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Site suggestion - Code Golf

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Update: launched.


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.

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I guess I'll go put my own suggestions in ;)

Suggestions:

Name: Code Games / Programming Games

I feel like for a name, "Code Golf and Coding Challenges" is too long. We're gonna have to somehow make it into a logo as well. I chose "Games" to promote the sense of friendly competition.

Also, because it's half as many letters as "Competitions".

Domain: code-games.codidact.com

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Our community for those who enjoy code golf and other recreational coding challenges.

(shamelessly using Quintec's idea but making it more like the other communities' descriptions)

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manassehkatz‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

Even though Code Golf is itself limiting (as noted elsewhere, there are Code Bowling, King of the Hill and other types of challenges), those two words immediately give the sense that (a) it is about writing code and (b) it is about fun & games. "Coding Challenges" by itself to me sounds more like "here are the toughest unanswered questions in Computer Science". Which might be a worthwhile site but is totally different.

Moshi‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

@manassehkatz I can see your point, though I personally don't associate "Coding Challenges" with "unanswered problems in Computer Science". I basically just used "Coding Challenges" as the shortening of "Code Golf and Coding Challenges", but there are always other options (Programming Puzzles might be something to consider. I'm not opposed to just calling it Code Golf though, I just don't want visitors to think it's only code golf)

dzaima‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

"Coding competitions" should get rid of the "unanswered problems" mindset, and convey the idea a bit more.

Quintec‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

I like your description better than mine. I put it in my answer so we can focus on the key differences in our answers regarding name/domain.

Moshi‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

@manassehkatz @dzaima How does my new proposal look? I'm still trying to keep the name short so we can hopefully keep it on one line for the banner. Also, I like short names

manassehkatz‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

"Code Games" make me think "Computer games", which is something quite different.

Moshi‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

@manassehkatz how does Code Games make you think of computer games? (I assume by computer games you mean stuff like video games). It's literally "Code" Games, games about coding

manassehkatz‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

If I want to write recreational software for a computer, I code games.

Moshi‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

@manassehkatz It's a suggestion for a name though, I doubt people will first think of it as "code(v.) games" and will actually take as "code(n.) games" unless they really contrive to do so

msh210‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

I'd +1 this if the URL lacked a hyphen. People will omit it or replace it by a . or a _ ... too confusing.

Moshi‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

@msh210 I added a hyphen to match the other community with a two-word url, scientific-speculation.codidact.com

msh210‭ wrote almost 2 years ago:

@Moshi fair enough