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/help/on-topic links to meta.puzzling.stackexchange.com instead of puzzling.meta.stackexchange.com

Most types of puzzles are on-topic here. You can read specific guidelines for puzzle types here That link is: http://meta.puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/3142/list-examples-of-things-you-think-...
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Where should we link for "MathJax help"?

The new MathJax help page is now in place. See the following question and its accepted answers for more details.     If you are editing a question or answer on PSE, near the top of the editor is a ...
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Audience-specific texts for our "Needs Attribution" custom close reason

Last year (2020) saw some changes to the question closure system across the SE network. One of the changes was to introduce audience-specific texts for custom close reasons, so that the OP, close ...
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<Tag> does not exist on this site

I am attempting to add "Poem" in my watched Tag. It shows in suggestion also. On selecting that suggestion and clicking Add, gives me error that "Poem does not exist on this site". If the tag does ...
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Should the knowledge tag be merged with the trivia tag?

I ran across a puzzle tagged "trivia" recently. Its descriptor mentioned that it required non-essential knowledge of pop-culture to solve. This seems like a slightly narrower version of the "knowledge"...
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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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'Next privilege' design bug

The background color in Next Privilege is not completely filled. Here is a screenshot to explain it:
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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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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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Can we get rid of the rubber duck on Puzzling?

Stack Exchange has a new feature, a small rubber duck that can help people solve the kinds of problems they might ask about on Stack Overflow. However, it's not useful on Puzzling, where someone ...
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Should Elchanan Mossel's dice puzzle be undeleted?

I'm fairly surprised to see that Elchanan Mossel's dice puzzle was deleted. The question seems to be attributed -- this is Elchanan Mossel's puzzle, and that is mentioned in the title itself. This ...
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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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Nominate additional Room Owners for The Sphinx's Lair

Your friendly neighbourhood moderators are fairly active in chat in The Sphinx's Lair, but we realize that we can only do so much. We would like to add some new room owners, who will inherit certain ...
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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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Should we abolish tags that only describe the origin of a puzzle?

We have at least two tags (possibly more) which say nothing about the content of the puzzle but only describe what context it originated or was found in. iq-test - "For puzzles that have ...
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Bug with [2048] tag

The 2048 tag on the main site was not allowing edits, saying that the tag was banned.
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Gotta Tag 'em All

Whilst perusing through the tags, I noticed there is one for pokemon. Do we really need one specific to this or can these be removed or changed to video-games?
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Is it really [good-practice] to have this tag?

I recently discovered that we have a good-practice tag here on PSE meta. It's used on 11 questions, 8 of which are our "Best of [time period]" posts while the other 3 are a strange mix: Tag-merge or ...
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What makes a post a joke?

My carefully designed puzzle What is a Xilly word? with a tons of clues, historical as well as contemporary references, (and of course, red herrings) was removed at the moderator's discretion (what I ...
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Tag merge: [Time] and [Timings]

I don't think that there is any difference between these two tag. : time and timings. So can we merge these two tags?
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Do we need the [colors] tag?

I can see no real use in having this tag, which is currently only used in one question. Should we remove this tag? If not, why not? I yes, why?
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Alignment issue in election nomination editor toolbar

There is an alignment issue in the election nomination editor toolbar. I have verified the issue, it is exists in the following browsers: Google Chrome Version 51.0.2704.103 Mozilla Firefox ...
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Logo on iOS sidebar is too big

Using the latest version of the iOS app the logo for the main site in the side bar is too big. Compare the size of Puzzling vs Meta.Puzzling with the size of Math vs Meta.Math. I'm not sure if this ...
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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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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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Merge tags [alphametic] and [verbal arithmetic]?

alphametic and verbal-arithmetic refer to the exact same thing, but they are currently not synonymized. Could a mod merge or synonymize them?
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Trouble with the [cryptogram] tag?

