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“Is there a system behind the magic of algorithm analysis?”

This question came up recently and was quickly closed as a duplicate of our reference question referenced in the title of this post. I'm not complaining about the reference question: it does a fine ...
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Trivial edits to closed/on-hold questions

Recently, we seem to be getting a lot of edits to closed/on-hold questions that do nothing at all to address the reason the question was closed. For example, edits that improve the formatting or ...
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Has this question been closed for the wrong reasons?

A question¹ that has been around for some time was recently closed as duplicate² by moderator overrule. I don't agree with this closure for three reasons: It's not a duplicate of the question ...
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“A question on the very essence of “theoretical computer science””

fyi this question "A question on the very essence of “theoretical computer science”" is asked in a really flippant and near sarcastic way, no question, but it inspired some decent/high-voted responses ...
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Is CS.SE an appropriate place to ask for for references to toolkits/programs relating to CS?

I've had a question closed on SO for this, but I was wondering, is it an acceptable to ask for suggestions of toolkits or libraries if they have to do with computer science? i.e. They're software ...
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A guide to moderating Computer Science Stack Exchange yourself — close voting

We've had complaints in the past that too many questions were closed by moderators. And as the site grows, we have more questions in need of closing. We have a growing number of users who can cast ...
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Closed question: Data structures used by companies

The following question was closed. The question naively asks which Java data structure is used to implement large internet databases. If we replace "Java data structure" with "data structures", then ...
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First review of closed questions — which ones should not be deleted?

Closed questions that remain closed are meant to be deleted eventually. Closure (for a reason other than exact duplicate) indicates that the question is not suitable in its present form. Ideally, the ...
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Closed question: Is The following predicate logic formula is valid: Reasons to open

This is in reference to closed question: Is the following predicate logic formula is valid While I can understand the reason for closing it, I do have to disagree with closing it. In my view it ...
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Why was “Is iPhone turing complete?” closed?

The question Is iPhone turing complete? was closed. Should it have been? For reference, as the question has been heavily edited, the original question was: This is halfway a joke question, but I ...
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Closing vs status-completed

Why was this question closed: Who should the beta moderators be?? It is a perfectly valid question. Indeed, it was important for selecting the beta moderators. Why isn't it simply tagged with status-...
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Should closed questions be deleted?

The moderators have been cleaning up and deleting closed questions. While in principle, this is good to keep the site clean, it has the huge negative effect of reducing our hard earned reputation. I ...