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Scope limits on proof assistants (e.g. Coq)

To what extent are questions about proof assistants on-topic? I see four main classes of questions: Modeling a problem in a formal setting; going from the object of study to the definitions and ...
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Tags for specific algorithms?

I was editing a question and I was about to tag it bubblesort, but it occurred to me that tag might be too specific. I almost tagged it sorting but its only connection to sorting is that the algorithm ...
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How to behave during beta?

How should we behave and what behaviour should we encourage during beta specifically in order to make our site successful?
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What is our stance on Software Engineering?

The question came up: Are questions about Software Engineering ontopic?
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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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Policy on stocking the beta with "easy" questions

This is my first time to be involved in a site beta, and I would like to gauge the community's opinion on this subject. Certainly, there are many kinds of questions which we could expect to (...
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Are questions on introductory undergraduate CS theory appropriate here?

This is my first time to be involved in a site beta, and I would like to gauge the community's opinion on this subject. On StackOverflow (and possibly Math.SE), questions on introductory formal ...
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Programming questions

What should we do about programming questions like this one? Are they on-topic or should they be closed (or migrated to SO)?
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Syntax highlighting -- should we have it?

I expect to see pseudo code and maybe even HPL code on regular basis. I think syntax highlighting would be a great thing to have. On Stackoverflow, code is highlighted nicely; the schema used is ...
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reposting closed questions from cstheory

There have been many questions on CST that were either closed, or just not answered because they weren't considered research level. May those questions (as long as they are of good quality) be ...
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What about list questions?

I know we have some very useful ones on cstheory.SE and I have seen some amusing ones on Stackoverflow. On other sites such as scifi.SE they seem to be banned. What is our stand?
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Homework tag discussion

This discussion started in my other question "Will Homework Questions Be Allowed?". Should we allow the tag? It seems that some of our sister sites (Programmers, stackoverflow) have not allowed the ...
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Will homework questions be allowed?

Since the current FAQs say this site is for students as well as professionals, what will the policy on homework be? What are the guidelines that a homework question should follow if it is to be asked?...
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Using ACM or arXiv based tags

Should we use tags based one of these subject classifications? IF yes, which one? The 1998 ACM Computing Classification System (here) arXiv (here)
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Should questions about publication be on-topic?

Publishing is a central point of Computer Science (well, probably any science), so should this site allow questions about publication issues (this could include any sort of publication, e.g. ...

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