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code block does not work when immediately following a list

here is a list followed by a code block or that´s how it was intended sample input sample output 108,174,106 [0.3793103448275862, 0.0, 0.3908045977011494, 0.3176470588235294] 0,0,0 ...
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What causes an edit to deviate from the original intent of the post?

After seeing that this edit suggestion got rejected because it "deviates from the original intent of the post", I realized that I have no idea why or how an edit could change the sense a post makes. ...
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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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How to participate in image-processing challenges if the language does not support images?

Is participating in image-processing challenges allowed, if the language does not support images? If it is allowed, what shall the input format be? Related question where this issue came up in the ...
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What is codegolf.xyz?

Yesterday google turned up "codegolf.xyz". It seems to be an up-to-date mirror of codegolf.se but not exactly. For instance, if I go to the first question and click "more comments", it doesn't show ...
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Free privileges with "Graduation Userscript"

I just noticed something about my account. I just recently discovered the Graduation Userscript. I then noticed that I was (not actually) close to getting the privilege "See Vote Counts". I tried it ...
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How do we respond to ungolfed submissions to code golf challenges? [duplicate]

I'm a regular lurker of PP&CG. Today I encountered a situation I'm not sure how this community regularly responds to. I'm asking this to learn more about the common and accepted practices here, ...
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Seeing questions that actually have this tag

If you go here and scroll to the bottom, you'll find this tag: braces. This tag is a synonym of balanced-string, and rightfully so, as is brackets. I can't seem to figure out how to see questions ...
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Are Defaults for Code Golf implicit?

Recently, I've made some major edits to a couple of challenges, and I sort of instinctively cited the appropriate defaults here on meta, like: Write a program or function to output the sum of ...
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(When) do my mod tools go away?

I opened SE a few minutes ago and was pleasantly surprised to see I'd reached 2k rep, and alongside that gained access to mod tools (sehr interessant). I was mostly very confused, since I was certain ...
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Why aren't candidate vote totals accurate?

I was scrolling the Primaries page, and clicked the downvote button on a post, yes? Ok. This Primary entry had 0 votes, then I downvoted, so it has a score of -1. So far, so good. I noticed If I ...
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What happened to my post?

I've written up what I think is a good challenge, gotten feedback in the sandbox, and then posted it to the site. Upon submitting I'm met with a page that shows: When I simply try to resubmit my ...
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What's the "accepted answer"?

In the past, I've made noise about what the accepted answer is and whose choice it is, because I feel it's important people accept the answer they wanna accept. I think that linked ideology makes ...
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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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Undeserved chat suspension

So this just happened: This is the linked message. For those that can't see it, the text was "I want that in my mouth". I was talking about food. Specifically, the previous message: Does somebody ...
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Are multi-language submissions allowed?

I'm not talking about, Here's a part of a solution in CJam, and here's the other half in Javalanguage, you figure it out I'm talking about, my language is really simplistic and can't read more ...
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Editing an already accepted answer after 60 days earns Necromancer badge [closed]

I edited https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/69694 today. Even though it was submitted and accepted only 11 days after OP, I got the necromancer badge for the edit.
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What can we do with "too old to migrate" questions that belong on meta?

I was looking for a specific post I'd seen before on golfing tips: Tips for golfing in Perl? I eventually found it on codegolf, not meta.codegolf where it obviously belongs. Yet, apparently it is too ...
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How did this user format this comment in this way?

this is really a very inconsequential question, I'm just curious. This is a comment on KOTH: A world wide pandemic: At least to my browser's rendering engine, there's a fairly clear difference ...
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Networking Tag Clarification

The tag networking has no current definition nor usage guidance, yet has three questions in it. It appears the one of the questions was attempting to use the internet tag, and that some questions in ...
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Hey Stack Exchange, how are we doing?

The last time we heard from a Stack Exchange community manager was in March of 2014, when Grace Note came to talk to us about the progress we've made as a site. That was back when code-trolling was a ...
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Which review comment-option do I pick?

I just reviewed this low-quality answer and agreed it should be deleted. I'm kinda new to this whole "reviewing" thing but I understand the basics of what to do and what not to do, so I clicked "...
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What is Winter Bash and Hats?

I can't access code-golf because of a problem. And when I entered, there is a winter bash. And hats. My question is: What is winter bash and what is hats? What is the purpose of that? How it works?
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When do I have to include things like Java's public static void main

Can someone tell me why sometimes people are including class C{public static void main(String[]a){...}} and sometimes that seems to be not necessary?(https://...
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Upvoted challenge but no answer

I'm confused by my question Fix the Meeesesessessesseesseessedessed upp teeexexextext. I get 7 upvotes but no answer. It is well defined, too, as Martin Buettner has fixed it during sandboxing. What's ...
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Encoded URL in links

How do I insert links that contain encoded URLs without SE misunderstanding it as markdown? E.g. ...
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Why was my post put on hold?

