I am mulling over a challenge to draw the Eiffel Tower in 3D with ASCII art, similar to this: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/a/22763/10766.

However, it has a problem. If I do it , it will be a boring problem and will produce some pretty ugly Eiffels. If I do it popularity contest, it will end up being an art contest and be of no programming value, even though some beautiful Eiffels will likely be produced.

So, I thought we could perhaps have the best of both worlds - 25% of the score is the length of the program and 75% is the number of upvotes. I chose this ratio because the number of characters is typically much more than the number of votes. What do you think about this, is the problem unsolvable, is what I thought of good, or do you have a better solution?

Please let me know what you think in the answers.

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    \$\begingroup\$ @JanDvorak No, I want to know the community's consensus on ASCII art popularity contests in general. I am not asking whether this question is good yet. \$\endgroup\$ – user10766 Mar 5 '14 at 16:58

Maybe do it as a code-challenge? I think that that is the default for weighted scoring.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Sounds reasonable. \$\endgroup\$ – user10766 Mar 6 '14 at 4:06