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Congratulations to you both, I'm sure you'll make a fine addition to the team. I know the both of you to be very active and very experienced. The site is in good hands.


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Thank you for your service! You have been a pillar in the moderation team since day 1 and it's an absolute honor to have served by your side. As for myself, as I wrote when I stepped back up in October 2019, I took back the diamond because it made everything simpler for everyone at the time, and now the time has come for me to pass the torch as well. So, ...


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We've discussed this request internally and with the moderators and we decided that there's universal support for this request and so I've just made Mast a moderator on this site, joining Sᴀᴍ Onᴇᴌᴀ and Peilonrayz as a third winner of the election. Just to throw a few things out there... having an odd number isn't usually a big deal - most of the time, mods ...


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Meh On Code Review, it makes little difference. Code Review isn't riddled with redundant answers. Most researchers are well-prepared to read lengthy and multiple answers. The re-organization of the accepted answer's page location is rather irrelevant here. When I am researching something on CR, I'm going to read the whole page. I'd be a fool to just read ...


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Yes, Yes, Yes. many times during my terms as moderator, the discussions with the CM's requested 5 moderators. I am sure the discussion happened again before this election, and I am surprised that it was not implemented even before the election was announced. Neither Jamal nor Malachai are frequent moderators, it's not uncommon for them to be away for days ...


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I've taken a week to stew through what my sentiments are, and how to express them properly. I believe the best approach is to simply say "thank you". I am fully aware of the burden that being a moderator brings, the way the responsibility weighs on you, disrupts your day, and how sometimes you have to bring objectivity and reason when you're tired ...


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You notice that a moderator on Code Review is not active very often, or when they are active, they do only the minimal amount of moderation, they do not participate often in codereview.meta.stackexchange.com and may not even have visited the meta site in some weeks. Is this a concern? What, if anything, should be done to get them to "pull their weight&...


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Congratulations to the winners. I believe the site is in good hands.


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Should the following be added? After an answer is posted, you must not edit your question to invalidate any advice. This is one of the rules here that users from other communities won't be accustomed to. I also recommend that "not" be made bold in 2.. Finally, I see "we've provided some guidance:" (note the colon). Maybe a period after ...


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No I don't think we have the same issue as Stack Overflow. My anecdotal evidence, which is quite biased as I stay within the python, is it can be good and I don't think we have the problem SO has. Having the accept pin answers has allowed late answers to hot questions be upvoted far more than they otherwise would. Now admittedly my evidence is biased as ...


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Yes Welcome to Code Review! Thank you for being cautious. Doing a search on Code Review for questions containing “advent of code” yields 95 results, many of which contain the tag programming-challenge. The tag info for programming-challenge includes adventofcode.com in the list of challenge providers. While it isn’t the same scenario, it could be considered ...


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My opinion on this issue is that there are many ways for people to get through interviews ahead of other qualified people, it normally comes down to being better prepared for the interview, or being a better "fit" for the organization, or just whether you present well in the situation. The same thing applies to tests, exams, "challenges", ...


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YES I think it's fine. Answers benefit the original asker, of course, but far more people read the answer than that. For that reason, leaving which answer is on top up to the community, rather than a single person seems to be more in keeping with the nature of Code Review and arguably more useful. If you're curious, as I was, about what such questions ...


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Question which are on-topic on Code Review What is the best way to motivate posters to move their posts to a better site? "Better". A common pattern on Stack Overflow is closing a question because "the question would be better on Code Review". Rarely the recommendation is good, most of the time the recommendation is absolutely terrible. ...


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We already have a policy set out from when we discussed homework. The ethics of answering a homework question before it is handed in Should we review code that can be used in an unethical/immoral/illegal way? So the answer is IMO the same as to the question of whether or not we should review code that can be used for nefarious purposes, like password ...


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No Code Review Stack Exchange is a place for performing code reviews, not a place for discussing how to code review. I would also class first time posters asking for our data on Code Review's Meta as spam. I would not want random people coming here with surveys to be the norm. Converted comments to an answer.


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On other Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow sites, voting is used as a form of quality control. High quality questions get lots of votes and are seen by many, low quality questions get negative scores and are pushed away from answerers. But what is the purpose on Code Review, where some of the point of the site is to improve lower quality code? The same happens ...


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Moderators have a role that is much closer aligned to Stack Exchange as a corporation than the role of "just another high-rep user". This can mean enforcing policies that you'd like to see implemented differently, lobbying for change in those policies or any number of interactions that are not available to "your normal everyday user". ...


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I would like to urge Sam Onela to become a moderator. They are in the 2nd Monitor almost every day. They work hard to maintain the quality of Code Review on almost a daily basis in the review queues and from the 2nd Monitor. They fight Zombies and work hard to keep our answer percentage above 90% (we need more people working on this). This is actually a ...


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I would like to urge Toby Speight to become a moderator. They already spends more than enough time on Code Review everyday. They cares greatly about the quality of questions and answers on Code Review (they has edited quite a few of my questions and answers to improve them). They fights Zombies. They participate in the review queues everyday. I respect their ...


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No Personally Personally if someone reviews one of my old questions and teaches me something new I would be as grateful as if the question were one day old. Again the age of the code or question doesn't matter, I could have been making the same mistake since 2014! Now hopefully I've not been so silly to have made a mistake for so long, but how can I know ...


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Belated congratulations to @Sᴀᴍ Onᴇᴌᴀ, @Peilonrayz and @Mast on winning the 2021 Code Review Stack Exchange election! It's amazing to see how Sᴀᴍ Onᴇᴌᴀ and Peilonrayz both have pretty much perfect candidate scores! And my respects to Mast for being a such great sport at the time when they were so close but didn't win. All in all they ended up with their ...


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Option 1 Create new tags.


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Given the data: I found 84 hits on "deep clone", 397 hits on "deep copy" That suggests you should create deep-copy. You should be able to suggest deep-clone as a synonym, once the first exists. Please be gentle when adding the new tag to existing questions - try not to swamp the "active questions" list, because doing so can ...


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Moderating on SE is much more than just wielding a mighty hammer, zapping spammers and wearing a cool hat. As a moderator, the community will be looking up to you, and ideally following your footsteps - you'll be some kind of a role model here. Are you planning to take a leadership role in the continuous building of this community, keeping it active, vibrant,...


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As you surmise, the quality of the description plays a large part in deciding how to vote on a question: Is the requirement (problem statement) clear and concise, with appropriate mention of any unusual constraints? Are there any examples showing how it's used? Did the asker explain why this algorithm and language were chosen, and what other approaches were ...


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All questions on Code Review are opinion based One of the requirements of posting on Code Review is allowing a reviewer to comment on anything. Do I want feedback about any or all facets of the code? Feel free to call attention to specific areas you are concerned about (performance, formatting, etc). However, any aspect of the code posted is fair game for ...


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Yes* If we think back to when the rule was made. It's '09 and Stack Overflow is pretty much the only site. (or the only site) Answers are typically (compared to Code Review) very short and can be as short as a sentence or two. If people were to put "Hope this was helpful!" at the bottom of every answer then our Expected Behavior page would probably ...


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No. Automatically closing old, unanswered questions is not a good idea. There are a variety of reasons for a question to be unanswered. This includes a poor question (in which case it will likely get downvoted and deleted). Or it could be some good, well-written code that many (re)viewers are unable to find any suggestions for improvements. Or maybe there is ...


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