Communities

Writing
Writing
Codidact Meta
Codidact Meta
The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors
Photography & Video
Photography & Video
Scientific Speculation
Scientific Speculation
Cooking
Cooking
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Judaism
Judaism
Languages & Linguistics
Languages & Linguistics
Software Development
Software Development
Mathematics
Mathematics
Christianity
Christianity
Code Golf
Code Golf
Music
Music
Physics
Physics

Dashboard
Notifications
Mark all as read
Meta

Time to have a category for games?

+3
−0

In Spanish.SE we used to have quite a lot of fun with the Translation Golf: we would pick some English text and the goal was to translate it into Spanish using the less amount of characters as possible, but keeping the meaning of the original text.

Here in Linguistics we cannot assume the knowledge of any language other than English, since each one of us may know a different set of them.

For this, I was thinking in two levels:

  • What about having a game consisting in challenging the 'compression' of a given text in English? This would mean finding shorter ways to express something, shorter synonyms, and so on.
  • If the above had enough support, what about having a category for challenges like this?

In the same vein as site proposals, please comment your interest below.

Why does this post require moderator attention?
You might want to add some details to your flag.
Why should this post be closed?

5 comments

An interesting concept. Could you link some of those posts so we can get a better picture of what it's about? Moshi‭ 7 days ago

Looks fun - if the other mod (Hanika) is good with it too, and we get some more interest, feel free to post a first challenge in Q&A (we can always create the category later if it gets popular) Moshi‭ 7 days ago

@Moshi OK then I'll wait for the feedback of Hanika and others fedorqui‭ 4 days ago

@fedorqui I can't get in contact with Hanika, so I'm going to just give the go-ahead myself. Feel free to do it when you want to Moshi‭ about 14 hours ago

0 answers

Sign up to answer this question »