Usually, language-specific tags have this excerpt:

This challenge is intended to utilize the _____ language as a means of solving a problem. However, language-specific challenges are generally discouraged on CG.

However, the problem is that sometimes, questions tagged with the language tags are not asking for solutions in that language; rather, the challenge is simply related to the language. For example, my challenge Minify BF.

How could the standard excerpt be changed to rectify this?

I don't want to just make an executive decision, because I would have to update all the tags without any community input, but I went ahead and posted my suggestion in the answers below. If the community is in general agreement on one suggestion, I'll go ahead and edit all the language tags' excerpts.


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My suggestion is to change it to

This challenge is related to the _____ language. Note that challenges that require the answers to be in a specific language are generally discouraged.

It's both short enough to fit and gets the message across.

  • \$\begingroup\$ I have edited all of the language tags. Therefore, I will accept this answer. \$\endgroup\$
    – Doorknob
    Commented Feb 12, 2014 at 2:58

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