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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

What is the Sandbox? This "Sandbox" is a place where Code Golf users can get feedback on prospective challenges they wish to post to the main page. This is useful because writing a clear and fully ...
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We're not a Q&A site. But what should be done about it?

It has come up several times recently (more than usual) that PPCG differs from most of the other Stack Exchange sites in that it's not a Q&A site. People don't come here to ask a question because ...
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Best of PPCG 2016 — Call for Categories [duplicate]

Last year we voted for the best posts of 2015 and rewarded them with bounties and challenges. I think it's a great way to reward and draw attention to some of the best content the community has ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Can and should we encourage more meticulous golfing?

I find that much of the joy and art of code golf comes from the ridiculous tricks and optimizations needed to squeeze every character. Yet, I find myself losing motivation to do so because I feel like ...
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Should we blacklist [popularity-contest]s?

34 out of the last 50 pop-cons were closed (that's from about the middle of 2015). Should we retire popularity-contest?
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How should challenge authors be rewarded for creating exemplary challenges?

Over on Puzzling.SE, the community there has been discussing various ways to reward puzzle authors for creating exemplary puzzles. Given that we're like Puzzling.SE in that we're not a Q&A site, ...
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Self-answering kick-starts answers, or discourages them?

My latest question was well received but has sat idle for a few days now. That's pretty much what I'd expect, since it's quite involved, but I was hoping it might get at least 1 answer over the week. ...
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Tips for launching a language

Having started writing my own golfing language, I noticed there is no tips page for launching a new language. Having seen how many languages have been made by this community, I wondered what advice ...
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“Unanswered in a Language I want to Understand” C&R Challenge Thread

I want to suggest an idea for a non-conventional non-meta post. Can I make a well thought out thread where, as answers, people will post links to questions and name a language? I want a thread for "...
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How could the bounty reasons be improved?

One of the more popular suggestions from We're not a Q&A site. But what should be done about it? was to improve the wording of the bounty reasons or maybe change some of them altogether. We've ...
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Why is the no deadline bounties post not featured?

This post, "List of bounties with no deadline" is a collection of, well, bounties without a deadline. It's not featured, and I wonder why? It's a very useful and important community post. I ...
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Rules for Duels

TL;DR What rules and guidelines should duels and duelers be held to? This idea sprouted originally as a potential solution to this problem. It was well received so the next step is to create formal ...
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How Long Should I keep an Indefinite bounty open?

I little while back I awarded Dennis a 500 rep bounty for his excellent answer to one of my indefinite bounties. Thinking that Dennis would want his well deserved rep as soon as possible, I awarded ...
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Alternative winning criterion bounties

The reason for this post is due to the binary decimal representation challenge, where @primo is, as of writing, awarding a bounty for the fastest solution to a code-golf question. In response to this,...

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