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Repost "Word stays a word after taking away a letter"?

"Word stays a word after taking away a letter. Repeat" was a massively downvoted question, not because of challenge, but mainly because it was badly written. Personally, I think that the ...
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Should we rehash Add A Language To A Polyglot?

Add a language to a polyglot was fun while it lasted. However, it's kinda stagnated due to the difficulty of running all the languages. I propose that we repost this challenge, maybe with stricter ...
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Should we remove unnecessary restrictions on the factorial challenge?

The Factorial challenge is one of the canonical challenges on our site. Just like "Hello World", "Add two numbers", "Primality test", and "Fibonacci", it ...
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Reopen or repost?

Which choice is better: re-posting a closed challenge with 4 downvotes, or reopen the closed challenge? The only problem seen in this challenge (at least by me) is that the spec is too unclear. If ...
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When can challenges be reused? If never, then why can't I answer?

According to this meta post we can never recreate old challenges. Of course not, its a duplicate. Makes sense to me. No problems. Except this challenge can no longer be answered with a language newer ...
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Interpret BF (question on repost)

Sandbox : link Interpret BrainF**K : This is usually a very common challenge on a lot of sites and on PPCG we also have this Interpret BF. I wanted to know if we could make a repost of that question ...
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Should we repost the Kolakoski challenge?

We've got a fairly old challenge about the Kolakoski sequence. Unfortunately, the challenge is fairly restrictive in its I/O requirements: in particular, input has to be taken via command-line ...
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Can I repost a challenge with different difficulty parameters?

The challenge in question is this one, which is solving a couple 4x4 sliding puzzles (also known as 15 puzzle) with the least amount of moves in a certain time limit. I posted an answer that computes ...
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Can I redo the Solve Rubik's Cube challenge?

The challenge Solve Rubik's cube has a lot of flaws: Arbitrary limits: (say, max. 5 seconds on your machine and less than 1000 moves) Cumbersome input format: The input is in the format ...
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Can we revive The Programming Language Quiz?

status-completed The Programming Language Quiz was a Cops and Robbers challenge posted 2 years ago, where users were challenged to create obfuscated Hello, World! programs, and others tried to ...
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Should we repost a challenge because of a changed consensus?

Golf you a quine for great good! is a great example, since it was posted before the quine consensus was made. That means it's cluttered with answers not following it. Should we repost challenges ...
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Reposts of answer-chaining challenges

The reason that we don't allow reposts is because the same answers will be copied from the first challenge and the original can still be answered. But what about answer-chaining challenges? Those are ...
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Should I repost a revised version of a really old, closed challenge?

I found an interesting, closed challenge. I know that I can address the flaws that led it to closure. Normally, I would edit the challenge into shape, but the question is over a year old and I want it ...
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