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A sandbox is a place where you can post proposed challenges for others to review.

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Community Moderator Removing Sandbox featured tag

If you look in the sandbox edit history there seems to be a long chain of edits where the community moderator removes the featured tag, and a trusted moderator replaces it. This is similar to the ...
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Tag Proposal: Orphaned

I'm proposing that we create an orphaned tag for use only in the sandbox. This will allow people who have ceased work on a challenge idea to indicate such. The idea here is that other interested ...
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Is it a good idea to leave heavily downvoted challenges in the Sandbox as signposts?

Sandbox posts with several downvotes (such as the one about lolcats) are signs of what the community doesn't like. Should we keep them to remind users about what not to "ask"?
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What should we do about questions that get asked that are already Sandboxed?

So, sometimes, I see questions that are posted in the sandbox, but have been posted in main by another user. For example, this question yielded 242 rep to a user who did not originally post it in the ...
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Why isn't the Sandbox Community Wiki?

We all know and love the Sandbox. It's one of our best features. But in the body of the Sandbox, I noticed this: This is a community-maintained list of the most active Sandbox submissions, sorted ...
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Testing a new challenge v1

I will use this to test a modified version of Red vs. Blue - Pixel Team Battlebots code that automaticaly gets data via javascript. Please ignore it for now.
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Can I invent a language to solve a problem that's in the Sandbox?

We have rules about answering challenges with a language that was invented after the challenge was posted. Can I invent a language to easily solve a challenge that's currently in the Sandbox and then ...
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A new javascript KOTH challenge, Fastest gun of the west! [duplicate]

Sometime ago i wanted to make a KOTH challenge, but i wanted it to be more interactive and easier to test, i didnt really come up with anything good. But then i saw this awesome thing Red vs. Blue - ...
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How to move questions from the Sandbox

We've recently noted that our questions per day stat has gone down. We recently had somebody propose a renewal of the Weekly Challenges, but as I posted there, I don't think it's the right solution. ...
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4 options for the sandbox: Main or Meta & Community Wiki or not

Following Peter Taylor's comments that pointed out that this question (now deleted) is not giving meaningful voting results with only 2 options, here are all 4 options as answers so that I'm no longer ...
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Would you support the sandbox being Community Wiki in order to allow it to move to main? [duplicate]

Personally, I am against the sandbox being CW if it's on meta, but I'm very happy for it to be CW if it's on main (since it's unlikely it will work on main otherwise, so my small objections are ...
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Should the Sandbox be a featured meta post?

It always was, and I'm assuming it has just dropped off, so this is just to draw attention to that...
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Getting rid of the sandbox directory

I would like to propose to remove the answer directory from the Sandbox. It seems that: It's never up to date. It takes a lot of unnecessary vertical space. I have no indication that anyone is ...
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Can we remove the old sandbox links?

At some point we decided to just have one global Sandbox. I think this is fine, I'm just concerned about all the links to old sandboxes that may confuse users, new and old alike. When I'm not logged ...
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Can I make a Sandbox meta post instead of using the normal Sandbox?

My next challenge will rely heavily on Stack Snippets and http://api.stackexchange.com/ to gather data from the answers (similar to this or this). I want to Sandbox it to iron out any kinks, but none ...
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Make sandbox classified?

I just saw the merged sandbox, and woah... I notice that in the OP post that the active challenge is classified into 3. King Of The Hill Codegolf Others Will it be wise if we make 3 sandbox? One ...
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Profile Picture for Sandbox User

The sandbox is now owned by a dummy account, Sandbox. At the moment it has a default profile picture. Can we create/find a profile picture for it that illustrates that: the user is a dummy account ...
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We Have a Messy Sandbox

It may be just me, but it seems kind of bothersome that we have 500-odd undeleted answers in the Sandbox. Many of them have already been posted for real but not edited to reflect that. More (I think ...
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How do I get enough people to notice my sandbox post?

In the previous sandboxes, it was suggested that if you had 3 upvotes on your sandbox submission, it was ready to go. I have written a few sandbox posts recently. Of these, all have been commented on ...
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Should I delete my sandbox answers after posting the challenge? [duplicate]

After posting a question that had gone through sandbox, people typically remove the body of their sandbox submission and replace it with a link to the final challenge. This makes sense to help reduce ...
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Can we make use of abandoned sandbox posts?

Over the years a lot of challenges have accumulated in the sandbox(es) which never made it to being posted on main. Some of these were probably abandoned because they were duplicates or had unfixable ...
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How should sandbox retirement be handled (if at all)?

In a similar vein to my previous meta post, we're going to have to deal with having the sandbox on meta. And currently, the sandbox situation is a bit... messy. Here's a simple plan (or, at least, ...
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Remove numbering from sandbox title?

It seems (from this meta thread) that we are no longer intending to retire sandboxes, and I now approve of this plan. Because the answers can be sorted by activity, old posts will not clutter the ...
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Could the body of the Sandbox question serve as a directory to all of the answers?

I feel like one of the main difficulties of having a massive sandbox is the difficulty of seeing all of the posts in the sandbox. There are 63 answers in the XIV sandbox and 66 in the XII sandbox, ...
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Sandbox good for its own subdomain?

Edit 2: See Grace Note's answer. Edit: Answers may be allowed, so that question-specific sandboxes would be actually on topic, such as attempted for Stack Exchange Quine. It could also enable people ...
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Is a puzzle regarding permutations on topic?

I was unsure if this type of question was on topic here so I decided to post on meta first instead of just trying it "in the wild". A 52 card deck is shuffled and cut in half. The top half is set ...
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Revamp the sandbox system?

The Proposed Question Sandboxes aren't really working. As per this question, we should move them to the main site. This is just a suggestion for how we might go about this. Create a special tag, ...

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