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Comments on Site suggestion - Code Golf
Site suggestion - Code Golf
It's probably okay to request a new site here. If so, I suggest there to be a Code Golf site. TopAnswers has a Code Golf site, and evidently there is a large amount of core users there.
Based on new comments here, I had a conversation with some folks in the Nineteenth Byte on Discord to ask them about the …
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I have very limited experience in Code Golf. I have followed SE Code Golf for quite a while but rarely participated due …
This answer has been superseded by new developments. Members of the Code Golf community have already created a si …
I guess I'll go put my own suggestions in ;) Suggestions: Name: Code Games / Programming Games I feel like for …
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Based on new comments here, I had a conversation with some folks in the Nineteenth Byte on Discord to ask them about their interests and needs. I pointed out the TopAnswers site, which some of them were not aware of, and pointed them to this proposal. There seems to be interest in having a community here too, alongside TopAnswers; I'll start the "who's in" post after making this one.
The golfers I talked with expressed the following desires:
A leaderboard for challenges. On SE they do this with a userscript, so there's some code already. (Obviously our dev team has to code-review anything we install here, just as they did for the Sefaria Linker on Judaism.) There was a suggestion to make it user-triggerable rather than auto-running on page load, particularly for challenges with many answers. I have created a GitHub issue for the leaderboard; our developers assessed it as hard, but maybe I missed something important in writing it up. Golfers, please weigh in there on needs and/or if you can help implement it.
An API to fetch answers would help improve the aforementioned leaderboard code.
Challenges would be in their own category (there are other types of questions). In addition to the other category-specific customizations this would allow, a separate category means the leaderboard would only need to be enabled there. This category can be set as the site default (like Q&A is on other sites).
A sandbox for challenges, using the article post type (because feedback should be comments only). The idea is that challenges get refined in the sandbox, and when ready the author copies and pastes the final version into a new post in the challenges category. We talked about moving the post instead, but this would mean (a) bringing the comments along with it (and then having to delete them) and (b) not being able to use the article post type to enforce "no answers, just feedback" in the sandbox. (We can move posts, but we can't transform them along the way.) Deleting the comments might not seem like a big deal, but there was a sense that sometimes keeping the sandbox history, at least temporarily, could be useful. With the code as it is now, this seemed the most workable approach in our conversation. Future code developments could improve this workflow.
"Golf challenges would be in their own category (there are other types of questions)."
Will you also make a category for King of the Hill, Cops and Robbers, etc.? I feel like it'd get out of hand quickly. Why not just use tags?