Kaveh
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Who should the beta moderators be?
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Nominee: Raphael (meta profile) http://stackexchange.com/users/flair/257842.png He has long argued (even before the area51 proposal) that there is a need for a Q&A site like this, has defended ...

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What is Computer Science?
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Computer Science is the science that studies computation and related issues. It has strong connections with other disciplines, particularly with: mathematics, computer and electronic engineering. ...

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Topics in Applied Computer Science, are they on topic?
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I think the goal was not creating a site for TCS but a site for general CS (including those you have listed), so they should be on-topic.

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Should we ban LMGTFY comments?
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I share the views expressed in the highest voted comment under the question and the highest voted answer to the question on MSO. Not spending 5 min to do a Google search before asking others for ...

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Are programming questions in scope on CS.SE?
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I think the programming questions should be off-topic for several reasons: The area 51 proposal explicitly excluded such questions. They are dealt with quite well on SO, so no need to deal with them ...

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Who should the beta moderators be?
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Declined. See below for a reason. Nominee: Dave Clarke (meta-profile) http://stackexchange.com/users/flair/82281.png Dave is the user with the third highest reputation and is also very active on ...

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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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If you have not been a moderator on CS.SE, have you been helping in moderating the site (edits, close/reopen votes, flags, setting site policies through meta discussions, etc.)? What are your three ...

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Are questions about Chernoff bounds and Lovasz local lemma good fit here?
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They are topics in theoretical computer science so they are on-topic here. If you think your question may receive a more suitable answer here feel free to ask moderators on Math.SE to migrate them. ...

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Should "hints" be posted as "answers"?
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There isn't a clear line between a hint and an answer. For an expert a short statement stating the essential points would be sufficient as an answer and probably preferable also; for a novice the ...

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Is “Good uses of computer viruses” on-topic?
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Based on comments under the question, there seems to be several interpretations of what is being asked. This shows that the question is not well-defined at the moment. If the OP edits it and makes it ...

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Taking actions on unanswered questions, what should I take care of?
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Go for it. I do go over top voted unanswered questions every few months (as I did last week). :) If you can answer a question there is no problem with bumping it up, do answer! If you can edit to ...

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What kinds of mathematics do we consider computer science enough to be ontopic here?
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I look at the following questions to decide if a question is on-topic (unless explicitly made off-topic for some reason by a policy): Is there a good reason to think that the question is likely to ...

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Why are there tags for programming languages?
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Questions about programming languages are fine as long as they are programming-languages questions and not programming questions. For example, it is fine to ask design questions about the C++ ...

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Logical circuits
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I don't think there is a clear hard line where computer science ends and electrical engineering starts, as there is no clear hard line where CS ends and say mathematics starts. CS by its nature is ...

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How should one decide between asking a question in Computer Science and asking a question in Artificial Intelligence?
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See What niche does this AI proposal aim to fill? tl;dr: a group of people wanted a site dedicated to AI, doesn't mean topics it covers were not already covered by other sites. We will see if the ...

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Questions like "what are practical applications of X"
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I think asking for applications of a (theoretical) topic is completely fine. The issue is how to ask them so they don't end up being "non-constructive" or "too broad".

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Will homework questions be allowed?
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I think we should allow them. We can adopt a policy similar to [math.se]: How to ask a homework question?

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Inspirations towards a logo for cs.SE
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We need something which brings computer science to mind and is distinguishable from other related things like computer programming, electronics, ... So what concept capture computer science best? I ...

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Should we close as many questions on algorithm analysis as duplicates as we do?
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I am not for or against. But I want to state a point: I think we should keep in mind that we can refer people to go read the textbook and understand it and solve their problem in place of asking on ...

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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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What are your areas of expertise in computer science? In which areas of the scope do you easily understand typical questions? In which areas of the scope do you have difficulty in understanding ...

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How to ask P vs NP questions without getting closed?
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I think it has been explained why such posts are not suitable for any SE site. They are not useful to anyone else: questions here are not meant just for the author but also should benefit others. The ...

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What constitues an appropriate check-my-proof question?
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I don't remember anyone on csthoery suggesting that CS.SE should be a place for checking proofs. Any serious attempt of a solution for any long famous open problem in math is very unlikely to be a few ...

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Why can actual code not be pseudo-code
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An answer to an algorithms' question should be understandable without knowledge about a particular programming language. If your code is clear enough that a person who doesn't know anything about that ...

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Deleting questions with upvoted answers
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Here is another example where useful information is deleted by Gilles. (I was going to refer a user on cstheory to the answer posted here but I can't since it is deleted, and it took me considerable ...

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reposting closed questions from cstheory
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I am reluctant to migrate them to here since the cstheory community doesn't seem to like migration generally, but reposting questions which were closed as off-topic on cstheory (because of not being ...

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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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In what way do you feel that being a moderator will make you more effective as opposed to simply reaching 10k or 20k rep? What would be the added benefit for the site of you becoming a moderator vs. ...

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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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Are you a person who is patient, fair, and respectful at all times? Do you lead by example? Can you provide examples (on the site or elsewhere) demonstrating these virtues?

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Your Thoughts on an "Operating Systems" Proposal
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I think Wandering Logic brought up several interesting points that should to be studied and discussed independent of this discussion. E.g. it might worth creating and experimenting with a view of ...

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Should we merge check-my-proof and check-my-algorithm?
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Posting my old comment as an answer: Generally I think these types of questions are not good, particularly if the OP's answer is correct: not much learned from saying "yes, it is correct". These ...

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Burninate tags: search-algorithms and search-problem
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Search problem is not what you think, it is a class of computational problems like decision-problems.

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