18 votes

Can we revisit our policy on answers that are not serious contenders?

I dislike our current stance on "serious contenders" TL;DR: we don't make it clear enough that answers with self-imposed restrictions are valid From my conversations with moderators, from ...
9 votes
Accepted

Should we change the question on the Tour page?

Yes, to Fibonacci function or sequence The challenge is short, so will fit into the cropped view from the tour page, but is still a well specified and clear challenge It's been consistently active ...
8 votes

Can we revisit our policy on answers that are not serious contenders?

My Perspective This is not a complete answer, it's just offering my perspective. It leans towards suggesting action, but I'd rather let other people speak before we are done here. I'm putting it here ...
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8 votes
Accepted

Tour page summary - we're not a Q&A site

Code Golf Stack Exchange is a site for code golfers and coding challenge enthusiasts. It's built, maintained and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of sites. Unlike most other sites in ...
7 votes

Can we get a custom Tour page?

I don't know whether to post all my stuff in a single answer or as multiple, I'll just put everything here for now. Things in {braces} are my comments, not part of the text. Most of this is just ...
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7 votes
Accepted

Meta privileges help page inconsistency

A 5 has been changed into a 1. That is all.
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6 votes

Lack of obviousness about how to use this site

The Tour and Help Center only have very specific items/pages that can be customized. Besides that, not everybody reads them. The points you mention are highlighted in the right sidebars of All ...
6 votes

Clarifying "serious contender" in the help center

Proposed wording for Help Center Make a serious effort towards optimizing for the winning criteria within their chosen language. In context, this would be: All solutions to challenges should: ...
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5 votes

Should we change the question on the Tour page?

Yes, to The vanilla factorial challenge When I was writing this challenge, I tried to make many of the implicit rules explicit, such as default I/O methods, standard loopholes, built-ins, time/memory ...
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5 votes

Let's rewrite the help center's on-topic page

Current excerpt: All questions on this site, whether a programming puzzle or a code golf, should have… An objective primary winning criterion, so that it is possible to indisputably decide ...
4 votes

A Better Help Center

This is more a collection of comments, but too many to actually put them in comments. I definitely think we need something like this, but we also need to make a link to such a site very prominent to ...
3 votes

Let's rewrite the help center's on-topic page

We should mention some of the most common standard loopholes which are no longer funny or give a link in the on-topic page. If the loopholes implicitly apply to every challenge-type question, then we ...
2 votes

Add to Sandbox or How to Ask

I went ahead and added the post to our community FAQ. Let me know if you think it needs to be more prominently featured.
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2 votes

How can we improve our help center?

How do I ask a good question? All this information provided is just... wrong. It's vague enough to somewhat apply, but could do with rewording to stick closer to our How to Ask page, especially ...
1 vote

How can we improve our help center?

What does it mean when an answer is accepted? There is no right answer in code-golf questions, which make up 85% of all questions. This page should also explain what acceptance means for non-code-golf ...
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1 vote

Let's rewrite the help center's on-topic page

This is the first draft of a major edit to make this page more self-contained. My vision for the "On Topic" page is that visitors can read this page and leave with a pretty good idea of what we do ...

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