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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\$ – Calvin's Hobbies Jan 26 '15 at 12:12
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Calvin'sHobbies "interdependent-answers"? ;) sounds more like a KotH to me though \$\endgroup\$ – Martin Ender 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\$ – Calvin's Hobbies 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\$ – Nathan Merrill 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\$ – Martin Ender 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\$ – Martin Ender 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\$ – Calvin's Hobbies 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\$ – Martin Ender 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\$ – Martin Ender 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\$ – Martin Ender 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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