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Moderator Election

In the "featured on meta" on the site I find a reference to the question "What would you like to change about the moderator election process?". In the recent past we had a ...
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How can effectively signal that a question should be closed?

The obvious answer is to flag them as Needs improvement. However this appears to be ineffective because all this does is push the items into the Close Votes queue and there do not seem to be any ...
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Are questions asking for the rationale or purpose of something on-topic?

On Software Engineering, questions that ask for why something is the way it is are often closed as opinion-based and/or too-broad. For example, asking why a certain language has or lacks a certain ...
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Why do MathJax piecewise function (case blocks) not render correctly?

When using MathJax I thought that \begin{cases}...\end{cases} would have each case printed on a separate line. Instead, the separate cases all all listed on the ...
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Are `\bigl` and `\bigr` supported in MathJax on the Computer Science Stack Exchange?

I was hoping to use MathJax on the computer science stack exchange, but, it renders code inside of a bounding box, which usually means an error occurred. ...
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Why is a published research blocked from asking questions? [duplicate]

I an entrepreneur and scientist. Why am I blocked from getting basic information from a community website?
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Unreasonable censorship

I posted two basic comp sci questions to get advice on how to approach the problem. I wasn't look for a definitive solution. I provided An approach Context A problem My attempt I would appreciate ...
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A question was posted from a colleague's final exam. How do we determine who posted it?

I found a question on this site that looks like it was taken from a colleague's final exam. The timing is suspicious: The account has one question and was created today. The question was posted an ...
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Request to Approve Edit, so I can Edit more

Request to Users A few days back, this query was posted, because my suggestions on Computer Science Stack Exchange were not getting approved. I was advised to post about suggestion on the per-site ...
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Is it possible to do an advance search on comments?

I will explain the reason for my search, maybe someone can help me find the said comment: I remember having seen a comment with a link to a website of a scientist explaining why the Halting problem ...
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Duplicate of a question without answer

Yesterday I flagged this question with "in need of a moderator intervention" because it was the third time the author asked the very same question. The moderator handling my flag answered: &...
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How to review low quality posts

While reviewing low quality posts, I have had the same problem multiple times. As an exemple, I had to review this question. The four choices are 1) Edit 2) Close 3) Delete 4) Ok. As it is shown by ...
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Is there a way to change the text colors?

I find the text color on cs.SE hard to read on white background, is there a way to change either the foreground or background color to something else, without resorting to user css scripts? I don't ...
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Consideration for COVID-caused newbies

Because of the corona virus outbreak, many schools have responded by either closing entirely or sending the students away and allowing them to continue classes remotely. As a result, we may be seeing ...
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A mod migrated my old question from RC to here --- where I have already asked a new better question

I have asked this question on Retrocomputing SE; it got answers there, but was later closed and commenters suggested it would be a better fit for Computer Science SE. Because my Retrocomputing ...
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How can i improve my post

I asked question on CS stack exchange , How to solve following problem using segment trees? .I really want to improve thus i want to know how can i improve my post . 1.I copied question statement ...
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Is there a way to draw derivation trees with MathJax?

Is there a known way to draw derivation trees (proof trees, typing derivation trees, ...) with MathJax? Currently, I embed trees by the following ways as workarounds: Draw a tree using my PC with ...
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Is this question on topic for this site? And, where is the link of suggestions to maximize quality of my questions?

Sample-Question Intro I'm seeking clarity after many failed attempts to understand a few sentences that I read from a Wikipedia page. So I'm asking here on Computer-science for better understanding. ...
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What to do if your best questions are getting downvoted?

Recently, I have asked a question and made sure that I provided enough details showing that I somewhat understand what I'm reading. Overall, what details should be omitted that make the question ...
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P vs NP question put on hold?

Recently, I have asked a question and it doesn't seem to get an answer and is remaining on hold. I have edited the question and removed any content that I believed was unnessary. I believe the reason ...
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What should I do if I miss-created a tag with a typo?

I've just created a question and tried to add a tag "cubical-type-theory", but my keyboard is problematic and causes the tag to be "cubical--type-theory" (with an unexpected ...
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Can my question be undeleted?

I recently accidentally deleted a question about data structures, but I have insufficient reputation on this site to see deleted questions and so I don't have the ability to undelete it. Would it be ...
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A bug or intentional reputation reduction?

I noticed an issue: when I down voted an answer, my reputation also decreased by 1. I don't understand why? Please help me. Here's the screenshot:
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How can I format the algorithm better inside a question?

I would like to write a pseduocode inside a post with latex, how can I format it. For example in the question: How to find the interior convex polytope with the maximal volume given a set of 3D points?...
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CSTheory or CS for a question on the existence of a specific research topic?

