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### Stats bug (again)?

Are we really this inactive, or are the stats broken (again)? On other sites, the stats seem to work fine... 0 visitors per Day?
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### No own research effort

I like to quote the tooltips of the UP- and DOWN-vote buttons here: UP: “This question shows research effort; ...” DOWN: “This question doesn not show any research effort; ...” I interpret “...
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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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### tag: cryptography vs security

The question Break an authentication protocol based on a pre-shared symmetric key was tagged with both cryptography and security. What is the difference between these tags, and when should each be ...
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### “Interview-Questions” Tag

We had at least one interview question on the site already. This is not a proposal to ban them or anything like that, but I think a tag like interview-question would be beneficial for everyone: The ...
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### Questions like “what are practical applications of X”

Are Questions like "(Where) will I ever need Automaton-Theory / P/NP / ... after I finished my studies?" okay? They are kind of meta-y, but somewhat related to CS and I have no idea where you would ...
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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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### Should we have tags for series of questions?

@Patrick87 proposed the concept of heap automata (here) which has lead to three follow-up questions (1, 2, 3) so far. It is not unlikely that more will follow. Should we create a tag heap-automata in ...
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### About the tag graph

There currently is a tag graph. I wanted to change it to graphs because most of our tags use the plural, but it would not let me (supposedly because the tags are ...
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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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### Proposals for tag synonyms [closed]

I can suggest tag synonyms now (and others are soon to follow). Every suggestion will need to be upvoted by at least five users with answer score at least 5 for this tag. This will (as I understand ...
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I suspect we will have to discuss tags and their usage on a regular basis. Let us do so here; I propose one answer per instance and discussion in the comments. Note that you can link to tags using a ...
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### How to promote inclusive behavior?

I asked a question that has a tricky answer, which I saw explained in some dark corner of the Internet a long time ago. I did so after seeing another question that was posted by someone who knew the ...
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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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### Question titles: do we encourage $\LaTeX$ in titles?

This question related to writing titles and editing posts. It is well-understood that titles should be expressive and tell about the content of the post, i.e., about the specific question being asked. ...
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### There's no toolbar

I was about to ask a question but the toolbar is gone and I cannot upload the image to post the question. It's not the case on other SE sites, not even in meta.CS.
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### Is it a bug or what?

I remember I didn't have this problem before, but now I refreshed the page trice but the LaTeX part isn't shown properly.
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### How to deal with questions about crank-heavy topics?

It was bound to happen and thankfully, it did now rather than later: we received the first question about a claim regarding P?=NP. Some topics, in particular this, attract lots of public attention ...
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### tags: grammars vs formal-grammars

We have two tags at the moment which seem to be the same topic. I think we should make one the synonym for the other. So my suggestion is to merge formal-grammars into grammars.
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### Would it be beneficial to have Q&A pairs for common broad questions?

I foresee a number of topics that will probably come up again and again on this site in the future. As one has already been asked, I think we may want to come up with a policy for these types of ...
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### What do we need more of during this private beta?

It's 6 days into the private beta, we only have 66 questions, and Robert Cartaino has very discreetly announced: We decided to extend this private beta another 7 days. The question count is a bit ...
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### Is it normal for questions to be closed by moderators in private beta?

I've just noticed that this question and this question were closed by @Rebecca Chernoff. It seems both question already had close votes, which is why I think they ended up getting closed. My guess is ...
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### How long is the beta period?

I'm wondering how long typically the private beta period will last? I could not find info on the cs.SE/FAQ (or maybe I missed it).
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I asked a question on the main site. One of the users suggested to edit it and delete some parts which are covered by a Wikipedia article. When I did it, one of the answerers complained that by the ...
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### What's with the favicon?

The current favicon(s) are a menace to society. They don't sufficiently reflect the purpose of the sites to me. I look at them and I don't immediately think "Computer Science." I think we should put ...
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### A hard stance against the soft-question tag

I hereby propose to ban soft-question, as well as should it arise big-picture and any other similar meta-tag. First, let me reiterate the main generic arguments in the blog post. These tags do not ...
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### How to make our cs community very different from the cstheory?

We are now in the third day of private beta with a couple of questions. That is great. However, most of questions here so far are about CS theory, which already have a full-grown site. The overlap is ...
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### Curly brackets not showing in LaTeX display mode

In an answer to this question I wrote the following LaTeX code: $$L=\{w\in\{0,1\}^*:|w|\geq n\text{ and the n-th symbol from the last one is 1}\}.$$ The output ...
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### Where are the site stats ?

Sites in beta usually have a little 'site stats' box on the side so one can monitor the site health. How come this site doesn't have one ?
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### Code vs pseudo-code

What will the policy on providing code be? In my question it was commented that it might not be on topic as it seemes like I was asking for working code. I wrote my algorithm in pseudo-code because ...
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### Topics in Applied Computer Science, are they on topic?

Should topics in applied CS be on topic? These are not really considered part of TCS, examples include: Computer architecture (Operating system, Compiler design, Programming language design) Software ...
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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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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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### Cannot see what I'm typing

I really like the new beta theme, I guess it is much more attractive to newcomers than the sketchy one (which I also liked). Thanks a lot! However I'm slightly embarrassed because I can't read what I ...
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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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### Can't edit question

I don't see any link to edit this question. I think it was the first question asked here, and I wanted to improve its grammar a bit, to make it more readable, but no edit link appears among the others....
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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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### Request for LaTeX notation?

I think this website needs LaTeX notation, and I'm guessing I'm not the only one with this feeling. How can we ask StackExchange for that feature?