Alex A.
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(When) do my mod tools go away?
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Yes, the privilege thresholds increase when sites get custom designs. See Congratulations, you're graduating!. So if you still have about 2000 reputation when we get a design, you'll still have ...

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Should there be a migration path from PPCG to Stack Overflow?
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Yes One of the most common types of off-topic questions we get are ones that would be better served on Stack Overflow, so we should make it easier for users to send content where it belongs. In fact, ...

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Which review comment-option do I pick?
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If a comment exists explaining what's wrong and based on that comment it's obvious why the post should be deleted, you should upvote that comment. If no such comment exists, you should consider adding ...

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Why isn't there default syntax highlighting for code?
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I would consider having lang-default active by default on the challenge tags actively harmful to submissions. It doesn't always make sense and can in some cases make the submission harder to read. As ...

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Code Golf Scoreboards
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No Whether a challenge contains a leaderboard should be up to the challenge author; it should not be inserted automatically. If a challenge author wants one, they can use Martin's template. Not all ...

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Should we burninate the [code-shuffleboard] tag?
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Tags denoting challenge types should only be removed if that challenge type is deemed off topic by community consensus, and there aren't too many to retag. In this case we have #2 but not #1. If we'...

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When is a (new) language-specific tag appropriate?
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On existing tags Language-specific tags are useful in two scenarios: Challenges involving parsing, interpreting, or outputting code in a specific language, as is the case with many challenges ...

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After the license change, we won't be able to adapt old answers!
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There's nothing to do right now. It's not clear what, if anything, is going to happen to the license. As you can see, the proposal has a total score of -266, with Stack Exchange saying that they'll ...

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Should locale be explicitly specified?
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No need to specify locale I think this is splitting hairs. If you test a submission and it doesn't work due to locale settings, try English UTF-8. If that doesn't work, ask the poster of the ...

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What character encodings may a submission use?
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Standard language encoding, else UTF-8 Answers should use the most appropriate encoding for the language, not whatever is convenient for the answer. If no standard encoding for the language exists, ...

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Tips on learning, rather than golfing, a golfing language
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No, such questions should be closed as off topic On Stack Overflow, any question asking to be pointed to outside resources like tutorials is considered off topic. If such a question were on topic, it ...

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Edits of default scoring units in answers
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You're free to format your header as you like. Many people prefer having "bytes" in there (myself included), but there's nothing that says you have to do that. Suggested edits that just try to add ...

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Should we change our name?
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Code Challenges In my opinion, better than Programming Challenges. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Time for a Calculus Tag
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The tag calculus has been created. The 9 challenges linked in the question have been retagged to add this. At least for starters, I've added the following information to the tag wiki. Description: ...

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Remove MathJax support on meta
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Looks like the intrepid Stack Exchange community manager Shog9 graciously took care of this for us. See the unrendered MathJax below. $$ \sqrt{2} $$ Thanks so much, Shog!

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Installation and testing instructions for specific programming languages
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Julia Download binaries or source: http://julialang.org/downloads. Binaries are available for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu (.deb), Fedora/RHEL/CentOS/SL (.rpm), and generic Linux. Both 32- and 64-bit versions ...

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What causes an edit to deviate from the original intent of the post?
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What Timmy said in his comment is exactly right: this edit should be rejected since we're not sure exactly what the original intent was. I can't speak for the other user who voted to reject the ...

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Flag question comments for deletion when suggestion is implemented?
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Yes, I'd say go ahead and flag them. We like to see attribution for improvements on answers, such as golfing suggestions, but I don't think this carries over to questions. The comments on questions ...

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Are multi-language submissions allowed?
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Regarding I/O Programs don't need to read specifically from STDIN since not all languages have a concept of STDIN. That's why we say that a program can read from STDIN or the language's closest ...

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How can I ask a question scored by complexity?
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We have the fastest-algorithm tag, which sounds like it'd fit perfectly here. From the tag description: Fastest-algorithm competitions are won by the answer with the smallest asymptotic time ...

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What is/are the reasons for this being put on hold?
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I can't speak on behalf of the folks who voted to close your challenge, but here's my take. The post was put on hold as "too broad." The specific text doesn't make a whole lot of sense in the context ...

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How to score adding a Perl library on the command line?
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People usually count -p as one byte because perl -pE has a distance of 1 to perl -E (arguably the default). If you require reading the source code from a file for some reason, -p would count as three ...

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Historical lock for "Language idea for golfing purposes"?
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The question is off topic per the meta consensus and isn't notable enough to warrant a historical lock. The moderators discussed the best course of action and decided to simply delete the question.

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Integer range defaults for challenges
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I think this is a good idea. For one, it saves challenge authors a lot of work. Not only that, but it potentially lowers the barrier to entry for newer challenge authors would wouldn't have thought ...

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Guidelines for posting and closing popularity contests
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Despite their more subjective nature, popularity contents are not except from the site's rule of objectivity. All popularity contests still need a concrete, objective way to determine whether a ...

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Where to find an online testing environment for specific programming languages?
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R R-Fiddle ideone.com -- uses a very old version Coding Ground Julia JuliaBox -- requires a Google account Coding Ground -- uses an old version It's good to note that, at least for me, Coding ...

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Rules for Multiple Inputs
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In general, input should be allowed to be taken in whatever form is most convenient for the language/submission. To address your specific concerns: Rather than enforcing reading separate inputs, you ...

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Installation and testing instructions for specific programming languages
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R Downloads are available through a CRAN (Comprehensive R Archive Network) mirror of your choice: http://cran.r-project.org/mirrors.html Both binaries and source are available for Linux, Windows, and ...

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Sandbox for Proposed Challenges
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An Assortment of Sorting Sorting an array of integers in ascending order is one of the most fundamental tasks in programming. Indeed, there are many algorithms which exist to accomplish this. While ...

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How should we handle answers that predate standard loopholes?
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Flag and delete them The standards of quality should apply retroactively to all content on the site, just as we've been doing with challenges. Just because an answer is old shouldn't exempt it from ...

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