Left-aligned, breaking before the sidebar
Even with left-alignment, we may not want titled to flow over the sidebar:
Reproduce by combinging text-align : left; with padding : 8px 320px 11px 20px; on div#question-header.
When it's ready.
To be clear: this site is doing very well so far. Not just by the numbers, but in how the folks here conduct themselves and handle increasing amounts of traffic (as we've seen over the past couple of months with the start of the school year). I've written a bit more about this here.
So what are we waiting for?
So from this point forward, ...
How about this for a template?
Welcome to [cs.se]! Unfortunately, your question is not a good fit for
the Stack Exchange format. We prefer questions that have objectively
correct answers that will be useful both to the asker and others who have
the same question in the future. What is or is not a suitable topic for
study, projects or research is very much a ...
My second concern, the gold looking like "less" than the silver could be addressed by given the root more edges:
Now they have equally many edges, and gold clearly is the root.
(I left the stub lengths longer than I prefer, because another answer deals with that. This is about the number of stubs on the gold badge.)
I think finite-automata is specific enough, even for questions that aim towards getting a DFA. That is because determinism is (usually) not the issue; every NFA can be algorithmically converted into a DFA. The issue is finding any finite automaton.
For questions that specifically deal with nondeterminism, we already have nondeterminism (which can be used ...
Cluster is allocation unit, coupled together computers or parallel file system. 34 questions use it, none properly. Moreover using definitions I know, properly tagged question would be off-topic. Proper place for such might be at superuser.
Algorithm like k-means performs "clustering" to partition the given set into "clusters" (or groups) - but one cluster ...
This seems to be a common issue in various less thoroughly tested parts of the Stack Exchange code base. For example, it also happens in the 10k flag review for any posts hidden behing the "show already flagged posts" link.
The fundamental cause of this bug is a combination of the following issues:
When the duplicate tabs (and various other hidden-by-...
Not that this really adds a lot, but it at least gives a place for people to vote in favour of discarding graph-algorithms and using algorithms + graphs.
My perspective is that this is the more flexible route. We need a tag for algorithms (of course), and a tag for things-to-do-with-graphs (side note, I still think it's productive to have separate graph-...
(This issue has also been reported on the main meta.)
The off-topic list is different depending on whether you have more or less than 500 reputation, which is the threshold between flagging and closing. The list contains:
Reasons defined by site moderators. We have two: one that notes specifically “Questions about software development or programming tools ...
I propose to create the synonym computability ← recursion-theory
The terms may come from different schools, but as far as I know, describe the same field. In particular, a function is recursive (in the sense of this theory) if and only if it is computable.
FWIW, Wikipedia does not seem to separate the terms.
(We may want to go computability-theory ← ...
I would say applications of graphs in CS do not fall in under graph theory as a mathematical field (research area), e.g. all the A* questions should be labeled graph.
On the other hand, questions regarding graph classes and their complexity (recognition, modification, operations etc.), as well as classical problems like chromatic number etc., should ...
I recommend introducing the two tags os-kernel and kernel-functions,
and then introducing a tag synonym kernel -> os-kernel.
I do not think we need a special tag for "kernel" in the context of parametrized complexity. That's a niche topic and I don't think we need such a specialized tag. As far as I can tell, we don't currently have any questions like ...
There was a mishap upstream. All seems to be good again.
Note that once we graduate beta (which seems to be in preparation) privileges will go up in rep requirements. Discussing whether this makes sense would be material for Meta Stack Exchange.
The nuance may have more to do with grammar. Parser is a noun. Parsing is a gerund (a way in english of turning a verb into either a noun or an adjective.) Parsing is the action that a parser does. We haven't been completely consistent in our choices, but we seem to use gerunds only when the real noun sounds stupid/unnatural. In this case the real noun ...
I don't get the tag scoping either, variable-binding is fine for that question. I'm not convinced we need scoping at all and I'd prefer variable-scope if we introduce a synonym.
The proper tag name is variable-binding and not name-binding, because variables aren't always named.
I speak a domain expert as a (former) programming language theoretist and also ...
We've turned on Syntax Highlighting in an opt-in basis. That is, to use it, you'll need to specify the language for your highlighting in an HTML comment, as explained in the Editing Help section for Syntax Highlighting. It will also apply it to questions that have a particular language tag, though I don't think that's a regular occurrence given the subject ...
I think we mostly have to differentiate between partitions of integers and sets. The latter appears in many contexts in CS but we have other tags to clarify the context. Therefore, I suggest the following.
Create tag integer-partitions.
Partitions of an integer n are different ways of writing n as sum of smaller integers.
partitions ← partition
I don't see a compelling reason to have a tag that covers Karnaugh maps but not, e.g., Quine-McCluskey or other methods for achieving the same goal.
If you want to follow that logic, we should just tag everything "computer science" and nuke all the other tags. There's nothing wrong with having a tag for the specific subject of Karnaugh maps, since people ...
Looking at the questions currently tagged soft-question, it's all over the map: education, epistemology, I-can't-think-of-a-tag, I-put-that-in-for-no-discernable-reason… It's clear that the tag doesn't mean anything.
Please burninate and blacklist soft-question.
The questions that still have the tag will be just fine without it.
Yes, in my opinion max-flow should be a synonym of network-flow.
There's really no difference between them, as they are currently being used:
We currently have only 4 questions tagged max-flow. 3 out of 4 of those are also tagged network-flow.
Meanwhile, almost all questions tagged network-flow are actually about finding a maximum flow.
While in ...
Under “Science”, the footer now lists
Cross Validated (stats),
Theoretical Computer Science,
and a link for more. I think this has been the case for a while.