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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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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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Change the stackexhange subdomain to "ppcg.stackexchange.com" and let the original redirect

Let's keep it as is We've been Programming Puzzles & Code Golf, otherwise known as CodeGolf.SE, since our inception 5 years ago. Our name doesn't suit us perfectly, but it's part of our identity. ...
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new badge: good timing

The purpose of (most) badges is to encourage a certain behaviour that is deemed good on SE. (There are a few exceptions, like Tumbleweed, and I'm pretty sure they'd go if the badge system was ...
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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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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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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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Move the sandbox to main

The Sandbox really does not belong on Main and should stay on Meta Let me review the arguments made for moving the Sandbox to main (from the question): Users with less than 5 reputation can still use ...
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Code Golf Scoreboards

No. To have bots that autonomously make edits is annoying, intrusive, and error-prone. If someone wants to have a Stack Snippet, he/she should edit it in manually.
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Can we have a different Put On Hold message?

That's a standard message Certain close messages are standard across all Stack Exchange sites and cannot be changed on a per-site basis. People who vote to close as unclear should specify in comments ...
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Code kata should be added to Programming Puzzles & Code Golf

Code Katas are a great idea in general, but I don't see how they fit into this community. The main requirement for every challenge posted here is that it has to have an objective winning criterion. ...
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Can we change the Programming Puzzles & Code Golf community image?

Only the beta communities have this sort of image was once true, but as the number of sites which are graduating has grown, a backlog has built up. The icon will be changed as part of a cohesive ...
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If a question is deleted, should posters keep reputation gained?

Yes. This has been discussed on meta.SE many times over -- it's not a "penalty"; it's simply removing reputation that never should have been there in the first place. You can't see other users' ...
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Why isn't there default syntax highlighting for code?

AFAIK there is no default syntax highlighting on SO. Instead a default syntax highlighting can be set for each tag. Almost every question on SO has a language-specific tag and those come with the ...
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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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Leaderboard function

Leaderboards are often custom-made to fit the requirements of a challenge, so it doesn't make sense for there to be a single function to accomplish this task. Martin Büttner made a leaderboard ...
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Couldn't there be more specific close reasons?

Unclear what you're asking means just that: it is unclear what you are asking for in your challenge spec. In almost all cases, further details should be left by the close voters as comments. While ...
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A Standard HTML, CSS and JavaScript Parser/Interpreter

Perhaps, HTML, CSS and JavaScript have the most number of interpreters. No arguments there. The vast amounts of inconsistencies between different browsers, or even different versions of the same ...
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Why isn't the Sandbox Community Wiki?

No. Now that the sandbox list is gone (probably for good), there is no reason for sandbox to be a CW as no one would want to edit it that often. Benefits of making Sandbox CW: Lowered threshold of ...
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A homework-question tag to weed out questions

No A homework tag would most definitely not weed out off-topic questions. Instead it would look like evidence that homework questions are on-topic. Clearly my homework question is on-topic. There's ...
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Code Golf Scoreboards

Make the template a featured meta post status-declined That way it would appear on the right side next to the link to the sandbox. That would make it visible. Anyone who wants it can just click on it,...
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Proposal - Sandbox for custom programming languages

In this post, I'm speaking as a user, not a moderator. I don't really think this is on-topic here, and I'm also not sure how much use it would be anyway. If this is about creating a repository of ...
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Can we retire the Sandbox?

Do not retire the sandbox Retiring the sandbox does not solve a sufficient number of problems to make the work associated with it worthwhile. The only problem that we know that this will fix is ...
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Search by language?

Searching for [code-golf] is:answer "J" seems to provide good results. And if you want explanations, ...
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Move the sandbox to main

The Sandbox does not belong in Main It does not belong on main because it isn't in the scope of the site. The Sandbox is basically a concentrated and pointed discussion about what makes a good ...
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Remove MathJax support on meta

Yes, but try to fix MathJax ASAP Obviously, why have MathJax on meta (and sandbox) if it is really not going to help us on the real site? It provides no help, and can confuse users new to the sandbox....
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In-line code block

Comment markdown allows you to escape backticks in inline code. So, `Array(100).fill\`abc\`.join\`|\`` results in ...
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Accepting answers in challenges

This idea has many problems. It will be very difficult to write a fool-proof program to detect the shortest valid answer. This also seems rather abuse prone to me. What if the challenge has a ...
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Stop replacing my tabs with four spaces

As per this feature request: Stop expanding tabs into four spaces 	 Note that this only works if you put the code within a ...
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