The Code Golf stackexchange tour gives a detailed explanation on, how to ask a Code Golf question.
But what about how to answer? I have multiple questions about: How to give an answer?.
Neither the code golf nor the meta stackexchange seems to answer my questions:
- Does the answer must be right? Let's take the example of a student, that try to solve a challenge for hours, and end up with half of a solution.
Should he post it? Perhaps someone can help him in the comment, and they can form group to overcome this hurdle.
- Do I necessarily have to aim for the shortest answer? If I have the choice between an elegant and short solution, how should I chose it.
Also, let's say that I have a solution, but I know it is far from the shortest or the best solution, do I keep it for me?
- Should I prioritize language with light syntax over verbose language. Like C or Java are really verbose, so If I post an answer in one of these language, will it be downvoted to the gut?