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Let's allow newer languages/versions for older challenges

Trust the community and add a standard loophole I think the community can handle the add-a-builtin problem (I may be very wrong). I think that if someone adds a feature to their language that is ...
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Do we really want to delete undecidable answers, even if they were declared non-competing?

Yes Non-competing doesn't allow an answer to do what it wants, and not meet the questions specifications. If a question has a specific scoring system, answers whose scores can't be calculated shouldn'...
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Handling old, popular, creative, but non-competitive answers

Keep them ...assuming they've shown any sort of effort. As caird coinheringaahing mentions, a serious contender is one that: ...makes a serious effort towards optimizing the submission's score within ...
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Remove noncompeting status from all submissions

Please Don't Correct me if I'm wrong, but how often do really old posts show up on the front page? Unless you keep editing them, not very often. So, now that the new decree has been set in place, let'...
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Let's allow newer languages/versions for older challenges

Also, ad hoc languages only hurt the ad hoc-er, not the community Another point is this. The whole idea behind competitions on this site is not to determine who is the Best or the Smartest. It's to ...
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If there is "a winner for every language" in a code golf challenge, does competitiveness matter?

PPCG code-golf should not be considered an individual competition. Because PPCG solutions are publicly displayed, many users peek at solutions by others in their language. Suppose Alice, a Jelly ...
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If there is "a winner for every language" in a code golf challenge, does competitiveness matter?

why is competitiveness important? It's not, really. We need some kind of scoring criterion, and going by byte count is simple, objective, and easy to measure in (almost) every language, but is still ...
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Let's allow newer languages/versions for older challenges

Yes - I think that new language should be allowed to win. The initial intention of language itself is to provide smooth way to express, simplify, shorten, improve how code or communication looks like. ...
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If there is "a winner for every language" in a code golf challenge, does competitiveness matter?

Competitiveness does matter Anyone with a half-decent answer is never challenged. Incorrect. If it's decent but not at the level of "very good", generally people will comment improvements, or (...
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If there is "a winner for every language" in a code golf challenge, does competitiveness matter?

The consistent attitude with regard to the golf language situation is that for every challenge, each language is a category, and subsequently there is a 'winner' for each language. ... If there is ...
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