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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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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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Equivalence between strictly increasing integer sequences and decision problems

This isn't a good default I wouldn't expect or want for my sequence challenges to allow membership-oracle solution by default just because the sequence is increasing. While sequence allows various ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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On "golf this for me" tips questions

Enforce standards for these questions I think a lot of the problem is that golf-this-for-me tips questions aren't held to the site's usual standards of clarity, completeness, and objectiveness. I know ...
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Default / Recommended Ruling on counting Implementation-Variants of Languages as different?

They are different languages On PPCG we define languages based on their implementations, it follows simply that different implementations are then different languages. The problem This is a not un-...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

As of yesterday, November 13th 2019, this is now in effect network wide: We’re changing the reputation earned from getting a question upvote to ten points, making it equal to the reputation earned ...
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Is splitting a challenge into multiple categories a good way to have an optional difficulty without bonuses?

Yes, this is fine* We have a policy that self-imposed restrictions do not invalidate an answer. So, an answer to "Print the \$n\$th prime" that chooses not to use any prime related builtins ...
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If a challenge gives a reference implementation, do we have to ban the language the reference is written in?

No While I agree with the conclusions of the two existing answers – that you neither have to nor should ban a language just because you've written a reference implementation in it – I ...
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Should we rehash Add A Language To A Polyglot?

I have long supported making a second run. Due to the answer chaining nature I think the challenge would be very interesting if we pushed it in a different path. However I don't like the proposed ...
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Is it OK to post restricted challenges where only some people may participate?

If you are talking about specific users then: No If you are talking about users with a particular set of skills, then it's a bit more nuanced. It's frowned upon (for good reasons) to only allow ...
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Downvoting Questions on Hold

Voting and closing serve two separate purposes, so doing both can send two separate signals. The purpose of a (challenge) downvote, as per the tooltip that appears when you hover over it, is: This ...
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How should a challenge allow floating point imprecision to be ignored?

Allow solutions to assume input will be within their language's bounds For example, if a language can't represent 2^-20 (~1.035264923841377504347788194211246) (...
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Hand-crafting a PDF

Your question seems on-topic, so I'll try to go over concerns I'd have about it being on topic, but say why I think it is on topic. with the text "Hello, world!" printed on it somewhere This is ...
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Accepting answers in challenges

This idea has many problems. It will be very difficult to write a fool-proof program to detect the shortest valid answer. This also seems rather abuse prone to me. What if the challenge has a ...
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Repost "Word stays a word after taking away a letter"?

I support this; especially with modification number three. This seems like it could be a very interesting challenge idea. It could do with a reopening. Number three would additionally make it a lot ...
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Should question/challenge titles always be in English?

Titles should be non-disruptive As we can see from the ensuing discussion, Многочлены Чебышёва is a controversial question title for a question about Chebyshev polynomials. The title received lots of ...
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Can I redo the Solve Rubik's Cube challenge?

Please do remake the challenge (getting permission) but restricted-time with a lax and well-specified limit. I think implementing some Rubik's cube solving algorithm is much more interesting than ...
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Policy on answering challenges with cumbersome I/O

This I/O format is fair for many languages – it should be corrected because it isn't fair for all languages, but is normally being used in good faith and we can easily modify answers in languages ...

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