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Description for “this looks like a puzzle you found elsewhere” assumes you can vote to re-open

I saw a question closed as this: "This looks like a puzzle you found elsewhere. For content you did not create yourself, proper attribution is required. If you have permission to repost this, ...
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Badge “Vox Populi” is improperly described

The "Vox Populi" badge is improperly described. It should say "question and answer votes" instead of just "votes", since comment votes are not counted towards the Vox Populi badge. "Use the maximum ...
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Add a visual indication in the question list that a question is locked

When a question is a duplicate, or on hold, you can see a sign, e.g. [on hold], next to the title in the list of questions, so that you don't waste your time ...
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Color of own messages in chat rooms using Puzzling's theme is too similar to others' messages

I chat on several rooms throughout the network. Most rooms I chat on for most sites show one's own messages in a very different color from others' messages, such as blue on non-designed sites and ...
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Chess game viewer in PSE like Chess SE [duplicate]

I know that not all puzzles on the PSE are that of chess, but I feel that a chess board viewer, such as that on the Chess Stack Exchange, should be put in for the benefit of us here that do do chess ...
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Will it ever be possible to add friends?

It would be neat if we could add other users who we like as friends. Or, at least a follow and reciprocal follow option. In this way cool users we could either make real-life friends or we could ...
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Upvote/downvote arrow colors can't be easily differentiated when color blind

I discovered this while trying to upvote an answer on the main website I upvoted a few months ago. I Kept getting the message "you already upvoted this answer...". It seemed strange to me, because ...
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Wiki Tag Suggested Edits

I was looking through some suggested edits and saw some for wiki tags, and one needed a small but pertinent change. The instructions initially indicate that this is possible, but then offer no edit ...
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Audio/Sound/Video-Puzzles

I wondered how to properly upload puzzles which are based on audio/sound/video analysis. I found the following contributions on the meta page on embedded audio and embedded Youtube videos which ...
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overloaded question title

Look at the related section from this question: The next number in sequence That's a lot of very similar titles, and I don't think there can be many left. This issue needs addressing, one solution ...
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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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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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Highest viewed Puzzle all time?

Is there any way to check Highest viewed puzzles all time ? Like a ranking based on number of views .
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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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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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Page not found puzzle

Is the image below a puzzle? It's to hard for me in that case! If it is not; I think it should be. And I think it should be a community contest to create a visually as interesting piece which is at ...
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Can we have a longer bounty-period?

On regular SE sites, bounties are meant to push interest in a question and - as soon as possible - attract some sort of attention. This works, to some extend, on Puzzling SE as well, but the bounty-...
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Merge [enigmatic] and [enigmatic-puzzle] tags

The title says it all. I don't even think I have to explain. enigmatic-puzzle enigmatic While we're at it, also merge music and song
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Uploading Sound

Can there be a tag to upload sound as we upload images? I think it would lead to creation of interesting puzzles. I wanted to upload a small sound to give it as a hint for my question. So was ...
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Does the current Puzzle answering format discourage some solvers?

While I understand the basic concept of having Fun on the Puzzling site, I wonder if the First to Answer importance promotes more viewers or discourages some. Here is my issue. This is a global site. ...
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Should we ban Deusovi from puzzle-solving?

Ah, what a day, sprinkled with joy and sorrow at the same time! I just got up and online just to find that the master of puzzles has finally returned to the scene with some new and fresh input (here). ...
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“How to Format” box has bullet points that look like clickable drop-down arrows

The triangle bullet points in the How to Format box look like clickable drop-down icons (at least to me). Should they be changed to round bullet points to avoid confusion?
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Edit view without highlighting

So I was recently reviewing a suggested edit, and it said: Included spoiler tags (hopefully got it right) Well, I hoped they got it right too. I went to click Accept anyway, and crossed my fingers,...
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Could we have more than 1 topic challenge?

I think we should have 2 topic challenges. Meta-puzzle Topic Challenge. Meta-puzzles are good puzzles, it's good to encourage members here to keep creating Meta-puzzles. But they're hard to create, ...
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FAQ: Practical questions?

Today, I decided to click the "new on puzzling" banner and then on the first question just out of curiosity: What questions should I avoid asking? That page contains the following text: You should ...
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Should we burninate the [job-interview-question] tag?

