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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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A Better Help Center

This question is somewhat in response to The one limiting stat for us still being in beta where the consensus seemed to be that question quality was the main issue. I definitely agree. I believe that ...
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Please unprotect Largest Number Printable

Please unprotect Largest Number Printable so my answer may be considered and create discussion.
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Sorting answers

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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Let's get a special 404 page!

Very related, but not the same I would like it if someone could make this a community wiki. In The Nineteenth Byte, mousetail posted a message: Petition to make our 404 page a quine in "Lost&...
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Add "Golf this code for me" to the list of close vote reasons [duplicate]

This question was closed as unclear: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/q/40423/18487 The question has a well-defined input and output, and the question title made the goal clear: shorten it as ...
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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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Let's improve the leaderboard snippet [duplicate]

The leaderboard snippet could use some improvements. Improvements usually fall into three categories: Formatting & CSS - make it look better Functionality - stuff it should do Misc - everything ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spoilers should allow advanced formatting

With standard quotes, you can use advanced formatting, such as paragraphs. > Sentence 1. > > Sentence 2. Sentence 1. Sentence 2. ...
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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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Can we get a "magic link" to the Sandbox?

One of the more popular comments on our site goes something like this: Hi, and welcome to PPCG! Your challenge was closed because it's a bit unclear/broad/whatever as it is now. I would recommend ...
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Create the [error] tag

We already asked this question on a tag for misbehaviors, but the tag misbehaviors would only apply to popularity contests where the misbehavior wasn't easily seen (see: underhanded). However, there ...
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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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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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Do we want new challenges auto posted in chat?

Our chatroom The Nineteenth Byte currently has 3 message feeds. For example, when there is a new meta post, it is automatically posted in chat. Do we want to have new questions from the main page be ...
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Can the “How to Answer” pop-up disregard the association bonus?

We now have a custom “How to Answer” pop-up (yay!). However, this pop-up isn't shown to users who come here with the association bonus from other SE sites. In general, this behaviour makes sense: the ...
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Close reason needs to be reworded

Read this meta post: Let's decide what kind of non-challenge questions we want once and for all Then read this close reason: Questions without an objective primary winning criterion are off-...
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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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Footer "Not the answer you're looking for?" doesn't make much sense

Currently, the footer below the questions and answers reads Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged [...] or ask your own question. In my opinion the text doesn't work ...
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Isn't there some way to have "just-for-fun" questions?

I can understand the need to keep things under control and nip problem trends in the bud based on the experience at SO and other graduated sites. While [tips] questions strain the discussion/list ...
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Leaderboard function

I know nothing about the way the site works etc., but how cool and convenient would it be to have a simple wrapper to add a leaderboard for the question, like here and here? That functionality would ...
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The "How To Ask" page is misleading

The "How To Ask" page linked from the Ask Question page appears to have been copied wholesale from SO. It is very Q&A centric: We’d love to help you. But not every question on Code Golf gets ...
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How could the bounty reasons be improved? [duplicate]

One of the more popular suggestions from We're not a Q&A site. But what should be done about it? was to improve the wording of the bounty reasons or maybe change some of them altogether. We've ...
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New tag proposal - anarchy

This is not to be confused with anarchy golf, which it is named after. This tag means that each language has its own leaderboard, and the leaderboard will not only list the answerer, but any editors ...
18 votes
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Can we get a custom Tour page?

This feature request is related to PPCG not being a Q&A site. The most important part of the onboarding experience for new users (especially those who don't arrive via other sites from the ...
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Add an option to disable upvoting for your post

Note: Martin Ender made a very good point, that votes can act as a reward for e.g. a well-written explanation. I remember thinking in those terms a long time ago, but hadn't thought about it that way ...
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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 ...
11 votes
1 answer
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Should we add more warnings/notifications before letting a new user post?

I believe we've come to the point where 25-50% of the questions posted are posted by new users and almost always do not follow the rules (duplicate, no winning condition). Whenever you look at the ...
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Add an answer "index" feature to questions with more than 5 answers?

Pursuant to my idea for Q:We need something novel to bring in the hordes, I think it would be very useful for all questions with many answers (>5, or so) to have an index of answers. The index line ...
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Count question score toward tag badges

Related: Increase reputation awarded for questions It has recently came to my attention that tag badges are only awarded based on answer votes. For a site like Stack Overflow, that makes sense, as ...
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Can we change the title text of the vote buttons [duplicate]

I just noticed that the title text (displayed on mouse hover) of the up- and downvote buttons are currently "This answer is useful" and "This answer is not useful". While they're useful for most SE ...
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Couldn't there be more specific close reasons? [duplicate]

Often, and I mean very often, I see questions closed or on hold for the reason of Unclear what you're asking Though the question is very clear and understandable, it was just voted unclear ...
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How could the default close reasons be improved?

One of the more popular suggestions from We're not a Q&A site. But what should be done about it? was to improve the wording of the close reasons or maybe change some of them altogether. We've ...
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Add to Sandbox or How to Ask

Users are constantly asking for clarification of programming puzzles. In an attempt to help new users create good challenges, I asked this question on Meta PPCG: Things to consider when creating a ...
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Relax the requirements for "crazy formatting" on the /tour example question

On Programming Puzzles and Code Golf, the answers to most of our questions look like this: Some language, 1234 characters asdfunicorn+1(&&%^#$)/-9x9[{}] ...
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1 answer
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Inaccurate tour [duplicate]

The introductory tour to the site has a bunch of inaccurate description copied from the standard template. Among the oddities are Focus on questions about an actual problem you have faced. We're not ...
5 votes
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Make "About" page more site specific [duplicate]

https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/about doesn't describe what the site is about. It should have a link and a short quote  from https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/faq Code golf is a special type ...
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Can we have a different Put On Hold message?

put on hold as unclear what you're asking by Xxx, Yyy, Zzz 1 hour ago Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s ...
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Line break formats and character numbers [duplicate]

I've recently saw someone, who says that their code is 350 characters long. Problem It can vary depending on platform. Code length compared across various platforms Windows: 371 characters ...