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cstheory vs AI stackexchange site

Is it ok to ask artificial intelligence related questions on the site? There is a proposal already for an AI site: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/6607/artificial-intelligence but it seems ...
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How to ask a good question

The moderators spend considerable time on editing badly written questions. A possible way for reducing the number of badly written questions is writing down some guidelines (similar to the MO ...
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Is it OK to cross-post on CS.SE and TCS.SE, after a suitable delay?

If I post a question on CS.SE and don't get an answer, is it OK to post the same question on TCS.SE after waiting a week or so? In other words, is cross-posting on CS.SE and TCS.SE OK (rather than ...
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Is it ok to ask about the correctness of preprints on crank-friendly topics?

See this question in which someone asked for an update on the status of an arxiv preprint on graph isomorphism. It was downvoted, with a comment "Are this kind of discussions on-topic here? I think ...
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Material to supplement the FAQ

Since many of the visitors here are new to the Stackexchange environment, it might be useful to collect questions and answers here to add to the official site FAQ. In addition, it would be useful to ...
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Our custom closing reasons

We have to decide what should be our custom close reasons. We can have 3 custom close reasons. Each can be up to 400 characters. The default format of a close reason as follows: ...
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Comment templates

This post is inspired by answers to this question and a similar list on TEX.SE. The idea is to make a bunch of templates for commonly-used comments, like comments explaining that a question is out of ...
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How-To Use/Tips & Tricks

Is there a need for a How-To Use or Tips & Tricks page? If so, what would be on it? (Tips and tricks include searching, urlencoding, markdown, how to see mathjax input, special question urls, ...
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One Day Anonymous Users

I am not happy with people making an anonymous username, asking a question, getting the answer and then deleting that user name withing 24-48 hours. It has been happening for sometime now. I do not ...
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The modifiable part of our general FAQ

Should we put the phrase "research level" in our general FAQ? While in our official FAQ there is a statement about the scope of our site, that is, Ask and answer research-level questions in ...
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Should I ask this question now, which would be crossposted and on CSTheory history?

I'm asking this question about the history of computation. It's currently active, so I'm wondering if crossposting, in this case, would be ok. It's also on the history of computation, but some may ...
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When should I really flag or vote down?

Sorry if this has already been asked, I could not find an appropriate answer and I want to make sure that I understand these features. Question: what's the most correct way to use flags and down-...
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Closing questions too quickly, revisited?

This question How fundamental is undecidability? was closed within 25 minutes of being asked. The OP was rude to a moderator in the comments, and it isn't a great question, so I do think closing it ...
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Migration problems: both sides should be involved in making migration decisions

Migration is a nice feature but I am starting to get annoyed by the bad migrated questions we are receiving. I haven't counted but my feeling is that the majority of migrated questions to cstheory are ...
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The new Community Wiki policy

I have been thinking about this for sometime. As you know, SE has changed the Community Wiki policy and now only moderators can make a question a CW. Community Wiki has 2 main effects: The question ...

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