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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 ...
ETHproductions's user avatar
33 votes
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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.
a contracted slim noun's user avatar
25 votes
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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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23 votes
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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.
Calvin's Hobbies's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
Dennis's user avatar
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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 ...
Fatalize's user avatar
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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 ...
a contracted slim noun's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
Calvin's Hobbies's user avatar
11 votes

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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Should we open *Largest number printable* to all languages?

Yes, we should open it up to all languages. Limiting languages is generally discouraged, even for restricted-source, which is why we always have a few joke answers in Lenguage and similar. Not only ...
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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 ...
a contracted slim noun's user avatar
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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, ...
a contracted slim noun's user avatar
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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♦ ...
Dennis's user avatar
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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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What changes should we make to the showcase before and after unlocking and reopening it?

Combine answers in the same language (whenever possible) Ideally, we would have one page per language, but there's no way to make that happen using PPCG's Q&A format. Consolidating multiple ...
Dennis's user avatar
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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 ...
Addison Crump's user avatar
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http -> https has caused issues with a specific challenge

Roll back The https transition made by Community is, in this case, an edit you would reject as a suggested edit in review, since it drastically changes the meaning of the post, telling people to ...
Erik the Outgolfer's user avatar
9 votes

An experiment into the FGITW phenomenon

These are some very interesting and, unfortunately, not-too-surprising results. I do think the FGITW phenomenon is quite disappointing and discouraging for what I'd say are higher quality and higher ...
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Should “Showcase your language one vote at a time” be immediately unlocked until we decide what to do with it?

No What's the huge hurry? It's been 13 hours since Dennis's meta post. That not's even be long enough to sandbox a challenge. Many users don't check meta that often. Some even sleep. The point is to ...
xnor's user avatar
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7 votes
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Should I edit a challenge to make it more interesting, if it makes several existing answers no longer optimal?

If you do, make it clear in the question body that the rules disallowed that form of input originally. However, with many existing answers, I don't think any changes to the rules should be made even ...
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Accepting my first answer, things to consider beyond byte count with a tie on "shortest code wins" question?

Usually, the practice is that code golf challenges don't accept answers (same goes with code-bowling and code-challenge. There are some tags where accepting is kinda expected like king-of-the-hill and ...
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"put on hold as unclear what you're asking" is itself unclear

The main reason that I voted to close wasn't because it wasn't unclear, but rather because it was very confusing. I just spent the last 5 minutes reading over the challenge and think that I have ...
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