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Can we have MathJax back?

Yes, bring MathJax back Advantages of having MathJax on Programming Puzzles & Code Golf: A lot of math, number and number-theory challenges and answers (and not only those!) would benefit from ...
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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 ...
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Should we have additional room owners?

We agree with your concerns and that having additional room owners would help covering both time zones and the volume of posted messages. Effective immediately, we've appointed the following users as ...
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Should we have additional room owners?

Absolutely We have a very active chat room. Many users actively participate in TNB without even participating in PPCG. It's also the best way to be introduced to our community. For example, I ...
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Do we want to unpin the accepted answer from the top?

Yes! Emphatically yes. The accepted answer is rarely the most important answer. In part because often the accepted answer is out of date and thus not really even the best scoring, but more ...
Wheat Wizard's user avatar
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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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Can we remove the semicolon-# tag?

Burninate it As the author of ;# and the original challenge, I kind of feel obligated to weigh in here. The semicolon-# tag doesn't really add anything to the site,...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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Let's customise the "How to Answer" pop-up

This was recently changed to the text proposed by coredump. New users who enter the Your Answer box will see:
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Introducing OldSandboxPosts

I personally support this bot. Vote after reading to indicate if you agree. The main reasons for disallowing bots that send messages: they're distracting / obnoxious they overtake important ...
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New Tag Proposal: Self-Referential

👍 self-referential would be strictly weaker than quine. quine should only be used for tasks involving the actual manipulation of the program's source, which is not required for the challenges linked....
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How could the search bar's placeholder text be improved?

"Search Posts" Short and consider but also sounds natural. This encompasses both non-challenge posts but also fits the scope of our site
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Can we raise the privilege levels?

Let's not do this As a bit of disclaimer, I am opposed to the whole idea of internet points and gamification, and privilege levels. All registered users should be equal. Other reasons than my ...
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Should we increase our post character limit to allow substantial stack snippets?

I increased the limit to 65536 to match Code Review. There's an auto flag for very long posts, so a moderator will have an opportunity to delete or edit unnecessarily long posts. As a rule, giant ...
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Can we have MathJax back?

Add support back, but change the delimiter I think MathJax would be fine, and see Xcoder's answer for more reasons why. However, the reasons it were disabled still stand: Messed up regexes, since ...
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Can we change [array-manipulation] to [array]?

Yes, for the reasons explained in the question I've posted this answer so we can vote on it.
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Should we have a "Welcome to PPCG" new user post?

Let's do it! This is a great idea! While new users won't necessarily see it on their own, they can be easily linked to it, once it exists. While we currently have a community FAQ, I think it would ...
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Can we remove the semicolon-# tag?

Lets remove some other language tags too I have noticed a large number of language based tags that are only attached to one or two questions. Particularly a large number of tags only attached to a ...
Wheat Wizard's user avatar
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Syntax highlighting doesn't work on Meta

No idea why this wasn't on already; guessing we just forgot.
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Should the Language of the Month post be an "Upcoming event"?

Yes LotM is indeed an event with a defined period, and if being an event does free up one slot for featured/hot meta posts, why not :)
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Tag proposal: [self-scoring]

Let's make both self-scoring and self-validating self-scoring as a scoring criterion tag The description of self-scoring as proposed is IMO well-defined enough to be a scoring criterion tag on its own,...
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What should we do with ast-golf?

Merge it into atomic-code-golf Do we really need code-challenge ast-golf for this? Isn't this just a specific form of atomic-code-golf? - Martin Ender The reason I did it this way is because the tag ...
DLosc's user avatar
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We should reverse [reverse-engineering]

Agreed, delete reverse-engineering I think you make a solid case that the tag is currently not worth keeping: it is on a small number of questions, some of which are closed; the tag wiki info provides ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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Should new challenges on Codidact be posted into The Nineteenth Byte?

Yes - challenges should be posted For those of us who want to participate more actively on Codidact (including myself, and I know of a couple of others), this is a good reminder or a good way to let ...
hyper-neutrino's user avatar
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Can we have a Hello, World! feed?

Maybe in Another Chatroom? We should put the feed in either Esoteric Programming Languages, Language Development, or in an entirely new chatroom. Pros for Esoteric Programming Languages: Most new ...
Esolanging Fruit's user avatar
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Should we make a 2048 tag?

Make 2048 an explicit synonym of sliding-puzzle, retag challenges that need sliding-puzzle I think it's clear that sliding-puzzle fully covers 2048, as all challenges about 2048 are applicable to ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar

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