Jeff Atwood
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Where do high-level architecture and design questions go?
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They go on https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/ -- the "whiteboard" type programming question. This site is for code reviews, of course.

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Tag based syntax highlighting not working on all tags
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We use Google Prettify https://github.com/google/code-prettify with an extension to hint at certain supported languages based on the question tags: Changes to syntax highlighting what language, ...

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How is this site different from Stack Overflow?
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Did you not read the FAQ at all? About page What topics can I ask about here? As I said on Twitter, this site is about asking Does this code make my ass look fat? In other words, general broad-...

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Multiple answers and unanswerable questions
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there is really can be multiple correct answers Multiple correct answers is not really a problem; there is always "more than one way to do it". The only time it is a problem is when the # of answers ...

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Is asking for a name for one function on-topic?
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It's not great, but I do think it is valid. As someone very much smarter than me once said: There are only two hard things in Computer Science: cache invalidation and naming things. http://www....

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Stack Overflow - Code Review Overlap Questions
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As I see it, that particular question was not How can I improve this working code? but Can anyone explain this working code to me. A proper code review question is from someone who already ...

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"Please review / critique" in question's title
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I agree -- all questions that are present here are default please critique. If there is some subtlety to what is being asked for, it should be explained in the question. Feel free to edit these out ...

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No replies and expiring bounty
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Indeed it does per https://codereview.stackexchange.com/faq#bounty In any case, you will always give up the amount of reputation specified in the bounty, so if you start a bounty, be sure to follow ...

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Can't suggest an edit: "edit" link missing
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It's because they both have pending edits -- and since you don't have enough rep on CR to approve the edits, the edit(0) isn't visible to you. I'll check all the pending edits and approve them now.

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Questions containing code with poor formatting or no comments
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We do now have the ability to detect unformatted code; I will turn that on here. Can we detect unformatted code and give specific help?

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Friendly notifier for review questions with missing code?
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Ok, I updated the How to Ask sidebar panel a bit: https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/ask Before: Share code from projects you are working on for peer review. Please specify what ...

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Redundant tag: [review]
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This is complete, and I also made it an intrinsic tag for the site.

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StackOverflow questions being incorrectly sent to Code Review
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It's a process of education. The defining characteristic of a codereview question is that it is working code -- if there are errors or other problems, it's not a fit here. If we only get people to ...

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Textbook questions on Code Review
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My question is whether it is appropriate for users to post solutions to exercises from well-known text books on Code Review It can be, if they are posted with the honest intent of having a working ...

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On migrating from SO: how to do this efficiently and appropriately.
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I would certainly prioritize SO questions where there is no error or problem to be solved yet the poster has provided code with the intent of some kind of subjective critique. That's a textbook ...

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Which is the better fit -- Code Review or Stack Overflow?
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Hmm. The rule of thumb I use for Code Review is: It is working, functional code with no (obvious to the author, anyway) errors You want aesthetic and subjective peer feedback on this working, ...

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Do stylistic questions belong here or on programmers.SE
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Great examples in your post to chew on. A few thoughts. Programmers is less about actual code and more about whiteboarding ideas. So any question with a lot of concrete code (versus mostly code ...

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FAQ proposal - review can be general
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OK, I didn't see any harm in this, so I edited it into the FAQ. This is something you can do as a diamond mod as well, just click edit there.

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Growing Code Review, One Idea... :-)
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Sure, you can, as long as people are clear what code review is for -- essentially, functioning, working code that needs to be improved in some subjective, perhaps even aesthetic, way. If the code is ...

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Lisp symbols not highlighted correctly
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First, make sure the correct language highlighter is being used. If the question is tagged lisp that should be correct, but verify that the code class is correct in Google Chrome inspector. For ...

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Are non-specific code-style questions acceptable?
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I am perfectly happy with going in a different direction from StackOverflow and saying that questions should be specific rather than vague, containing an actual and complete code sample, but we should ...

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Solving wide code
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The only thing I can really think of is making the font smaller for the moment. edit: this is done. It is true that we expect more code here than on, say, Stack Overflow .. but even for a code review,...

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What's the purpose of the tag 'code-review-practice'?
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Agreed -- I checked most of them and they were just plain code reviews, the "ambient" tag you'd expect every question on this site to have simply because it exists here! That's the very definition of ...

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Can I ask for a review on a website?
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Generally, no. Per the faq: Make sure you include your code in your question This site is for code reviews, which are hard to do when the code is behind a link somewhere out there on the internet. If ...

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Why do so many people on CR have a reputation score of 101?
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Correct -- you get +100 bonus reputation on any new site in the Stack Exchange network, so long as you have +200 rep somewhere in the network. Since you start with 1 rep, that means you end up with +...

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"Approve Edit" info page broken
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This should all be working now.

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Answering your own review
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I think answer will be better, as significant question edits might be disruptive to others who already answered. (trivial or minor question edits are of course always ok)

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Is Code Review useful for external users?
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It is pretty clear why this site is useful for CR-users: those who ask for code review may get some points regarding their code, reviewers can see ideas of other reviewers which also stimulates ...

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Are database design reviews in scope?
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I would say this is in the correct spirit of code review, provided the relevant schemas are provided in the question.

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Missing Beta Badges
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That page is only correct for the original trilogy. For all other sites, the beta badge is calculated differently -- primarily by # of questions or answers you provided in the beta time frame.

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