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Upvote for effort I think that it's important to keep in mind what it's like to post to Code Review as a total newcomer. After all, they don't teach you in school how to post a question to Code Review. If a user's first post is… On topic, Includes sufficient context, Has a good title or can easily be given a policy-compliant title, then that means that ...


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What items appear in this queue? Overview: What are the Review Queues? History: New Review Queue: First Posts Help: Review privilege The first question a user asks, and the first answer a user provides, will be automatically added to this queue. First posts may also be added to the 'late answer' queue (if the question was asked a long time ago). What is ...


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What ideas do you have to help turn one-time contributors into repeat customers? More helpful, polite comments. More voting on their posts. Being more friendly to them. Personally inviting them to our chatroom. We also need to dispel the myth that you have to know the language inside & out to review code. We need to stand out from other Stack ...


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Before I answer, I wonder how many programmers really understand the importance of code reviews in the lifecycle of software construction. It was not until I read this blog post that I realized the impressive evidence showing that code reviews significantly reduce bugs. Doing code reviews saves developer time in many ways: You catch more bugs: a lot easier ...


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Although it may seem daunting to start talking in an unfamiliar room or site, The 2nd Monitor is a great room, and the friendly regulars will help you to feel right at home. Some questions you may have: How do I ask questions or get help with a post on the site using chat? What topics are appropriate for chat? In The 2nd Monitor, site business always ...


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Voting is personal. Personally I find that upvoting good first posts helps making new users feel welcome, and encourages them with positive reinforcement - however if the post is iffy and it still gets upvoted, the vote reinforces not-so-positive behavior, so one shouldn't upvote just to say "welcome", but "welcome! That's a nice post you got here, we'd like ...


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What brings you to Code Review today, and why do you keep coming back? I will, of course, answer this as a non-moderator (I have to stay active to perform my duties): Besides the benefit as a CS student, I'm still here because this strongly-committed and encouraging community makes me smile. This is an important aspect of programming -- communicating with ...


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What ideas do you have to help turn one-time contributors into repeat customers? I know this has been discussed a lot on Meta, so it might be beating a dead horse. But I think the biggest turnoff for potential contributors is the lack of voting. I know that when I first joined Code Review, I would put 30 minutes or more into a complex and detailed answer ...


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What brings you to Code Review today Self-centered post? All about me? Last September & October were tough, at work. I was dealing with a performance problem in a large software application, and I needed to do repeated 1-hour runs, then analyze the results, fix/tune the system differently, then rinse & repeat. The 1-hour runs were the worst. ...


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I was not a part of this, so this answer is based only on what the OP has shown us. I am afraid that I may catch a lot of flak for this post, but here is how I see things. Part 1: Embedding Code Let's go from the beginning: @RavenHursT broke our rules for not posting the code here. @rolfl posted a polite response clarifying our rules. @RavenHursT posted ...


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I'm pretty new around here and I'm completely new to programming. When I first started using stack overflow I ended up asking some pretty dumb questions (How to use Scanner LOL) which in turn resulted in me lacking any rep or in turn any help. I feel here you can ask more generalised questions, stack overflow seems to be so specific and not really focused ...


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Whenever I would go to answer a question, I kept being greeted with a competing answer. Usually it was the same person, @retailcoder. It was actually starting to get on my nerves a little bit, along with long comment strings that were really giving everyone the wrong impression of each other. This is when the chat started up. If I remember right, it was @...


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I'll also contribute my bit here. I started on CR not too long ago by sometimes putting up interesting pieces of my code on this site in order to get more interesting views (answers) upon them, such that I could improve my own mindset. Then I got a very kind invite to the chatroom, and I decided to try it out, because why not? My recent internet chat ...


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I feel like most things have already been said here so I'll just add a few small things. What brings you to Code Review today, and why do you keep coming back? I like the teaching-nature of reviewing code. In certain tags on SO like unit-testing it takes a few minutes before the first answers arrive so I can more comfortably create a lengthy post with ...


