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New mechanism proposal: [MOVED TO SANDBOX]

Related: (would have the same effect of sandbox visibility): Should the sandbox be moved to the main site? Replace the sandbox with a Main site tag. Current situation: Some sandboxed posts on main ...
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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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Can we exclude languages when asking questions? [duplicate]

While code golfing can be fun, there is one thing that ruins it very often (at least for me). And these are Programming Languages, that just take up about 5-10 byte for solving a problem. I myself am ...
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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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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Cast your vote for Best of CGCC 2020

Final phase You have chosen the categories and the nominees for CGCC's annual “Best of”. Now it is time to pick the winners! Each of the fourteen categories is represented by an answer to this ...
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How should answers that time out be judged?

Suppose a challenger submits a code-golf challenge to do a particular task, together with test inputs. (That is, they've determined that, in order to be convinced that the code in an answer correctly ...
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RIP Glenn Randers-Pehrson

This question jogged my memory that we have an expert in our ranks who might give a brilliant answer to this question - Glenn Randers-Perhson: Coauthor of PNG spec, developer/maintainer of libpng, on ...
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Should we update our ask question page?

About ten months ago, we got a new ask question page. This adds a few features: A custom modal that appears when a user asks their first question: Custom warnings in the "review" pane of ...
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Best of CGCC 2020 - Call for Categories [duplicate]

Well, 2020's come to an end, and so that means: Best of 2020! In this thread, we'll consolidate the categories for our Best Posts of 2020, and eventually we'll vote on which posts will win for each ...
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Language of the month for January 2021: Scala

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout January 2021, our Language of the Month will be: Scala ...
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What's our policy on “reposting” older answers with newer versions?

On occasion, especially with a couple of specific, inactive users, I'll craft a Jelly answer identical to an existing answer, except for a few byte-saving substitutions that have been added to the ...
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Are compile-time solutions valid?

I have a couple answers here that work at compile-time and just posted another, and I was wondering if such solutions are allowed. I'm not talking about just proper functions that can run at compile-...
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Why do moderators decline “no longer needed” flags on chatty comments?

I primarily land on Code Golf by visiting links to questions from the Hot Network Questions roster. When I see comments on answers like: Good observation! or Wow, impressive! I tend to flag them ...
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Proposal for tag: [symmetry]

I have recently asked a question in which I think we need a symmetry tag, which has not been created yet. Here are some questions to which I think the tag would be applied to: The symmetry of months ...
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Proposal for tag: [infinite-output]

I recently created the infinite-output tag for my newest challenge. After a discussion in chat, there's a bit of disagreement on whether it's needed. Here are some questions I think the tag would ...
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How to deal with questions that do not explain their winning criterion?

Recently there's been a bit of a discussion in chat about this challenge. It was put into the close vote queue as unclear, with the main reason being that it didn't state the winning criterion in the ...
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Language of the month for December 2020: Rust

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout December 2020, our Language of the Month, nominated by ...
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What is our consensus on floating point issues?

As far as I can tell, we don't yet have a definitive Meta consensus to the following question: Are answers allowed to work "in theory" but fail in practice due to floating point issues? ...
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Byte counting policy for library imports in Factor

As this month's LotM (Forth) was not gaining much participation, I guessed it's partly because it's way too low-level, so I was looking into Factor as a modern, high-level alternative to Forth. If it ...
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Regarding CGCC's Best of 2019

The nominations for CGCC's best of 2019 have already been posted here. If it's alright, I can make another post for voting on the nominations and selecting them(I am assuming that selection is done by ...
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Language of the month for November 2020: Forth

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout November 2020, our Language of the Month, nominated by ...
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When did the biggest meta review feedback vs main site feedback contradiction happen?

As you probably know, there is a Sandbox meta post for users to post potential Code Golf posts. Users can get advice and have their post reviewed with meta votes. I want to know when the biggest meta ...
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Moderation: Handling flags and deleting answers

Since we have a full moderation team now and the load isn't all on one person, some of you may have noticed that flags are being handled a lot faster now. However, this has resulted in the problem ...
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Accepting my first answer, things to consider beyond byte count with a tie on “shortest code wins” question?

My first ever question Find all integer pairs that produce a given Loeschian number was a straightforward code-golf tagged problem. I copied the format from an earlier related question, including the ...
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Declined flag on a comment that was fully implemented in an answer

Recently I flagged this comment as no longer needed, since it was fully implemented in an my answer. Furthermore, I thanked the user helped my shortening my answer. After reading this post, I was ...
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Adding tags to bounties?

For a while now, most bounties on our site are rewards for existing answers. As a consequence, it's pretty hard to spot any bounty that would fall into the 'Draw attention' or 'Bonus / Side challenge' ...
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Feed Filter: A TNB Userscript

Inspired by a conversation about annoying quirks with the chat feeds (such as New Main Posts), Feed Filter is a simple userscript I made to introduce a few features/fixes to the feeds in The ...
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Language of the month for October 2020: Husk

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout October 2020, our Language of the Month, nominated by myself,...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Code Golf's third moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Should I upvote an answer based on how much it was improved?

Should I hold how much an answer's score increased/decreased (depending on the winning criterion) as an indicator of how good it is and whether or not I should upvote it? I used to see answers golfed ...
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Newer users can't view vote counts, therefore cannot view current site consensus

So recently I've been reading through some policy recently, and besides there being a whole lot of them, I've noticed a problem. As I have less than 1k rep on the main community, I'm not an ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Discussion on the upcoming moderator elections (Sep 2020)

We are scheduled for a moderator election on Sep 14, 2020. A Community Interest Check by SE last November gauged interest in holding and running for January elections for the spots of the two (now ...
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Users with 1 rep aren't able to post answers on Meta

Despite our help page claiming you only need 1 reputation to participate in Meta, multiple users have reported being unable to post answers on Meta, despite being supposed to be (screenshot of a ...
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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Code Golf is scheduled for an election next week, September 14th ...
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Scoring Desmos equations

The Desmos graphing calculator, commonly referred to as just Desmos1, has been used for a number of answers, by me as well as others. However, scoring (as well as I/O, but that's for another post) ...
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Language of the Month for September 2020: R

In accordance with our meta agreement to restart the Language of the Month with the top-voted nomination from the old nominations list, we have a new featured language! Throughout September 2020, our ...

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