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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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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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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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I Don't Have Enough Reputation to Comment

I am not very good at golfing by myself, but once in a while, I dome 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?

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 identify the language(s) ...
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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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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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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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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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Can we make use of abandoned sandbox posts?

Over the years a lot of challenges have accumulated in the sandbox(es) which never made it to being posted on main. Some of these were probably abandoned because they were duplicates or had unfixable ...
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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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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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Trigger happy on the duplicate button: do we really consider all song lyric questions “duplicates of the rickroll?”

So, we have this question Work it harder, make it better Put on hold as a duplicate of this question We're no strangers to code golf, you know the rules, and so do I Now there have been many ...
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Getting rid of the sandbox directory

I would like to propose to remove the answer directory from the Sandbox. It seems that: It's never up to date. It takes a lot of unnecessary vertical space. I have no indication that anyone is ...
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Is “Proof-Golf for proofs in general” on-topic?

I recently submitted a challenge proposal on the Sandbox, which is a kind of proof-golf. Here is the background section copied from the proposal: Compass-and-straightedge construction, a.k.a. ...

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