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I can't use Imgur, I have to use Scratch instead

Instead of Imgur mazes, I have to create Scratch mazes because I can't access Imgur. However, can I still use imgur-maze in it or may I suggest another tag? EDIT: I tried:
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Is “grid-deduction” needed here?

Is "grid-deduction" needed here?
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What's the difference between the tags [arithmetic] and [calculation-puzzle]?

I was seeking into tags until I found these tags: calculation-puzzle which states "A puzzle that involves numerical calculations, such as multiplication and addition." arithmetic which states: "...
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When does a (grid) puzzle genre have its own tag?

So I just realized there is a tag for nonogram. More browsing, there are tags minesweeper, mastermind, slitherlink, and other genres of grid puzzles (a.k.a grid-deduction) as well. Hmm.. There is ...
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Change 'graph-theory' tag name

We have a graph-theory tag which covers puzzles involving graphs, for example: Step into the Octagram but calling it 'graph-theory' is a bit prententious for a site called 'Puzzling'. May I ...
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Generalist Countdown

Since we are a relatively young site in the Stack Exchange network, we haven't been able to enjoy any Generalist badges at all. It's not that we don't have people that would qualify (we do), but that ...
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Should we change the [no-computers] tag to [no-brute-force]?

Usually when I see no-computers, it's used to deter people from using brute force. In my time here, I have only seen this tag used to exclude brute-forcing a solution with a computer. However, the ...
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What is the difference between situation tag and lateral-thinking tag?

When looking through the two tags descriptions and related questions, to me they seem to fall under the same category. They both set up a seemingly normal situation with some twist that requires ...
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The end of open-ended puzzles

Consensus has been reached. I say this on Rubio's authority - the contents of this post are considered to be a part of the definition of this site's scope. So, I posted this open-ended puzzle a ...
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Should we have a tag for riddles related to tv or movies?

I have recently noticed that we have a "video-games" tag but no "tv-shows" or "movies" tag. Should we have a tag for tv related questions? (e.g. questions found in tv-shows or riddles where you guess ...
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A checkerboard and eight queens

What tag should we use for questions about A checkerboard and eight queens ? chess or checkerboard? EDIT: What does this mean? Should I just use chess?
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How to use the enigmatic-puzzle tag

I don't really understand the true meaning of the enigmatic-puzzle tag. Its tag info is: Puzzles where the genre or solving strategy of the puzzle is not explicitly stated; puzzles where the ...
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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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Do we want to [find-the-tag]?

A new tag has been created on this site - find-the-tag - currently containing 6 questions at the time of writing. It intends to be for questions where a certain Puzzling SE tag is required as the ...
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Tag for IQ-test-like questions

I looked around meta, and it seems this came up before. It seems there used to be such a tag, but it was removed for various reasons: One reason is that it is 'meta' and describes the 'origin' of the ...
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Is there a reason the poem tag exists?

In the list of available tags there is the fairly popular poetry tag, but there is also a tag for poem. The poem tag has one question linked to it and no description specifying why or how it would be ...
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Puzzle Type Explanations

This question may have already been answered, but is there a running list of the different types of puzzles (outside of tags). Example: Riley, Grandfather, Teapot. But these types don't have the ...
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Guidance creating tags

I created the what-am-i tag on yesterday (Jul 25, 2018), for the following reasons: Searching for "what am i" closed:no score:0.. (post containing "what am i" which are neither closed nor have a ...
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Haiku tag switches to Poetry?

Scrolling through the tags, I realized there was a Haiku tag, so I tried to remove the Poem tag and add Haiku. However, when I saved it, it changed to the Poetry tag. Why is this? If this happens to ...
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What is the trivia tag for?

Recently I posted a trivia question using the trivia tag, however, it has now been closed as OT with this comment "I'm closing this question as off-topic because it is not a puzzle; it is simply a ...
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New Category for “Tyo” riddles?

Recently, user TyoBrien posted a new type of wordplay riddle. His template has been used by more than 8 different users to date who created similar riddles. Examples: here, here, and here. Should we ...
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Should I tag my puzzle with 'chess' if it requires a 'chessboard' and not a 'checkerboard'?

About two years ago, I asked this question. The solution requires a knowledge of the algebraic notation of chess positions, but doesn't require one to know how to play chess. Hence, I had tagged the ...
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Desktop vs mobile formating

I recently asked a question: Ruin, has come to our family In this the answer depended on seeing the words formated in a certain way so they looked like steps and occurred n number of words into ...
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Do “prefix-suffix-infix” riddles deserve their own tag?

Last week I thought of a riddle and posted it here. It got way more attention than I expected, including a new wave of similar riddles of the general format: My prefix __ My suffix __ My infix ...
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When should the knowledge tag be used?

