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Best puzzles of 2018 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 (July / August / September) 2018? Suggested ...
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Puzzling updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Area 51 Proposal: Math Challenges

On September 1st, I started a proposal on Area 51, for users to share, discuss and answer mathematical challenges that they have. I did this because I felt that these types of problems have no place ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #40: Retrograde Analysis

This is the sixth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the fortieth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic ...
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Is there a reason the poem tag exists?

In the list of available tags there is the fairly popular poetry tag, but there is also a tag for poem. The poem tag has one question linked to it and no description specifying why or how it would be ...
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Puzzle Type Explanations

This question may have already been answered, but is there a running list of the different types of puzzles (outside of tags). Example: Riley, Grandfather, Teapot. But these types don't have the ...
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Why subjective riddles are a bad idea

An overly broad riddle is no fun because it is too easy to answer, or has a dumb answer. A poorly written riddle leads to short, snarky answers that are no fun for anybody. But what is wrong with ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1

This is the fifth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the thirty-ninth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Questions on Down votes

When down voting an answer, I see that I do not need to give a reason if I don't want to (Though I always make sure to let them know what is wrong). Why don't we make a rule where users have to give ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1

This is the fourth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the thirty-seventh installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight'...
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What to do if OP doesn't accept answer and give any kind of feedback?

So, I answered the 2 posts made by @HEWhoDoesn'tKnow and gave answers to all the questions he asked : Riddle Time. I bet this is an easy one Riddle Again, Riddle Again, What am I? (On Hold) I ...
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Why is there a minimum when editing other users' posts?

I've been wondering for a while why there is a minimum (6 letters I believe?) when I need to edit someone else's post. Most of the time I don't have any problems with this but in cases where the OP ...
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Is serial posting allowed?

Here are some questions posted on the main website by the same user: Guess the disney song from the initials number 1 Guess the Disney song from the initials number 2 Guess the disney song from ...
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Does Puzzling SE still send Swag?

I was browsing through the questions on non-meta PSE and one question reminded me that puzzling gives Swag. So I was wondering if they still do this. I looked at this Meta PSE post that talks about ...
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What to do when question can't be repaired with edits?

Due to a bug, all "zero width non-breaking space" characters were removed from my puzzle when I edited the tag. I tried to edit them back in, but the page keeps deleting them. Since that completely ...
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Is there an appropriate way to advertise a puzzle question from MathSE here?

Suppose there's a question over on MathSE under the tag [puzzle] that, among all questions tagged puzzle, I think would especially be of interest to the users here on PuzzlingSE. Also, it's a ...
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# of Questions per day?

I'd like to know how many questions a person is allowed to post per day. Please include a link to the pertinent answer. I searched the site in vain for the answer.
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Plagiarism if it's my own creation?

If I create a rebus or pictogram & post it here, does it then "belong" to this site, i.e. would it be OK if I posted it at another site?
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Changing the checkmark

I checkmarked the wrong answer here. Is there any way I can change it?
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Questions that lack enough information

New today: What number comes next? The entire question (including title) is: What number comes next? 3, 1, 4, 8, 8, 23, 23, 66, 136, 202, 458, 885, ? Find the number that comes next. We ...
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If I have an idea to solve a riddle, but it isn't fleshed out, should I post my brainstorming as an answer?

The puzzle I have in mind is this one. I have an incomplete idea to solve a riddle, but I want to share it so that other puzzlers might have an epiphany and come up with an answer. My incomplete idea ...
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The etiquette on necro-ing

Points: + it is my own post with no solving attempts + it is a little over a month old; certainly not too much of a necro, but I believe it will age further. + I'm unsure when I will put a bounty on ...
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Is a dupe riddle really a dupe, if you can't tell without independently solving it?

Yesterday I posted a cookie-cutter formatted riddle. Turns out, someone else had already used the same cookie-cutter on the very same answer word. Because of the way that particular cookie-cutter ...
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Sudoku machine-readable text

Looking at: Stuck on this Sudoku! can we make it obligatory for the Sudoku grid to be also disclosed as the usual 81 character string, in this case: ...
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Guidance creating tags

I created the what-am-i tag on yesterday (Jul 25, 2018), for the following reasons: Searching for "what am i" closed:no score:0.. (post containing "what am i" which are neither ...
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Can you have riddles that require information from a certain site? [duplicate]

I was thinking about making a riddle that needed a certain site. For example, What3Words is a site that translates 3 words into a 3 by 3 meter square on a map. However, the only way you could solve a ...
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New off-topic reason for puzzles where the source is not mentioned

The custom close reason proposed in the accepted answer is now live! From time to time, I see ♦ moderators closing questions like this one and this one, where the puzzle is clearly not created ...
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Haiku tag switches to Poetry?

