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Winning criterion tag request: [minimum-distinct-chars]

There are several questions where the challenge is to accomplish a task with the least distinct characters - Example, Example, Possibly example. There's probably more, these are hard to find. ...
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What to do with the [average] tag?

average is a tag applied to 3 questions. It currently has no tag wiki, and the tag excerpt reads This challenge is related to average or arithmetic mean. Currently, this is a very specific tag which ...
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Can we have a separate tag for combinatory logic?

Background information: Combinatory logic on Wikipedia Basically it is a model of computation closely related to lambda calculus, but using a fixed set of combinators instead of lambda abstraction. ...
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Is it a [question] or a [challenge]?

Both of these tags are active on Meta: challenges and questions One has 17 questions, the other 44. One has no tag wiki, the other does. They both, more or less, ask about questions on the main site. ...
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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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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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Should we merge the voting tags?

We currently have four tags about up/down-voting: down-votes up-votes voting votes There's an argument to be made for keeping down-votes separate since there's a bit of stuff about downvoting ...
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Tag Proposal: [asymmetric]

I've cooked up a few king-of-the-hill challenges, mostly in the sandbox, and a few of them are asymmetric in nature. They're not really cops-and-robbers because it's not really about cracking a code, ...
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Cleaning up the vague [function] tag

function is, in my opinion, an incredibly vague tag, that overlaps significantly with functional-programming. The tag wiki of function only has an excerpt that reads For challenges that ask for a ...
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Can we clean up the [optimization] tag and its tag wiki?

The tag wiki for optimization currently reads like the following: Challenges tagged optimization should tend to focus on three areas: There is exactly one observable parameter ("score") ...
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Proposal for tag: [symmetry]

I have recently asked a question in which I think we need a symmetry tag, which has not been created yet. Here are some questions to which I think the tag would be applied to: The symmetry of months ...
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Proposal for tag: [infinite-output]

I recently created the infinite-output tag for my newest challenge. After a discussion in chat, there's a bit of disagreement on whether it's needed. Here are some questions I think the tag would ...
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Can we do some tag spring cleaning?

Looking at the last 3 pages of tags (sorted by popular), we can see a whole bunch of tags which are used on 5 questions or less. All of the questions with 0 questions (page 9 and some on page 8) are ...
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CGCC Data Analysis #1: Tags

A few months ago I posted a few interesting bits of research on data from SEDE. It was fairly well-received, so I figured I'd do some more analysis. I might make this a weekly thing. I decided to ...
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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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Change the use of the "Game" tag?

I was scrolling through the posts tagged with "Game" and noticed that it involved quite a few code golf competitions. Just for the sake of clarity and ease while searching, I believe that the ...
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atomic-code-golf tag wiki is misleading

Today I corrected someone who thought that scoring by counting the number of calls to a given function at runtime is atomic-code-golf. Said person pointed me at a quote from the tag wiki: Atomic ...
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New Tag Proposal: Self-Referential

There's a lot of questions that result in code that refers to itself. Typically these questions get assigned the quine tag, though it's not quite applicable in some cases. I propose a new tag self-...
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Can we remove some useless tags?

I recently had a look through the "new" tags and found that most of them apply to 1 or 2 questions, and aren't really necessary. Can we remove these obsolete tags? For reference, the tags I'm ...
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Is it KoTH if they don't fight each other?

I am planning on running a KoTH where each bot individually plays a game, it is a 1 player game so they don't fight each other. Is it still a KoTH or should I do it as a code-challenge?
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What is the optimization tag for? What should its description be?

Currently our optimization description reads: for challenges involving optimizing something. Which is not very specific. Due to our rules on objective winning criteria every question (except ...
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Matrix vs. Linear Algebra

Currently we have two tags matrix and linear-algebra. These tags have a rather large overlap, in fact (after a clean up) of the 30 questions tagged linear-algebra the following are the questions not ...
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Tag Proposal: Information- and Coding Theory

The tag coding-theory now exists. After some discussion in the chat, I propose to create a new tag about Information- and Coding theory. We've already had a number of challenges that would fit this ...
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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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Should we have a tag for dice-related challenges?

