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How should we handle incorrect answers?

Recently a flag came to my attention on this post: https://codegolf.codidact.com/posts/280372/281943#answer-281943 It is a well-intentioned answer to the challenge, but unfortunately it is wrong, ...

3 answers  ·  posted 5d ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 4d ago by trichoplax‭

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Filtering the sandbox for ease of feedback

I see the Sandbox as a vital part of challenge design. When I visit the Sandbox I'd like to be able to show only proposals that are not finalized, so I can focus feedback where it is needed. In th...

3 answers  ·  posted 5mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Thoughts on hiding challenge sections with expandable details tags

I've recently started experimenting with hiding some of the sections in a challenge, using an expandable &lt;details&gt; tag. This seems to have some advantages, but I'm interested to hear how peop...

3 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 3mo ago by celtschk‭

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What would this community like to see in a Codidact API?

(Note that I'm not a Codidact dev - I don't know Ruby or C# - and I'm not involved in any work or decision making - I'd just like to hear what you'd be interested in) I posted previously on Codi...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  last activity 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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Is there a problem with the edit queues?

I'm raising this on our local Meta first, rather than the main Codidact Meta, because I don't yet have the Edit Posts ability so I can't tell what problems may exist. Hopefully some of you who have...

1 answer  ·  posted 4mo ago by trichoplax‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by trichoplax‭

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How do we handle standardizing things?

Code golf, being about exploiting things, often brings about many questions about edge cases. Since we don't want each challenge to have to deal with all problems again and again, it makes sense to...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by dzaima‭  ·  edited 4mo ago by General Sebast1an‭

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Rules for function submissions

What are our rules for function submission? What constitutes a function, and what makes a submission valid? Language agnostic answers are allowed.

2 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by Razetime‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by Lundin‭

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Does Looping Counter qualify as kolmogorov-complexity?

Lundin just suggested in a comment under another question that I tag the challenge Looping Counter as kolmogorov-complexity. Now I'm not sure if it actually qualifies for that tag, for the followi...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Razetime‭

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Under which condition is a function that takes arguments other than those specified by the challenge by itself a valid solution to a challenge?

On my challenge Looping Counter there are several entries like this which contains a function which needs to be called with the right parameters to give the correct output. In this particular case,...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity 9mo ago by Quintec‭

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How can we grow this community?

Codidact's communities have a lot of great content that is helping people on the Internet. Our communities are small, though, and sustainable communities depend on having lots of active, engaged p...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Razetime‭

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Can I repost a challenge that I posted elsewhere here?

I have this challenge in Code Golf and I wonder if I can repost it here for more users to come, and also continue making these since I actually like them. Can I post this challenge to Codidact?

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Trilarion‭

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New solution to same challence in same language: Change existing answer or add new one?

A while ago I wrote an answer in C (gcc) to the FizzBuzz challenge. Now I've found a shorter solution for the same compiler, which however uses a completely different strategy. Now I wonder if I s...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by celtschk‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quintec‭

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Default Rules: Code Golf I/O

What input/output methods do you think should be allowed/disallowed while code golfing on this site? What guidelines for input/output methods do you think should be in place? One method per answer...

17 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by AndrewTheCodegolfer‭

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Reactions on Code Golf Codidact

Reactions were just released! See the main meta post here for the details. Currently, the default reactions look like this: Now, I would argue that none of these fit for Code Golf - so what rea...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Can we have [popularity-contest]s?

Just curious, but this might help other users, so I'm placing at Meta. A popularity-contest is a non-object winning criteria challenge that is based on having the highest scored answer of the chal...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Suggestions for the new header banner/background

I'm bored. Let's do something. lmao While I was Somewhere Else, I went to make suggestions for designs on their sites, and no impact really occured. However, since I'm now a Codidactian (not a Cod...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭

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Should [code-golf-tips] be replaced with [tips] + [code-golf]?

Instead of the code-golf-tips tag, could we tag "Tips for golfing" questions with tips and code-golf instead? They can still be searched for, so I don't see a reason to make a special tag to repres...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by user‭  ·  edited 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭

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Separate the tags away from the Sandbox or delete the [finalized] tag

This is a feature-request post consisting of 2 actions for a reason... There's this thing that's been bugging me for a while in Code Golf CD. If you go to the tag page of the Challenges catego...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  edited 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭

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Posting guidelines modifications

Currently, the posting guidelines for Code Golf are the defaults on Codidact. The pre existing guidelines on SE are the following: The main points of discussion are: What would we like to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Razetime‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Default Rules: Extensions

Since there have been some discussions about the use of GCC extensions, I decided to make a default-rules post about it. How should we deal with compiler extensions to languages?

3 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by dzaima‭

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Remove flags on the leaderboard

I'm still being bugged by flags being ignored when adding the language onto the leaderboard. Take for example here on an answer in Vyxal: In case you don't know, when we write an answer, using f...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  edited 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭

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Add detailed wikis and usage info on these tags

In this request (not really a feature-request but still tagged so anyway), I'd like to have detailed wikis on tags and maybe usage information on them too. Currently, these tags have usage info in...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭

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Should sandbox posts give rep?

Should sandbox posts give rep? On one hand, keeping this feature motivates more people to use the sandbox. On the other hand, allowing people to gain rep twice for the same content seems wrong in s...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Answering challenges with languages newer than the challenge

Somewhere Else, there was a long-standing rule that to answer a challenge, you couldn't use languages, language versions, or features that were created or introduced after the challenge was posted....

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by snail_‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by user‭

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Default Rules: Loopholes

What sort of loopholes are assumed to be disallowed in any challenge on this site? One loophole per answer, please. Vote up answers if you want them disallowed, and down otherwise.

