Linked Questions

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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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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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When are areas of pure math that are used in CS considered on-topic?

My motivation for this question is the response to my question here, which garnered a vote to close for being too mathy. Supportive comments and upvoting seemed to have saved that particular question ...
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Scope of questions ?

I was waiting to get some examples of questions that might illustrate a lower bound on the kinds of questions we want to field. Here are some examples: What does the theorem of Rice help to prove? ...
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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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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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Existence of two lists of FAQs is confusing

Now that one problem of the page cstheory.stackexchange.com/faq has been resolved, we would like to discuss another: namely, the existence of two lists of FAQs is confusing. cstheory.stackexchange....
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Policy on suspending users

We will soon have temporary moderators from within the community, and so I wanted to initiate a discussion on policies for suspension/blocks/bans. Right now I'm thinking mostly of cases where users ...
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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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What does “closed as off topic” mean?

What does the following message mean? closed as off topic by [Someone], [Someone], [Someone], [Someone], [Someone] [Date] Questions on Theoretical Computer Science are expected to generally ...
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What should we write when closing a question for being too elementary/homework?

The comments and links to used when closing an elementary/homework question. I am making it CW, feel free to edit and/or add links to related discussions. Related discussions: The reason to close ...
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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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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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Non-meta, related discussions in parent site

I have just open a question about More on syntactic vs semantic classes, and UP vs NP. In the comments, @Tsuyoshi and I were discussing whether my interpretation about a related result to the problems ...
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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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