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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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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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2answers
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Code review has been challenged to a KOTH battle

The corresponding meta post for code review, and the chatroom. Currently the plan is to have each side have a team and build resources and a base. Limited resources. The last team standing wins. ...
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2answers
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What character encodings may a submission use?

In code-golf questions, we typically score submissions by their byte count. However, whenever a submission uses a character outside of the ASCII range, the question of which encoding the code uses ...
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4answers
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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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2answers
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I Don't Have Enough Reputation to Comment

I am not very good at golfing by myself, but once in a while, I come across something small that I notice that could help. These are typically tricks I have found while looking at tips. Some users ...
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1answer
657 views

Can we revive The Programming Language Quiz?

status-completed The Programming Language Quiz was a Cops and Robbers challenge posted 2 years ago, where users were challenged to create obfuscated Hello, World! programs, and others tried to ...
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5answers
795 views

Thought on language specific challenges

We haven't really talked about specified language challenges. On Stack Overflow, we asked that all code-golf problems be language agnostic, but I don't feel that we are automatically bound by that ...
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4answers
192 views

How do I get better at writing questions?

Every time I post a question to the main site, it always seems there is something that I missed when posting it. How do I catch these issues?
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2answers
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String input with or without ""?

When challenges require to read a string via STDIN/Console I have seen people interpreting that in mainly two ways. The first one was that you actually just have to type the string as ...
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5answers
368 views

New First-Time Asker Dialog

This revision has been submitted to the devs to push the change, so unless there are any critical issues, this is the final version and I will not be modifying it anymore. (I have cut down the post ...
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2answers
725 views

Easy challenges and Hot Network Questions

I've noticed many challenges getting to the top of Hot Network Questions because they are really easy and get many answers that feed the activity-rewarding hotness formula. In turn, the visibility ...
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2answers
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What should this site be called now that it has a name?

This post says: This site is now "Code Golf & Coding Challenges" Indeed, this is what it says in our banner too: CODE GOLF & coding challenges But our tour page says: Welcome ...
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3answers
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Should we disallow non-observable requirements?

One of the more recent things to avoid that's coming up a lot is the use of non-observable requirements. The most common incarnations of this are things like "no hardcoding", "implement this algorithm"...
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3answers
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Answer-dependent questions

Calvin's Hobbies recently posted Evolution of Hello World. The challenge is unique in several ways, but the most revolutionary is that the definition of "valid answer" depends on other answers. This ...

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