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Can I post comments on [tips] questions with golfing tips if I don't understand the tip myself?

Disclaimer: I am the author of the posts mentioned here.Disclaimer: Sorry if the title doesn't make a whole lot of sense, I will try to clear up any confusion below. So recently I posted the tips ...
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How To Filter Out Code-Golf tagged questions

The problem: I am interested on coding challenges and puzzles on this site, but not in Code-Golf. However, code-golf questions appear to be over 95% of the threads on the main forum, and make it very ...
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Are there minimum age requirements for languages?

I'm working on my custom golfing language Hussy.Net, built on top of C#, to address a lot of its pitfalls around verbosity: ...
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Can I use my SBCS for Uiua? [duplicate]

I just made a single-byte encoding for Uiua. If you are interested, here is the Pad. According to this answer (which seems to be commonly linked to), An answerer can use whatever encoding they want ...
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Why was my flag disputed on an invalid joke answer?

A long time ago I posted a cops-and-robbers challenge in which I (perhaps foolishly) permitted unicode solutions but included the following rule: You may use any Unicode characters for these, but ...
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Are there specific types of code golf challenges on this site?

I posted a question in hope of starting a shortest code challenge, but it seems to attract lots of downvotes and the only answer tried to help as a programming problem. One comment on the question ...
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A clarification on Vyncode [closed]

This was prompted by the recent meta post about byte compression in scores, as well as other bits of confusion and uncertainty I've seen on the site. If you've been around on the main site in the last ...
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Code golf wrapped in a puzzle

Puzzle golf (Polf, Pulf, Gozzle, Golfzzle) I would like to propose a challenge involving two SE sites. Code Golf and Puzzling. To solve, one has to decipher the specification riddle, and then golf the ...
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Find answers in given language

Sorry for a stupid question, but I read How do I search? and didn’t understand: How to find answers in a given (programming) language?
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Suggestion/Edit for answers if user "Last seen more than X years ago"

I made a suggestion (which was rejected) for this answer but just because of that user "Last seen more than 3 years ago" (at the time of posting this question) I know that it is bad idea to ...
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What's the difference between [source-layout] and [restricted-source]?

Some challenges have restrictions that apply to the program's source code, rather than the program's behaviour. These challenges are generally tagged with restricted-source or source-layout or both. I ...
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Leaderboards (temporarily) not working any more

Edit: never mind, this seems to have been a temporary glitch - they're working fine now. Some of my old questions, such as Paint Starry Night, objectively, in 1kB of code or Write Moby Dick, ...
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For lambdas that is, how should we input them into tio.run?

following this meta codegolf stackexchange post, I've stopped using declarations for lambda functions, but one problem this creates is that since you're only inputting the lambda body and not its ...
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Is OK to post a challenge for a sandbox post with 0 votes but is 1 week old

Is OK to post a challenge for a sandbox post with 0 votes but is 1 week old? I have a lot of sandbox posts with 0 votes that are posted to Main, But this is OK?
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Why does Community votes to close as dupe?

This Question was closed as a dupe by Community and pxeger, but why Community and how did Community know? Revisions
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How to search for questions with least X answers without SEDE?

How do I search for questions with least X answers? I want to search for questions with least 30 answers but I can't.
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What to do when something offensive in chat is edited into something not offensive before it is seen

I went into a chat room, and someone said something offensive to me. So I flagged it as offensive. Almost immediately, the chat message was edited into something nicer. When the 10k-ers came into the ...
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Esoteric programming languages [duplicate]

Are there any restrictions on what programming languages you can use in a challenge, and if you created your own programming language and you wanted to submit it to a code challenge, does there need ...
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How to "re-propose" someone's abandoned Sandbox draft?

I'm looking at an older draft in the Sandbox that appears to be abandoned by the original poster. I'd like to bring attention to it, and potentially "re-propose" it as a draft that I'd then ...
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Would this potential challenge be a duplicate of an existing one?

