A large amount (20-60%) of the questions here are not code golf questions. It might also confuse new users.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think it is fine as is, and that would require all-holy Dev Intervention™/ \$\endgroup\$
    – Riker
    Mar 31, 2016 at 1:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ @EasterlyIrk A mod should post this to meta SE. If only SE was open-source... it would be a pull request away... \$\endgroup\$ Mar 31, 2016 at 1:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ Requests that are specific to PPCG would get migrated here anyway. \$\endgroup\$
    – Dennis
    Mar 31, 2016 at 1:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ Additionally, about 25% of all questions are not tagged with code-golf, and that percentage would likely be lower if we only looked at the last year or so. A large number, yes, but there are three code-golf questions for every non-code-golf question. codegolf.stackexchange.com makes sense, it's primarily what we do. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 31, 2016 at 3:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ My favourite type of challenge here is non-code-golf, but I oppose this change. ppcg would mean even less to newcomers than codegolf. Also, attracting golfers is a good thing. They write some of the most interesting non-golf solutions too. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 31, 2016 at 10:11

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Let's keep it as is

We've been Programming Puzzles & Code Golf, otherwise known as CodeGolf.SE, since our inception 5 years ago. Our name doesn't suit us perfectly, but it's part of our identity. And now that we're graduating, we should avoid changing our identity and embrace what we've accomplished as CodeGolf.SE.

That aside, the subdomain name "code golf," despite being only a subset of what we do here, is descriptive. "PPCG" is meaningless without context. Indeed, the rest of the Stack Exchange network knows us as Code Golf; few people know what "PPCG" is.

So let's stay us.


Let both coexist

When you go to codegolf.se, it keeps that URL (clicking around gets you to the same domain), but let the same be for ppcg.se.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I don't think the SE software is designed to allow this. \$\endgroup\$
    – Alex A.
    Mar 31, 2016 at 16:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ @AlexA. To the extent that the site always redirects you to the canonical host name regardless of which site alias you visit, this is by design: you want search engines to have results in the canonical place. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 1, 2016 at 17:12

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