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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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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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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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Will we have winter hats this year?

Probably a duplicate of Hats, hats, hats, hats, lovely hats, wonderful hats This year I missed any discussion about winter hats. Is this folklore discontinued? Late Edit. As per 2023 the folklore is ...
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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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Computer Science - Stack Exchange: FAQ

Well, we are almost at the 90 days threshold. Let's have another try to write our FAQ. To avoid the pitfalls of the previous attempt, please post entries for FAQ as answers. We can later select and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are remote sensing and computer science related?

Regarding some programs in European and North American universities like: M.Sc. Remote Sensing and Computer Science in Aberystwyth, United Kingdom University of Colorado: Electrical, Computer and ...
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Short reference for LaTeX/MathJax commands

Some users are not familiar with the LaTeX notations, which is perfectly fine, but it would be better if we could have an FAQ/help page that explains the basic commands, in a similar way to the ...
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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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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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Reduce voting threshold from 5 to 3 votes for close/reopen

I would like to propose lower threshold for votes. I motivate this with high threshold for votes, rather small community (compared to SO for example), which in turn yields poor users' moderation. To ...
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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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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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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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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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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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Tags about CSPs

Should constraint-satisfaction and constraint-programming be merged? What about constraint-handling-rules?
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What is Computer Science?

This meta question is intended to be a place to direct people who ask what is Computer Science and answer misconceptions about it. What is Computer Science?
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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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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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Why isn't CS functioning as MathExchange or StackOverflow?

I understand that all the forums serve different purposes, and they have their own moderators, rules and policies. But CS seems completely different to me, with respect to all the other forums I have ...

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