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Adding benchmark test cases to active code challenge

I am working on a code challenge. The scoring will be based on a set of benchmark inputs (i.e. it will be the sum of the individual scores). Now I'm wondering if it's alright to add additional test ...
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Winning Criteria vs Valid Criteria

Winning criteria determine which submission wins. For example, the following are winning criteria. The submission with the fastest code on any reasonable desktop machine wins. Valid criteria ...
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Zero (neither positive or negative) attention to challenge proposal in sandbox - what to do?

A challenge proposal I posted into the sandbox has received zero attention (no votes, no comments). Should I: just post it on the main site and hope for the best? do an edit to bump the question up ...
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Getting started golfing

I'm new to this whole thing, and would like some pointers to getting started The golfing type languages I'm familiar with are APL Brainfuck (Check out some of the stuff I've done here Befunge And ...
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Possibility of reopening a question

Sometimes it happens that my questions get closed immediately after posting them, but then with a little effort and explaining they get opened again. I'm posting this in the hope that this will be the ...
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Should [cipher] and [cryptography] be merged?

While reviewing a post in the Sandbox, I went searching to try to find some duplicates. I recalled a previous challenge that was tagged cipher: Caesar shifting. I didn't think this was a duplicate of ...
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Why the mixed response?

I recently posted my first puzzle and was received with mixed responses. I know that the puzzle itself may look trivial, and in a way it is, but I think it's presented correctly, the objective is ...
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Can we remove the old sandbox links?

At some point we decided to just have one global Sandbox. I think this is fine, I'm just concerned about all the links to old sandboxes that may confuse users, new and old alike. When I'm not logged ...
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Does Code Golf support embedded YouTube videos?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, SQB asked Which sites have YouTube embedding on? Searching on Meta Code Golf, I was able to find an announcement post for embedded SoundCloud audio files, but found no ...
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Alternate Scoring System based on binary representation

Is a scoring system based on the binary representation of the code ok? What should I look out for especially regarding loopholes? I plan to release a puzzle based on counting occurences of patterns ...
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How long can I access my deleted question?

I'm designing a question which needs some special Markdown commands, i.e. smaller images that link to larger images. Although I prepare the question locally on my PC, it may take some time to finally ...
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Profile Picture for Sandbox User

The sandbox is now owned by a dummy account, Sandbox. At the moment it has a default profile picture. Can we create/find a profile picture for it that illustrates that: the user is a dummy account ...
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Golfing Challenges for Interactive Theorem Provers

Lean is now the Language of the Month. Yay! But... Lean is a theorem proving language. It is also a general purpose, Turing complete1 programming language too but I mean... Lean isn't exactly better ...
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Unable to Delete and Unable to Close Vote

I've got a question that I really don't like (does not meet my standards, has repetitive answers because I did not realize how many languages had built-in functions for transpositions, etc). I would ...
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Where do good questions go? [closed]

It seems now few questions show enough serious sense, and lots are just random requirements. Where do good ones go, are they dilutioned, deleted or just posted less?

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