Now that the title prompt for new questions has been changed from

What's your creation and solving of puzzles question? Be specific.


What's your puzzle or your puzzle-related question? Be specific.

... how about the banner for questions migrated from here to other Stack Exchange sites? Currently it looks like this:

migration banner

After major changes in the direction of the site since private beta, a "site for those who study the creation and solving of puzzles" is no longer an apt description. What do we want this banner to say instead?

Feel free to post suggestions as answers to be voted on, as in the previous thread.

And of course a couple of practical issues:

  • can this be changed? (I assume it can, in the same way as the title prompt)
  • has it already been changed in line with the change in title prompt? (I hope not, since that change was from "creation and solving of puzzles" to "puzzle or your puzzle-related", and "This question came from our site for those who study the puzzle or your puzzle-related" doesn't sound good!)
  • $\begingroup$ Just wondering, to whom does the text there not apply? It still seems totally acceptable to me, but I could easily be missing something. $\endgroup$
    – user20
    Jul 8, 2015 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Emrakul Hmm. Would you say creating and solving puzzles counts as studying the creation and solving of puzzles? What we're doing is a bit more proactive than study, IMO. Maybe "our site for experts in the creation and solving of puzzles" would be a good alternative? (I don't know whether it has to fit "those who study" in the same way as the title prompt had to be "What's your __ question?") $\endgroup$ Jul 8, 2015 at 22:23
  • $\begingroup$ Edit: scratch that, I've just found out. Worldbuilding is apparently "our site for writers/artists using science, geography and culture to construct imaginary worlds and settings". Seems like there's a fair bit of flexibility here. $\endgroup$ Jul 8, 2015 at 22:25
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, I'd say it does. Above all, I think we are studying puzzle creation: figuring out what works and what doesn't has been key to the site's development. I honestly think we're a community about learning to do what we do better, and enjoying ourselves while we do so. $\endgroup$
    – user20
    Jul 8, 2015 at 23:12
  • $\begingroup$ @Emrakul While I support rand's request, I absolutely love your comment! The first time I've seen a mod posting to be of exactly my opinion about the purpose of this site. (learning how to create/solve puzzles) $\endgroup$
    – BmyGuest
    Jul 24, 2015 at 6:49

3 Answers 3


Yes, I think the current text is out of place for a mostly challenge-based site. I propose:

This question came from our site for those who create, solve, and study puzzles.

  • $\begingroup$ This has now been implemented - see Emrakul's answer. $\endgroup$ Aug 26, 2015 at 16:57

This change has been implemented in the next build and should show up shortly around the network.

There is an important note, though: This string is used in a number of places around the network. It's not possible, for instance, to separate the string in migration banner from the string on the general Stack Exchange site list.

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(these will change, too)

Since hunting down all the places this is used is liable to be an ineffective and incomplete venture, we've gone ahead and asked SE the change anyway. Feel free to let us know if it looks or sounds weird somewhere around the site or the network.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the update and extra info! When you say "this change", is it the wording suggested by @xnor in his answer? $\endgroup$ Aug 26, 2015 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ @rand Yep, that wording will be used. $\endgroup$
    – user20
    Aug 26, 2015 at 16:56

Keep it simple and consistent


"site for those who study the creation and solving of puzzles"


"site for puzzles and puzzle-related questions"

  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure, but I think it may have to fit the pattern "site for [group of people]". All the migration banners I've seen are in this form. $\endgroup$ Jul 10, 2015 at 22:45
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    $\begingroup$ @randal'thor "site for puzzled people" ? $\endgroup$
    – Bob
    Jul 10, 2015 at 22:49
  • $\begingroup$ Nice one! :-D But we're actually less a site for puzzled people (people who have problems that they need help with) than most SEs! $\endgroup$ Jul 10, 2015 at 22:52
  • $\begingroup$ People come here without questions and leave with. maybe "site for people looking to be puzzled" ? $\endgroup$
    – Bob
    Jul 10, 2015 at 23:01
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor A site for bepuzzled people maybe? (I made the word) $\endgroup$
    – EKons
    Sep 6, 2016 at 12:04

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