Linked Questions

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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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Are puzzles and riddles welcome?

It is really a shame that this question was still not properly settled. Are puzzles on-topic? Are riddles on-topic? Even if they are on-topic, are they welcome or just tolerated? If they are not on-...
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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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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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Challenge questions and post quality: How should we proceed?

As most of you have probably noticed, a meta question was posted a few days ago that some of you did not wholeheartedly agree with. Now that I've secured the "understatement of the year" award, let's ...
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Can we please edit [very hard], [difficult], and (easy) out of titles?

I'm pretty new to Puzzling, but I've looked over a few meta posts about "difficulty". We don't have tags for difficulty ratings, and we don't seem to need a star/rating system IMO. Yet people label ...
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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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How can we optimize for pearls?

To become a go-to site for great puzzles, we need to highlight our best content. We should make a good impression to a first-time visitor by having our finest puzzles be a click away. As is, I feel ...
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Voting on surface appearance

I see a concerning trend where puzzles get upvoted and downvoted on first impressions before any solution attempt is posted. And, if a solution is posted that makes the votes seem unwarranted, there's ...
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2answers
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Puzzling digest - How / where could this be done?

There is something nagging on my mind for some time now, which was again poked by this recent question: On Puzzling SE we're more and more creating a great collection of good, topically sorted puzzles,...
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Can we add spoilers to the “How to Format” section

Spoilers are critical in this site, hiding up information and answers from those who want to keep the mystery and because you're supposed to. Now most new users who answer, don't use spoilers because ...
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Puzzling.SE job ads?

OK, so a question was posted on Puzzling.SE which was basically a job ad from a publication which wanted someone to write puzzles for them. It was immediately deleted, presumably job ads are in ...
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Should I delete my poorly-written puzzle?

I wrote this puzzle, which has been downvoted. I agree that it isn't a good puzzle: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/7764/how-many-letters-are-in-the-answer-to-this-question Should I go ...