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2023 Moderator Election: Community Interest Check

We are discussing scheduling a moderator election sometime in early 2023. I would like to gather information on the level of interest in standing for election. If you'd be willing to run for a ...
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Is CS.SE broken?

As of now (2022/11/01 12:00 UTC), there hasn't be new activity on CS.SE in the last 9 hours; last question appearing was posted 17 hours ago. I myself have asked a question 11 hours ago that appears ...
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MathJax different in post vs. edit preview

This is a bit strange: in my answer here, the MathJax has incorrect vertical alignment: But when I go to the edit page to try to fix it, the preview shows the correct formatting, different to what is ...
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What shall we do with "Why do we rely on computers in critical fields?"

I am soliciting discussion and advice on what to do about the question Why do we rely on computers in critical fields?. When it was originally posted, the question was "Are computers really ...
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Change "MathJax help" link on Markdown help page

The "MathJax help" link in the "LaTeX" section of the Markdown Editing Help page currently leads to https://legacy-www.math.harvard.edu/texman/ – but that page doesn't actually ...
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Why was following verbatim answer deleted when it is correct and directly applies to the original question?

Is the halting problem theorem really proven The following is the verbatim original answer and nothing more. It directly executes the verbatim code of the original question and answers this original ...
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A question was posted from a colleague's final exam. How do we determine who posted it?

I found a question on this site that looks like it was taken from a colleague's final exam. The timing is suspicious: The account has one question and was created today. The question was posted an ...
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Request to Approve Edit, so I can Edit more

Request to Users A few days back, this query was posted, because my suggestions on Computer Science Stack Exchange were not getting approved. I was advised to post about suggestion on the per-site ...
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10 year anniversary

I've been notified that the site is very close to its 10 year anniversary. Woo hoo! Stack Exchange has contacted us to indicate they are interested to highlight this accomplishment, in a blog post (...
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Should the book "Types and Programming Languages" have a tag?

Should the book "Types and Programming Languages" have a tag? If so, what should that tag be named?
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New stack exchange! For interactive theorem provers and automatic theorem provers!

Stack Exchange will soon create the Private Beta site for Proof Assistants and Automatic Theorem Provers. If you want to see what a StackExchange site is like in its initial beginnings, want to help ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How can I generate more attention for this question?

How do search engines implement fuzzy search? After very brief period of initial interest and upvotes, this question seems to have been dead for months. How can I generate more attention for this ...
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Is it possible to do an advance search on comments?

I will explain the reason for my search, maybe someone can help me find the said comment: I remember having seen a comment with a link to a website of a scientist explaining why the Halting problem ...
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Duplicate of a question without answer

Yesterday I flagged this question with "in need of a moderator intervention" because it was the third time the author asked the very same question. The moderator handling my flag answered: &...
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Are Internet Protocols On Topic

Are questions about Internet Protocols (like TCP) on topic for Computer Science Stack Exchange? I think they should be.
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Using the same comment as Moderator to improve posts

For many low-quality questions, moderators use the following standard comments: "We discourage "please check whether my answer is correct" questions, as only "yes/no" answers ...
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The point system & voting

I'm writing this question since I have recently had some doubts for a certain "fishy" reputation gain a certain user has. I'm well aware that this user tries to genuinely answer questions to ...
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What is the difference between computer science stack exchange site and Stack Overflow?

I'm a new user on computer science stack exchange. However, I am confused about the reason why this site exists. Since stack overflow answers questions about programming, wouldn't it make sense to ask ...
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Weird typo in unanswered questions

For unanswered questions, the following is displayed: What should be at the end of the sentence?
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Is here okay to post a question about computer science lore?

I'm having a hard time thinking where might be the right site for a question about half-remembered computer science lore: I vaguely remember a story about a C guru ...
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Best way to get my work on the halting problem critiqued?

I have some ideas on the halting problem. How can I best get feedback on them?
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Stackexchange promotes cheating

Many questions on this site are homework questions. Some students would like to hide the fact that they used this site for solving their homework, and so after getting the answer, they immediately ...
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Tags about CSPs

Should constraint-satisfaction and constraint-programming be merged? What about constraint-handling-rules?
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How to review low quality posts

While reviewing low quality posts, I have had the same problem multiple times. As an exemple, I had to review this question. The four choices are 1) Edit 2) Close 3) Delete 4) Ok. As it is shown by ...
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We need more people actively using the edit queue

How is it that this Hot Network Question with 1000 views has survived so long with this typo in the title? I tried fixing it but can't make an edit until the edit queue on the question is cleared. A ...
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Preview is different from the post

https://cs.stackexchange.com/a/139329/114966 Seems like lists and equations are not friendly with each other. Preview: Result:
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Why is there no markov-decision-processes tag?

