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Do we want hats? A *puzzling* situation

Yes! Hats are fun! Besides, anyone who doesn't want to join in can turn them off.
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Can we have the tag **maths** as a synonym for *math* please

Or better yet, make math and maths both synonyms of mathematics, that way, everyone is happy and neither way of spelling is shown favoritism.
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Nominate additional Room Owners for The Sphinx's Lair

Gareth McCaughan Gareth McCaughan has been an active and polite user in The Sphinx's Lair. He always strikes me as level-headed and insightful, and is willing and able to give helpful tips on ...
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Do we need review audits on Puzzling?

No. There are at least a couple of reasons why review audits are, in my view, useless at best. Nobody's been banned due to them, so they're either not needed or not working. Emrakul said he doesn't ...
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We should have MathJax. What should the escape sequence be?

All right, it's time for everyone's favorite post: the list of posts that would benefit from MathJax! The Stack Exchange team looks for posts that would benefit by having MathJax (they want to make ...
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Can we get +10 reputation for upvotes on questions?

As of yesterday, November 13th 2019, this is now in effect network wide: We’re changing the reputation earned from getting a question upvote to ten points, making it equal to the reputation earned ...
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Gotta Tag 'em All

No we do not need the tag While pokemon is quite a broad subject, it is still too specific Pokemon can relate to many things, but can be replaced for each one: Pokemon video games replaced with ...
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New off-topic reason for puzzles where the source is not mentioned

As GPR noted, we already were discussing a custom close reason for this; I'm very much in favor of having one, and just hadn't gotten around to posting here about creating one and what it should look ...
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Should the knowledge tag be merged with the trivia tag?

This has long been an issue for me. When I ask a knowledge/trivia question, or when I'm helping another user with tag edits on their question, I often have no idea which of the two tags to use, and ...
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We should have MathJax. What should the escape sequence be?

Yes And, the default escape-sequence for MathJax on SE is to use a $, like $log(n)$ .... Should this be changed (like it is on ...
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What makes a post a joke?

My suggestion for a question like this would be to run it by the person you are joking about first. That question felt like it was mocking the question by M D which she said she put a bunch of ...
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Audience-specific texts for our "Needs Attribution" custom close reason

These are the drafts I’ve come up with. Please comment with any improvements (and please don’t edit this post directly without consensus). Are there any other meta posts that might need to be ...
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Please vote on a new title prompt for questions

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 ...
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Please vote on a new title prompt for questions

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'...
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Nominate additional Room Owners for The Sphinx's Lair

Rubio It isn't clear to me whether we need more room owners at this point, but if so then I think Rubio is an obvious choice. Rubio is one of the more active chat users isn't already a mod or room ...
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Spoiler markup required

Spoiler markup is already built into the system Simply add >! before your spoiler e.g. >! Your spoiler text goes here
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Should Elchanan Mossel's dice puzzle be undeleted?

I think the following things are reasonably clear: It's a very nice puzzle and some nice answers were posted: it would be a shame to lose those. At present it is basically copied from another source, ...
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"-puzzle" tags not allowed

I just took a look at our tag blacklist, and it has this: ^puzzling|puzzles?$ Turns out that really means ...
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Do we want hats? A *puzzling* situation

No! There's too much other stuff going on right now. Maybe next year! Author note: This has my upvote.
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We should have MathJax. What should the escape sequence be?

I didn't even think it would even be an issue, so I didn't post earlier, but… The escape sequence should be $. $ is what ...
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Tag proposal for puzzles that require computer literacy

I didn't see this question until just now. I think the computer-puzzle tag would be perfect for questions that require computer literacy. I agree with rand al'thor's comment that a programming tag ...
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Should [hat-problem] be its own tag, instead of a synonym?

I agree that this puzzle type warrants it own tag. I could easily imagine wanting to search for this kind of puzzle of particular. I think that the tag should be limited to puzzle to devise a ...
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Trouble with the [cryptogram] tag?

I wholeheartedly agree! I've always wondered why cryptogram was used when it really should be cipher. I vote for changing the primary tag to cipher, and making cryptogram a synonym of it.
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Do we need review audits on Puzzling?

Normally, audits aren't enabled on sites of this size; there just aren't enough reviews (or enough posts that meet the criteria for becoming audits) to justify it. And that's true here as well. So, ...
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Upvote/downvote arrow colors can't be easily differentiated when color blind

Looks like Lisa has updated this color for you! YAY! I hope that the darker shade makes it easier to distinguish - and based on the comments, it sounds like it is. Accessibility is important to us so ...
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Is [chestnut] a meta-tag?

Yes, this is a meta tag, mostly because it's opinion-based as to which puzzles the tag should apply to. I have burned it manually.
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Can we change the migration banner?

Yes, I think the current text is out of place for a mostly challenge-based site. I propose: This question came from our site for those who create, solve, and study puzzles.
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<Tag> does not exist on this site

Turns out that poem is a proposed synonym for poetry. The poem tag itself was removed from the system some months ago on account of going unused. This is a fairly routine situation, but what we ...
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Rename the Green Llama!

The Green Llama Vote for this if you don't want to change the name. That Green Thing is pretty cute, no? ;)

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