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Is code golf going to be opting into the voting reputation requirement test?

No Code Golf participating would provide minimal useful information for Stack Exchange given our unique format, and it would solve a problem we really don't have (insufficient voting/interaction). In ...
Rydwolf Programs's user avatar
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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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Do we need an "I f the sourcecode, you f the input" tag?

Yes It makes sense to have a tag for this kind of challenge, since there are so many of them, they share a common challenge aspect, and the aspect is unique from other kinds of source-layout ...
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Make Chat Great Again

Sounds like a plan to me. While I don't really look at chat much anymore, TNB was the place to go when I did want to. If there are now two rooms (which I wasn't aware of) it would certainly discourage ...
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Why is the site logo a medal?

Because we're a site about competition See Adám's answer to the question asking for input on the site design, and the original proposed logo which was incorporated into the old Graduation Userscript. ...
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How can I know when to stop golfing?

You can't know when a program is done, but you can know when you are done Determining whether a general program can be shortened is equivalent to the halting problem. There is no algorithm that can be ...
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(permanently) Make Chat Great Again!

I support closing The Sand Trap To clarify, this is not my opinion as a mod, rather that of a regular user of CGCC. This should not be surprising; I was against the creation of TST. But, this ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Construct this point
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Event Suggestion: Compression Golf

Isn't this just a challenge? As far as I can tell, this is less of an event, and more of just a compression challenge, akin to this decade-old one. Events, especially chat events, tend to be on-going ...
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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 ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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Why do I feel like Code Golf is ruining the point of Python?

The whole point of Code Golf is for code to be short. That means Unnecessary™ stuff like "spaces around operators" is omitted. You are correct, golfed code is often horribly unreadable, but ...
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Is Chat Great Again?

A perspective from a TST addict I mainly used TST between its creation and its freezing (but TNB before that), so this is a perspective from someone who is mostly a TSTer and not a TNBer (these days): ...
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Can I host a competition in multiple locations?

Yes But I suggest the following limitations: There must be a (possibly external) list of all participants on all submission platforms It must be possible to submit a bot on this site only, requiring ...
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Is Chat Great Again?

For posterity: Before the freeze, would you say that on-topic messages were being drowned out by "noise" or general conversation? No. If anything, there wasn't enough messages to be ...
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How to define a question that will attract "useful" answers?

This may not be something that is necessarily suitable for this site. Not all of our challenges are code golf, as implied by the coding challenges part of our site name, but they are nonetheless all ...
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Code golf wrapped in a puzzle

I don't think this is a good idea As noted in Things to avoid when writing challenges, We aim for our challenges to be as easy to understand as possible. Source Unlike Puzzling.SE, where the ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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Byte compression in scores

Why should separate languages be scored as the same language? The current code golf command line flag policy is that using flags in a submission makes the submission in a unique language. So why ...
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Loopholes that are forbidden by default

Using a very high base (like base Graham’s number) in a challenge where you need to output a big number In my answer, I just outputted 10, and claimed it was in base number that is bigger than any ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Display integer in balanced base-ϕ Objective Given a positive integer, display it in balanced base-ϕ numeral. ϕ is the golden ratio. Balanced base-ϕ Unlike the usual base-ϕ that uses 0 and 1 as digits,...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Find the largest sum such that no two elements are touching
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Print the answer before a given answer
Rydwolf Programs's user avatar
6 votes

Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Minimum Escaping open-ended-function Your task is to write 2 functions/programs. They may share code. The first function must, given a string and a character, output a new string that does not contain ...
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List of bounties with no deadline

200 reputation for golfing in Vyxal 3 Note that this is separate and distinct from the other Vyxal deadlineless bounty. Hi so Vyxal 3 exists and it's brand new and doesn't have very many answers at ...
5 votes

Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Sum of a range of a sum of a range of a sum of a range of a sum of a range of a sum of...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Compute the convolution of two strings
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Output an inversely proportional sequence Inspired by Wheat Wizard's comment on my previous challenge. While that challenge requires having the ratio of consecutive integers grow arbitrarily large, ...
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Can I write sequels to one of my created problems?

Yes, there's no reason that wouldn't be allowed, as long as the problems are distinct enough that they're not duplicates. (It's ok if the theme is the same). There is plenty of precedent for this kind ...
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Byte compression in scores

There's also other problems People might not want to use the encoding at all There's been many cases of people saying that they don't want to use the encodings because they don't feel comfortable ...
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Do we want a banner warning about our policy on AI generated content?

I'll answer the questions in reverse order because the policy defines whether a banner is needed. Policy Currently there's no local code golf consensus on ai answers - a search for "ai" on ...
lyxal's user avatar
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Should AI generated questions and or answers be banned?

As many have pointed out, it's practically impossible to get any of the current statistical models to produce a valid well golfed CGSE answer. We could speculate as to why that is, but it is evident. ...
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