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How to request clarifications when the challenge poster has left the site?

Recently, I began to attempt to answer this highly upvoted and answered question, before realising that, by taking the length of the input as an input would allow me to greatly reduce my code. However,...
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Is it not OK to reuse a strategy?

For this question I wrote a small script to compress a string by replacing substrings that occur a lot with single characters that aren't already in the string (inspired by the ES6 answer), and posted ...
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Are "restricted programming" problems on topic?

I'm not sure if "restricted programming" is the right term for what I'm thinking about. I'm referring to questions of the form: "Complete [some task] in [some specific language] without [some obvious ...
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On "interactive" answers and other special conditions

Interactive languages (and related issues) have afflicted me with a bunch of gripes regarding character count and program testing. Clarifying these should help coders in other languages like ...
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Making the FAQ more precise.

After asking this question, I got a downvote promptly. A user told me in the comments, that this page is for programming challenges and not for questions about how to be better in such challenges. I ...
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