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Short URLs for cstheory

I have created j.mp/cstheory j.mp/cstheorySE Feel free to use them.
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2011 Community Moderator Election

The 2011 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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How Much Time before Closing a Question?

Sometimes, the community can help the questioner clarify/elaborate the question, or make it on-topic by changing it appropriately. In such cases, closing too soon---specially, by mods, and before any ...
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How did I start off with 101 reputation points?

Whereas I see others with reputation points < 101? Does everyone start off at 101?
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Auto-update Complexity Zoo references?

Since the complexity zoo is such a common resource on this site, but it moves around its URL every few years it seems, it'd be nice to have an automated or semi-automated way to update references to ...
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New interface / theme

Perhaps it's not the right place to ask, but Do you like the new interface / theme of cstheory main page (the list of questions)? In my opinion it's more UNreadable and UNclear on a standard PC/...
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Is a question about network analysis via mean-field theory type approaches on topic?

TCS seems to study networks, but I seldom see mean-field theory approaches (which come from statistical-mechanics) used by computer scientists. Hence, I am unsure if the following question from the ...
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Is a question about research level practices appropriated to this community?

this is my first post here (at this community, although I know Kaveh from CS). Since this is related to CS and Research I would be very much interested as an undergraduate and researcher assistant to ...
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About user Anonymous Coward

This user seems to be the same one on MO which has posted several questions on MathOverflow without following them up and the questions are left there. Now the user has started doing the same thing ...
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Can I post this question about dynmaic programming?

Several months back, I asked in math.SE the following question I wonder if any dynamic programming problem can always be converted to a source-sink shortest path problem in a network with source ...
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An Area51 proposal

I want to bring the following Area51 proposal to your attention: Computational Science proposal It is for Computation al Science (not Computer Science). It seems like a solid proposal and can ...
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What should we to with tags [graph-isomorphism] and [automorphism]?

When I saw the question “What is the most efficient algorithm to sample graphs with trivial automorphism groups ?” by turkistany, it reminded me that I saw a similar question recently, but it was ...
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Should the main chatroom be unfrozen?

I have noticed that the room theory salon was recently frozen for inactivity. As far as I can tell, among the rooms associated with this site, this is the room that got the most activity - so perhaps ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Discussing minor mistakes of papers

Many research papers include mistakes, ranging from typos to incorrect proofs. It is my understanding that currently major mistakes are generally (though not always) communicated to the community by ...
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What qualifies as a research level question in research-practise?

I am trying to understand what qualifies as a research level question in the domain of research-practice. My recent question was about the usefulness of a certain direction of investigation as opposed ...
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Afraid to disagree with a downvote?

I have a question that was downvoted without giving a reason. There's been a little activity and it seems to me like a legitimate question, but nobody has upvoted it (or if they have, somebody else ...
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The close reason used for non-theoretical-computer-science questions

To those who vote to close non-theoretical-computer-science questions: Thank you for tidying up the website, but when you do so, could you please choose the precise reason? Sometimes new users post ...
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Is it okay to ask about where to find latest research publications related to computer science?

Today is my first day on this site and I want to to ask this question, but I am not sure if it's right question or ask or if it's off topic. Question - Is it okay to ask about where to find latest ...
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Can someone migrate [specific question on main]?

Can someone migrate this question to either cs.stackexchange or stackoverflow? 10 or so hours ago I flagged it as off topic because I wasn't allowed to suggest cs.stackexchange as a migration target,...
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Referring questions to crypto.SE

Consider the following two questions: Information leaking of simulation based security Why SHA-224 and SHA-256 use different initial values? There's already a scope clash between crypto.SE and us, ...
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Recommendations for "How to model X", "How to do X" (X an informal task)

It would be nice to have a set of general recommendations and requirements for users asking "How to model X", "Applications of theory", and "How to do X" questions where X is an informal task (i.e. ...
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Retag Request: [queuing-theory] --> [queueing-theory]

I'm proposing a retag as: [queuing-theory] --> [queueing-theory]. You can vote for it here: https://cstheory.stackexchange.com/...
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When do we get a "subjective question" warning?

While writing this question about range counting I was warned by the site that it is likely subjective and will be closed. Do you think it is subjective? 2.1. If yes, then why? 2.2. If no, then why ...
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Retag etiquette?

The question In Strongly connected tournament T.Is it NP-hard to find a minimum number of vertices(V1) which make T\V1 as non strongly connected tournament. was retagged twice, from the original "np" ...
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Would it be off topic to promote the "topic challenge" here?

I am referring to this at the CS Ed site?
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Ability to split two questions into two seperate questions

So sometimes a person asks a question which has two parts to it. And two people answer each individual part. Both people answer the question correctly and now the asker of the question is faced with ...
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How can I improve my question about interest in ontology?

I asked a real question (https://cstheory.stackexchange.com/q/22374/22752) and it has been downvoted at least twice with no comments. Any suggestions as to how I can improve it to get a valid answer? ...
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Polyglots for theoretical research like what is usage and definition

I asked about a test for what is a polyglot i.e. valid code in many programming languages. I got the comment "compile it" and OK I understand but do you have a more serious comment or also for strange ...
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