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A question related to a new genre of challenge (for example, [code-golf], [popularity-contest], etc.)

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New challenge idea: Showcase

I think that we should have a new type of "challenge": showcase questions. These questions aren't questions where answers compete for the lowest bytecount, or the best score, they are answers to a ...
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Proposed golfing showcase

I'm looking for feedback on a showcase idea that's a bit like Best of PPCG, but on main. The goal is to showcase excellent golfs, so that a wider audience can understand and appreciate them. While ...
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Tag / challenge type proposal: Size coding [duplicate]

This question and proposal is different from this one, since this proposal includes a scoring mechanism that is vastly different from code-golf. What is size coding? Size coding as a form of ...
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New challenge genre proposal: Memory Golf

Overview Sometimes in the real world, you're in a situation where you need to run a program on a very specialized computer, and you don't care how long it takes to run, but the computer has very ...
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Thoughts on compiler golf?

Some time ago, I set this challenge as a test for a new type of challenge I called "compiler golf". In the end, my idea didn't set the world alight but I wanted to see if anyone had ideas for ...
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Could there be a way to have obfuscation challenges?

Obfuscating things can be incredibly fun: ...
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Identifying what golfed code does?

I've got a bit of obfuscated javascript, and I'd like to find out what it does. I could read up on obfuscating in javascript, or I could ask some people who know their stuff. Where would I post a ...
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Can I post a cooperative challenge where there isn't a single winner?

I've got an idea for a team based challenge, where entries will choose the team to participate on, and teams will compete against each other. I don't want to get into the details much here, so let's ...
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Not quite main, not quite meta questions

I want to broaden Doorknob's post a little bit. That post is mostly about tips, but what we're really talking about are "middle ground" questions. In other words, there are three types of questions: ...
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Re-evaluating [tips] and tip-like questions

Currently, all tips questions on the main site are Community Wiki. Furthermore, there are not many other non-challenge questions on the main site. These types of questions are generally supressed on ...
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Programming puzzle asking for “real”, clever solutions OK?

I've got an idea for a new kind of puzzle and would like to ask if it's OK first. It's a bit different than the usual code-golf kind of question. It doesn't ask for the shortest solution, or something ...
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New challenge type: Speed Code

The objective is to create the code as fast as possible. How this could work is the questioner would first post a UTC time and date (in the near future, e.g. 24-48 hours), and possibly a topic. They ...
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An idea for a new genre of challenges: [code-purchasing]

I have an idea for a new genre of questions, code-purchasing questions, and I thought I would run it through meta before giving it a try. The basic idea is that you have to try to solve a problem, ...
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New Question Type - Packed Program

I've got an idea for a new type of question, but would like some feedback on it. I've tentatively called it Packed Program - but I'm willing to take any suggestions. The idea is that you have a byte ...
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Would Regex Golf challenges be interesting for the site?

I came across the Regex Golf site, which contains regex challenges: there are two columns: "match all of these" and "match none of these" and the intension is to create a regex that's as short as ...
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Code-rigmarole - Hangman

This is a new puzzle where users will work together to implement a hangman game. Users will each post a statement of code, then wait for three other users to enter their statements OR for 10 minutes ...