Going through the tags, I found that we have a tag. It would be a good tag, except we already have the .

It is a synonym to , but they are both after the exact same thing. No differences. Except a programming challenge sounds better than a contest problem, because that makes it seem like there's an issue with a contest!

Could we burninate and stick to ?

Without it, we'll be left with and .

  • \$\begingroup\$ Just be aware that some of those 18 questions are actually tagged with the "TopCoder" synonym. \$\endgroup\$
    – RubberDuck
    Jun 18, 2014 at 21:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Jamal what about those tags? codereview.stackexchange.com/tags/community-challenge/synonyms should everything mentioned here be synonyms? \$\endgroup\$
    – Templar
    Jun 19, 2014 at 17:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Templar: No, those are separate from programming challenges, which are off-site. \$\endgroup\$
    – Jamal
    Jul 4, 2014 at 22:54

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I believe this can be changed. Contest problems are still considered challenges. The only difference is that contest problems may have certain criteria. If that's the case, then they should be stated in the question. We don't get too many actual contest problems, and even then, they're usually not approached too differently from regular programming challenges.

Instead of burninating the tag, I'd recommend making it a synonym. They are quite similar, and it will still show that the question came from a competition.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I like it. Making the synonym keeps the closed questions out of the review queue. \$\endgroup\$
    – RubberDuck
    Jun 18, 2014 at 23:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ A synonym to programming-challenge? If so, I like it too :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Alex L
    Jun 18, 2014 at 23:40

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