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Reference: templates for common comments

The purpose of this post is to aggregate several templates for comments useful for the daily moderating of the CS site, e.g., informing the user (usually, new user) when their question is off-topic / ...
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The return of the homework question

It has become a ritual: three times a semester (around 2nd week, midterms and finals) there is a flow of simple, homework-like questions (mostly in the field of automata theory; US education system is ...
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Homework policy

The accepted answer on this question is our homework policy, adopted by a community poll. The poll rules and outcome are retained below for historical purposes. Rules Below, you will find three ...
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When will CS.SE graduate?

The site has been up for almost more than 2 years. All statistics seems to be reasonably good. The flow of good questions and answers seems to be steady. The need for the site is also clear. ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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New close reasons: unclear, too broad, opinion-based, and custom sub-reasons off-topic

There will be changes in close reasons in the next few days: “not constructive” and “not a real question” are replaced by “unclear what you're asking” “too broad” “primarily opinion-based” “off-...
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Should we have a close reason “shows too little effort”?

Some questions -- often, but not always, homework (or test) problems show little effort on the part of the asker. If the problem is clearly phrased, it's not accurate to close it for: unclear what ...
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Closing questions because of the attitude of the asker

Here, we have a vote to close on the grounds that asker is rude to people trying to help him. My instinctive reaction is that this is not a reason to close the question. Part of the purpose of ...
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3answers
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Close votes that don't apply to the question

This question has, at the time of writing, three close votes. None of them seems appropriate. Off-topic: does not appear to be about computer science... It's a question about decidability of ...
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Why was this question re-opened?

Why was this question re-opened? As you can see from the history, I voted to close it, then one moderator closed it, then another moderator re-opened it. The side effect of the re-opening is that I ...
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Why did this “check my result question” not get close votes?

For the question Maximum Virtual Address Space it currently has 65 views and no close votes. I was expecting one or more close votes of the kind, "Here is my problem, here is my reasoning, here is ...