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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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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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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? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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