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### Moderation: Handling flags and deleting answers

Since we have a full moderation team now and the load isn't all on one person, some of you may have noticed that flags are being handled a lot faster now. However, this has resulted in the problem ...
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### Accepting my first answer, things to consider beyond byte count with a tie on “shortest code wins” question?

My first ever question Find all integer pairs that produce a given Loeschian number was a straightforward code-golf tagged problem. I copied the format from an earlier related question, including the ...
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### Declined flag on a comment that was fully implemented in an answer

Recently I flagged this comment as no longer needed, since it was fully implemented in an my answer. Furthermore, I thanked the user helped my shortening my answer. After reading this post, I was ...
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For a while now, most bounties on our site are rewards for existing answers. As a consequence, it's pretty hard to spot any bounty that would fall into the 'Draw attention' or 'Bonus / Side challenge' ...
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### Feed Filter: A TNB Userscript

Inspired by a conversation about annoying quirks with the chat feeds (such as New Main Posts), Feed Filter is a simple userscript I made to introduce a few features/fixes to the feeds in The ...
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### Language of the month for October 2020: Husk

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout October 2020, our Language of the Month, nominated by myself,...
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### 2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Code Golf's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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### Should I upvote an answer based on how much it was improved?

Should I hold how much an answer's score increased/decreased (depending on the winning criterion) as an indicator of how good it is and whether or not I should upvote it? I used to see answers golfed ...
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### Newer users can't view vote counts, therefore cannot view current site consensus

So recently I've been reading through some policy recently, and besides there being a whole lot of them, I've noticed a problem. As I have less than 1k rep on the main community, I'm not an ...
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### 2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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### 2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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### Discussion on the upcoming moderator elections (Sep 2020)

We are scheduled for a moderator election on Sep 14, 2020. A Community Interest Check by SE last November gauged interest in holding and running for January elections for the spots of the two (now ...
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### Users with 1 rep aren't able to post answers on Meta

Despite our help page claiming you only need 1 reputation to participate in Meta, multiple users have reported being unable to post answers on Meta, despite being supposed to be (screenshot of a ...
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### 2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Code Golf is scheduled for an election next week, September 14th ...
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### Scoring Desmos equations

The Desmos graphing calculator, commonly referred to as just Desmos1, has been used for a number of answers, by me as well as others. However, scoring (as well as I/O, but that's for another post) ...
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### \[ in code triggers LateX in preview

When the code contains the characters \[, the preview shows everything else as LateX even though it is inside the  section. This is how the preview looks like: ...
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### Language of the Month for September 2020: R

In accordance with our meta agreement to restart the Language of the Month with the top-voted nomination from the old nominations list, we have a new featured language! Throughout September 2020, our ...
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### Answering a tip for golfing in a specific version of a language

Phrased generally, my question is: Given a language "The Summer" and an experimental branch of it "The Fall", should I answer a "Tips for golfing in The Summer" question ...
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### Can we do some tag spring cleaning?

Looking at the last 3 pages of tags (sorted by popular), we can see a whole bunch of tags which are used on 5 questions or less. All of the questions with 0 questions (page 9 and some on page 8) are ...
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### Does U+007F contribute to a byte count?

U+007F, though it is not a C0 control character, Unicode still considers it as a control character. It is the deleted character. If one mis-punched a character into a punched tape, one would turn it ...
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### Nominations for Language of the Month, 2020 edition

We've decided to revive the Language of the Month event. We've also decided to start a new post for nominations. (You can see the old nominations post here.) So let's get to nominating! Procedure A ...
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### Reviving Language of the Month: Pick up where we left off, or start over?

Language of the Month was fun. Then it died. Now there's interest in bringing it back! I had assumed that we would just go back to the original nominations thread and pick the top-voted answer as LotM ...
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### We decided to post a new factorial challenge. Should we close the old one as dupe?

The existing factorial challenge has some restrictions on the domain, performance, and banning built-ins. I opened a meta question about it a week ago, and as per the meta consensus, we decided to ...
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### Can we do anything with the showcase?

The showcase is intended to, and was, a place to show and see new languages. In fact, it motivated me to learn ><>. But now, it's pretty much dead AFAIK. New languages keep coming in, but ...
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### How can I retroactively deal with rules that turned out to make a challenge uninteresting?

I created a couple challenges recently which I was hoping would be pretty interesting, but turned into something significantly less interesting due to an oversight or regrettable rule. In De-...
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### How do I let others use my custom golfing language?

