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Proposal to lock the Language Showcase as historically significant

Problems I see with locking the Showcase We have practically nowhere else to post what we can post on the showcase. You can always put them in the language's readme on GitHub, but I prefer the ...
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Question about question about advacado

Seriously though, historical locks are for questions that were on topic once, but became off topic due to a change in the site's scope. That's not the case here. Also, undeleting the question would ...
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What changes should we make to the showcase before and after unlocking and reopening it?

Automate the catalog We should replace the manually curated answer list with a Stack Snippet. I hope nobody will actually object to this, but this should at the very least serve as a to-do list.
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Making an exception for the "Showcase of Languages"

Let's make an exception This seems to be what the community as a whole wants. I don't think this is an optimal solution (and would personally to prefer to leave it as it is), but since the showcase ...
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Should "Showcase your language one vote at a time" be unlocked and reopened?

Yes, Unlock and Reopen At least until we arrive at a more clear concensus on what to do with it, if anything.
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Proposal to lock the Language Showcase as historically significant

The showcase is part of a unique category of pop-cons that should be on topic. Before I explain this, consider for a second why we banished code-trolling, underhanded and now are considering ...
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What changes should we make to the showcase before and after unlocking and reopening it?

Make it a non-challenge question We do allow these, and the showcase is by far more similar to tips questions than to our usual programming contests. This should encompass unaccepting the answer with ...
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The broken window of "Produce the number 2014 without any numbers in your source code"

Add a disclaimer: Note: New straightforward "Do X without Y" questions are not considered novel anymore and may be closed as duplicates of this question. But I think it should be worded better. ...
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Should "Code the Huffman!" remain closed as a duplicate of a very old question?

TL;DR: They are duplicates. Close the old one. First, I'd like to clarify that I do think the questions are duplicates. I agree with Peter that a difference in the output format counts as a "minor ...
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Proposal to lock the Language Showcase as historically significant

Closing this challenge is pointless even if out-of-scope This challenge is still opened and… …it still receives interesting answers showcasing new languages. I still receive upvotes semi-often on that ...
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Upvoted challenge but no answer

Nothing is wrong with your question. There are questions with a lot more upvotes which haven't received answers in months or years. Your challenge has only been up for a few days, and due to the ...
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What changes should we make to the showcase before and after unlocking and reopening it?

Use Stack Snippets to fold answers Everything except the language name and a factoid could be folding by wrapping it into a stack snippet. That would condense each page into 30 stubs, which can be ...
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Are these questions about balanced parentheses really duplicates?

I don't think either one should be closed. The other one includes a ton of bonuses. While I don't think they are a great idea, they significantly change the challenge. Also, without the bonuses, the ...
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What should we do with the "counting to potato" challenge?

In this case, I think we can simply edit out the reference. The challenge itself isn't offensive, and you could substitute any word for POTATO without changing the task. "General policy" would follow ...
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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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How should my challenge be tagged?

The code-golf tag wiki excerpt says: Code-golf is a competition to solve a particular problem in the fewest bytes of source code. If you want to score by characters instead of bytes, state this ...
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13 close votes, 8 downvotes, and still no meta post on the restricted square challenge

The first five close votes, resulting in a close as unclear, were cast when the title and body contradicted each other. The next five, resulting in a second close as unclear, were probably cast in ...
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Making an exception for the "Showcase of Languages"

Make a new category If the site benefits from this challenge, it should benefit from others like it. What if someone posts another showcase challenge that would be just as popular and well received, ...
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I don't understand why this is "unclear"

It Can Do Anything! While this is a great sentiment, it does leave the question without a meaningful objective. Every post will be one of its own, and it leaves loopholes open such as empty programs, ...
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Closure Guidance : Why was my question closed

I can't speak to why the other users voted to close your question, but I would have closed it myself and here's why: First of all, it's more of an art contest than a programming contest. Challenges ...
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Proposal to lock the Language Showcase as historically significant

No, don't close it, don't lock it If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Unless there are severe quality issues, don't let bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo get in the way of a challenge that many people are clearly ...
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What changes should we make to the showcase before and after unlocking and reopening it?

Make it a community wiki This is a perfect fit. Questions should be manually converted to community wiki when they are marginal fits or 'list of X' questions that contain enough value to avoid ...
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What changes should we make to the showcase before and after unlocking and reopening it?

Keep searching for better alternatives As before, I still believe that the showcase deserves to be a proper wiki, quite possibly outside PPCG, free from restrictions on character count, size, ...
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What changes should we make to the showcase before and after unlocking and reopening it?

Remove the one vote at a time rule Additional snippets could be added at will and would not be restricted to one snippet per character count. I don't think character count should be a limiting factor ...
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Reopen my question that has several correct answers

Err... no. You should work on improving your challenge first. Your question is quite unclear, and fairly poorly formatted. By marking it as "On Hold", we signify to future users that challenges ...
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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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Can I redo my Code Golf?

I'm repeating some things from my last comment, but leaving them here for completeness. I think that now the requirements are much better The requirements are much less clear with the added edge ...
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What should I do with this question?

Personally I think your challenge's idea is good, it has already caused a creative answer in Logo but lacks more specific details. I think this comment with 7 likes under your post should give a clue:...
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How Can I Make my Question Better?

Welcome to Programming Puzzles & Code Golf! I'm delighted that you've joined our community. Making a challenge is difficult and we have a lot of not-so-obvious guidelines about what makes them ...
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