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Tag I can't find: “insider” puzzle

I just finished checking all Puzzling site tags. I recall a tag that meant that the puzzle involved knowledge about the site itself, and maybe a user, but I didn't see it. Was it deleted? Did I not ...
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Is it better to ask gaming puzzles here?

I have a concept of a puzzle to be related to Minecraft, considering I have quite a huge part in it. Since it is both a topic in the gaming criteria (Arqade) and it is also supposedly some puzzle (...
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If I got a good puzzle, can I post it on Meta if I am question-limited?

Thanks to some advice from my previous meta posts, I finally came up with a good puzzle. As we all know, the question limit isn't removable thanks to the downvotes, and can only be cleared if we put ...
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i.stack.imgur unconditionally shrinks large images

There's a visual puzzle consisting entirely of 1 image that I've originally made for a different community. Because it was locally successful, I thought it would be nice to share it with the world. ...
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Enough reputation, but can't chat?

I just posted a question on PSE, and it got 2 upvotes. So, I get 20 + 1 existing rep. So, naturally, I have enough to talk in chat. But, when I opened The Sphinx's Lair, it says I don't have enough! ...
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What can I do in this pressuring situation?

I posted a well-received puzzle the other day where users needed to find out what word goes into the blank spaces in a few sentences, and the first user to post an answer got it right. I didn't want ...
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When an answer gets accepted, should the *question* be edited into the actual *answer*?

Unlike on other Stack Exchange sites, questions posted in Puzzling Stack Exchange very commonly receive answers where the authors of the answers aren't 100% sure that their solution is correct, as ...
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Ghosted for a few minutes by a Suggested Edit?

Recently, I expanded the Review Queue list and saw a red dot on the Suggested Edits queue (if you don't know, that means that it's not empty), so I clicked on it (naturally). But as I was reviewing, I ...
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A collection of customizable Puzzling Tools

Here you will find the complete code to apps/tools that may help you solve puzzles and/or create puzzles. They may even turn tedious procedures into interactive simulations! If you have a piece of ...
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Can include answerer's content in my question when he has given some permission?

How to edit my maze question to improve understandability? How can this three dimensional ball maze be solved? I just want to include the maze without his answer and correct it- can I do that? I was ...
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What is the policy regarding using internet pictures and logos

On this site I have seen (also used) many clip art pictures or logos from the internet. Some are TM or Registered TM. I have also noticed that on the internet itself prople use these and brand logos ...
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Line between a programming puzzle and a programming problem

I've answered many questions on Stack Overflow, many of which got me to sit down and think in a way like it were an entertaining puzzle! Here is an example of such a post. I want to know where the ...
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How to edit my maze question to improve understandability?

https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/posts/103953/edit/80c5badc-356e-4204-a9e0-cb947225ae0e Bubble got the images to display in the question but users kind of need the descriptions of the images so how ...
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Is there a public discussion somewhere where some users decided that the tag Riley-riddle should be created?

There have been some meta post where users discuss whether or not a new tag should be made for riddles that go like this. The result was that it wasn't necessary. Recently, before I knew about the ...
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Flag immediately accepted?

I just flagged a comment as being "rude or disrespectful," and as soon as I pressed "OK" to flag it, the comment disappeared. When I checked my flags, I saw that it had been marked ...
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When do you get a “User was removed” message in your reputation tab, accompanied by a -2?

I'm asking about when you get a User was removed message in your reputation tab, accompanied by a -2. Besides the case where the user upvoted a few and downvoted many posts, is there any other ...
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Why are quotes invisible in this SE site?

I was exploring the site and saw this. I haven't met the same thing on other SE sites: Maybe it's my Windows fault that I can't see it properly? Or perhaps that's a feature for puzzling the look of ...
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Do views equal viewers?

Although the following question appears related, it does not answer my specific question. What is the logic behind the number of views of the puzzles? Question If a question has "30 views", ...
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Learning to solve puzzles for new users

I am a new user, now that I have a bit more time I would like to learn more about how to improve in solving puzzles. Most of the time when I attempt to solve a puzzle I keep using the same set of ...
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Is there a font/format I can use to keep the size of each character equal when posting riddles?

When I write rhyming riddles, I make it a challenge for me to use the exact same amount of characters in each line. When that happens, congrats to me! But the rendered output doesn't show my effort. ...
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Am I allowed to join the The Sphinx's Lair?

Am I allowed to join the The Sphinx's Lair? http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/14524/the-sphinxs-lair The link keeps asking me to wait "Just a second..."
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What is “kbd”? A grey tag?

What is the "kbd" in Markdown? What does "kbd" mean? It looks like a gray tag. grey tag Source
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How do I put a bulleted list behind a spoiler tag?

