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425 votes
54 answers

Loopholes that are forbidden by default

There are a number of standard loopholes which experienced question-setters seek to explicitly close. However, inexperienced question-setters may unintentionally leave them open, or respondents may ...
25 votes
2 answers

Should we stop being so generous?

Tl;dr: The minor improvements that takes an answer from 44 to 39 are often the most interesting and impressive feat. If you made the improvements, then it should be OK to post it as your answer. ...
Stewie Griffin's user avatar
11 votes
4 answers

Should we combine answers where the same code works in many different languages?

Take this recent challenge for example. There are many languages where the shortest solution is simply *. Likewise, for other trivial challenges, the same 1-byte ...
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9 votes
5 answers

Can interpreter flags causing major language differences be considered different versions of the language?

I recently (this morning) extended Cubically to have an internal cube of variable size. The cube size is passed via a third interpreter flag (3 for a 3x3x3, ...
MD XF's user avatar
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8 votes
1 answer

Ethics around improving answers in comments

I often prefer to improve other people' answers instead of writing one of my own (unless mine would be considerably different). To be entirely honest, I do this for petty selfish reasons - to show off ...
ngn's user avatar
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27 votes
1 answer

Stop converting duplicate answers to comments

In case you didn't know, whenever you post the exact same answer as was already posted, it gets converted to a comment. I had no idea before I posted a crack on a cops-and-robbers post that someone ...
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2 votes
1 answer

Consensus on another user posting another answer in the same language

Should another user post another answer, instead of commenting, in a language that already has answers from somebody else, in the following circumstances? It is a modified version of the current ...
Keyu Gan's user avatar
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6 votes
2 answers

Identifying Duplicate Answers

I have a problem with objectively identifying duplicate entries in my challenges, so usually I just don't even try. Some of them are really obvious, but some of them are not. Some solutions are too ...
Rainbolt's user avatar
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3 votes
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Can we change the Late Answers prompts regarding duplicates?

Unlike other (Q&A) sites in the Stack Exchange network, CGCC has a consensus that duplicate answers are acceptable. For some code golf challenges there is one obvious shortest solution in a ...
Dingus's user avatar
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6 votes
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Are these answers duplicate?

On this challenge, because of the way it is constructed, there aren't many ways to solve the question. A bunch of answers have been called off as duplicate because they directly used a system call (...
proud haskeller's user avatar