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What to do about question posts requesting answers to multiple questions?

How do I write a good answer? advises avoid trying to answer questions which... request answers to multiple questions. I left a comment to this effect under a question post from a new user. It felt ...
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Is it appropriate to ask to check exercises from Dragon Book here?

I am studying the Dragon Book about compilers and it has exercises which I try to solve. Unfortunately, there is no-one nearby who could check my solutions. Is it appropriate to post my solutions here ...
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cross posting when no answer

I have asked this question on math stack exchange https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4853922/michell-fpl-2-3-5-observable-types, but there has been no answer. The math stack guidelines are ...
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Moderator Election

In the "featured on meta" on the site I find a reference to the question "What would you like to change about the moderator election process?". In the recent past we had a ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Should we allow extremely low-effort homework questions?

I found this question which appears to be a copy-paste of a homework problem. Certain sites such as Physics say that homework questions must focus on the underlying concepts as opposed to the specific ...
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How can effectively signal that a question should be closed?

The obvious answer is to flag them as Needs improvement. However this appears to be ineffective because all this does is push the items into the Close Votes queue and there do not seem to be any ...
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Are questions asking for the rationale or purpose of something on-topic?

On Software Engineering, questions that ask for why something is the way it is are often closed as opinion-based and/or too-broad. For example, asking why a certain language has or lacks a certain ...
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Flagging many comments that are no longer needed?

While clarifying a question, a trail of comments is typically left behind. Many of these comments are not needed after the post is edited. These comments are deleted sometimes by moderators since they ...
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Dark mode for CS.SE

Following this post, and in particular : We will not be updating any individual site themes I wondered if it would be possible to update cs.stackexchange's color themes to add a dark mode. I am not ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election Results

Moderator election #4 on Computer Science has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the new moderator is: They will be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Feature Request: use `<br># ... # <br>` for large text inside of a Table

A Feature Request Regarding Markdown Tables I was hoping to find a way to insert text of the same size as headers inside of markdown language tables. ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election

The 2023 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2023 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Computer Science Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next ...
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Why do MathJax piecewise function (case blocks) not render correctly?

When using MathJax I thought that \begin{cases}...\end{cases} would have each case printed on a separate line. Instead, the separate cases all all listed on the ...
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Are `\bigl` and `\bigr` supported in MathJax on the Computer Science Stack Exchange?

I was hoping to use MathJax on the computer science stack exchange, but, it renders code inside of a bounding box, which usually means an error occurred. ...
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Upcoming 2023 election

I have an update on the election plans. There will be an election to elect another moderator, in a few weeks: https://cs.stackexchange.com/election/4. I thought I'd give advance notice, so those who ...
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Seeking volunteers to run for moderator

I need help. Would you volunteer to run for moderator in the next election? I think it's important for the site's health that we recruit another moderator to the moderation team. There is a wide ...
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Middle Sidebar Advertising

As you all know, advertising is an important source of revenue for Stack Overflow and it helps us support all the sites across the Stack Exchange Network and the resources that go into maintaining and ...
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Can we change the order of precedence between back-ticks and dollar signs for SE Markup language and the MathJax plug-in?

I sometimes attempt to use $\mathcal{MathJax}$ to write string-literals wrapped in quotes. I expected the rendered result to look like this: Instead the result was this: For example, we might have ...
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Insufficient nominees for moderator election: What happens next?

Stack Exchange’s position is that every site has a team of moderators to operate in our network. Currently, this community is being moderated by D.W., Discrete Lizard, and Raphael, who have been doing ...
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Multiple notifications for Yearling badge

I've received multiple notifications for the Yearling badge on cs.meta (this site) - four so far, and they keep coming.
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Are questions of type "is there any existing algorithm that does/implement X?" valid on CS.SE?

I didn't want to ask a bad question, so I wanted to know if question of those "types" are welcome or not. Note here that I do mean that with adequate details (eg: give example of existing ...
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2023 Community Moderator Election

The 2023 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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New SE site for Programming Language Design

The Programming Language Design proposal, which has begun with a very healthy start is one that I think a lot of people here might find interesting. If you are excited about the launch of a new site, ...
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2023 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Computer Science Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next ...
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Why was my revision rejected when I directly addressed the moderator comment?

I don't see how this answers the question. The question is, how can a string represent a C++ program? I don't see that this answers that question. It does not describe a way that a string can ...
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Why is a published research blocked from asking questions? [duplicate]

I an entrepreneur and scientist. Why am I blocked from getting basic information from a community website?
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No-effort questions without an answer on cs.se

Assume that I see a question that shows no effort: an easy-to-find answer (e.g. by just googling its title), or is easy to solve if a person at least made any attempt. But, the question doesn't have a ...
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Am I closing too many questions?

Looking at the 2022 year in moderation report, I noticed that it lists moderators as closing many more questions than community users. So, I wanted to solicit feedback. Do you see me as closing too ...
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2022: 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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Unreasonable censorship

I posted two basic comp sci questions to get advice on how to approach the problem. I wasn't look for a definitive solution. I provided An approach Context A problem My attempt I would appreciate ...
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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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