This tag only has 2 questions using it, and I don't think it's that great of a challenge type, since it is vague and encourages no-ops. It also ends up being a popularity contest.

Overall, I think the tag is bland and useless, so we might as well remove it.

Challenges tagged :

The tag's usage in the meta:

  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ Well, there's probably actually a lot more challenges of this type, just without the tag. My Predict whether a message will be starred or not in 50 bytes, for example. \$\endgroup\$
    – Doorknob
    Apr 26, 2016 at 22:05
  • \$\begingroup\$ Also the Mona Lisa in 4 kb is arguably code-shuffleboard \$\endgroup\$
    – user45941
    May 4, 2016 at 3:53

2 Answers 2


Tags denoting challenge types should only be removed if

  1. that challenge type is deemed off topic by community consensus, and
  2. there aren't too many to retag.

In this case we have #2 but not #1. If we're going to remove the tag, we should either discuss whether that challenge type should be made off topic, merged with , or something else.


The tag name is quite undescriptive, so I suggest removing or renaming the tag:

  • If the tag is removed, I think these challenges would still fit under as we basically have a length restriction on the source code.

  • Otherwise I suggest renaming it to something like

  • \$\begingroup\$ I agree, restricted source is a much better fit \$\endgroup\$
    – user45941
    May 5, 2016 at 15:40

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