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Questions tagged [tags]

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.

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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). ...
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Do we not need [knot-theory]?

A recent challenge (A Rather Knotty Conundrum) added the knot-theory tag. No previous knot theory challenges use this tag yet. Before I consider using the tag, I want to see if the tag is really ...
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New tag proposal: Variable Kolmogorov Complexity [duplicate]

I was thinking maybe we should have a tag for those things that are kind of like kolmogorov complexity, in that it is a no-input output challenge, but not quite. For those challenges where a output ...
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How to tag “smallest compiled output” challenges?

I was working on this challenge when I realised I'd misinterpreted the rules; it wasn't code-golf, unlike most challenges are. Rather, it was asking for the compiled output of the program to be as ...
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New tag proposal: decision-problem

Inspired by a question in chat from a new user, I thought it would be a good idea to have a tag for challenges where the output is a truthy value if the input meets certain criteria, and falsey ...
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“Prediction” tag

I'm trying to create a new challenge type called prediction. This is a very specific challenge that involves creating functions that try to match a given functions, but under memory constraints that ...
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Text art or ASCII art? Which tag should we have?

The tag wiki for ascii-art says This challenge involves creating or parsing pictures using text characters as the paint. Typically this uses only 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters ...
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The tag [feasibility] and its lack of proper documentation

The tag feasibility is only used in two questions, has no wiki, and the questions are both tagged restricted-sourcejavascriptfeasibility. These questions are asked by 2 different users. Here they are:...
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Does codegolf involve only code size?

I'd like to know if codegolf does allow other kinds of challenges, like memory-size related ones (Given a structure, try to use the least amount of bits to store the same information) and so on. I don'...
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What questions should be tagged [chess]?

The chess tag wiki currently states, "This tag is for challenges related to chess or any derivative of it." This wording technically excludes games like Xiangqi (aka "Chinese chess"), which are part ...
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Classification of code challenges

We've got a bunch of code-challenge problems. Furthermore, a lot of them have a bunch of similarities in their scoring systems. I've taken the first 50 of them (excluding off topic), and classified ...
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[programming-puzzle]: Isn't it obvious?

The programming-puzzle tag seems a bit useless given we're called 'Programming Puzzles and Code-Golf'. It seems to be used when no other objective winning criteria is used and sometimes used in ...
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Do we need the [color] tag?

While reviewing suggested edits, I came across this one for the color tag's tag wiki. After looking further into the tag, I found that it did not have a tag wiki beforehand, and there are only three ...
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Tag Proposal: Orphaned

I'm proposing that we create an orphaned tag for use only in the sandbox. This will allow people who have ceased work on a challenge idea to indicate such. The idea here is that other interested ...
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Let's golf our [TeX]

I accidentally created the tag tex. I untagged my question, so it now has 0 questions. Can we kill it with fire?