Dave Clarke
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What is Computer Science?
11 votes

Misquoting Justice Potter Stewart: I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description computer science; and perhaps I ...

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Should "hints" be posted as "answers"?
9 votes

I think that hints should be provided as answers. This isn't a site for doing people's homework, but helping them understand the ideas that will help them to do their own homework. Sometimes a hint is ...

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Are questions about programming language design on-topic here?
7 votes

Programming language design is on topic, though some people are rather keen on suggesting that anything related to programming should be closed. I, for one, welcome more programming languages ...

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Should we have tags for series of questions?
7 votes

As long as Patrick87 links the questions together, which he has, I think this is sufficient. Unless/until heap automata become a revolutionary new concept, it's a good idea to keep the tags as general ...

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Why is this question considered on topic?
6 votes

The WWW has been the topic of research for computer scientists (and physicists, statisticians, social scientists, etc). At its core it is a (very) large graph, and graph theory is central to (...

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Analysing this site's traffic
5 votes

I advertised the site to my students a few weeks ago. There are 60 of them. This accounts for some of the visitors.

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If we find questions to Shanghai where should we leave a link for mods to find them?
Accepted answer
5 votes

Only a moderator on the original site can migrate such a question. You have two options: Flagging the question. The moderator will see this and can react appropriately. This may be annoying for some ...

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Would a tag lower-bounds be useful?
4 votes

Yes. That seems to be a good idea.

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Who should the beta moderators be?
4 votes

Declined Nominee: Kaveh (meta-profile) http://stackexchange.com/users/flair/238021.png Kaveh works tirelessly as a CSTheory moderator and participant. He is also very active on this site. Not ...

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Deleting questions with upvoted answers
3 votes

I agree that the approach to deleting questions should be much less aggressive. Furthermore, deletion (except in the case of obvious junk and spam) should not be a unilateral decision. Closed is not ...

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Is “Good uses of computer viruses” on-topic?
3 votes

I think questions about viruses should be considered in scope, especially if we see it as either a technical or thought experiment kind of question. As to the issue of whether there is any science ...

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(When) is it okay to add another answer instead of editing an existing one?
0 votes

You can edit all of your answers into one answer. But I wouldn't edit other people's answers.

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