251 questions linked to/from Sandbox for Proposed Challenges
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Are all busy-beavers copies of *Largest number printable*?

I have noticed that almost all questions with the tag busy-beaver are closed as a duplicate of Largest Number Printable or are attempted to be closed as a duplicate of that post. In Possibility of ...
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King Of the Hill playing a Copyrighted game [duplicate]

Copyrighted King of The Hill Games Some Game X is created and copyrighted by corporation Y. Can I post a king of the hill challenge about Game X, or some derivitave of X? This issue came up here as ...
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Programming puzzle asking for “real”, clever solutions OK?

I've got an idea for a new kind of puzzle and would like to ask if it's OK first. It's a bit different than the usual code-golf kind of question. It doesn't ask for the shortest solution, or something ...
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Would it be accepted to have a “cops and robbers” thread with only one side?

I would like to mainly give myself programming challenges by basically asking multiple times to break my previous code. This would be like the "cops and robbers" format on PP&CG, only that I would ...
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How to prevent crypto while allowing string idx, etc in CnR

In my new sandboxed challenge, I'm looking to ban crypto / one-way functions that make it impossible to get the input from the output. I started out requiring only using functions that are bijectve, ...
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Challenges where the code itself is not important [duplicate]

Please have a look at this Sandbox submission. Regardless, this question is a general one, not about the Sandbox submission specifically. Very short summary of the question: Build/design a ...
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Is it a good idea to leave heavily downvoted challenges in the Sandbox as signposts?

Sandbox posts with several downvotes (such as the one about lolcats) are signs of what the community doesn't like. Should we keep them to remind users about what not to "ask"?
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Is there a question format for longest non-repeating code?

I've only recently started getting involved on Code Golf, so excuse my ignorance, but is there a format for longest possible way to achieve a challenge request? Either by runtime or by code length. ...
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How can hash be allowed in a input-testing challenge?

Immagine to have a group of elements $G$, and a challenge that requires to output truthy if the input is in $G$. I suppose that in traditional programming ...
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Is this REST API question way too practical for the site?

I recently had one of the senior developers on my team code up a simple REST API server and client, using SSL, basic authentication, and .NET Core. I was a little shocked to see how much code it took ...
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I want to pose a puzzle, but I don't really know enough to make it as detailed as it needs to be

I'm curious if anyone can calculate the maximum possible number of "living" cells on a given grid size for Conway's Game Of Life. I would have no way of knowing how to define winning criteria or ...
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Can I post someone else's sandbox challenge? [duplicate]

ETHproductions made this perfectly cromulent sandbox post but hasn't touched it in a week. Is it poor form to move it to the main site for him/her? (And then immediately post my own solution?)
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May I ask a question about overflow? I was thinking an example of overflow calculation would be the number of googolplexes a number is because the computer can't count with that large numbers. AFAIK ...