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The problem in your question is that your code looks simplified just for posting it here. Although you state that it is real code, the name ProcessCommand() is a very generic name and leaves us asking "What kind of command is being processed"? What is the purpose of this code? Why did you write this code in the first place? The code in your question looks ...


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My story is similar to @Syb0rg's. I mean, I started off as a driver-by too. I joined April 4th, 2013, and posted 7 questions between April 10, 2013 and September 5, 2013, before I posted my first answer. By then I had reached 2K on Stack Overflow, and felt more inclined to get into this "code review" beta site, and browsing through the meta site I ...


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Thought I might add my thoughts here as although I'm just a minor contributor on the site it is my most enjoyable of the network. What brings you to Code Review today, and why do you keep coming back? I work for a small company and things like code review and decent discussions on code often doesn't occur. I find myself wanting peoples opinions on what ...


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What ideas do you have to help turn one-time contributors into repeat customers? Output Gallery For instance, this "The Matrix" demo I made out of the OP's original version which is posted here. I still come back to it and do improvements bit by bit. If they were showcased, maybe it would generate interest. It could even fuel competition, by further ...


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Let's focus on getting important ideals of the site across to potential new users. We expect the code to work, and we expect it to be yours to share. Code Review is a question and answer site for seeking peer review of your code. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. We're working together to improve the ...


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I have something to add concerning the "not working" code: we hardly know whether our code is 100% safe or not, and often assume ("know") that some corners cases remain and even if we wrote the best possible code we could, there would still be some obscure errors which would generally not trigger but which could trigger someday. We often feel that there are ...


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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 try to input more than one word. How would I go about encrypting a sentence? If the code is intended to encrypt sentences, and it does not encrypt sentences,...


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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 quality standards or ignore our rules. I believe that the question is off-topic, as originally posted, because it asks for help to fix the code to accommodate ...


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The fact of the matter is that this is the third off topic question posted by Leon. Without even try to help Leon to improve his question by posting some advices in the comments. This is simply not true. It's not like we didn't try to explain it in several comments. In fact, I tried my best to provide some helpful suggestions in one of these comments: ...


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Short answer: Yes, they go through the first post queue. I have seen many posts there where the poster has 101 reputation. Your first post, in fact, was reviewed here


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Brand loyalty? I think that this question is a good starting point to know a little bit more about your customers. Is well know that any product/service can be improved by gathering relevant information about the consumer needs. In my own case, I really enjoy DIY projects. I am not a professional programmer, but I figure out how to maintain some "...


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In a way, I don't think it's possible to specify a "site-policy" about this. It is up to each user to post comments as they wish, and up to each user to improve their comments as they wish. This one comes directly from a collection of Frequently Posted Comments for users of the Auto-Comments script, as such it is several users that already uses the comment. ...


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(This answers is completely personal and may not apply to any other member.) I came back here (to the 2nd Monitor to be clear) after around two months of absence. I was quite active before I left and enjoyed the time being here. What made me leave? Nothing. It just happens. These things happen for me all the time. I start with a hobby, a project, whatever ...


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Two items: "All of the memes we use, all of the acronyms we say, all of the rules we abide by; it's a lot to take in all at once by "outsiders". And I'm not sure if that is something we can fix easily, or change at all." Is this info written down somewhere? I'm a relative newbie to CR and it would be helpful to me to have it all documented in one place. If ...


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What ideas do you have to help turn one-time contributors into repeat customers? Post a comment to new users, like "Welcome to Code Review! Feel free to visit the chat room to meet some of the regulars, to chat, or to ask any questions you might have." Many of the regular users feel a sense of community, in part because of the chat room. Is there ...


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I'm writing this answer from a working mindset at my job, I appreciate this isnt your job and you probably do not need to remain 100% professional for your own livelihood. I don't think you can ever stop a flamer from flaming, this being said he clearly had a problem with the rules of the site which wasn't helped by the way he was responded to. I think you ...


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