5 years ago I asked this question. I made it clear that leaving a double h lefter from a "sh" or "SH" becoming "thh" or "Thh" was acceptable. But now I'm older ...
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Can Java lambdas reuse their named arguments to remove type declarations?

From what I have seen so far the usual way of scoring in java is by using lambda expressions. I often see Try it online used for it. My actual question comes now: Can you reuse the name of a named ...
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Is my challenge too difficult? How do I get people to answer it?

My first question, Find all integer pairs that produce a given Loeschian number, received 20 upvotes and 14 answers. I currently have one complicated challenge sandboxed, and I recently posted a third ...
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What would be the preferred way to show data in spreadsheet cells?

Which would be the preferred format for answers involving data in spreadsheets, a table or a picture? Below is an example based on one of my answers. Table A B 1 8 10 2 3 4 10 4 5 2 22 6 7 1 ...
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Why does Community have an answer here?

Community looks to be very buggy today. However, this appears to be specific to this site - I've been unable to repro this on other sites or their metas. It appears as though Community has an answer ...
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Stack Exchange API Sandbox (dwarf edition) [closed]

Testing ground for the answer importer on this proposed challenge (dwarf edition) https://codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/a/23556/16824 Please do not answer this question! I am using this question as ...
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Online tool to determine number of bytes for UTF-8 characters?

Is there an online tool that will tell me the number of bytes in a UTF-8 character? Or, if not, how do I determine this? I'm currently trying to determine the number of the bytes for the left and ...
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What are the winning criteria I can use for my challenge?

I'm writing a challenge, and I'm not sure what possible winning criteria exist. I know about code-golf, but what else is there to use, and how do I score answers with those criteria? Every single ...
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Efficiency vs Length [duplicate]

Is there any winning criteria on the site which prioritises faster code instead of shorter code? My curiosity comes from questioning if size is better than efficiency or vice-versa. I know that using ...
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How much information can 10k+ users share?

Upon reaching 10k reputation, users have access to the moderator tools, which contains information and stats on: Deleted posts and votes to delete Closed posts and pending votes to close and reopen ...
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Can we clear up the [faq-proposed] tag?

There are currently 13 questions tagged with faq-proposed, the "staging ground" for posts before they become official faq posts and are added to the FAQ. faq-proposed is not intended to be a ...
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Welcome to Code Golf and Coding Challenges Stack Exchange!

What is this site? This is a place to host recreational coding challenges, such as code golf. We are unlike most sites in the Stack Exchange network. We are not a question-answer site, nor are we a ...
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Do you gain reputation from upvotes from the meta site

I just have a simple question: Do you gain any reputation from the upvotes from the meta-site?
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Cannot award a bounty during grace period

A bounty of mine expired 11 hours ago and I received an e-mail saying I had a 24-hour grace period during which I could still award the bounty. However, when I go to the respective question, I do not ...
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Stack Exchange API Sandbox [closed]

Following this question, I need a sandbox to try out the StackOverflow API for grabbing code from answers. Please do not post answers to this question. ...
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Since when am I a robot?

Every time I try to post an answer to a challenge here, I get this annoying "Are you a robot?" prompt. I've solved it countless times but it still stops me every time I try to post an answer. How do ...
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What is too many sandboxed challenges?

I am very enthusiastic about this community (but I am very very young here) and I really want to contribute with new challenges. On the other hand, I don't want to "clog" the sandbox with challenges ...
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How does one calculate bytes for a solution to a Code Golf scenario? [duplicate]

I am new to Code Golf, and would like to start answering questions/scenarios posted on this Stack Exchange Site. I have seen many scenarios posted before, and have come up with solutions for said ...
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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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2 downvotes + 1 upvote = 1 more reputation

This site gives one more reputation to specific -1-voted questions. (This is the formula that I tried myself: ...
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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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Pointing out bugs without comment privilege

I found a bug in a code golf submission but do not yet have commenting privilege. Is there a polite way for me to let the user know about this bug? The site offers me to "suggest an edit" but I'm not ...
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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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