The help center says:
All solutions to challenges should:
- Correctly implement the required specification.
- Be a serious contender for the winning criteria in use. For example, an entry to a code golf contest needs to be golfed, and an entry to a speed contest should make some attempt to be fast.
As I understand the phrase, being a "serious contender" means having a significant chance of being the winner. For code golf, this would mean being the shortest solution. But that's silly -- even though an answer in C has no chance of winning when there's golfing languages about, it's surely a valid submission, even if it's longer than one already posted, possibly in the same language.
Now, we know that's not we mean by "serious contender", and the next sentence suggests that it's more about making an effort. But, the help center is for those new to the site, so it should be clear on its own. What do we want this policy to be, and how can we best convey it?
(I had edited in a change in this rewrite drafting, but it hasn't been included and this probably warrants more discussion.)