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“Proper attribution” for non-original puzzles: a guide

Help! One of the following is my case: People commented on my question asking for attribution... My question has been closed because it lacks attribution... I’ve seen comments/closures on other ...
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Why are questions off-topic if they invite answers which are not demonstrably correct, or are otherwise speculative?

My question was closed with the following reason: This question may invite speculative answers, as the question is not fully defined. The validity of some answers may be based upon opinion. Good ...
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What is "Serial Voting" & why was it selectively reversed?

Some time ago, I was editing my puzzle and suddenly saw the vote count move up. By the time I competed the edit, the vote count was back, which surprised me enough to accidentally not commit my edit. ...
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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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Top bar review counter isn't updating

I've encountered some odd behavior on the main site, and it's not something I've seen before. Here's what I see: Normally this wouldn't be an issue, but it's been vacillating between 10 and 13 for a ...
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Unable to give bounty of lower value after given upper bounty

Example → See me from your view point - As seen by the rest After giving a bounty of 250, why are lower value bounty options removed? It is better to keep all bounty values, even after a bounty is ...
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Can I award myself a bounty?

On this site you can bounty a question in order to receive more attention. Then the OP can choose who deserves to receive the bounty. You can also answer a question you asked yourself, which, in some ...
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Listing of awarded bounties

Is there any way of seeing the bounties that have been awarded over the last quarter or month?
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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 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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Comments deleted without explanation

Recently the comments on my answer was deleted without any remarks, I'm not even sure whether it's automatically deleted or whether some mods deleted it. In my understanding, mods usually put some ...
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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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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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How can I center (align) an image in a question?

I have not found this and I'm not sure it's possible, but when I write a question or answer and want an image to be horizontally centred, how would I do that?
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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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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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A collection of Puzzling Tools

This post is a community-wiki compilation of useful puzzle tools and websites. If you find some useful source, please edit the according answer post to add it. Also add a short description, please. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are these chatrooms with names like 'Codenames', 'Contact', and 'Spyfall'? What are they for?

I see there are several rooms hosted on Puzzling on chat.SE that have strange, one-word titles, like: Contact Codenames Spyfall Zendo Strupremum What are these rooms for?
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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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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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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 ...