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Introducing Generic Review Tool

Generic Review Tool is a small script designed to detect review tasks on CGCC, and open them in a new tab. It is similar in function to Review Stalker Reloaded, probably the most widely used script ...
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Closing as unclear to give way to another post?

This is closed as unclear by 5 users given no comment reason. In sandbox there's also no more discussion but IO format. The only possiblility I see is to give way another question. Either because hate ...
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Correct flag usage on invalid submissions

Recently, a couple of invalid answers have been flagged as NAA. This is somewhat of a duplicate of this answer on our policy, but I want to mention this because it's important that everyone is using ...
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Should we merge the voting tags?

We currently have four tags about up/down-voting: down-votes up-votes voting votes There's an argument to be made for keeping down-votes separate since there's a bit of stuff about downvoting ...
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Custom Fonts User Script: Revert or Improve the Font Updates

Recently, Stack Exchange decided to switch to system fonts. For those of you who prefered the old appearance, or would like a different font to appear in code blocks or across the site as a whole, ...
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How can fastest code submissions be judged if the challenge author is gone?

Usually fastest code challenges have the challenge author time the results on his/her machine. For old questions for which the challenge author may not be active any more (ex. those by user Lembik), ...
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Introducing Biweekly Mini Golf!

In order to grow our community and its chat room, The Nineteenth Byte, we decided here to start a new monthly biweekly chat event: Biweekly Mini Golf! During this event, a number of previously drafted ...
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Tag Proposal: [asymmetric]

I've cooked up a few king-of-the-hill challenges, mostly in the sandbox, and a few of them are asymmetric in nature. They're not really cops-and-robbers because it's not really about cracking a code, ...
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Is returning a longer array allowed?

There exist some questions that it's easier to output an array longer than intended to output, and it costs to slice. Longer array behave like small ones as long as you don't access its length or out-...
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Are random submissions with drastically different results each time allowed in KoTH challenges?

I posted a King of the Hill challenge recently, but I'm not sure if this answer is in the spirit of KoTH challenges. It chooses a random number at the start of the challenge and repeats that number ...
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Language of the Month for May 2021: Vyxal

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout May 2021, our Language of the Month will be: Vyxal What's ...
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Should the Language of the Month post be an “Upcoming event”?

Some sites on the network have an additional sidebar box for "Upcoming Events", which is separate from both the "Featured on Meta" and "Host Meta Posts" boxes: ...
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Can we assume computer be fast enough?

Consider such a question Take a program P and an integer n, check whether P halts. You may ...
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Introducing The Guild of Reviewers - Better Sandbox Feedback

(Thanks to Redwolf Programs for the name!) In a recent discussion about the info box and linking to the Sandbox for new users to use it before attempting to post their first challenge, we noted that ...
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Tour page summary - we're not a Q&A site

Here's what our Tour page says right now: Code Golf Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for programming puzzle enthusiasts and code golfers. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack ...
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Is a compiler needed if a language would run unreasonable time for most questions? [duplicate]

It's possible that a language can only do lots of brute force, even for quite simple questions
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Welcome The Nineteenth Byte's newest room owners!

The votes are in, and the following four members of our community have been elected as room owners of CGCC's main chat room, The Nineteenth Byte. They have been instated effective immediately. ...
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Cleaning up the vague [function] tag

function is, in my opinion, an incredibly vague tag, that overlaps significantly with functional-programming. The tag wiki of function only has an excerpt that reads For challenges that ask for a ...
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Removing unnecessary bounty templates - final consensus

EDIT - seems like this change is a bit harder than I initially thought. I'll still collect ideas and we might look to get this changed in the future, but it's not a high priority. This is now at +7/0 ...
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Should we have chat events, and if so, how should we do them?

Chat events recently came up in chat. If we are to have events, it would be a good idea to plan out the following things first: What the events will be about How often they'll be Whether we'll hold ...
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Improving Bounty Reasons [duplicate]

How could the bounty reasons be improved? has been status-review for four years now. I think we should have this discussion again, since nothing really seemed to happen from the last one, and we can ...
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Does a Vim submission have to end in a certain mode?

This question came up recently in a discussion of the validity of my answer to this question. It was argued that the answer was a V submission, not a Vim submission. It is widely agreed that ...
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Can we clean up the [optimization] tag and its tag wiki?

The tag wiki for optimization currently reads like the following: Challenges tagged optimization should tend to focus on three areas: There is exactly one observable parameter ("score") ...
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What should we write about on our blog?

We're currently waiting on a solid consensus on how to host a blog, but while we wait, we should collect ideas for what blog posts should discuss. Suggest your ideas here. Below, submit one topic per ...
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Handling old, popular, creative, but non-competitive answers

Take a look at this answer: Produce the number 2014 without any numbers in your source code. This is the most upvoted answer on our site right now. However, as many have pointed out, by modern ...
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Should we start a blog?

