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Code golf involving GPS?

I planned to ask a code golf involving GPS: What's the current zodiac? Objective: Display the emoji of the zodiac of current time, according to your location. Rules: 1. There's no input....
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How to make question clear to users who voted to close without providing feedback as to what is not clear to them?

This question Permutations to the nines is "on hold" listing the reason as "unclear what you're asking". Asked the first two users listed as voting to close what part of the question is not clear to ...
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What exactly should be the format for the test cases? [closed]

Working on my latest challenge, I realized that I don't know what is the optimal way of providing/formatting the test cases. So the question is, what is the best way for a challenger to provide test ...
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How is my challenge unclear?

Last night, I asked a question here. It immediately received two downvotes and a close vote as unclear without explanation. I inquired as to the reason that it was unclear, both on the question ...
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A Sandbox Migration Bot

I outlined a question in the Sandbox for a popularity-contest to create a user script that can migrate challenges to and from the Sandbox. I've since been informed by multiple people that the criteria ...
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Sandboxing Multi-Thread Challenges

I am currently sandboxing a challenge that will have two threads. I was wondering if there was any good way to do Multi-thread challenges like cops-and-robbers. Typically I do one thread explaining ...
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Is this valid for this SE site?

I am new to this SE and don't know if this fits theme of this website. That is why first posting in meta site. Feel free to suggest some other SE if applicable. Sorry for the long post. But this much ...
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Should questions be asking for random numbers

As seen in this challenge and this one in the sandbox, some questions ask for pseudorandom numbers to be applied in a mathematical operation. Frequently, these questions are trivial mathematical ...
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Are GoL challenge on topic

I have a challenge idea that is pure Conway's Game of Life, would this be on topic on PPCG? I know we already have some, but it seems to me that they're just cool language restricted golf, which are ...
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How to deal with a large API for a KoTH

My upcoming KoTH, Fellowship, has a really large API. Fundamentally, there are 5 classes the player needs to work with: Player is the class they need to implement (6 functions) ReadonlyCharacter is ...
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What is "unclear" about this question?

This question was put on hold as unclear. I thought it specifies exactly the requirements, the objective, and the winning criterion. Could somebody kindly explain what's unclear about it? update: ...
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Where to ask questions proposed competition [duplicate]

Suppose I have an idea for a competition, but am a little iffy on the details. Where do I ask questions about what to do for it?
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What is/are the reasons for this being put on hold?

Can someone explain specifically why this is currently on hold? I'd really like to be able to turn this into a contest, but I'm not sure what's disagreeable about it. https://codegolf.stackexchange....
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Greying of answers

I've noticed that in several places answers have been greyed out. Here's an example: Here, it is quite clear that the lower answer is lighter than the upper answer. Does anyone know why this is?
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Having an idea to a good question, where should i post it first?

i am developing a king-of-the-hill challenge. While i have a huge amount of ideas and a defined outline, the challenge is far from being completed. I want this challenge to behave different to the ...
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Non-mod-only tag is shown in red

Last I checked, one did not need a diamond in their name to post questions tagged kolmogorov-complexity. I also didn't know that main site tags could be mods-only. Oddly enough, when I'm in the ...
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Do I have to provide an ascii-art to the ascii-art challenge?

The question is rather simple. I want to create popularity-contests and ascii-art question. I know what image should be, but it's not ascii-art - there are some ascii-art versions of image in internet ...
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Can I use Meta to vote for the type of my puzzle?

I am about to write a puzzle, but I don't know what type it should be. I think of Code Golf, but perhaps it needs to allow libraries. Then, I don't know whether and how much I should penalize the use ...
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How much code is too much?

The other day I had idea on how to troll my colleague, which was "underhand bejeweled" - favorite procrastination tool for both of us. And the idea is basically "program me bejeweled which cannot be ...
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Where to put non coding challenges?

I have an idea for a question as shown here https://codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/a/2322/19894 but it is not really something that has todo with coding, it is more redefine language tokens. Where ...
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Code Golf Contest(Idea)

Welcome to the idea of the Code Golf Contest, where many code golfers pit their skills against eachother in a Battle For Dream Island-esque competition! The prize? 300 reputation! The challenges will ...
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Is it OK to copy a question if the old one is long dead?

Earlier I came across The Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock Tournament of Epicness, and I decided to submit an answer. To my disappointment, the question was apparently last edited 6 months ago. No ...
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Anti-golf questions [duplicate]

Would it be acceptable to ask questions here that ask for the biggest program to solve a problem, for some measure of big: characters, lines, bytes in memory etc.? And what sort of constraints would ...
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Is PP&CG the right place to ask my question?

Is Programming Puzzles & Code Golf the right place to ask my question: Which programming or description language has the most / least reserved words? The question will have rules to limit the ...
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Code kata should be added to Programming Puzzles & Code Golf

The idea of Programming Puzzles & Code Golf is excellent. Putting-out challenges, submitting your take on the solution, receiving feedback. But it seems to be mainly code golf, and this then just ...
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Kindly explain why it is not impossible to read the minds of users who voted to close a question citing "unclear what you're asking"

The users who voted to close this question Fastest algorithm to output array containing all integers in range excluding duplicate digits have left no clarification as to what is not clear to them at ...
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Introducing KoTHComm: A framework for your King of the Hill challenges

I'd like to introduce KoTHComm. I've been working on this for many months now, and I feel like its at a (somewhat) stable point. KoTHComm is a modular framework built to help write King of the Hill ...
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Sandbox instructions for new users

We now have a nifty new info-box to point new users to the Sandbox. Hooray! But when a new user does go to the Sandbox for the first time, the instructions there don't give them much to work from to ...
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What's wrong with popularity contest?

Some time ago I asked a question 8 ought to become Infinity, which was closed as "Questions without an objective primary winning criterion are off-topic, as they make it impossible to indisputably ...
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CGCC Data Analysis #1: Tags

A few months ago I posted a few interesting bits of research on data from SEDE. It was fairly well-received, so I figured I'd do some more analysis. I might make this a weekly thing. I decided to ...
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How can I improve my post?

Just recently I posted this king-of-the-hill question. It was a rock paper scissors contest, but opponents had access to each other's source codes. It wasn't very well received - it had some downvotes ...
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"Prediction" tag

I'm trying to create a new challenge type called prediction. This is a very specific challenge that involves creating functions that try to match a given functions, but under memory constraints that ...
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By-language challenges

While looking through rosetta-stone, I discovered that there are two types of questions tagged with it: The type intended by the tag: answers with many different answers in different languages. Each ...
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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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Alternative winning criterions for cops and robbers challenges?

Sometimes the classic CnR winning criterion: Cops If your submission has not been cracked within a week, it is considered safe. The shortest safe submission wins. Robbers The robber ...
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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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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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Threshold for votes in the Sandbox before posting in the main site? [duplicate]

Recently, I posted my first post on the main site for Code Golf, and it was poorly received because I am a newcomer to the site. I was asked to post it in the sandbox, here. As of now, it has one vote,...
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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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New contest type proposal: cross-codes [duplicate]

Cross-codes is making a crossword puzzle, but with codes. For example, We have a 10*10 (not constant, this means the size may vary for each contest) grid: ...
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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 there a sandbox or "unpublished" option for answers that are being developed? [duplicate]

While working on a code snipped for a recent question, I found that due to the self-referential nature of the answer, it would have been helpful to have a sandbox or test area for answers that aren't ...
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Buggy Markdown rendering of a "circle" [duplicate]

In this meta.codegolf sandbox question, the following shape is misaligned: ...

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