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Reposts of answer-chaining challenges

The reason that we don't allow reposts is because the same answers will be copied from the first challenge and the original can still be answered. But what about answer-chaining challenges? Those are ...
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Who has the final say on a challenge?

For the mod election questionnaire, I asked about a hypothetical situation: A new-ish user posts a well-posed challenge that quickly gets many answers. An hour later, they edit in a restriction ...
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Default / Recommended Ruling on counting Implementation-Variants of Languages as different?

In my most recent challenge, which was scored by number of languages in a polyglot the following question came up: Do different [..] implementations of the same language count as different ...
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How should a challenge allow floating point imprecision to be ignored?

I wrote a challenge about sampling a probability distribution: Sample the Pareto Distribution This probability distribution is defined over the real numbers. However, submissions do not have access ...
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Can we revive The Programming Language Quiz?

The Programming Language Quiz was a Cops and Robbers challenge posted 2 years ago, where users were challenged to create obfuscated Hello, World! programs, and others tried to identify the language(s) ...
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Suspecting cheating at competitions

Once in a while, a new user posts an immaculately-written challenge with test cases formatted like 1 ≤ m ≤ 10000 1 ≤ n ≤ 100 SAMPLE INPUT 10 9 8 SAMPLE OUTPUT 1 Maybe they say they'...