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Can we have MathJax back?

Yes, bring MathJax back Advantages of having MathJax on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf: A lot of math, number and number-theory challenges and answers (and not only those!) would benefit from ...
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Community is being Overprotective of the Sandbox

I've disabled auto-protection on this meta site. Or rather, set the relevant thresholds (answers from new users) to 10,000. That should keep things under control for a few weeks.
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Can we remove the semicolon-# tag?

Burninate it As the author of ;# and the original challenge, I kind of feel obligated to weigh in here. The semicolon-# tag doesn't really add anything to the site,...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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Let's customise the "How to Answer" pop-up

This was recently changed to the text proposed by coredump. New users who enter the Your Answer box will see:
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Introducing OldSandboxPosts

I personally support this bot. Vote after reading to indicate if you agree. The main reasons for disallowing bots that send messages: they're distracting / obnoxious they overtake important ...
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Change the stackexhange subdomain to "ppcg.stackexchange.com" and let the original redirect

Let's keep it as is We've been Programming Puzzles & Code Golf, otherwise known as CodeGolf.SE, since our inception 5 years ago. Our name doesn't suit us perfectly, but it's part of our identity. ...
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New Tag Proposal: Self-Referential

👍 self-referential would be strictly weaker than quine. quine should only be used for tasks involving the actual manipulation of the program's source, which is not required for the challenges linked....
Esolanging Fruit's user avatar
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How could the search bar's placeholder text be improved?

"Search Posts" Short and consider but also sounds natural. This encompasses both non-challenge posts but also fits the scope of our site
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Should we increase our post character limit to allow substantial stack snippets?

I increased the limit to 65536 to match Code Review. There's an auto flag for very long posts, so a moderator will have an opportunity to delete or edit unnecessarily long posts. As a rule, giant ...
Jon Ericson's user avatar
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How could the default close reasons be improved?

Alternative phrasing for "Unclear": Please clarify the specification or add additional details to highlight exactly what is required. As currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what qualifies ...
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Can we have MathJax back?

Add support back, but change the delimiter I think MathJax would be fine, and see Xcoder's answer for more reasons why. However, the reasons it were disabled still stand: Messed up regexes, since ...
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Can we remove the semicolon-# tag?

Lets remove some other language tags too I have noticed a large number of language based tags that are only attached to one or two questions. Particularly a large number of tags only attached to a ...
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How could the default close reasons be improved?

Replace "Primarily opinion based" with "Needs objective scoring criterion" We currently use a custom reason of "Off-topic" as "Needs objective scoring". That ...
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Should the Language of the Month post be an "Upcoming event"?

Yes LotM is indeed an event with a defined period, and if being an event does free up one slot for featured/hot meta posts, why not :)
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What should we do with ast-golf?

Merge it into atomic-code-golf Do we really need code-challenge ast-golf for this? Isn't this just a specific form of atomic-code-golf? - Martin Ender The reason I did it this way is because the tag ...
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Can we change the Programming Puzzles & Code Golf community image?

Only the beta communities have this sort of image was once true, but as the number of sites which are graduating has grown, a backlog has built up. The icon will be changed as part of a cohesive ...
Peter Taylor's user avatar
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Can we have a Hello, World! feed?

Maybe in Another Chatroom? We should put the feed in either Esoteric Programming Languages, Language Development, or in an entirely new chatroom. Pros for Esoteric Programming Languages: Most new ...
Esolanging Fruit's user avatar
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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 ...
Glorfindel's user avatar
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An update to our info box

Link to the active-sorted sandbox
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Can we have a separate tag for combinatory logic?

Yes I think this would be a useful thing to have. As outlined in the question, this isn't fully covered by lambda-calculus, and is to functional-programming what calculus (for example) is to math. ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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Couldn't there be more specific close reasons?

Unclear what you're asking means just that: it is unclear what you are asking for in your challenge spec. In almost all cases, further details should be left by the close voters as comments. While ...
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How could the search bar's placeholder text be improved?

"Search" Simply removing the "Q&A" part makes sense. It is already clear what the search box would search, and not having anything after ...
JungHwan Min's user avatar
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A Standard HTML, CSS and JavaScript Parser/Interpreter

Perhaps, HTML, CSS and JavaScript have the most number of interpreters. No arguments there. The vast amounts of inconsistencies between different browsers, or even different versions of the same ...
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Conclusive opinion on having a Hello, World! feed

Yes, as a regular chat feed. It is important to consider what the purpose of this feed is in the first place. A lot of people use Hello, World! as an entry point to use a new language since it is a ...
hyper-neutrino's user avatar
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Winning criterion tag request: [minimum-distinct-chars]

Looking at the minimum distinct character challenges linked it does seem like while there are a couple it's not a very well liked scoring criterion on it's own. "Do X but with minimum characters&...
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A homework-question tag to weed out questions

No A homework tag would most definitely not weed out off-topic questions. Instead it would look like evidence that homework questions are on-topic. Clearly my homework question is on-topic. There's ...
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Should we get rid of [new-years]?

Burn it. Looks like the first category of challenges do fit the tag description, but keeping a tag that applies to a very small number of posts and gets used incorrectly more often doesn't sound like ...
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Can we retire the Sandbox?

Do not retire the sandbox Retiring the sandbox does not solve a sufficient number of problems to make the work associated with it worthwhile. The only problem that we know that this will fix is ...
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