While looking through rosetta-stone, I discovered that there are two types of questions tagged with it:
- The type intended by the tag: answers with many different answers in different languages. Each answer shows off the answerer's programming language multilingualism.
- A single question is tagged like this: different answers in different languages; no answer will be accepted. The challenge is looking for many different people to post solutions in different language and each language's shortest answer will get a mention. This was used like code-golf, but as a challenge for each language.
#2 could be a good idea. Some challenges don't make since when each language is battling other languages and every language will have vastly different answers. It would be a challenge in any language. For example, I am drafting a challenge that requires each answer to prove that its language is Turing Complete. This would be more appropriate as a by-language challenge.
I'm proposing a new tag, something like by-language. This tag would not be a challenge genre, but an addition to a genre. Any challenge with this tag would be doing a by-language challenge and apply the winning-criteria by language.
- Is it a good idea to make challenges where no answer will be accepted?