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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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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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The Tag Categorization Project [duplicate]

This is not a question; rather, it is a collection of categories of tags. The purpose of this post is to post information regarding specific categories, such as templates for tag wikis, and also to ...
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Tag proposal: [self-scoring]

I'd like to propose self-scoring or a similar tag, but I'd like to get some feedback on whether this is useful and how the tag might work. First the proposal: self-scoring is a scoring criterion ...
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We need a tag for "arithmetic expression building" challenges

There's a popular type of maths puzzle where you get a list of digits (or numbers in general) and need to insert arithmetic operators in order to reach some target number. Every single time we get a ...
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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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Should bonuses be allowed for [code-golf] questions?

Prompted by a discussion between Peter Taylor and myself, I'd like to solicit the community's opinion on the following issue: Should awarding score bonuses for extra features disqualify a challenge ...
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Do we need an "I f the sourcecode, you f the input" tag?

A somewhat common pattern in source-layout is to have competitors write a program which does task A (usually cat or printing a constant), but when a transform B is applied to the program the modified ...
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Create an OEIS Tag

We have quite a few problems on this site that deal with OEIS. We have tons of problems asking you to produce the nth term (or the first ...
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Should [tips] also be tagged with the challenge type?

We've got 93 tips questions. 61 of those also have the code-golf tag. I suspect that actually all 93 of them (or at least 90) are actually tips for code golfing. So this seems like fairly inconsistent ...
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Let's deliberate about [1p5]

Back in April 2011, @dmkcee announced the CodeGolf.SE First Periodic Premier Programming Puzzle Push. This proposal was so promising and interesting that even Jeff Atwood took note! The 1p5 tag was ...
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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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Tagging: are we doing it wrong?

I wanted to post this for a while... First off, I think that we're not tagging enough. Currently, we have an average of 2.1 tags per question. I've checked some (thematically) comparable sites, and ...
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Should we distinguish between types of fastest-code challenges?

It seems like many users who want to do a fastest-code challenge don't really think about it how they actually measure "fastness". And then usually a short discussion develops in the comments laying ...
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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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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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We should reverse [reverse-engineering]

reverse-engineering has only two questions: Reverse Engineer Polling Statistics A small puzzle. Why does this code work the way it does? The second one is closed as off-topic. The first one isn't ...
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Should we get rid of [new-years]?

The new-years tag's description is: A new year's puzzle is any puzzle that is posted around the first day of any year that has to do with that specific year or calendars in some way. This isn't ...
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Updating the [sequence] tag info: suggestions

The current tag info of the sequence is doesn't contain any additional information and I'd like to improve that. Currently it is almost exclusively used for integer sequences (many times from OEIS) ...
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Is Kolmogorov-Complexity only for constant output?

We have lot's of challenges that are about producing constant output. For example: We're no strangers to code golf, you know the rules, and so do I Print a 10 by 10 grid of asterisks Every single ...
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I'd like to say a [word] or two about this tag

We have a tag: word I see no value in this tag. Here's from the wiki: Use this tag for: Challenges involving generating words Challenges involving using words Challenges involving manipulating words ...
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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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Case Sensitive Strings

Since this isn't explicitly codified anywhere, and was sparked by discussion surrounding my recent challenge, I figured I'd bring it up here for consensus before modifying the tag. Related: string ...
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Retire [golfing-language]?

golfing-language has 7 5 questions and 0 followers. From its wiki, it is: For questions regarding languages for golfing. This tag is for questions regarding choice of programming language for golfing....
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What does the puzzle tag mean?

A certain (currently on hold) question was retagged from code-golf to puzzle with the reason given Because the challenge is asking for the smallest possible solution, this is a [puzzle] I was ...
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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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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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Can we change [array-manipulation] to [array]?

Currently, we have some tags which can be used to indicate what sorts of data answers will work with: number, string, array-manipulation, date, and so on. One of those sticks out from the rest: array-...
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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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Do [tips] questions need an objective winning criterion?

The discussion surrounding a recent well-received non-code-golf tips question has brought up an interesting question: do tips questions need objective winning criteria? My understanding of our ...
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Retagging time-complexity

time-complexity is a confusing mess. Its current excerpt reads: for challenges requiring the answers to be in a certain time complexity, or having a winning criterion about the time complexity. ...
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Does [tag:algorithm] serve any purpose?

The tag wiki for algorithm consists of a summary: This challenge is intended to be solved by using, creating, or resolving some processing algorithm. and a detailed explanation: This challenge ...
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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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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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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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Make the criteria tags obligatory

There is this question: Should we consider dropping or modifying the "objective winning criteria" requirement? Instead, think it is better to make the winning criteria tags: atomic-...
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Is [language-agnostic] an appropriate tag?

Maybe I'm overgeneralizing, but it seems to me like if we make [language-agnostic] a tag, we're going to have an awful lot of questions with it. I'm pretty sure ...
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Add a tag for brackets?

I ask simply because these brace/bracket/parenthesis questions are more numerous than the sands of the sea.... Should we create a tag for brackets? I don't think they're all that interesting (so I ...
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What should we do with ast-golf?

The ast-golf tag is a winning criterion where the program with the least AST nodes wins. This seems like a subset of atomic-code-golf, where the program with the least operations by some definition ...
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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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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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New Tag for Code-Modifying Challenges

We currently have 4 King of the Hill challenges that involve modifying opponent's code in order to win. They are quite unique, and in hopes that people will create more of them, I think it is a good ...
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How to write good tag wikis?

I occasionally find that important tags are missing tag wikis or have only very rudimentary information in them. At the same time, I often find it hard to write good tag wikis. The challenge-type tag ...
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What tag should we use for answer-dependent challenges?

By my count, we've had at least 5 "answer-dependent" challenges now, starting with Evolution of "Hello, World!". I think it's time we started tagging these, so we can put some general information in ...
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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 need the [function] tag? [duplicate]

I've noticed that 20 questions are tagged [function]. Looking at the questions themselves, they don't seem to have anything drastically different from other questions. The tag wiki reads: For ...
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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: 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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Improve and Expand the KotH Tag

The King of the Hill tag could use a "Suggestions" section to help posters avoid pitfalls that are KotH specific. It could also use a tip on what does NOT constitute a KotH challenge, since ...
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Tags regarding difficulty

I think that we should tag puzzles (or whatever) with an estimated difficulty tag. That way people who want a real challenge can find it and those who are just starting out can find ones they might ...
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