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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Yes I say that we should go ahead with this change. Apart from simply correctly appreciating the massive amount of effort put into writing good challenges, this would also be a very nice added ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Absolutely PPCG is different from most other sites on Stack Exchange in that it is not a Q+A site; in fact, many questions that ask for help (other than "how to golf in ____") are marked as ...
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Increase reputation awarded for questions

Yes, but only if downvotes scale to -4 Peter Taylor brought up a very good point in a comment: There are many questions which would change from being worth negative rep to positive rep should this ...
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45 votes
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We need to take an official stance on code trolling

TL;DR: Get rid of code trolling - in a reasonable way and for the benefit of the community. I am not a fan of code-trolling, but I thought I'd give this tag a fair trial. So instead of just saying "I ...
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Replacement moderator proposal

I disagree with this nomination. He'll do such a good job of being a moderator that he'll make all the rest of us look bad. :D In all seriousness, if @MartinBüttner isn't a good candidate for ...
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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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40 votes
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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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Do we really want LaTeX/MathJax (right now)?

No, keep MathJax
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Should we increase our post character limit to allow substantial stack snippets?

Yes. The post character limit should be doubled to the same length as Code Review's. The two most common reasons for the character limit on other Stack Exchange sites (people posting logs, or their ...
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35 votes
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Hts? (Winter Bash 2014, PPCG edition)

Yes! More colorful headcloths for us! Author note: This has my upvote.
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34 votes
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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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Increase reputation awarded for questions

I'm late to this party, so I probably won't get many votes. Upvotes +15, Downvotes -5 For each one challenge, approximately 9.9 solutions are written. It seems obvious to me that challenges are far ...
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29 votes
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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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Do we want XKCD autposted in chat?

No We should remove the XKCD feed from The Nineteenth Byte.
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27 votes

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 really want LaTeX/MathJax (right now)?

Keep MathJax, but change the delimiters From my comment: Note: We might also be able to get away with changing the delimiter instead (ex. using \$foo\$ instead ...
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25 votes
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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 ...
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24 votes
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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,...
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23 votes
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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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22 votes
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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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General programming questions close message is disingenuous

SO itself uses the following style for their close reasons: Questions about general computing hardware and software are off-topic for Stack Overflow unless they directly involve tools used ...
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21 votes
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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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20 votes
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Revisiting LaTeX

I've now enabled the MathJax setting here. Enjoy!
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20 votes
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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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19 votes

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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Do we want Stack Snippets?

Yes I see a couple potential issues, but nothing that's a deal breaker. Crazy-inefficient code Some snippets posted here (especially for golf) have insane runtimes, memory needs, etc. At the least, we ...
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General programming questions close message is disingenuous

I agree that this is a very common issue. I don't have hard numbers to back this up but it feels like in 75% of the cases (or more) where someone asks a "General Programming Question" it's also of ...
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