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Why are alternative solutions not welcome?

The site's name is Code Review for a reason. We review the code in question by pointing out mistakes, bugs, edge cases, etc. with an explanation. Just dumping some alternative implementation without ...
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Why are alternative solutions not welcome?

Why are alternative solutions not welcome? They are. Note the text: You have presented an alternative solution, but haven't reviewed the code. The problem is not that it shows an alternative ...
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Someone plagiarized my question when cross-posting, and now it's locked. How do I unlock it?

Moderators lock questions when they need to cool things down. There's nothing an ordinary user can do about it. This time we just needed some time to figure out what was going on. Since neither ...
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Even after I deleted an answer on my own question, the bounty required is still 100

The help center has the following note about bounties: To avoid overly promotional bounties, if you are offering a bounty on a question that you have already posted an answer to, your minimum ...
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Who can vote in the moderator elections?

You need 150 reputation to vote on a nominee, and 300 reputation to nominate yourself.
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What's the Code Review guideline for tags and where can I find it?

The creation of stackapp has been accepted shortly after On Stack Exchange anyone with sufficient reputation can create a tag. There is nothing for anyone to approve or accept with that. Both ...
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Comments Lost Days after Posted

I deleted the comments in questions. Most of them fell under the "obsolete" removal clause. In addition some not so productive discussion was removed. This FAQ has some more information on ...
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Why was my question put on hold for Authorship of Code even though everything was written by me?

Someone flagged your post for "should be closed" -> "off-topic" -> "Authorship of code" which caused it to be put into the close vote review queue where 5 users voted to close and 1 voted to leave ...
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moderators limited, downvoting abuse on new users

You're using flags the wrong way. Two downvotes aren't 'extreme'; users aren't require to disclose why they downvote (see here for reasons why) and ♦ moderators can't do anything about it – they're ...
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moderators limited, downvoting abuse on new users

I'm the moderator that declined these flags. To put it somewhat bluntly: There's nothing that I as a moderator can do about downvotes, unless there's clear evidence of vote abuse. All I can see is ...
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Are specific troubleshooting questions on topic?

There are two questions in your post. First, the title (keyword highlighting mine): Are specific troubleshooting questions on topic? Absolutely not. If you've identified a bug in your code and/or ...
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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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Why was my post closed? Was I too critical of the original author or looking for confirmation bias?

You should be more careful who you take advice from. On your Stack Overflow post a user with 156 rep, on Code Review, told you to post here. Then a moderator with 25k rep told you your post would not ...
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Do questions require specific problems, or are general reviews on-topic?

Yes. "Do I want feedback about any or all facets of the code?" means all questions are open to general reviews, even if you mention a specific aspect you want reviewed. Questions don't need ...
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Rubberduck is growing out of SE chat

Done. Rubberduck played a big role in the history of Code Review. If the links ever change, make sure you update your question so people can still find the way.
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"No longer accepting questions" message on Code Review

You have a large amount of deleted questions. The only way you can be allowed to post questions again is to edit your old questions and undelete them, give them some time to hopefully be upvoted. ...
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Search or list unanswered questions by language

Yes you can search by unanswered and by tag: [java] is:question answers:0 The square brackets denote the tag, and the search tips of ...
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Missing Review Context on stand alone script

The banner you are seeing contains an explanation. You also got a comment from one of the users involved in closing your question that explicitly asks you to "elaborate what the instructions are ...
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Is, or should, comment reviewing be on-topic for this site?

These are called "source code comments" for a reason :) The help center explicitly stated that "any or all facets of the code" are reviewable. The code presented in the question ...
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How should I structure my post if my code is over 400 lines?

First of all, you're allowed to post the whole thing as-is, all in the same question. 13,000 characters is well within the limit of what a post may contain (65,536 characters as a hard limit), leaving ...
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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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How to properly display Matlab code?

Thanks for bringing it up. The matlab tag had no syntax highlighting language associated to it. I've modified the tag settings to use lang-matlab, which should ...
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"Using EnquireJS to trigger swapping image sources per media query" has no answers. Is it a bad question?

The code looks reviewable, but the question has had 7 views in 8 days - it basically went completely under the radar. Assuming you're looking for feedback on any & all aspects of the code, I've ...
Mathieu Guindon's user avatar
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First post appeared on the review queue long time after being asked

Well, it seems like the question had been closed 2 minutes after being asked. It had then be reopened 21 minutes ago. Check the timeline: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/posts/185169/timeline
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"How get all id from the db insert" question closed as "not ready for review"

There are several problems with your question: There is no language tag. Is it php? It lacks context. What does the code for db.images.Add(…) and ...
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Why can we not ask for the best practice of code?

Note, your question in this meta post is about why asking about best-practices in general are off topic, and you provide some example questions which were closed. Note, those questions were not (...
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Are you allowed to ask for reviews of the same program written in two languages?

I don't know the policy well enough to say whether it explicitly prohibits this, but my opinion is: If the fundamental question is solid enough, then I wouldn't recommend closure - we already have a ...
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Comments Lost Days after Posted

Comments are third-rate citizens on the Stack Exchange network. They can be deleted almost at-will. Please see the MSE FAQ on how comments work. Comments are temporary "Post-It" notes left ...
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I don't understand the negative feedback on my question

Currently your question has a score of +0/-3, and there is one close vote against your question for our Authorship of Code close reason: Authorship of code: Since Code Review is a community where ...
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What was wrong with my question?

Like @1201ProgramAlarm mentioned in the comment The problem is that the code to be reviewed must be embeded directly in the question. As it stands, there is no code in the question and nothing to ...
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