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Congratulations, Yuval passed 100K!

Let me be the first to congratulate Yuval. Yuval your reputation is richly deserved. The breadth and depth of your answers continues to amaze me.
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Congratulations! Computer Science is graduating!

It's a big day. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Computer Science has already met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites, and today joins in the new design-...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Computer Science's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be appointed as moderators shortly — please thank them for ...
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Do we want hats? Winter Bash event

In 2011, the Gaming Stack Exchange hosted an event called Hat Dash, where users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges): Certain actions would trigger the ...
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Congratulations, Yuval passed 200K!

Congratulations Yuval, you amaze me every day with patience, profound answers and constant fight to make people work harder, hinting them to solve own problems. Thank you, reading your posts is ...
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Quantum Computing Beta is up and running!

Hello Computer Science users! I'm here to announce that the Quantum Computing site is open to join. Your expertise would be very welcome as we continue building our new site. We accept those who are ...
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“Answer the Un-answered” Event! (27 January 2013)

Following the discussion in Percentage of answered questions, we organize an event which is dedicated to answering the (~200) un-answered questions we have on CS.SE. We'll be coordinating the event ...
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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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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Computer Science's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Merging the tags complexity and complexity-theory

There are lots of questions tagged complexity-theory and only two tagged complexity. Presumably we should merge the latter into the former.
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 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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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Help vote on answers to good questions

Sometimes a question gets asked, someone takes the time to respond, but the answer never receives any votes. Sometimes those answers can be quite good, and it would be nice to reward those answers ...
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Preparing for graduation: Election coming on August 3, 2015

Recently we've been separating the elements of graduation so that beta sites get features of full-fledged communities as they need them. Our design team has been chipping away the backlog of site ...
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Impolite to new users

I've noticed that new users, who often ask rather poor questions, are often downvoted with no guidance at all, or are given harsh criticism without being welcomed into the community. The purpose of ...
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Better guidance for our “belongs on Stack Overflow” close reason

We have a close reason that reads Questions about software development or programming tools are off-topic here, but can be asked on Stack Overflow. That's not as helpful as it could be. Moderators ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 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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Would you like to participate in a PL/Compiler Community Event?

There's clearly a lot of excitement and enthusiasm right now around the StackExchange network for Programming Language and Compilers. I think it would be nice if we could give people an outlet for ...
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Questions about how to study or how to teach

Are questions about how to study computer science on-topic? Are questions about how to teach computer science on-topic? For example, “How can I calculate this property of a graph?”, “How can I prove ...
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Please consider supporting arXiv trackbacks on the mother Meta

One long-standing feature requests for the Stack Exchange engine is the implementation of trackbacks for mentions of the arXiv on Stack Exchange sites. In general, if you have a blog and you blog ...
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Cast your votes in the moderator elections before August 17!

This questions serves as an entry in the Community Bulletin for the ongoing moderator elections and a hub for related sites. Elections are over! Find the results here. The election chat has been ...
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Moderator Pro-Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Please add a comment explaining the reason when voting to close a question

If you are voting to close a question, please explain the reason. There are some questions which are closed with no explanations in the comments (two about careers). Not everyone reads the ...
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Our first list question

We got our first list question. We need a policy how to deal with this and similar questions. Also, how to tag it? Not everybody likes soft-question.
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Examples of how to use the site evaluation to improve the site?

We just completed our Aug 2014 site evaluation: Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation. It looks like every question got between 20 and 25 votes one way or another. Most of the voters ...
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The simulation tag

Currently, the tag simulation includes (at least) two broad categories of questions: Simulations in computability theory, i.e. simulate machines of type A with machines of type B. "Applied" ...
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CS angle AMA “ask me anything” jun13 Bernardo Meurer

earlier this year Michael Wehar proposed a CS AMA "ask me anything" session that had strong support but which has not gone further/ advanced so far beyond conceptual stage. this is to announce not ...
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Are questions on blockchains on topic?

Just wondering if questions regarding blockchain technology are on topic? From the help link: This site covers theoretical and applied computer science at any level.. I'd categorise blockchains ...
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May I ask a question about logic written in the Prolog language on CS.SE?

