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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 ...
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Interpretation of Truthy/Falsey

Quite a few code-golf questions require output to be "truthy or falsey". This is possibly confusing as these terms can possibly mean different things to different people, and especially in different ...
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Let's create some new types of challenges!

Our site needs unique content. The more different and new a question is, the more interesting it will probably be. Therefore, let's propose new genres of challenges! What exactly is a challenge genre?...
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Tagging: are we doing it wrong?

I wanted to post this for a while... First off, I think that we're not tagging enough. Currently, we have an average of 2.1 tags per question. I've checked some (thematically) comparable sites, and ...
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Do we really need the [regex-golf] tag?

I've been using search to find questions that don't have a tag for a winning criterion (https://codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/a/908/3808), and here's the search query I have so far: https://...
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What to do about the Schlafi question (and are time consuming pure programming puzzles on topic?)

So, recently this question (on which I have the only answer) has been bumped and as a result I have noticed several upvotes coming in on my answer. Today I received some downvotes, and as a result ...
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What is the point of unicode gibberish?

It's been a few years since I came back into this forum to play some code golf and I am seeing a flood of unicode only "languages" where large operations are hidden in a single unicode character and ...
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Tagging programming puzzles that are not code-golf?

I'm new to this site, and I see that it is called "Programming Puzzles & Code Golf", and that its url is https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/ If I look at the front page of questions, I see that ...
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A Better Help Center

This question is somewhat in response to The one limiting stat for us still being in beta where the consensus seemed to be that question quality was the main issue. I definitely agree. I believe that ...
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Make the criteria tags obligatory

There is this question: Should we consider dropping or modifying the "objective winning criteria" requirement? Instead, think it is better to make the winning criteria tags: atomic-...
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1answer
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Do we have Programming Puzzles where the CodeGolf'ing is not the criteria and actually disallowed?

When I searched with -[code-golf] i did not get interesting results. I am looking for the questions (and as popular as CodeGolf questions) that disallow or not require the Code to be golfed to Bytes. ...
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What should the tag wiki excerpts for language-specific tags be?

Usually, language-specific tags have this excerpt: This challenge is intended to utilize the _____ language as a means of solving a problem. However, language-specific challenges are generally ...
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Who wins code golf if there is a tie?

On my code golf challenge, there are two tie 24 Bytes answers. The first one (Excel) is great because of the creativity put into it and the second one (MATL) is just skill I think and each one should ...
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Should we burninate the [code-shuffleboard] tag?

This tag only has 2 questions using it, and I don't think it's that great of a challenge type, since it is vague and encourages no-ops. It also ends up being a popularity contest. Overall, I think ...
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When is a (new) language-specific tag appropriate?

LanguageSpecificTag languagespecifictag = new LanguageSpecificTag(); In @Doorknob's Tag Categorization Project, there's an answer outlining language-specific tags....

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