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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 [on hold]

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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### what did I do wrong and how can I improve

why did they put this challenge on hold? How could I have made it clearer? Benjamin has N boxes in his garden with dimension xiyizi each. Because he does not want to let them out and get wet, he ...
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### Who wins code golf if there is a tie?

On my code golf challenge, there are two tie 24 Bytes answers. The first one (Excel) is great because of the creativity put into it and the second one (MATL) is just skill I think and each one should ...
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### A subtitle for our site name

UPDATE: New site name chosen! This site is now "Code Golf & Coding Challenges" Thank you all so much for participating in this discussion! Following Catija's comment on the site name meta ...
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### In bash, can I use non-coreutil programs

Since bash scripts (or any other Linux shell scripts) are accepted as a programming language, I wonder what (Linux) programs are accepted as callable from the command line. It seems that it is ...
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### Is there support to approach 3rd parties to build a performance tool?

For code-golf questions, TIO has been a superb resource. However, for fastest-code challenges there is no equivalent tool available. I believe we could explore working with one or more 3rd parties ...
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### What should this site be called now that it's getting a design?

UPDATE: New site name chosen! This site is now "Code Golf & Coding Challenges" Thank you all so much for participating in this discussion! As we're designing the site, we are considering the ...
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### Not halt to prevent display from disappearing

According to Can Halting be considered output? and maybe some other links, programs should halt. However in some cases making program halt is easier(save the infinite loop in code-golf, etc.) but ...
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### New PPCG Leaderboard Widget - Update 1.1 [duplicate]

You may have seen my previous post, in which I introduced a new leaderboard widget over the old system. Well, turns out there were a few major bugs with the program. I've gone through and fixed all of ...
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### Introducing the New PPCG Leaderboard Widget!

Updates: Update 1.1: Released on April 26th, 2019 If you are just here to get the code for the widget, you can skip down to the bottom of this post. Hello! Over the past week, I have been working ...