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The on-topic page in the Help Centre

Recently, I needed to check whether or not a question was considered on-topic or not for this site, so naturally I went to check the on-topic section of the help centre, and to my surprise found that ...
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Puzzling StackExchange Rules [duplicate]

A site about puzzle solving needs some ground rules. Have any of the mods gotten around to this yet, because the Help Center page is just the StackExchange default one? Something like: Potential ...
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So what's our actual stance on riddles?

On this question in the definition phase, somebody noted that "this site is for puzzles, not riddles". But I'm wondering if, given that a riddle is clear enough in its meaning, and does in fact have ...
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Is it time for us to disallow challenge-only questions?

While it is somewhat out of form to edit a question with these kinds of notes, this is designed to clear up potential confusion. status-declined's tag wiki reads: Indicates that a request (usually ...
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Is "First Answer" a valid reason to accept an answer?

Let's say I posted a ridiculously easy ridde: I am hot. I am bright.I disappear in the night. Now, OctopusLover1337 postes and answer: You are the sun. 1 minute later, MrFabulous1234 also ...
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Why are questions off-topic if they invite answers which are not demonstrably correct, or are otherwise speculative?

My question was closed with the following reason: This question may invite speculative answers, as the question is not fully defined. The validity of some answers may be based upon opinion. Good ...
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How do we choose which answer to accept from a set of high quality answers?

I have recently posted a puzzle which was met with several excellent answers of roughly equivalent quality. This lead me to look for guidelines on how to choose which answer to accept. Should I favor ...
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Burninate [i-know-the-answer] and [i-don't-know-the-answer]

We have a pair of meta tags — tags that do not describe the content of the question, but instead describe some context around the question. challenge: indicates that the asker wants the puzzle to be ...
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Let's populate our help section! [duplicate]

I think we should have a (semi)-complete help section by the time we get out of private beta. Therefore, I thing we should start making our help section right now. Each answer to this question is a CW ...
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What Exactly is Community Wiki Worthy?

What would you post to the community wiki? What makes it worthy to be included there? I was just wondering what the standard is.
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How do I know what's on topic here?

I was checking out the site and, naturally, decided to check out the Help Center. My first stop was to see what questions are on topic for the site, via the What topics can I ask about here? link. But ...
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Is there an informational page or other list of rules specifically for Puzzling.SE?

Maybe I'm just overlooking it, but I cannot find guidelines for this specific site anywhere. All the links (e.g., What kind of questions should I ask on Puzzling?) go to the generic Stack Exchange ...
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Where is the definition of an on-topic question?

I expected to find it here https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic but that page only suggests searching to see if your question has been asked before. Is there a page a definition of ...