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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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Recent influx of low effort riddles?

I've noticed large quantities of low-effort riddles being posted recently. Is there anything we can do about them? Riddles have always been an issue here, although last time this was asked the ...
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Situation riddles

Do we want to have situation riddles on the site? These are the puzzles where someone poses a riddle and people get to ask yes/no questions until they figure out the answer. Could be like an ...
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Positive discussion from the recent confusion

As I'm sure everyone on Meta has read, there's been quite a lot of confusion about whether or not puzzles are on-topic on Puzzling.SE. The latest information right now is from Robert Cartaino saying ...
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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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If riddles are on-topic, why did my questions get downvoted?

For example, this one had 1 upvote before it got downvoted. Did I post too fast, titles, etc or are riddles not allowed?
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Riddles SE is a Proposal

It turns out that there is a Riddles.SE in the works. How should this affect us? Should our recent discussions affect them? Would it be amicable to Puzzlers if we were to fork Puzzling into Riddles &...
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Please add a “multiple subjectively-correct answers” custom close reason

This close reason is now live. See: Why are questions off-topic if they invite answers which are not demonstrably correct, or are otherwise speculative? I'd like to propose a new site-specific close ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Let's populate our help section! [duplicate]

I think we should have a (semi)-complete help section by the time we get out of private beta. Therefore, I thing we should start making our help section right now. Each answer to this question is a CW ...
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What is the riddle tag for?

When I think of a riddle, I think of the questions between Gollum and Bilbo in The Hobbit, or the classic riddle of The Sphynx. With that in mind, I might define a riddle as "A description or set of ...

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