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Input in Underload

Since Underload has no input command, I have some questions relating to hard-coded input: Is hard-coded input allowed by default? If it is allowed, can the hard-coded input be anywhere in the program?...
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Adding a link to Try It Online to existing answers

If I find an old answer whose code I verified works using, say, Try It Online, can I edit that answer and add the link?
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Can deleted answers be down-voted?

An answer I deleted immediately after posting has been down-voted. Is this possible, or did the down-vote occur in the split-second before I deleted it?
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Remove [windows-system] tag

windows-system was just created for a question put on hold as unclear, and I see no reason to have OS-specific tags. Indeed there are none for any other OSs.
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You have reached your question limit

What? Have a question similar to Home on the Range of Lists. Why cannot this user ask the question? Does that mean that even if the question is posted at Sandbox and well-received that the question ...
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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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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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What's the complexity of my answer?

I've never studied any computer science. So I've always passed over restricted-complexity questions, since I had no way of knowing the complexity of my code. Today, I decided to try and see whether I ...
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trying to get the (new) topbar fixed

Since the Stack Exchange redesign, I try to reestablish that my topbar is fixed; but I can´t seem to get it right; and I can´t think of anything else than ...
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Bounty on a challenge?

I'm considering adding a bounty to this question, once it qualifies: Bot: Outsnake the game! I just wondered what the etiquette is for bounties on code challenges: Should it be awarded in a given ...
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Chat Suspensions for Swearing

I just got 2 back-to-back 30-minute suspensions for "inappropriate content" for using the F-word. I usually don't use that word that often but for whatever reason people felt the need to bad me for it....
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What happened to my chat room?

Some time ago, I created a chatroom for the Reflections language. Now, I can't find it, and if I click the link on the Reflections page, it's not found. Has it been deleted? Why?
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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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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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Obviously chatty comment … flag declined?

Chatty comments don't get more clear-cut than this: @WheatWizard thanks! And yet, somehow… Excuse me for a moment, but… what? The other 14 flags I raised on comments saying "thanks a lot" and ...
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Is there a way to search for all content except my own?

I tried to get all tcl posts that are not from my own authorship https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/search?tab=newest&q=tcl%20-user%3ame using tcl -user:me ...
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What does “Standard loopholes apply” mean?

I'm new to PPCG and I've seen a bunch of questions with this line in their requirements: Standard loopholes apply. A quick search on Meta tells me it's a series of restrictions, or disallowed ...
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Can interpreter flags causing major language differences be considered different versions of the language?

I recently (this morning) extended Cubically to have an internal cube of variable size. The cube size is passed via a third interpreter flag (3 for a 3x3x3, ...
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Remove noncompeting status from all submissions

As per Let's allow newer languages/versions for older challenges, we no longer need to mark answers that utilize languages created after the challenge as noncompeting. However, there are still 917 ...
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Are OPPCGMCS questions allowed on meta?

As the title says, are questions about the PPCG Minecraft server allowed on the meta site?
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Does Code Golf support embedded YouTube videos?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, SQB asked Which sites have YouTube embedding on? Searching on Meta Code Golf, I was able to find an announcement post for embedded SoundCloud audio files, but found no ...
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Plz send teh iconz: can I get a big ppcg icon?

I'm looking for a big PPCG icon. Where could I get one? The favicon / HNQ icon is too small. Is there something bigger?
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Are we allowed to talk about our suspensions?

I got suspended a while back, and have changed since then. I don't mind talking about it if people ask, or if it is on-topic to the conversation. However, whenever I talk about my suspension, I get ...
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Is a crossed out 4 still a 4?

2,646 3,008 characters Is a crossed out 4 still a 4? There seems to be a running joke on Code Golf that "A crossed out 4 is still a 4". On Find an Illegal String, Step Hen posted the following ...
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Critic Badge not awarded instantly

I recently down-voted this off topic question: https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/132940/chess-championship Why was I not awarded the badge "critic" within the next minute? It seemed to work ...
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Very long chat suspension for harmless joke [duplicate]

As usual, I was going about my day, occasionally stopping by SE chat. I replied to this message by @cairdcoinheringaahing ("I really need to stop clicking on every link that is posted") with this ...
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Does the OP have to explicitly state the winning criteria?

