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No relation to the sport golf There should be nothing related to actual golf in the design. Our name may make for good puns, but it would be way too cheesy to be used.


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Graduation Design Userscript A collaborative graduation user-script has been put together. Github Repo Pictures Main Question: Leaderboard: Auto TIO Execution: Meta: Chat: Color Scheme: If you have any ideas, don't hesitate to comment below. Features: See vote counts even if you don't have enough rep. Automatic leaderboards for all code-golf ...


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Vote Boat Buttons - Game of Life Boats They could be boat still life's from Conway's game of life. Upvote: Downvote: These are Phi's circular rotated versions, which I think work much better. With glowyness (credit to Cᴏɴᴏʀ O'Bʀɪᴇɴ): Doᴡɴɢᴏᴀᴛ's boats: The main fun part with these is that then it could be called upboating and downboating. If you have an ...


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Another logo! Credits to @Dennis and several other people who helped me with the idea! This seems to be better because it suggests that PPCG is a competitive site. Here is a cropped image for use as a favicon, here is an auto-generated SVG version, and here is a greyscale version for Meta. This has been added to the userscript managed by Downgoat.


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Guiding Principle/Color Scheme - Anything but blue All beta Stack Exchange sites have the same light blue design which I am kind of sick of, but it doesn't stop there. Looking at all the SE sites, I quickly categorized the non-beta computer-related sites as blue or not blue, based on their icon colors. Blue: (or blueish components) super user web ...


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Let's keep it newcomer-friendly By all means customise various aspects of the site, but let's have a guiding principle that this shouldn't obscure the intuitive meaning of any of the buttons or symbols. Both users of other Stack Exchange sites and brand new users from outside Stack Exchange should be able to see what is going on without needing to read Meta ...


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My suggestion is to upvote more. Currently we only have 2 users with over 10k rep, and just barely. I'd say only two people (five including mods) being able to vote to delete on an SE site is pretty bad. Since deletion requires 3 votes, this means that only mods will be able to delete stuff! So, if we want to get out of beta, just vote as much as you can. (...


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"Hello World" Greeting Many organizations have the word "Welcome" in many languages displayed prominently to show that they are internationally-friendly. How about take a selection of answers from the Hello World catalogue and incorporate them into a watermarked background for the site, or a "Hello World" of the day?


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Main logo - zippered curly brackets mınxomaτ posted this in chat, so they deserve all the credit: It's left and right curly brackets ({}) joined by a closed zipper. The brackets indicate that what we do involves coding, and the zipper indicates that we do compression, i.e. golfing (think zip file). I think it's far more fitting for PPCG than mınxomaτ's ...


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Stack Overflow 404 message This comment got some up votes, so let me post it as an answer. Maybe someone will want to incorporate this into their UserScript! If you get a 404 on Stack Overflow, you see a polyglot. We should have something similar, but instead we show a random code from Shortest program that throws StackOverflow Error or Weirdest way to ...


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Be a page 2 voter One thing I have noticed is we often get newcomers adding to questions where the answers have spilled onto page two. Answers linger down there in the depths getting no votes. We can make the site a little more welcoming by deliberately reading page 2 (or 3 or 4) and voting on some answers there.


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That is my opinion. Initially I was making it a comment, but it quickly became too long for a comment. Try to use all your votes People should try harder to hit the daily vote limit and chase the Vox Populi badge. Go on, read the questions and answers and use your upvotes in what you think is good. Do not reserve your upvotes only for the "best of the ...


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It was previously a concern of mine that there's a certain difficulty in generating new questions for the site, because not only must one create some idea of a puzzle, but also must make one that didn't intersect with the three years of questions built up already. That is a genuine problem. On the other hand, the site only needs one or two good questions ...


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So I guess senpai noticed us. See below for a special note from Grace Note. Congratulations, you're graduating!


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Top banner image What if we took some of the most popular answers on the site and make a background out of them? Example: (Based on @Doᴡɴɢᴏᴀᴛ's idea) Edit: Now incorporated into Doᴡɴɢᴏᴀᴛ's graduation design userscript: Slightly recolored.


