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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Yes I say that we should go ahead with this change. Apart from simply correctly appreciating the massive amount of effort put into writing good challenges, this would also be a very nice added ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Absolutely PPCG is different from most other sites on Stack Exchange in that it is not a Q+A site; in fact, many questions that ask for help (other than "how to golf in ____") are marked as ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Yes, but only if downvotes scale to -4 Peter Taylor brought up a very good point in a comment: There are many questions which would change from being worth negative rep to positive rep should this ...
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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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40 votes
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Should we remove the reputation requirement for answering on meta?

Remove both question and answer requirements Meta is a great way for new users to ask questions about the site, so there shouldn't be a rep restriction keeping them from doing so. New users should ...
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Should we increase our post character limit to allow substantial stack snippets?

Yes. The post character limit should be doubled to the same length as Code Review's. The two most common reasons for the character limit on other Stack Exchange sites (people posting logs, or their ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

I'm late to this party, so I probably won't get many votes. Upvotes +15, Downvotes -5 For each one challenge, approximately 9.9 solutions are written. It seems obvious to me that challenges are far ...
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Do we want XKCD autposted in chat?

No We should remove the XKCD feed from The Nineteenth Byte.
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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,...
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22 votes
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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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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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20 votes
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Revisiting LaTeX

I've now enabled the MathJax setting here. Enjoy!
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Could PPCG benefit from a new sorting mode for answers?

Measuring the Strength of the FGITW Effect Although this answer isn't a suggestion for a solution, it should provide a better understanding of the problem. A proper understanding is necessary to ...
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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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20 votes
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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....
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new badge: good timing

The purpose of (most) badges is to encourage a certain behaviour that is deemed good on SE. (There are a few exceptions, like Tumbleweed, and I'm pretty sure they'd go if the badge system was ...
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19 votes

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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18 votes

Do we want Stack Snippets?

Yes I see a couple potential issues, but nothing that's a deal breaker. Crazy-inefficient code Some snippets posted here (especially for golf) have insane runtimes, memory needs, etc. At the least, we ...
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17 votes
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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 ...
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17 votes

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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16 votes

Could PPCG benefit from a new sorting mode for answers?

Random Sorting I propose that a purely random default sorting would solve the above problems. It would simply remove the bias towards any kind of answer and would distribute the votes more fairly. Of ...
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Let's customise the "How to Answer" pop-up

I am evidently sold on the idea. Here is a modified version in order to bring more thoughts on this. If this is an answer to a challenge Be sure to follow the challenge specification. ...
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16 votes

Increase reputation awarded for questions

One time bonus for Nice Questions This probably won't be implemented. But it seems to be exactly what all you want: Easy questions getting a lot of upvotes won't be affected much. Questions having a ...
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16 votes

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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14 votes

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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14 votes
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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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