It's not simply tradition, it's part of the community's culture. We're one of the few SE sites known for actually liking fun™. Let's keep it that way. Let the Winterbash games commence!
May the odds be ever in your favor.
Well, hello there everyone. I would like to nominate myself for the moderator position. Although I haven't yet been here for a year, I feel that I've accomplished so much in terms of keeping this site clean and helpful to others. Although I certainly don't need to be a moderator to keep doing what I'm doing, I know I can do more (or technically ...
I think many of the above can go, but I think these should definitely get burninated:
They really add nothing to the question, and they are already naturally ingrained in the review process. Pretty much every question is about refactoring in some way. Everyone wants their code to be clean (we're not PP&CG). Everyone ...
Enough! Enough! If you post any more answers here, we're going to run out of room in the database!
Er, I mean, you've done a good job of presenting evidence, and have convinced us on the Community Team. As of about ten minutes ago, MathJax has been enabled for Code Review. Use it well!
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 XYZ so I'm gonna tag my first question that I will post right now with the XYZ-tag".
It is preferred if the questions come first and the tag later.
There are ...
No. We shouldn't nuke it. Not only is it a piece of CR folklore at this point, but it's an on topic question.
Just wondering if there was someone out there that could offer help in optimizing my script.
The code may be obfuscated by OP's inane comments, but it is in fact, real working code and the question implies that OP is interested in improving the ...
Really, I think that the tag is really broad.
We have enough tags that we don't need one for Conditions.
(almost)All code has conditions in it for one thing or another. I really don't think that adding the conditions to any question adds any quality to the question.
Burn it, Burn it with Fire!
I feel that these are useful and should stay. Users may want to follow or ignore these tags for various reasons. For example: I'm an intermediate level code monkey, so I find if easier to answer the beginner questions.
optimization feels awfully similar to performance and should probably be a synonym.
NO, it shouldn't exist, not even be a synonym!
c# has major differences between versions, too. And yet, the only C# tag we have is c#. How do we address this?
C# 2.0 introduced generics. Enter the generics tag.
C# 3.0 introduced linq. Enter the linq tag.
C# 4.0 introduced the Task Parallel Library. Enter the task-parallel-library tag.
C# 5.0 introduced ...
As I see it, some of the problems with the existing close reasons are:
Ambiguity of "broken code". Some users seem to think that anything that compiles is not broken.
Accusations of "not real code". Sometimes, it's hard to tell whether code is real or not. Occasionally, we misjudge, and the author feels insulted by our accusation that their real code is ...
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 just won't read instructions no matter what.
I propose that we try a new prompt:
State the task that your code accomplishes. Make your title distinctive.
A random idea:
Just a quick and dirty sketch; the composition isn't very good at all.
But there's a "My code has no nose. / Then how does it smell? / Awful."-joke in there somewhere :P
Anyway, it'd could be fun to do something with the concept of "code smell" - the picture above unfortunately looks like an ad for a nasal decongestant :/
For some reason I'...
I think this is a good suggestion. I would support it, but let's give it a few days to garner support in meta.
I would propose that we follow the convention that StackOverflow has taken like you suggested:
create unity-container tag just like SO's.
Audit the current unity questions again to ensure that no unity3d posts remain.
merge all remaining posts in ...
Seconded — the learning tag adds nothing of value. We're all here to learn. At least beginner signals responders to keep the answer simple.
As for that one off-topic question, it's already closed, and could just be deleted.
java-8 should not be a full tag, but a synonym to java.
People tagging with java-8 will also need to tag with java anyway.
Questions with Java8 will always need some text 'disclaimer' anyway:
I wrote the following code with help of some Java 8
Maybe I've gotten a bit over excited with the new options in Java 8
in a year or so, all Java ...
Big tip o' the hat to ChrisW who suggested something like this in a comment on another ad
Get it? "Exceptional", right? Eh? Eh? Nudge nudge Get it?
I personally don't like the brace-on-new-line style, but 220px isn't a lot of space! :P
(edit 1: change from "good code" to "your code")
(edit 2: skipped the asterisk - see comments)
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 our wording from "code" to "program" just because some users have an excessively liberal concept of what "working" means.
Yes, the naming tag should be eliminated through burnination, since it adds no value. Every piece of code (except simple assembly and esoteric languages such as brainfuck) involves naming, and every answer is free to address any issue including naming. Therefore, naming is an implied concern in every question, and the tag adds no value.
If a question is ...
Based on Space Exploration SE's similar feature request, the SE devs would want to see a list of questions that can benefit from this feature. We may not use this feature a whole lot, but we at least need several good examples of posts that would benefit from this. Even then, they may not feel that it's a good fit for CR, but that's something they will ...
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 developed, and would provide significant information value to anyone inspecting the questions
For the above reasons, I believe the tag would be useful, and should ...
programming - that is what the site is about. Are we going to tag every question with it?
practice - we all need practice. On a serious note, I don't see how this tag adds any value to the site either. Perhaps if someone created a tag wiki I would understand it better, but I have a hard time even seeing where this would be used.