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Whispers lines are functions and they should follow our rules for functions Since I was the one posing this question here's my opinion on this. Each line in Whispers is a function. Most often, these functions take no input, call other functions, and return one output. Calling a function that takes no input is as simple as writing the corresponding line ...


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"caird coinheringaahing" comes from this Jelly answer. Given that the answer is written in Jelly (my primary language on the site), and the challenge is very much about the site, I thought that it'd be a fun, unique username that references the site. And it should be pronounced "cared co-in-hear-ing-aah-ing" Fun fact, moving the space ...


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There's no story here. I'm just not creative.


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Mine has several meanings: Many of the answers here on CGCC are quite traumatic to read, and everything here is digital. Digital Trauma is the medical term for nose-picking. I think a lot of us are figuratively picking our noses here, i.e. spending time asking/answering challenges for fun, when we should probably be focussing our talents elsewhere, e.g. ...


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regexp backwards. Many of my previous online aliases have been obscure programming terms, backwards. This one is not quite as obscure, but it has two extra features that make it suitable: it contains x, which as we all know, is the most expensive letter in the alphabet it starts and ends with my initials It's pronounced /pʰə̆ɡsɛˈgə/ or /pʰə̆ɡsɛˈgər/.


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Remove Nth occurrences


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I was looking for a new name for this site and couldn't come up with anything particularly clever. The last answer I had submitted was in x86 machine code under IBM PC DOS, and the frequently mis-attributed quote to Bill Gates about "640KB ought to be enough" just popped into my head. So I just thought "haha, okay that'll work".


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Wow, y'all with your usernames that actually have meaning. I literally just spent 5 minutes typing random keys until I ended up with something I deemed "cool" and "ironic". Having said that, I did want to make sure the letters L and X were present (for maximum coolness) and that there was a name length of 5 (shorter names are more ...


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Red Red is a next-gen language, strongly inspired by REBOL. Why Red? Red is meant to be a full-stack language. This means it includes a high-level dialect (dynamic, interpreted, but can be also compiled) and Red/system, a low level dialect for perfomance when necessary (always compiled). Red ephasizes the paradigm "Code is data". Red doesn't ...


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When I was 5, I gave myself and all my siblings nicknames. Beefy was the one I gave to myself and it evolved into Beefster by the time I was 12 and had an online presence. I see no reason to change it now with such a long-running history. And no, it has nothing to do with muscles and no relation to Beefcake. It has more to do with the meat that comes from ...


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I decide to change the statement a little, so people who don't know the language can easily understand the challenge. (apparently there are many) Background: I'm thinking about scraping some BF programs on this site for the fastest-code (or approximation) version of the other challenge, and I figure out that I need to have this, and I post it here as a ...


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Pi's my favorite number, it is a totally original play on "easy as pie" (hence why I have like 15 variations of my username around the web), and my avatar is literally the default Google one rotated 180°. I'm not that creative. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


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My username basically comes from my childhood when I loved to play Puzzle Bobble series. It's been my username of choice since I started activity on international online games and communities. I also used to be a Kirby fan, so my avatar has always been a Kirby. I found out that "Bubble Kirby" is a thing a few years ago, so I changed my avatar to a ...


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500 rep to the shortest Dyalog APL submission to Is it almost-prime? that is less than 8 bytes Once I see such an answer less than 8 bytes, I'll start a bounty lasting several days, following which I will award it to the shortest Dyalog APL solution at the end of the bounty. Dyalog APL refers to the 'vanilla' language, and not to Extended or others.


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When I was like 11 or something I was just dabbling a bit in JavaScript and had gotten far enough to know what the data type containing text was called. I figured it would be clever to make the observation that usernames, being entirely arbitrary, don't necessarily reflect anything about the people who have them (never mind how little truth there is to that)....


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My username is a shortening of my old display name on Google+ (RIP), which I made about 6 years ago. R - Raghu a - all ze - the time My profile pic comes from the "Color Ghost" Webcam Toy effect. It still looks pretty cool, so I've kept it for a while now.


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When I was seven or something my friends and I all had code names. Mine was redwolf. A few years later, I got a gaming console, and redwolf was obviously taken. I just stuck random numbers on the end, until I got redwolf10105. I actually used this for a while; I did have a stack overflow account with that name, but I forgot my password. When I was twelve or ...


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In my country/language, the term "polfosol" is a mockery for people who pretend to be knowledgeable, but actually don't have the slightest idea about the subject. e.g. -You shouldn't eat sausages. There are a lot of papers and scientific evidence that eating sausages will cause cancer. -Sure, polfosol. And the profile picture just came after I ...


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A couple of years ago, I got into reading a Russian knock-off of Harry Potter which one of my friends recommended to me (the book was actually really well-written, still one of my all-time favourites). During one of the chapters, a noticed a character with the name Varsus, suspiciously similar to that friend's online nickname Varsis. When I told him about it,...


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Oktupol is the german spelling for octupole, a magnetic field created by eight electric charges; four dipoles or two quadrupoles. I started using that name while experimenting with computer networks as a teenage child. I was interested in physics back then; when I needed to come up with host names for some virtual machines, I named them Monopol, Dipol and ...


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My username "sporeball" was essentially generated by brute force. I wanted something simple yet decently interesting, but I'm terrible at coming up with good ideas, so a couple of years ago I wrote a little bit of JavaScript to make up names for me. The code first populates an array with 114 words I picked out by hand (star, rice, cloak, ocean, ...


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Warnings From what I can tell, the review screen is somewhat customizable. It doesn't seem like it can test for not having a tag (i.e., not having an objective winning criterion), but we can add regex based warnings for the body or tags. I suggest the following: Language tags Some of the more common of these, like javascript, java, c, etc., with warnings ...


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This isn't a bad or new thing Repeatedly over the years we've had periods of time where most of the front page was filled with challenges along certain themes. Just from my memory alone, alphabet and stack-exchange-api were at one point both very popular, and to a lesser extent so were semicolon-# and I ___ the source code, you ___ the input and many others. ...


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Generalise perfect numbers


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My username "Davide' is just my actual name. Few months ago I was learning C (my first language) and signed up on SO to ask something. I think I didn't typed any username, just logged using my Google account. I take this opportunity to change my username and add an avatar. Apart from golfing in C and learning JavaScript, I only eat, sleep, listen to ...


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Weasels My username (Wezl) is Weasel spelled better and more recognizeable. Some weasel facts that may have influenced this decision. They're adorable (yes, this is a fact). A simple interweb search is enough proof. They're evil. I'm not necessarily evil, but it helps to have an evil avatar so I don't get held responsible for my actions. They bring bad luck....


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I just used my first name when I joined Stack Exchange and never changed it. It's a less common form of Arnaud (without an "L") but is however pronounced the same way, i.e. \aʁ.no\ (and not \aʁ.nɔld\ like "Arnold"). I went by the nickname "Axl" many years ago as the sysop of a BBS running on an Atari 520 ST during the pre-...


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As far as I can see, there are two big issues here that both need addressing: Visibility of useful resources How helpful those resources are Visibility No one likes having a whole bunch of links to a whole bunch of posts thrust into their face as soon as they do anything. That said, some links are close to essential for new users in order to properly ...


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All variables are set to 0 before your code runs


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