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Tags efficiency and performance

Is there a significant difference between the tags performance and efficiency (which we should document then), or are they synonyms?
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Tags: network-flow, max-flow

I noticed we have tags for both network-flow and max-flow. Does that make sense? Is there any distinction? There seem to be only 2 questions tagged with max-flow. Should we make max-flow a synonym ...
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What is the difference between the tags natural-lang-processing and computational-linguistics?

What is the difference between the tags natural-lang-processing and computational-linguistics? Both tags are used, but it seems to me they should be synonymous. The natural-lang-processing tag wiki ...
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What is appropriate is mysterious

I recently posted this question on cs.stackexchange.com. In the question, I am essentially asking about whether anyone can point me towards references on ARM programming. It was closed as off-topic ...
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Whats on-topic on CS.SE?

I was trying to see which site was most suitable to my question between TCS, CS and CompSci when I glanced at the on-topic list. Surprisingly, the list appears to be a little empty. Any chance it ...
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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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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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Are questions regarding reference material considered off topic?

Title states the issue. Specifically, I'm looking for a bit of material on a topic of computer science and practical application of the principle. I'm not looking for code, but I am interested in ...
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What is a reference question?

What is a reference-question? These are my concerns to tag one question as a reference: Question is about fundamental problem, e.g How does computer program works? Question contains information that ...
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Duplicate on other SE site

It turns out that this question What is tail recursion? has an answer at https://stackoverflow.com/questions/33923/what-is-tail-recursion It is not possible to vote for closing as exact duplicate,...
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What is the point of the check-my-proof tag? [duplicate]

I don't understand the check-my-proof tag (added here). It seems to be about the form of the question, rather than the topic. It doesn't work as the sole tag on a question, and it is fairly subjective ...
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Which questions can be tagged with “algorithms” tag?

There are two views: Each question in computer science belongs to an area of computer science. Algorithms is one of the main areas, therefore questions in this area (including question which may not ...
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Usage of Community-wiki

In some other communities, there have been discussions about the use of the "Community wiki"-function. The policies seem to differ from site to site, so before it comes to any problems here about what ...
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Policy on “easy” programming questions

This is somewhat related to this discussion, but different enough to deserve its own thread, I think. What would be the site policy regarding questions that are generally considered "easy", but may ...
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There are two questions that are both attempt to prove that P=NP, but one got 2 upvotes and the other got -4 downvotes. Why?

This question is an attempt to prove P=NP. This question is also an attempt to prove P=NP. The first question got 2 upvotes, it is not closed, even not on hold and not considered off-topic. It also ...
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tags: education/didactics vs learning/teaching

I was confused a bit by education and didactics. Mainly, I guess, since I thought didactics is part of education. Would it be better to change those tags to learning-cs and teaching-cs respectively? ...
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The computer-architecture tag

What is the computer-architecture tag about? I would use it for questions about designing a processor or other electronic circuit, and possibly for questions about the semantics of machine ...
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The scheduling tag

The tag scheduling currently has 4 questions, all of which are about schedulers in multitasking operating systems. While this is technically a special case of scheduling algorithms, topics in ...
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Should we bring back the “not a real question” closing reason?

After my recent discussion starter (Towards a policy for hint-only answers) and some chat conversations, I think that the biggest problem we have with questions now is if they don't contain a (real) ...

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