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Stack Exchange is about learning. People come and ask about their problems. Others help by answering them. My Question is why Stack Exchange is not planning on adding some fun like games, quizzes and other such competition, where one can test their knowledge?

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    There's codegolf.stackexchange.com if you want some puzzles. – Stijn Feb 25 '14 at 9:01
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    I want a sausage sizzle. With fried onions. And a clown making balloon animals. – slugster Feb 25 '14 at 9:03
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    Your definition of "fun" doubtless subtly differs from mine. – michaelb958 Feb 25 '14 at 9:03
  • If code golf is not what you are looking for, then this idea sounds like a nice proposal to go for. – DroidDev Feb 25 '14 at 9:04
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  • Let me check code golf first. Vote down but i am still sticking there should be fun around here ;) – pronox Feb 25 '14 at 9:05
  • Maybe something like this could be suggested for April 1st? – George Duckett Feb 25 '14 at 9:08
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    @VishwasSharma I think you meant to link to the Competitive Programming proposal? – S.L. Barth Feb 25 '14 at 9:09
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    There are periodic "just for fun" competitions here on meta, for example; Work is hard, let's color the walls – Richard Tingle Feb 25 '14 at 9:09
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    Downvoting is a real fun! – hims056 Feb 25 '14 at 9:09
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    @VishwasSharma There you go – pronox Feb 25 '14 at 9:13
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    You want to spend more time on Stack Overflow? – Kerrek SB Feb 25 '14 at 9:14
  • @KerrekSB My point is creating signups at every point and every sub-domain is aweful, features from TopCoders like site should be implemented around and for programmers who says it will mix things up? are you that out of algos? – pronox Feb 25 '14 at 9:18
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    @pronox: Have you signed up to every SE site?! From Tex to DiY to Biblical Hermeneutics? Wow. Yeah, that would be mildly tedious to do in one sitting, though then again you get 100 rep each time you do it, so there's some kind of reward response in the brain that should make that feel fun. – Kerrek SB Feb 25 '14 at 9:21
  • @pronox If you do have a new idea of a new proposal, and you are going to put the proposal on Area 51, don't forget to put link here also. I'd like to check it out. – DroidDev Feb 25 '14 at 10:30
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The purpose of Stack Overflow is to build a knowledge base, to be a one-stop site for real-life programming problems.

It is not meant to be a place to hone your skills, although being active on Stack Overflow will definitely teach you new, useful things.

If you want to exercise your actual coding skills, or even compete with others, there are plenty of other sites outside the Stack Exchange network. Like Topcoder or Project Euler.

Edit: As @Stijn pointed out in the comments, within the Stack Exchange network there is CodeGolf.

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    Well Stack Overflow provides different platforms like Game Dev, Programming, Math So I guess if fun is at completely separate point one-stop approach won't be disturbed plus I didn't knew about codegolf but that's exactly what I was looking for. – pronox Feb 25 '14 at 9:13

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