Linked Questions

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Feedback for closed questions

I just posted a question available here: Print out a valid pokemon team! , which got closed due to lack of details. I do understand that at first, my question was somewhat unclear, as mentioned by ...
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Why are some users so quick to jump on a bandwagon?

I've been lurking on this site long before I made my account, and I've seen many cases where people are downvoted simply because they post an answer in the same language as someone else and it happens ...
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Duplicate between the main site and a Sandbox entry

The community has encouraged users to post a proposed challenge to the Sandbox for a few days before posting to the main site, to get feedback in the interest of improving the question and and to iron ...
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Where do good questions go? [closed]

It seems now few questions show enough serious sense, and lots are just random requirements. Where do good ones go, are they dilutioned, deleted or just posted less?
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How can hash be allowed in a input-testing challenge?

Immagine to have a group of elements \$G\$, and a challenge that requires to output truthy if the input is in \$G\$. I suppose that in traditional programming ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Is this REST API question way too practical for the site?

I recently had one of the senior developers on my team code up a simple REST API server and client, using SSL, basic authentication, and .NET Core. I was a little shocked to see how much code it took ...
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Challenge post-mortems

While to-be-posted challenges get feedback in the Sandbox (ideally), we don't usually reflect on challenges after they have run. And while issues and ambiguities in challenges do get pointed out, we ...
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2answers
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Do golfing languages support arbitrary-length integers?

During a conversation in my proposed challenge in sandbox, there had been some objections about requirements in the challenge. I want to entirely ban a usage of floating-point numbers in the ...
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2answers
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Policy on answering challenges with cumbersome I/O

We've probably all seen new users ask questions with cumbersome I/O rules, like mandatory taking the input by reading separated lines of STDIN and outputting to STDOUT to give an example. In those ...
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6answers
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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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6answers
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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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1answer
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Winning Criteria vs Valid Criteria

Winning criteria determine which submission wins. For example, the following are winning criteria. The submission with the fastest code on any reasonable desktop machine wins. Valid criteria ...
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1answer
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Standard New User Welcome Messages

What is the best message to notify a new user with an issue with their post (via a comment) while posting a(n)... Challenge (unclear specs/questionable) Challenge (duplicate) Challenge (off-topic) ...
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Existence of known score but unknown exact code

Consider the following the challenge: Write a program that accomplishes X task while maximizing the number of distinct characters in your source code. Removing any set of characters from the ...

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