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There have been a number of past discussions of this. Based on the outcomes of those discussions, my reading is that asking for implementations of an algorithm is off-topic. Others may have a different view; I don't know. To get an sense of past discussions, you could start by taking a look at Is asking for implementation (any language) or detailed ...


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Frankly, this is what teachers and teaching assistants are paid for. You can also ask peers or more advanced learners you trust. Reviewing material is generally a bad fit for this platform: it's a task that requires lots of reading (as opposed to a snappy, self-contained question) and has no clear-cut answers. You may also want to consider carefully if ...


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Yes, you could. However, I don't know that it's going to be very well received unless you also make some significant improvements to your explanation of the question. Right now the question is hard to understand and rather incoherent. The fact that it's closed on CSTheory doesn't automatically make it ineligible here. CSTheory is focused on research-...


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There are two different questions hidden in your question. In general, are questions about theoretical networking on-topic here? Sure. If it meets with our quality guidelines and site policies, it is suitable here. Networking is definitely part of the scope of computer science. As our help page on what is on-topic says, "This site covers theoretical ...


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You've had an answer which you found helpful, according to this comment. It wasn't the kind of answer you expected, and the question isn't what you'd meant to ask. Nonetheless, the question and answer now constitute a Q/A pair about computer science. There's no reason for you to delete your question (and since it has an upvoted answer, you can't, anyway). ...


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It's up to you, but I don't think you need to delete the previous question. As you say, it is a bit vague, but I don't think it's harmful or terrible. One alternative to deleting the old question is to look at whether there are any ways of improving it; that would be a win-win for you and for the site. One thing you could do that might improve the ...


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That question was pretty clearly a Coq-specific question: defining a "get n-th" function in Coq will be all but useless to a beginner in, say, Agda. How does pattern matching work in dependently typed languages would be a much better question. Also: the Coq mailing list is really good at answering Coq-specific questions, and is appropriate, so I don't see ...


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Oh dear. The first rule of rudeness is: don't engage. Flag and move on. (The second rule of rudeness is “Jump to rule 1”.) “Asker is rude to people trying to help him” is not an appropriate close reason. The free-form close reasons under “off-topic” are not a place to write random comments — there's the comment facility for that. The free-form close ...


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When three answers are deleted that would have been blocked by protection, the question is automatically protected. For general guidelines on protection, see the FAQ on the main meta. I don't know why this particular question has attracted several non-answers. I'm in favor of protecting “populist” questions which are likely to attract people with little to ...


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In the lifetime of this question, there have been a grand total of four comments: two comments by people requesting a clarification, and two replies by the asker. In both cases the asker edited the question to include the requested clarifications, which made the comments obsolete. Having no comments is a good thing! Comments are meant as temporary notes ...


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I think this one falls into the case when a question is appropriate for two sites, and each version has been tailored for the site's audience. The SO version comes with JavaScript code, the CS version comes with mathematical notations. It's the same underlying question but asked in somewhat different languages. I don't think there's any interest in ...


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I'll give a bit of history. All the steps made perfect sense, even if the overall result didn't turn out so great. vish posted a question on Stack Overflow. Martin James and shekhar suman both answered it. (shekhar suman's answer is currently deleted.) The Operating Systems site launched in private beta. shekhar suman wasn't satisfied by the answers on SO ...


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I feel like you are reading too much into a single downvote. Still, edits can (and should) happen to improve question quality. I believe the downvote in this case was because the question reads like a problem dump. That is, it does not show research effort (what was tried, what didn't work, where exactly is the problem). The reason the system does not allow ...


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Your question is on-topic here. We don't normally migrate questions unless they should be closed where they are. Your question is at best marginal for Programmers since it's about an algorithm from a theoretical point of view. We occasionally migrate questions to Theoretical Computer Science, if they are about theory, research-level, have not received a ...


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I reopened the question because I didn't see a compelling reason to close it. Our applicable policies are: Homeworkness doesn't matter Lack of effort is a reason to downvote, not to close Problem dumps can be closed as too broad if they require an extensive answer Problem dumps can be closed as unclear if the asker doesn't specify which part is giving ...


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Being one of the users voting to close, I definitely found the question too broad. It should be made more focused in some way. Moreover, what research did the OP do? There are e.g. plenty of historic questions around, like this one or that one. So really, how does the question intend to differ from "what is computer science"?


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It's an interesting question. It's a question that should definitely be answered. However, it's too broad for a single SE post -- as such, I think the votes are correct.


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It took me a while to figure out why you thought this sentence had any purpose. Oh, you wanted a better solution than the answer you'd posted? As a general principle, your question should stand on its own: refering to an answer doesn't make sense. In any case, it's obvious that you'd be looking for the best answer (for some value of best that you neglected ...


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You haven't stated the question about the trend. The question about trend is not a good question. Topics get popular and then get less popular. It is common. It is not a computer science question but about more about sociology. The real question that I think you have is if the field is bogus or not. That is not good question either. From time to time fields ...


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I don't follow the premise of the question. Google Trend is probably poor at detecting trends within the scientific community. Professors tend to have strong opinions that may or may not be universally correct. In conclusion, I don't think you have a "real" problem at your hands; and even if you did, you'd be unlikely to get a factual, objective answer. ...


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This seems to be an instance that the community should be able to handle with ease. Protection is an excellent measure at putting off newcomers that have something of value to add. As such, I'd like to restrict its use to cases of high influx of crap in a short period of time so that (community) moderation is overwhelmed.


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Well, maybe this post looks dumb since I'm writing it after the question already has an accepted answer but... I think the question is unanswerable. Although it mentions TCP, which has well-defined behaviour, everything in the question is completely up to the application that's using TCP. As such, I don't think the question is really well-formed, so "on-...


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When the same user asks the same question multiple times, we normally merge them (or just close unanswered copies as duplicates). When the question is asked on different sites, we normally close with a comment or migrate then merge. But here, these are different users, and the questions are not exactly the same. Evidently these are all about the same ...


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After I posted this question, Gilles posted an excellent way to handle this: Migrate the Stackoverflow question over to CS.SE, then close Where is the OS when a process is running? as a duplicate of the one that was migrated from Stackoverflow (and optionally merge any answers over). So, it looks like this will be resolved nicely very soon.


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