Just in case you didn't know already, we have a fairly new type of challenge: cops-and-robbers
I enjoy these challenges very much, but I don't know if the current format (cops post answers, robbers post comments) is optimal.
I see the following problems, in descending order of importance:
Comments are limited to 600 characters and have very poor formatting, so a robber has no convenient way of explaining how he
killed the copbroke the submission.
New users cannot post comments, since they'd need 50 reputation for that. Newbie robbers have no choice but to post answers instead of comments (exhibit A, exhibit B) or just skip the challenge altogether.
The question has to be cluttered with two leaderboards. The comment sections are a mess.
Only cops can earn reputation from upvotes. There's no green checkmark for the best robber.
So, should we
…create separate challenges (one for cops, one for robbers) and keep things nice and separate?
…let robbers post answers as well? This solves 1, 2 and 4, but the clutter would be even worse.
…let robbers edit answers, as this challenge did?
- …leave things as the are?