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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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What questions are suitable for migration to Code Review, and how does the process work?

Checklist for migration to Code Review Is the question off-topic on the originating site? Are you sure? Do not migrate if there is doubt. Is the question on-topic for Code Review? The question ...
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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

I certainly hope it's a bug, because apparently Programming Puzzles and Code Golf "graduated" as well, and that must not happen before we graduate!
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Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Well it seems like a bug! Thanks to @SimonAndréForsberg that verified other beta sites. It seems like all the beta sites are graduated (YEAH!). See this post for the progress of the bug Did all sites ...
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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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Which licenses are compatible with Code Review?

We require that the asker posts code that they have written themselves. In that case it can be assumed that the asker owns the copyright for that code and can license that code to Code Review under CC-...
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Reporting a grievance about a moderator

As already mentioned by @Jamal in the comments, StackExchange provides a Contact Form, as well as an Inbox shared by the community managers. That being said, namecalling is not really liked in such ...
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How can I format a code block below a list?

Normally, code blocks are formatted using four spaces of indentation: var string = 'string'; In a list, code blocks require eight spaces: ...
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I spent a couple of votes. Why am I not showing up in the "voters" page?

Looks like this is by design. If you go to the very last page of all-time voters on the site, you'll see that anyone with less than 11 votes isn't showing up. You need to vote some more. And then ...
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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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What questions are suitable for migration to Code Review, and how does the process work?

(the bulk of this answer is plagiarized borrowed from: What is migration and how does it work? - I have taken that and adapted it to focus on Code Review specific concerns) Migrating to Code Review: ...
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Question about flagging my own question

You could flag your own question, but… is it really a duplicate? The Stack Overflow answer may solve your main concern, but maybe there are other aspects about your code that could be improved. I ...
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"Always keep the original code intact" - even with no answers?

You're absolutely right; that header doesn't make sense. This does indeed only apply to questions without answers, which can be edited freely without violating this policy. I'll make this change to ...
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Why are the Code Review badge icons different from other Stack Exchange sites?

Every graduated Stack Exchange site has their own. Our story is here on the design announcement meta - basically the badge icons are part of the customizable things each site gets to pick as their ...
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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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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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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 doesn't this user have a bronze tag badge?

In order for a tag to qualify for tag badges, it must be applied to at least 100 questions. So far, vba has only 69 total questions.
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Moderators deleting a question

In addition to 200_success's answer here. I would like to add that, in addition to your post being about an error, it also: contains no code to review (just an error message) the code that is failing ...
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How do I create a FAQ or Help page?

You can ask any question on Meta. If the community deems it to be an important question, then a moderator will add an faq tag on it. Recently, we have also been starting to promote the most ...
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How to get feedback over multiple solutions of a particular exercise of a book?

These are very short solutions to the same problem. Just ask one question with a comparative-review tag, containing the description of the exercise, followed by three separate code blocks. Please ...
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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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How to add new tags to Code Review?

To create a tag, you edit an existing question that you think could use the tag and add the tag to the taglist at the bottom, or add the tag when creating a new question. It is not possible to create ...
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Do new CR users who are trusted elsewhere on SE go through the First Post Queue?

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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MathJax feature requires external JavaScript for SE’s editor/preview

We rely on external scripts for everything. Seriously - if you block all 3rd-party scripts, just about every page on the site will error out and you'll be stuck using the script-free fallbacks, at ...
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Moderators deleting a question

Please read the close reason on the question. Broken code is off-topic for Code Review. Since the question was almost certainly unsalvageable, it was deleted. The links in the close reason will ...
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Asking for a suggestion: partially obscure the source code

You should feel discouraged from posting code that should not be 'in the wild'. If you do not have the rights to post the code, then don't post it. Code Review requires that the code is 'real code', ...
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