7 years ago, we asked about having a site blog. The idea sort of just stopped and was never followed through. Unfortunately, since then, BlogOverflow (the site supposed to host site blogs) has been ...
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Language of the Month for April 2021: Vim

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout April 2021, our Language of the Month will be: Vim What's ...
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Should we change the question on the Tour page?

The Tour is a page shown to new users, intended as a quick introduction to the site. As part of this, there's an example question shown to the user: The current question, Triangle Area Side Side Side,...
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Introducing OldSandboxPosts

My name is OldSandboxPosts and I am a chatbot written by caird coinheringaahing and hosted by Redwolf Programs. My source code can be found here. Every day, at 1:00am UTC time, I log onto Stack ...
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How much information can 10k+ users share?

Upon reaching 10k reputation, users have access to the moderator tools, which contains information and stats on: Deleted posts and votes to delete Closed posts and pending votes to close and reopen ...
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Would I mind you if I paste long TIO url for Pxem?

I am a Pxem user; I have answered some in Pxem. Since tio.run does not provide Pxem, I am posting online demo, with my interpreter, like this. The problem is: code for the interpreter is long; so does ...
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Can we clear up the [faq-proposed] tag?

There are currently 13 questions tagged with faq-proposed, the "staging ground" for posts before they become official faq posts and are added to the FAQ. faq-proposed is not intended to be a ...
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The Validity of a Custom, General-Purpose Language [duplicate]

I am currently writing and maintaining a new general-purpose language, named CSASM. I seem to have forgotten the rules surrounding languages such as this one. Hence, it would be preferable to have ...
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Should we have even even more room owners for The Nineteenth Byte?

4 years ago, we voted on and appointed additional room owners for The Nineteenth Byte. That was the most recent time TNB has had new room owners. Currently, only 2 of the room owners are able to be ...
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An experiment into the FGITW phenomenon

Yesterday (probably the day before yesterday in some time zones), I decided to run an experiment on the "Fastest Gun In The West" phenomenon, in which early answers tend to get ...
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Welcome to Code Golf and Coding Challenges Stack Exchange!

What is this site? This is a place to host recreational coding challenges, such as code golf. We are unlike most sites in the Stack Exchange network. We are not a question-answer site, nor are we a ...
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Adding readability as a constraint

BACKGROUND: I am a CS lecturer (teaching C++) and I keep thinking how to incorporate coding challenges in teaching. Many questions in this site are great; I have just used Do you want to code a ...
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Autodeletions - debloat the site

Problem The 'recent challenges' section is clogged up with nonsense. Solution Auto-delete challenges past a certain negative rep value, maybe -5. Reasons for doing this These challenges add nothing ...
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What assumptions can be made about the environment in Scratch?

It seems to be undisputed precedent for Scratch answers that only the code is counted when determining the bytes used for an answer (although, how to come up with the amount of bytes that the code ...
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The rise of OEIS challenges

I'm aware that this phenomenon is nothing new, as OEIS Challenges have been around since the beginning of this site. And I also don't think OEIS challenges are necessarily bad. In fact, many of my ...
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Language of the Month for March 2021: Factor

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout March 2021, our Language of the Month, nominated by myself (...
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How can we improve the quality of new users' challenges?

All stats given here are correct at the time of writing. I can't promise that they'll stay exactly correct for a significant amount of time (and they most likely won't), but I'd be surprised if the ...
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Introducing SlimSharp

SlimSharp is a custom variant of C# intended to help with some of the worst pain points when using C# for Code Golf. It's something I've had in the back of my head for a while, and I finally took the ...
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Threshold for votes in the Sandbox before posting in the main site? [duplicate]

Recently, I posted my first post on the main site for Code Golf, and it was poorly received because I am a newcomer to the site. I was asked to post it in the sandbox, here. As of now, it has one vote,...
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Generate a 3d Object?

There are a variety of languages and frameworks that can be used to output a 3d object, including, but not limited to, codecad. However, many 3d frameworks or game engines could also be used this way. ...
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Can Whispers programs ignore a final output line?

This was first asked by Leo in the Whispers chat room: But I have a general question about Whispers submissions: couldn't we avoid counting the final Output line most of the time? We can consider the ...
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The many users of CGCC

What are the stories behind your username and avatar? Some users' usernames and/or their avatars have a significance behind them. What about yours?
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What to count in assembly?

Yes, I've checked this post (How are bytes counted in assembly), but I'm asking a different question. I'm asking, if I have an .asm file, an ...
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Language of the Month for February 2021: Whispers

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others*, we have a new featured language! Throughout February 2021, our Language of the Month, nominated by ...
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source for a downloadable dictionary with IPA phonetic transcriptions?

I have an idea for a fun challenge but it will require access to IPA phonetic transcriptions (in English at least). An API that serves up the same would also do, though it would tend to favor ...

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