Its no wonder that Stack Overflow has a vast community of great and enthusiastic programmers. Don't you think Stack Overflow should be organizing weekly or monthly programming contests/challenges for added zeal among its users?
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closed as off-topic by CRABOLO, Monica Cellio, gnat, Werner, Aziz Shaikh Dec 15 '15 at 8:45
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Doing a code contest is a very different thing from helping programmers solve specific problems in their coding.
I think that SO is best at remaining focused on its task and that those events should be strongly separated or simply the goal of specific SE sites like CodeGolf.
It looks like this kind of thing would be well-suited for codegolf.stackexchange.com (currently in beta, at the time of this posting).
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Programming Puzzles & Code Golf is for programming puzzles and code golf, anywhere in skill from beginner to expert.
Code golf is a special type of programming puzzle where the shortest correct code submission wins.
All questions on this site, whether a programming puzzle or a code golf, should have …
All answers to standard questions should …
Generally these kind of contests are a way for firms to recruit someone, which gives them a platform on whom(candidates) to bet on. I dont think SO needs this & their way of serving is being a forum and all they need is moderators apart from their core developing team.