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### Why did CGCC get so many views on November 5th?

According to the site analytics tool (for those who have access to it), we got a huge spike in views on November 5th. (where green is new visitors, blue is total visits and orange is total page views)...
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### January 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

This community last had an election last year, and has recently seen their moderator team reduced by two. As such, by request of the remaining two moderators on the team, and to find replacements ...
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### The relationships between question length, views, and votes (and more painful graphs)

I recently meta'd some interesting research I'd done relating to the correlation (or lack of) between the time a question is asked and its view count. I got some comments suggesting I look into other ...
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### Popularity of questions, based on post time (and the most useless graph ever)

Back when I was new to Code Golf SE (then PPCG), a lot of my questions didn't do too well, and I didn't have the experience to tell whether they were good challenged or not. As such, I would often ...
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### What is the point of unicode gibberish?

It's been a few years since I came back into this forum to play some code golf and I am seeing a flood of unicode only "languages" where large operations are hidden in a single unicode character and ...
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### It's time for me to leave

On October 27th, I decided that the following requirements must be met by November 1st for my continued involvement with the Stack Exchange network: The forced relicensing from CC-BY-SA 3.0 to CC-BY-...
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### Is CGCC culture compatible with competitive programming culture?

A few days ago, a post called The puzzle masters behind Facebook's Hacker Cup explain how they craft questions appeared on the Stack Overflow blog and is currently promoted on the sidebar of related ...
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### Is using a language limitation to simplify an answer cheating? [duplicate]

This question is mostly in regards to This challenge and the comments My planned answer for a microcontroller language could do one of two things: make a general process to handle any input but will ...
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### Zsh: Functions and Math functions

I have been using functions for Zsh submissions for some time. I typically submit the body alone, as the body can be run as a full program with no modification: ...
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### How can we improve the quality of questions/challenges?

I just checked out the site and from the last 10 challenges 4 are downvoted. That doesn't fill me with a great deal of desire to check out the site regularly to see if there is anything worth ...
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### Is playing reverse code golf possible? Will it ever be?

EDIT: people have pointed out I overlooked the existence of code bowling, which is indeed very similar to what I was looking for, though not exactly what I envisioned it to be. I'll leave this ...
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### How can we clearly define “Must work for theoretically large values”?

This doesn't seem immediately like an issue, but I've encountered it once in a challenge already, and recently again in a Sandboxed challenge, and is getting tiring to find the correct wording. For ...
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### Odd rectangle under reputation in meta profile

There is an odd grey rectangle under the reputation on meta profile page. And it almost overlaps with label about top percentage just bellow it: If I open profile page on the main site, I see nothing ...
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### Code golf involving GPS?

I planned to ask a code golf involving GPS: What's the current zodiac? Objective: Display the emoji of the zodiac of current time, according to your location. Rules: 1. There's no input....
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### When can challenges be reused? If never, then why can't I answer?

According to this meta post we can never recreate old challenges. Of course not, its a duplicate. Makes sense to me. No problems. Except this challenge can no longer be answered with a language newer ...
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### Should we consider planning a move off StackExchange?

Should we consider planning to move Code Golf to our own site outside the Stack Exchange network? Reasons to consider leaving This post was spurred by recent events, but it's been in my mind for a ...
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### I'm stepping down

It's been an honor to serve as your moderator for the past four years. I would like to continue to do so, but after witnessing how Stack Exchange treats their volunteers, I decided that I'm no longer ...
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### Acceptable answer for a code golf

The Code Golf stackexchange tour gives a detailed explanation on, how to ask a Code Golf question. But what about how to answer? I have multiple questions about: How to give an answer?. Neither the ...
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### Questions that ask for artifacts or witnesses

(Sorry this is long. I tried to gather many examples, and honestly I would have liked to include more.) Background The code-challenge tag captures many different kinds of creative challenges that ...
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### What should I do with this question?

I recently posted this challenge on codegolf. The idea was simple : reproduce an hexagonal logo, graphically or in ASCII art. At first i thought it would be good enouth to be interessing, but the lack ...
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### Graphical-output - trivial solutions [closed]

I found question where author ask about reproduce logo (reproduction do not need to be identical). In one of answer we see solution with low resolution logo picture made by hand This solution indeed ...
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### What's a number? [duplicate]

Similar to What's a string? If a challenge says that the input will be “a number”, what data types are acceptable? Obviously, types like int and ...
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### Sandbox instructions for new users

We now have a nifty new info-box to point new users to the Sandbox. Hooray! But when a new user does go to the Sandbox for the first time, the instructions there don't give them much to work from to ...
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### Should we close old KoTH challenges as off-topic?

