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Closing old questions as duplicates in favour of new ones [duplicate]

This would answer my question, if only it had a real, accepted, useful answer, which is why I ask. I encountered this item in the VTC Review Queue. Essentially, it's a case of a question from 2011 ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

This "sandbox" is a place where Code Golf users can get feedback on prospective challenges they wish to post to main. This is useful because writing a clear and fully specified challenge on ...
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Things to avoid when writing challenges

If there is something that you find annoying / counterproductive / unfair / detrimental / no longer funny in challenges (question posts), describe it in an answer here, and propose a recommended ...
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Are two questions duplicates if they have different scoring rules?

My question Just Another Polyglot Hacker! was marked as a duplicate of Write a polyglot that prints the language's name. Now, our scoring rules are completely different. Why are they considered ...
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Duplicate questions

Now I know that duplicate questions are bad, but because this is a programming puzzles site, should there be a time range after which puzzles can be asked again? Reason one is that new users who ...
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Should "Code the Huffman!" remain closed as a duplicate of a very old question?

Tl;dr: I think my question on Huffman coding was wrongly closed as duplicate and should be re-opened. Early this week, I had the idea of posting a challenge based on Huffman coding. I found a very ...
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Can I redo my Code Golf?

The Farfallino Alphabet Hello everyone. Because of my cough cough dumbness cough cough I edited my code golf following many complaints in comments and downvotes, thus invalidating like every ...
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We decided to post a new factorial challenge. Should we close the old one as dupe?

The existing factorial challenge has some restrictions on the domain, performance, and banning built-ins. I opened a meta question about it a week ago, and as per the meta consensus, we decided to ...
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When can challenges be reused? If never, then why can't I answer?

According to this meta post we can never recreate old challenges. Of course not, its a duplicate. Makes sense to me. No problems. Except this challenge can no longer be answered with a language newer ...
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Duplicates with different restrictions or no restrictions

Long ago, this challenge was posted, with the restriction that no numbers may be used in the source code. Recently, another challenge was posted, this time without any restrictions on the source code....
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How to answer old questions

There has been some discussion lately about old questions that don't adhere to rules that are newer, such as flexible I/O. My question is simple: how should we go about answering these? Here are some ...
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How should we handle Excel answers with drag-down formulas? [duplicate]

This is a very grey area, because while excel is fun to enter, and play around with, often times it's seen as a pseudo-programming language. In Excel, one can drag-down formulas to automatically match ...
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Interpret BF (question on repost)

Sandbox : link Interpret BrainF**K : This is usually a very common challenge on a lot of sites and on PPCG we also have this Interpret BF. I wanted to know if we could make a repost of that question ...
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Which 'repeated substring' challenge should be closed?

Right now, there are two challenges, Newer challenge: Check if a string is entirely made of the same substring by ouflak Older challenge: String.prototype....
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Should we re-open "Best Yahtzee score"?

This question was closed as a dupe of this other question by the gold code-golf vote of Leaky Nun. And yes, I'd agree they're mostly dupes of one another. However, the newer question is closer to ...
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What is the stance on challenges that are supersets of other challenges?

I have this challenge in the Sandbox at time of writing. I want to add some more requirements that can potentially majorly change how some solutions can work (dakuten, handakuten, small kana). Should ...
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