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Should questions about solving a specific puzzle be allowed? [duplicate]

I'm talking about questions like: What is the solution to this cryptogram? FOO BAR BAZ or What word goes here in this crossword with the clue "foo of the bar" or How can I solve this logic ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Are “mass-producible puzzles” on-topic?

We've had a few questions come up on Meta regarding a specific type of puzzle Joe Z. has dubbed "mass-producible puzzles." These, in essence, are puzzles which can be produced in great quantities for ...
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Can we make the site attractive to experts?

For perspective, I'm thinking about giving up on the site, but feel it's better to voice my concerns first, maybe there's something that we can do? The core problem that I see is that there's no ...
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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, I've ...
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Should we allow answers that “cheat”?

I believe that this answer, violates a basic condition of the puzzle and is therefore not a valid answer. Should we, as a site, allow answers to these kinds of puzzles that contain blatant "cheating"?
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What tag should be used when asking for a solution to a puzzle?

Asking for a solution to a specific puzzle seems to be on topic, but what tag should we use? solutions is already used for both these types of questions and questions discussing solutions in general. ...
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Answer-voting guidelines for challenges? (specific logic puzzles or brainteasers)

Given that the community seems to be in favor of allowing specific puzzles as questions (at least for the time being,) I think we need to give a little thought to how we should think about voting on ...
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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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