Code golf has been played on SO for most of the site's life, and the consensus has been strongly in favor of allowing it, but there is also a widely held feeling that such contests should be community wiki.
So, policy and practice are now out of sync. What should be done
- Allow [code-golf] without CW
- Disallow [code-golf]
- Mercilessly bully the team until they give us the CW check-box back
- Push for a Code Golf stackexchange site