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I'd actually been poked about this a few times before now, which is why, as dmckee noted, I had been polling the moderators about their thoughts on the matter. I'm pleased to announce that starting today (some hours before now, as it were), Doorknob has joined the ranks of the pro tem moderators. All of the existing pro tem moderators will be retaining their ...


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I have a few things that I might be able to weigh in on: The community has gotten drastically better at self-moderation over the past few months or so. I'm not the only one who deletevotes anymore, and we're getting bad things closed much more quickly recently. As @Chris mentioned in that post I made a while ago, lots of modstuffs are hidden and not ...


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In my experience here, things are turned a bit upside down from other sites. Because making a good puzzle has turned out to be harder than solving it. That is because--if your puzzle is going to be any good--you have to provide sample inputs and outputs. Which means most of the time you really should solve your puzzle before you post it. So you think one ...


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Although I am a mod, I am not speaking on behalf of anybody but myself in this post. The Community Team looks at a number of factors in deciding when and whether to graduate a beta site. The stats you see are one indication, but it's definitely not "only one part keeping us in beta". Sites that are Excellent in all categories are not guaranteed a graduation,...


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CodeGolf Site activity: The above chart shows me that you guys have had a huge surge in activity since December (maybe Grace is right about the code-trolling ) As part of the CodeReview crowd that is interested in graduation, I have been putting together a bunch of SEDE queries that are useful. Many of them are documented in our SEDEWonderland post on ...


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insert message about not speaking in mod-voice here Okay, first of all, stats aren't everything. If the site didn't change except for 10 more halfhearted. mediocre questions, we wouldn't be a single step closer to graduation. In fact, having to deal with those low quality filler posts would even be a setback to the quality of the site as a whole. But more ...


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Let's go to the data I've been a lurker, not a participant, for most of the time since I joined. So I think the best thing I can contribute to this discussion is use of my data-wrangling skills. Here are a few interesting queries. And bear with me, this post is beyond TL,DR New Questions Analysis by Year/Month This is a simple trace of each month's new ...


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I don't necessarily think that being a bigger site (compared with your example of Ask Ubuntu) would give us more questions. We are already closing questions on a daily basis. Questions here are not problems that we needed an answer to, they are well thought out challenges that don't correspond to a practical need. This means that people who enjoy using this ...


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I think that the single biggest thing standing between us and a much higher number of questions is the lack of frameworks for automating scoring of challenges. Especially KOTH challenges, but also even simple code-golf challenges. People would be more willing to post challenges if there was less work involved in maintaining them. Some people in the chat ...


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Brevity is the soul of bit In essence, the site needs two things to prod it on to a higher level: More participation More and better content More participation gets us the things Doorknob and Victor are on about: more rep for everyone, so everyone can have access to more active roles in the community, and a more engaged community in general. More and ...


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I've been messing around with Stylebot to see what I could do. Below is one possible idea, with a couple main features: Background color surrounds content Green color theme Dashed outlines The questions/tags/etc. navbar has a larger font size. This is given by the following CSS modifications: a.question-hyperlink { color: #000000; } div.status....


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Sidebar Links to Important Items This site is already a large archive of programming questions, but for most users not familiar with the site it is only the front page. There needs to be a way for high quality old questions to be recycled so that they still receive attention. I suggest permanent side-bar links to very-popular tags like king-of-the-hill and ...


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Use Stellated Dodecahedron as the Favorite Star 10 point view 6 point view Made by @steveverrill Let's not mess around with baby stars, let's go big with a crazy star! The colored in version would to be for the selected state. There would need to be an outline version for the unselected state. Here's the version the userscript uses:


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Showcase some of the answers to the question "Images with all colours" This is our 6th most popular question of all time, and it produced some amazing answers. Some of these could serve as favicon, or could be displayed in a similar manner to the "images of the month" on photography.SE Images with all colors


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