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Should we continue the Fortnightly Topic Challenges?

I noticed, on meta, that the Fortnightly Topic Challenges have stopped on number 41: Short and Sweet. That one is part of the rerun. I would like you to vote in this question if you want to continue. ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenges Threrun: Topic Suggestions

Fortnightly Topic Challenges are currently on hold, due to the low activity that was unfortunately seen in the last few installments. They will be continued once enough popular suggestions are present ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #52: Polyominoes

This is the twelfth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the fifty-second installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #51: Non-rectangular grids

This is the tenth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the fifty-first installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #50: Escape Rooms

This is the ninth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the fiftieth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #49: Pub Quiz Camouflage

This is the eighth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the forty-ninth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #48: Unusual tag mix

This is the seventh installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the forty-eigth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #47: Wacky Sudokus

This is the sixth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the forty-seventh installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #46: “Tales From the Cryptic”

This is the fifth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the forty-sixth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Is it ok to start a bounty on an entry in a topic challenge?

Today @jafe started a bounty on a question of mine. I am happy that this happened, of course (by the way, a +500 bounty is a lot). The potential problem is that the question is an entry in the 45th ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #45: Flags

This is the fourth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the forty-fifth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #44: Introduce a new grid deduction genre to the community

This is the third installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the forty-fourth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #43: Variety Crossword Grids

This is the second installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the forty-third installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #42: Wordless Connecting Walls

This is the first installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the forty-second installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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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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Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun!

Let's do fortnightly topic challenges again! What to Do: If you have an idea for a tag or a theme of any kind to use as a topic challenge, post it as an answer below. (Do note, you can propose ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #41: Short and Sweet

This is the seventh installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the forty-first installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #40: Retrograde Analysis

This is the sixth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the fortieth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #39: Deep Down in the Dungeon 1

This is the fifth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the thirty-ninth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #38: Reusing Information 1

This is the fourth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the thirty-seventh installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight'...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #37: Rare and Endangered 1

This is the third installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the thirty-seventh installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36: Twisted Classics 1

This is the second installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the thirty-sixth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #35: Restricted Title 1

This is the first installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenges Rerun described here and the thirty-fifth installment of the FTCs overall, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's ...
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What should the subjects of our fortnightly topic challenges be? (with updates!) [duplicate]

Update May 16, 2018: This post has been (almost entirely) inactive since the last fortnightly topic challenge almost a year ago. The Fortnightly Topic Challenge has now been rebooted (see duplicate ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #34: Safes and Locks

This is the thirty-fourth instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is safes and locks(suggested by BmyGuest), and ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #33: Surface Geometry Mazes

This is the thirty-third instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is surface geometry mazes(suggested by Typhon), ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #32: Grid Deduction Hybrids

This is the thirty-first installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is hybrids of grid-deduction (suggested by ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #31: Steganography (round 2)

This is the thirty-first installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is steganography (suggested by Mithrandir), and ...
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EXTENDED: Fortnightly Topic Challenge #30: Metapuzzles

This is the thirtieth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is metapuzzles (suggested by paramesis), and will ...
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Could we have more than 1 topic challenge?

I think we should have 2 topic challenges. Meta-puzzle Topic Challenge. Meta-puzzles are good puzzles, it's good to encourage members here to keep creating Meta-puzzles. But they're hard to create, ...
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What is the current fortnightly topic challenge?

Sorry if I'm being a bit ignorant, but what is the current fortnightly topic challenge? According to the topic discussion, the metapuzzle thing ends on May 3rd. In fact, this also suggests that the ...
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Should we extend the [metapuzzles] topic challenge?

The metapuzzles fortnightly topic challenge has been very successful. However, Beastly Gerbil brought up a good point in the comments: I'm not sure a fortnight is going to be enough to construct ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #29: Retrograde Analysis

This is the twenty-ninth instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is retrograde-analysis (suggested by user24580), ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #27: Treasure-Hunt

This is the twenty-seventh instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is treasure-hunt (suggested by user14478), and ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #28: Liars

This is not the twenty-eighth instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge not described here, with topics neither suggested nor voted on here. This fortnight's topic is not liars (not suggested by ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #26: Rebus

This is the twenty-sixth instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is rebus(suggested by Mithrandir), and will span ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #25: Wordplay

This is the twenty-fifth instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is wordplay(suggested by Beastly Gerbil), and ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #24: Grid-Deduction

This is the twenty-fourth instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is grid-deduction(suggested by Deusovi), and ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #23: Seasonal

This is the twenty-third instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is seasonal(suggested by A E), and will span from ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #22: Animals

This is the twenty-second instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is animals(suggested by Gordon K), and will span ...
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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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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #21: Geography

This is the twenty-first instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is geography(suggested by David Starkey), and ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #20: Pattern

This is the twentieth instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is pattern (suggested by BmyGuest), and will span ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #19: Unconventional Tag Fusion

This is the nineteenth instalment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is "Unconventional Tag Fusion" (suggested by ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #18: Mechanical Puzzles

This is the eighteenth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is mechanical-puzzles (suggested by Emrakul), and ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #17: Board Games

This is the seventeenth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is board-games (suggested by Emrakul), and will ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #16: Reverse Puzzling

This is the sixteenth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is reverse-puzzling (suggested by hexomino), and ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #15: Stories

This is the fifteenth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted on here. This fortnight's topic is story (suggested by GentlePurpleRain), and will ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #14: History

This is the fourteenth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted for here. This fortnight's topic is history (suggested by manshu), and will span ...
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Fortnightly Topic Challenge #13: Sports, for the Rio Olympics!

This is the thirteenth installment of the Fortnightly Topic Challenge described here, with topics suggested and voted for here. This fortnight's topic is, in the theme of the Rio Olympics, sports (...