Scrolling through the tags, I realized there was a Haiku tag, so I tried to remove the Poem tag and add Haiku. However, when I saved it, it changed to the Poetry tag. Why is this? If this happens to ...
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Are Identification Puzzles on Topic?

Are puzzles where you give hints that lead to a song, a movie, or a book on topic? For example, if there was a puzzle for Harry Potter, it would look like this: Once there was a little boy, Who was ...
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I got question-banned after asking a +7 positive score question

First, I wasn't question-banned. Next, I asked a question. The "Ask Question" page had no warning on it. My question had a score of 7 (9 upvotes and 2 downvotes). Last, I tried to ask another question....
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Can I repost the question I was suspended for?

Should I repost this question without the inappropriate content? Or is editing and requesting undeletion the way to go? Editing that question would invalidate its answer.
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Is it acceptable to create "hidden hints" from editing?

How devious and against-the-rules is it to purposefully add a non-crucial hint or helpful piece of information to a post in an edit, and then delete that very same information in another quick edit, ...
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Best puzzles of 2018 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 (April / May / June ) 2018? Suggested guidelines ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #37: Rare and Endangered 1

This is the third installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the thirty-seventh installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Can I ask this in Puzzling? In search for a specific riddle/answer

I have a riddle/puzzle my friend confused a group of us yesterday. No one can figure it out. It seems logically impossible to solve so I want to search the original question but cannot find it. So I ...
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Are there ToS on "About Me"?

Without giving too much away, I'm planning a puzzle that will go on a bit of an adventure. However, one of the very first steps in the journey is visiting another SE of mine and reading the "About Me" ...
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Are culture/location specific riddles allowed? [duplicate]

I have a riddle I want to ask. However, it is culture/location specific, and the answer involves a language of that culture (even though the question is in English). To mention the language would give ...
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Using ROT13 in comments

I didn't used to mind the odd ROT13 comment, but this: Code Movie Wall (in answers - Community Wiki) is getting ridiculous. Can't these discussions be held in chat? Or just dealt with ...
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How do we deal with lightspeed self-answering?

As seen in this question, the OP answered instantly (the timestamps are the same) to his question. I left a (barely mean) comment and I downvoted the answer, but what is the appropriate behavior with ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36: Twisted Classics 1

This is the second installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the thirty-sixth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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What specifically does "rollback" mean?

In the description for the cleanup badge, it says to earn this badge, you need to have your first "rollback", yet when I search rollback on the internet, I get "a reduction or decrease". I do not ...
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Answer to your own question

On most sites, it is good practice to answer your own question when you come up with its answer. Even though, this site is very different regarding that and I'd like to understand the policy ...
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Spoiler tag in old Questions

Many a time I've seen that anonymous users edit an old question's (which are 2 or more years old) answer with a spoiler tag just for the sake of reputation. This not only give these questions ...
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Is this interactive puzzle appropriate on Puzzling.SE?

There have been proposals before for semi-interactive puzzles [1, 2]. These are puzzles where more information is revealed by the OP as parts of the puzzle are solved. This is not deemed a good fit. ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1

This is the first installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the thirty-fifth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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What is the trivia tag for?

Recently I posted a trivia question using the trivia tag, however, it has now been closed as OT with this comment "I'm closing this question as off-topic because it is not a puzzle; it is simply a ...
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My trivia is too broad?

Is it the crown that makes the king or, is it his throne? I do not understand how a question with a specific answer can be too broad? Admittedly, the answerers so far have guessed or, used ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun!

Let's do fortnightly topic challenges again! What to Do: If you have an idea for a tag or a theme of any kind to use as a topic challenge, post it as an answer below. (Do note, you can propose ...
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Accepted Answer Placement?

Why does the placement of the accepted answer come below other answers with more votes? For all the other SE communities I'm in, the accepted answer always comes first if I am on the "sort by ...
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New Category for "Tyo" riddles?

Recently, user TyoBrien posted a new type of wordplay riddle. His template has been used by more than 8 different users to date who created similar riddles. Examples: here, here, and here. Should we ...

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