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Could PPCG benefit from a new sorting mode for answers?

The default sorting for answers (by votes) seems somewhat inappropriate here on PPCG. In any case it tends to put early answers over late answers, because once a few are there, few people scroll to ...
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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 ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

It has come to my attention that the amount of reputation awarded for questions can be adjusted on a per-site basis. For example, Stack Apps awards +10 reputation for question upvotes. As you probably ...
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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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Should we remove the reputation requirement for answering on meta?

I've been made aware that it's possible to lower the reputation threshold required to ask or answer questions on a per-site meta. A very common complaint about the sandbox is that new users, who are ...
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Make the criteria tags obligatory

There is this question: Should we consider dropping or modifying the "objective winning criteria" requirement? Instead, think it is better to make the winning criteria tags: atomic-...
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Should we increase our post character limit to allow substantial stack snippets?

Calvin's Hobbies posted on Mother Meta about increasing the character limit for posts across the Stack Exchange network. This answer shows that it is possible to increase the limit from the standard ...
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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 ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
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Is the name of the community correct?

The title of this question really sounds very silly, but lets see all of those questions: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/22665/how-many-valid-routes https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/...
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Let's customise the "How to Answer" pop-up

It was recently suggested in a comment to point at our standard loopholes (and potentially other implicit community rules) next to the Answer text area (similar to the How to ask? sidebar when writing ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
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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 ...
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Community is being Overprotective of the Sandbox

Recently @Community♦︎ has been constantly protecting our beloved Sandbox. Our rep threshold for meta has been decreased specifically to grant new users access to the Sandbox so they can post their ...
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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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Our favicon is ugly and asymmetric. Let's fix it! [duplicate]

The favicon for this site has ugly and asymmetric corners: Compared to the corresponding icons for other beta SE sites, which only have one pixel cut off from each corner, I find the upper corners ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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Revisiting LaTeX

A while back, people asked about whether to include LaTeX formatting on PCG.SE. The answer was generally no, because people believed that the filesize was too big and had too much of an effect on ...
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Moderation: a call to action

Let me just say this bluntly: we need to do more moderation. Some facts: For a while, I was the only user with any active delete votes. (I posted a message in chat to rectify this, which helped a ...
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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 ...
Calvin's Hobbies's user avatar
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Too trivial Close Vote

Can we get a "Too trivial" close vote for questions that would force very similar answers? For example this one: Ration your integers and feed the people After the edit the question allowed only for ...
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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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Move the sandbox to main

A little over a year ago, we had a discussion on meta about whether the sandbox should be migrated to the main site. The answer suggesting to do so was at +8/-4, but there were no counterarguments in ...
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LaTeX/MathJax support would be nice?

Several StackExchange sites have support for mathematical formulae using MathJax (LaTeX syntax). Many Code-Golf challenges are mathematical in nature. Equations come up very often in discussions. ...
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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 ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
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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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Could we get the audio embedding feature for PPCG?

Music and AVP and Signal Processing can embed audio files via the SoundCloud player. Since the feature already exists, it would only need to be activated for PPCG, and judging by Signal Processing the ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
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New user script to sort answers by length

Since the new Stack Exchange top bar apparently broke the old user script, I wrote a quick and dirty replacement for it. The only thing my new user script does is what I felt was the most important ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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Remove Auto CW Limit

The auto CW limit of 60 answers should be removed. The good questions that have been around a while, such as Golf you a quine for great good! get a lot of different answers; good for code-golf. It ...
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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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Can we have migration to StackOverflow? [duplicate]

At present, when we vote to close a question as off-topic the only offered migration target is meta.codegolf.SE. Most of the time off-topic questions really belong on SO - the poster understood "...
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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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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-...
Conor O'Brien's user avatar
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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 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 ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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Let's pick an icon for codegolf.SE? [duplicate]

This 'beta' icon for codegolf.SE is pretty lame. So, in order to create a framework for my own proposal (I dare you to do better!), I ask "What's a good icon for Programming Puzzles and Code-Golf?"
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Do we want XKCD autposted in chat?

El'endia Starman, a moderator, but not a PPCG moderator, has recently added an XKCD RSS feed to our chatroom The Nineteenth Byte, apparently based on the suggestion of one other user. I am vehemently ...
Calvin's Hobbies's user avatar
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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 ...
Calvin's Hobbies's user avatar
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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 ...
orlp's user avatar
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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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Change code font to DejaVu

The current stylesheet specifies the code font as ...
Adám's user avatar
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Add a sand-box link on the ask question page

Is it possible to add a link to the ask question page suggesting users to first test in the current sandbox? This will probably help with visibility because most new users don't know that a sandbox ...
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Metadata for answers?

It would be great to have an option in answers to add metadata. (This would be most useful for questions tagged code-golf, but maybe also other tags?) You would be able to put in the language, the ...
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7 votes
1 answer
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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 ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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Could self-answered questions be "unanswered"?

On each SE there's an "Unanswered" tab which shows all questions that don't have a positively voted answer. Even if you answer your own question (and it gets an upvote), the question doesn't appear in ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
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1 answer
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If a question is deleted, should posters keep reputation gained?

As discussed in What should our policy on insults, vulgarity, profanity, and other possibly offensive material be? , a very popular question has just been deleted. Like other users, I noticed a ...
Level River St's user avatar
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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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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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Should we be allowed to close our own questions with one vote (close hammer)?

I think on PPCG you should be allowed to close your own challenges single handedly. It would allow people like me who realize too late that I have posted a bad challenge and want to close it fast. But ...
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