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The core question here should be, why do we even have separate CS and CS Theory sites? And the most convenient answers to this can be found by reading this thread on the CSTheory meta. If you have time, please read through it before continuing here. If you're still stuck in line at the DMV after that, read this. But if you have time to read nothing else, ...


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I suspect some of the problems come from the private beta stage, since many of the early adopters came from cstheory/math. My hope is that once the beta opens up, 'regular CS' folk will come in and start posting questions. I do agree that currently the questions are 'theory heavy' even though they're not necessarily CSTheory-appropriate questions.


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Theoretical Computer Science Stack Exchange (“CSTheory.SE”) is for research-level questions in theoretical computer science My eyeball evaluation is that about half the questions so far are about theoretical computer science, and I don't know that any of them are research-level. I don't want to declare that research-level questions in TCS are off-topic ...


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Theoretical Computer Science is a site for research-level questions in theoretical computer science, as the FAQ clearly states. Computer Science is a site for computer science at all levels, whether theoretical or applied. Again, see the FAQ: this is a site for students, researchers and practitioners of computer science. Computer Science encompasses both ...


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My personal reason for being quite active in this private beta is that I'd like to answer people's questions and help them in understanding Computer Science. I can't really do that on TCS, as the general level is too high (and my specialization, parsing, doesn't really come up that often). Glancing at the list of questions so far, the list of users and ...


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I was REALLY excited when this site went into public beta because I've seriously been waiting for a forum to which I can get guidance on my CS homework as I go through my classes. Math.se has been great for the problems I have that require a mathematical answer (like when I measure time complexity, etc), but I've had problems where I need to come up with an ...


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Your option three fits my opinion: Offer to migrate questions that would be on-topic on TCS if they have had no satisfying answer after a few days and the asker agrees. We have snatched badly-treated questions in scope overlaps from SO and math.SE, there is no reason why we should not act likewise in the other direction. Questions like this here are ...


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List questions are a problem for the platform because ranking answers does not make a lot of sense. We have not definitely decided yet how to treat them (see here and here) -- different sites have different policies -- but the tendency seems to be that we don't want them (maybe because they don't know how to deal with them). Therefore, I think you should ...


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