Linked Questions

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Challenges with categories of winners

A challenge must have an objective winning criterion. However, does this have to define a single winner, or is it acceptable for a challenge to have categories of winners? We already encourage people ...
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Can I make a CnR with no winning criteria for Cops?

I've had two challenge ideas floating around in my head for a while. I'll spare the details but as a general overview: The first is a challenge that should, in principle, be fun but in practice it is ...
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Trailing Newlines, Spaces, Limited Precision and Language Limitations

I think we should gather a list of all languages that are, by default, allowed to to do things differently on challenges that do not explicitly disallow it. Every question I write it seems that ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Should challenges that give unfair advantages to certain users be off-topic?

Consider the following two challenges: This Sandboxed challenge gives an unfair advantage to users who have been around longer and contributed more towards collaborative golfing efforts. The original ...
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1answer
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What should we do with very low quality questions?

Sometimes, very low quality questions are asked on the site, that are nevertheless within the rules for what's acceptable on the site. I'm thinking of questions like: ...
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1answer
82 views

Why is this a duplicate?

Recently I asked this question: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/75040/solve-a-quadratic-expression. Seconds after I posted, it was flagged as a duplicate of Resolve quadratic equation, ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Can we get a “magic link” to the Sandbox?

One of the more popular comments on our site goes something like this: Hi, and welcome to PPCG! Your challenge was closed because it's a bit unclear/broad/whatever as it is now. I would recommend ...
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1answer
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When should I give hints for a challenge?

If a challenge is difficult, when is it suitable to hint? (I don't think early is good, it breaks other's thought)
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I don't think my question is a dupe

How is Language Agnostic Code Golf! a dupe of Which language is shortest?? Sure the general ideas are the same, but the methodologies are totally different. It's a dupe because both questions involve ...
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2answers
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Why is this popularity contest given special treatment?

I was looking at this question, and noticed while it does lay out its task rather clearly it doesn't really state what the winning criteria is. I scrolled down to the tags expecting that it was a code-...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Are all golfing languages friendly to Unicode?

I'm going to make a challenge involving Mahjong Tiles (U+1F000 – U+1F02F, though I'm going to use only U+1F000 – U+1F021). ...
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Are questions about blockchain systems good questions?

Current handling of Ethereum questions seems inconsistent (Ethereum being the second largest blockchain). This about the recent difference between Shortest code to generate a random ethereum address ...

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