Questions tagged [feature-request]

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Proposal to mark Inactive posts in "List of bounties with no deadline" accordingly

I recently completed a bounty from List of bounties with no deadline, only to later realize it was inactive. This was a little disappointing and I believe this could easily be avoided by editing these ...
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Fix the sandbox link in our info box

Due to changes in sorting the sandbox link in our info box no longer works as intended. It should sort by active, but it doesn't. The existing link is: ...
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Off-topic questions: could we require objective winning criteria? [duplicate]

We require that challenges have objective winning criteria, for reasons that have already been covered in various questions (in particular, see the link below). However, we receive many questions that ...
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What should we do with ast-golf?

The ast-golf tag is a winning criterion where the program with the least AST nodes wins. This seems like a subset of atomic-code-golf, where the program with the least operations by some definition ...
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Should we get rid of [new-years]?

The new-years tag's description is: A new year's puzzle is any puzzle that is posted around the first day of any year that has to do with that specific year or calendars in some way. This isn't ...
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Is there a code golf for code efficiency (speed) instead of bytes?

Question in the title. Is there a code golf for code efficiency (speed) instead of bytes?
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Add a option to migrate SO [duplicate]

I found a lot of question that belongs on SO, But i didn't found a option to migrate SO but CGCC Meta. I want a option to migrate SO.
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Remove question title length limitation

The reason title length exist Because it's useful to prevent spam on most of the other site, you would not like to see bunch of 1 character question flooding. But... I already meet the situation a few ...
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Can we change the Late Answers prompts regarding duplicates?

Unlike other (Q&A) sites in the Stack Exchange network, CGCC has a consensus that duplicate answers are acceptable. For some code golf challenges there is one obvious shortest solution in a ...
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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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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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Please don't lock the Community Ads after August 2nd

This may be more on topic for MSE, I might move it there if so. For now, I believe this is directly applicable to us The Community Ads for 2021 post was posted earlier today, in a trial run of the new ...
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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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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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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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Tag proposal: [minecraft]

I'm proposing we create a minecraft tag for challenges relating to the game Minecraft. There are currently 15 applicable questions: this, this, and this just to name a few.
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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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An update to our info box

EDIT This is now status-review status-planned status-completed! Thanks to SE for making this happen pretty quickly :) In case anyone hasn't noticed, we have an info box in the top right corner above ...
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Can we disable auto-protection?

Currently, the system protects any challenge that either: Has 3 deleted answers from new users Has multiple answers from new users within a short amount of time We already have a policy that ...
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Fix impossible deletion

When one of my questions got closed as a duplicate (correctly), I got this screen. Then, when I clicked the delete button, this showed up: Then when I confirmed, I got this: What's the point of ...
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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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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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Lack of obviousness about how to use this site [duplicate]

The problem is hardly unique to this SE site, but for people new to the site there is fundamental knowledge that isn't obvious. For instance, the "tour" page doesn't mention that questions must be ...
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Dark Mode Coming Here?

After many long years, the thrilling dark mode for Stack Overflow has just been released! However, it's not everywhere and this cryptic paragraph is all we have regarding that decision: For now, ...
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Should the Info Box Link to the Active Sorted Sandbox?

The link to the sandbox in the info box is nice, but I was wondering if it might be better to link to change the target of the link from ...
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New badges for new design

There's an old (2014y) conversation about this: Let's design a nice badge icon!, but without any real outcome. However, quite recently we got a new site design, including our new logo: For me it ...
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Tags that should have references to standard loopholes, I/O standards, etc., do not

Looking at the various winning criteria tags in The Tag Categorization Project, a lot of them should have links to helpful resources such as the standard loopholes and I/O standards in their wikis, ...
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Sorting answers [duplicate]

Some popular challenges have many many answers and often a language is used more than once, so : Is there a way to sort answers so that they appear in the order according to the name of a language OR ...
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New Tag Proposal: Self-Referential

There's a lot of questions that result in code that refers to itself. Typically these questions get assigned the quine tag, though it's not quite applicable in some cases. I propose a new tag self-...
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Link to the main site

OK Maybe I am really dumb and fail to see something obvious, but I am not able to find a link to the main site (i.e. codegolf.stackexchange.com) in the non-mobile view of this meta site. I can find ...
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Can we have MathJax back (part II)?

