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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
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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, ...
Esolanging Fruit's user avatar
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Sorting answers

There unfortunately isn't a built-in way to sort or filter by language. It's a feature we'd like to have, but's it's surely too niche for Stack Exchange to implement. That said, we have some ...
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Metadata for answers?

Interesting idea, but not worth inclusion For starters, as-is, this would be adding something like 2KiB of stuff to each answer. Not only does that cause less room for the meat of the answer (which ...
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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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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 ...
DJMcMayhem's user avatar
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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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Make [codegolf] a synonym for [code-golf]

to avoid confusion errors I'm not allowed to create this by myself because the difference is the dash only Looks like the system is doing its job. Specifically, the message you should be getting ...
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Add a option to migrate SO

I do not support having a migration path for this. Very rarely are questions here actually suitable for migration. Just close them with the existing off-topic option. If you believe they should be ...
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Proposal to lock the Language Showcase as historically significant

The showcase is too broad As I've said in chat yesterday, I like the showcase, but it is too broad for our site: There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for ...
Dennis's user avatar
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A homework-question tag to weed out questions

No! homework would be a meta tag, i.e., a tag that does not describe the content of the question (the actual post) but something tangentially related (the origin of the problem). Meta tags are ...
Dennis's user avatar
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Can we retire the Sandbox?

No Restarting the Sandbox doesn't solve the problems we have. It postpones them. A smaller Sandbox is desirable so here is an alternative solution. Adoption TL;DR: Lets start adopting 60 abandoned ...
NonlinearFruit's user avatar
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Dark Mode Coming Here?

As stated in the announcement on Meta Stack Overflow, At this point, the focus of Dark Mode is on Stack Overflow [...] While the retheming we did across the network two years ago makes updating our ...
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Add an option to disable upvoting for your post

So, voting for (correct) answers is superfluous, if you think about it. I've thought about it, and I remain thoroughly unconvinced. Even if posting is its own reward (and that is antithetical to the ...
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Winning criteria request: [time-attack]

Probably Not This is rather difficult to accurately measure in our format, and makes the Sandbox practically unusable. Any simple challenge may be done in minutes, making the winners basically whoever ...
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You haven't voted on questions in a while

This is good for the site I'm going to expand a bit on what Christopher has said. Good questions on this site are difficult to write and extremely valuable for the site. For most sites the goal is ...
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