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Should we make a 2048 tag?

Currently, we have at least 12 questions relating to the game 2048. I think it would be worth creating a 2048 tag, as there are a non-insignificant number of these questions now. We have tags for ...
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Language of the Month for December 2021: BQN

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout December 2021, our Language of the Month will be: BQN What'...
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What happens if a programming language has more than 256 keystrokes? [closed]

The title does so. What happens if a programming language has more than 256 keystrokes? The same goes for non-textual programming language like Piet but more than 256 distinct codels.
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Why is a language identification challenge off-topic in CGCC?

NOTE: not dupe of this because all are different answers. Back to start Some questions like this are obviously off-topic, but some what sees on-topic but not on this site (CGCC)? Like: “ What ...
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Announcing Advent of Code Golf 2021! (+ Event challenge sandbox)

Originally from caird coinheringaahing's idea, I thought about how we could do it this year with such a short time before December, and I decided to gather some ideas from previous AoC events. (There'...
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What loopholes should be assumed when a name-specific file is used for code golf?

I have posted this golfing tip for Bash before: In Pure Bash (or any other pure shellscript), use . for looping. It's a tip that recomments using a file whose the ...
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Advent of code golf?

Every year, during December, our cousin site, Advent of Code goes live, hosting a coding challenge every day from the 1st of December to the 24th of December. There have been various attempts for ...
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Can we change [array-manipulation] to [array]?

Currently, we have some tags which can be used to indicate what sorts of data answers will work with: number, string, array-manipulation, date, and so on. One of those sticks out from the rest: array-...
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Should Nominations for Language of the Month be community wiki?

Should the Nominations for Language of the Month post be converted to a community wiki? What are the pros and cons of doing so?
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Language of the Month for November 2021: Zsh

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout November 2021, our Language of the Month will be: Zsh What'...
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Policy on Outputting Irrationals as Fractions

There's consensus that answering with fractions is allowable for decimals that can be expressed as fractions. But what about irrational numbers? Can they be expressed as a rational representation of ...
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Can we revisit our policy on answers that are not serious contenders?

Currently we have a policy that all answers must be serious contenders, or they are subject to deletion. This can be found in help/on-topic: Be a serious contender for the winning criteria in use. ...
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Are parts of challenges allowed to be posted on their own?

Suppose there is a challenge that is rather hard, and has few answers. Is it OK to post a new challenge that is actually a part of the bigger and harder challenge? Of course, attributing the original ...
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Golfing Challenges for Interactive Theorem Provers

Lean is now the Language of the Month. Yay! But... Lean is a theorem proving language. It is also a general purpose, Turing complete1 programming language too but I mean... Lean isn't exactly better ...
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Language of the Month for October 2021: Lean

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout October 2021, our Language of the Month will be: Lean What'...
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CGCC Blog Post #3: King of the Hill!

King of the Hill, or KotH, is probably the most unique tag on CGCC. If you've never come across it before, today's your lucky day! In a KotH, submissions will consist of "bots" which compete ...
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Has there been any large-scale attempt to assemble libraries or programs from aggressively-golfed solutions in a given language?

It occurred to me when I was browsing threads here that there is an immense collection of simple and extremely space-efficient functions on this site. Although I imagine the end result of such an ...
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Would this potential challenge be a duplicate of an existing one?

5 years ago I asked this question. I made it clear that leaving a double h lefter from a "sh" or "SH" becoming "thh" or "Thh" was acceptable. But now I'm older ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Today, Stack Exchange changed the way answers are sorted on Stack Overflow, meaning that accepting an answer no longer pins it to the top (regardless of sorting method). It still has the green ...
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CM/Mod meetup - what do you want discussed?

There will be a video call meeting between us (moderators) and several Community Managers soon, and I'd like your feedback on things we should ask about. There is already a list of questions that will ...
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Language of the Month for September 2021: jq

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout September 2021, our Language of the Month will be: jq What'...
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CGCC Blog Post #2: The history of PPCG and CGCC

We recently turned 10 years old. Unfortunately, we didn't really realise and therefore didn't really celebrate or even mark the occasion. But, it got me thinking about the history of the site, and now ...
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Winning criterion tag request: [minimum-distinct-chars]

There are several questions where the challenge is to accomplish a task with the least distinct characters - Example, Example, Possibly example. There's probably more, these are hard to find. ...
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How can we improve our help center?

Improving our Tour page and our help center pages has been long in the works, in particular our Asking and Answering pages. Some already existing posts about this are: The "How To Ask" page ...
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What's the deal with these two "tips for creating a golfing language" questions?

We currently have two questions asking for tips about golfing languages: Tips for making a golfing language (posted in 2017) is closed for lack of focus, with +10/-3 and no answers Tips for Creating/...
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Should the title be CGCC and not just code golf?

