It says on the tag wiki for :

DO NOT POST PUZZLES OF THIS TYPE. This tag is kept for historical reasons, and semi-interactive puzzles should not be considered good questions for this site. Semi-interactive puzzles are those where new parts are added to the puzzle as each part is solved.

My instructions for my puzzle are:

Comment and pick from the following tiny images and I will reveal a higher-res image, with details that may or may not help you solve the puzzle. I'll only be providing one reveal every day, and I'm also only revealing $\frac56$ of the tiny images.

I'm not updating the puzzle as things are solved, rather than as time goes on.

Would this be considered a ?

  • $\begingroup$ I don't think you need the tag. Just refer to them as clues or something. $\endgroup$
    – Areeb
    Aug 31, 2016 at 1:15
  • $\begingroup$ @Areeb They are essential to solving the puzzle. $\endgroup$ Aug 31, 2016 at 1:35
  • $\begingroup$ Then that would be a semi-interactive puzzle, which according to Deusovi, is forbidden. But your comment on the answer below seems to clear that up. $\endgroup$
    – Areeb
    Aug 31, 2016 at 1:37
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    $\begingroup$ To be clear: the reason it counts as semi-interactive is because in order to solve the puzzle it requires people to ask something of you, and for you to respond and update accordingly. That's what makes it off topic. Questions are static (edits change them from one static state to another), and that's what breaks. $\endgroup$
    – user20
    Aug 31, 2016 at 2:43

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Yes, it would be. This type of puzzle is NOT allowed. Puzzles should be solvable from the time they are posted; edits should not be necessary except to fix errors.

  • $\begingroup$ I'll be revealing one clue since the puzzle start. That one clue can solve the puzzle alone. $\endgroup$ Aug 31, 2016 at 1:27
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    $\begingroup$ @Peanut: What's the point of the other images then? This sounds dangerously close to "semi-interactive". $\endgroup$
    – Deusovi Mod
    Aug 31, 2016 at 1:28
  • $\begingroup$ Additional verification. $\endgroup$ Aug 31, 2016 at 1:35

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