Linked Questions

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Why do we have objective winning criteria?

2 years ago, we discussed dropping the objective winning criterion requirement. No consensus was really reached. I'd really like to start that conversation again, as I feel like it is hindering our ...
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Is the name of the community correct?

The title of this question really sounds very silly, but lets see all of those questions: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/22665/how-many-valid-routes https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/...
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We Have a Messy Sandbox

It may be just me, but it seems kind of bothersome that we have 500-odd undeleted answers in the Sandbox. Many of them have already been posted for real but not edited to reflect that. More (I think ...
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Ethics of posting if you're a bad programmer

I'm not a great (or, really, that good of a) programmer, but I enjoy reading other people's challenges, and thought I'd try my hand at submitting a few challenges myself. However, I don't see myself ...
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An info box to point new users to The Sandbox

So along with site graduation, one new option we have is an info box on the sidebar. For example, you can see what these look like on Law or Judaism Stack Exchange (directly above the "featured on ...
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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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Fortnightly Challenge ideas

Note: The Fortnightly Challenges™ are currently on hiatus. Please continue adding and voting on theme proposals. The challenges will be picked up again at some point in the summer once enough new ...
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Are Non-Programming golf puzzles allowed?

The name of this Stack Exchange site is "Programming Puzzles and Code golf" but I was wondering if other types of similar golf (not the sport) would be allowed or welcomed for questions. In ...
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Code Bowling Index

Author's note: This is a meta post tagged with discussion. The goal of this post it to create a community-wiki for Code-Bowling. Please post suggestions / concerns as answers and feel free to utilize ...
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Is TIO acceptable for fastest-code questions?

I like to ask fastest-code questions. However, I don't want to run everyone's code on my PC, partly because I only have access to a slow Windows laptop at the moment and I can't imagine I could ...
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What outputs should I allow for decision problems?

I'm looking for opinions on what outputs to allow as the Yes and No outputs on decision-problem challenges. The goal isn't to make a policy, but to help with a decision I often have to make when ...
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Should we kill code-bowling?

What exactly is the difference between code-bowling and code-trolling? In February 2011, our first code-bowling question turned up. Over two years ago, this meta post turned up. It asked whether ...
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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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Can I invent a language to solve a problem that's in the Sandbox?

We have rules about answering challenges with a language that was invented after the challenge was posted. Can I invent a language to easily solve a challenge that's currently in the Sandbox and then ...
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Should bonuses be allowed for [code-golf] questions?

Prompted by a discussion between Peter Taylor and myself, I'd like to solicit the community's opinion on the following issue: Should awarding score bonuses for extra features disqualify a challenge ...

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