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A friendly challenge!

The title says "A friendly challenge", but really, what this is is a duel. For honor and glory. There is no possible good outcome to a duel. PPCG is going to lose. Then you'll be out for revenge a ...
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A friendly challenge!

No. This will not be a battle between PPCG and CR. In fact, it is not acceptable to post a challenge on PPCG where only some people are allowed to participate. Now you might say "Anyone is welcome to ...
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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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Raising the time in which an answer cannot be accepted

NO - the limit should not be increased. As it is, many answered questions have no accepted answers. By making a question asker have to check-back again to accept an answer is likely to lead to even ...
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Should we do away with "someone else's code" wording?

I now agree that the wording can be unhelpful or even incendiary (possibly construed as an accusation of plagiarism, even). I propose: Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. ...
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A friendly challenge!

I think this is pretty much doomed from the outset (but don't let me stop you having fun). To see why it's doomed, imagine things were the other way round: Hey, PPCG, let's have a collaboration to ...
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Let's have the credits roll on this [role-playing-game]

No, do not burninate We do need specific tags for games. See Game tag - When to create own tag for games? Some genres of games, are popular enough that they do deserve their own tag. For example, I ...
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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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New tag proposition: Leetcode

Forgive my bluntness, but absolutely not. Today it's leetcode, yesterday it was hackerrank and tomorrow it might be who-knows-what. But what value does it add to know that by the tags? Are there ...
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Rewording close reason "Explanation of code"

This one fits the best to me: Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Questions seeking an explanation of code are off-topic. Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should ...
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Do we still need separate [unix] and [linux] tags?

Synonymizing these tags would be an absolutely wrong and harmful decision. Let's look across the Stack Exchange network to see what sites like "Unix & Linux" or "Super User" say about Linux, Unix,...
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Synonym request: [template] -> [generics]

No. Templates and Generics, though similar enough in some ways, are different enough in other ways to the point where a person expert in one will have little or no valuable insight on the other. A ...
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I suggest two tags, [readability] and [compatibility]

We are actively trying to reduce "meta tags". For example, see: Optimize our meta tags? Tags are expected to summarize the content of the code in the question. They are not expected to summarize the ...
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Synonym request: [template] -> [generics]

From a technical standpoint, if we look into the way C++ templates are implemented vs how Java generics are implemented, there is a big difference. C# generics are implemented in a way more similar to ...
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We should have a [language-design] tag

I'm not sure we need more design-oriented tags, at least not one like this. Design in general is mostly off-topic and some are surely going to misuse it. Regarding the question you've referenced, ...
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Request for [codingbat] tag

No, we do not need this tag. We already have a general programming-challenge tag that encompasses all challenge sites. Unlike Stack Overflow, we don't need a specific tag for everything. Just use ...
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A "The answer's author agreed to this edit in question" button which could be used only if code was expanded

No. No custom button for "answerer approved edits". I have multiple concerns. The primary one being that code-editing in (answered) questions is complex enough as it is, and the default case should ...
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Should [adventure-game] and [role-playing-game] be synonymized?

The adventure-game was probably created in reference to the original text based computer game, Adventure. It was written by Will Crowther and Don Woods in the late 1970's. You can play the game at the ...
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Is this tag bad [form] for this site?

No, form should stay. html is a general form of web-based user interface which focuses on output from the system, and display to the user. form focuses on user input, it is a specific subset of HTML ...
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A "The answer's author agreed to this edit in question" button which could be used only if code was expanded

For the record, the full comment: For the record, usually we're against updating the code in the question after answers have been received. It creates a mess if more answers come in, reviews of all ...
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Should we have a [testability] tag?

No! While testability may be a valid concern in a peer review, it adds about no value to the question itself, it's a meta-tagging. In fact any question that will ever be tagged testability should just ...
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Should we Drop [ETL]?

I don't see anything wrong with the use of the etl tag on ETL code to synchronize external system to internal database MergeUtility for Entity Framework The use here is marginal Extract data from ...
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Raising the time in which an answer cannot be accepted

There's little benefit to increasing the time limit: If you want to, you can still post a new answer even to an already-accepted question The OP's inbox is notified of your new answer Other users can ...
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Should [adventure-game] and [role-playing-game] be synonymized?

If you mean the original meanings from when these genres were created (in the 1970s/80s): Adventure game meant a single-player text-based game (maybe with illustrations) based on exploring and ...
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6 votes

Official xkcd of CodeReview

No. The Help Center, and 404 Not Found pages and all other pages are supposed to be serious. This is something that can float around every once in a while in chat as a meme. Truth is, it has been ...
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Adding alternative answer comment to low quality posts queue

When I come across these answers I mark them as This is a different question posted as an answer. To me that's the best option of the current set - it is not a ...
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Synonymise [objective-c-runtime] with [objective-c]

These tags should not be synonymised. I will double check the objective-c-runtime-tagged questions and be certain that they are tagged correctly, but synonymising these tags would actually be quite ...
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Should we do away with "someone else's code" wording?

I disagree. The purpose of this close reason is to ensure that questions contain real code that belongs to the asker. The purpose of the "first" close reason is to ensure that the code works. The ...
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We should have a [language-design] tag

Pure design questions are off-topic for Code Review. And importantly, no matter how much code you include, a question about designing a language can't possibly be on-topic for Code Review. Code ...
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Can I keep my chat with darkness in it?

Sorry, but I don't really want to change our code only to accomodate random extensions that someone may have installed. I'm sure that your extension has ways to handle this.
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