ghosts_in_the_code
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Puzzle Of The Year 2015!
16 votes

Others may differ with me, but IMO it does not seem right to compare all puzzles together. For example, how does one compare a complicated number-theory problem with an interesting word puzzle or ...

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Giving puzzle questions the recognition they deserve
8 votes

One possible suggestion could be to allow bounties to be awarded to deserving questions rather than just answers.

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On what frequency can we post without spamming?
2 votes

Adding to @Deusovi's answer There are system checks that warn you if you make too many low quality posts, or make too many posts in a short duration. Boring and repetitive puzzles anyway get down-...

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How do I know if I'm right?
2 votes

Some suggestions for you: Ask people to provide links to sites where they have uploaded their code. And then discuss the differences in the code. These could be due to errors, or due to different ...

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Handling puzzles with multiple steps and the posting of partial answers
2 votes

The accept button is only to help new users and people who don't have time to spare, to know which is the simplest, but complete answer that makes sense by itself. I would consider giving it to a well-...

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Hide the answers
2 votes

Spoilers can now be added. Just put ! marks after the usual > marks that appear in blockquote formatting. And the code is: >! Example (Status-completed tag pending..)

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Puzzle askers should say if they don't know the answer
2 votes

It can't be made compulsory to declare whether you know the solution or not. It is a matter of personal opinion, and a puzzle (not necessarily a good puzzle) is complete without a good solution. ...

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Is it fair to transfer 3000 rep to a friend?
2 votes

If you are transferring to a friend with very low rep (say, below 500), it becomes obvious and action will be taken against them. If that person already has a sufficiently large amount of rep, then ...

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"Numbers on a blackboard"-type puzzles
1 votes

First of all, I don't think they should be synonyms. We can leave the blackboard tag as it is, because there are a few such questions and more might turn up in the future. Yes, it is a subset of ...

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Adding distinctiveness to titles
1 votes

I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not, but one idea could be to just put the first line of the CODETEXT into the title. As you already say, there is nothing distinct in the puzzle that would ...

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Is it okay to post a multi-step puzzle as multiple puzzles?
0 votes

If it is possible to write a single long puzzle 1 that is interesting, I would personally advice you do that. Such questions do earn more rep, and also hold people's attention. A person who solves the ...

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What is the site's stand on "unsatisfying" riddles?
0 votes

Maybe we can make a site policy that whenever a puzzle gets successfully answered, then it can be edited (either by the OP or another user) with an update stating that the Q has been answered. This ...

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How do I award a bounty to an answer I don't understand?
Accepted answer
0 votes

I've decided to trust @DrXorile 's answer for 44 fuses (which I somewhat understand) and award the 250 rep. After this, I'm removing the bounty offer on the Q I don't mean to justify my decision. And ...

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