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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Note: If you are seeing this first, you might want to sort by active. Count the pips in a pair of dice 👉 Moved here
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Should we remove the reputation requirement for answering on meta?

Remove both question and answer requirements Meta is a great way for new users to ask questions about the site, so there shouldn't be a rep restriction keeping them from doing so. New users should ...
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Can I invent a language to solve a problem that's in the Sandbox?

No. This is similar to updating the language after the actual question has been posted. It's simply no different. To circumvent this loophole, maybe question askers should put the date at which it ...
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We Have a Messy Sandbox

5. Delete posted challenges, keep abandoned.
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Is The Sandbox Effective?

Yes, I think the Sandbox is effective You may comment on this answer listing the numbers of the reasons you think the Sandbox is effective: I regularly use the sandbox to improve my challenges. I ...
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How does the Sandbox work? How do I use it?

Where is the sandbox? The sandbox is located on this meta post. Sandboxed challenges are posted as answers to this question. Why should I use the sandbox? You might be thinking, perhaps, why would you ...
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Can we make use of abandoned sandbox posts?

This is now part of the community FAQ. I suggest that abandoned challenge proposals should be free for others to use as they see fit. First of all, there are no licence problems with this. All SE ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Conquer the Solar System king-of-the-hill Here is an outline for a strategical King-of-the-Hill challenge which is loosely based on Risk (loosely enough so as not to preclude a future Classic Risk ...
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How does the Sandbox work? How do I use it?

How long should I leave a question in the sandbox? In general you should leave a question at least 72 hours to ensure that the people who check it fairly regularly will have a chance to see it and ...
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How should sandbox retirement be handled (if at all)?

Proposal for the handling of retired sandboxes - Don't! I suggest to stop retiring sandboxes and keep using a single one. Sandboxes should be sorted by activity, because even at 50 or 100 answers, ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

King of the Hill- Simple RPG king-of-the-hill Your challenge is to make a bot that plays a simple RPG game against other bots. The Rules of the Game The Board The board is a 500x500 2-...
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Is The Sandbox Effective?

No, I don't think the Sandbox is effective You may comment on this answer listing the numbers of the reasons you think the Sandbox is not effective: My sandbox posts have received little or no ...
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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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Sandbox good for its own subdomain?

In response to the question which Doorknob asks in his answer, Aren't you just reinventing Stack Exchange? I think that he does Chris Jester-Young's suggestion an injustice. It's not reinventing ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

DTMF Decoder code-challenge audio (dsp?) http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d3/66a3aDTMFpad.jpg/320px-66a3aDTMFpad.jpg Our spies have intercepted super-secret codes being sent to ...
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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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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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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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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Underwater Survival Game king-of-the-hill Lions and bears are extinct, the wolves dominate the fauna on land. But in the depths of the sea the battle for survival rages on. This is the spiritual ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

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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4 options for the sandbox: Main or Meta & Community Wiki or not

The sandbox should be on Meta but not Community Wiki
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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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How does the Sandbox work? How do I use it?

Template for Challenge Proposals Every proposal should contain several fixed pieces of information, including a title, the tags you intend to use and body of the challenge as you intend to post it on ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

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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Getting rid of the sandbox directory

I'm very happy with getting rid of the list of answers and replacing them with a few useful links instead. No more manual updating, and no more scrolling for a fortnight to get past the question. I ...
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The problem with sandboxes, and a proposed solution

I know that this is strikingly similar to Chris's answer, but I feel it's different enough that it merits its own answer. TL;DR Make a new domain (sandbox.codegolf.stackexchange.com) for hosting the ...
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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges

Who needs a GUI anyway? code-golf ascii-art Most people like GUIs. You don't. They say that GUI's show them pretty pictures. Your task: Write a program that displays said image in full 256-...
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Sandbox good for its own subdomain?

I'm Grace Note, a Community Manager at Stack Exchange. Originally, I was writing this answer explaining the mechanical issues with this idea. I won't bore with details, though, but in the long run, ...
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