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Distributing "welcome votes" to first posts

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 ...
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27 votes

Found a serious bug in my question after posting it

If the question has been answered, you must not edit it in a way that would invalidate the answers; that is not permitted on Code Review. If the question is still unanswered, and the bug is easily ...
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Distributing "welcome votes" to first posts

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 ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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How can I make my question get more attention?

This is a common problem on Code Review, as we have plenty of unanswered questions. While you are waiting for a review, and to increase the probability that your question will be answered sooner, ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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What should we do about questions asking to "fix" warnings?

The same thing we do when someone asks us to optimise a specific section of code: We review any and all facets of the code. I wouldn't strictly say we ignore their comment so much as we're not ...
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Is a changeset reviewable?

I'm not asking to review the code This alone dismisses the idea of a meta-review as invalid, for me. We only review code. The OP could easily just post the new code and receive valuable feedback ...
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What tips would you suggest to increase tag activity?

To help sweeten the pot, I've offered bounties totalling +400 on three unanswered powershell questions. I've advertised the bounties in the Server Fault chat room. Please help spread the word as ...
200_success's user avatar
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What tips would you suggest to increase tag activity?

I could personally try and create more content in a Q&A format but CodeReview.SE does not seem like a site that lends well to people answering their own questions? Funny you mention create more ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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Good format to post code for review

We actually have a few guides on how to ask good questions: How to get the best value out of Code Review - Asking Questions Checklist for how to write a good Code Review question Simon's Guide for ...
Der Kommissar's user avatar
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May I post a question whose code is written in a programming language about which nothing exists in Code Review Stack Exchange?

Yes, as long as it's clearly a programming language, and not purely configuration or markup. From your description of Asymptote, it sounds that it is fine in this respect. As a new user (less than ...
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12 votes
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Can you post code that works on one version of a interpreter (ex:Python 2) but not on another (ex:Python 3)

Can you post code that works on one version of a interpreter (ex:Python 2) but not on another (ex:Python 3) Yes, we currently tag questions with python if it runs in a version or both versions of ...
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What Site Policy should we have for code written by ChatGPT?

A growing number of users are posting content that violates policy by including ChatGPT generated content. Warnings and suspensions have been handed out. Details about how we catch and/or handle these ...
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What Site Policy should we have for code written by ChatGPT?

As you say, that would be posting code not written by the asker. However, we do allow code that is maintained by the asker, and it would seem to fall into that category. That's not quite enough, as ...
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Given CR's question title policy, how to title a second question about the same program?

Creating different titles for follow-ups is difficult, so most follow-up questions tend to have very similar titles which is perfectly fine. Some options for naming a follow-up question is: XYZ ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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What should we do about questions asking to "fix" warnings?

First of all, the question is not off-topic. It doesn't violate our on-topic rules. It is valid to review any and all aspects of the posted code, so even if OP has a specific request, you may side-...
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Can I get a Dockerfile reviewed?

I don't see why not. We allow questions on languages like makefile and bash, and Dockerfiles wouldn't be that different. Be sure to include contextual information about what the container is intended ...
200_success's user avatar
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Asking questions on evolved code

We allow this, and have called them iterative reviews. Here's the original meta post that asked if they're ok, and if you have any queries about the specifics then we have a tag on Meta for them: ...
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Code following bulleted list not formatting

This is kind-of working as intended. What you observe, is the code being taken as a point in the bulleted list. If you want this, add another 4 spaces of indentation and the code will be formatted ...
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Titles that reference external resources

Should these titles be edited to summarise the problem statement? Yes. Peilonrayz has already quoted the relevant text here, but came IMO to the wrong conclusion. The relevant FAQ talks about a ...
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Is it ok to post code that didn't work out as intended?

Sorta. So, here's the thing about your question: it sounds like a case of a A vs. B problem, that is very subjective as to whether it's on-topic or not, but, generally, we lean towards the side of on-...
Der Kommissar's user avatar
8 votes
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How many questions with same script can I ask, if code not only merged reviews but adds new functionality

How many questions with same script can I ask, if code not only merged reviews but adds new functionality? If it has new functionality (or even when it doesn't but it has been rewritten significantly ...
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8 votes

How can I explain my code in Code Review

I'll try to answer your question line by line. But the problem is that I have to put hours commenting out little things in my code. Please refrain from making modifications to your code. Your code ...
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Posting code with different licence

As far as I'm aware, if you post code in a question, you're licensing it with CC-BY-SA 3.0. That is, link to it, say who made it, and use for free, commercial applications allowed. What you can do is ...
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Hot Network Questions Policy

What do you think? When should moderators use their powers to move a question out of the HNQ list (knowing it can't get back on afterwards)? Should moderators intervene at all? Well, I think you ...
Der Kommissar's user avatar
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Should a question poster include the Boost Software License?

I am not a lawyer, blah blah blah.... There is no problem, per se, in including the details of the Boost Software License in the post. Note that if the Boost folk feel there's been a copyright ...
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Why vote for Code Review questions?

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 ...
Peilonrayz's user avatar
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What tips would you suggest to increase tag activity?

Community ads will be activated in a few weeks. I've created this one to raise awareness, when the ads are active, it will be shown in the sidebar if it gets to 6 upvotes.
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
6 votes

What tips would you suggest to increase tag activity?

Question Quality This is something that I consider very important. I recently wrote a guide for how to post a good question. Some parts of that post that can help in this case is: Description - If ...
Simon Forsberg's user avatar
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The character threshold for editing questions needs redressing

The reason you see this 'restriction' is due to the fact that Stack Exchange employs some 'trust' requirements before you can go unilaterally editing other person's questions/answers, regardless of ...
Der Kommissar's user avatar
6 votes

How to prevent people from answering off-topic questions?

Personally, when I see that happen, I down-vote the answer (and the question). Well, let me clarify, if the answer is about fixing the problem I downvote it. If the answer appears to be a legitimate ...
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