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Please see this answer. I'm wondering if code golf challenges should directly spell out their purpose by linking here or perhaps here. This might help people avoid over thinking and partake in a little fun?

Would anyone mind if I edited existing challenges for clarification, if not, which link would be most appropriate?


This question describes a contest, please read {link} this {/link} prior to answering.

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Link no work, Waage not know what to do! – Ólafur Waage Nov 17 '09 at 11:03
Dobee ironed his hands. Link is implied, not broken. – Tim Post Nov 17 '09 at 11:13
It'd be better if you had something more contextual than "this". Unless you're going for Fark. – random Nov 17 '09 at 11:47
@random, s/This/The\ following/ ? – Tim Post Nov 17 '09 at 13:05
If there is a reasonable level of agreement on this add it to:… – dmckee Nov 18 '09 at 2:46
'Course, I would argue that this happens because code-golf really doesn't belong, but I have long since lost that battle: – dmckee Nov 18 '09 at 2:47

I agree this is good as a recommended practice. I think it adds relevant information that I'm sure some people don't know immediately when a question is just described as "code golf". And if you get some level of agreement here on the principle, I think it would be appropriate to add that phrasing to old questions if you want to spend the time doing so.

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