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Can we revive The Programming Language Quiz?

Revive it, with a different task I would enjoy a Programming Language Quiz Mark II. To keep things interesting, the task should be different. I suggest a task involving simple integer math, which ...
DLosc's user avatar
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16 votes
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Reposts of answer-chaining challenges

Yes, under specific circumstances: I think that DJMcMayhem made some really good points as to why we don't like duplicates. I'll address the two he felt were still relevant to answer-chaining: A ...
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15 votes

Should we rehash Add A Language To A Polyglot?

I was the original poster of the original challenge, and have had some thoughts about what I'd change if doing it again. (Note: these are only thoughts, not directives or requirements, and it's quite ...
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Reposts of answer-chaining challenges

Yes, but the reposting of a challenge must be voted on Instead of having a set time limit and max number of reposts, we could have a thread similar to the sandbox where there could be "repost ...
Conor O'Brien's user avatar
14 votes
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Should we remove unnecessary restrictions on the factorial challenge?

No, we shouldn't, but... I agree with the idea that we should not change a challenge unless the original OP wants to, especially when changing these rules might make older answers non-competitive. ...
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11 votes

Should we repost a challenge because of a changed consensus?

No, We should update the old one Challenges like the Quine challenge have tons of answers, and most of them are valid. Making a second question would either require all the existing valid answers to ...
Wheat Wizard's user avatar
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11 votes
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Should we repost the Kolakoski challenge?

Yes, let's repost The restrictive I/O format has been pointed out in the comments and the OP has responded. That's a cumbersome I/O format that makes many languages unable to participate. – Mego♦ ...
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Should we rehash Add A Language To A Polyglot?

I have long supported making a second run. Due to the answer chaining nature I think the challenge would be very interesting if we pushed it in a different path. However I don't like the proposed ...
Wheat Wizard's user avatar
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7 votes

Repost "Word stays a word after taking away a letter"?

I support this; especially with modification number three. This seems like it could be a very interesting challenge idea. It could do with a reopening. Number three would additionally make it a lot ...
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7 votes

Interpret BF (question on repost)

Put it in the Sandbox While this is a very generic response that applies to just about every situation where somebody asks "should I post X question", it remains valid here and I think it's ...
Kamil Drakari's user avatar
6 votes
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Can I redo the Solve Rubik's Cube challenge?

Please do remake the challenge (getting permission) but restricted-time with a lax and well-specified limit. I think implementing some Rubik's cube solving algorithm is much more interesting than ...
xnor's user avatar
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5 votes

Reposts of answer-chaining challenges

This should not be allowed, but we could lower the threshold for these challenges to be considered a "duplicate". The reason that we don't allow reposts is because the same answers will be ...
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When can challenges be reused? If never, then why can't I answer?

So, which takes precedence: Challenge spec disallowing new languages No duplicate challenges "Precedence" is not how it works. When a particular, unusual, case arises which introduces a ...
Peter Taylor's user avatar
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Should we remove unnecessary restrictions on the factorial challenge?

No, we shouldn't Unless the original OP, Kevin Brown agrees that we should, I believe we shouldn't change the challenge. If any existing answers to the challenge are invalid, then raise that point ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
4 votes
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Reopen or repost?

Post a new question While we do try to avoid reposting when unnecessary, it has been done on this site a number of times. In this case, the original question is almost 5 years old, has a net score of ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
3 votes

Should we repost the Kolakoski challenge?

The old challenge could either be closed as a duplicate of the new one, or it could be merged into the new one as all the old answers would still be valid. However, they'd likely all be suboptimal (...
Peter Taylor's user avatar
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Should we repost the Kolakoski challenge?

I sincerely don't mind if you guys decide to close as duplicate in favor of the sandboxed version. Perhaps I was being spiteful with the original requirements :) Otherwise, feel free to modify the ...
ardnew's user avatar
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2 votes

Interpret BF (question on repost)

There is already a question here with a few answers but your question is a bit of an extension on it so I won't vote it as duplicate. In general, the top and accepted answer says that reposting a ...
hyper-neutrino's user avatar
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When can challenges be reused? If never, then why can't I answer?

We have reposted challenges before Personally, I disagree with that meta ruing. It's 3 years old, multiple challenges have been revived/reused/reposted since then without issue, and we already allow ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar

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