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Code-troll rules [duplicate]

This is a discussion about the rules. Actual rules can be found in 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] 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 ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
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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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CGCC Blog Post #2: The history of PPCG and CGCC

We recently turned 10 years old. Unfortunately, we didn't really realise and therefore didn't really celebrate or even mark the occasion. But, it got me thinking about the history of the site, and now ...
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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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We can continue code trolling! (NOT A COMMUNITY CONSENSUS)

About 9 years ago, every question about code-trolling was locked and asking new questions about this topic was banned. If you missed this, I created a subreddit for this, and hopefully we can make it ...
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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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