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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Yes I say that we should go ahead with this change. Apart from simply correctly appreciating the massive amount of effort put into writing good challenges, this would also be a very nice added ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Absolutely PPCG is different from most other sites on Stack Exchange in that it is not a Q+A site; in fact, many questions that ask for help (other than "how to golf in ____") are marked as ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Yes, but only if downvotes scale to -4 Peter Taylor brought up a very good point in a comment: There are many questions which would change from being worth negative rep to positive rep should this ...
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Should asking for malicious code be on topic?

I don't think this is a frequent enough issue to warrant using one of the custom close reason slots. But I do think it's a big enough issue to warrant not only a downvote and a close vote but also a ...
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Can we revive The Programming Language Quiz?

Revive it, with a different task I would enjoy a Programming Language Quiz Mark II. To keep things interesting, the task should be different. I suggest a task involving simple integer math, which ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

I'm late to this party, so I probably won't get many votes. Upvotes +15, Downvotes -5 For each one challenge, approximately 9.9 solutions are written. It seems obvious to me that challenges are far ...
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The state of the popularity contest tag

Keep It, but... ...we should definitely update e.g. the tag info. The recent discussions have not been unproductive, and I think we have better guidelines than ever before but at the moment they are ...
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Is it OK to post restricted challenges where only some people may participate?

No There is absolutely no benefit to restricting a question to users of a certain type. This is would only serve to make users who are not allowed to participate unhappy. However, I do think it is ...
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Should question/challenge titles always be in English?

By default, use English. With a reason, feel free to vary. A good example of a challenge which uses some non-English is I programming puzzles, il code golf, which is a question about the usage of the ...
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What should we do with old challenges no longer on topic?

View all question with today's standards. If the question fits as current standards then leave it open; if it doesn't fit then vote/flag to close it. If we keep the questions which don't fit as per ...
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On downvoting questions of users not in the know

The tooltip for the downvote button says This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful. It is an excellent description of the question you link. Does not show any ...
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Are questions in which no answer is the best allowed?

I'm with xnor on this one. The purpose of an objective winning criterion is that answers are comparable. Whether that is used to determine an overall winner or a winner per language isn't all that ...
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Should question/challenge titles always be in English?

Questions titles should, by and large, use the English alphabet This is not as strict as Mego's answer. It does not force titles into English, but does request that they are using transliterations or ...
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Let's deliberate about [1p5]

Retire it but leave it be As it stands, only 4 challenges bear that tag. It wouldn't be a huge endeavor to retag them. However, the 1p5 tag itself obviously has notable historical significance for ...
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On downvoting questions of users not in the know

If the challenge is a homework question in disguise, or otherwise looks like an attempt to get this community to do someone else's work for them, then I would downvote it. I would certainly not direct ...
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Should question/challenge titles always be in English?

Why not use both: Chebyshev Polynomials/Многочлены Чебышёва This is clear; the search will find it, and it has the original in case ambiguity is caused by transliteration.
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

One time bonus for Nice Questions This probably won't be implemented. But it seems to be exactly what all you want: Easy questions getting a lot of upvotes won't be affected much. Questions having a ...
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The state of the popularity contest tag

Should the tag be split? I think it's clear that the majority want to see popularity contests continue, but also the majority find problems with most challenges that are posted with this tag. Is ...
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Reposts of answer-chaining challenges

Yes, under specific circumstances: I think that DJMcMayhem made some really good points as to why we don't like duplicates. I'll address the two he felt were still relevant to answer-chaining: A ...
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When can challenges be reused?

Challenges should never be reused. If a challenge has been posted in the past and you think it would be fun to participate in it, participate in the existing challenge. Don't repost an old challenge ...
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Reposts of answer-chaining challenges

Yes, but the reposting of a challenge must be voted on Instead of having a set time limit and max number of reposts, we could have a thread similar to the sandbox where there could be "repost ...
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The state of the popularity contest tag

Keep it There's nothing wrong specifically with popularity-contest (indeed it is a good scoring criteria for several popular kinds of challenges, such as image-processing). The main issue is that ...
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Should we rehash Add A Language To A Polyglot?

I was the original poster of the original challenge, and have had some thoughts about what I'd change if doing it again. (Note: these are only thoughts, not directives or requirements, and it's quite ...
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Should asking for malicious code be on topic?

As I said in the question, I'm not a fan of these, and would prefer if they were simply off-topic. That being said, I think they violate 3(e) of Stack Exchange's Terms of Service. But even if you ...
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Are questions in which no answer is the best allowed?

It's OK not to accept any answer in a code golf challenge where multiple languages participate. The important thing is that answers in the same language can be of objectively compared; cross-language ...
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Can we have a different Put On Hold message?

That's a standard message Certain close messages are standard across all Stack Exchange sites and cannot be changed on a per-site basis. People who vote to close as unclear should specify in comments ...
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How can we get more feedback on our Sandbox questions?

These are just some ideas I've been collecting over the past couple days. I make no promises about their efficacy, but I do hope they will help. These are all individual actions that I believe we can ...
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The one limiting stat for us still being in beta

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 ...
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