Two recent code-golf questions have proceeded nicely until an accepted answer is chosen
collatz-conjecture - originally the asm answer was accepted, now a shorter solution is accepted, but not the shortest by far
triforce - asm answer is accepted even though it's one of the longest.
I think the problem is summed up by this comment
@Kamarey: No, I think there's more to code golf than that. Language comparisons for one. Show off your skill at programming (could you show me a programmer who doesn't?). Clever implementations. etc. Would the person who wrote the python interpreter have to include that code if they posted a python version? I could create a new languauge, triforce for example, that has a single letter command which implements a solution to this problem - should I include the language code or could I claim a result of 1 char (golfscript anyone?) On this site, I think size is less important. But what do I know? – Skizz Mar 12 at 9:37
There seems to be a meme on SO that code-golf is about "cool-code" or "clever-code"
So what should be done about these questions. The code-golf tag no longer applies so should it be removed? I think then all the golfed answers will look silly.
Are cool-code or clever-code tags considered too subjective for SO?