Kaz
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What would Clippy say?
43 votes

No code in the question Very easy to test for. If there is not a single formatted full line of code in a question: Code Review questions must include the code to be reviewed in the body of the ...

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Code Score Cards
Accepted answer
19 votes

How does a score card actually help the OP? Telling them their code sucks, without explaining how to improve it, is no benefit to anybody. Telling them how to improve it, by definition, involves ...

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Negativity specific to CR
19 votes

Speaking as somebody who joined CR very recently and didn't do a great job finding out all the rules beforehand, I've found the community to be very welcoming. We have relatively few rules, and as a ...

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Should pedantry be discouraged?
16 votes

No IMO, the only useful criteria for answers is Is it a net improvement? (however small). That answer is useful, not by a huge amount, but still an improvement. The moment you start saying "...

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THE Shouting sitename
13 votes

I actually kinda like the new site name...

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Let's pick t-shirt tagline!
10 votes

There's always room for improvement Credit to @Pops

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Users that appear to learn nothing
9 votes

I feel like anybody posting their code in good faith should be treated respectfully. If somebody appears not to incorporate suggestions into subsequent posts, ask them why. If they aren't being ...

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Code Review Secret Santa 2015: Show off your gifts
8 votes

I need to actually take photos (my bad), but thank you to my secret Santa, for the game and the dragons!

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A friendlier challenge
7 votes

EDIT: Thank you for taking the feedback on board. A couple of further recommendations: Just drop the word "challenge" entirely. It doesn't set the right tone. I think you're getting a bit too ...

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Is it ok to have a code base I submitted as part of a recruitment process peer reviewed here?
Accepted answer
7 votes

You wrote the code, you own the code, the code works (so far as you know) so it would be a perfectly On-Topic CR question. Whether you *should* when you've been asked not to is a question of Ethics, ...

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Tackling overwhelmingly long questions
7 votes

What @200_success said. For the particular post in question, I just started at the top, started critiquing the Naming and, well, never even got past the first Sub before I'd already filled a whole ...

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May I post this Huffman tree program with several files?
Accepted answer
7 votes

As a general rule, we prefer to see: Your full code, unedited, exactly as it appears in your IDE. Code Review has an extended 65,535 character limit. Unless you're getting close to exceeding that, ...

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Code Review Secret Santa 2015: Unveil yourself!
6 votes

Mat's Mug Surprise! I did actually consider getting you a new keyboard, but figured something that personal should really be left to individual choice. Enjoy the books!

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Is nitpicking worthy of a full answer?
6 votes

IMO. As long as it's a "good" answer, I won't ding it for being short. I might be less inclined to upvote, but I don't think it's something to be discouraged. That being said, there's (usually) ...

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Should there be a gcc tag?
Accepted answer
5 votes

It sounds like a tag that some people might reasonably want to search/filter for, so I think it should be created.

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Magnifying glass misconception of what Code Review is about
5 votes

I have long-argued that downvoting Off-Topic questions (as opposed to just voting to close) where the OP appears to simply not know the rules is not the kind of first impression we want to make. ...

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Is StyleCop bad?
4 votes

IMO, no. If the user has a constraint that, for this particular code, they need to use Stylecop then that's a legitimate reason not to use your advice, but that doesn't make your review any less ...

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New design & branding for Code Review
4 votes

status-bydesign Logo has been updated to slightly different version. First off, I think it looks great. I do feel strongly that the breaks in the magnifying glass could be more obviously a "c" and ...

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Design-only answers?
4 votes

IMO, the answer is not a good one because it doesn't actually reference the OP's code at all. If, for the points it made, it highlighted part of the OP's code that did/did not follow them with a ...

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Is it acceptable for an answer to contain fully rewritten code?
3 votes

The Off-topic version of a Code-Only answer is just that, a Code-Only answer. As long as your answer provides useful review of the OP's code, if you want to illustrate your points by writing your ...

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Let's pick t-shirt tagline!
2 votes

Making code better, together

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"Obsolete" meta posts: should we delete them?
1 votes

NO Whilst the information they contain has been entirely superseded, they are a part of our site history and I think they should be kept as a matter of record. What problem are they causing that ...

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RoboSanta the pimp
-2 votes

Just a personal opinion, but I wouldn't mind having it post one of each every hour (or maybe 2 hours). One of each because if it's going to interrupt chat, it may as well do it all at once. Every 1/...

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How Broad is "Too Broad"?
-4 votes

Personally, I have always seen the purpose of Code Review as "helping people to write better code". This encompasses a wide range of advice, from specific optimisation questions to broad stylistic ...

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One Question Per Question
-6 votes

To quote the established guide: Simply ask yourself the following questions. To be on-topic the answer must be "yes" to all questions: Is code included directly in my question? (See Make ...

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Let's pick t-shirt tagline!
-7 votes

Never stop improving

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