Currently, the cryptogram tag is the primary tag, with synonyms code and cipher - it shouldn't be, though. Cryptograms refer to a specific type of puzzle: one in which each letter has been replaced ...
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Can we add spoilers to the "How to Format" section

Spoilers are critical in this site, hiding up information and answers from those who want to keep the mystery and because you're supposed to. Now most new users who answer, don't use spoilers because ...
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Is all knowledge trivia? (Edit - and should the trivia tag be removed?) [duplicate]

I recently submitted a puzzle with the 'knowledge' tag. It was automatically changed by the system to 'trivia'. When did this happen? Do we now consider all knowledge to be trivia? Should the '...
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Is [linguistics] a duplicate of [language]?

We have a language tag with 46 questions, and also linguistics with 2 questions. The tags have identical descriptions, so I think they should be synonyms. Is there any difference between these two ...
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Tag suggestion: [word-square]

It would help clarify questions like these: Some four word puzzles (and possible bounty) Largest word-square puzzle And it would help users find puzzles like these: Four-words (----||||) Another ...
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Can we change the migration banner?

Now that the title prompt for new questions has been changed from What's your creation and solving of puzzles question? Be specific. to What's your puzzle or your puzzle-related question? Be ...
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Should we merge [cryptograms] and [encoded-message]

Surely cryptograms is the same as encoded-message. Should the encoded-message questions be merged into the cryptograms tag as cryptograms is the proper name for them?
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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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Should [hat-problem] be its own tag, instead of a synonym?

Julian Rosen's recent post reminded me about something which has been bothering me. In response to this post, the hat-problem tag was made a synonym of logic-puzzle. I think that this decision ...
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Rename the Green Llama!

The official Puzzling chat was named "The Green Llama" a year ago, after a public contest where everyone could suggest and vote his favourite name. It took a year for us to realize that we ...
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Is [chestnut] a meta-tag?

I've seen the chestnut tag being added to a lot of puzzles lately, with a vague feeling that there's something "wrong" about it. Today I finally managed to pin down what the problem is: it doesn't ...
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Request for [blue-eyes] tag

The Blue Eyes puzzle has become increasingly popular with loads of questions based on in it. Some ask for explanations, while others are variants. Since I don't have the time, could someone please ...
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Insert a hyphen in the new "multiple-choice" tag

Recently a new tag called multiplechoice was created — this should be multiple-choice.
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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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Tag proposal for puzzles that require computer literacy

In a recent comment, rand al'thor suggested creating a tag for puzzles that are difficult to solve without some level of computer literacy. I think this is a good idea. Here's my proposal for a new ...
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What to do if one tag is always a subset of another tag? [duplicate]

There is a tag hat-problem and another tag logic-puzzle. Probably every question tagged as a hat problem is one that is solved using logical reasoning, and can be tagged as a logical puzzle also. Is ...
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Unable to place a bounty (unknown bug)

There is some kind of bug that is not letting me put a bounty on a particular question. I have enough rep, the essential waiting period has passed and I have no other bounty currently running. I have ...
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Please vote on whether to make [code] a synonym of [cryptograms]

Another meta question about synonymisation! Since cipher, encoded-message, and cryptograms are all synonyms, surely code should be as well? You can vote on it here.
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Should we introduce a new off-topic close reason for math problems?

It looks like we've decided math problems are off-topic, though we've yet to put to words the explicit difference between a math problem and a math puzzle. Despite a lack of a clear dividing line, ...
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"-2 days" in the "you have reached the question limit" page

Quoting a small part from the "you reached the question limit" page which appears when I press the Ask Question button: It's been 0 days since you asked your last question. We ask that you wait -2 ...
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Please vote on whether to make [logic] a synonym of [logic-puzzle]

I'm not sure if a meta question is an appropriate way to advertise my suggested synonymisation, but there is a precedent. Surely it's obvious that the tags [logic] and [logic-puzzle] should be ...
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Please vote on whether to make [detective] a synonym of [mystery]

I see detective and mystery used with a high degree of overlap. Namely, for puzzles which describe a scenario and then ask you to deduce the culprit or cause. To be fair, they do have differing wikis: ...
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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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"-puzzle" tags not allowed

When I try to save a questions tagged with calculation-puzzle, logic-puzzle, mechanical-puzzle, twisty-puzzles, or whatever tag containing "-puzzle", I get the error message "The 'puzzle' tag is not ...
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