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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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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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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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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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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 "Code the Huffman!" remain closed as a duplicate of a very old question?

Tl;dr: I think my question on Huffman coding was wrongly closed as duplicate and should be re-opened. Early this week, I had the idea of posting a challenge based on Huffman coding. I found a very ...
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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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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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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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"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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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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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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