Linked Questions

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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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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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Proposal: Remove discipline prefix from the Arxiv-style tags

I answered the Arxiv tags or not question so: The current AA.BB.CCCCC tags are unwieldy —a defect in a question tagging scheme, not so bad in an article ...
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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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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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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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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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What level and types of questions are appropriate for Theoretical Computer Science?

As a starting point, I was interested in András Salamon's answer to a question about the need for a TCS Stack Exchange. Now, as a software engineer, there are a number of topics in theoretical ...
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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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[computability] behaves like a top-level tag

This is related to the question about top-level tags. It seem to me that the tag computability acts differently than other tags. While it belongs to the top-level tag lo.logic (is it?), a large ...
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Ethics of upvoting own answer.

I've noticed that a lot of brand new answers have already been upvoted by the time I get to reading them (presumably by the author of said answer). I have not been upvoting my own answers. ...
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Are research-related cross posts discouraged?

This question was posted on math.stackexchange.com and I've become curious. I unfortunately posted an answer that I'm disappointed with. I've got some questions myself, and I'm wondering about the ...
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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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The reason to close too elementary questions

Update: I gave up trying to convince other people to use “too localized” instead of “off topic” when closing too elementary questions. It seems that most people disagree, and I started to feel that ...
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Changing policy on crossposting

In the light of this discussion on crossposted questions, I'm wondering if we should revisit our crossposting policy. The current policy is: Crossposting from MathOverflow is perfectly fine, as ...

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