Linked Questions

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Repeat a question from Math Overflow ?

If one have asked a question on MO, is it correct to ask it again on CSTheory ? In my case, my question is more than one week old, and even if it had some interesting answer, there was not any real ...
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Can't see formulas

I'm using chrome on linux and I can't see the latex equations. Does anybody also notice that?
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Homework, or things that look like homework.

c.f this question on O() notation. Stackoverflow actually has the 'homework' tag, and is willing to entertain questions of that kind. MO has strong prohibitions in place against it. The first ...
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What should we do if we noticed someone having the multiple-account problem?

This is another take to the problem that a new user asks a question without registering and loses the cookie. In the discussion I linked to, I wanted to prevent this situation from happening, but I ...
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Policy on deleting incorrect answers?

At some places I've seen people advocate deleting incorrect answers. For example, in this thread: Hardness of node partitioning under shortest path constraint But sometimes incorrect answers are kept ...
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Re-ask vs. edit + reopen

A fairly typical case: A question is not clear enough in the first attempt. There is a lot of discussion in the comments. People ask for clarifications, the user answers questions, people suggest ...
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Scope: Can questions be too physical for us?

Lance Fortnow asked a question, What is the Volume of Information?, which Ross Snider criticised on two grounds: Off topic: I downvoted because I don't find this question relevant to the site (...
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Our domain scope, specifically defined

There have been many independent questions about whether things are on/off-topic, but I think that we should be explicit at this point about our scope. The wikipedia article on TCS could provide a ...
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Should there be a protocol to notify authors if we find an error in a paper?

This question seems to have found an error in a computational geometry paper on CoRR, and David Eppstein in an answer confirmed the error. I haven't checked it myself, but I wanted to ask if we ...
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Is my StackOverflow question a better match here than there? "Formally constructing control flow graph"

Given the PL Theory parts of my question (but seeing it also being part of practical compiler design) Im thinking it might be a better match here than there? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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LaTeX math support ?

I'm hoping we can get the same math support that other SE sites (math.SE in particular) are making use of. Does anyone know how to enable this ? Here's a test to see if the current system works by ...
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Are specific questions about Theorem X in paper Y fine?

See this question about an origami paper for example. It's a very specific question about a particular theorem the poster did not follow (or in this case the answer did not match that of the paper). ...
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Community Wikis

Just a quick question: It seems that we are marking quite a lot of stuff as community wiki. Apparently you earn no rep from community wiki answers, which raises the question of whether it is a good ...
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On using actual names

Over at MO, it's been asserted that one of the success stories in getting the site to work well is strenuous effort by the moderators to get people to use their real names when posting. I'm ...
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big-picture vs soft-question

What's the intended difference between these two tags ? My question is motivated by the comments on this question. I tried trolling MO to discern the difference, and have failed so far. And no, "you ...

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