be worth 5 reputation points (what you call karma). They recently (Wednesday 13th of November) increased this to 10 points, doubling the amount of reputation you get for a question upvote. Retroactively, so it counts for every upvote you ever got on a question (taking into account things like reputation caps per day (200) and all,...


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It somewhat pains me to do this, but as it stands, the question needs to be rolled back. So that's also what I did. As MartinR observed in the comments to your inquiry here, answers to off-topic questions do not trigger answer-invalidation concerns. But since the question was on-topic when you answered it, this is a case of invalidation and needs to be ...


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All we know is that the OP bought a script: we know nothing of the license it came with (if any), and we don't know whether the terms of that license allow the OP to modify it, let alone putting the code up for review on a public forum, under a (likely) different license. You did well to ask: if it turns out the OP is not allowed to do this, then the post (...


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The user you're talking about has joined five months ago. In that time they offered five bounties for a total of 500 reputation and earned three bounties for a total of 350 reputation. Now let's look at the breakdown: 12,999 rep total + 500 rep offered in bounties (earned but lost) - 350 rep gained in bounties (gained but not "earned") - 100 rep ...


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The post didn't in itself strike me as a commentary on first read, and seemed to somewhat relate to the OP - it even had a positive score! "the answer" confused me I guess; the flag would likely have been handled differently if it had said "this is a comment that belongs under https://codereview.stackexchange.com/a/187501"... the positive score still would ...


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IMO the biggest and simplest problem is LCC being used as UCWYA. But why is this happening? I don't know, but I can guess. The reason's name "Lacks Concrete Context" makes it sound like any context. Whilst the description of the close reason states explicitly code 5 times, I think most people remember the name. And the name doesn't specify code. We don't ...


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I thought it could be a weird one month off bug - as dfhwze had 13059 reputation on Sep 30 at 00:00 UTC+0. If you work backwards you can see this. However this isn't correct. I checked if this were the case with another user so I also looked at Mast's reputation. I chose Mast as I know they've been active in the last month, but have fairly low year long ...


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Thanks for stepping (back) up! Interestingly, Stackexchange seems to think you were just elected this year: Although the link goes to the correct page for the election in 2015.


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No, don't edit white-space Lets take Python's recommended style guide - PEP 8. A large part of PEP 8 dictates white space requirements. And tools like pycodestyle, pylint, pyflakes, etc all build off this to warn about incorrect white space. There are rules about how many blank lines to enter between functions, classes, methods and closures. There's rules ...


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The difference is because of deleted posts or them downvoting other answers. I came to this conclusion by looking at various users reputations at the end of their first year/month/week. I saw a couple of patterns and now feel my answer is fairly strong 'proof', putting only myself under scrutiny. TR = Total Reputation YR = Year Reputation (it works the ...


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I have never liked this as a close reason. I believe it does damage to the site. Community consensus at the time was significant, and I've come to accept it over time as a potentially necessary evil. There ARE good reasons for LCC, and I have seen a number of instances where I have agreed with using it as a close reason, but it is being applied incorrectly ...


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Lacks concrete context: Code Review requires concrete code from a project, with sufficient context for reviewers to understand how that code is used. Pseudocode, stub code, hypothetical code, obfuscated code, and generic best practices are outside the scope of this site. I don't think the intent behind it matters. The text above is what everyone sees ...


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I can see myself misunderstanding your flag. The segment "on the answer" is fairly ambiguous. Normally I would suggest commenting and then flagging. The comment should explain the steps for the user to take. This comes in handy when flagging as then the moderator can also see what your desired path is, reducing ambiguity. I personally would flag a couple ...


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Well, the script came with no exact license. In the "terms" file it only states: Licensing system rules: A license belongs to a domain / subdomain and not to a person Each license is valid only for a particular domain or subdomain. In case you sell a domain script is installed, the license is transferred to the new owner. In case you want to ...


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