Linked Questions

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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 ...
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6answers
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Should we ask our new moderators to step back and take a more hands-off approach?

Anecdotally, I've been seeing a pattern since the community moderator elections that's bugging me. Basically, it's that the new group of moderators (@Deusovi, @GentlePurpleRain, @Emrakul...since I'...
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6answers
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Getting riddle quality back on track: a proposal for the path forward

Riddle quality is dropping. I think most of us have seen it lately: there’s been a slow slide in effort and energy put into riddles, and it’s starting to seriously hurt the site. On Stack Exchange, ...
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6answers
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Nominate additional Room Owners for The Sphinx's Lair

Your friendly neighbourhood moderators are fairly active in chat in The Sphinx's Lair, but we realize that we can only do so much. We would like to add some new room owners, who will inherit certain ...
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2answers
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Number-Sequence Puzzles: What (Not) To Do?

Similar to Code Puzzles: What (Not) To Do? as this is a genre which I feel also drastically needs improvement. 1, 6, 3, 8, 5, 10, 7, 12, ?, ? What are the next two numbers in this sequence? I ...
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3answers
353 views

Can we have site-specific control over HNQ?

I know that the Hot Network Questions are chosen by some algorithm, but I was wondering if there is any configurability in that? If not, I would like that as feature request: It would be very good ...
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1answer
313 views

Should we have a sandbox?

Should we have a sandbox for Puzzling like we do for Code Golf? I will count your answer as correct just for your opinion.
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1answer
203 views

Would puzzle-construction challenge questions be off-topic for this site?

I had the idea of encouraging more quality puzzles by asking a series of challenge questions that ask people to create a puzzle given certain constraints. Users could then vote on the various puzzles ...
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2answers
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Are knowledge/trivia puzzles on-topic?

Are knowledge/trivia puzzles on-topic? I'm talking about puzzles that are solved basically by knowing or looking up facts. I'm not talking about puzzles where this is just one element, or where the ...
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2answers
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Does Puzzling support embedded YouTube videos?

Over on Meta Stack Exchange, SQB asked Which sites have YouTube embedding on? Searching on Puzzling Meta, I was able to find a post requesting support for code snippets, but found no mention of ...
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1answer
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What should we do with the answers in the sandbox after the riddles have been posted on the main site?

Yesterday, I believe I have read, on The Riddle Sandbox, that a riddle reaching a vote of 7 could make it to the main site. So far, so good. And I remember that the sandbox answer should be cleaned, ...
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1answer
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To add to the sandboxing idea

The riddle sandbox was created recently to improve the quality of riddles on the site until a specific standard is set. Riddles posted which have not been sandboxed are put on hold, with an ...
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0answers
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Help in creating my first riddle: What is a good solution?

I am trying to build funny puzzles in the style of John Olliver's "Last Week Tonight", for example Trade is like sex... it is beneficial for both sides if done right, and the odds of this ...