Why was the shortest λ sort post put on hold? What is "unclear" about it? The only question raised (about church encodings) was promptly clarified in the post as soon as it was pointed.
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50 reputation to comment on answer to 'The Programming Language Quiz'?

I want to comment the language of a code snippet found on The Programming Language Quiz, but I can't, because I don't have enough reputation. I've tried it in the programming language that I think it ...
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How long can I access my deleted question?

I'm designing a question which needs some special Markdown commands, i.e. smaller images that link to larger images. Although I prepare the question locally on my PC, it may take some time to finally ...
Thomas Weller's user avatar
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How do I include a link to a large file

I have a large text file (~6kB) that forms part of my challenge. How do I provide a link to download it instead of embedding the text in my question? I believe I have seen other questions do this but ...
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Stack Snippets messing with JS?

I've noticed that my Red vs. Blue Sandbox controller snippet here has stopped working (at least in Chrome). This is incredibly strange because the JSFiddle that is exactly identical is working fine. ...
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How do I tell my reputation ranking?

When on the 'Top Users' tab of the Stack Exchange website, you can see the reputation rankings (that is, 1st place has the most reputation, 2nd place has the 2nd most, etc.) of different users. ...
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How do I find the answer number in a post?

I've seen pages like this where they have links to answers in the description. I've noticed this works by adding a number to the end of the URL (i.e, 12345). How do I find this number so I can link ...
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Non-printable characters in answer?

This mostly applies to kolmogorov-complexity questions. Is it allowed to use non-printable characters in answers? This effectively makes the answer a string of bytes. If yes, how is the answer ...
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Can I use Meta to vote for the type of my puzzle?

I am about to write a puzzle, but I don't know what type it should be. I think of Code Golf, but perhaps it needs to allow libraries. Then, I don't know whether and how much I should penalize the use ...
Thomas Weller's user avatar
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How do we thank people for outstanding work (beyond +1)?

As I understand it, comments should be used to ask questions about the puzzle or the solutions, but not for a "Thank You" note. Sometimes people are very responsive and provide extensive information. ...
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Tag-badge not awarded

To get a bronze tag badge, one needs to achieve this: You must have a total score of 100 in at least 20 non-community wiki answers to achieve this badge. However, I gave 20 non-wiki answers with ...
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How much code is too much?

The other day I had idea on how to troll my colleague, which was "underhand bejeweled" - favorite procrastination tool for both of us. And the idea is basically "program me bejeweled which cannot be ...
Pavel Janicek's user avatar
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I did't get reputation for vote-ups

recently I got some upvotes but no reputation for that, why is that? I thought this would depend on an delay to refresh the reputation, but this was several days ago.
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Greying of answers

I've noticed that in several places answers have been greyed out. Here's an example: Here, it is quite clear that the lower answer is lighter than the upper answer. Does anyone know why this is?
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Where to put non coding challenges?

I have an idea for a question as shown here https://codegolf.meta.stackexchange.com/a/2322/19894 but it is not really something that has todo with coding, it is more redefine language tokens. Where ...
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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....
Calvin's Hobbies's user avatar
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Can I ask questions for one language only? [duplicate]

Are challenges for one specific questions okay? Suppose I want to ask for shortest code to plant a memory leak in C++ - would that be okay?
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How do I get enough people to notice my sandbox post?

In the previous sandboxes, it was suggested that if you had 3 upvotes on your sandbox submission, it was ready to go. I have written a few sandbox posts recently. Of these, all have been commented on ...
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How does the Sandbox work? How do I use it?

Link to sandbox I've noticed some people here talking about a "proposed question sandbox." Where is the sandbox? Why should I use the sandbox? How does the sandbox work? What should we do with ...
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Markdown editor creates changes to code block after adding figure

I'm not sure this is the correct place to address this issue, but I have noticed something strange with the markdown after adding an image after posting the code in this entry. After adding an image ...
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Is a puzzle regarding permutations on topic?

I was unsure if this type of question was on topic here so I decided to post on meta first instead of just trying it "in the wild". A 52 card deck is shuffled and cut in half. The top half is set ...
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Account is not allowed to suggest edits

I received the following error upon trying to preview my edit to this answer in the Android app: Please fix the following: Account is not allowed to suggest edits
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Am I supposed to be able to favorite my own questions?

Am I supposed to be able to favorite my own question? It doesn't seem right...
Vladimir Putin's user avatar
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Legal to use Pokemon, etc as Themes for Challenges?

In the Golf/Puzzle Lab, I came up with an idea to create a Pokemon Emerald Battle Factory KotH. However, I had some concerns on the legality. The closest thing I could find from Nintendo is the IP ...
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