Good morning! I'm learning logic through Prolog and I was wondering how to manage a Prolog resolution. I have an exercise to run by hand and to verify on a compiler but I don't know if Computer ...
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what can I do to clean up my question?

What piece am I missing to turn this idea into a programming language? Reading over it now, I can't help but completely agree with the last comment that it isn't clear what I'm asking. And I admit it....
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Questions more suitable for “Computational Science” instead of “Computer Science”

I noticed that there are quite some "simple" questions with the tag "numerical-analysis" or "linear-algebra", which haven got a "good" answer so far. Of course, I could try to write good answers to ...
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Questions about network protocols

https://cs.stackexchange.com/questions/6607/response-for-ip-record-route-option is a question about a concrete network protocol (the TCP/IP family). Are such questions on-topic here? If the question ...
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Encouraging multiple answers to questions

As a follow up to Yuval's post about the percentage of answered questions probably we should do something to encourage more answers to questions to increase the answer ratio of the site. Any opinions ...
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Using rep points from another site for a bounty, should this be allowed here?

First off I know that StackExchange does not allow one to use reputation points of one site to be used for a bounty on another site. That is the goal I am hoping for but want some feeback before ...
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How can I improve this question to be more concise and on-topic for this site?

I'm new to this site, and to the subject of computer science. Since I don't fully understand the question I'm interested in asking, and I don't want to ask a bad question, I'd like to know how I can ...
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congratulations on huge milestone: cs.se now has more questions than tcs.se

fyi. the two sites are neck-and-neck but as of now an inflection point has been reached and cs.se is pulling out in front in total # of questions. cs.se as of this second has 5412 questions; tcs.se ...
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handling 'open questions' in CS.stackexchange

A lot of questions here have been answered, but not many of them have been accepted by the asker, i realized this is more common among the new users. Has anybody thought about addressing this ...
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MathJax buttons/hotkeys script

I've written a script that lets you insert dollar symbols automatically(via a keyboard shortcut or button) in the editor window on Stack Exchange sites that support MathJax. You guys also get a ...
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When is it appropriate to re-tag old questions?

I am aware of the costs of editing old questions/answers as described in the question Trivial edits to old answers. However, I'm not sure in what cases the specific edit of re-tagging an old question ...
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Which SE site is best for asking about self-learning/online CS education?

I’m a programmer with little formal CS education, which has held me back career-wise, and where I think a lot of the fun is at. I’m taking a sabbatical from work so I can teach myself CS ...
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Where should I ask about Computer Science Applications?

I'm looking for existing applications of Graph Summmarization on social networks. Is it on-topic?
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Tags can now be longer — do we want to change any?

As of today, tags can be 35 characters long; the limit used to be 25. Are there any tags that were stunted to fit into the length limit and could profit from the new limit? Keep in mind that longer ...
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Questions asking for materials or links

I believe that reading vintage codes or codes or papers where some idea was introduced for the first time will expose the concept in its simplest form and hence will lead to clearer and deeper ...
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Does this question belong on a different forum?

I wrote the question: What can I do with this algorithm? Before writing the question I was unsure what stackexchange forum I should have posted in. I narrowed it down to either Computer Science, ...
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Can I ask this question about the effectiveness of a mathematical programming concept?

I'm thinking of doing an experiment with a JS program to utilize Japanese Multiplication, and I want to ask whether or not a software math shortcut is actually a shortcut at all. To be clear, I'm ...
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Changing the “how to ask” text to be more specific?

The "How to Ask" text seems a bit vague. Since comments like: Can you describe what your algorithm is, not everybody knows the exact book you are using? What is your code supposed to be doing in ...
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Is this question about an algorithm ontopic on cs.SE?

Is this the right forum to ask the question I posted on http://programmers.stackexchange.com Here is a link to the question. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/291978/finding-...
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Must, I adhere to general standards when showing a problem?

Recently, I've been put on hold for being unclear. And, I believe it is my lack of understanding the conventional standards. (Which I find difficult to follow in most cases) I have updated the ...
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Is this question related to computer science?

Efficient directory tree-like data structure for virtual file system? I've already ben able to compress and encrypt each individual file using LZ4 and AES but I need to store the tree ...
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“resource-request” tag?

should questions like BigO, Running Time, Invariants - Learning Resources be tagged with resource-request ? This might apply also to many of the big-list questions.