If a challenge is tagged with code-golf or fastest-code, do you really have to say that that is the winning criteria in the question? It seems pretty obvious, just by looking at the tags, right? After ...
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Why am I getting a “4 total posts awaiting review” link on PPCG Meta?

Whenever I visit any page here on PPCG meta, to the left of the "review" link, is a small brown rectangle with a white number 4 on it, and hovering it says "4 total posts awaiting review". The link ...
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Temporarily close my own challenge

I have a challenge that I posted which I'd like to put on hold while I refine it in sandbox. Is this possible? I don't want to delete it because I'd like to recycle bits of it, and I'm guessing if it'...
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Which answer should I give my bounty to?

I started a bounty on this question because I didn't think it could get beaten. The next day it was beaten by Dennis. I was sure this would win, but then it was beaten again. However, I am a bit ...
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Strikethrough byte counts in answer headers [duplicate]

In code-golf submissions, people often like to show how they golfed their program down, striking out the previous byte counts and leaving the current one unformatted. I've seen this done two ways. ...
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Tag score not matching combined score of tag answers

I just started using PPCG and I'm off to a good start, almost 400 rep in a week. My best tag is code-golf. But while I was looking at my profile, I saw a bit of a problem. My score for code-golf is ...
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Multiple spaces not showing up in comment code-blocks

I wrote a solution to a code golf challenge that included the string ".... ....". This exact number of dots and spaces was necessary for the solution to work. ...
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Can I ask about improving golfing on some code

I have answered a challenge and the code ended up being longer than expected. I'm also pretty sure there is still room for golfing the code but I can't see it at the moment. Is it okay to ask a ...
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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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Chat account suspended?

My chat account has just been suspended for 30 days. I have not had any lasting suspensions over 30 minutes in the past month. There was completely no warning about it. I do not think I posted ...
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No notification upon post deletion by moderator?

My answer (2k+ only) to a code golf was rightfully deleted by a moderator because it turned out to be wrong and unfixable. This morning, I planned to delete it myself, but all direct links to my ...
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Can questions be too hard?

I have an idea for a code-golf question and, in my opinion, I believe that it is quite a difficult problem to code in the first place, let alone to golf. I've seen questions being closed for ...
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Can I get my rep back?

This is my second PPCG account and I deleted my first due to how unpleasant I found the site. My first account had around 500 rep and I was wondering if I could get that rep and put it onto my current ...
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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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How can I found out who upvoted me

I just checked my PPCG account (2 mins ago) and saw that on all of my answers, someone had upvoted them. I thought to myself "Great! +80 rep!". Then I thought "Who did this and how can I ask them why" ...
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# or ## for language name/program size [duplicate]

I've seen people use # (h1) and ## (h2) on the language name and program size in their answers, but is one of them considered ...
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Easy way to find if I already answered

Is there an easy way to find if I already answered to a specific question? This extrapolation of the Stackoverflow format to a code golf site sometimes seems very inadequate!
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Does reputation not dilute question quality? / Help request

I have a new best-in-class solution to a protected question and am unable to post anything because of being a new user. Does this community not see diluted question quality from new users earning ...
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Why can't I chat, even though having 20 reputations?

I already have 20 reputations (which is the points to get chat) but I can't still chat. Why can't I?
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7 day chat suspension

Why have I received a 7 day chat suspension? I do not recall doing anything harmful or bad for the chatroom, except maybe posting faces, but I don't see how that warrants a 7 day ban. EDIT I don't ...
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Serial voting on PPCG

I was reading What is serial voting and how does it affect me? on meta stackexchange, and I realised that when browsing through the recent code-golf submissions (as I do a few times a week) I often go ...
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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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Do I ask question to explain the given snippet here?

I am having some code snippets with me. I want clear explanations about that snippets. Shall I ask these kind of questions in this Programming Puzzle community? If not where do I ask such questions?
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What does “The intention is that each answer shall contain one and only one loophole” mean?

I want to know briefly about this statement: "The intention is that each answer shall contain one and only one loophole" Does this means we are allowed to use one loophole (of any kind) in one ...