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

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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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RFC: License for a prospective sandbox viewer

TL;DR I'm trying to figure out what license is best to use with a proposed CodeGolf.SE sandbox viewer. Please read the whole question/proposal before answering. Main Question What would be the best ...
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Remove all old, abandoned, low-score posts to clean up the sandbox!

The sandbox is a mess, let's clean it up! Here are some solutions. Vote on them to express agreement. Also, sort by votes.
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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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How do I deal with lack of attention in the Sandbox?

I know there are a lot of questions like this, but I didn't find any answer that satisfied me. I'm pretty new to PPCG, so not all of my ideas are fantastic (e.g., this failure of a challenge) but I ...
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Can we retire the Sandbox?

It's been asked before, it's been rejected before and now I'm bringing it up again. I have a love/hate relationship with the Sandbox. I've voiced complaints before but I now have an idea that might ...
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Move the sandbox to main

A little over a year ago, we had a discussion on meta about whether the sandbox should be migrated to the main site. The answer suggesting to do so was at +8/-4, but there were no counterarguments in ...
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Is OK to post a challenge for a sandbox post with 0 votes but is 1 week old

Is OK to post a challenge for a sandbox post with 0 votes but is 1 week old? I have a lot of sandbox posts with 0 votes that are posted to Main, But this is OK?
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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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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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Fast and Golfiest Season 2 Looking for Advice

Season 2 is coming! Season 1 was fun and relatively well-received, but the main problem was that the scoring system is very broken. Hence I'm looking for advice about how to improve the system so that ...
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How do we know that our question can graduate from the sandbox? [duplicate]

I have a couple of sandbox posts that have been there for a while. I have not posted them yet, though, because I don't know if they are ready... How does one know if their ideas are ready to graduate ...
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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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Sandboxing Multi-Thread Challenges

I am currently sandboxing a challenge that will have two threads. I was wondering if there was any good way to do Multi-thread challenges like cops-and-robbers. Typically I do one thread explaining ...
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A Sandbox Migration Bot

I outlined a question in the Sandbox for a popularity-contest to create a user script that can migrate challenges to and from the Sandbox. I've since been informed by multiple people that the criteria ...
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Are there any repercussions for stealing Ideas off the sandbox?

I haven't seen it done myself, but are there any examples of people stealing other's challenges off the sandbox to use themselves? what happened to those questions/users?
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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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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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Why is there no feature for upping your "answer" in the sandbox? [duplicate]

I think the Sandbox lacks a feature. I don't know what you guys do think about it but I came to think that many posts of the Sandbox get "forgotten" really fast. Even if there are activities on it. ...
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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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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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How to "re-propose" someone's abandoned Sandbox draft?

I'm looking at an older draft in the Sandbox that appears to be abandoned by the original poster. I'd like to bring attention to it, and potentially "re-propose" it as a draft that I'd then ...
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Threshold for votes in the Sandbox before posting in the main site? [duplicate]

Recently, I posted my first post on the main site for Code Golf, and it was poorly received because I am a newcomer to the site. I was asked to post it in the sandbox, here. As of now, it has one vote,...
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Make it easier to post answers on Sandbox from Mobile App?

Maybe I'm missing something, but is there an easy-ish way to initiate the process of writing an answer in the Sandbox from the mobile app? I noticed the phrase "bottom of the page" in the sandbox ...
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Is there a sandbox or "unpublished" option for answers that are being developed? [duplicate]

While working on a code snipped for a recent question, I found that due to the self-referential nature of the answer, it would have been helpful to have a sandbox or test area for answers that aren't ...
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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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Can we get a draft feature?

Instead of posting all our drafts to the Sandbox, could we just add a draft feature to the main site?
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It's time for some Spring Cleaning

I'll cut straight to the point here: We must do something about the Sandbox, and soon The Sandbox recently hit 2000 non-deleted answers (5700 total). That's over 2000 potential challenges festering ...
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