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The many-eyes effect
I want to alert puzzle writers to a potential cognitive bias I'll call the many-eyes effect. Many people try to solve your puzzle, but only those who succeed post. It's tempting to imagine the posters ...
One Weird Trick All Spammers Hate
Puzzling.SE hasn't really seen much spam in the past, but we've had just a bit of it recently. Since it hasn't come up before, the question of what to do about it hasn't come up either. Using This ...
Thank you, Robert Cartaino
For those who don't know, the Director of Community Development at the Stack Exchange company, Mr Robert Cartaino, is no longer employed by Stack Exchange. Tributes are already flowing in on main meta ...
List of bounties with no deadlines
This is a list of unofficial, deadline-less (hence not searchable) bounties offered by users on various challenges on the main site. Disclaimer: There is no guarantee that the user will award the ...
Thank you, GentlePurpleRain
On 29 March 2022, our own GentlePurpleRain received a Deputy badge which can only be awarded to non-moderators. Without speculating on why he stepped down (unless he wants to share his reasons), let's ...
Best puzzles of 2018 Q3 (July - September)?
This question is part of the best-puzzle award series. What are your nominations for the best puzzles, here on Puzzling.SE, of the third quarter (July / August / September) 2018? Suggested ...
An appeal from a newbie - in-jokes
I've recently joined this community and discovered an interest in puzzles that I didn't know I had. The atmosphere and camaraderie are great. The only problem for me is detecting in-jokes. Example ...
A brief guide to MathJax for PSE users
What is MathJax? It lets you include nicely-typeset mathematics in PSE questions, answers, and comments. The syntax is described below (with links to places where you can find more details). Two-...
Enough "22+4" questions. The originality is lost
There has been a recent spate of related "22+4" questions that can all be answered by using different cyclic numbering systems. The OP's always say "use base 10," perhaps not realizing that that ...
2019: a year in moderation
It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
Proposed policy on mathematical questions
For background, see: Should mathematics questions really be on-topic here? (about "routine" mathematics questions) What tricky mathematical questions are on topic here? (about "heavy" mathematics ...
Congratulations bobble for raising 1000 helpful flags!
If you're an active PSE user, you'll know that bobble is an active moderator (merely without a diamond). Just recently she reached 1000 helpful flags... which is quite a feat given her time on PSE (&...
State of meta.puzzling.SE rules
So, it was recently asked when a community consensus is reached. Additionally I have observed a lot of users having no overview at all of the current rules, so for the last few days I have been ...
Improved interface to posts of common interest?
Q:   What do these three recently well-received Meta posts have in common? Change “unanswered” search to “unsolved” Should we have a meta-sorted list ...
Is there an informational page or other list of rules specifically for Puzzling.SE?
Maybe I'm just overlooking it, but I cannot find guidelines for this specific site anywhere. All the links (e.g., What kind of questions should I ask on Puzzling?) go to the generic Stack Exchange ...