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Is it allowed to “insult yourself”?

The original poster of this question "insulted himself/herself". I'm not sure if it's allowed. Can you tell me? A super smart rebus
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Why was this edit to clarify a chessboard rejected?

In https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/46838, I replaced a weird pseudo-3D chessboard that was hard to read with a more readable one from the replayer that chess.stackexchange....
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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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Posting a partial answer [duplicate]

I was working on this puzzle which has 10 clues leading to a single final answer: A puzzle with 10 pieces - 2 days to complete Over a day had passed with no activity so I posted an "answer" which ...
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Why are IQ test questions received so badly on this website?

I have a question about my Puzzling Stack Exchange post: IQ test matrix: Can you solve it and justify your answer? I have asked a question about a Raven progressive matrix from an online IQ test and ...
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Should multiple-answer questions be marked as too broad?

This question is in reference to a question by @JohnS (SafeCracker #3 - We've Been Blocked). Honestly, I don't think it should have been marked as too broad just because there are a couple possible ...
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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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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 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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Can the question about a snail climbing out of a well please be undeleted and re-opened?

My question about a snail climbing out of a well was closed as off topic and deleted, because [...] it appears to be a mathematics problem, as opposed to a mathematical puzzle. The Question A ...
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Unanswered puzzle - leave, self-answer or write a postmortem?

So almost 8 months ago I wrote a decently popular riddle. It enjoyed some pretty decent activity, garnered enough upvotes to be instrumental in me getting out of Low-Rep Hell. However, it is still ...
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What happened to the 'How to become the president?' question?

It's been over a year, but there was a simple but otherwise interesting puzzle (especially for newbies) called 'How to become the president' or something on the site. It was basically like Which of ...
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Is this puzzle a metapuzzle or not?

Is this puzzle of mine a metapuzzle or not? Star Crossword, and anagrams Rubio says it is not, but I think it is a metapuzzle. My considerations are : We need answers from crosswords to answer the ...
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How to create symbols [closed]

I'm making a code in which What software should I use to do this? Also, has this been done multiple times?
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Why was my puzzle deleted?

I have a puzzle (https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/36205/dont-press-me-right-here) that received several downvotes. Other users posted comments that said the answer to the puzzle was too ...
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Is this question really too broad?

I asked a question, which I believed was with a very simple answer and then it got on hold as too broad. None of the "too-broad" voters actually gave a reason why it would be too broad. And only one ...
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Why is this not showing the linked question on the side?

On this question, The Vowel Eater II , @msh210 links to The Vowel Eater. However, neither question is showing a linked question on the side. Why?
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Closing My Own Question?

I recently posted the following 'trick question' which met a lot of mixed reception (twelve up votes and twelve down votes) Now I don't want to delete the question, due to the time people have spent ...
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Would this be considered trivia (as opposed to a puzzle), and if so, how should I flag it?

This question has kind of ruffled my feathers. It simply lists out some factoids where everything is taken at face value, and does not attempt to hide or obscure the information. I do not feel it ...
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Did I do right by adding “bitcoin” as a new tag to this question?

I just made the following edit: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/20298 It adds the tag "bitcoin" to this question. One interesting feature of the puzzle is that you actually ...
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puzzles - Simple but tricky puzzles generating off-topic comments and answers, should I close?

Well, not off-topic, but unintended. Here's the question: The magical water drum Simple enough, but it has a catch. I tried to make it as solid as possible without turning it into a graduate-level ...
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How is this too broad?

I've posted a riddle which is the following : Father of us all? My post has been closed as too broad, which I don't understand why. There is one and only answer and the two attempts that have been ...
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Why does randalthor only have 1 rep?

Is he some sort of super mod that can't gain rep any more or something?
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I say that a maths puzzle is suitable for this site. The puzzle-setter disagrees. What do you say?

In this puzzle Win the relay competition by selecting the longer path for competitors There is a wordy and confusing set-up. At the end of the question the following appears, The basic ...
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Is there something bad about this puzzle?

I recently posted the puzzle Evil Kidnappers are the worst!, but it has received very little attention over the last 3 days. I'm not sure what's wrong with the puzzle (if any at all). Perhaps it's not ...
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Handling puzzles with multiple steps and the posting of partial answers

Note: This post was created specifically due to mod flags, and comments on answers in my treasure hunt question, however the discussion is probably more broadly applicable than that. Obviously, the ...
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Is this question I asked on Math.SE better suited for Puzzling.SE?

I had asked a question on Math SE, before I knew about Puzzling SE. Here's the link. https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1129004/create-the-most-stressful-tennis-game-ever It does involve ...
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Would this potential post be a math puzzle or math problem?

I am considering posting the following puzzle. I'm aware that there's been a lot of discussion about what makes a high-quality math puzzle, as opposed to a an off-topic math problem, and I'm not sure ...
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Should I delete my poorly-written puzzle?

I wrote this puzzle, which has been downvoted. I agree that it isn't a good puzzle: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/7764/how-many-letters-are-in-the-answer-to-this-question Should I go ...