So, here yet again. We have had an erratic month rife with insults that are not needed any more at least. It appears we have had a break through, how this happened however can be disputed until the cows come home.
“the green llama” chat room has been eventful to say the least, with contributions both large and small. From users who both contribute to puzzling and to the rest of stack exchange. From conversing with people such as Emrakul, Andrew Martin and at a stretch maybe Doorknob, it appears we are no closer to finding the identity to puzzling.se than when we were hit with a post banning challenges, which then flip flopped and is quite honestly history.
Moving forward though there are issues that have not been resolved, the word toleration has been branded to how stack exchange is “managing” puzzling.se, we do not seem to fit in with what the site as a whole wants. Some would say that there is an exception that we can strive to imitate whilst others believe that is an exception that proves the rule.
Emrakul has stated that as of yet, no uniform stance has been taking with the direction the site is moving in. Yet the new questions are being flooded with new challenge puzzles, I ask why this has not been set yet? Surely when deciding to create a site called puzzling, the notion that puzzles would be posted came to mind.
Since you have retracted or changed the tag to the banning post of doom. It means this community are all in for having challenge puzzles please state if I am mistaken. So to find a way around the googleability rule is paramount no?
If this is decided the next thing would be to generate a criteria for puzzles. It seems this community loves to say what is bad quality, thrives on it to a degree but what about it is actually bad, what makes a riddle to ambiguous to understand. What makes a cipher based puzzle to googlable and what makes a mathematical puzzle... Maths.
I have heard that knowledge about a certain subject is not liked by some consider this “Conversation between Obama and Netanyahu” Is this inherently bad? I see this as you gotta do some detective work to get what its all about and eventually get the answer. As this one stands I believe it actually answers one of the core philosophies the site is here for and that is to dish out some knowledge, in fact there are many of these who do exactly that, which is someone who knows, gets the puzzle because they have the information which then directly teaches other users. So should having specific pieces of knowledge implanted into puzzles really deserve a down vote.
To conclude. What would be ideal are answers that can be amalgamated describing good quality, decided by the community. Whether or not each one is valid, and maybe some example of where this was done well or expert for a better word considering the site.
If we do not at least try to discuss this then we will never have a decent site. I was told to listen to a reputable user of the stack exchange described as a colossal entity of the stacks, he described the site as a joke.