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Your English is fine Hi, I'm bobble. I have been the one editing most of your posts. (If you want me to, I will go back and edit your old ones.) Your English is fine. I will repeat this as often as necessary. It is not perfect. But it is good enough that I can understand it. And that's all that really matters. You have been nice and accepting of my grammar ...


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Our policy is that you are a terrible person. (not really, but it's a catchy hook) Hat-seeking behavior, while fine in absentia, is no excuse for cluttering the site with low-quality posts or inconsequential edits. Earn your hats fairly, through the usual channels.


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Okay, since it's been a day I'll post my thoughts for voting. I think that re-asking a question with a different phrasing is good, provided that the new phrasing removes ambiguity and invalidates the unintended answer. We often have questions which are not specific enough with their initial phrasing. (Mostly [enigmatic-puzzle] and [riddle]). Usually, the OP ...


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Absolutely. This is 100% within scope of the site. As you note, the puzzle-creation tag wiki even explicitly mentions phrasing (emphasis mine): This can cover all aspects of puzzle creation, from scrambling a rubiks-cube to phrasing questions to calculating all possible times a rope puzzle can produce. However, a few things to note: You still need to ...


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It seems your introduction to the world of Puzzling.SE has not been as smooth as you'd hoped, with 4 of your first 5 questions in negative scores and one of them closed to boot. Here is some advice that I hope might help you - and any other newcomers who find themselves in a similar situation: DON'T PANIC! Dwelling on the prospect of an upcoming question ban ...


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What's your puzzle, or puzzle-related question? Be specific. Suggested by @COTO. Edited to include a comma after suggestions from @Curmudgeon. Hopefully nobody will mind such a minor change, but feel free to change your vote if you do! Upvote to support this proposal. Please don't downvote; proposals will be compared on the number of upvotes they've had. (...


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Rand's suggestion was reasonable, except for the abomination that was the comma - so I stripped it of this demon and made the change: At Curmudgeon's suggestion, I also added an extra "your": What's your puzzle or your puzzle-related question? Be specific.


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If you want to post a puzzle written in a specific language, then sorry you can't (according to this policy). But if you want to post a puzzle which needs the knowledge of any specific language, please feel free. language tag should only be used in case when the answerer needs to know about a foreign language while answering, not while reading the puzzle. ...


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In addition to @bobble's answer, remember that other users might edit your posts to fix the issues in there. I'm not an English speaker either and it happened a lot of times to my posts, I find it very useful because it is an opportunity to improve your English skills. I learned different words and the correct grammar forms to express my sentences and also ...


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As Mithical noted, these warning messages are the same across every site on the Stack Exchange network. I agree that the "subjective" warning doesn't make a whole lot of sense for us to have, but it may not actually be possible to disable it solely for Puzzling.SE. However, I do believe that the "short length" message is still worth having here. It's true ...


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I think just post them. There aren't very many of them. And who can judge whether there's a reasonable chance of a solution? A question on the Voynich manuscript here, for example, would attract people who are interested and who want to put their heads together, and could get a lot of very stimulating answers over a long period of time. That could only be ...


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I see where this request is coming from, but I don't think this is a good idea, at least not the right execution. I've listed the questions with First Posts reviews (so they must have been posted by a user without reputation, except possibly for the association bonus and/or a few suggested edits), created by a user less than 14 days old. We would possibly ...


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Why you shouldn't change a question with answers Changing a question in substantive ways after answers have already been posted, anywhere on Stack Exchange, is likely to make those answers obsolete. In general, this should be avoided when possible; changes may make part or all of the answers irrelevant, or worse, invalid. This can even negatively affect ...


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The precise criteria for question bans (which are automated) don't seem to be noted anywhere. In general terms, if you post "too many" "low-quality" questions, you will be question-banned. Neither of those terms seem to be rigorously defined in this context. One thing that may be a contributing factor (I don't know for sure; just speculating) is that ...


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As you've already discovered, Snippets don't operate on Puzzling. There's a strong preference to keep all puzzles self-contained on site. This is to keep content within the puzzle posting itself, so the puzzle does not become broken should the external link break, move, expire, or be deleted. I'm not as familiar with jsfiddle so don't know if it reaps ...


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I suggest that famous unsolved ciphers should only be posted if it is reasonable to expect a good answer from the Puzzling.se community. The same approach is taken on Math.se. I think that Puzzling.se should not be a repository for ciphers that are very unlikely to be solved. As google shows, a lot of expertise has already been applied to the Kryptos, Beale,...


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I think it goes without saying that Is your question about creation and solving of puzzles? should be changed to something like Is your question a puzzle, or a question about the creation and solving of puzzles? and “Share your research.” is irrelevant/meaningless for puzzles.  (I suppose it may be relevant for questions about puzzles, but, as you ...


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After you have inserted an image into your post via the Image interface, the image is already available on i.stack.imgur.com; you do not have to submit your post for that. Therefore, you can just upload the image; open the image in another browser tab from the newly created link in the preview for future reference; remove the link to the image from the ...


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Welcome to the site! When speaking of old posts, accepting an answer might draw some attention to your post from the +2 link in your profile, and the +15 link in the answerer's profile. However, as your posts are fairly new, I don't think the links had anything to do with the seemingly additional interaction on your posts. Here are a few things you might ...


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Usually, downvotes don't come because of accepting an answer. It might be a coincidence, that more people saw your riddle and thought it was a poor one after the answer was posted/accepted than before. Sometimes, a question does get heavily downvoted after an answer is accepted, because people feel that the accepted answer makes no sense, and therefore the ...


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In short, I feel it both preserves the puzzle in a permanent, non-hosted form and is accessible for screen readers. I'll explain in further detail why I'm rebutting two of the points listed in the question. It could be for people with visual impairments or screen readers? But the “text version” is definitely not more readable than the image or wouldn’t be ...


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There is the tag japanese for puzzles that use Japanese characters or the Japanese language. You may want to check out the corresponding puzzles, and compare the puzzle-type to your puzzle. https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/japanese


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Generally, the rule is that puzzles (or any questions on any StackExchange site) should be self-contained: All the information required to solve the puzzle should be available in the post. (Of course, for trivia-related puzzles and whatnot, googling for general information (not a specific URL) is expected.) It sounds like this puzzle is contained in a ...


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Having confirmed the answer has made me see it as more of a math problem rather than a puzzle, even though it did not seem so from the question. (Spoilered)


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I'm willing to be convinced otherwise, but right now I don't think that rate limiting is the right thing to do. Engagement is a key factor in any community. By rate limiting, you're denying users a form of engagement. Some people are better askers than answerers, and should not be penalized for this. If the suggestion was rate limiting answers to one per ...


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On the one hand it may have bad influence on the quality of the answers because people have more time and start answering out of boredom. On the other hand I like this idea! I expect people to try harder on creating their own riddles and at the same time on solving riddles of other users.


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I can't speak for anyone else but I wouldn't vote to close. Decidability is interesting.


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What's your puzzling question? Be specific. Suggested by @JonEricson Upvote to support this proposal. Please don't downvote; proposals will be compared on the number of upvotes they've had. (OP note: this would not have my upvote, since it'd be a stretch to say an actual puzzle posted as a challenge was a 'puzzling question'.)


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No, this is not an appropriate puzzle for Puzzling.SE. And I will for that reason refrain from posting it. As already observed, Stack Snippets won't run on this site. Even with the code included in the question as a <!-- comment -->, this makes the puzzle depend on a third party. The script is a gimmick that does not add much to the puzzle. This blurs ...


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