When you go to our web page it says "code golf" at the top. This is true on my android cell phone at least. Should it instead spell out CGCC? Everyone I have spoken to about this website ...
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Language nominations for the "Learn You a Lang for Great Good" chat event

We've decided we'd like to give the "Learn You a Lang for Great Good" chat event \${}^*\$ a go. As a brief overview, this event would be: For around an hour (or as long as participants want)...
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BMG is slowly dying

Let me put it simply: BMG, which was a good idea at first, is dying, to the point that we're not scheduling new ones, we're not hearing about it, we forgot that there was meant to be one on Tuesday, ...
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Language of the Month for August 2021: K

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout August 2021, our Language of the Month will be: K What's a ...
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Chat Event: Learn-a-lang

Advertisement Been pushing off learning that one lang for too long? Maybe it doesn't qualify for LotM status? Then [name pending] is for you! This is perfect for languages which are too popular for ...
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What do we want?

The Community VP has asked what our community needs. I speculate that a lot of people here would tend towards the same kind of answer to that. Feel free to answer this post with suggestions to how we ...
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What to do with the [average] tag?

average is a tag applied to 3 questions. It currently has no tag wiki, and the tag excerpt reads This challenge is related to average or arithmetic mean. Currently, this is a very specific tag which ...
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Language of the Month for July 2021: ARM

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout July 2021, our Language of the Month will be: ARM What's a ...
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What's your favorite code golf video? [closed]

Do you have a favorite code-golf video? Maybe someone golfing before it was cool? Or because it was a way to solve a problem?
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CGCC Blog #1: Are golfing languages good or bad for the site?

Welcome to the first CGCC Blog post! After 7 years, and three attempts, we've finally started a site blog, for posts and topics that the community here on CGCC is likely to find interesting. If you'd ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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Should new challenges on Codidact be posted into The Nineteenth Byte?

Codidact is a related network of sites to Stack Exchange, created in the aftermath of behaviour by Stack Exchange in late 2019, in an effort to create a better Q&A network. One of the sites in ...
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Issues with Sandbox Clutter

The Sandbox for Proposed Challenges is a great way for people to get feedback on challenges and make sure they are not duplicates, are clear, and are ready for posting before they post it to the main ...
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Can I license my controller for a KotH under the GNU GPL v3?

I've just finished making a controller for a KotH challenge, and I wanted to know: Can I use it for the KotH and license it under the GNU GPL v3, or does it have to be licensed with the MIT License to ...
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New First-Time Asker Dialog

This revision has been submitted to the devs to push the change, so unless there are any critical issues, this is the final version and I will not be modifying it anymore. (I have cut down the post ...
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Challenges with an oracle

There are many ideas of code-golf challenges out there that are abandoned because a part of them are just too hard to implement with a reasonable amount of effort. For instance, requiring to parse ...
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Is it acceptable to use an external API doc in a challenge?

So, I'm working on an environment for an upcoming challenge, and I've written a fairly extensive API document for entries to interact with the game. I'm thinking at this stage that the API doc itself ...
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Conclusive opinion on having a Hello, World! feed

This question asks about the possibility of adding a feed to The Nineteenth Byte that posts new answers to the Hello, World! thread - a typical place for people to first introduce their new ...
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Why is meta full of old questions / why did my question get a trivial edit?

EDIT - this just happened again recently, so read it again if you're confused. This isn't a question, it's just an update to let people know what happened. You may have noticed the meta is suddenly ...
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Can we have a separate tag for combinatory logic?

Background information: Combinatory logic on Wikipedia Basically it is a model of computation closely related to lambda calculus, but using a fixed set of combinators instead of lambda abstraction. ...
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Is it a [question] or a [challenge]?

Both of these tags are active on Meta: challenges and questions One has 17 questions, the other 44. One has no tag wiki, the other does. They both, more or less, ask about questions on the main site. ...
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Quine in Pxem, a language whose program is represented as a pair of strings. Is outputting the filename a quine?

My quine in Pxem was criticised as not being a quine, as they output their filenames, not the content of those files. A Pxem program is represented as a pair of a filename and content of file. So far ...
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Language of the Month for June 2021: Red

In accordance with our meta agreement, since one candidate received more votes than the others, we have a new featured language! Throughout June 2021, our Language of the Month will be: Red What's a ...
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Should I prevent users of a specific browser doing my challenge?

I'm currently working on a challenge which involves writing JavaScript players for a board game. I've also recently discovered private fields in JavaScript (a recent addition), which I thought would ...
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Should we replace The Nineteenth Byte's feeds?

The Nineteenth Byte, our main chat room, has some feeds. These post new challenges, meta questions, sandboxes posts, and some other assorted things. Unfortunately, they're kinda slow. New Main Posts ...

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