Linked Questions

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Should we start "reviving" older challenges?

Related. Earlier today, AdmBorkBork posted this question on TNB, asking whether or not PPCG was dying. In the following discussion, I have suggested we, as a community, could start "reviving" (for ...
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How can we clearly define "Must work for theoretically large values"?

This doesn't seem immediately like an issue, but I've encountered it once in a challenge already, and recently again in a Sandboxed challenge, and is getting tiring to find the correct wording. For ...
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The view from a newcomer (or an unwary traveller)

I had a small programming problem, Checking a file contains only null bytes. Having chanced on PPCG a few days before, I thought this could be an interesting place to see various ways someone might go ...
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What to do with a challenge that is a dupe of a sandboxed one?

Currently it seems it is not so clear what happens if person B posts a challenge that is a duplicate of another challenge person A had already sandboxed. While any user contributions on SE are ...
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Does codegolf involve only code size?

I'd like to know if codegolf does allow other kinds of challenges, like memory-size related ones (Given a structure, try to use the least amount of bits to store the same information) and so on. I don'...
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I don't understand why this is "unclear"

This is the question in question (no pun intended) It was put on hold is unclear. I do not understand what is unclear. I asked a flagger why it was unclear. @Mego: 1) There is no objective winning ...
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Scraping answers and comments with a Stack Snippet

I would like to make answer-dependent challenges work. To that end, I suggested including a Stack Snippet in the question which gives an overview over the existing questions as well as some other ...
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1answer
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Are challenges that may not be solvable on-topic for PPCG?

Consider the following example challenge: Given a set of integers, output a truthy value if there is a non-empty subset whose sum equals 0, or a falsey value if no such subset exists. Solutions ...
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How to count languages?

A common problem for rosetta-stone and polyglot challenges (and some code-challenges) is to decide when two different languages/dialects are different enough to be counted separately. Common ...
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Should solution "catalogs" be on topic here?

Our benevolent mod Martin recently sandboxed a challenge for golfing "Hello, World!", as we do not yet have such a challenge on this site. It seems that Martin intends for it to be more of a catalog ...
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Should "Code the Huffman!" remain closed as a duplicate of a very old question?

Tl;dr: I think my question on Huffman coding was wrongly closed as duplicate and should be re-opened. Early this week, I had the idea of posting a challenge based on Huffman coding. I found a very ...
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Are non-uniform random distributions allowed?

I posted a challenge that requires programs to generate a random number in a range, and one answer used the rgeom function from R. This function uses a geometric ...
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breadboard challenges?

Solderless-Breadboards are very common to make and build electrical prototypes typically, they consist of rows, and each row has 5 holes. There are 2 columns of rows on a standard breadboard. I want ...
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Is there simple example or demo to show how to play with this community?

I read questions at this community for while and feel they are funny:) But I really don't know what the questions are playing with, especially the meaning behind the title:( I have no idea what they ...
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2answers
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What's wrong or unclear with this challenge?

This morning I posted a challenge (2k users only). It's back in the sandbox now, visible for anybody and for review. I had this challenge in the sandbox for 5 days before I posted it. With some help ...

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