I'm currently working on my own golfing language which is based on Python 3. Once this language is finished, what would be the best way to let other people use it? I know TIO is very widespread here, ...
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### Should we remove unnecessary restrictions on the factorial challenge?

The Factorial challenge is one of the canonical challenges on our site. Just like "Hello World", "Add two numbers", "Primality test", and "Fibonacci", it ...
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### Default policy for ouput in decision problems

Challenges tagged as decision-problem involve "deciding whether the input meets certain criteria". Although some challenges with this tag involve more than two categories, most involve only ...
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### How can I improve my post?

Just recently I posted this king-of-the-hill question. It was a rock paper scissors contest, but opponents had access to each other's source codes. It wasn't very well received - it had some downvotes ...
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### Unable to Delete and Unable to Close Vote

I've got a question that I really don't like (does not meet my standards, has repetitive answers because I did not realize how many languages had built-in functions for transpositions, etc). I would ...
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### What counts as “output” in SQL? [duplicate]

Some of the site's questions rule that something must (or must not) be printed to the output. My question is, in the case of SQL, what really is the output? The ...
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### Why languages encode their SBCS into UTF-8 and vice versa?

I saw that in many golfing programming languages with a SBCS other than UTF-8 there is a converter (encoding and decoding) that converts the code/file from the SBCS defined characters to UTF-8 and ...
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### How to get reputation to post on the meta?

I'm sorry for posting here instead of on the meta but I'm not allowed to post on the meta. I need 5 reputation here to post in the sandbox. How am I supposed to get that if I am supposed to post in ...
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### Do you gain reputation from upvotes from the meta site [closed]

I just have a simple question: Do you gain any reputation from the upvotes from the meta-site?
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### Feedback for closed questions

I just posted a question available here: Print out a valid pokemon team! , which got closed due to lack of details. I do understand that at first, my question was somewhat unclear, as mentioned by ...
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### Code Golf Contest(Idea)

Welcome to the idea of the Code Golf Contest, where many code golfers pit their skills against eachother in a Battle For Dream Island-esque competition! The prize? 300 reputation! The challenges will ...
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### What's so great about code-golf. We're in the 2020s and memory isn't an issue. How about code-FormulaOne instead?

The challenging nature of aggressively optimizing for program size has itself long been recognized Wikipedia In the old days, memory was very limited The larger 360 models could have up to 8 MB of ...
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### Goodbye PPCG, everybody stay healthy!

I just wanted to say goodbye, I have very little time for code golf lately and I'm losing interest, I don't know if I'll come back soon (if at all). What follows is just my random thoughts in no ...
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### Why are some users so quick to jump on a bandwagon?

I've been lurking on this site long before I made my account, and I've seen many cases where people are downvoted simply because they post an answer in the same language as someone else and it happens ...
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### Is “A solution wins if there's no strictly better solution in multiple measures” a valid winning criterion?

To cite a recently sandboxed challenge by l4m2: Solution win if there's no strictly better solution, aka. no solution that take less or same amount of items in mapping table, less or same amount of ...
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### Omitting trailing closing parentheses in Excel

When golfing in Excel, it is often possible to omit closing parentheses at the end of an expression. Excel will detect this, add the missing closing parentheses and ask if this is what was meant. ...
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### Duplicate between the main site and a Sandbox entry

The community has encouraged users to post a proposed challenge to the Sandbox for a few days before posting to the main site, to get feedback in the interest of improving the question and and to iron ...
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### Where do good questions go? [closed]

It seems now few questions show enough serious sense, and lots are just random requirements. Where do good ones go, are they dilutioned, deleted or just posted less?
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### How to ask for a parser

Refer to this challenge in Sandbox. My major language is Haskell. In Haskell, a parser (type ReadS) is a function that inputs a ...
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### How can hash be allowed in a input-testing challenge?

Immagine to have a group of elements $G$, and a challenge that requires to output truthy if the input is in $G$. I suppose that in traditional programming ...
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### Lack of obviousness about how to use this site

The problem is hardly unique to this SE site, but for people new to the site there is fundamental knowledge that isn't obvious. For instance, the "tour" page doesn't mention that questions must be ...
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### Is this REST API question way too practical for the site?

I recently had one of the senior developers on my team code up a simple REST API server and client, using SSL, basic authentication, and .NET Core. I was a little shocked to see how much code it took ...
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### How do I count C64 BASIC score? [duplicate]

So I recently posted 2 answers on C64 BASIC. I first counted it in characters, but after reading more about how the Commodore 64 works, I decided to start counting it in bytes. But there were ...