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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 fair to transfer 3000 rep to a friend?

I have noticed a few comments by other users, so thought I would ask about the recent transfer of 3000 rep from d'alar'cop to rand al'thor. According to this discussion on meta.se, using bounties to ...
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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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Getting to business: How can Puzzling make the internet better?

xnor asked me in a comment: Given the recognition that Puzzling is unusual in that challenges are not meant to solve a real-world issue, can you explain the role of being easy to find on Google? ...
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Should we delete answers that contain no explanation?

Because of the support the thought received here, I'm creating a new proposal about deleting poor-quality answers. In order to increase the quality of answers on Puzzling.SE, I'd like to propose that ...
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Spoiler markup: ____________________

What? You don't find my title helpful? You had no idea what you were going to read before you opened the question...I see. This site is getting on the Stack Exchange Hot List a lot lately! I've been ...
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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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What if all "solve my puzzle and that's it" questions got banned

I know my proposal is extreme! Please read it as objectively as you can and imagine the community that would be created instead of dismissing it purely for being extreme. Additionally I wrote the post ...
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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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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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Welcoming original content puzzles

I don't know how much of a question this is, but something I've noticed is that a lot of users spend a lot of time and effort in attempts to provide content to this site. A lot of times, the solution ...
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When does Puzzling get its own Logo and Colour - What should our logo and site design look like?

I see that many SE sites have their own logo and unique colour and the others don't. I assumed it may be because those with an icon are out of Beta, but I was wrong, sites like Craft CMS Stack ...
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What should our standards be for on-topic challenge questions?

A lot of users, like me, came to Puzzling.SE because we thought of it as a place that would become equivalent to PCG.SE, but for non-programming puzzles and that would coexist with a place to ask ...
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"The oracle was lying!", "Just stab them instead!" and other... 'creatively' unhelpful answers

It seems to me like we have developed a problem with a particular type of answer: the answer that ignores the puzzle completely and thinks of a "creative" workaround. What I'm talking about are two ...
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Are mazes allowed?

While mazes are a type of puzzle, I was wondering what the policy was on them. There's also a mazes tag. This also brings me to a conclusion we accept them? They're definitely fully defined, there's ...

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