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Should we blacklist [popularity-contest]s?

To come back to it after over a year. Should we end the popcon? Keep it Yes, keep it. But why?? Is closing an off-topic question really that hard? If it's off-topic, it's off-topic. If it's a pop-...
Conor O'Brien's user avatar
11 votes

Should we blacklist [popularity-contest]s?

A follow up to my last answer This second answer is a bit of a write up of my thoughts after some discussion about my previous answer. Everything I said in the last answer I still believe is true, ...
Wheat Wizard's user avatar
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PopCons and Graphical Output

Popcons have needed to be popular Note: This is simply my perspective on what has been happening, not what should be happening We have a challenge writer, Helka Homba, who is quite popular in our ...
Nathan Merrill's user avatar
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Updating the [popularity-contest] tag info: suggestions

Notes: If you find any grammar mistakes or formulations that are clumsy, feel free to directly edit. For other suggestions please use the comments. Should certains points be linked to the relevant ...
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PopCons and Graphical Output

Explicit distinction between objective and subjective rules First of all, I do agree with Nathan Merrill's post. I'd like to add following point: When writing down the rules for the challenge, the ...
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Please reopen Tweetable Mathematical Art

Firstly, welcome to the site! We're glad you're enjoying the posts here, and we encourage you to participate yourself! However, Tweetable Mathematical Art is not going to be reopened. As impressive, ...
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Please reopen Tweetable Mathematical Art

The lock in place is still correct Tweetable mathematical art is a fun question with some great answers, but it's the only the best example of a category of questions that are bad for our site. There ...
Wheat Wizard's user avatar
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3 votes

Should we blacklist [popularity-contest]s?

Keep it I like PPCG because it inspires creative solutions I'd never have considered, usually using techniques I didn't know about (or wouldn't have thought of). In code-golf, more often than not ...
Lord Farquaad's user avatar
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Solution to popularity contest

I do have posted and participated in a bunch of popularity contests and already discused their problems a lot, so I think I may adress some of the issues I've seen, what I agree on and what I do not ...
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Why is this popularity contest given special treatment?

Close it! A very short answer, but I don't think anything else is necessary. There's nothing special about that question, and it should be closed due to the lack of an objective winning criterion. ...
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