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Should we reopen the "Tips for golfing in Befunge 93" question?

Edit 'Tips for Befunge 98' to be general Befunge tips I think the solution for this would be to merge the two versions into one 'language' as far as tips are concerned. This is how it is normally ...
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Do [tips] questions need an objective winning criterion?

No Or more to the point, how? Frankly, I'm on the fence about the linked question. However, whatever's wrong with it isn't that it lacks an objective winning criterion, because every tips question ...
Unrelated String's user avatar
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On "golf this for me" tips questions

Enforce standards for these questions I think a lot of the problem is that golf-this-for-me tips questions aren't held to the site's usual standards of clarity, completeness, and objectiveness. I know ...
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Do [tips] questions need an objective winning criterion?

No, but ... tips is the Q&A portion of our site. The point of tips (at least as I view it) is to provide assistance with ppcg-style challenges (mostly code-golf). I think in order for it to be on ...
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Do we delete invalid tips?

Yes if the answer is unfixable, because deleting unfixable, objectively incorrect, answers to questions would be beneficial even on Stack Overflow (Note: this post is only about answers that are ...
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Tips for writing [proof-golf] questions

Build off of people's existing understanding I think one of the big improvements I made between my first and second question was picking something that most people are already intimately familiar ...
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Do [tips] questions need an objective winning criterion?

No The on-topic page for our site states that: Non-challenge questions that are related to solving programming puzzles or a particular type of challenge are also on topic. However, if you have a ...
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Tips for writing [proof-golf] questions

Choose the right size of proof On thing I think is important is that when designing a question you choose a proof that is the right size. A proof that is too small will only have an optimal answer ...
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What answer-chaining scoring criteria promote collaboration?

Second-to-last answer This is (to my knowledge) basically the "standard" for answer-chaining. Essentially, the overall goal of answer chaining is to make the chain as long as possible, but ...
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Do we delete invalid tips?

Yes, demonstrably invalid tips should be deleted Note the distinction between a "valid, but not very good" tip and a "demonstrably invalid" tip. The first is what downvotes are for,...
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What's the deal with these two "tips for creating a golfing language" questions?

Don't do anything The first was closed because it doesn't come anywhere near close enough to the standards we require on a question's scope. It asks 4 questions at once, and answers could literally be ...
caird coinheringaahin g's user avatar
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Answering a tip for golfing in a specific version of a language

Post a separate golfing tips question for Dotty, and rename it later if necessary This has been done for Javascript when ES6 was introduced. Also there's Raku (formerly Perl 6) which diverged from ...
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VBA Immediate window Byte count

?; doesn't add a space to the end of the line. When you select all text in the immediate window, it visualises the line-break by adding a bit of space to the end, ...
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Tips for writing good code golf questions

Seek Inspiration in Everyday Life I have done this with very successful results. For example this question was inspired by looking at a multiple-choice test and seeing when I answered the same letter ...
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Do [tips] questions need an objective winning criterion?

No! I don't think tips questions should require OWCs. This is for a few reasons: Stack Exchange is made for Q&A, most of which is not objective. This works fine on other sites, so there's no ...
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Make each language's official [tips] page look more like the LYAL and LOTM templates?

Good idea "Tips for golfing in [language]" questions are a great place to go if you want to get better at golfing in a particular language. It makes sense to have links to other resources ...
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Do [tips] questions need an objective winning criterion?

Tips question need a winning criterion, but it does not need to be completely objective This site is about solving challenges as optimally as possible. Tips questions are only on topic if they could ...
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