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10th Anniversary of Puzzling SE!

This week Puzzling SE turned 10 years old. Congratulations on asking, answering, voting, and building this community for a whole decade! Whenever a Stack Exchange site turns 10 we like to celebrate by ...
9 votes
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What is PSE's policy on mathematical questions, and why, and what's the history behind it?

It seems like PSE's policy on mathematical questions is kinda complicated and has changed over time. What exactly is the policy, and what's the history that led to it? (There are already lots of ...
46 votes
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Thank you, Robert Cartaino

For those who don't know, the Director of Community Development at the Stack Exchange company, Mr Robert Cartaino, is no longer employed by Stack Exchange. Tributes are already flowing in on main meta ...
21 votes
1 answer

2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Puzzling's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
11 votes
1 answer

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. ...
31 votes
12 answers

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 ...
2 votes
1 answer

Preventing "pushing" topics by deleted answers

There is this old post here which got recently pushed up on the "active" top questions. On closer inspection, this was only due to a new user adding a new answer. However, the user (presumeably) ...
14 votes
1 answer

What should our Help Center say about on-topic questions? [duplicate]

Update 10/2015: It's been a year since this question was posted, but it's still just as important today as it was then. While at the time it was buried, as the site continues to grow, having this ...
1 vote
5 answers

How do we move past the absence of our top contributor?

Right at the outset, let me clarify that this is not a meta post to question the year-long suspension of rand al'thor. While I do not fully understand the necessity of this ban, I believe that if two ...
15 votes
2 answers

Open-ended questions inspire a vast number of low-effort answers

I've noticed an alarming increase in the number of highly-upvoted open-ended questions that just aren't good. Here's the problem I'm seeing: Nobody learns anything from them. The answers are ...
5 votes
7 answers

On the posting of cryptic crossword clues as puzzles

EDIT: Please be aware that this question predates a time on Puzzling SE in which a lot of policies were re-discussed and re-thought. See also this post for historic context. Recently, there have been ...
13 votes
9 answers

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? ...
6 votes
3 answers

What about a question calling for examples of a certain type of puzzle?

(Please see this question and comments on it for where this proposition originates.) How would people feel about a question of the form 'What are some good examples of puzzles of type X?', inviting ...
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The mysteriously missing question (2)

Folks, There has been a murder. A question was just minding its business and it is now dead. What happened to it? "Who done it?" There are no other clues. Just very mysterious. Credit to Bozman ...
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Game Over - You are dead

TL;DR: Just read the question title. I am with a deep feeling that this community is very unwelcome in SE and that trying to save it and make it work is fruitless. The moderators came and tried to ...

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