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An info box to point new users to The Sandbox

So along with site graduation, one new option we have is an info box on the sidebar. For example, you can see what these look like on Law or Judaism Stack Exchange (directly above the "featured on ...
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Leaderboard not working correctly

The snippet used in many questions to generate a leaderboard is not displaying correctly for me, and some links are not working. I am using Firefox 59.0.2 (64-bit) on macOS 10.13.2 (High Sierra). The ...
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Has anybody used PPCG.SE before April 5th?

I'm serious. Does anybody here remember viewing any pages on PPCG.SE before the fifth of this month? Because according to the site analytics (5k+ only), the only time anybody has ever visited or ...
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Can we raise the privilege levels?

PPCG has graduated. Some features for graduated sites come immediately after graduating. However, other features are held off for an indefinite amount of time: The site gets a custom theme, and ...
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Can we have MathJax back (part II)?

More than a month ago, we've reached a consensus: We want MathJax back. The reasons why it was turned off in 2015 no longer seem to apply, and details about why MathJax is needed on this site are ...
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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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Election page is broken

I just got a notification telling me to vote in the election. When following the link however, I'm redirected to here (an error page). Presumably, this is supposed to be the election page. It seems ...
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Tag Proposal: [Interactive]

I'm proposing a new tag named interactive for challenges that go beyond simple stdin/stdout processing. This would be challenges that require the program to respond to user input in some fashion, ...
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Can we remove the semicolon-# tag?

semicolon-# is a tag for challenges related to the language ;#. I suggest we remove this tag, since it is very localized and we've pretty much exhausted all non-...
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Synonyms: [anagrams] and [permutations]

I just noticed we have both anagrams and permutations. Is there any reason not to make anagrams a synonym of permutations? If so, how should the tags be used?
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The SE chat feed bot seems to be unwell

The SE Chat Bot seems to be unwell. This includes Sandbox Feeds and Meta Feeds. Neither of these posts were deleted at the time of posting. Does anyone know what's causing this behaviour?
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How could the search bar's placeholder text be improved?

One of the more popular suggestions from We're not a Q&A site. But what should be done about it? was to change the search bar's placeholder text. We've been asked to flesh this out in a ...
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Should we have even more room owners for The Nineteenth Byte?

A few months back, we had a discussion about adding more room owners to The Nineteenth Byte. As a result, five users were added as room owners, and the problems we were facing lessened. However, we're ...
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Should we have additional room owners?

Currently our main chatroom, The Nineteenth Byte, has only the 4 PPCG moderators as room owners. Since the chatiquette is not applicable to other Stack Exchange sites, using chat flags for breaches of ...
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When is Programming Puzzles & Code Golf getting community ads?

Over 3 months ago, on February 23, 2016, it was announced that this SE site was graduating. That post said that You will soon be able to select your own community ads. Give me a moment to set ...
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Community is being Overprotective of the Sandbox

Recently @Community♦︎ has been constantly protecting our beloved Sandbox. Our rep threshold for meta has been decreased specifically to grant new users access to the Sandbox so they can post their ...
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Chat still says beta

A picture with freehand red circles is worth a million words:
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Time for a Calculus Tag

We have several questions involving aspects of calculus: Numerical Integration through Plotting Symbolic Integration of Polynomials Evaluate CDF of Student-t distribution Do the Chain Rule Gamma ...
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Remove MathJax support on meta

As you may or may not know, we briefly had MathJax support on our main site. However, it caused all sorts of problems and was removed. For whatever reason, MathJax support was not removed on meta. ...
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Syntax highlighting doesn't work on Meta

Like the title says: ...
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Meta privileges help page inconsistency

There appears to be an inconsistency on our Meta privileges page in the Help Center! The unflappable dev Chris Jester-Young and our benevolent overlords in the SE Community Team have lowered PPCG's ...
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Should we remove the reputation requirement for answering on meta?

I've been made aware that it's possible to lower the reputation threshold required to ask or answer questions on a per-site meta. A very common complaint about the sandbox is that new users, who are ...
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Do we want XKCD autposted in chat?

El'endia Starman, a moderator, but not a PPCG moderator, has recently added an XKCD RSS feed to our chatroom The Nineteenth Byte, apparently based on the suggestion of one other user. I am vehemently ...
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Let's customise the “How to Answer” pop-up

It was recently suggested in a comment to point at our standard loopholes (and potentially other implicit community rules) next to the Answer text area (similar to the How to ask? sidebar when writing ...
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Should we increase our post character limit to allow substantial stack snippets?

