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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 spend is 100 reputation (not 50). I don't know whether it is by design, or if it is a bug, that your deleted post is being counted as a posted answer. I can see ...


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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 able to see patterns of one user repeatedly downvoting another one, they can't see individual votes.


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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 that a question that had ... formulation difficulties that are hard to put into words and that skirts the line of being on topic was downvoted twice. That's not ...


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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 to accomplish". To phrase that in a little less complicated English: We can see that you have some code. It seems to be doing what you want it to do. It's ...


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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 available to regular users. For cases where edits keep getting applied back and forth, diamond moderators have the ability to lock a post. Before this happens it can ...


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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 (necessarily) closed because they were about best practices in general. The close reason covers a number of different possible reasons for the closure. The first ...


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Walter, I understand being downvoted can feel harsh and hurt. And I agree that downvoting without commenting isn't constructive. But saying "moderators useless" is verbal abuse, and fighting what you see as abuse with abuse is not going to help your cause. I have proof that they are doing a bad job In need of moderator intervention. This just ...


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Users that are new to the network may not intuitively understand that they do not own any of the content they post on Stack Exchange, as per terms of service all user content is licensed under CC-BY-SA, and as content hosted on the SE network it is the duty of network users to make sure all network content looks great and reads well, and this is incentivized ...


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We don't have the tools to help you with your request. If you want to keep the list updated, then creating a GitHub, SourceForge or BitBucket repository will be better equipped for that. Anyone with an account can create a PR and if you set the permissions up, you can get it so anyone can update the list without a PR. You also get additional features such ...


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You indicated the real problem is you posted something that in hindsight you shouldn't have shared, because your classmates ran with your solution to a homework problem. That's unfortunate. Normally, we don't like removing answered questions. However, exceptions can be made whenever legal problems come up. A wise member of our community got asked about the ...


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If you want to communicate with someone who has edited a post,1 you can always @[username] ping them in comments below the post, even if they haven't left a comment. You may think it's not possible, because their username is not in the list of auto-completion usernames after typing @ in the comment, but they can be pinged if you manually type their name. ...


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Code that's not included can not be reviewed. That's simple. "I don't want to separate it into independent questions because the components altogether form the whole architecture; I think that the entire context is important here." Considering you've posted the general overview and context in your first question, that question can serve as extra ...


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No, it's not ok. Yes, it would be bad manners. On top of that, it would be quite an accomplishment to phrase a question such that it's on-topic and well-received both here and on Stack Overflow. Please see our FAQ on the differences. I understand your frustration. You have 3 questions on the site, some of them quite old, yet no answers. Perhaps our FAQ on ...


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Is there a way? Yes, on meta or in chat. There is no option for pinging editors like there is for users leaving a comment. Or ping them, thank you Makyen. Considering the editor here is a moderator, you can be about guaranteed he reads every meta. Just post it on the correct meta ;-) For this particular edit, I've fixed it. Looks like an honest mistake to ...


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Are typos not worth it to correct? Absolutely, but not at any and all cost. When you suggest an edit, the edit will be placed in the review queue. Now, either the author of the post or two reviewers will have to agree with the edit to have it succeed (or one of the editors forces the edit by further editing it). This is to ensure the quality of the edits ...


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To the best of my knowledge, does the code work as intended? Code Review aims to help improve working code. If you are trying to figure out why your program crashes or produces a wrong result, ask on Stack Overflow instead. Code Review is also not the place to ask for implementing new features. – https://codereview.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic From this ...


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While I will answer your raised concerns one-by-one and it's perfectly possible to get your project reviewed, I'm not convinced Code Review is your best bet. Does Code Review allow for posting (or linking to) entire projects? Posting? Yes. Provided it fits within our character-limit of a post. The code must be in the post itself. We don't review entire ...


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I have created the alloy tag for you. Please make sure to fill the void in the tag's-description.


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No, all the code has to work as intended. If a part of it doesn't work, then it's off-topic. Related Questions Questions about code translation Project translation from Java to C# Code typed in from a non-text source or converted from another language and isn't working - is this in the scope here? Can you post code that works on one version of a ...


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I think there are multiple levels of issues / reviews. Character level review. These are the 'petty' points such as style guide conformance and whitespace issues. You should have spaces on both sides of operators. Line level review. These are normally pretty basic changes and focus on how to improve the readability of a specific line. It's more Pythonic ...


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