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### Do we delete invalid tips?

Currently our consensus is that incorrect solutions should be deleted. However it's not clear if this applies to tips questions. tips questions sometimes they are a bit like regular code-golf ...
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### What's the difference between [source-layout] and [restricted-source]?

Some challenges have restrictions that apply to the program's source code, rather than the program's behaviour. These challenges are generally tagged with restricted-source or source-layout or both. I ...
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### We should reverse [reverse-engineering]

reverse-engineering has only two questions: Reverse Engineer Polling Statistics A small puzzle. Why does this code work the way it does? The second one is closed as off-topic. The first one isn't ...
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### Leaderboards (temporarily) not working any more

Edit: never mind, this seems to have been a temporary glitch - they're working fine now. Some of my old questions, such as Paint Starry Night, objectively, in 1kB of code or Write Moby Dick, ...
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### Chat Event Announcment: Language Development Workshop

BMG has died. Nearly immediately I proposed the event that henceforth became known as MYAL. After a short discussion to flesh out the details, and the chat event Language Development Workshop was born....
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### Repost "Word stays a word after taking away a letter"?

"Word stays a word after taking away a letter. Repeat" was a massively downvoted question, not because of challenge, but mainly because it was badly written. Personally, I think that the ...
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### Chat Event Refinement: Make You a Lang for Great Good

We have decided to make a chat event based on language creation. In this post, we will discuss how we should do it. The event would just be a time dedicated to showing off WIP languages, get feedback ...
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### Chat Event Proposal: Make You a Lang for Great Good

With the demise of BMG, I had an idea for a new chat event. For now, I'm calling it "Make You a Lang for Great Good", but that is beside the point. This event would focus on one of the ...
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### Biweekly Mini Golf is Half Dead

... what should we do? As we can see from this excerpt, BMG is slowly dying. People don't seem interested enough to even start it and the 21st BMG has little participants. (even though it hasn't ...
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### Language of the Month for June 2022: J-uby

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout June 2022, our Language of the Month will be: J-uby What's ...
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### Congratulations to the new TNB Room Owners!

Voting has closed, and, with the votes being a dead tie, all three candidates have been elected as room owners for CGCC's main chat room, The Nineteenth Byte: They have been appointed, effective ...
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### CGCC Blog Post #5: How to get reputation quick

You've probably seen the privileges list, and you've probably looked at it and found some quite useful stuff (and some complete garbage) that you may not have. So... how do you get reputation? Bounty ...
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### Vote for the new TNB Room Owners!

The Nineteenth Byte is getting new room owners. You've had a week (and a couple of hours) for nominations, and now it's time to vote. In alphabetical order, here are the nominees: emanresu A chat ...
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### Are we still deleting sandbox posts?

The Sandbox currently says: When you think your challenge is ready for the public, go ahead and post it, and replace the post here with a link to the challenge and delete the sandbox post. (Emphasis ...
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### CGCC Blog Post #6: My First Impression on Code Golf Stack Exchange

How I got here I saw a few sites of Stack Exchange elsewhere. Exactly where I forgot, but it made the first impression of Stack Overflow to me: they were indeed very sophisticated. I learned about ...
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### Nominations for new TNB Room Owners

In response to the increase in off-topic discussion in TNB, we've decided to appoint more ROs. Here's how we'll be deciding the new room owners: For one week (until 14:00UTC, on the 15th of May 2022),...
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### Should we rehash Add A Language To A Polyglot?

Add a language to a polyglot was fun while it lasted. However, it's kinda stagnated due to the difficulty of running all the languages. I propose that we repost this challenge, maybe with stricter ...
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### Language of the Month for May 2022: Desmos

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout May 2022, our Language of the Month will be: Desmos What's ...
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### Using compression tools

Are you allowed to use compression tools (e.g. gzip, xz) in your code? For example, a shell script with: cat script.sh.gz|gzcat|sh (25 bytes) where the content of ...
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### Link fails to render properly when rejecting an accepted edit

I think a screenshot best conveys the bug: As you can see, the link HTML in the drop down does not properly render: This edit was already approved - please visit <a href="/questions/246460/...
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### Should we make a room for TNB's off-topic discussions?

The Nineteenth Byte, CGCC's main chat room, is no stranger to silliness. However, especially recently, I've felt there's been a much larger volume of off-topic conversations. In order to prevent ...
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### Can We Make 0-NAND OR Gates in [logic-gates] Challenges?

Some logic-gates challenges require you to use only NAND gates to solve a problem. Usually, constructing an OR gate from NAND gates requires 3 NAND gates. However, an OR gate can also be constructed ...
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### Byte counting for BASIC style DATA / READ inputs

Background Many BASIC dialects idiomatically use DATA and READ commands to store and read input data from the source code. We ...
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### Language of the Month for April 2022: Curry

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout April 2022, our Language of the Month will be: Curry What'...
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### What happened to Doorknob?

