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Should answers that break the rules be deleted? [duplicate]

I'm new to the review queue and I don't know what our policy is on well-intentioned answers that happen to break some of the rules stated in the question. For example, this answer was recently flagged ...
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What should count as "not an answer" here? [duplicate]

Lately, I've seen a bunch of poor answers flagged as "not an answer" (NAA) in the flag review list. Such flags seem to be controversial, even among reviewers. For example, at the moment: this ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
11 votes
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Should we flag and delete Not an Answer posts? [duplicate]

I noticed a couple of answers to the tweetable art question have been converted to community wiki. These are questions which, although interesting, didn't keep to the question requirements (the code ...
trichoplax is on Codidact now's user avatar
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Almost-correct answers [duplicate]

Sometimes answers are posted, which almost comply with the specs. They might be a clever, interesting take on the problem, but not follow one of the rules, or the program might crash in a few rare ...
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Can we stop flagging poor answers as "not an answer"? [duplicate]

We have downvotes for that (and in some cases "Very Low Quality"). It seems that basically every time I see a flag in the queue, it has at least one "Not an Answer" flag stuck to it, no matter what's ...
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9 votes
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What should the policy be on partial answers? [duplicate]

What should our rules be regarding partial answers? For example, answers to code-golf questions that are not yet golfed answers that almost work, but not quite (answers that require a simple bugfix) ...
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Answers written in "joke" languages [duplicate]

As an answer to this question, I wrote an answer in the "programming language" 2014 (screenshot). The answer was deleted, accompanied with this note: I'm temporarily removing this post in ...
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How do we respond to ungolfed submissions to code golf challenges? [duplicate]

I'm a regular lurker of PP&CG. Today I encountered a situation I'm not sure how this community regularly responds to. I'm asking this to learn more about the common and accepted practices here, ...
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Is short code mandatory in a code golf submission? [duplicate]

If there is a code golf competition are you allowed to submit a submission that is clearly not going to win? I.E thousands of bytes? I know they do say that solutions must be serious competing entries,...
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Are non-competing answers allowed? [duplicate]

What prompted this question was a unique case, but I feel that it is generally applicable. Are non-competing answers allowed on this site? A non-competing answer is one which is not taken into ...
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Dealing with a highly-popular invalid answer [duplicate]

This answer to the Output your programming language name challenge is invalid: it doesn't actually produce output, and arguably isn't even a program (at least, not in the language it claims to be ...
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Official definition of 'noncompeting' [duplicate]

Recently, I was looking at one of my older questions, QWERTY Quine Creation, and I noticed that the JavaScript answer was invalid. I notified the creator, who marked the answer noncompeting. The same ...
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What exactly can be placed in an answer [duplicate]

There seems to be a lot of confusion over this cw post. My intention with posting it as an answer was to allow easier edit access to the scoreboard for competitors to place their scores onto a ...
Rohan Jhunjhunwala's user avatar
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

This "sandbox" is a place where Code Golf users can get feedback on prospective challenges they wish to post to main. This is useful because writing a clear and fully specified challenge on ...
Sandbox's user avatar
424 votes
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Loopholes that are forbidden by default

There are a number of standard loopholes which experienced question-setters seek to explicitly close. However, inexperienced question-setters may unintentionally leave them open, or respondents may ...

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