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Meme: Zombies Originator: Mathieu Guindon (aka retailcoder, lol.upvote, ... and/or Mat's Mug) Cultural Height: During The Mission Background: In a (successful) attempt to motivate the community in reducing the number of unanswered questions, a Call of Duty was made in which every unanswered question (no upvoted answers) is to be regarded as a Zombie. ...


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Meme: Jamalized Originator: Jamal ♦ (actually, apparently me) Cultural Height: All over CR (see this chat transcript search) Background: Jamal being a frantic editor. And he's fast. So fast, we're all waiting for the day he will edit a bad question title before it's even posted. You never know, maybe mods will have the power to edit post drafts one day. ...


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Meme: Java vs. JAVA Originator: Jamal(?) (to be determined) Cultural Height: The 2nd Monitor (as usual), but also in various comments scattered across meta. Background: Question with the word JAVA (instead of Java) in the title or body, is often an indication that the poster is a beginner and/or that it's a low-quality question. This has led to the ...


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Meme: TS | RSA Originator: SimonAndréForsberg (TS), rolfl (RSA) Cultural Height: star-power Background: The 2nd Monitor is quite a star-happy chatroom. How many of you know that there's only a number of times you can "star" a chat post - a star cap (like the rep cap and the vote cap, a star cap). And just when you run out of stars to sprinkle, someone ...


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Meme: "Thanks, Santa!" Originator: Jamal ♦ Cultural Height: The 2nd Monitor Background: Votes are anonymous. So whenever someone upvotes a post of yours, and you think the voter might be in the chatroom, just say "Thanks, Santa!", the voter(s) will know that was for them.


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Best of Code Review 2014 - Lots of Laughs category: Answer that makes the best use of humor to illustrate a point.


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Meme: Monking Originator: Morwenn Cultural Height: The 2nd Monitor Background: A morning greeting to the Monkey doing his monkey-business, in other words: monking Examples: A small chat search Variations: Monkernoon, Monkevening, Monknight, and the reversed gniknoM sometimes used when one leaves... Important is only that it begins with Monk... ;) Also ...


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Name: Overly long acronyms Originator: Simon André Forsberg with this message Cultural Height: The 2nd Monitor Background: IWNPFETTOLAI (I will not provide further explanation than this overly long acronym itself)


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Code Review Graduated Official SE "Decision made" date: Sept 22 2014 Announcement "Going Public" date: Sept 30, 2014 Graduation applied (Privs/Colours) date: T.B.D. In large part thanks to significant, sustained, and far-reaching growth (image taken at around that time):


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Best of Code Review 2014 - Exterminator category: Answer that points out the most interesting obscure bug in the original code


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The Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toetm Tic-Tac-Toe is boring. Let's code The Ultimate Tic-Tac-Toe, a whole different story. Uh, what? Each turn, you mark one of the small squares. When you get three in a row on a small board, you’ve won that board. To win the game, you need to win three small boards in a row. You don’t get to pick which of the nine ...


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Chutes (snakes1) & Ladders When I was a child, the board-game "Chutes & Ladders" really grew my hatred for anything random. The board is 10 x 10. The object of the game is to get your piece from the bottom left corner (1) to the top left corner (100). This means the numbers "snake" as they increase e.g. square 10 steps "up" a row to square 11 ...


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It's not simply tradition, it's part of the community's culture. We're one of the few SE sites known for actually liking fun™. Let's keep it that way. Let the Winterbash games commence! May the odds be ever in your favor.


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Simulate a Multi-Way Intersection This was actually a project I had to do in college with PLC's. The idea is to simulate a four-way (or other intersection) stop-light, each light should be green for a duration, then yellow for a duration, then red for a duration. You may implement this with whichever country's traffic light system / regulations you prefer, ...


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The title says "A friendly challenge", but really, what this is is a duel. For honor and glory. There is no possible good outcome to a duel. PPCG is going to lose. Then you'll be out for revenge a rematch. When is it going to end? Can't we just get along and be friends?


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Meme: LOL - AutoStar Originator: Mat's Mug / Jamal Cultural Height: The 2nd Monitor Background: "lol" somehow got targeted at this point here (the first starred lol): retailcoder: lol (darn, again) Followed shortly by: Jamal: lol (don't star that) And then the tradition was cemented with: Jamal: Why the heck would you star "lol"? sigh


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Content posted to Stack Exchange websites is under the Creative Commons license. Specifically, code posted to Stack Overflow and Code Golf are available for use, ..... and abuse! I suggest we take on the challenge of finding the worst code out there on our sister sites, and making it the best! If a challenge on Code Golf is interesting, and you think you ...


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Best of Code Review 2014 - Best Title category: The question with the best title. (If the title was later added by someone else, be sure to credit the user who edited the title.)


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Zombie Hunting Season The old memes pretty much all happened during the Great Revival, during which we equated unanswered questions with zombies, and votes/answers with ammunition. The site currently has ~10% unanswered questions, which means a population of ~5K zombies; how about reopening zombie-hunting season? Sportive reviewing for all! The idea being,...


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Best of Code Review 2014 - Night and Day category: The most dramatic improvement (nominate both the question with the most hopeless code and the answer that cleans it up the best)


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Re-Nominating this one, because I think it's a fun little challenge. https://codereview.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3786/41243 Implement a simple calculator Where the definition of "simple" is whatever you make it - only supports basic arithmetic operators? Fine. It supports scientific notation, exponents and trigonometry? Fine! Takes input from the ...


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Meme: Yet another linked-list (also nooooooooo) Originator: skiwi Cultural Height: The apparent popularity of linked list implementations Background: The site has received a lot of linked list questions with more coming in over time. It has also led to many duplicate titles and even some duplicate information in answers. Some users even (jokingly?) ...


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Best Newcomer (Answer) category: Best answer by a user who had not posted an answer before 2015.


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Best Newcomer (Answer) category: Best answer by a user who had not posted an answer before 2016.


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Meme: [TTQW | TTGH] | TTGTB Originator: [attributed to] Simon André Forsberg (first TTQW here) Cultural Height: The 2nd Monitor Background: leaving the chatroom and/or going AFK isn't something we do often. These funky acronyms efficiently communicate that it's either time to quit work (or time to get home), or time to go to bed. Related: stack-and-...


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Simon André Forsberg Says Let's play a game of Simon Says! The older folks around here probably remember a game called Simon. The Challenge Create a UI with four colored buttons that light up in a random pattern. After displaying the pattern, the player must repeat the pattern by clicking the buttons in proper order. The pattern gets longer each ...


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Not just one, but two open source projects were born in the 2nd Monitor. We don't just review code around here. We write it too. A lot of the regulars in the 2nd Monitor began working on a card game called Cardshifter in August. A dedicated chat room was created. It is sourced using Java 8 and related technologies. Over in the VBA chatroom, we began ...


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Monopoly A Monopoly question was posted recently, and was very well received by the entire Stack Exchange community. So my proposal is to create a Monopoly game. It seems like it'd be a challenge to implement this game well, but easy enough to get a lot of participants involved. And, as always, bonus points for AI players.


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The Rainfall Challenge Problem description is copied verbatim from the linked Code Review question: Problem Statement A group of farmers has some elevation data, and we're going to help them understand how rainfall flows over their farmland. We'll represent the land as a two-dimensional array of altitudes and use the following model, based ...


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(re-submit of an idea from the last round) Chain (or belt) drive system I propose a variation on this challenge by Ell over on PCG - minus the golfing requirement, of course. (Disclosure: I've already done this challenge in JavaScript) To quote the original: Your program will be given a list of sprockets, specified as (x, y, radius) triplets. The ...


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