Linked Questions

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New off-topic reason for puzzles where the source is not mentioned

The custom close reason proposed in the accepted answer is now live! From time to time, I see ♦ moderators closing questions like this one and this one, where the puzzle is clearly not created ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Puzzling Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from Google, what ...
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Why was this well-received question deleted by a moderator?

With reference to the question: Which playing card replaces the question mark? I don't understand what criteria was used to delete this question. The question received 8 upvotes and got 3 answers. ...
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Is it acceptable to copy and paste questions from other sites?

Is it ok to ask questions that are a copy paste from other sites. As an example, this question came from this page. Not even the title is modified. Is this acceptable behaviour or is it to be ...
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Is it acceptable to post puzzles from one's own book?

Last year I published a book of puzzles. I co-own the copyright of the book. Many of the puzzles are adapted from other sources (including some chestnuts) and some are original. I'd enjoy posting ...
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How not to be a spammer (redux)

A number of community members have recently been launching puzzle sites of their own. This is something I'm actually personally proud of - that Puzzling might be an inspiration for original content ...
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Audience-specific texts for our "Needs Attribution" custom close reason

Last year (2020) saw some changes to the question closure system across the SE network. One of the changes was to introduce audience-specific texts for custom close reasons, so that the OP, close ...
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Can one ask just for the purpose of asking?

In Mathematics Stack Exchange (where I came from originally) one is told to ask a question if it needs to be answered and if they do not know how to do it and if they have already tried. It seems ...
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Is it acceptable to post a puzzle from another source and edit in attribution only once it's solved?

Let's imagine the following rather common scenario: I find, on another site (not PSE), a fun puzzle and its solution the puzzle and solution are clearly linked, so there's no way to link to one but ...
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Gathering chestnuts

On of the first things that was brought up on meta was whether simply asking a puzzle as a question was part of the scope of the site. The consensus seems to be a resounding "yes". However, ...
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Is "I got this puzzle from a friend", "I just have the image", etc. sufficient attribution for a puzzle?

We have an attribution policy for non-original puzzles. Our site-specific custom close reason reads: This looks like a puzzle you found elsewhere. For content you did not create yourself, proper ...
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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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What's the policy on puzzles *paraphrased* from other sites?

I've looked at Is it acceptable to copy and paste questions from other sites? and A policy on plagiarism, and I'm aware that puzzles which are directly copy-pasted from other sites or sources without ...
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Proposal for a "puzzle already answered exactly as-written elsewhere" close reason

I'm proposing a custom close reason specific to Puzzling Stack Exchange, that will sound something like: This question appears to be off-topic because it already exists elsewhere in an identical ...
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State of meta.puzzling.SE rules

So, it was recently asked when a community consensus is reached. Additionally I have observed a lot of users having no overview at all of the current rules, so for the last few days I have been ...

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