(Kinda) related Puzzles/Puzzle Clues Related to Narrow/Restrictive Topics like Video Games Lately, for me, there are a lot of puzzles and riddles which involve a certain amount of knowledge in order ...
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Tag proposal: [cooperation-game] [duplicate]

Recently there were questions [1, 2] discussing the possibility of having a prisoner tag. The main criticism about it is that the same question could be asked for a group of islanders, lab rats, etc.. ...
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Purpose of [prisoner]

Please note that voting has moved here: Tag for prisoner puzzles? A new tag has sprung up, namely the prisoner tag. At the moment, it contains one question, but a suggested edit to add that tag ...
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my review of the proposed 'honeypot' tag

as can seen here: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/tags/honeypot/info I have rejected on the grounds that this tag will be deleted soon. I am wondering whether this is the general consensus?
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Can we make a new tag for puzzles that are like chess puzzles, but generalised to all games, and also specific to those kinds of puzzles

Example question So, I make or have made a puzzle where someone has to find a move sequence in a certain number of moves or achieve some other objective just like a chess puzzle. however, there is no ...
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Do we have a beginner question tag?

I recently posted a question targeted at beginners and I stated so in the question. Shortly after it was asked, a high rep user answered the question. It was an honest mistake, they answered before ...
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Cross words about crosswords - tagging!

We have four very closely related tags - crosswords, crossword-clues, cryptic-crosswords, cryptic-clues - of whose usage patterns I'm not entirely sure. The tag wiki excerpts aren't really helpful ...
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Can “simple” tag can be created?

Can simple puzzle tag can created . Many people don't like very big very difficult questions .
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Definition of [probability]

The short definition of probability is: A mathematical puzzle that involves randomness. Is that really what probability is, though? Surely not everything that's random is probability. For example, ...
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What is the point of the [rhyme] tag?

I've seen the rhyme tag around, and I haven't quite worked out what it adds to the puzzle. At least to me, it only indicates if the puzzle is in the format of the rhyme - and that makes it seem like ...
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Tag help questions

We've now had at least three questions seeking/giving help with a particular tag: Cryptic Clue Guide Strategies for solving steganography puzzles Not a Riddle, rather a Question The first one was ...
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Definition of retrograde-analysis

When I first stumbled upon the retrograde-analysis tag a year ago, it did not have a definition, and there were only a very few puzzles in this category. One of them was this one, which I liked a lot....
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Why is word ladder not used?

There is the tag for word-ladder, the connecting of two words e.g LEAD into GOLD. However, it is rarely used: 6 questions are tagged as such, although there have been many puzzles that are actually ...
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The Grand Sesquiannual Tag Cleanup is back, bigger and better than ever before!

Welcome welcome fellow puzzlers, to the Second Sesquiannual Puzzling Tag Cleanup! Another year and a half has slipped by, and my, look at the tags! Er. Time. Tags have a nasty way of accumulating ...
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Difference between Story and Visual tag?

What is the difference between the "story" and the "visual" tag? It seems to be the same.
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We have a problem with the [english] [language]

english (200 questions) Puzzles that crucially depend on some feature of the English language or that only work in an English formulation. language (131 questions) A puzzle that heavily depends ...
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What should we call “grid logic” challenges?

Currently, it looks like our next fortnightly topic challenge is going to be about puzzles that I have tentatively called "grid logic" puzzles. A more precise definition would be "abstract puzzles on ...
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Tag for puzzles that can easily be presented on a whiteboard (or blackboard, or chalkboard, etc)

One thing I've been hard-pressed to find online is a collection of puzzles or riddles that can be easily presented on a chalkboard, blackboard, whiteboard, etc such as in a classroom or office. ...
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Should we allow re-use of Fortnightly Topic Challenge tags?

Currently, the Fortnightly Topic Challenge solicits ideas for tags that will become the topic for the challenge for a two-week period. Once a tag has been a topic, the post suggesting it is deleted, ...
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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 appeared in ...
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Is the lack of a [homework] tag purposeful?

As a user who's spent most of my time over on stackoverflow, I'm very familiar with the concept of homework questions being asked on stack exchange sites. For a while there was a vicious commenting/...
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Are [policy] and [rules] the same thing?

Here on meta, we have two tags, rules and policy. They seem pretty much to be the same thing - the words are basically synonyms. Should we merge these? If so, which should be the main tag and which ...
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Board games and card games

There exists the tag board-games with questions about games using some kind of board. This can range from Battleship to Connect Four and beyond. Now, say I want to use a game that just uses cards, ...
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Do we need the [open-ended] tag?

I saw the tag open-ended and it seemed a bit pointless to me. The tag wiki is as follows: Used when the tagged puzzle is open ended to all solvers and could be "bested" at any point, if a given ...
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Tag names showing in spoilers [closed]

I have added a hint to my puzzle, and I wanted to cite the tags used to tag the puzzle. Of course, the hint had to be spoilerised. However, when I posted, it displayed like this (scroll down to see ...
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Banning “IQ test” questions

Recently there has been an influx of low-effort puzzles (mostly of iq-test, pattern, riddle and cipher with short length). They aren't "puzzles", but rote exercises / guess what I'm thinking type ...