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Answering a tip for golfing in a specific version of a language

Phrased generally, my question is: Given a language "The Summer" and an experimental branch of it "The Fall", should I answer a "Tips for golfing in The Summer" question ...
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Can we do anything with the showcase?

The showcase is intended to, and was, a place to show and see new languages. In fact, it motivated me to learn ><>. But now, it's pretty much dead AFAIK. New languages keep coming in, but ...
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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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Feedback for closed questions

I just posted a question available here: Print out a valid pokemon team! , which got closed due to lack of details. I do understand that at first, my question was somewhat unclear, as mentioned by ...
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What should I do with this question?

I recently posted this challenge on codegolf. The idea was simple : reproduce an hexagonal logo, graphically or in ASCII art. At first i thought it would be good enouth to be interessing, but the lack ...
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Hard-Coding in “One OEIS after another”

This question is about the rules of One OEIS After Another. A comment was made about hard-coding the values of a particularly difficult sequence, for the sake of keeping the challenge going. Peter ...
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Should “A Multipurpose Quine” be reopened?

A Multipurpose Quine This challenge was closed for the reason that it was unclear what the challenge was asking. The main reason was that the challenge required all outputted quines to not be ...
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I asked a word question that has run away with me?

Easiest WordSearch I've asked a crossword related question thats been on my mind for quite a while. I've made various edits from suggestions in the comments. I don't think I can adjust the question ...
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Can I redo my Code Golf?

The Farfallino Alphabet Hello everyone. Because of my cough cough dumbness cough cough I edited my code golf following many complaints in comments and downvotes, thus invalidating like every ...
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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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Should I edit a challenge to make it more interesting, if it makes several existing answers no longer optimal?

Specifically this one. Dennis pointed out that the rule that input cannot be an array of lines makes the challenge worse, and I agree with him now. However, the challenge already has several answers, ...
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What makes this question unclear?

A few days ago, I asked this question after leaving it in the sandbox for a bit. It got closed as "unclear what you're asking", because I didn't notice something that needed clarification in the ...
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Proposal to lock the Language Showcase as historically significant

I recently revisited the following classic challenge: Showcase your language one vote at a time. The gist of the challenge is as follows: An answer is a set of program snippets, each with a unique ...
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Rickroll dupes again: is “First they came” a dupe? [duplicate]

First they came has been dupe-hammered of We're no strangers to code golf, you know the rules, and so do I (the rickroll), and reopened within 14 minutes. The question is: Is it a dupe? Note that ...
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Why is this question closed?

Write a java code to detect the JVM version was closed in error as part of the underhanded cleanup. It's obvious from the comment thread that it was never really an underhanded question, and that tag ...
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Is “Polyglot the OEIS!” a dupe of “The versatile integer printer”?

The recent question, Polyglot the OEIS!, has been VTCed as a duplicate of The versatile integer printer, however the community has not reached consensus on whether it is a dupe. Currently, it has ...
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http -> https has caused issues with a specific challenge

Take a look at this challenge: Print This Question ↓ It asks to print the exact contents of the question. Cool, right? There's even a comment by ETH saying "Let this be a reminder not to edit this ...
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Canonical words from chemical element symbols question

The creation of words from chemical element symbols seems to be a popular pastime, judging by the number of questions that are asked about it. Most of them are closed as duplicates: Words from ...
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“put on hold as unclear what you're asking” is itself unclear

My question Ordered sequence of ascending integer combinations was put on hold despite receiving five good answers in the first 12 hours. It has also received a fair few upvotes, as have the answers. ...
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Is “(The other day) I met a bear” a duplicate?

The challenge (The other day) I met a bear is a kolmogorov complexity question about the text of a song. As can be seen by looking at its edit history, it has been closed three times as a duplicate of ...
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First question about overflow? [duplicate]

May I ask a question about overflow? I was thinking an example of overflow calculation would be the number of googolplexes a number is because the computer can't count with that large numbers. AFAIK ...
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Borderline malicious code?

I'm not sure if this counts as writing malicious code. What does the community think?
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Should “Operations with lists” be broken up into individual challenges?

As it stands, Operations on lists is in a bit of a weird place. It could be considered a multi-part challenge with minimal interaction between the subchallenges, which aren't allowed, but is pointed ...
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Why can't we take input from a variable? [duplicate]

On the default allowed I/O methods, we have come to a consensus that programs may not take input from a predefined variable. However, we have decided that anonymous functions are allowed. In the ...
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The broken window of “Produce the number 2014 without any numbers in your source code”

Produce the number 2014 without any numbers in your source code is our highest-voted question. It regularly inspires newcomers to pose similar challenges, which get heavily downvoted with the poster ...
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Should we open *Largest number printable* to all languages?