Calvin's Hobbies posted on Mother Meta about increasing the character limit for posts across the Stack Exchange network. This answer shows that it is possible to increase the limit from the standard ...
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Do we need the [algorithm-advice] tag?

There's a tag algorithm-advice which is currently being used three times. All three questions were asking for help with solving a programming challenge found elsewhere. We usually consider that to be ...
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Do we want new challenges auto posted in chat?

Our chatroom The Nineteenth Byte currently has 3 message feeds. For example, when there is a new meta post, it is automatically posted in chat. Do we want to have new questions from the main page be ...
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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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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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Do we really want LaTeX/MathJax (right now)?

Update: The decision has been made to deactivate MathJax on the site. This does not reflect the current votes, as these changed significantly after the decision was made. We've had MathJax support ...
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General programming questions close message is disingenuous

There have been multiple times now that I've wanted to close a question as off-topic, but refrained from doing so due to the message associated with it: General programming questions are off-topic ...
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The StackEgg tag

As many of you know by now, Stack Exchange added a minigame that looks like an advertisement at first glance to the right hand panel of all Stack Exchange sites. The game is called StackEgg and it's ...
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Replacement moderator proposal

As some of you know, I've joined Stack Exchange today as a core developer. As such, I'll be stepping down as a moderator. It's been a fun four years, and I'll miss this community a lot. In exiting my ...
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Could we get the audio embedding feature for PPCG?

Music and AVP and Signal Processing can embed audio files via the SoundCloud player. Since the feature already exists, it would only need to be activated for PPCG, and judging by Signal Processing the ...
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Revisiting LaTeX

A while back, people asked about whether to include LaTeX formatting on PCG.SE. The answer was generally no, because people believed that the filesize was too big and had too much of an effect on ...
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Hts? (Winter Bash 2014, PPCG edition)

apologizes for terrible pun in title I recently received an email from a Community Manager from Stack Exchange: Winter Bash 2014 will again be available to all sites that choose to participate. We’...
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Sidebar typo - can we fix this?

I was about to post a question, when I noticed the sidebar: Shouldn't that be programming puzzles or code golf
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Code in Spoiler broken (again?)

This one looks pretty funny actually: Found in this answer. This is in Chrome 38 on Windows 8.
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What to do with the “favorite code golf” question?

The question in question. What should we do with it? It's clearly not a "proper" question for the Stack Exchange network (highly opinion-based and a "big list"), but it's CW and nobody's had a ...
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Why are some of our badges in Portuguese?

I've noticed today that some of our badges have names and their description in Portuguese. This isn't affecting SO or WorldBuilding. I am not in Spain/Portugal/Brazil; I am in the United Kingdom and ...
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Does [tag:algorithm] serve any purpose?

The tag wiki for algorithm consists of a summary: This challenge is intended to be solved by using, creating, or resolving some processing algorithm. and a detailed explanation: This challenge ...
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Why can't I award my bounty?

This might be better for https://meta.stackexchange.com/ but someone here might know. For my question Musical Quines on an ASCII Piano I'm trying to award my bounty to this answer: https://codegolf....
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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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Do we want Stack Snippets?

A new feature called Stack Snippets was introduced that allows users to embed runnable code snippets in their posts. According to the blog post: If you feel that a particular site should have Stack ...
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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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Should we distinguish between types of fastest-code challenges?

It seems like many users who want to do a fastest-code challenge don't really think about it how they actually measure "fastness". And then usually a short discussion develops in the comments laying ...
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Relax the requirements for “crazy formatting” on the /tour example question

On Programming Puzzles and Code Golf, the answers to most of our questions look like this: Some language, 1234 characters asdfunicorn+1(&&%^#$)/-9x9[{}] ...
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What does the puzzle tag mean?

A certain (currently on hold) question was retagged from code-golf to puzzle with the reason given Because the challenge is asking for the smallest possible solution, this is a [puzzle] I was ...
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Does P&CG need a new moderator?

P&CG is over 3 years old now. I hope one day it gets out of beta, I have a lot of fun here... even though I mostly pose questions rather than answering them myself. Anyway, I checked the recent ...
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We need to take an official stance on code trolling

Here's our to-do list for the project: Close all existing code-trolling questions (or maybe re-tag those three I mentioned). status-declined - if locked or deleted, closing might not matter, so we ...