I want to ask if there exists someone who is working on the definition of a strictly more powerful formalism than the Turing Machine. Is this question on a research level? Should I ask it on CSTheory ...
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Can I ask for recommendations of further reading?

I am a 16 year-old learning computing in school. It is something I'd love to pursue, both academically and as a career. I was wondering if it would be appropriate for me to ask on this site for ...
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Why don't three T*'s (T*T*T*) appear if I type three of them after each other in a question or comment field?

I don't know if this is the appropriate place to ask, but when I type three T*'s directly after each other the following string of symbols appears: TTT* (I typed three T*'s). What's the cause of this? ...
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Is this a correct community to ask ontology related questions?

I have a term regarding knowledge representation in information systems and I'd like to know where to place my questions regarding ontology in business processes.
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moderator privilege abuse

I have a question about my Computer Science Stack Exchange post: Deep DFS traverse on graph The moderator D.W. abuses his power to lock my account for 7 days and removed all my points. The only ...
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Let moderators edit /help/dont-ask

The help center page “What types of questions should I avoid asking?” is linked from a few places where people occasionally find it, including: the help center page “What topics can I ask about here?”...
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Can't close a question that's a duplicate of one on another site

It appears that the system won't let me close this question, since it's a dupe of one on another site. Sure, I could flag it for mod attention, but is there a reason from on high? [It occurs to me ...
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No Computer Science link in the footer!

If you look at the footer of the pages there is a list of SE sites. Under Science we see Mathematics, Cross Validated, Theoretical Computer Science, Physics, MathOverflow, Chemistary, Biology, but not ...
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Using LaTeX in posts creates superfluous | symbols

I found that using LaTeX on profile/posts on my profile there is '|' in last of every line. Can you help me to correct these error, please?
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Suspicious activity: what's the best course of action?

Recently, we've been getting huge numbers of posts from similar-looking accounts about C programming. These users have now started answering their questions and upvoting each other: for example, this ...
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There is no ethic in OPs delete my user [closed]

It is obvious for me: answers are not representative of a community because censorship of operators. Delete my account.
Juan Manuel Dato's user avatar
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Can I ask competitive programming questions?

I often stuck on some competitive programming problems. I don't know a good place to ask my question. If my issue is about the algorithm to use not the implementation, can I ask my question here? How ...
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Is there a short way to reference a question in the comments?

When writing a comment, is there a short-way to make a hyperlink to a question, without copying and pasting its address (or its title + address)? For instance, in order to refer to question #74, ...
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Delete answered negative voted question

This is the concerned question. The question has a negative score. So, it implies that the question is not valuable/worthy of being on the site [ I obviously disagree - moreover I got the answer ...
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I posted a not very good question. After learning more, I managed to make a better question. What should I do with the former?

Initially, I posted this question regarding evolutional computing. I knew it could be better phrased, but I couldn't figure out how, so I posted it that way. Later on, after an answer, some comments ...
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How to accept an answer of a question that has answered in comment

I do not know whether it's a good way to ask this question, But I do not find any other way to contact the moderators. How can I accept an answer to a question that has answered in a comment. I have ...
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Question ban warning, while I have never asked a question on CS

I have no question or answere on this site; today as I was going to ask my first question I received this message on the question form: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received,...
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Need help in being able to write the Questions in a more mathematical manner [duplicate]

Can someone please tell me how do I write comments involving mathematical techniques as it appears in text books. Say for eg. I wish to write summation of q_i over all integral values of i as it would ...
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Graduation and privileges

I noticed that most of the privileges for graduated sites require higher reps than for beta sites. While this makes sense to me for a number of reasons, will it then mean that upon CS.SE's eventual ...
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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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Closing as duplicate without linking

Often times when questions are closed as duplicate, they are simply stated as such and no other information is given. Why is there no procedure for linking to the question that has been duplicated ...
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How do you report rude answers?

In the main Stack Overflow site there's a flag through which we can report obsolete or non-constructive or rude comments, or various options on questions and answers, to contact a moderator. In this ...
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Migration request

My question haven't been answered, even after I set a bounty, no new answers been added. Pleas migrate it to Programers.
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Editing a question that is "on-hold"

TL;DR: Is my inability to edit my on-hold question a bug (perhaps related to the fact that I am a new user following migration of the question)? My on-hold question has a note at the bottom that says ...
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Withdrawing flags

Is there any way to withdraw flags? This answer was auto-flagged as low quality because of its length. When I viewed the flag, the system only showed the textual part of the answer and not the ...
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How come duplicate questions show up in the sidebar?

In this question the "Related" sidebar contains this. But that question was marked (rightly so) as duplicate on November 28, 2013 (3 months ago, so there isn't the excuse that it was selected before ...
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