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Okay, the sandbox didn't work. We still have a quality problem; let's figure out how to address it

As of today, the riddle sandbox is no longer mandatory. The close reason related to it has been deactivated, and the requirement has been removed from the sandbox text. It was an experiment to see if ...
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Best puzzles of 2015 Q2?

This question is part of the best-puzzle award series. What are your nominations for the best puzzles, here on Puzzling.SE, of the second quarter (Apr/ May / Jun) 2015? Suggested guidelines for ...
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How are we different from the typical SE and what does it mean for us?

As a primarily puzzle-as-challenge site, we face some unique challenges working in the SE framework because of the ways our site's philosophy differs from usual. Many things are the same, but the ...
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How do we improve the quality of content produced on Puzzling.SE?

I feel like it's time to open this discussion in its most general form. Countless recent meta discussions (okay, fine, they're countable) keep coming back to a fundamental issue with this site: our ...
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The end of open-ended puzzles

Consensus has been reached. I say this on Rubio's authority - the contents of this post are considered to be a part of the definition of this site's scope. So, I posted this open-ended puzzle a ...
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Content on site slowly becoming more and more like Y! Answers

We're treading down a wrong path here, there needs to be some quality control in terms of answers. Just treating everything as "it's creative, don't hate" is such a bad way to regulate question and ...
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Changing 'joke' to 'humour' or burninating it

There have been some posts where I think there have been a few misunderstandings: Namely: What do you call a cookie without a fortune? Which letter of the alphabet is the coolest? Why? What do you ...
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Keep up the good work - Amazing stats! [UPDATE - NOW ALL 5 EXCELLENT SCORES ON AREA51]

The current site statistics can be found here: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/45128/puzzling [UPDATE: PREVIOUSLY WE HAD 4/5 EXCELLENT STATS ON AREA 51 - NOW WE HAVE 5/5 EXCELLENT STATS, ...
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Should “What's the Missing Number in the Series X” be allowed?

The questions can have multiple correct answers that are not accepted as they're not what OP had in mind. The "correct" answer is also very often opinionated. Should these questions be on topic?
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'Lateral Thinking' is a poor excuse for a bad answer

Seriously, people here cannot use the same line "b-but it's lateral thinking" to support their own answers. If your answers makes no frickin' sense literally, see this answer that got plenty of ...
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What should I do if I've made a mistake in my question?

Suppose I made a mistake in a question I asked, that will make it way to difficult to reasonably expect it to be solved. A solution is possible but would require testing and discarding hundreds (maybe ...
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The Purpose and Rules of Puzzling

After reading other posts on meta, I've discovered something that most of you probably already know. What we are as a community is leagues away from the defined intention of the community. Most of ...
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Are full crosswords allowed here?

I am new here and came across this question. I felt it falls in the category of "too broad" of other sites. Am I right in this conclusion, or is it allowed here?
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How do we want to use our meta FAQ?

As far as I know, this isn't something that's ever really been talked about. We've got a potentially extremely useful resource on Puzzling Meta: the faq tag. But I'm not sure how we should use it. ...
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Proposal: define “pattern-spotting questions from other sources” as off-topic

Recently we've been getting multiple questions asking for answers to pattern-spotting questions from external sources. Many of them are in the form of a simple number-sequence (e.g. given some numbers,...

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