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Could PPCG benefit from a new sorting mode for answers?

The default sorting for answers (by votes) seems somewhat inappropriate here on PPCG. In any case it tends to put early answers over late answers, because once a few are there, few people scroll to ...
Martin Ender's user avatar
16 votes
5 answers

Incentives for answering old questions

Background A recent meta question seems to me to be asking the wrong question. However, there is some truth in the underlying issue raised: The majority of golfers browse the latest and featured ...
Peter Taylor's user avatar
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9 votes
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The relationships between question length, views, and votes (and more painfully unlabeled graphs)

I recently meta'd some interesting research I'd done relating to the correlation (or lack of) between the time a question is asked and its view count. I got some comments suggesting I look into other ...
Rydwolf Programs's user avatar
3 votes
3 answers

How do we score colors in Desmos?

How would we score changing the colors of graphs in Desmos in [graphical-output] challenges with color-sensitive output? Currently, selecting the color in the menu costs no bytes as no characters are ...
Benjamin Urquhart's user avatar
10 votes
2 answers

How to go with up/downvotes for answers on golf or other challenges?

This still poses a bit of a problem for me so far and I have experimented a bit (apologies to those I downvoted in those experiments). On Stack Overflow it's pretty clear what warrants an up- or ...
Joey's user avatar
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5 votes
4 answers

More answers than up votes

When should we up vote questions? I've seen questions with something like 10 answers, but 1 only one up vote. Usually, on the other SE sites, I see questions with more or the same amount of up votes ...
Mateen Ulhaq's user avatar
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0 votes
0 answers

Threshold for votes in the Sandbox before posting in the main site? [duplicate]

Recently, I posted my first post on the main site for Code Golf, and it was poorly received because I am a newcomer to the site. I was asked to post it in the sandbox, here. As of now, it has one vote,...
WarpPrime's user avatar
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-15 votes
3 answers

Downvoting needs to change

As shown by a recent challenge, once a few people have downvoted a question (say, three or four) everyone else thinks that they should downvote too leading to incredibly low scores. I think we need a ...
Beta Decay's user avatar
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