The job-interview-question has a simple tag wiki summary: For puzzles that were asked at a job interview At the time of writing, it has only 12 questions. Furthermore, reading it, it could be many ...
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Analogy questions: acceptability and tagging

I'm new to this site, and I have an idea for a question, but before I post, I want to clarify a few things. The question I have in mind is in the format of an analogy, but it is not a typical ...
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Is there/ should there be an instruction / tutorial to use code to hide answer?

A great respect to puzzling SE that most users the command >! to hide their answer (and show up the answer only the visitor hover the mouse on screen), so that ...
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Broad flag text

The text to flag a question as too broad is currently: There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or ...
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Upvote/Downvote Text on Questions

When you hover over the upvote and downvote buttons on a question, it says: Upvote: This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear Downvote: This question does not show any research ...
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Tag for puzzles that can easily be presented on a whiteboard (or blackboard, or chalkboard, etc)

One thing I've been hard-pressed to find online is a collection of puzzles or riddles that can be easily presented on a chalkboard, blackboard, whiteboard, etc such as in a classroom or office. ...
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Do we need review audits on Puzzling?

This is a follow-up to Why do we have review audits?, in which I commented on the weirdness of having review audits on Puzzling when they're otherwise reserved for the largest SE sites. In that post, ...
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Enabling Code Snippets

Note: This was already discussed here, but with this question I want to reopen the discussion in hope of more attention and stronger agreement. Currently JavaScript/HTML/CSS code snippets are ...
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Can we customise the “How to Ask” popup that appears when asking a question?

I've already raised the issue of the title prompt for questions, which after community consensus was changed by Community Manager Shog9 to read "What's your puzzle or your puzzle-related question?" ...
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Too difficult or pointless badges

Browsing through the badges, I couldn't help but notice some badges which didn't fit or were simply too difficult to achieve. They've been bugging me and someone needs to bring them up. I made a list ...
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Proposing “variant” tag

I propose a tag variant which I think is important, but this is a special tag which cannot stand alone. This tag means the variant of another tag. If we create a puzzle like solving a modified horse ...
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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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Rq custom close reason “literal description” for riddles

To borrow Emrakul's wording explaining a down vote: "it takes literal aspects of an object and describes them directly, and shows minimal effort to create a well-developed puzzle."
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Making an edit without bumping the puzzle up?

I wanted to ask if there is a way to edit a puzzle/answer without bumping the topic up? I am asking because I am a bit of a perfectionist and like improving my questions occasionally if I see ...
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Why do questions get less upvoted than answers?

Most of the time in Puzzling, people get the fun after seeing the answer so they upvote the answers. Generally question get upvoted less than answers. So I think when an answer gets upvoted, say by 3 ...
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What is the most policy-adhering way of contacting a user?

There are several ways on StackEchange one can use to send a message to a specific user, f.e. by adding @username when posting a comment. However, if I only want ...
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What am I? Riddle [closed]

So this is the title for a lot of riddles- https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/search?q=What+am+I%3F+Riddle And, you have no idea what you're getting into when you read that title. So we need a ...
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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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Multiple choice question

Should we add a multiple-choice tag? (Feel free to make choice A, B or C into a posted answer or, of course, to add a choice D or other.) A. None of the following. Sometimes known as an unadorned ...
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Should we disable the “math problem” close reason?

I'm noticing building support for the idea of removing the "math problem" close reason. It's come up in discussion on meta, and has been brought up in chat a few times. I can definitely see where ...
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Could we get 'answer edited' notifications?

While it's not necessarily as useful on other SE sites, "answer edited" notifications would be more useful here, especially on puzzles like this or others solved progressively.
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What is our reason for wanting bounties on questions?

Please read the answers below and vote on the answer(s) that you feel best describe your opinions on the issue discussed here. There has recently been some discussion about bounties on questions, as ...
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The Ability to Change Vote?

The idea of an influx of bad riddles has been raised recently, as well as just an overall feeling of us being different. I am wondering if a change in some voting rules could help with this. When we ...
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Change “unanswered” search to “unsolved”

I generally use the filter hasaccepted:false, and think others do too. (Try it with this link.) The clickable searches include ...
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Add option to migrate questions to Math.SE

One of the biggest close reasons for Puzzling.SE seems to be voting to close as Off-Topic on this site because "This question is off-topic as it appears to be a mathematics problem, as opposed to ...