13 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by AndrewTheCodegolfer‭

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Leaderboard bug: recognizing inline code blocks

There's a small problem with the leaderboard: It seems to be recognizing the first &lt;code&gt; block in the answer rather than the first &lt;pre&gt;&lt;code&gt; block in the answer. The byte co...

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Razetime‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Is it good practice to change the names of variables in challenges?

Today, I have posted my first challenge in Code Golf. I have made the Job in 202 byte. Someone in comments, have changed variables name. e.g: From rot to o, and this renaming have saved 2 bytes. ...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Kevin M. Mansour‭

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Should challenges be worth 10 reputation?

The fourth highest voted CGCC Meta question asks that SE increases reputation for questions. This is now status completed across the entirety of the Stack Exchange network. However, I notice that i...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by caird coinheringaahing‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How free is "free" for cops and robbers?

I have proposed that we shouldn't use nonfree languages to compete in cops-and-robbers challenges, but this proposal needs some demarcation. Matlab, Stata, LabVIEW all have finite free trials. Bat...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by AndrewTheCodegolfer‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Razetime‭

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Default Rules: Random

What is random defined as on this site? How are answers allowed to handle random chance?

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Quintec‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quintec‭

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Default Rules: Libraries

How should we deal with golfing libraries when scoring entries? Continuation of Is my extension-like library allowed to be used in answers?, the answer to that question seems to be a "yes", now we...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Quintec‭

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Default Rules: Flags and Other Compile-Time Options

How should we deal with flags / command line options when scoring entries?

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Quintec‭

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Code Golf leaderboard: Scoring tags?

Currently, the leaderboard is useless on alternative-scoring challenges. In order to make the leaderboard more flexible, I propose the creation of two new tags: "lowest-score" and "highest-score"....

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Moshi‭  ·  edited 1y ago by Moshi‭

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Leaderboards are live

You might have noticed that challenges now show a leaderboard in addition to the table of contents. This is something this community has wanted for a while, and now, thanks to user contributions a...

4 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by user‭

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Is my extension-like library allowed to be used in answers?

I'm not a golfer, I know, but I do have wanted to make a programming language back then. The name is BMPL (Builder's Multi-Purpose Language) and is currently a library I made in C (clang). It's not...

2 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by General Sebast1an‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by Lundin‭

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Questions feed for the Challenges category lacks post links

Here is what the top of the feed for the Code Golf Challenges category looks like currently: &lt;?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?&gt; &lt;feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"&gt; &lt;i...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Canina‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Who should the temporary moderators be?

As we have set up communities here on the Codidact network we've been appointing temporary moderators. Ultimately, of course, we want each community to choose its own moderators; we've been doing ...

4 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by deleted user

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Allow linking account with Code Golf Stack Exchange [duplicate]

In my user preferences in "Edit Profile", under the "Link Stack Exchange Account" heading, this shows up: An association with Code Golf Stack Exchange needs to be added for this site.

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Razetime‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Mithical‭

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Microcontroller-involving challenges and the rules.

I'd like to make a challenge that involves the use of a microcontroller, specifically, a challenge to read any 4-bit Gray Code from 4 IO pins, and convert it to binary. Simple introductory type cha...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by moony‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Lundin‭

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Tags for sandbox status. [duplicate]

I suggest we have some status tags for Sandbox. In particular, one like "status-finalized" instead of manually (and therefore inconsistently and not searchable) changing the title to say "[FINALIZE...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  closed as duplicate 2y ago by Quintec‭

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Do we require codegolf challenges include example code?

I feel it'd be a good idea to require, or at least heavily encourage, that challenges include an example, ungolfed, readable solution in a non-golf language like Javascript, C, Rust, or Python. Th...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by moony‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by dzaima‭

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What is the Q&A category for?

We seem to ask a lot of questions in Meta, which sort of defeats the purpose of the Q&amp;A category. Is it intended for subjective quesitons (of which this site gets few), or requests for tips, or...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Corsaka‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Quintec‭

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Link with Stack Exchange

When editing my profile, I see: Link with Stack Exchange You can't link a Stack Exchange account to your account on this site because there is no associated Stack Exchange site from which to ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Adám‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Mithical‭

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What are the rules of programming language compliance?

Code Golf seems like a fun idea to me, since I'm a programmer by trade and "language lawyer" nerd as a hobby. But every time I checked the code golf site on SE, I dismissed it as nonsense, because...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Lundin‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Quintec‭

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Do you want any special tag styling or requirements?

Codidact allows you to define three special types of tags: topic tags: these are treated as ordinary tags in all respects except that they're styled differently so they stand out. You can see...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Razetime‭

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Should we import our old policy posts?

Over on codegolf.stackexchange.com, we have numerous meta posts outlining loopholes answers can't break, validity of output/input methods and other rule-type posts. Some examples: https://cod...

2 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by lyxal‭  ·  edited 2y ago by lyxal‭

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Sandbox-specific Tags

I think there should be a standard set of tabs to use in Sandbox to indicate that a post has been turned into a Challenge, and possibly for other Sandbox-specific status issues as well.

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by manassehkatz‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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Meet the Codidact Team!

As we start on building a new community here together, we're bound to find some sticking points. Those might be bugs, new features you need, things you need support with... whatever they are, the C...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by luap42‭  ·  edited 2y ago by ArtOfCode‭

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Welcome to Code Golf!

Welcome to the Codidact site for Code Golf (and other coding challenges)! We're glad you're here and we're excited to see what you will build. This community is starting "from scratch", without i...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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