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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 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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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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Would this theoretical networking question be on-topic here?

A user posted a question on MSO, asking about where to ask their theoretical computer networking question. Since it's not a practical problem, it's not really a good fit for SO, Network Engineering, ...
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Which migration paths do we want?

As a graduated site, we can set up (a limited number of) so-called migration paths. That is other sites on the SE network that show up when normal users want to close as "offtopic because it belongs ...
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Please be careful when reviewing tag wiki edits

When reviewing tag wiki edits, please be careful to ensure that the proposed entry is appropriate to Computer Science SE. The tag wiki is supposed to explain how the tag relates to this site. Entries ...
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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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Should we close as many questions on algorithm analysis as duplicates as we do?

It seems that questions on analysis of particular algorithms are deemed superfluous in the view of the community. Although many of them are probably routine, some are not, and the reference function ...
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Community Promotion Ads 2015

As your site is undergoing our new design-independent graduation process, you'll be enjoying your own run of design-independent Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Congratulations! Computer Science is graduating!

It's a big day. You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Computer Science has already met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites, and today joins in the new design-...
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Tags efficiency and performance

Is there a significant difference between the tags performance and efficiency (which we should document then), or are they synonyms?
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Trivial edits to old answers

Related: Trivial edits to closed/on-hold questions. Recently, we seem to be getting a lot of edits to old answers (two or three years) where the edit does nothing other than correct a particular user'...
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How to best acknowledge when someone catches an error?

In 2013 I provided an answer to a question I liked quite a lot. In my answer I mostly referred to the technique mentioned in the question but in the end I made a side remark indicating that there are ...
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Please enable JavaScripts in posts

I would like to propose feature of enabling JavaScript in posts. This is site about Computer Science and some question naturally fits into interactive mode, or this simplifies enumerating ...
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What about tags random and randomness?

What are the respective roles of random and randomness? Do we need both, or any of them? Related tags: randomized-algorithms, sampling, random-number-generator, pseudo-random-generators, random-walks,...
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About the tag graph-algorithms

Apparently there's a tag graph-algorithms. My personal tagging choice has been algorithms + graphs. I think this covers graph algorithms pretty well. Do we need/want a dedicated tag graph-algorithms?...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Computer Science's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be appointed as moderators shortly — please thank them for ...
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a tag for the “lower level” of computer

Regarding Storing information in certain data types I was trying to find a more appropriate tag for this question and couldn't. It is about implementation of variables, but not really about ...
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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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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Is this question about an algorithm ontopic on cs.SE?

Is this the right forum to ask the question I posted on http://programmers.stackexchange.com Here is a link to the question. https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/291978/finding-...
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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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Cast your votes in the moderator elections before August 17!

This questions serves as an entry in the Community Bulletin for the ongoing moderator elections and a hub for related sites. Elections are over! Find the results here. The election chat has been ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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Preparing for graduation: Election coming on August 3, 2015

Recently we've been separating the elements of graduation so that beta sites get features of full-fledged communities as they need them. Our design team has been chipping away the backlog of site ...
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Why was this question re-opened?

Why was this question re-opened? As you can see from the history, I voted to close it, then one moderator closed it, then another moderator re-opened it. The side effect of the re-opening is that I ...
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What is to be done with question posters who do not vote or accept?

I am a bit tired of new (and not so new) users who bug you with additional questions in comments, do not bother to answer comments, and never bother to vote. They are not the only ones. Some older ...
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Are questions about programming language design on-topic here?

I recently proposed an idea for a new Stackexchange site over on Area51 here, and it was almost immediately closed as a duplicate of this site. Is that correct? Is programming language design on-topic ...
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Should we bring back the “not a real question” closing reason?

After my recent discussion starter (Towards a policy for hint-only answers) and some chat conversations, I think that the biggest problem we have with questions now is if they don't contain a (real) ...
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Meta silliness: reviews

I just noticed that I (among four others) was the "top reviewer of all time" on cs.meta, with one review (which I don't even recall making). Does this seem as pointless to you as it does to me? Do we ...
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Towards a policy for hint-only answers

This question is getting old, but the matter is still unresolved. Please contribute by voting on the answers here, or by voicing your opinion if you have something to add to the existing answers! Our ...
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Reordering tags

[This might be the most arcane question I've ever asked.] I recently asked a question and, of course, provided a collection of tags. When the question was posted, the tags were not listed in the order ...
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Tags: network-flow, max-flow

I noticed we have tags for both network-flow and max-flow. Does that make sense? Is there any distinction? There seem to be only 2 questions tagged with max-flow. Should we make max-flow a synonym ...
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Proposed Question - Degrees of Internet Connectivity? [closed]

I've heard about something like Degrees of Kevin Bacon, but for the web, a maximum number of links from one webpage to any other webpage on the Internet... Is there any truth to the idea that if I ...
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Using a title with a wrong statement is a wise thing to do

Of course the title of this question is intended as an example of the problem I am trying to raise. I just answered a question (I should not have) that has the title: Every infinite recursive ...
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Tag rename (rice)

We have a tag rice, which I think is badly named. It is applied to three questions, all of which are about Rice's theorem and not, for example, about Henry Rice himself. If you don't already know ...
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Evolving the tags of a question

Is it appropriate to modify the tags of a question to better reflect the issues that appear important with respect to answers? If the answer is yes, how far can it go? For example, an answer might ...
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MathJax stopped working

MathJax stopped working again. It works fine on other sites such as math.se and cstheory.se. I tried several different browsers and operating systems.
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How much personal style should be tolerated?

I hesitated for some time, but recently edited this question. As can be seen from the question history, the question contained (or contains) quite a bit of latex commands that were used for formatting ...
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How to fix the question “Properties of graphs where every edge is in at most one simple cycle”

The question Properties of graphs where every edge is in at most one simple cycle is—in my opinion—an interesting question which is very well suitable for cs.sx. The question concerns properties of ...
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Trivial edits to closed/on-hold questions

Recently, we seem to be getting a lot of edits to closed/on-hold questions that do nothing at all to address the reason the question was closed. For example, edits that improve the formatting or ...
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tags: variable-binding and scoping

While recently editing a question, Raphael introduced the tag scoping, using it to replace variable-binding that had been chosen by the OP. That is apparently the only use of scoping. I must say, I ...
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Giving a user improvement suggestions for implementation

Is it "frowned upon" in whatever capacity to, when a user asks a question about asymptotic complexity analysis of some algorithm, suggest implementation-dependent improvements, should the user ...
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Can I ask this question here?

My question was closed on Theoretical computer since. May I publish the modified version of it here? I am working on Integer Factorization problem, and I came to idea of applying Fermat's sieving ...
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Why computer science does not have a featured questions tab?(questions with bounty)

I can't find a featured tab in the https://cs.stackexchange.com/ site I have tried looking at the questions page https://cs.stackexchange.com/questions but there is only these tabs: newest-frequent-...
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Should we have a close reason “shows too little effort”?

Some questions -- often, but not always, homework (or test) problems show little effort on the part of the asker. If the problem is clearly phrased, it's not accurate to close it for: unclear what ...
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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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