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### Community FAQ for Programming Puzzles & Code Golf

Community FAQ For the Programming Puzzles & Code Golf site For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. General information Welcome to Code Golf and Coding Challenges Stack ...
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### How could the default close 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 close reasons or maybe change some of them altogether. We've ...
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### Can we clear up the [faq-proposed] tag?

There are currently 13 questions tagged with faq-proposed, the "staging ground" for posts before they become official faq posts and are added to the FAQ. faq-proposed is not intended to be a ...
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### We decided to post a new factorial challenge. Should we close the old one as dupe?

The existing factorial challenge has some restrictions on the domain, performance, and banning built-ins. I opened a meta question about it a week ago, and as per the meta consensus, we decided to ...
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### Closing a more general challenge as a duplicate

Recently there has been a bit of debate as to whether this question is a duplicate of this question. So I though I would bring it to meta where we can have a constructive conversation, not only about ...
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### Challenge (Solve subset sum quickly if P = NP) incorrectly closed as duplicate [duplicate]

My challenge Solve Subset-Sum in polynomial time (...if P = NP) was closed as a duplicate of Golf the Subset-Sum Problem. But the restricted-complexity aspect of my challenge makes it very different. ...
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### Can I repost a challenge with different rules? [duplicate]

Recently, I posted a code-golf question about number sequences. However, as I was looking through the question later, I thought to myself, "Wouldn't this be good as a fastest-algorithm question?" It's ...
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### Is it OK to ask a fastest-code version of a code-golf question? [duplicate]

I often would like to ask mathematical coding questions in pairs. The first is a code-golf question. That is what is the shortest code that computes a given function? The other is at the other extreme ...
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### Is "Polyglot the OEIS!" a dupe of "The versatile integer printer"?

The recent question, Polyglot the OEIS!, has been VTCed as a duplicate of The versatile integer printer, however the community has not reached consensus on whether it is a dupe. Currently, it has ...
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### Is fibtraction a dupe?

Recently this question caused a bit of a stir. The admitted goal of the challenge was to replace our old fibonacci question which the op felt was outdated. The question was closed twice by high rep ...
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### Is this coin flipping challenge really a duplicate?

The challenge in question. I have discussed this in the comments of the challenge and in the chat room for that challenge where I was told that TNB was the place to discuss it. I brought it up in TNB ...
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### Can I post a challenge that is the same as an existing challenge but with different criteria? [duplicate]

Let's say I find an awesome challenge here, but I can make a different challenge out of it by changing the criteria significantly. Is it poor form to post a new challenge with a completely different ...
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### What IS a duplicate? [duplicate]

I've seen many challenges get marked as duplicates on this stack. Most I see as fair, some, not so much. What qualifies as a duplicate question? Consider challenges where: Entries from ...