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You have reached your question limit

What? Have a question similar to Home on the Range of Lists. Why cannot this user ask the question? Does that mean that even if the question is posted at Sandbox and well-received that the question ...
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Deleted question appears on review queue

I was recently (in fact just right now) browsing the review queue when I saw an off-topic question. I tried to downvote, but then I got a message that the question was deleted and I couldn't vote on ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Change the use of the “Game” tag?

I was scrolling through the posts tagged with "Game" and noticed that it involved quite a few code golf competitions. Just for the sake of clarity and ease while searching, I believe that the ...
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Does linter golf require a specific interpreter to be a valid answer for golf?

If someone answers a code-golf challenge in, for example, JavaScript, and as an additional challenge restricts to only code that is approved by http://www.jslint.com/ that answer is valid if an ...
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If we find a programming language in the Library of Babel, can we use it?

The Library of Babel is a huge library with many books. For example, the book titled ",fkwpival.vbfz" defines code golf on page 29 code golf is a type of recreational computer programming ...
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I asked a word question that has run away with me?

Easiest WordSearch I've asked a crossword related question thats been on my mind for quite a while. I've made various edits from suggestions in the comments. I don't think I can adjust the question ...
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Sorting answers

Some popular challenges have many many answers and often a language is used more than once, so : Is there a way to sort answers so that they appear in the order according to the name of a language OR ...
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What should we do when a language cannot answer a given challenge?

Many challenges, mainly restricted-source, are impossible in some languages. Find an Illegal String is a good example—many languages without syntax errors, such as brainfuck (deleted answer), ...
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Is it permitted for a submission to terminate merely with probability 1?

The question is in the title. I'm interested in submissions that terminate with probability 1 but have unbounded worst case running times. This is related to the question Do programs have to ...
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Post other people's code?

Some people are very good code golfers but for their own reasons do not want to join PPCG. Is it acceptable to post their solutions as answers to challenges? If at all acceptable, I would personally ...
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Can we use theoretically-impossible functions?

Title may be hard to understand, so an example: If a language claim to have a busy beaver function BB:unsigned int -> double, and works fine(always return ...
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kolmogorov-complexity is not as a mathematics problem, score has to be inferior [closed]

kolmogorov-complexity problems are not like mathematics problems The way of see generate from the set of problems tag as kolmogorov-complexity is anti programming... one algorithm in mathematics (...
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Are infinite score allowed by default for “lowest score win”?

Are submissions acceptable if their worst case score is unbounded? I think it worth a default exist
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Kindly explain why it is not impossible to read the minds of users who voted to close a question citing “unclear what you're asking”

The users who voted to close this question Fastest algorithm to output array containing all integers in range excluding duplicate digits have left no clarification as to what is not clear to them at ...
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It seems the consensus on Scratch is to use scratchblocks2 syntax, but what about “when green flag clicked”?

In many code-golf Scratch submissions, I see when green flag clicked used, when when gf clicked is also valid in scratchblocks2. ...
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Need contributions to my new Programming Language

My name is Eduardo and I'm a Computer Science student from Brazil, finishing college by the end of this year. My undergraduate thesis is about the programming language JAEL that I'm developing for ...
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What should we do to avoid programming help questions?

A common mistake new users seem to make is posting questions (like this) asking about general programming help which are better suited in StackOverflow. While these questions are being closed, I don't ...
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Do we want to allow [tag:language-identification] questions?

Today we had a question that ask users to identify the language used. We've had one in the past as well. We've never discussed these kinds of questions as far as I can tell, so let me: Do we want ...
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How to score MathNode? [duplicate]

MathNode is a graphical language made by myself with an interpreter currently not publicized, so I'm asking this ahead of time. In MathNode, surprise surprise! You have nodes. These nodes can be ...
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Golfed script length with Unicode (non-ASCII) characters

There are tasks explicitly defined with Unicode. For example, Supreme Sum String To correctly work with a unicode data, a script should be saved as UTF-16 or ...
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Should we start “reviving” older challenges?

Related. Earlier today, AdmBorkBork posted this question on TNB, asking whether or not PPCG was dying. In the following discussion, I have suggested we, as a community, could start "reviving" (for ...
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How to make question clear to users who voted to close without providing feedback as to what is not clear to them?

This question Permutations to the nines is "on hold" listing the reason as "unclear what you're asking". Asked the first two users listed as voting to close what part of the question is not clear to ...
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Can we expect out arguments to be allocated?

According to this consensus in the default allowed inputs thread, functions may output by writing to an out argument. When outputting an array in languages like C/C++, where arrays are pointers to ...
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Is Language of the Month dead?

The Languge of the Month series(?) started in March of this year, for the purpose of "to get more exposure for less-frequently used languages". Until August it seemed to be doing fine enough, though I ...
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Do I need to add code that escapes the control of the regexp symbols?

