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Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question

Perhaps something like this could help situate CR in StackLand:
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Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question

How to NOT write a zombie. A zombie is a question that remains unanswered. As a question asker, your goal is to avoid writing one. Beyond meeting the on-topic requirements, I think "good CR ...
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Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question

Simon's Guide for posting a good question There are a lot of questions that appear on Code Review, and all questions are fighting for reviewer attention. This is a non-exhaustive list of items that I ...
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Hide the "describe what you've tried" bullet (new askers' modal)

Yes. This statement implies that if you've tried and failed, then you can post your non-working attempt on CR. We should remove that instruction.
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Making a tag for a Code Review community project

Tags for specific community-owned projects are nice, and rubberduck has been a good tag. However, this does not mean that anyone and everyone can/should say "I'm gonna post all my code for project ...
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Should we have a Code Review Blog?

I have one problem with this. Assuming that there was a blog that we can contribute to, would there be contributions? It's nothing against the people here, trust me. If we look at all the blogs and ...
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Does preventing exact duplicate titles makes sense here?

I personally quite like that "warning", it inspires you to create titles that are more imaginative than "FizzBuzz from a file" - how about "IFSFB - Input File Specified FizzBuzz" Do something ...
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Stop mentioning major concerns in title

It seemed like a good idea at the time (Prompt for more meaningful question titles). However, it seems like either People have a hard time trying to satisfy both requirements, and/or Some people ...
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If in doubt, post the question on Meta first?

The best thing to do is to read the Help Center, and specifically, in your case, where your questions are not off-topic, but not that well received: How do I ask a good question? That said, Meta is ...
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Making great content more visible

You can do this using bounties. Get an answer you want to reward. Take this one (this is the question I got the images below on). Select the 'start a bounty' option. Select the size of the bounty ...
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Working code vs. working program

This site being Code Review, we require working code. We review excerpts of code that aren't complete programs. They could be library functions or even just a line or two of code. Let's not change ...
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Can we rename "Ask question"?

I think if it's possible, we definitely should. Unlike other stack exchange sites the posts made here aren't really questions, at least not by the primary definition of the term. Which I agree is ...
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Making a tag for a Code Review community project

17 questions is substantial, it is also active, and growing. There are a number of people who would 'follow' or favourite the tag. The tag would describe the context in which the code is being ...
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How can reviewing be made more efficient?

Scrolling up and down between the OP and the answer-in-progress is utterly wasteful and annoying. A work-around I've come to use whenever possible, is to duplicate the browser tab, drag it to a 2nd ...
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How can we work to prevent off-topic questions?

On Server Fault, for example, new users see a click-through warning when asking any question. Considering that Code Review puts 30% of its questions on hold (though many questions are eventually ...
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Navigating between question-answers parts

I think you are thinking of the iterative process for an entire production size application, that is not what we do on Code Review. If the process goes farther than like 10 iterations, it's a very ...
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Official xkcd of CodeReview

I don't mind injecting a bit of humour into the site to make a point, but that one conveys the opposite of the spirit of Code Review. Code Review answers should not disparage code without being ...
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Possible Solution for Zombies (unanswered questions)

I think this would require a large cultural shift to get others to do this too. If you want to post a bounty then feel free to do so. I post bounties for questions every now and then, and I've seen ...
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Navigating between question-answers parts

The answer to the first part of your question I think should be: As many as you need. However.... be reasonable. You can't ask a follow-up to an unanswered question. You shouldn't ask a follow-up ...
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Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question

Something like this could work: Your question must contain your own real, working code. Your question should provide an explanation of the code. Your question may include a list of specific ...
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Can we rename "Ask question"?

Stack Exchange is a network of question-and-answer sites. Code Review is one, too — it says so on our tour page. Should we rename the "Ask Question" link? I don't think so, at least not as a ...
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Help Desk Chatroom

Wait a bit longer. 11 days is not enough time to start evaluating a long-term experiment. Wait 2 more weeks and let's see if we have more cases at that time. It could be a fluke, after all the newest ...
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Following other users

There is a "user feed" button available in everyone's profile. If you have a RSS reader, you can then get updates whenever that user posts something. Example: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/...
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Link GitHub project to Code Review

Update Implemented, see the Code Review question, for feature requests please open an issue on GitHub It looks a little something like this: Code Review http://www.zomis.net/codereview/shield/?qid=...
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An answer feed in The 2nd Monitor

No I think The Mission is about bringing down the zombie count. That's a much smaller subset than all the answers. I think all the answers would be too much. On days when users pimp several answers, ...
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Should we have a Code Review Blog?

Would I like a Blog Yes I would. I would like to see articles on how to code review better. I would read artciles about best practice on many major languages. Would I contribute Personally unlikely. I ...
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Can we require questions to have at least one language tag?

The idea itself is a good one. However, a slight problem is that new languages are invented every now and then (We had our first swift question not so long ago) so the "list of available languages" ...
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Selfie code-only answers as an offsite link

Yes - change the policy - but must be a revision link where possible The post can be edited to include an off-site link, but, where possible, the link must point to the revision of code that's in the ...
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Programmatically removing "review" from titles

Thanks for taking the initiative to help improve question quality. I see a few problems with this idea, though: If you automate any edits, please do so in a way that doesn't flood the front page. ...
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Making a tag for a Code Review community project

Disclaimer: I own the Rubberduck project's GitHub repository. Should we create a rubberduck-vba tag? No. The project's name is "Rubberduck", so the tag should be rubberduck. Okay then. ...
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