Linked Questions

6
votes
1answer
53 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
290 views

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 ...
14
votes
1answer
327 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
114 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
206 views

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 ...
9
votes
3answers
446 views

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 The admitted goal of the challenge was to replace our old fibonacci question which the op felt was outdated.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 ...
1
vote
2answers
81 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
17
votes
5answers
339 views

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 ...
4
votes
0answers
118 views

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 ...
-3
votes
1answer
147 views

Is the new showcase a duplicate of the old one?

https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/q/100928/26997 is currently closed as a duplicate of Showcase of Languages, which is currently locked. The reasoning is that once the proposal here is applied to ...
9
votes
3answers
602 views

Should "Code the Huffman!" remain closed as a duplicate of a very old question?

Tl;dr: I think my question on Huffman coding was wrongly closed as duplicate and should be re-opened. Early this week, I had the idea of posting a challenge based on Huffman coding. I found a very ...
10
votes
1answer
162 views

Am I allowed to post a second, better edition of a challenge?

I recently made my first PPCG challenge, Sign that word!. Now that various improvements have been suggested by more experienced users of PPCG, I would like to post a second, improved version of the ...
11
votes
1answer
225 views

What should we do with challenges with unfortunate win conditions?

This has now happened three times in recent history: Two-zero-one-five puzzle Stringing a Pearl Necklace How do I get more Klotski in my life? All questions have technically correct and unambiguous ...
0
votes
0answers
106 views

What counts as a duplicate on CodeGolf.SE? [duplicate]

Unlike on other Stack Exchange sites, the execution of an idea really makes a difference on this site. My question is, if an idea for a challenge has been used before, does that make any other ...
7
votes
2answers
294 views

Is a popularity contest a duplicate of a code golf (and vice versa)?

I've noticed this happening a few times: A challenge that is very similar to an existing code golf challenge is posted as a popularity contest, or the other way around. There seems to be very little ...
14
votes
3answers
565 views

Closing old question as duplicate of a new one

What is our policy regarding closing an old challenge as a duplicate of a new one? I know this happens on other sites (at least SO), if the newer question is generally better or usually if it gathers ...
0
votes
1answer
151 views

Making king-of-the-hill out of old question [duplicate]

In case you're wondering what a king of the hill question is: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/tags/king-of-the-hill/info The question: If you see an old interesting question, that you think would ...
3
votes
1answer
127 views

Duplicateness of Combination Challenges

A combination challenge takes multiple other challenges and combines them. For example, this challenge combines the challenges of finding the Greatest Common Divisor (GCD) and Prime Factorization. ...
27
votes
0answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
163 views

My question (calculate all the squares up to x using only addition and subtraction) has being closed as a duplicate

I'm quite new to Programming Puzzles & Code Golf, and my question Calculate all the squares up to x using only addition and subtraction has been closed as a duplicate, who say it's a duplicate of ...
3
votes
0answers
44 views

Duplicates with different tag [duplicate]

There's been a couple of instances recently of people taking a question that's just been asked and answered and re-asking the question with a different winning criterion. Can we (or should we) close ...
6
votes
1answer
189 views

Challenge closed as duplicate that's clearly different

I posted Draw the Olympic Games logo, which is clearly a code-golf question requiring users to post a solution that outputs ascii-art. chubakueno posted Olympic Games Logo - Free Style Edition, which ...