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Code-troll rules [duplicate]

This is a discussion about the rules. Actual rules can be found in https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/tags/code-trolling/info The first ever question with code-trolling tag (I need a program where ...
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Is code trolling on homework questions OK? [duplicate]

https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/109337/java-program-for-build-report That is a homework question. It has been closed. Am I allowed to troll the asker with innocent code snippets? Ya know ...
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Proposal to lock the Language Showcase as historically significant

I recently revisited the following classic challenge: Showcase your language one vote at a time. The gist of the challenge is as follows: An answer is a set of program snippets, each with a unique ...
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Should asking for malicious code be on topic?

We're occasionally getting questions which ask people to write harmful code. This used to be big when code trolling was a thing, but it's not limited to that. Every now and then there are underhanded ...
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Delete all code-trolling questions

The code-trolling tag has brought nothing but poorly conceived "challenges" to this site and the new users it has brought are posting poor knock-offs of an already poor idea. The quality of questions ...
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“Be Nice” applies to off-topic questions too

For whatever reason, PPCG tends to get a lot of off-topic questions, generally about code-troubleshooting. Maybe it's because our help-center is inaccurate. Or maybe it's simply because we're a large-...
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Should solution “catalogs” be on topic here?

Our benevolent mod Martin recently sandboxed a challenge for golfing "Hello, World!", as we do not yet have such a challenge on this site. It seems that Martin intends for it to be more of a catalog ...
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Voting by implementation vs. output

I want to open a discussion about this recent highly-popular question that has been closed and reopened a few times: Animation of Code Golf. The turbulence of that question and similar past questions ...
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Which code trolling questions are worth keeping?

It looks like code-trolling's days are numbered. There seems to be overwhelming consensus that the tag is bad for the site, and should be removed. Before we stamp it out, there are a few things that ...
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What is a spec?

Our FAQ on "on-topic questions" currently states: All questions on this site, whether a programming puzzle or a code golf, should have ... A clear specification of what constitutes a ...
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Code trolling is dead. Now what?

Code trolling is officially no more! It has been 141 long days since [code-trolling] was first born. Now, every code trolling question is either locked or deleted. Code trolling is finally gone! ...
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Code-Trolling now off-topic?

This question has 4 close-votes. The reason is This question appears to be off-topic because it is about code trolling Why? There are some good code-trolling questions out there, some of them even ...
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When to choose “Recommend Deletion” in the Low Quality Posts queue?

I just reviewed two posts in the Low Quality Posts queue. These posts didn't fit the rules so I choosed "Recommend Deletion". But now I was wondering whether I made the right choice. So, when do we ...
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What is the difference between underhanded and code-trolling? [duplicate]

PCG no longer permits code-trolling, but there is another category called underhanded, of which the tag wiki currently reads: An underhanded challenge is a challenge to write a program that looks ...