Brought to meta on the basis that it's too drastic a change to make unilaterally or on the basis of three people discussing it in the comments of a different question... The issue has been raised by ...
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Reopen my question that has several correct answers

Shortest Konami Code I have this question and for some reason it was closed as unclear what I was asking for a second time. I fixed it the first time and it become open. Several correct answers were ...
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Making an exception for the “Showcase of Languages”

Comparing the vote tallies on Proposal to lock the Language Showcase as historically significant before and after the Showcase of Languages was closed and locked leads me to the following conclusion. ...
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What changes should we make to the showcase before and after unlocking and reopening it?

We've reached consensus! We'll make an exception and unlock and reopen the Showcase of Languages thread. In this (hopefully final) meta posts, we have to decide what this exception will cover, i.e., ...
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What's wrong with popularity contest?

Some time ago I asked a question 8 ought to become Infinity, which was closed as "Questions without an objective primary winning criterion are off-topic, as they make it impossible to indisputably ...
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Is the new showcase a duplicate of the old one?

https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/q/100928/26997 is currently closed as a duplicate of Showcase of Languages, which is currently locked. The reasoning is that once the proposal here is applied to ...
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What exactly is the Criteria for a Function? [duplicate]

I got the idea for this question after reading an answer by Martin Ender here. It more-or-less says: Functions in stack-based languages can leave the output on the stack. This question is also similar ...
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Should “Showcase your language one vote at a time” be immediately unlocked until we decide what to do with it? [duplicate]

Another meta post is talking about making changes to the popular but currently locked challenge Showcase of Languages in response to the debates that have been happening about it here and here and in ...
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Should “Showcase your language one vote at a time” be unlocked and reopened?

The current second highest-voted PPCG question, Showcase your language one vote at a time, was recently put on hold for being too broad and locked as historically significant for reasons explained ...
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What are the “Notices” in this question's revision history?

As I was looking through the revision history on this question, I saw some strange things I haven't seen before. Here is a "transcript" of sorts (ignoring edits): Question Unprotected by ...
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What is “unclear” about this question?

This question was put on hold as unclear. I thought it specifies exactly the requirements, the objective, and the winning criterion. Could somebody kindly explain what's unclear about it? update: ...
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Are non-competing answers allowed? [duplicate]

What prompted this question was a unique case, but I feel that it is generally applicable. Are non-competing answers allowed on this site? A non-competing answer is one which is not taken into ...
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Question about question about advacado

This question has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, just as said on locked questions. Does it deserve to be undeleted and locked for good?
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How could “Crash your favorite compiler” be edited to be on-topic?

I recently found the closed Crash your favorite compiler question and was wondering how a type of question like this could be changed to fit the requirements of a challenge question as outlined in the ...
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“Good” Questions that are Incomplete

Edit I was mistaken about the links being bad in the mp3 challenge. It wasn't playing well with Centos but seems to be fine on Windows. As such, there are no grounds for closing that challenge. The ...
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How should my challenge be tagged?

How should I tag Good Old Suffix Vector? I initially tagged it code-golf because it requires code that is as short and possible, and logic because it involves constructing boolean values, and there ...
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How Can I Make my Question Better?

I recently posted a question, and would like to know what is wrong about it, and how it could have been made better. This is not to get the question back, but rather so that I know what makes a good ...
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Historical lock for “Language idea for golfing purposes”?

Language idea for golfing purposes is a very interesting question with very interesting answers. While retagging the two non-closed questions tagged golfing-language per Retire [golfing-language]?, ...
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What is/are the reasons for this being put on hold?

Can someone explain specifically why this is currently on hold? I'd really like to be able to turn this into a contest, but I'm not sure what's disagreeable about it. https://codegolf.stackexchange....
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What's wrong or unclear with this challenge?

This morning I posted a challenge (2k users only). It's back in the sandbox now, visible for anybody and for review. I had this challenge in the sandbox for 5 days before I posted it. With some help ...
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Closure Guidance : Why was my question closed

I recently asked the question in code golf, I have followed the standard template : I have provided : Sample input Sample output Sample code & rules what else this community need in order to ...
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I don't understand why this is “unclear”

This is the question in question (no pun intended) It was put on hold is unclear. I do not understand what is unclear. I asked a flagger why it was unclear. @Mego: 1) There is no objective winning ...
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Is this question really duplicate?

Is this question asked by me really duplicate? I think that the duplicate is not the same as the one I asked.
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Are these questions about balanced parentheses really duplicates?

I had recently asked a question. It received 13 upvotes and 3 close votes as a duplicate of another question. It's not an exact duplicate, but both Qs are similar. That other question also has exactly ...
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Upvoted challenge but no answer

I'm confused by my question Fix the Meeesesessessesseesseessedessed upp teeexexextext. I get 7 upvotes but no answer. It is well defined, too, as Martin Buettner has fixed it during sandboxing. What's ...