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By my count, we've had at least 5 "answer-dependent" challenges now, starting with Evolution of "Hello, World!". I think it's time we started tagging these, so we can put some general information in the tag wiki, and it's immediately apparent that a challenge is of this type.

So, here's another Good Ol' Meta Poll™.

When voting, keep in mind, that in general, answers won't necessarily just depend on the answer, but potentially on some or all or the existing answers (we didn't really have that yet, but we might not want to preclude the tag from including those).

Please cast your vote under the premise that answer-dependent challenges are on-topic for PPCG. If you disagree, the place to discuss that is this question.

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    \$\begingroup\$ When I think about it "answer-dependent challenge" is kind of misleading. All challenges "depend" on answers. The point to get across is that the answers depend on each other. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 26 '15 at 12:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Calvin'sHobbies "interdependent-answers"? ;) sounds more like a KotH to me though \$\endgroup\$ Jan 26 '15 at 12:12

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We should create the tag .

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think this is one of the clearest and simplest so far. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 26 '15 at 12:27
  • \$\begingroup\$ answer-chaining - what do you mean by chain here ? chain does not really tell that the answer is dependent on any previous one.. or its answer number \$\endgroup\$
    – Optimizer
    Feb 1 '15 at 16:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Optimizer "chain does not really tell that the answer is dependent on any previous one"? What do you think a chain is? \$\endgroup\$
    – feersum
    Feb 1 '15 at 17:17
  • \$\begingroup\$ @feersum I'm guessing that what Optimizer meant is that each link in a "chain" is dependent on the link directly before it. It doesn't cover challenges where answers can depend on any of the answers before it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Rainbolt
    Feb 3 '15 at 20:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ Chainmail depends on multiple links :P \$\endgroup\$ Feb 5 '15 at 22:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ I like this tag, but I don't think it fits ALL of the answer dependent questions. For example, what if there was a challenge where you have to use a language that hasn't been used yet? Each new answer isn't necessarily "chained" to the one immediately before it, but it is dependent on all previous answers. \$\endgroup\$
    – DJMcMayhem
    Feb 7 '15 at 16:55
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We should create the tag .

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We should create the tag .

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  • \$\begingroup\$ +1 (can't vote). While not particularly interesting, it seems very clear to me. \$\endgroup\$ Jan 26 '15 at 12:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ ordered-answers - looks like the answer itself has to be ordered of some kind. \$\endgroup\$
    – Optimizer
    Feb 1 '15 at 16:37
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We should create the tag .

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    \$\begingroup\$ -1 (can't vote). This name makes sense if you know what you're talking about, but if you don't, I think it's not very clear. (See CH's comment on the question.) \$\endgroup\$ Jan 26 '15 at 12:13
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We should create the tag (or ).

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  • \$\begingroup\$ +1 from me (can't vote) \$\endgroup\$ Jan 26 '15 at 12:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ +1 for the singular. (I have voted, just wanted to clarify that I'm not a fan of the plural.) \$\endgroup\$ Jan 26 '15 at 13:41
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We should add the tag .

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We should create the tag .

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  • \$\begingroup\$ This seems to fit, but there have also been domino themed questions so it clashes \$\endgroup\$
    – trichoplax
    Feb 1 '15 at 16:22
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We should create the tag .

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    \$\begingroup\$ -1 (can't vote). The relationship between answers can't necessarily be described as "incremental". \$\endgroup\$ Jan 26 '15 at 12:00
  • \$\begingroup\$ I think incremental answers could be an entirely different challenge type, so it doesn't work here \$\endgroup\$
    – trichoplax
    Feb 1 '15 at 16:23
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We should create tag

This signifies that the subsequent answers evolve based on the previous ones.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ +1 (can't vote) \$\endgroup\$
    – Optimizer
    Feb 1 '15 at 16:32
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We should create tag

This signifies that the subsequent answers evolve based on the previous ones.

(Same meaning as previous one, just that a different term)

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  • \$\begingroup\$ +1 (can't vote) \$\endgroup\$
    – Optimizer
    Feb 1 '15 at 16:32
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We should create the tag .

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There is no need for such a tag.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ -1 (can't vote) \$\endgroup\$ Jan 26 '15 at 11:57
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We should create the tag :)

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    \$\begingroup\$ Funny, but confusing :P \$\endgroup\$
    – Sp3000
    Jan 26 '15 at 12:13
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We should create the tag .

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