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Re: Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2015, 11:48:38 pm »
I disagree with blindly sticking to the 120-day rule; the point is to avoid people constantly bump old posts without adding anything substantive, displacing the active ones. Since the current challenge is stickied, abd the topics were already on the first (and only) page of the subboard, should it be a problem if I add something new to each discussion?

I agree that I was impolite in the phrasing of my posts.

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Re: Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2015, 11:59:29 pm »
I disagree with blindly sticking to the 120-day rule; the point is to avoid people constantly bump old posts without adding anything substantive, displacing the active ones. Since the current challenge is stickied, abd the topics were already on the first (and only) page of the subboard, should it be a problem if I add something new to each discussion?

I agree that I was impolite in the phrasing of my posts.
Yes, but... at least from my perspective, it would seem that the old Code Golf Content #9 became active again, and for me caused confusion between this and the current #2 reboot contest... which one is the latest one? (#9 > #2, so #9 seems to be more recent, right?) And your necro in #7 causes even more confusion! D: Hopefully you can see where I'm coming from!

Of course, this is not to discourage your contributions - indeed, better solutions after-the-fact are nice, and it does promote better, more efficient programming! :D If you want (and if @pimathbrainiac agrees), we can create a dedicated topic for post-code-golf discussion and solutions. (Topic title would be something like: "POST-MOTERM Code Golf - Discussion and Solutions", or something along those lines.) We can even sticky the new dedicated topic if it helps! Of course, the only condition for this is that you don't necro-post in those old topics (like this one) again... ;)

What do you guys think?
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Re: Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #47 on: June 11, 2015, 12:56:42 am »
An excellent idea. I don't like that there's no better way to know whether a contest is active than to look inside or guess based on the position in the board, but it's the way it is.

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Re: Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2015, 01:14:46 am »
Well, it's not like we've never necro'd topics before... xD I like the post-mortem topic idea, though.

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Re: Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #49 on: June 11, 2015, 07:44:01 am »
Well, it's not like we've never necro'd topics before... xD I like the post-mortem topic idea, though.
Yeah, usually I wouldn't mind... but for this case, it just causes confusion! :S Either way, I'll wait to see what @pimathbrainiac et. al. say. If we're good on that, then  pimath or I could go ahead and create it!
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Re: Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2015, 08:41:34 am »
Of course, this is not to discourage your contributions - indeed, better solutions after-the-fact are nice, and it does promote better, more efficient programming! :D If you want (and if @pimathbrainiac agrees), we can create a dedicated topic for post-code-golf discussion and solutions. (Topic title would be something like: "POST-MOTERM Code Golf - Discussion and Solutions", or something along those lines.) We can even sticky the new dedicated topic if it helps! Of course, the only condition for this is that you don't necro-post in those old topics (like this one) again... ;)

What do you guys think?

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Re: Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #51 on: June 11, 2015, 08:44:44 am »
Are we so against necroposting that we need to create new threads for late, but on-topic replies? It seems to me like that's taking things a bit too far.

If part of the issue is the topic title being misleading, I'd recommend simply putting something like [ENDED] at the front of the topic title when a contest is over, so any posts made after that point will have that tag and show up with that tag in new post notifications.

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Re: Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #52 on: June 11, 2015, 08:48:55 am »
That makes some sense. The reply was on topic, but in my mind it was like someone posted a solution to a problem for a member that hadn't been seen since the topic was posted months ago. Also the confusion thing that albert said.

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Re: [ENDED] Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2015, 09:00:49 am »
That's fine with me. I didn't know that calc84 or JWinslow23 were inactive though; in fact I think I had seen them both last month.
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Re: [ENDED] Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2015, 09:11:16 am »
That's not what I meant. I meant that it had that sort of vibe. Anyways we're off topic.
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Re: [ENDED] Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #55 on: June 11, 2015, 10:39:57 am »
Are we so against necroposting that we need to create new threads for late, but on-topic replies? It seems to me like that's taking things a bit too far.

If part of the issue is the topic title being misleading, I'd recommend simply putting something like [ENDED] at the front of the topic title when a contest is over, so any posts made after that point will have that tag and show up with that tag in new post notifications.
I agree, his post was on topic and relevant. It actually added to the discussion. We shouldn't discourage people from trying to improve their programming skills or offering optimizations. Isn't that what code golf is all about? You guys seriously need to relax. *edit*And no, we don't need a separte topic for on topic replies.

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Re: [ENDED] Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #56 on: June 11, 2015, 01:54:40 pm »
If somebody wants to post about new, better solutions or whatever here, I say let them. Any improvement to anything here is welcomed. :)

I just hope lirtosiast enters this next contest XD
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Re: [ENDED] Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2015, 02:05:02 pm »
Also the new [ENDED] flags make it very clear that a contest has ended, so there is no reason not to post in the appropriate codegolf section a better solution.

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Re: [ENDED] Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #58 on: June 11, 2015, 02:22:36 pm »
I agree, Sorunome.

I guess I'll post in the threads corresponding to the challenges then, even if they're old, as long as I can contribute something. Does anyone have a differing opinion?

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Re: [ENDED] Code Golf Contest #9
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2015, 02:27:08 pm »
I agree, Sorunome.

I guess I'll post in the threads corresponding to the challenges then, even if they're old, as long as I can contribute something. Does anyone have a differing opinion?
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