More than a month ago, we've reached a consensus: We want MathJax back. The reasons why it was turned off in 2015 no longer seem to apply, and details about why MathJax is needed on this site are ...
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Can we create temporary anonymous answers for challenge type questions

Questions like this, this, and this are very fun, exciting, and bring a lot of participation to PP&CG. I thoroughly enjoy participating in them, as well as just reading through them. However, I ...
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Can we have a Hello, World! feed? [duplicate]

Recently I suggested having a feed in The Nineteenth Byte for new answers to the Hello, World! challenge. It received some support (as you can tell from the stars), but it was suggested that it be ...
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Can we have MathJax back?

It's been a couple years since PPCG voted against MathJax. Since then, the vote ratio has changed significantly, and most seem to be in favor of MathJax. However, it is status-completed and no change ...
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New [Scientific-Notation] tag

I'm a bit new to meta, but I recently posted a question and it requires converting to and from scientific-notation. I almost created a scientific-notation tag, but I'm not sure if I would be justified ...
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Review button shown when “There are no review queues available to you”

Note - this is completely different to "There are no review queues available to you" - Hey? I accessed Programming Puzzles & Code Golf Meta today while browsing the main site and ...
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Can we change the Low Quality Posts comment?

I was recently going through some posts in the Low Quality Posts, and one answer (which I won't link here) I recommended that it be deleted, and got review to leave a comment telling the user that it ...
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Why there's no latex in PPCG? [duplicate]

Why isn't Latex rendered in questions and answers? Some other sites such as math exchange support MathJax. It is often useful explaining questions/answers with math.
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Search by language?

There is so much gold on this site, but it's not so easy to find. For example, I'm golfing in J and like to see expert answers to old questions. Currently, I have to open a question, and search for ...
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Can we remove the semicolon-# tag?

semicolon-# is a tag for challenges related to the language ;#. I suggest we remove this tag, since it is very localized and we've pretty much exhausted all non-...
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Stop converting duplicate answers to comments

In case you didn't know, whenever you post the exact same answer as was already posted, it gets converted to a comment. I had no idea before I posted a crack on a cops-and-robbers post that someone ...
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Allow lower reps to see removed answers

Many times I have had answers and found out they were invalid due to a obscure meta post. But people have said things like: "This is the 3rd time people have done this and it is still not funny", "...
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A Sandbox Migration Bot

I outlined a question in the Sandbox for a popularity-contest to create a user script that can migrate challenges to and from the Sandbox. I've since been informed by multiple people that the criteria ...
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can "actual problems" be removed from /help/dont-ask? [duplicate]

I noticed that https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask says "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." However, at least 70% of code golfing ...
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Lower the rep required to chat

I suggest we lower the rep required to chat to 1. This way we can help new users understand the site instead of having them "crash and burn" on main with a invalid or non-golfed submission or an ...
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Can we get a draft feature?

Instead of posting all our drafts to the Sandbox, could we just add a draft feature to the main site?
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Can we retire the Sandbox?

It's been asked before, it's been rejected before and now I'm bringing it up again. I have a love/hate relationship with the Sandbox. I've voiced complaints before but I now have an idea that might ...
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You haven't voted on questions in a while

There does not appear to be a dupe for this. I am not sure of the exact calculations that trigger this notification but seeing as some questions get dozens of answers my voting on questions is very ...
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Proposals for alleviating API strain

Problem With a recent influx of stack-exchange-api challenges, the poor old API has been taking a bit of a hammering and some of us are finding ourselves hitting the throttle limit and being blocked ...
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Winning criteria request: [time-attack]

We have never had a criteron about time making code. Do we need one? If we do, how do we calculate the time? If not, why not?
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