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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'...
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Cluttering the Sandbox with Edits

A few times I have noticed that, to reduce clutter, people have taken it upon themselves to reduce the body of sandbox posts in bulk. While, I don't disagree with the practice of decluttering, by ...
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We've written a new Chatiquette, and we want your feedback!

Update: the new Chatiquette has been instated. We are still interested in hearing feedback, so feel free to continue to give feedback here. As previously noted, the current Chatiquette for The ...
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Why the mixed response?

I recently posted my first puzzle and was received with mixed responses. I know that the puzzle itself may look trivial, and in a way it is, but I think it's presented correctly, the objective is ...
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Tips for ungolfing code

I recently posted a Java golf that massively abuses for loop syntax to save a few characters. However, this makes it almost impossible to ungolf without changing ...
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When is it allowable to change the rules? [duplicate]

Questions frequently need tweaking to the rules, even after going through the sandbox. However, rule changes that break previously valid answers are annoying to the answerer (at least from the ...
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Strike-through previous character counts

I often notice posts which contain strike-through versions of previous character counts, like this: Perl (123 111 chars) I don't see this practice mentioned anywhere in the FAQs, nor here on meta. ...