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An info box to point new users to The Sandbox

Code Golf Stack Exchange is a site for recreational programming competitions, not general programming questions. Challenges must have an objective scoring criterion, and it is highly recommended to ...
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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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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Build a golfing language with me
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Secret Santa's Sandbox

You're welcome to take this over. I don't have time, sorry :-( Count the pips in a pair of dice Here are two photographs of a pair of randomly thrown dice. (OK, they're 3D renderings, but never mind)....
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Anarchist chess king-of-the-hill Just like chess, except that instead of two opposing armies, it's a free-for-all among the pawns. The two players alternate moves. The allowed moves are to move a ...
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Introducing the PPCG Sandbox Viewer™

Make it compatible with the new top bar Since Stack Exchange has changed its top bar across all the sites in the network, one can no longer use the sandbox viewer. Here is how it looks like now: As ...
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10-character golfing language language-design test-battery {{{rewriting}}} Your task is to design and implement a new golfing language. The catch: it must only have 10 significant characters as ...
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Code Golf Jeopardy

Do it as a Cops n Robbers You'll need the following: I wouldn't limit the language to those, but rather those with an Esolang page, or on wikipedia's list of languages. The language, however, must ...
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I can't believe it's not a Platypus!!! This is an image of our wonderful pet platypus @Cyoce. This is also an image of the same person, or is it? (hint: it isn't) Your task is to determine whether a ...
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Are we still deleting sandbox posts?

Yes It's fine to leave them around for a little while, but deleting them is convenient for a few reasons: It makes the number of answers (for non-10k users) more accurately reflect the number of ...
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Are we still deleting sandbox posts?

Deleting answers is inconvenient for a few reasons: Deleted answers, their histories and their comments are not viewable to users of all reputation levels. Users below 10k should be able to see this ...
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We need to talk about the Sandbox

Replace the sandbox with a Main site tag I think this suggestion is doable without any changes to SE. Introduce a special sandbox tag on the Main site which has a description along the lines of: A ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Which way will the see-saw turn? code-golf Given an ASCII string of spaces, os, and Os, balance them on a see-saw pinned at the ...
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How can we get more feedback on our Sandbox questions?

These are just some ideas I've been collecting over the past couple days. I make no promises about their efficacy, but I do hope they will help. These are all individual actions that I believe we can ...
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It's time for some Spring Cleaning

The sandbox's size is not an issue. When sorting the sandbox by activity, you only see the 30 most recently active posts. Whether there are 2 or 200 more pages doesn't really change that. I agree ...
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What should we do against the downvote flood in the sandbox?

Organize people to go through the Sandbox and upvote appropriately In all of the downvoted Sandbox posts currently on the front page, it looked like there was a downvote but no upvotes. This means ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Meta Code Bots I'm just giving this a "code bots" title because that's the most similar previous KOTH. This version is based on the Twin Tin Bots board game, and will probably be given a better name ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Prime Spiral primescode-golfgraphical-output This challenge was inspired by this question on math.SE by @Karl You might be familiar with the Ulam spiral. What we're doing here is similar, but a ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

ASCII Line Extender code-golf ascii-art Introduction I have an ASCII grid of size 10x10 ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

The Ever-Changing Labyrinth (Controller WIP) king-of-the-hill grid maze javascript Controller • Source • Chat • Submit This is a 2-player asymmetric KotH challenge. One player controls a pair of ...
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Cluttering the Sandbox with Edits

Don't declutter posts that have dropped off the first active page The entire point of editing down deleted posts is to reduce the clutter on the first page when sorted by active, where they take up ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Construct this point
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What should we do about questions that get asked that are already Sandboxed?

I don't believe there is anything to do in this situation. While people are strongly recommended to search for duplicates before posting, I don't think that should extend to the sandbox. Adding yet ...
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Introducing the PPCG Sandbox Viewer™

Feature request: Sandbox Notification Make the sandbox icon in the super collider show a notification when there's a new sandbox post since the last time you clicked it (much like the reputation icon ...
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Community Moderator Removing Sandbox featured tag

This is a known issue. Really, it makes sense why it would be automatically un-featured every month, because other sites have no need to keep things permanently featured. At first, I had thought ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Validate Sudoku on a Mobius Strip
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10 votes

Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Don't touch the walls!
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10 votes
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Zero (neither positive or negative) attention to challenge proposal in sandbox - what to do?

Post the link in chat. Usually this encourages more people to look at it.
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