A comment in the Sandbox prompted me to start this discussion - should we create dice and tag dice-related questions? Information From a simple search, I see 43 challenges related to dice (plus at ...
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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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Non-mod-only tag is shown in red

Last I checked, one did not need a diamond in their name to post questions tagged kolmogorov-complexity. I also didn't know that main site tags could be mods-only. Oddly enough, when I'm in the ...
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Tag proposal [function-class]

I have found myself asking a good deal of questions with a similar theme. I enjoy asking questions in which answers are required to implement a function with a number of characteristics that are well ...
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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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Do we want an xkcd tag?

xkcd is referred to often on PPCG, with at least 47 questions which are based on concepts or directly related to the xkcd webcomic. Therefore, is it worthwhile introducing an xkcd tag to group all of ...
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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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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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Conflict between kolmogorov-complexity tag wiki and usage

Note: we had a similar discussion a while back, but the scope of this question is slightly different and aims to provoke action rather than just being a discussion. Most questions currently tagged ...
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Should Brain-Flak Birthday challenges be tagged Brain-Flak?

As you may or may not have noticed, we are doing a series of Brain-Flak Birthday challenges to celebrate Brain-Flak's first birthday. Some questions in this series are only tangentially related to ...
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Regex Challenges

So I had an idea to make a challenge where users have to make a regex expression, based on what I give them. Example: test2 FIND test3 FIND test SKIP Then they ...
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New contest type proposal: cross-codes [duplicate]

Cross-codes is making a crossword puzzle, but with codes. For example, We have a 10*10 (not constant, this means the size may vary for each contest) grid: ...
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New Tag proposal: analysis

I am currently taking two analysis courses at my university right now, and will likely be taking some form of analysis for the next two semesters as well so I thought I would try my hand at some ...
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"Operation golf"

Is there a tag that can be used for an "operation golf" (for lack of a better phrase) challenge? Where the criteria is, for example, the number of operators and/or library function calls (e.g. ...
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Improving the Restricted Source tag

restricted-source is a fairly popular tag with just about 200 questions at the time of posting. It also has a pretty minimal description: Imposes a restriction on the source code used to solve the ...
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Tagging programming puzzles that are not code-golf?

I'm new to this site, and I see that it is called "Programming Puzzles & Code Golf", and that its url is https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/ If I look at the front page of questions, I see that ...
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Should [tag:Brain-Flak] apply to other languages?

Currently brain-flak, according to the usage guidelines, only applies to Brain-Flak language. However as Brain-Flak has grown in popularity a number of smaller very closely related languages have ...
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Create the [error] tag

We already asked this question on a tag for misbehaviors, but the tag misbehaviors would only apply to popularity contests where the misbehavior wasn't easily seen (see: underhanded). However, there ...
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Should we clean-up our code-golf-related [tips] questions?

Here is a search for these. (currently 42 7 of them, but some are things like "Tips for making Polyglots" and thus don't need the code-golf tag. Here is a search for all tips questions that don't ...
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A homework-question tag to weed out questions

So in TNB I had the idea for a new tag. Homework-question. These questions would be tagged by a higher rep user (or poster). They would be placed in a review queue and discreetly taken care of. You ...
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Should we nuke the [number] tag?

The number tag wiki is this: This challenge is intended to be solved by using, manipulating, accepting as input, or outputting numeric values. This is pretty vague. What I'm understanding from ...
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Should we remove [transcendental-numbers]?

We have a tag transcendental-numbers. It's currently used on only 2 questions, here and here. Both are code-golf and involve approximating 2 transcendental numbers. (...
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Is [oeis] a synonym of [sequence] [duplicate]

Yesterday the oeis tag was created for this question about an oeis sequence. I assume that this tag would be used in the future for other oeis sequence questions (There was no usage guide or ...
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The tags [hashing] and [checksum]: do we need both?

I've been considering writing a couple of checksum-based challenges, and while checking for duplicates, I noticed that both hashing and checksum exist. Now, hashing and checksums aren't the same ...
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Do we need the [lyrics] tag?

Earlier I noticed that the challenge 'We are Number One, But...' has been given the tag lyrics. We've had a few lyric questions in the past, but the most significant was the challenge to print the ...
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Tag for challenges with stateful solutions

This recent quine challenge made me realise that we have a certain class of challenges that require answers to do something different each time they are run (at least for a finite amount of runs). ...