When I join a site on Stack Exchange network, the first thing I do is to check the tour page - specifically the "Get answers to practical, detailed questions" paragraph which lists what questions are and are not allowed on the particular sub-site.

That paragraph on Puzzling's tour unfortunately diverges dramatically the way this site is used. It says it is for Specific questions about the creation and solving of puzzles, but every single question that I've seen on "Newest Questions" and SE-wide "Most Popular" was just a straight-up puzzle with answers being straight-up solutions. No analysis, no discussion on the craft.

It ought to be fixed.

This thread is for brainstorming a sleek, clean and informative replacement.

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    $\begingroup$ This simply isn't true, though. We are definitely a site where questions on puzzle crafting are completely okay. It's not just challenge questions. $\endgroup$
    – user20
    Commented Sep 27, 2015 at 14:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Emrakul Oh, that's good to know. $\endgroup$
    – Dragomok
    Commented Sep 27, 2015 at 14:31
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    $\begingroup$ However, it would make more sense to say it is about 'Solving puzzles, and specific questions about the creation of puzzles'. Currently, you could read it as questions about (the creation and solving) of puzzles. It is far more about 'solving' then 'questions about solving'. But that's nitpicking. $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 29, 2015 at 11:13

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My top-of-the-head suggestion:

  • Puzzles you made yourself.
  • Obscure puzzles made by other people that have not been posted yet.

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