Lately I've been trying to get into Haskell golfing. And its been great fun. However I have found myself asking a lot of questions into The Nineteenth Byte (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). I've also seen people asking for tips in languages I don't know (I only know python so thats a long list). In my experience these types of golfing tips questions, don't really get any responses. They generally get buried very quickly by the chatter that is characteristic of TNB.

I feel that it is kind of a shame that there is no real place to get good golfing tips or ask short golfing questions on the programming puzzles and code-golf stack exchange. I have begun to think that it might be a good idea to create a new chat room just for tips in golfing, so that users can ask for simple tips away from the deafening noise of TNB. Now I have enough rep to do this myself, I'm not asking for permission, but I would like to know what the community thinks about adding a room just for tips on golfing.

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    \$\begingroup\$ There's Code Golfer's Corner, but nobody seems to use it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dennis
    Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 3:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dennis Didn't know that exists. Perhaps that bodes poorly for my proposal. \$\endgroup\$
    – Wheat Wizard Mod
    Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 3:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ I unfroze the room. Let's give it another chance. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dennis
    Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 4:05
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    \$\begingroup\$ I know the MATL chatroom is reasonably active (although perhaps only because MATL is under active development), so you could consider making a Haskell-specific room and see if that sticks better than the infamous Code Golfer's Corner. \$\endgroup\$
    – Sanchises
    Commented Jun 29, 2017 at 8:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dennis The reason might be that some of the most commonly used languages have specific chatrooms (e.g. Jelly -> Jelly, 05AB1E -> 05AB1E - Oasis, MATL -> MATL CHATL, Brachylog -> Brachylog etc.) Another reason might be that TNB drains the audience of that room. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 10:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ @EriktheOutgolfer You're forgetting about all the practical languages. Python, e.g., is used more than twice as often as any of the languages you mention. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dennis
    Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 15:53
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dennis Hmm, you may be right, so the second might be the reason. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 15:56

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There's Code Golfer's Corner, which is meant to discuss code golf and tips for golfing code. It seems to be pretty inactive though, so that may not be the best solution.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Why the downvotes without explanation? \$\endgroup\$
    – anna328p
    Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 3:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ Those were pretty much self-explanatory. You said what I had already said 30 minutes before, with even less details than my comment. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dennis
    Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 3:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Dennis Didn't see your comment at first. My apologies. \$\endgroup\$
    – anna328p
    Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 4:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Dennis, as a mod you should set a good example and answer in answers rather than comments :P \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jun 24, 2017 at 22:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @PeterTaylor As a mod, well, he rightfully commented, guiding as an example, since I don't think that's actually an answer. ;) \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jul 5, 2017 at 10:15

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