For example, String subtraction There are answers with a regexp. And there are answers without regexp. But answers with regexp works incorrect when strings contains the regexp control symbols. Yes, ...
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Judging the score of physically constructed electronic logic

How would physically constructed logic be scored? Say, for example, a mixture of resistors, diodes, wires, and 74xx/4000 type ICs. Handmade logic fits the "programming language" criteria, as using ...
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Does a downvote to a view on meta mean disagreement?

If so, when all votes are down we can know what they are against
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Do we have Programming Puzzles where the CodeGolf'ing is not the criteria and actually disallowed?

When I searched with -[code-golf] i did not get interesting results. I am looking for the questions (and as popular as CodeGolf questions) that disallow or not require the Code to be golfed to Bytes. ...
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Interpreter flags for controlling output: considered cheating?

I'm creating a programming language aimed at code golf puzzles. The language has an internal set of tapes, where the computations are saved and then retrieved to the user. At the end of the program, ...
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Asking for help on StackOverflow

I have the shortest answer in my language on a particular challenge at PPCG@StackExchange. I am struggling with a particular part of a program and I want some help. Is it appropriate/allowed/okay to ...
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Offering a bounty in exchange for upvotes

I saw this challenge which makes the following offer: Note: A bounty will be placed on this question once it gets 10 upvotes Although we discourage begging for upvotes, excessive self promotion, ...
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King-Of-The-Hill but fully cooperative?

So, I've seen this question, but I feel like mine is different enough to warrant a new post because I have a specific victory objective that I can use to satisfy the winning criterion requirement. ...
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Can I use CBMC (a static verification tool for C) for code-golf?

So with the recent maze challenge I had the idea to implement a solution using CBMC (home / source), which is a tool that statically verifies C code and can produce counter-examples for property ...
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Should we upvote/accept unclear answer on meta? [closed]

Currently some answers to (meta questions asking whether something is allowed) stands on both side, and some are highly voted and accepted because people standing on both side think it on his/her own ...
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So what happens now?

Martin Ender is stepping down as moderator. We had a moderator election only about half a year ago. There were three candidates, of which two were elected. The last candidate was PhiNotPi. Do we ...
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Farewell, for now

With my dwindling activity over the last few months, this probably doesn't come as a surprise... but I've decided to hand in my diamond. My reasons are similar to Alex's, half a year ago, in that ...
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A simple, clean and modern challenge about palindromes

Status quo We currently have seventy-four questions tagged palindrome, but most of them contain a twist. As I see it, there are only two challenges about the basic palindrome string decision-problem. ...
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The view from a newcomer (or an unwary traveller)

I had a small programming problem, Checking a file contains only null bytes. Having chanced on PPCG a few days before, I thought this could be an interesting place to see various ways someone might go ...
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Can I use Power Query “M” Language - and what should it be called?

I enjoy using Power Query "M" language (Microsoft Reference) Is this language permitted - and in cases where the language name is to be used, should this be referred to as ...
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How do I deal with lack of attention in the Sandbox?

I know there are a lot of questions like this, but I didn't find any answer that satisfied me. I'm pretty new to PPCG, so not all of my ideas are fantastic (e.g., this failure of a challenge) but I ...
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Should competitors be able to run games for KoTHs?

In this question, every "game" takes about 5 seconds. Ten thousand runs, maybe eight thousand, are planned. Running these on a single computer would take forever, so I suggested letting competitors ...
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Answer a question using another question's answer is correct?

In short, I've answered this KotH challenge using the same answer in this other question. This is my answer. It is not entirely copy past since I have to change ...
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New “stock theme” roll out

We are rolling out the new "stock theme" to the Stack Exchange network. You all are the lucky first site to get the new theme. It is now live. What new theme? If you're like, "What the heck are you ...
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Language of the Month for August 2018: Self-modifying Brainfuck

In accordance with our meta agreement to have a Language of the Month, and since the list of nominations had a single highest-voted entry at the beginning of August, we have a new featured language! ...
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When the input is a list and the language doesn't support that: what to do?

I'll use this challenge as an example. It says "Input will be a list of [...]" and I would like to code that challenge in Lua. The problem here is, Lua doesn't accept lists as input, only strings (...
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Include characters or just bytes?

I'm using javascript as a golfing language. I've just noticed that the number of characters used in a program may differ from the number of bytes that program takes (due to text encoding?). For ...
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Is it possible for a challenge to have hidden scoring test-cases?

Assume that the method of generating the hidden test-cases is known. (for example: a list of 5000 uniformly random integers in range [1..1000]) Reasons why hidden test cases should be allowed (that I ...
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Can we assume typed inputs? [duplicate]

For some languages with a static type system the compiler is able to infer the types, however sometimes there's ambiguity (even with input) unless the user gives the type manually: Motivation 1: ...
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Is a slightly changed compiler allowed? [duplicate]

Some maybe not-intended-to-program languages may have some extra limitations. Is it allowed to change it to solve a problem? If so, how the length go? p.s. marking this topic as duplicate of this ...

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