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Stop replacing my tabs with four spaces

Typing Literal Tab Characters I do not know how feasible this is, for the developers, but I do believe, that at least on this site, it may make more sense to stop expanding tabs into four spaces. ...
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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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Can we get a "magic link" to the Sandbox?

One of the more popular comments on our site goes something like this: Hi, and welcome to PPCG! Your challenge was closed because it's a bit unclear/broad/whatever as it is now. I would recommend ...
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Footer "Not the answer you're looking for?" doesn't make much sense

Currently, the footer below the questions and answers reads Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged [...] or ask your own question. In my opinion the text doesn't work ...
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Allow lower reps to see removed answers

Many times I have had answers and found out they were invalid due to a obscure meta post. But people have said things like: "This is the 3rd time people have done this and it is still not funny", "...
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Adopt (and reopen!) SO's closed code-golf questions?

Our site budded from StackOverflow as an outlet for code-golf questions when the need for reigning-in the focus of SO became apparent. [<-this is all guesswork, am I right?] This has left a ...
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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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Isn't there some way to have "just-for-fun" questions?

I can understand the need to keep things under control and nip problem trends in the bud based on the experience at SO and other graduated sites. While [tips] questions strain the discussion/list ...
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Change code font to DejaVu

The current stylesheet specifies the code font as ...
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Couldn't there be more specific close reasons? [duplicate]

Often, and I mean very often, I see questions closed or on hold for the reason of Unclear what you're asking Though the question is very clear and understandable, it was just voted unclear ...
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Leaderboard function

I know nothing about the way the site works etc., but how cool and convenient would it be to have a simple wrapper to add a leaderboard for the question, like here and here? That functionality would ...
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Too trivial Close Vote

Can we get a "Too trivial" close vote for questions that would force very similar answers? For example this one: Ration your integers and feed the people After the edit the question allowed only for ...
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Make the criteria tags obligatory

There is this question: Should we consider dropping or modifying the "objective winning criteria" requirement? Instead, think it is better to make the winning criteria tags: atomic-...
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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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Metadata for answers?

It would be great to have an option in answers to add metadata. (This would be most useful for questions tagged code-golf, but maybe also other tags?) You would be able to put in the language, the ...
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Can we have migration to StackOverflow? [duplicate]

At present, when we vote to close a question as off-topic the only offered migration target is meta.codegolf.SE. Most of the time off-topic questions really belong on SO - the poster understood "...
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Please don't lock the Community Ads after August 2nd

This may be more on topic for MSE, I might move it there if so. For now, I believe this is directly applicable to us The Community Ads for 2021 post was posted earlier today, in a trial run of the new ...
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Answers on pages 2 and later are not indexed by Google

I thought I'd note a somewhat poorly known feature of the Stack Exchange software we're using: when a question has more than 30 answers, so that they're spread over multiple pages, the second and ...
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Can we have a different Put On Hold message?

put on hold as unclear what you're asking by Xxx, Yyy, Zzz 1 hour ago Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s ...
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Search by language?

There is so much gold on this site, but it's not so easy to find. For example, I'm golfing in J and like to see expert answers to old questions. Currently, I have to open a question, and search for ...
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Tag proposal: [minecraft]

I'm proposing we create a minecraft tag for challenges relating to the game Minecraft. There are currently 15 applicable questions: this, this, and this just to name a few.
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Double tag badge

It looks like one user was awarded the silver code-golf badge twice at the same time. Their badges page also shows the badge being awarded twice: This looks like a bug. It could be that Lyxal messed ...
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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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Sorting answers [duplicate]

Some popular challenges have many many answers and often a language is used more than once, so : Is there a way to sort answers so that they appear in the order according to the name of a language OR ...
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Posting in sandbox tells me it has more than 30 answers

If I try to post an answer in the Sandbox for Proposed Challenges, it tells me the following: This question has more than 30 answers already. Did you read through all the existing answers ...
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Could self-answered questions be "unanswered"?

