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Should we reopen the "Tips for golfing in Befunge 93" question?

Edit 'Tips for Befunge 98' to be general Befunge tips I think the solution for this would be to merge the two versions into one 'language' as far as tips are concerned. This is how it is normally ...
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25 votes
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Making an exception for the "Showcase of Languages"

Let's make an exception This seems to be what the community as a whole wants. I don't think this is an optimal solution (and would personally to prefer to leave it as it is), but since the showcase ...
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Should "Showcase your language one vote at a time" be unlocked and reopened?

Yes, Unlock and Reopen At least until we arrive at a more clear concensus on what to do with it, if anything.
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Making an exception for the "Showcase of Languages"

Make a new category If the site benefits from this challenge, it should benefit from others like it. What if someone posts another showcase challenge that would be just as popular and well received, ...
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Should Output a number bigger than TREE(3) be edited an reopened?

There's nothing fundamentally wrong with the idea. My primary reason for voting to close as unclear was given in a comment*, and I don't think it's been adequately addressed yet. Others may have voted ...
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Question deleted by Community

The user who posted that challenge was destroyed as a sockpuppet account, which as a side effect deleted all of its content. Needless to say, this is rather unfair to the users who posted the 40+ ...
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Which questions should get deleted (and how fast)?

tl;dr: Don't worry about it. For off-topic posts such as general programming questions, there's no reason to waste your time and delete votes on posts that will already get Roomba'd automatically. ...
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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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Why hasn't this question been reopened yet?

Reopening takes time An unfortunate fact is that this site is not as active as it once was. That means accumulating the required reopen votes can take a while. What you can do The things I would ...
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Is my question a duplicate even though it doesn't impose a requirement that the original one did?

Maybe! The title of this question is general, so I'll provide a general answer. It applies to the specific challenges mentioned in the question too. Ask yourself this: Does it bring something new ...
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Can this challenge be made on topic?

I think that the biggest issue with the challenge is the part where it's underhanded. The simple definition for the underhanded tag is An underhanded challenge is a challenge to write a program ...
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Can this challenge be made on topic?

I would recommend you to check The Sandbox post and propose your challenge there before posting it on the main site. There you'll get feedback and suggestions that'll help you avoid this exact problem....
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What makes this question unclear?

I believe the thing which causes most confusing is that, although the meaning you are using for "p-dimensional sub-array" can be inferred through careful analysis of some particular subsections of ...
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Is my question a duplicate even though it doesn't impose a requirement that the original one did?

No, it is not a duplicate. Since I'm the one who hammered it back open, I should definitely explain my thoughts on this. An interactive interpreter is a lot different from a non-interactive one, ...
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Please reopen Tweetable Mathematical Art

Firstly, welcome to the site! We're glad you're enjoying the posts here, and we encourage you to participate yourself! However, Tweetable Mathematical Art is not going to be reopened. As impressive, ...
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Feedback for closed questions

A deeper issue As caird explained, the main issue is that the challenge is unclear because its rules are currently not fully self-contained, which means it's not yet in a state to re-open. (Your edits ...
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How transitive are Duplicates?

Stay open Closed was closed as a dupe of Old, but New shouldn't be closed as a dupe of Closed, since Closed has been already been closed as a dupe of Old, and New isn't itself a dupe of Old. ...
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Has there been an increase in Spam/Off-topic questions?

I'm not sure what the rep requirements are to see these pages, but... Closures with breakdown of their reasons Recently deleted
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Making an exception for the "Showcase of Languages"

I'd like to enumerate all of the options I see so far, along with their disadvantages: (Note that this is all under the assumption that the Showcase is too broad, ) Close the Showcase The problem ...
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Should "Showcase your language one vote at a time" be unlocked and reopened?

No: PPCG isn't esolangs.org The original purpose of PPCG was to provide a place to move code-golfquestions when the scope of Stack Overflow was tightened. It has evolved since then into a place for "...
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Please reopen Tweetable Mathematical Art

The lock in place is still correct Tweetable mathematical art is a fun question with some great answers, but it's the only the best example of a category of questions that are bad for our site. There ...
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Feedback for closed questions

I cast a close vote on the challenge. I did so because I feel like the rules in the challenge were far too broad, and needed to be significantly clearer. For starters, you shouldn't rely on external ...
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Is my question a duplicate even though it doesn't impose a requirement that the original one did?

Yes, it is a duplicate Since I am the one who “hammer”-closed it as a duplicate, I feel like I am morally obligated to explain my reasoning here. Because your challenge is merely a subset of the ...
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Should "Showcase your language one vote at a time" be unlocked and reopened?

Apply standards consistently Some people are arguing that we should leave the challenge open until a consensus is reached. Or, that it's off-topic but should remain open nonetheless because there's ...
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Should "Showcase your language one vote at a time" be unlocked and reopened?

I feel like a lot of the answers here are missing the intent (as communicated to me in chat) of Calvin's question, so I thought I'd make my own. Let me start by clarifying something: This question ...
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Making an exception for the "Showcase of Languages"

Reopen, don't change the rules What I'm arguing for is: Call the Showcase an exception to our general rules on broadness.* Unlock and reopen the Showcase ASAP. Don't change the rules or the answer ...
Calvin's Hobbies's user avatar
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How transitive are Duplicates?

In this particular case it seems that "New" is an edit of "Closed" that would invalidate most of the current answers in "Closed". In this case it makes sense to post a new question but add a ...
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