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Master Designer For the puzzle which took the most effort to create.
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Best Mathematical Puzzle For puzzles which are primarily mathematical in nature, covering puzzles using tags like mathematics, number-sequence, geometry, calculation-puzzle, etc.
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Questions about puzzle creation: deciding on main site or meta

I think it belongs on the main site, but I think the choice of words, and therefore apparent focus make it seem like a meta question, even though it's not. Ultimately, the underlying questions being ...
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Most Puzzle Per Pound For puzzles with the shortest statements that nonetheless are complete and clear while requiring a lot of thought but do not require computer-assisted solving in order to be ...
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Most Interesting Puzzle For puzzles that are unique or interesting. Perhaps they offer a puzzle like nothing you've seen before or spin a classic puzzle in a new way.
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Best Logic Puzzle For puzzles that are broadly logic focussed. I.e. puzzles whose primary tag is things like logic-puzzle, grid-deduction, strategy, liars, but also other, related tags such as chess, ...
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Best Cryptographic Puzzle For puzzles that are primarily cryptographic, as indicated by tags such as steganograpy, cipher, etc.
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Best Community Wiki Solution For community wiki solutions that represent extraordinary collaboration and writeup. These rarely get acknowledged otherwise but are especially valuable as examples of ...
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How do we want to use our meta FAQ?

Let's use it for ... well, frequently asked questions! Sorry, that probably sounds trite. To put it another way, here's the question all active PSE users should be asking themselves for this post: ...
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At what point has the community decided on a site policy?

Rundown of how it tends to work on SE I would argue the following: At the current rates of participation on meta I guess that you would need about 10 to 20 votes for something to be considered ...
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Questions can be manually removed from HNQs

This is a slight exploit having to do with titles with MathJax deliberately being excluded from HNQ: the problem is simply that we don't want to turn on MathJax everywhere, most notably on ...
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Best Language Based Puzzle For puzzles that are largely language based. I.e. those whose main tags are things like riddle, language, wordplay, cryptic-clues, word-property, etc.
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Best Visual Puzzle For puzzles that are primarily visual, as indicated by tags such as visual, rebus, imgur-maze, etc.
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Master Solver For users who are prolific solvers of puzzles, not only solving challenging puzzles, but also producing clean/clear answer write ups and assisting others via comments/chat, etc.
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Community Builder For users who have helped support the PSE community, such as (but not necessarily limited to) helping newcomers, frequenting chat/comments, active in review queues/meta, contributing ...
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Questions about puzzle creation: deciding on main site or meta

My two cents. I think the post in question needs modification to fit on the main site. The question seems to emphasize the community reaction to the puzzles, rather than the puzzles themselves. "Are ...
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Possible Structure for Annual Puzzle Awards?

I think we could (not should) still award the "Puzzle of the year" award, but I agree that we need to incorporate other awards. Options 3 and 4 are viable to me and we can see that ghosts_in_the_code'...
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If I got a good puzzle, can I post it on Meta if I am question-limited?

No, you can't. This site is for questions about Puzzling Stack Exchange, not for puzzles themselves. If you're question-banned on the main site, we (or the moderators) can't even migrate it to where ...
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Best Non-Enigmatic Puzzle I'm not sure that's the right name, so please help! There are many many puzzles here that rely on some amount of guess-what-the-setter-was-thinking or have one moment of ...
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Most intuitive puzzle Puzzles that are not primarily dependent upon jugglery but dependent upon intuition or insight. May require some theoretical knowledge of science or physics or mathematics or ...
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Simplest puzzles Puzzles with astonishingly simple answer, and question is not hard to go-through; yet may be hard to come into solution. Questions with tag lateral-thinking may include this ...
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Questions about puzzle creation: deciding on main site or meta

The question is about how to create an enjoyable puzzle and therefore belongs squarely on the main site IMO. Simples!
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Possible Structure for Annual Puzzle Awards?

I think it would be best if we ditched the annual award. It is incredibly difficult to say that a puzzle is better than another if they are completely different types. Based on this I say we should ...
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Questions about puzzle creation: deciding on main site or meta

It must be on the main cite. The stackexchange must help to solve a peoples problems. Meta stackexchange must help to solve peoples problems with stackexchange. "How to create a puzzle" is clearly ...
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At what point has the community decided on a site policy?

Is there even a consensus on the final goal/aim of the site? I have recently picked up conversation in "How can we objectively determine how well our site is doing?", but it seems that ...
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