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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 ...
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How does the Sandbox work? How do I use it?

Link to sandbox I've noticed some people here talking about a "proposed question sandbox." Where is the sandbox? Why should I use the sandbox? How does the sandbox work? What should we do with ...
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I'm new to code golf, what are some things I should know?

I've never done code golf before, but it looks fun. I have some questions though. Should I learn some golfing languages, or just try some challenges out with the languages I know? (I know C# and ...
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Things to consider when creating a challenge

There's a lot to remember to include when writing a challenge for this site. What are some things that are easy to forget? Return to FAQ index
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How does this site work?

Hello, I have spent time looking at the StackExchange sites and especially this has seemed quite interesting to me. But I would like you to explain how it works and what it is about. I know how to ...
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What makes winning criteria “objective”?

The FAQ says (in part) All questions on this site, whether a programming puzzle or a code golf, should have [... an] objective primary winning criterion, so that it is possible to indisputably ...
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Template For Challenges

What format is generally good for questions? Is there a good template I can use? Return to FAQ index
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What details should always be given for a code golf task?

Related: For Code Golf, how do you deal with languages without a traditional print/echo statements? Related: What programming language should we consider for the code-golf solution ? Related: Use of ...
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Should we have a “Welcome to PPCG” new user post?

I recently notices that Tex.SE has a Welcome to Tex.SX! meta post. In it, it describes what the site is and how to use it. It also includes information on the scope. I think this would be a good ...
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Should the standard loophole meta thread have the featured tag?

Almost all of our challenges on PPCG have the implied rule of no standard loopholes. However, I have seen many answers (mainly from new users) that contain some of these standard loopholes. Should we ...
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Where should non-challenge questions go?

I have a question about programming puzzles or code golf, and it's not a challenge for others to solve. Where should I post it? Return to FAQ index
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How to count bytes FAQ

We've got a lot of questions asking how to count the bytes in different situations. This question is here to put them all in one spot. General questions How to count "interactive" answers ...
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LaTeX/MathJax support would be nice?

Several StackExchange sites have support for mathematical formulae using MathJax (LaTeX syntax). Many Code-Golf challenges are mathematical in nature. Equations come up very often in discussions. ...
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How can I incorporate good-looking mathematical exposition into my question/answer?

How can I incorporate good-looking mathematical exposition into my question/answer? Return to FAQ index
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Let's build a community FAQ

Our community FAQ is currently.... quite lacking. The first two are okay, but the third one isn't even supposed to have the faq tag (mods: please remove it). So, let's start building our FAQ! Here'...

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