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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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Puzzling's new favicon is too similar to Workplace's favicon

Puzzling recently got a new site design (congratulations!). As a non-puzzling user though, I have one complaint. The favicon is very similar to The Workplace's favicon. This is confusing when ...
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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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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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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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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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We should have MathJax. What should the escape sequence be?

This site is going to have a lot of math on it. There are going to be questions that are almost purely math. To me, this is clear: We should have MathJax. These are the features we would gain. @...
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Can we have the tag **maths** as a synonym for *math* please

Being British, the tag math feels very ungrammatical for me so I'd like to be able to write maths and have it treated identically. Addendum. Community sentiment seems to agree on changing math to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can we award bounties to questions?

Is this a feature-request worth asking about? Is it too difficult to implement a system where questions can be awarded bounties as well? Are there any reasons why this should not be done? And should ...
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Should we burninate the [brainteaser] tag?

I think it's time for us to remove the brainteaser tag. Nobody seems to really know what it means, or what it's supposed to be used for, and as it stands, its description seems like it fits every ...
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Please vote on a new title prompt for questions

Go to the main site and click the "Ask Question" button. You get a big box to type your question into, a box at the bottom for tags, and a box at the top for the title. Before you type anything into ...
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Can we get Code Snippets?

What I'd like to do is to create some simple-ish interactive puzzles with Javascript/CSS to get some feedback on a couple of different ideas I've got. Is there any chance we can get code snippets ...
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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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Should Asking questions be rewarded higher on this site

As you all are aware, the very nature of puzzling is different from other SE sites, I know this is a fundamental question, but asking a good question that isnt a well known puzzle takes a lot of ...
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The on-topic page in the Help Centre

Recently, I needed to check whether or not a question was considered on-topic or not for this site, so naturally I went to check the on-topic section of the help centre, and to my surprise found that ...
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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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What if all "solve my puzzle and that's it" questions got banned

I know my proposal is extreme! Please read it as objectively as you can and imagine the community that would be created instead of dismissing it purely for being extreme. Additionally I wrote the post ...
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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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The default text for the "Ask question" title box [duplicate]

I was about to post a question, when I noticed the default text in the title box was somewhat grammatically incorrect: What's your creation and solving of puzzles question? Be specific. I think we ...
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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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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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Auto-protect questions on HNQ?

Puzzle-Questions appearing on the Hot Network Quesion panel have repeately distorted statistics and meaningful rating on PuzzlingSE. While HNQ is generally a good idea to broaden participation accross ...
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Up/Down Voters' Remorse

I was recently accosted in our main chat room about my mysterious non-content-changing edits. They were comprised of a single white-space character, or a new-line character which would not be visible ...
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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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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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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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Change MathJax delimiter

The discussion What should the MathJax delimiter be? seems to have a clear answer: the community would prefer $ to the current \$...
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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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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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Find posts without accepted answers

The unanswered tab works well on most other SE sites since having an answer is more indicative of the question being solved (not guaranteed though). On this site since you are allowed to make a well ...
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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 ...
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Sandbox on Puzzling?

Although the two are fundamentally different, Puzzling and PPCG (Programming Puzzles and Code Golf) are related, and because PPCG is the elder of the two, I think that some ideas should be taken from ...
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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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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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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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Add a chess position rendering engine

As we are probably going to deal with chess puzzles in the future, I thought it'd be nice if we could have some feature for displaying chess puzzles, ideally the same feature they have on Chess SE. ...
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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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How about a private sandbox?

Update: @Doorknob made some important points and I agree with him. There need not be a limit on the number of users per box. Also, the criterion for helping new users doesn't necessarily have to be 4k ...
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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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Isn't "not detailed enough" a valid reason for answer deletion?

Each time that I see a low quality post in the review queue, and have clicked "Recommend Deletion" for an answer, I am baffled by the options I am given to explain why. First of all, the vast ...
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Should we hide tags, or allow hidden tags?

There have been a few puzzles lately that have intentionally omitted tags because the existence of the tag would spoil the puzzle. It makes me curious as to whether the tag system works for this site. ...
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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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Idea: Team of Critiquers

On more than one occasion, I have created a puzzle, usually putting lots of time and thought into it, and it doesn't get much attention and/or it isn't very popular (according to up-votes). Sometimes ...
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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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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 ...