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Should/can we get more than 5 tags for questions?

Currently, everywhere on the SE network, communities are limited to 5 tags per question: However, puzzles can meet many different tag criteria and as such, 5 doesn't always seem right. For example, I'...
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A really Annoying Problem with spoilers

So this is what happens: You have a really long answer to puzzle and have finished writing the draft. You go down to click one of the spoiler tags to see if they are working, but what happens is that ...
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How can I make a truth table?

For some questions and answers - I would have liked to make a truth table. Is there a way to make a truth table OR generally any table?
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Spoilers in linked/related sidebar

Here is a situation where I avoid linking one of my questions to one of my answers, and the reason I give is: But please do not link it, because then when someone looks at the puzzle, "Unsolved ...
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Procedure to find and remove duplicates

I really hate asking duplicate questions, i.e. questions that have been asked once in some form or the other. I search by the exact words, but I can't find any questions and I go ahead and post the ...
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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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Request: Restriction to ask a new question for new users

There are some users who sign up for puzzling but they just ask a question (most probably from ongoing contest, or for spams, or unrelated questions to puzzling etc) and leave the page. Therefore I ...
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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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Could we have syntax highlighting?

It happens quite often for mathematical or logical puzzles to be solved creating some programs or scripts, maybe to find the best solution to the task. By the way I actually got a bit disappointed ...
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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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A website edit to end bad edits

In the past few hours I have been having a very bad experience on this website... A puzzle was posted. I spent an hour and a half figuring out a solution and writing it down. I posted the answer. 15 ...
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Difficulty rating on questions

I've noticed that some users downvote questions that seem too easy. But I believe everyone is on a different level with regards to puzzle solving and what might be too easy for some, might be ...
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Popup that suggests commenting after new contributors' post edit

After performing some actions on a PSE post, a message pops up suggesting to do something else with the same post. Here are two examples: after downvoting a post the suggestion is to add a comment to ...
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Could We Add a Customized Confirmation Screen for Question Posters below a Certain Reputation Threshold?

Disclaimer: I am still new here, and haven't fully assimilated the PSE culture. Nor do I know how difficult it is (permission-wise or coding-wise) to make custom changes to one of the SE subsites....
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Please can "How to get to an island with a tree in the middle if all you have is rope" be undeleted and historically locked?

This question is one of the most important and memorable parts of Puzzling.SE history: How to get to an island with a tree in the middle if all you have is rope? Oh, sorry, maybe you can't view that ...
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Updated the warning messages about quality standards of questions on PSE

I have noticed that when adding a new question on Puzzle Stack Exchange (PSE), one may sometimes see the warning: The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed Similarly,...
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Possibility of adding a Morse code tag?

In both my own puzzles, and in other people's puzzles, I have noticed a lot of Morse code. Obviously, going overboard with this or other common puzzle-making devices can detract from how fun the ...
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Interactive puzzles?

Could "interactive puzzles" ever be on topic here? An "interactive puzzle", can be for example a puzzle that is being run as a HTML5 project inside the web browser. (Or needs to be simulated in some ...
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Can we get +10 reputation for upvotes on questions?

It used to be, a long, long time ago, that asking a question awarded +10 reputation. After some deliberation, this was changed to +5 reputation network-wide. The reasons at the time for this change ...
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Can we have capture-the-flag tags?

I like playing CTFs (capture the flag) which are mainly hacking games. I'd like also have some CTF style puzzles here (no hacking, just puzzles with things like OSINT and Crypto). I've noticed that ...
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Filtering by difficulty would allow to extend the user base of the main site

Currently the main site is used mostly by community who create/post puzzles and write answers to them. It is possible to use the site just to solve puzzles and to check solutions against existing ...
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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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How to format text inside spoilers?

Is it possible to make format inside of an spoiler? I am failing to do this, that makes me dislike the spoiler tag. It is practically useless for long answers. For example list: ...
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"Poem" tag for poems that aren't riddles

I've recently written more than one puzzle in the form of a poem, neither of which I would really classify as "riddles". There are plenty of others that I've seen (a few more recently than others) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Click to edit tags

On math.stackexchange you can edit the tags by hovering to the right of the last tag. A button labeled edit tags comes up. I was asked to add a tag to a question I asked and this did not work. I ...
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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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"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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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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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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Should questions that involve dictionary attacks be considered off-topic?

There have been some questions that asks things like: Replace a=1, b=2,... Find word with characters having product of 1 million Words with greatest single letter-to-word ratio Longest suffix with ...
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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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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 ...