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How is my challenge unclear?

Last night, I asked a question here. It immediately received two downvotes and a close vote as unclear without explanation. I inquired as to the reason that it was unclear, both on the question ...
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To what extent the answer is allowed to change the description in the challenge?

PS: Honestly I just proposed my first challenge on PPCG hours ago, so feel free to criticize me. I just had my very first challenge published here and I ran into a problem that some answers are based ...
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How to deal with a large API for a KoTH

My upcoming KoTH, Fellowship, has a really large API. Fundamentally, there are 5 classes the player needs to work with: Player is the class they need to implement (6 functions) ReadonlyCharacter is ...
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Would it be accepted to have a “cops and robbers” thread with only one side?

I would like to mainly give myself programming challenges by basically asking multiple times to break my previous code. This would be like the "cops and robbers" format on PP&CG, only that I would ...
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King Of the Hill playing a Copyrighted game [duplicate]

Copyrighted King of The Hill Games Some Game X is created and copyrighted by corporation Y. Can I post a king of the hill challenge about Game X, or some derivitave of X? This issue came up here as ...
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Are all busy-beavers copies of *Largest number printable*?

I have noticed that almost all questions with the tag busy-beaver are closed as a duplicate of Largest Number Printable or are attempted to be closed as a duplicate of that post. In Possibility of ...
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Buggy Markdown rendering of a “circle” [duplicate]

In this meta.codegolf sandbox question, the following shape is misaligned: ...
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Is there a sandbox or “unpublished” option for answers that are being developed? [duplicate]

While working on a code snipped for a recent question, I found that due to the self-referential nature of the answer, it would have been helpful to have a sandbox or test area for answers that aren't ...
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Alternative winning criterions for cops and robbers challenges?

Sometimes the classic CnR winning criterion: Cops If your submission has not been cracked within a week, it is considered safe. The shortest safe submission wins. Robbers The robber ...
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Is it a good idea to leave heavily downvoted challenges in the Sandbox as signposts?

Sandbox posts with several downvotes (such as the one about lolcats) are signs of what the community doesn't like. Should we keep them to remind users about what not to "ask"?
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Is there a question format for longest non-repeating code?

I've only recently started getting involved on Code Golf, so excuse my ignorance, but is there a format for longest possible way to achieve a challenge request? Either by runtime or by code length. ...
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Challenges where the code itself is not important [duplicate]

Please have a look at this Sandbox submission. Regardless, this question is a general one, not about the Sandbox submission specifically. Very short summary of the question: Build/design a ...
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I want to pose a puzzle, but I don't really know enough to make it as detailed as it needs to be

I'm curious if anyone can calculate the maximum possible number of "living" cells on a given grid size for Conway's Game Of Life. I would have no way of knowing how to define winning criteria or ...
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Can I post someone else's sandbox challenge? [duplicate]

ETHproductions made this perfectly cromulent sandbox post but hasn't touched it in a week. Is it poor form to move it to the main site for him/her? (And then immediately post my own solution?)

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