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What to do if a user refuses to improve an answer?

I do understand that bad answers should be voted down, not flagged. And that flags are for comments, questions or spam in answer form. What motivates me is the following answer. If it turns out the ...
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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?
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Why is there cstheory SE and computer science? [duplicate]

There are two sites for computer science: computer science SE and cstheory SE. Now, last I checked, doing computer science theory was and IS computer science. What am I doing wrong?
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Is a question regarding potential system design on-topic?

I had a question to propose a design for a potential computer system architecture and I was curious on caveats / potential issues within in, but I'm not quite sure if it fits here. Based on the help ...
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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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“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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Is it acceptable to create a question, and then provide explanations about the question in terms of subquestions in the same post?

Is it acceptable to create a question, and then provide explanations about the question in terms of subquestions in the same post? If you were me, what would you do in such cases? Here are some ...
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About [recursion-theory]

From here: what about recursion-theory? Do we need it?
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Wrapping up some tag discussions

There are a couple of old tag discussions that need resolving. About the tag graph-algorithms Burninate tags: search-algorithms and search-problem Tags efficiency and performance What about tags ...
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Tags around partitions

Currently, we have tags partition, partitions and partition-problem. The tags seem to be used a little arbitrarily, and the former two should probably be synonyms. There are no descriptions helping ...
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Why are there no comments on “Is it NP-hard to fill up bins with minimum moves?”

This question is about Is it NP-hard to fill up bins with minimum moves? It is one of the "greatest" open questions. It has so many upvotes and views, I hardly believed nobody ever put a comment, so I ...
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Are recommendation questions (books and others) accepted?

The Stack Exchange network is somewhat split on how to handle shopping recommendations. They tend to generate questions of the list type, which triggers two of the network-wide close reasons, "too ...
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Is asking for implementation (any language) or detailed documentation/paper to implement an algorithm off-topic?

Here I asked about implementation or a document/paper with enough details to implement an algorithm. Is it off-topic?
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Is asking hints for Project Euler questions discouraged?

I have so far asked 3 questions related to Project Euler questions . The project Euler policy is "to solve by yourself", which I am in favour of. I also know asking hints for ongoing contests is not ...
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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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External links in questions

In cs.stackexchange, we usually come across questions that have external links in them. For example, the question in Spanning tree display conventions points to a pdf document; without that document, ...
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Do we need both cluster and clustering tags?

We have both a cluster and clustering tag. There is no tag wiki with guidance for either of them. Do we need both tags? If we do, how should we choose which one to use on any particular question? ...
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How do I ask a good homework question?

I'm doing some computer science homework and I need help. How should I ask my question here? The existing discussions about homework tend to center around how to answer them and how to moderate them. ...
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computer contest problems

The question Proof of correctness for the greedy solution of uva10249 The Grand Dinner is presently on hold. It is definitely not self contained, so I understand it needs editing. My question ...
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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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Are questions about theoretical computers on-topic?

At one extreme, questions about how Turing machines operate are on-topic. At another extreme, questions about x86 assembly code are off-topic. What about intermediate cases: theoretical models that ...
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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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Strange duplication of questions

I've noticed three potentially duplicate questions about creating a left-linear grammar today, one on MSE, two on here. MSE was the first to be asked, here, then this nearly identical question was ...
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Question that was duplicated on CS.SE and SO

The question Largest sum divisible by n has been posted both here and on Stack Overflow: Sum divisible by n. Stack Overflow has declined a flag suggesting that it be closed on Stack Overflow. Should ...
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Computer Science — Top User Swag!

We want to congratulate and thank everyone that helped this site and community grow healthily into what they are today! If you can find your name among the top 72 users in the first two pages here, ...
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Self-deleted questions

Once in a while I discover that a question that I had answered got deleted and is nowhere to be found. Presumably the answer wasn't up-voted, so the user could self-delete the question. So far such ...
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Question turned into tl;dr, answer is not completely correct, what next?

The question is already quite long, with two different formulations. And I noticed that my own answer to my question is not 100% correct. Consequently I would like the question to get some new ...
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About the tag [computational-complexity]

Somebody created the tag computational-complexity. Do we need it?
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What is question about low-level algorithm?

My question about a brute force algorithm over the array was put on-hold because it was said to be "software development or programming tools" How to iterate through all values of an array? I don't ...
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Do we need tags [dfa] and [nfa]?

Recently, people have started using dfa for tagging some finite-automata questions. Do we really need this tag, or should it be a synonym for finite-automata? The question can be asked in principle ...
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Should moderators remove relevant comments on meta which are not creating any problems just because they please?

One of the main purposes of meta is to have discussion. The rules about comments not being for discussion do not apply to meta as you can see by visiting e.g. MSO. However some of our moderators feel ...
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About the new badge icons

status-completed We went with this version first. Whe we discussed the beta-version of our new design, I proposed to use the tree idea for badges as well. Badges should be nodes: gold badges are ...
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What should be the alignment of titles?

Our pretty new design has gotten bad feedback regarding centered question titles from several users. Paweł already said he's going to change them back to the more standard left alignment, but I think ...
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New Site Design!

As you can see the new design just went live. Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. We have also themed the twitter account and newsletter template for this site, and adjusted ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. And even though I made a sample ad for you guys with the rest of the sample ads, somehow the thread itself didn't get posted. Weird how ...
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Computer Science New Site Design

My name is Paweł, I’m a product designer at Stack Exchange. I’m super happy for you, because the process of graduation is about to be concluded! Congratulations to all of you! New Design The new ...
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Why “check-my-answer” is off topic? [duplicate]

Why in math.SE it is legitimate to ask questions of "proof-verification" and here one can not? what is wrong with that? and if it is not legitimate so why to tag it?
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Why do we see the Stack Overflow survey?

Our sidebar prominently links to this year's SO Dev Survey. Why? We are not a programmer or developer community. In addition, it's most certainly not an event of this site:
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Taking actions on unanswered questions, what should I take care of?

There seems to have been some (little) interest over the years about clearing the list of unanswered questions. Not that our record is bad--apparently we're close to SE standards for STEM sites. ...
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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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Inspirations towards a logo for cs.SE

As you know, we are graduating. The last missing puzzle piece is our own design which will be create by Stack Exchange employees at some uncertain point in the future. They are known for listening to ...
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Abusing meta for hats [closed]

It seems that, right now, even as I'm writing this, somebody is abusing Meta for hats. My own feeling is that this should split the community in two, with half thinking it's just fine and half ...
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Should we tag with [karnaugh-map] instead of [k-map]?

We currently have k-map for questions about Karnaugh maps. Is this the best possible tag name? Would karnaugh-map be a better choice? For that matter, would a more general tag like logic-synthesis ...
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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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Does Computer Science want a link from the Programmers Help Center?

I know this is really late, but congratulations on graduation! I've been meaning to poke in and ask this since that happened. On Programmers, we have a pretty comprehensive "what topics can I ask ...
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How does this site differ from Theoretical Computer Science Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

Question's in the title; what makes Computer Science Stack Exchange differ from Theoretical Computer Science Stack Exchange?
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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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Why are yes/no type questions discouraged?

I have seen experienced users and moderators comment on some questions that cs stackexchange does not support yes/no type questions ( not the exact words ). But if the OP discusses his/her approach ...
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Can you draw automata graphs directly into a post in StackExchange:CS?

Can you draw automata graphs directly into a post in StackExchange:CS using MathJax?
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Should we burninate C tag?

Should we delete the C tag? Coding questions are off-topic here, so the C tag is a "broken window" that might be misleading posters into thinking it's OK to post a coding question or post their C ...

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