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The Tag Categorization Project

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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Golf versus non-golf questions

This question raised the issue of questions that do not make mention of being golf questions. Sometimes answerers assume it's a golfing question and golf it, leading others to follow suit and then a ...
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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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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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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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A Modest Proposal: the [popularity-contest] tag

Over at this question, the OP doesn't want to use an objective winning criterion like code brevity, but instead wants to accept the highest-voted answer. To me, that smells like a popularity contest. ...
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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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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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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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Proposing new winning criterion tag: Voter-judged

I'm stepping into a hornet's nest here. Popularity contests have been controversial. Some detractors believe that non-objective winning criteria are simply unacceptable. Others are OK with ...
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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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Is [code-challenge] necessary?

Isn't code-challenge going to be applicable to all questions? Therefore, shouldn't we delete it and related tags?
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Are "one line" problems distinct from code golf, and if so what rules apply?

How to write a single-line password generator asks for a solution in "one line". It seems to me that this is potentially a different class of challenge from code-golf, and for the nonce I've tagged ...
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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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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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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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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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New contest type proposal.

I'd like to suggest that to date we have missed a class (or maybe two) of programming puzzles. ai-player would indicate a game played against a defined (but initially unknown) input or against a ...
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What should the tag wiki excerpts for language-specific tags be?

Usually, language-specific tags have this excerpt: This challenge is intended to utilize the _____ language as a means of solving a problem. However, language-specific challenges are generally ...
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What's our policy on tags?

There are a lot of questions now that could be tagged: "sudoku", "sorting", "maze" etc. Should we tag them? What is the current policy on tagging? Tag everything that appears thrice or more? Tag at-...
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Create a tag for misbehaviors?

That is, a tag when the main objective is to write infinite loops without doing useful things, to crash the compiler, to generate errors, to use a lot of memory, or to generate big executables, etc. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do we need the [function] tag?

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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Should there be a [catalog] tag (e.g. shortest in every language)?

I'm wondering if there should be a tag for questions that compile a list of best score by language. A recent example is this question. Questions similar to this have a snippet the keeps a list of the ...
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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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Winning conditions not measurable until question author decides to reveal test data set

This question has an interesting property, in that judging a winner is dependent on unknown data: Recognize handwritten digits This is actually not an uncommon way of things working in puzzle-space. ...
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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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[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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Should we change "Question" to "Challenge" in meta tags?

I just realized that on meta, we have lots of tags about asking questions, and very few tags about challenges. For example: asking-questions, questions, specific-question closed-questions, deleted-...
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Is there a question format for longest non-repeating code?

I've only recently started getting involved on Code Golf, so excuse my ignorance, but is there a format for longest possible way to achieve a challenge request? Either by runtime or by code length. ...
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Is tagging a question with only [code-golf] acceptable? Should the tag be blacklisted?

code-golf is currently used on 40 of 62 questions. Like other sites I've seen launched, such a tag allows users to throw it on their questions without having to bother thinking of a better, more ...
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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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Let's remove [tag:math]!

math is incredibly broad. Its description says: The challenge involves mathematics. Also consider using more specific tags: [number] [number-theory] [arithmetic] [combinatorics] [graphs] [geometry]...