Linked Questions

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Is it on-topic to present specific logic puzzles or brainteasers as questions?

This Area 51 discussion suggests that posting brainteasers as questions should be allowed. I think these could be one of the most, accessible, interesting possible posts to keep the community engaged....
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A policy on plagiarism

A few of you may be wondering why nineteen questions just disappeared from the site. This meta post is meant to explain what just happened, and set a goal for how to handle similar situations in 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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May 2014: Who should our pro tem moderators be?

If your meta site does not have a post to nominate Moderators, start one now! Pro Tem appointments will begin about two weeks after the site is created. The more guidance we receive, the more informed ...
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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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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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Should mathematics questions really be on-topic here?

Item: A blanket for my baby snake This is a math question. It's an interesting math question — so interesting that it is a research problem whose solution is still unknown. And the top-scoring ...
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What's the etiquette of answering a 'challenge' (suggestion)

When a user posts a challenge, e.g. Given two hourglasses, one lasting 4 minutes, and one lasting 7 minutes, how do you measure 9 minutes precisely? What's the correct form of replying to the ...
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Am I the only one who feels this site is essentially a compilation of puzzles from other sites?

The past few days we've seen a huge influx of puzzling.SE questions, but strangely enough, most of them I recognize from a long time ago, but often times these "puzzles" are reworded awkwardly to make ...
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Spoiler markup required

We need the [spoiler] markup tag, similar to Aruade or SciFi.se, since we'll be discussing various puzzles/riddles where knowing the solution spoils the whole challenge. That way, the answer won't ...
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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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Are we ready for public beta?

We are slated to go into public beta in about 19 hours as I write. Are we ready for it? I am concerned that the site is full of chestnuts — solutions to classic puzzles that are already all over the ...
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Do we allow to ask Specific/Well Known Puzzle questions?

After reading Posting a challenge, and answering it yourself I get a feeling that asking specific known puzzle questions (ignoring the "Self-Answer" part) is not welcome. I am curious to know, I know ...
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What are the essential questions that we must answer before we can launch?

Everyone, we really need to hunker down and come up with consistent guidelines for the content of this site. This post will be a container question for the substantial, site defining questions, and ...