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### How should one decide between asking a question in Computer Science and asking a question in Artificial Intelligence?

There is now an Artificial Intelligence community (public beta) in the Stack Exchange network. In both communities' metas I didn't find a question regarding the correct place to ask a question that ...
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### Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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### Why apply a 1-NN strategy to thank contributions

Recently, i was stuck with a problem so i ask a question here hoping someone can help me. I was suprised in a cool way thanks to 2 sweets answears. Both of them help me to figure out the theoritical ...
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### Merging similar answers to the same question

My question is inspired by an episode happened earlier today, regarding a question asked on the main site: TM - reject definition and complement. A new user asks a legitimate but very basic question, ...
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### 1K views, what happened?

The last 30 questions or so, all got at most 50 views. Except one particular question: "What's really meant by context-free in the term context-free grammar?" which got +1K views. What happened here?
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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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### Can I ask a question about the use of 'null' and 'Maybe' types?

I have a question that I was going to post on Software Engineering, but I suddenly stumbled upon this site, and now I'm wondering if the question would be on-topic here. There's a draft available ...
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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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### Where do questions about character standardisation belong?

If I have a question about character representation and their standardisation, which of SE sites is appropriate? E.g.: "What is the rationale behind having "minus sign" and "hyphen" encoded ...
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If we see a question on Stack Overflow, that is clearly a CS question, how should we deal with it. SHould we answer it there, or direct them here? I am worried about directing them here because: ...
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### Homework Service [duplicate]

I am a student of Computer Science, however for the most part I'm self teaching myself CS(Due to being in a not very good school, which is not internationally competitive or standard. Not to say I don'...
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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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### 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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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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Recently I gave a cryptical comment to an answer and I wanted to follow up and check whether the answer had been updated following my suggestion. It turned out I could not find my comment on my ...
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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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### 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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### 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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### Edit link not visible in one question

Edit link was not shown in this, question. Resolved with Raphael's edit. I was logged in and the edit option was available in other questions. I use Safari on iPhone, screenshot was taken 2016-07-21 ...
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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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### Selected menu item is blank using mobile

Does not matter which one I choose.
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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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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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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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### The part of post disappears after “<” mark without space

I include the bug here in this post (visible in edit)
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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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### mathjax broken for prime + no-braces superscript + subscript

It seems that terms like $q'^a_b$ stopped rendering correctly, since their superscript/subscript are not surrounded by braces (e.g., $q'^{a}_b$ should work). The error shown in preview is ...
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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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### MathJax rendering broken in previews from search

Preview of texts while using search breaks and renders unexpectedly.
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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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 ...