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What ideas do you have to help turn one-time contributors into repeat customers? More helpful, polite comments. More voting on their posts. Being more friendly to them. Personally inviting them to our chatroom. We also need to dispel the myth that you have to know the language inside & out to review code. We need to stand out from other Stack ...


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Content posted to Stack Exchange websites is under the Creative Commons license. Specifically, code posted to Stack Overflow and Code Golf are available for use, ..... and abuse! I suggest we take on the challenge of finding the worst code out there on our sister sites, and making it the best! If a challenge on Code Golf is interesting, and you think you ...


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Before I answer, I wonder how many programmers really understand the importance of code reviews in the lifecycle of software construction. It was not until I read this blog post that I realized the impressive evidence showing that code reviews significantly reduce bugs. Doing code reviews saves developer time in many ways: You catch more bugs: a lot easier ...


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Building on suggestions from @rolfl and @Phrancis… Take any code, maybe from Code Review itself, and implement it from scratch in a language that you are not familiar with. Challenge yourself to learn something new!


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What brings you to Code Review today, and why do you keep coming back? I will, of course, answer this as a non-moderator (I have to stay active to perform my duties): Besides the benefit as a CS student, I'm still here because this strongly-committed and encouraging community makes me smile. This is an important aspect of programming -- communicating with ...


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What ideas do you have to help turn one-time contributors into repeat customers? I know this has been discussed a lot on Meta, so it might be beating a dead horse. But I think the biggest turnoff for potential contributors is the lack of voting. I know that when I first joined Code Review, I would put 30 minutes or more into a complex and detailed answer ...


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What brings you to Code Review today Self-centered post? All about me? Last September & October were tough, at work. I was dealing with a performance problem in a large software application, and I needed to do repeated 1-hour runs, then analyze the results, fix/tune the system differently, then rinse & repeat. The 1-hour runs were the worst. ...


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I'm pretty new around here and I'm completely new to programming. When I first started using stack overflow I ended up asking some pretty dumb questions (How to use Scanner LOL) which in turn resulted in me lacking any rep or in turn any help. I feel here you can ask more generalised questions, stack overflow seems to be so specific and not really focused ...


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Whenever I would go to answer a question, I kept being greeted with a competing answer. Usually it was the same person, @retailcoder. It was actually starting to get on my nerves a little bit, along with long comment strings that were really giving everyone the wrong impression of each other. This is when the chat started up. If I remember right, it was @...


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I'll also contribute my bit here. I started on CR not too long ago by sometimes putting up interesting pieces of my code on this site in order to get more interesting views (answers) upon them, such that I could improve my own mindset. Then I got a very kind invite to the chatroom, and I decided to try it out, because why not? My recent internet chat ...


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I feel like most things have already been said here so I'll just add a few small things. What brings you to Code Review today, and why do you keep coming back? I like the teaching-nature of reviewing code. In certain tags on SO like unit-testing it takes a few minutes before the first answers arrive so I can more comfortably create a lengthy post with ...


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My story is similar to @Syb0rg's. I mean, I started off as a driver-by too. I joined April 4th, 2013, and posted 7 questions between April 10, 2013 and September 5, 2013, before I posted my first answer. By then I had reached 2K on Stack Overflow, and felt more inclined to get into this "code review" beta site, and browsing through the meta site I ...


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Thought I might add my thoughts here as although I'm just a minor contributor on the site it is my most enjoyable of the network. What brings you to Code Review today, and why do you keep coming back? I work for a small company and things like code review and decent discussions on code often doesn't occur. I find myself wanting peoples opinions on what ...


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What ideas do you have to help turn one-time contributors into repeat customers? Output Gallery For instance, this "The Matrix" demo I made out of the OP's original version which is posted here. I still come back to it and do improvements bit by bit. If they were showcased, maybe it would generate interest. It could even fuel competition, by further ...


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Many of the code review answers address the same things for the same languages. Write a program to automatically create a plausible CR answer for one or more programming languages so that less experienced programmers can run it on their own code offline.


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Brand loyalty? I think that this question is a good starting point to know a little bit more about your customers. Is well know that any product/service can be improved by gathering relevant information about the consumer needs. In my own case, I really enjoy DIY projects. I am not a professional programmer, but I figure out how to maintain some "...


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(This answers is completely personal and may not apply to any other member.) I came back here (to the 2nd Monitor to be clear) after around two months of absence. I was quite active before I left and enjoyed the time being here. What made me leave? Nothing. It just happens. These things happen for me all the time. I start with a hobby, a project, whatever ...


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Two items: "All of the memes we use, all of the acronyms we say, all of the rules we abide by; it's a lot to take in all at once by "outsiders". And I'm not sure if that is something we can fix easily, or change at all." Is this info written down somewhere? I'm a relative newbie to CR and it would be helpful to me to have it all documented in one place. If ...


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What ideas do you have to help turn one-time contributors into repeat customers? Post a comment to new users, like "Welcome to Code Review! Feel free to visit the chat room to meet some of the regulars, to chat, or to ask any questions you might have." Many of the regular users feel a sense of community, in part because of the chat room. Is there ...


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Maybe we can find one of the most vague questions on SO, and write the best potential code in any language that would accomplish that purpose. That may show CR's expertise in a multitude of ways of accomplishing a goal with best practices, etc. in mind? Kind of random but curious what you all think.


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It might be a good idea to encourage askers to contribute their edited code as an answer to their question after a review. This offers several opportunities: they return to the site to post the outcome (User Retention ftw) they add another answer (better ratio + more votes (+ twice the rep for an answer upvote compared to a question upvote!)) the reworked ...


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Here is a proposal for the sidebar text. How To Ask Improve code that you wrote or maintain, through peer review. Your question must contain code that is already working correctly, and the relevant code sections must be embedded in the question. Please avoid stripping out key details that may be relevant to the review. If your code is ...


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I'm sure, that nobody's gonna read a long text; I guess at best people look at the bold parts, so I'd be more explicit. Maybe something like We never fix broken code and never discuss abstract ideas, so chose another site. We only improve already working code and the relevant code sections must be embedded in the question.... This may sound harsh, ...


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