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Case Sensitive Strings

Unless specified otherwise, strings are case-sensitive. More generally, unless specified otherwise, strings are just sequences of characters with no semantics attached to any specific characters. ...
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Let's remove [tag:math]!

Let's keep it. Though it encompasses a wide variety of challenges, I do think it adds a level of context not readily available with separate tags like number-theory, arithmetic, or what have you. ...
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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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Text art or ASCII art? Which tag should we have?

Adding emphasis to the quote from the tag wiki: This challenge involves creating or parsing pictures using text characters as the paint. Typically this uses only 95 printable (from a total of 128) ...
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Do we need the [lyrics] tag?

NO Let's delete the tag once and for all First of all, as stated in the question: Challenges involving printing lyrics often all use the same, uninteresting tactics. Having the lyric tag suggests we ...
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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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Should [tips] also be tagged with the challenge type?

Yes tips should be tagged code-golf or whatever contest type they relate to. This will make it clear that not all tips are necessarily about code golf. I don't think we need to bother creating a bunch ...
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What tag should we use for challenges about manipulating files and directories?

We should create a tag file-system.
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Let's deliberate about [1p5]

Retire it but leave it be As it stands, only 4 challenges bear that tag. It wouldn't be a huge endeavor to retag them. However, the 1p5 tag itself obviously has notable historical significance for ...
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Add a tag for brackets?

Funny you should mention it, I thought about this yesterday (not for the first time), and was planning to collect a list of challenges for the retagging today. I'm definitely in favour of this, ...
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Does codegolf involve only code size?

There are two different usages of "code golf" here: The tag code-golf is applied to challenges which involve competing to produce the shortest valid source code. More details and a list of challenges ...
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Would we benefit from a tag that indicates a text-block scoring criterion?

No This would be unnecessary. We should tag them as code-golf since that's what they essentially are.
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Create an OEIS Tag

No, let's not create an OEIS tag It would cause more problems than it would solve.
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I'd like to say a [word] or two about this tag

I agree, word should become natural-language. We could either retag the current 26 challenges bearing that tag (not all at once) or make word a synonym of natural-language. I propose we do the latter. ...
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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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Retagging time-complexity

Those which are fastest-algorithm should obviously be retagged with that. For those which require answers to be in a certain time complexity, I propose creating restricted-time-complexity by analogy ...
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Tag for challenges with stateful solutions

Let's create a [stateful] tag I propose a stateful tag which should be generic enough that it isn't limited to self-modification but should encompass the general idea that running the program ...
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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 ...
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Is Kolmogorov-Complexity only for constant output?

The kolmogorov-complexity tag was initially applied only to what you might term pure Kolmogorov complexity questions: those which asked for a constant output. Its scope has expanded over time, and I ...
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Matrix vs. Linear Algebra

Keep them separate A good number of the matrix challenges are about grids of numbers that do not represent any linear transformation. Conversely, the five linear-algebra challenges you note do not ...
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New Tag for Code-Modifying Challenges

There shouldn't be a tag, because of any of the following: There aren't enough challenges It is too specific of a category Other reasons?
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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 ...
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Create a flags tag?

Yes, we should create a flag tag It's better to have more tags than fewer tags. It also groups like challenges together making it easier to identify duplicates.
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We need a tag for "arithmetic expression building" challenges

I think having a tag for this is a good idea. The other solutions are great, but I'm going to throw out another one: expression-building Edit This seems to be the most popular solution, so I went ...
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Should bonuses be allowed for [code-golf] questions?

No, bonuses should not be allowed in code golf There's broad support that bonuses in code golf should generally be avoided. I think that moving bonuses from code-golf to code-challenge would ...
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What tag should we use for answer-dependent challenges?

We should create the tag answer-chaining.
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