Markov decision processes are a fundamental model for sequential decision making frequently studied by computer scientists. To my surprise, there is no related tag in either the CS or CS Theory sites. ...
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Question with accepted answer deleted by post author

In the last 10 hours, I've had two accepted answers that have been deleted by the (same) post author. Since my answers were the only ones and they weren't upvoted (maybe because the deletion took ...
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Pseudo-code support?

Do we have something for more convenient pseudocode typing? The current setup is not very user-friendly: Manual indentation (with \quad's or whatever) No standard ...
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Code blocks add extra backslash, if followed by a dollar sign

If you type the characters for "backslash dollar" inside a code block, extra backslashes are displayed. Worse, the rendered output doesn't match the preview. See the example below: ...
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Typesetting dollars in equations

This answer contained the following excerpt: $$ \delta(q_0,\lambda,\\\$) = (q_1,\\\$) $$ Unfortunately, the dollar signs are preceded by line breaks. Worse, this doesn't happen in the preview, so it's ...
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Add question "difficulty"

I'm not sure whether it's technically possible to implement. Idea: allow users to define the "difficulty" of the problem. Each user can vote to determine how hard the problem is, from $1$ to ...
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Make reputation a function of answer/question score

I'm not sure whether it's technically possible to do. Problem: let a question get $20$ downvotes and $5$ upvotes. The question's score is $-15$, while the asker's reputation increases by $10$. Doesn't ...
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Standard replies to common issues (and macros for them) [duplicate]

Do we have a list of standard replies to common issues? E.g. what to reply when no attempt is shown, when the question is in an image, etc. D.W. seems to be already using their own list, but I think ...
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Status of review queues

In recent weeks the processing of reviewing queues has declined. Right now the situation is particularly dire, with almost 150 first posts awaiting review. How do we address this situation? One stop-...
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Bug: table shows correctly while editing question, but not after posting it

I have taken a look at this question, and as you can clearly see - it looks quite horrible in fact. But, the author mentioned that in "edit mode" it looks correctly, so I also checked it out....
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Bug: Text in spoiler tag not hidden after code block

Look at this post. Expected: Actual:
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Network-wide feature request to support TeX in tables

Many of us here frequently use MathJax, whether for this site or another site on the SE Network. Recently SE added support for tables, but ignored the needs of the TeX community, who wish to be able ...
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Should we merge "approximation" and "approximation-algorithms"?

The tag approximation is currently much more popular than the tag approximation-algorithms, although both concern approximation algorithms. Should we get rid of the second?
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Crash due to the preview code

While I was writing an answer to this question, my browser tab crashed. That's a browser bug, obviously, not a Stack Exchange bug, but it's also partly two Stack Exchange bugs: The preview code is ...
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Should we merge "database-theory", "databases" and "dbms"?

There are at least three tags that refer to databases: databases, database-theory, and dbms. The tag dbms is hardly used, but the other two are both reasonably common. Should we merge all three of ...
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Yet another case of "why was my question downvoted"

Yesterday, I asked a question (some sort of reference request) about the name of a sample program. Despite my attempt for it to fit the format of Q&A as is the case with the rest of SE, be on ...
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Two tags for matrices

At the moment, Computer Science SE has tags matrices and matrix. Shouldn't one be a synonym of the other? Since, on Stack Exchange, matrices seems to be more popular$\star$ than matrix, I propose ...
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Catch 22: It is not fair that some people get question blocked for 6 months and get no votes on their new question thus creating another 6 month wait

I agree that users should be strictly upheld to creating quality questions and answers, but the issue is when someone learned from their mistakes and creates a good question. To only be reinstated ...
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Is there a way to change the text colors?

I find the text color on cs.SE hard to read on white background, is there a way to change either the foreground or background color to something else, without resorting to user css scripts? I don't ...
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On the menu: Jobs offered!

Jobs? As in "Home, Questions, Tags, Users, Jobs, Unanswered" in the menu to the left. How do we feel about that?
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Why there are "editing rights"?I think u should not edit other people's writing, comment or maybe delete

I do not think it is ethically right for someone to edit other person words. You may comment with what you want, or vote to delete if you find something wrong in what is written as a principle (racist/...
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Users deleting questions after obtaining answers

Versions of this question have been asked before (check questions tagged deleted-questions), but the problem persists. A new user posts a question, obtains an answer, then promptly deletes the ...

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