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Should Code Review be a place for discussing sensitive topics?

Since this is an opinion question, here's my opinion answer, the first part wearing my "regular hat" as an individual, and then my "mod hat" as how it impacts me as a moderator. You ask: "Should Code ...
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Should Code Review be a place for discussing sensitive topics?

I completely agree with you - this "answer" makes no attempt to review the code. All it does is attack the problem statement, which was not even written by the author of the question. It provides no ...
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Flagging users who select "No Action Needed" in First Posts review queue

As an extended answer to Simon's answer, which I agree with in general, I want to point out that there have been occasions in the past where a user has been bordering on system-abuse in the review ...
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Preventing edit wars

If there were a mechanism (?) to impose an edit freeze while discussion happens, I'd vote for that, but I don't know that there is one. Actually... there is a mechanism for that. It's just not ...
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Flagging users who select "No Action Needed" in First Posts review queue

I was the one who declined this flag this time. I did this after several hours of no other moderator taking action on it - and I knew that some of the other moderators had seen the question. There ...
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How can I flag a post for migration to SO?

Thanks for taking the time to ask on Meta! I remember handling that flag. I didn't find the question particularly stellar, but I did notice this: Is there a better way to add up all 16 uint16s and ...
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Can you have an answer without any code in the question?

The question at hand should be (and is) closed. Off-topic questions should not be answered. It's as simple as that. The answer should never have been written. It has been written by a new, ...
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How do we handle answers that pertain solely to other answers?

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 ...
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Flag declined after edit has been made

A few occasional mistaken (or disputed) flags are no big deal. As long as you are flagging posts in good faith, the moderators and the community will appreciate your contribution. You currently have ...
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How should I improve my flags?

This has now been resolved. Please remove the thread. I was the one decline one of these flags. It is important to know that when you flag comments, a moderator cannot see who flagged it. I ...
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How should I improve my flags?

I remember reviewing one of these flags from my phone this morning (I do that first thing every morning =), but looking at the timeline there were 3 moderators involved here, at different points in ...
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Should vote to close for Code Review comments be flagged?

Comments are, by intent, disposable. They are not designed to be part of the permanent record of the post. If something should be part of the permanent record, that something should be accomplished by ...
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Why is a NAA flag being handled by a Moderator?

All flags raise a warning for moderators in the top bar of the site. The Not An Answer flags behave the same way as all other flags. The Not An Answer flags could probably be handled by the community....
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I broke your code, therefore your code doesn't work: NAA discussion

How do I properly use the "Not an Answer" flag? The Not an Answer flag is a moderator flag that users can raise to notify moderators that a posted answer does not make an attempt to ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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Preventing edit wars

Users that are new to the network may not intuitively understand that they do not own any of the content they post on Stack Exchange, as per terms of service all user content is licensed under CC-BY-...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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How can I flag a post for migration to SO?

You could either custom-flag it (if you really think it should be migrated) or just flag as blatantly off-topic if you know it's off-topic. For the latter, the higher-rep users can take care of ...
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Can you have an answer without any code in the question?

I was the one declining the flag. My definition of "not an answer" might not match what others have. My definition is that if it is an attempt at answering the question, it is an answer. I find it ...
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Can you have an answer without any code in the question?

As I said it before, you should refrain from answering a question that's likely to get closed. But what if somebody did answer? What to do with that? The "not an answer" flag is not a good fit. If ...
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I broke your code, therefore your code doesn't work: NAA discussion

In general, a post that attempts (in even part of the post) to review a question's code, is an answer. Even if it does a really bad job at answering the question, and even if it is blatantly wrong, or ...
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What to do with a post that feels like a blog entry?

The question is for questions, not for responding to answers. It's sufficiently simple and clear-cut that I have, as Wikipedia puts it, be[en] bold and rolled back to a version of the question which ...
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What to do with a post that feels like a blog entry?

Should something be done about the "reasoning" part, that brings no value to the post? Should it be edited out? IMO voting is the way to go here. Editing out the reasoning part won't make the ...
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Flag declined after edit has been made

I think you should double check the reason you flag questions to be closed: should be closed... This question is completely unclear, incomplete, overly-broad, primarily opinion-based or is not ...
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How do we handle answers that pertain solely to other answers?

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 ...
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