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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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Stop replacing my tabs with four spaces

Typing Literal Tab Characters I do not know how feasible this is, for the developers, but I do believe, that at least on this site, it may make more sense to stop expanding tabs into four spaces. ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 ...
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Do we want Stack Snippets?

A new feature called Stack Snippets was introduced that allows users to embed runnable code snippets in their posts. According to the blog post: If you feel that a particular site should have Stack ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Enable default syntax highlighting

Since most questions on this site won't be language specific, but virtually all answers will contain code, the tag-based syntax-highlighting approach recently adopted by SO won't work for this site. ...
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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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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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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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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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How could the search bar's placeholder text 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 change the search bar's placeholder text. We've been asked to flesh this out in a ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Adopt (and reopen!) SO's closed code-golf questions?

Our site budded from StackOverflow as an outlet for code-golf questions when the need for reigning-in the focus of SO became apparent. [<-this is all guesswork, am I right?] This has left a ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Change code font to DejaVu

The current stylesheet specifies the code font as ...
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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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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 ...
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