Linked Questions

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Could the body of the Sandbox question serve as a directory to all of the answers?

I feel like one of the main difficulties of having a massive sandbox is the difficulty of seeing all of the posts in the sandbox. There are 63 answers in the XIV sandbox and 66 in the XII sandbox, ...
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How to ask for a parser

Refer to this challenge in Sandbox. My major language is Haskell. In Haskell, a parser (type ReadS) is a function that inputs a ...
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Is that built in allowed?

I have recently created a coding language called Valyrio. I have also posted a proposal for a question in the Sandbox. I have a problem though. It has been well-established that any builtin or ...
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Language specific KotH to test the water before a language agnostic KotH

A language specific king-of-the-hill contest is easier to host. A language agnostic contest is more inclusive and perhaps therefore more competitive, but can be more work to set up and host. A ...
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Can we get a “magic link” to the Sandbox?

One of the more popular comments on our site goes something like this: Hi, and welcome to PPCG! Your challenge was closed because it's a bit unclear/broad/whatever as it is now. I would recommend ...
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Should challenges that give unfair advantages to certain users be off-topic?

Consider the following two challenges: This Sandboxed challenge gives an unfair advantage to users who have been around longer and contributed more towards collaborative golfing efforts. The original ...
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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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What is the community stance on posting a codegolf question just to answer it yourself?

Assuming the question would be considered a good question by the community, what is the community stance on creating a question with the sole purpose of eventually supplying a golfed solution? To ...
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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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Unable to Delete and Unable to Close Vote

I've got a question that I really don't like (does not meet my standards, has repetitive answers because I did not realize how many languages had built-in functions for transpositions, etc). I would ...
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Is there a maximum length for a code block/Why all the links instead of code?

I'm excitedly working-up an answer to this question: Emulate an Intel 8086 CPU . But even though there are several answers, there's no smorgasboard of goodies to steal from like many other older ...
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Byte count for programs in visual languages

for code golf challenges, how would bytes be counted for visual programming/patcher languages like puredata? I thought maybe a system based on the language's saved file size for a patch, but that ...
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What is “unclear” about this question?

This question was put on hold as unclear. I thought it specifies exactly the requirements, the objective, and the winning criterion. Could somebody kindly explain what's unclear about it? update: ...
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Should I delete a downvoted question?

Some times ago, I posted a question that is now -3. I got some good answers that helped me (and I accepted one of them), but the -3 score hints that the question is not good. Should I delete it?
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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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