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21 votes
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Are math-textbook-style problems on topic?

There's been some recent questions on the site that are problems from math textbooks, or problems in that style. Doubt : Pokemon Hunter and the Rogue Brook Groups of Farmers Cows eat to much Who is ...
19 votes
1 answer
473 views

Let's write a proper "Read Me First"

Our site has a lot of rules. One might even say, an awful lot. It would be a very good idea to list the most relevant of them in one place somewhere (the tour seems like a decent option) so that we ...
11 votes
2 answers
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Finding the fine line between too-easy and too-hard puzzles

Recently I've been noticing a trend in puzzles, where they're either answered within 2 or 3 hours, or left to sit unanswered for days on end until a massive slew of hints is provided that finally ...
101 votes
4 answers
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Code Puzzles: What (Not) To Do?

Here's a code. Can you crack it? fw8904730983kf89023ncweamnfiope20tmi9b6m89ny327nery895mbi9tm0ei09x2e1m3y8n2 Good luck! When a puzzle looks like this… AUGH. I believe that the main purpose ...
11 votes
1 answer
254 views

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. ...
13 votes
8 answers
534 views

Best puzzles of 2016 Q2 (April - June)?

This question is part of the best-puzzle award series. What are your nominations for the best puzzles, here on Puzzling.SE, of the second quarter (Apr/ May / Jun) 2016? Suggested guidelines for ...
4 votes
1 answer
173 views

How can I form good hints for (sequence) puzzles?

I have seen quite a number of sequence puzzles on here, and most of them simply provide a sequence and ask for the next entry in the sequence or the rule for the sequence. Most of these do not provide ...
12 votes
5 answers
617 views

Best puzzles of 2016 Q1 (January - March)?

This question is part of the best-puzzle award series. What are your nominations for the best puzzles, here on Puzzling.SE, of the first quarter (Jan/ Feb / Mar) 2016? Suggested guidelines for ...
15 votes
7 answers
974 views

Best puzzles of 2014?

What are your nominations for the best puzzles, here on Puzzling.SE, of 2014? Suggested guidelines for nomination: Nominate each individual puzzle in a separate answer, so they can be upvoted/...
17 votes
7 answers
956 views

Puzzle Of The Year 2015!

This question is part of the best-puzzle award series. What are your nominations for the very best puzzle of 2015? Usual suggested rules as shown below. Winning puzzle (as judged by total net votes)...
12 votes
2 answers
436 views

Best puzzles of 2015 Q4 (October - December)?

This question is part of the best-puzzle award series. What are your nominations for the best puzzles, here on Puzzling.SE, of the fourth quarter (Oct / Nov / Dec) 2015? Suggested guidelines for ...
6 votes
6 answers
467 views

Best puzzles of 2015 Q3 (July - September)?

This question is part of the best-puzzle award series. What are your nominations for the best puzzles, here on Puzzling.SE, of the third quarter (Jul / Aug / Sep) 2015? Suggested guidelines for ...
17 votes
11 answers
1k views

Best puzzles of 2015 Q2?

This question is part of the best-puzzle award series. What are your nominations for the best puzzles, here on Puzzling.SE, of the second quarter (Apr/ May / Jun) 2015? Suggested guidelines for ...
14 votes
4 answers
751 views

Best puzzles of 2015 Q1?

This question is part of the best-puzzle award series. What are your nominations for the best puzzles, here on Puzzling.SE, of the first quarter (Jan / Feb / Mar) 2015? Suggested guidelines for ...
53 votes
0 answers
1k views

The many-eyes effect

I want to alert puzzle writers to a potential cognitive bias I'll call the many-eyes effect. Many people try to solve your puzzle, but only those who succeed post. It's tempting to imagine the posters ...

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