I get that typing ">! text" puts the text behind a spoiler, e.g: And I get that typing " - text" buts the text in a bullet point, e.g.: text How can I get the bullet into a single spoiler? ">! - ...
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How could a question be marked duplicate in 2 minutes?

I saw this question. 2 minutes later, it was marked as a duplicate. How is this possible?
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How can I conduct a search on Puzzling.SE for a question that contains a slash mark?

I ran across a cipher of the form NNN/N NNN/N NNN/N etc., where N represents integers. I feel like I've seen a puzzle like that before, probably here, but trying to search for this kind of pattern ...
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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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I just joined Puzzling, but can't post an answer

I saw a question that I wanted to post an answer to, so I joined Puzzling. My reputation on other sites allowed me to immediately get the +100 bonus... which should allow me to answer the question. ...
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What happened to Fortnightly Topic Challenges?

We haven't had a Fortnightly Topic Challenge since the Short and Sweet one, and I enjoy reading those puzzles. What happened?
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Disputes about content on question?

I asked for help on the website for a question and I gave out more context to it but instead my question was locked until further notice. Why?
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Math problems from a series of stories

I want to write a long story (one chapter per question) and some of the chapters may be just math problems. Where should I post those chapters? Or, may I make some changes to those math problems so ...
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Posting similarly worded questions on meta - how?

I was about to post the Q3 installment of the "best of" series when I was prevented by the system. It doesn't allows me posting because it recognizes the question to be a "duplicate" of some previous ...
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Is “grid-deduction” needed here?

Is "grid-deduction" needed here?
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Why do questions sometimes not appear immediately on the site after asking?

I saw that sometimes when I ask a new question it does not appear on the site immediately. It takes sometimes at least 2-3 minutes before appearing but still got a view. I keep on refreshing the ...
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Is there a way to generate interest in old questions?

I'm new to Puzzling Stack Exchange and have found I can learn a lot by reading old puzzles and seeing how they were solved. I took an interest in one and posted an answer which was different to the ...
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logical-deduction vs logic-theory

What's the difference between the tags logical-deduction and logic-theory? Are they both needed? And if they are, wouldn't it ...
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Is my flag in limbo now?

Earlier today (yesterday in UTC), I flagged this puzzle as "in need of moderator intervention", because it seemed spam-ish, and yet didn't look blatantly off-topic. Other users disagreed, and it has ...
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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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How do I check the Captcha?

I'm sorry, but I'm a little bad at English. I want to ask a question on Puzzling SE, but they always asks me to check the Captcha. How do I check the Captcha? There's nowhere to input the Captcha ...
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What defines a well-received question?

From the perspective of badges, I was idly wondering what exactly defines a "well-received" question? Perhaps the more important question is where this information exists? Is it buried in some code ...
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Answering an already answered question

I am new here (at least as an answerer, though I have been checking the "hot" questions and answers for several months now). My question is: Any question will have a "first" answer at some point of ...
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Do I have to make another account for the SE site?

I have an Stack overflow and Puzzling account that I made with google, but when I use google to log into SE, it says that this google account is new, and that if I already have an account, to click ...
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How to Contribute to Puzzling SE?

I've looked at the Puzzling site, and I realized that I can't do too much on it. I can't solve a lot of the problems (only with the rebuses), and I think that I can't create any either. I want to ...
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What to do when question can't be repaired with edits?

Due to a bug, all "zero width non-breaking space" characters were removed from my puzzle when I edited the tag. I tried to edit them back in, but the page keeps deleting them. Since that completely ...
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How do you make Mouse Activated Text?

In Puzzling, it is popular to make text hidden until the user puts their mouse above the yellow area. How do you create this?
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How to upload image to imgur without showing it?

I mean, can I use it to hide an answer from my question or a hidden hint? Of course without showing it on the post. There're people use this method. I've been looking for this but got nothing. Sorry ...
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How do you post images on the i.stack.imgur page?

When looking through some of the puzzles, I noticed that quite a few of them used images that they posted on the i.stack.imgur page. When I went on that page, all I got was this: Is there something ...
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Can a puzzle have a CC licence added?

Let me address my intention. I want to ensure that if reproduced a complete unaltered copy of the puzzle is required and a correct reference to this original puzzle must be included so, if not ...
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Can we ask difficult math puzzles here?

Can we ask difficult math questions here? More specifically, I mean a math question that involves square roots.
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What's the benefit of this edit? (Added 2 spaces)

Someone edited an answer just to add two spaces. Link: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/revisions/58762/3 Why would someone do that and is this allowed?
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What is the logic behind the number of views of the puzzles?

After about a year on SE, I have noticed that the number of views for any puzzle range dramatically from less than 100 to 5K or more. I assume a puzzle is considered viewed when a reader clicks on it? ...