On each SE there's an "Unanswered" tab which shows all questions that don't have a positively voted answer. Even if you answer your own question (and it gets an upvote), the question doesn't appear in ...
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If a question is deleted, should posters keep reputation gained?

As discussed in What should our policy on insults, vulgarity, profanity, and other possibly offensive material be? , a very popular question has just been deleted. Like other users, I noticed a ...
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Dark Mode Coming Here?

After many long years, the thrilling dark mode for Stack Overflow has just been released! However, it's not everywhere and this cryptic paragraph is all we have regarding that decision: For now, ...
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Exclude code-golf and code-challenge from "Frequented Tags"

Recently, I started seeing over half of the questions on the site highlighted in blue. Later, I noticed that code-golf appeared under my "Frequented Tags". Frequented Tags is a feature of the site ...
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You haven't voted on questions in a while

There does not appear to be a dupe for this. I am not sure of the exact calculations that trigger this notification but seeing as some questions get dozens of answers my voting on questions is very ...
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In-line code block

If you still don't know this, you can create an inline version of the code block, by using backticks (`), it's a great thing if you want to post golf ideas in the comments, but this is also one of it'...
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Can we find a way to automatically execute people's code?

This site gets a relatively small number of posts. Could we contact IDEOne or somebody, and get a script going to test people's code automatically? Maybe put up a "powered by" logo somewhere?
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Why isn't there default syntax highlighting for code?

I was going through Code Golf, and I noticed that there is no default Google code prettify like there is on Stack Overflow. I recently updated one of my submissions to be syntax highlighted. I think ...
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Would the "What is your solution to the FizzBuzz problem" question belong here?

Would the FizzBuzz question belong here?
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Should we be allowed to close our own questions with one vote (close hammer)?

I think on PPCG you should be allowed to close your own challenges single handedly. It would allow people like me who realize too late that I have posted a bad challenge and want to close it fast. But ...
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Can we change the Late Answers prompts regarding duplicates?

Unlike other (Q&A) sites in the Stack Exchange network, CGCC has a consensus that duplicate answers are acceptable. For some code golf challenges there is one obvious shortest solution in a ...
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voting popularity contest

I recently noticed that on many popularity contests the earlier answers get more upvotes than the ones that were submitted later. This effect is - I think - amplified by arranging the answers so that ...
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Code Golf Scoreboards

Throughout all of PPCG, we can find questions relating to the tag code-golf. Unfortunately, finding the lowest byte answer for questions can be difficult if not frustrating without an automatic system ...
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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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Can we migrate questions to StackOverflow / CS.SE? [duplicate]

First, I realise that this question is a duplicate, but since that was asked a long time ago, I think it would be appropriate to ask it again. Edit: Some questions may be a better fit for the ...
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Can we create temporary anonymous answers for challenge type questions

Questions like this, this, and this are very fun, exciting, and bring a lot of participation to PP&CG. I thoroughly enjoy participating in them, as well as just reading through them. However, I ...
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PPCG equivalent to http://stackoverflow.com/jobs

Dyalog's APL team is looking to hire, and we are more interested in golfers than regular programmers, as the former are more likely to have the right mindset. Since codegolf.stackexchange.com/jobs ...
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Language/User Rankings?

I know users already have a reputation score, but what about the languages they use? For example, what if I'm interested to see of all the code-golf questions out there, which users and/or languages ...
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Link to the main site

OK Maybe I am really dumb and fail to see something obvious, but I am not able to find a link to the main site (i.e. codegolf.stackexchange.com) in the non-mobile view of this meta site. I can find ...
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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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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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New [Scientific-Notation] tag

I'm a bit new to meta, but I recently posted a question and it requires converting to and from scientific-notation. I almost created a scientific-notation tag, but I'm not sure if I would be justified ...
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Necessary tag for each question [duplicate]

Meta SE (and all in-site metas) requires you to use one of the tags discussion feature-request support bug in every question you post. Code Golf also has various challenge types and questions without ...
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Automatic code-trolling disclaimer

One of the rules for posting a code-trolling question is to clearly state that the question is a code-trolling question. Therefore most questions include the below disclaimer recommended by the tag's ...