Questions tagged [noncompeting]

For questions about the non-competing label. Non-competing is a retired label used on answers that are "non-competing" i.e. they are valid answers but ineligible to win. The "non-competing" label has now been fully retired, and should not added to new answers

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Handling old, popular, creative, but non-competitive answers

Take a look at this answer: Produce the number 2014 without any numbers in your source code. This is the most upvoted answer on our site right now. However, as many have pointed out, by modern ...
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For fastest-code questions are new compiler optimisations as non-competing allowed?

I looked around and it seems that the language is defined by the compiler not operational semantics. In normal code golf new languages are banned because of the loophole of implementing the answer as ...
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If there is "a winner for every language" in a code golf challenge, does competitiveness matter?

The consistent attitude with regard to the golf language situation is that for every challenge, each language is a category, and subsequently there is a 'winner' for each language. This is also a very ...
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Do we really want to delete undecidable answers, even if they were declared non-competing?

The problem emerged with this answer (deleted, and so invisible for users with less than 10k reputation) The most relevant win criteria of the puzzle is the algorithmic complexity of the solution. An ...
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Remove noncompeting status from all submissions

As per Let's allow newer languages/versions for older challenges, we no longer need to mark answers that utilize languages created after the challenge as noncompeting. However, there are still 917 ...
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Let's allow newer languages/versions for older challenges

I've been thinking for a long time that our non-competing policy for newer languages (or language versions) is harmful. Just for context, we currently require all answers which require implementations ...
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Allowing non-free languages in Cops and Robbers challenges when marked as non-competing

Non-free languages are not allowed to participate in Cops and Robbers challenges. And that's a good thing. If you choose an obscure non-free language, no one will be able even to attempt solving it ...
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Official definition of 'noncompeting' [duplicate]

Recently, I was looking at one of my older questions, QWERTY Quine Creation, and I noticed that the JavaScript answer was invalid. I notified the creator, who marked the answer noncompeting. The same ...
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