Before anyone asks this question I'd like to get it out of the way: If I go to the moderators tab, I don't see Doorknob any more: He used to be a moderator here, but now he's not. What happened?
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### Source for bfbrute?

Apologies if this isn't the right thing to post in codegolf meta, but I have no idea where else to post this. A while back, KSab wrote a tool that brute forces Brainfuck code. I'd like to codegolf ...
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### Off-topic questions: could we require objective winning criteria? [duplicate]

We require that challenges have objective winning criteria, for reasons that have already been covered in various questions (in particular, see the link below). However, we receive many questions that ...
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### Language of the Month for March 2022: PARI/GP

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout March 2022, our Language of the Month will be: PARI/GP ...
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### Functions throwing exceptions: an exception to the rules?

I'm seeking greater clarity around whether we currently allow functions to throw exceptions, and if so, under what circumstances. There seem to be contradictory posts on this topic—several highly ...
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### How should taking in string input be scored in GeoGebra?

I have recently started to use GeoGebra for some code golf challenges involving strings, and have come across a conundrum which I want to ask the meta about, and prompts the more general question of ...
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### How can we get new users to use the sandbox properly?

The problem Often, when we get new users, this happens: they post their first few challenges, which receive negative feedback they are instructed to use the sandbox, which they do not long after (...
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### Questions with the longest shortest answers?

I'm just curious about any pure code golf questions (ie, not ones that build on other answers, just straight up, solve the problem with fewest bytes) where even the shortest golfed answers (especially ...
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### Golfing Language Based on Excel

The LAMBDA function is going to be released to Excel eventually. This presents an opportunity to create a set of user-defined functions in Excel. If a standard ...
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### What should we do with ast-golf?

The ast-golf tag is a winning criterion where the program with the least AST nodes wins. This seems like a subset of atomic-code-golf, where the program with the least operations by some definition ...
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### How to type unicode letters? [closed]

I am looking for a way to type letters with dot only using keyboard (without any applications). For example, an US keyboard with international layout has letters like this ...
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### Should we get rid of [new-years]?

The new-years tag's description is: A new year's puzzle is any puzzle that is posted around the first day of any year that has to do with that specific year or calendars in some way. This isn't ...
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### Should graphical-output challenges accept straight up image files by default?

I've often seen some questions tagged graphical-output and kolmogorov-complexity that have some answer being image files, and they are often disagreements in the comments. examples: ...
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### Using resource exhaustion with a semi-deciding algorithm

Let's say that there is a standard code-golf question where you: Have to find a solution that satisfies some constraints (eg. a math equation, etc.) Or, if a solution doesn't exist, output the ...
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### Language of the Month for February 2022: tinylisp

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout February 2022, our Language of the Month will be: tinylisp ...
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### Turns out that you might not write the fun main for kotlin even if the post asks so because of this:

https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/101563/ as you can see, as the OP explains at the answer, if ran as a .kts file (kotlin but script) it won't need a main ...
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### Tag proposal: [self-scoring]

I'd like to propose self-scoring or a similar tag, but I'd like to get some feedback on whether this is useful and how the tag might work. First the proposal: self-scoring is a scoring criterion ...
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### For lambdas that is, how should we input them into tio.run?

following this meta codegolf stackexchange post, I've stopped using declarations for lambda functions, but one problem this creates is that since you're only inputting the lambda body and not its ...
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### Is there a code golf for code efficiency (speed) instead of bytes?

Question in the title. Is there a code golf for code efficiency (speed) instead of bytes?
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### How should be some mathematical functions that you need to import to directly use without adding the library name be treated as? [duplicate]

like the Float.pow function in kotlin, in normal cases, which the pow function is not a part of since it is an extension function, you do it by doing, kotlin.math.abs for instance, should import ...
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### What are the standard guidelines for calling the function that does whatever the post says?

like for languages that need a starting point, like c++, c#, java and kotlin. I always post my answers in the function form instead of also calling it from the starting point. If we need to actually ...
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### Is OK to post a challenge for a sandbox post with 0 votes but is 1 week old

Is OK to post a challenge for a sandbox post with 0 votes but is 1 week old? I have a lot of sandbox posts with 0 votes that are posted to Main, But this is OK?
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For example, if an answer takes an existing brainfuck answer and rewrites it in another language like Ook! which is the same underlying language with different symbols.$^1$ What I should do if there ...
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### Best of CGCC 2021 - Voting is now open!

Final phase You have chosen the categories and the nominees for CGCC's annual "Best of". Now it is time to pick the winners! Each of the 22 categories is represented by an answer to this ...
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### 2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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