Recently, a number of old king-of-the-hill challenges have popped up in the Close Votes review queue, with users voting to close them as off-topic as their deadline for submissions has passed. ...
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I am new to codegolf, but not new to the Stack Exchange Network, so I am puzzled (pun intended). I recently joined this community and immediately searched for tips about how to post good php answers ...
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### Self promotion in submissions?

The self promotion problem. It has been solved in the chat (making a boundary between irritating self promotion and honest hope), but have we gotten to consensus about submissions? I've posted a ...
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### Ethics of Golfing in Assembly or other extremely uncommon languages

My understanding of code-golf in general is that you're to provide the shortest solution in a given language. However, for most challenges, you could safely pick a language no one really is familiar ...
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### An info box to point new users to The Sandbox

So along with site graduation, one new option we have is an info box on the sidebar. For example, you can see what these look like on Law or Judaism Stack Exchange (directly above the "featured on ...
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### What to do with a challenge that is a dupe of a sandboxed one?

Currently it seems it is not so clear what happens if person B posts a challenge that is a duplicate of another challenge person A had already sandboxed. While any user contributions on SE are ...
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### Using **kwargs in Python

I am not sure if this question has been asked before, but I was unable to find the answer. My question focuses primarily on Python, but it might be applicable to other languages too. Consider the ...
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### Why are there still a lot of issues for a Sandboxed post Sandboxed for a long time?

When I posted this to the Sandbox, I have waited for 21 days before I posted the challenge to main. However, there are still a lot of issues in that post, and someone had found a duplicate. Why are ...
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### Migration text is outdated

Currently the migration text(shown below) references the old name(PPCG) of this site. Since this site is now called Code Golf & Coding Challenges, shouldn't we change the migration text to ...
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### Would this bit-fiddling question be on topic?

I have a non-challenge, bitwise-gymnastics question that I am looking for a home for. Would this be on topic here? Per some requirements, I am trying to pack three data points into 16-bits for the ...
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### How should we handle random number generation in languages without it built in? [duplicate]

A number of programming languages have no built-in way to generate random numbers. How are we able to include these languages in a challenge requiring random output?
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### May I return more results than specified?

I'm golfing in Lua, which does support such thing as multiple return values like this: ...
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### Existing answers in KoTH invalidated by teaming; should it be allowed?

I posted this challenge about a week ago, and it has since become fairly popular with nearly 40 answers. In the chatroom, a user asked whether teaming was allowed. I said it was, if someone could ...
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### Closing a more general challenge as a duplicate

Recently there has been a bit of debate as to whether this question is a duplicate of this question. So I though I would bring it to meta where we can have a constructive conversation, not only about ...
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Since Underload has no input command, I have some questions relating to hard-coded input: Is hard-coded input allowed by default? If it is allowed, can the hard-coded input be anywhere in the program?...
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### LaTeX/MathJax extends out of the post box

Example: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/179329/83048 As you can see, it extends out of the box the post is contained within and mildly interferes with the HNQ. For example: \\$...
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### “Rendered output” doesn't render LaTeX in Review Queue

The rendered output still shows the markdown for LaTeX in the review queue:   Question pictured.
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It looks like the image that is supposed to show up in the 404 error page has...itself gone 404, and shows a broken image. It looks like it's trying to load the image from https://cdn.sstatic.net/...
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### Can I change the version of the language in my answer (Python 3 to 2), or do I post a new answer?

I wrote a Python 3 answer. I called it Python 3 in the title; however, it works equally well in Python 2. I discovered that I am able to remove several bytes from the answer, but only if I use Python ...
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### New badges for new design

There's an old (2014y) conversation about this: Let's design a nice badge icon!, but without any real outcome. However, quite recently we got a new site design, including our new logo: For me it ...
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### 2 downvotes + 1 upvote = 1 more reputation

This site gives one more reputation to specific -1-voted questions. (This is the formula that I tried myself: ...
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### What should this site be called now that it has a name?

This post says: This site is now "Code Golf & Coding Challenges" Indeed, this is what it says in our banner too: CODE GOLF & coding challenges But our tour page says: Welcome ...
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### sort alias for Powershell

Source answer Intro Powershell introduced by Microsoft in 2006 for Windows OS. Since earlier versions, Powershell provides predefined aliases for commands. For example, alias ...
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### “Featured on meta” has gone crazy

The "Featured on meta" sidebar currently shows three posts: two of which are actually featured, and the third of which (Cast your vote for “Best of PPCG 2018”!) ceased to be featured 40 days ago. That ...
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### Is it all right to edit challenge to recognize the winner?

I know that the best answer in a code golf challenge should be the accepted one. Is it a good idea to add a "final positions table" to the end of the post once a winner is found? Something like this: ...