problems are not like mathematics problems

The way of see generate from the set of problems tag as kolmogorov-complexity is anti programming... one algorithm in mathematics (here with tag or ) is something ok and useful; but kolmogorov-complexity problem goes against the right way of seeing programming; and so can not have the same score for vote of a question or answer with or questions. Should upvotes for an answer on a question yield not 10 reputation, but say 5 or 1?


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    \$\begingroup\$ I know there is some language barrier involved and I tried my best to infer what you try to state, however I'm not sure what you mean by "score has to be inferior" or "can not have the same score for vote". Could you try to rephrase what you want to change about the scoring? \$\endgroup\$ – Laikoni Nov 17 '18 at 18:54
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Laikoni when someone vote for an answer on question with tag kolmogorov-complexity the score not has to increase by 10 but by 5 or 1 \$\endgroup\$ – RosLuP Nov 17 '18 at 18:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ok, so in your opinion answers to kolmogorov-complexity are upvoted to much in comparison to answers to harder math challenges? \$\endgroup\$ – Laikoni Nov 17 '18 at 19:06
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    \$\begingroup\$ If that's the case then this question is more or less a dupe of Non-Trivial Answers get too few upvotes. \$\endgroup\$ – Laikoni Nov 17 '18 at 19:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Laikoni yes; but more: when mat or number tags make to go in a good way, Kolmogorov-complexity make to go in a wrong way again readability and easy algorithms representation... too much synthesis can be wrong (at last for me) \$\endgroup\$ – RosLuP Nov 17 '18 at 19:13
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is not a math-only site, you know. Sure, sometimes kolmogorov-complexity answers can be boring, but that's not the tags fault. 30% of my rep and my answers are from kolmogorov-complexity answers, and I very much would like to keep that fact; I personally don't find mathy questions that fun, but that doesn't mean I'll try to remove the fun from others. \$\endgroup\$ – dzaima Nov 17 '18 at 20:02
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    \$\begingroup\$ kolmogorov-complexity and math are not exclusive. In fact, IMO the most interesting KC question is in the intersection, and that intersection is the best bet for future KC questions which don't come down to the same old grammar compression tricks. \$\endgroup\$ – Peter Taylor Nov 18 '18 at 21:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ Also, a technical problem: we don't implement the voting system, SE does. And our feature requests are often ignored. \$\endgroup\$ – user202729 Nov 19 '18 at 5:13

Assigning different amounts of reputation to upvotes on challenges bearing a certain tag is a bad idea. Being a math problem doesn't automatically make a challenge more difficult or useful.

There are challenges that are hard to golf (even if writing an ungolfed solution is straightforward), while there are challenges that simply ask to add two numbers.


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