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Are "rants" valid in an answer?
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Per se, rants are OK: not every review has to use boring technical language, and a well-placed rant or swearword livens up a post. In this specific case, the rant only makes up a small part of the ...

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Which licenses are compatible with Code Review?
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16 votes

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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Can I ask for feedback on an idea for a standard?
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16 votes

No, this is Code Review. We absolutely do require code to be present in the question, and it must be real code, not just example code. On the programming-related Stack Exchange sites, the progression ...

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Are requests for review of language design on topic?
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13 votes

We review real-world code and make suggestions for improvement. We could review example code, but have decided not to: if code is not supposed to run, how can it get better at doing nothing? ...

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Why SED over sed?
11 votes

All languages have a name, and when talking about that language, it's official name should be used. For example, it's “Java“ and not “JAVA”. Sometimes, the name of a language is the same as name of ...

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Questions about documentation
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11 votes

A source file has two audiences: The compiler, for which we have to write working code. This is of no interest on Code Review, as all code is supposed to be already working. A human reader, for which ...

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Code Review Blog - Phase 3 - Recruit contributors
10 votes

I don't think I'd be of much use as a post contributor, but I'd love to proofread, review, and edit submitted posts, and support contributors in any other way. Whether I review crappy code or ...

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How can we avoid redundant titles?
10 votes

Questions have four types of visible metadata that can be used to distinguish them from one another: The title, which is the first thing one sees of the question. In some lists, this is the only ...

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What to do when working, non-example code is too much code?
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10 votes

I put a close-vote on your question, because it's not a good fit here. You are asking a whiteboard-style programming question about how you should design your classes. That's something that probably ...

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Are questions on design only requiring minimal code off topic?
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10 votes

This is Code Review, not Design Review. The process works like this: You post some code with the following constraints: You wrote that code yourself It is real-world code. It is not example code, ...

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Code Review Blog - Post One Contest
9 votes

Let's get this started Hello, I'm Clippy. It looks like you're trying to start a Code Review Blog. Would you like to: get help with writing a “hello world” entry? write the blog without help? give me ...

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What is the future of this site?
9 votes

Code Review has significantly more traction than On Startups. Let's compare the stats: | Code Review | On Startups | ========================================================= daily Qs |...

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What are our answer editing guidelines?
7 votes

Answer edits are great, and improve the answer for everyone! Some kinds of edits are universally good: fixing spelling errors improving formatting improving grammar adding material to back up claims, ...

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Why is no reputation given upon selecting a best answer?
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5 votes

If you look into your reputation history, you will see that you were actually awared some “+2”s: +2 on 2013-11-21 10:41 accept Polynomial Equation solver +2 on 2013-11-18 09:44 accept Caesar ...

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Multithreading issue freezes the system - working code?
4 votes

Closing the question was proper. [The] problem is that this implementation […] freeze the complete system untill the service is killed. I am posting to ask an expert to find a major problem in ...

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DI Container Tags
4 votes

Both autofac and ninject currently only feature one question each. This supports my line of thought that DI isn't so pervasive that subdivision into different frameworks could make sense here (...

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Is a bad approach for a problem a good reason to close a question?
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It is my opinion that performance issues are bugs. A piece of software is not only subject to functional requirements (“program must find primes”), but also to non-functional requirements (“program ...

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