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Tag for constraint theory

I was wondering whether there are any tags for the following thing: Constrained thinking, under constrained, language. (and, constrained considerations). For example, this field, of science, focuses ...
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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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I cannot flag a problem as off-topic and belonging to CS.SE

I find relevant discussions here: Migration path from cstheory to CS.SE. Though, I still think that the frequency we need this function is not that low as stated in the answer. —————————————— ...
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Let's get MathOverflow's “Citation Helper” here, as well!

MathOverflow and Math.SE have a citation helper that adds a new button to the post editor to allow references to journal articles (and conference papers?) to be added to posts quicker and easier. Of ...
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Looking for a collaborator in tree-automata, tree-grammars field

It can be very useful feature for science-oriented stackexchange forum to have a separate sub-site to post there advertisements about project collaboration. In particular, I have a big issue with ...
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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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Migration path from cstheory to CS.SE

We are regularly migrating non-research-level questions from here to CS.SE. I think it would be good to open the migration path to CS.SE so high reputation users can choose to migrate to CS.SE when ...
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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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Usernames cannot be changed?

The e-mails which I'm receiving from blog are like: Howdy 22370, I've checked at my profile at: http://cstheory.blogoverflow.com/wp-admin/profile.php and it reads: Username: 22370; Usernames ...
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Why are comments not editable after more than 5 minutes?

Maybe it's just me, but it's quite annoying that I can't edit my comments. If I reread what I wrote and see a typo, a mistake or something else that need fixing, I delete the comment and rewrite it, ...
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How to edit a bounty text?

I've just started a bounty that had a mistake in the text. I meant we may assume $k=polylog(n)$ while I wrote $k=O(log(n))$. How can I fix the bounty text?
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Should a user comments be more easily searchable?

It might only be me, but when I want to find a question I commented on (say, asking for more information / suggesting an idea), I have to try and remember the words which appeared in the question so I ...
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Mentioning "research-level" in "How to Ask"

It's been pointed out that the "How to Ask" box that appears when a user is asking a question doesn't mention that TCS Stack Exchange is for research-level questions only. Is that something we can ...
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The number of custom close reasons

I think we need one more custom closing reason in the off-topic closing dialog box. Your question does not appear to be a research-level question in theoretical computer science. For more ...
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Can we get rid of automatic conversion to CW?

Here is a recent example. Can we get rid of automatic conversion of questions to CW? https://cstheory.stackexchange.com/questions/19222/constant-factor-approximation-of-hypergraph-maxdicut
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Coauthors for questions or answers

A number of papers in TCS have coauthors. It would be nice to allow coauthors to ask a question or to give an answer. Is is just technically too difficult or are there other reasons not to have this ...
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BibTeX entry for citations

I just noticed that the BibTeX entry provided by the "cite" button on questions is not as good as it could be. For example, let's take the Problems Between P and NPC question. This is the BibTeX entry ...
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Can we control flag settings? [duplicate]

I was marking a question as off-topic and the modal made me choose only between these two options: belongs to meta.cstheory.stackexchange.com belongs to stackoverflow.com Is that list automatically ...
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Changing name to eliminate non-research questions

I am noticing lately that there are many questions being rejected because they are not research level questions. It is obvious that most of these questions are asked by people who never posted any ...
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Changing citation template

For every question and answer, share->cite results in a suggested BibTeX citation. Now that people are actually starting to cite the site, I think we need to revise the template so it is more useful. ...
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Not sure why my edit was rejected; maybe moderators should be able to defer to the author of the work being edited

I asked a question which was somewhat popular and after some time got a very nice answer. I accepted the answer and made an edit with a fairly minor correction to the answer. My edit was rejected, and ...
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Adding tcs subdomain as alias

Is it possible to have the subdomain: tcs.stackexchange.com route to this forum? Currently it is not occupied (refer image) and, personally, I find it more intuitive than cstheory.
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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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Is there a way to filter users?

Is there there be a way to filter a user and hide it from discussion without downvoting? Or even filter a topic from the main stream? Since there isn't would this be a feature that people would want?
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cstheory.org domain redirection

I noticed that SE has registered the cstheory.org domain. Is it possible to put it to use and redirect http://cstheory.org to the site (and http://blog.cstheory.org to the blog)?
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Why does Kaveh seem to edit almost every question being asked here?

Are they really so bad that so very many of them need editing? The real problem I have with this is the side-effect this has of changing the date and author on the main page - not that Kaveh seems ...
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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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Community wiki about PhD

Lots of people come on this site asking (often) similar questions about PhD. Shouldn't we create some sort of "Master" question which would appear as 'to read before putting PhD in your title' (...
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1 rep users should not be able to post arbitrary links

We are getting a number of spam answers. Suresh is deleting them quickly but that is not a permanent solution. I think SE system should be more intelligent and doesn't allow those spam post in the ...
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Next steps for blog design

First, let me point out that a viewer's needs and actions are fundamentally different when viewing CSTheory and when reading the blog. Most of the questions posted on CSTheory are a few short ...
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LaTeX support in community blog

Not sure if this should be separate from the other blog-related threads. I started fooling around with the new blog and drafting a post. However, I can't seem to get LaTeX to work... I am not an ...
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Add a link to the community blog

This is a feature request to the Stack Exchange engine. Currently the top page of the site does not contain a link to the community blog. I think that it should. I expected that the link labeled “...
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feature-requests for the blog: OpenID and threading for comments

I. OpenId, OpenId commenting. This is requested by users. It would allow them to comment using the same OpenID they are using for SE. II. Support for threaded commenting. Comment threading makes ...
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Unusual number of requests coming from this IP

Not sure if I should go ask this on some other meta, just asking it on cstheory because this is my favorite stackexchange. Today I have been getting the following error, a lot: We're sorry... There ...
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Link rel-alternate for blog feed

This is a question asked in a blog comment by David Eppstein. Is there a reason for not having a “link rel=alternate” pointer to the feed? Yes, there’s a “Subscribe via RSS” link on the page, ...
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Nice features from MO

I just noticed some nice user options on MO and I think it would be nice to have them on cstheory also: Hide questions with ignored tags, (Update: already supported, check the checkbox on perfs page ...
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View source function independent of user rating, so that can learn from others

Dear All Many users wish that questions and answers are typeset in LaTeX. There is some hurdle for users that don't use LaTeX very often. Now I observed my self to use the edit function on my old ...
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citation link for questions and answers

I'm sure everybody is familiar with mathoverflow. But do you know that they have for each question and answer a "cite" link that opens up a window with a bibtex citation? I'm using them right now and ...
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A page for most recent significatly modified questions (not tag-edits) and who has performed it

Editing tags is not adding any information to a question/answers, it is a mainly organizational task. It is not an interesting activity for most users. It should be possible to see questions sorted ...
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List of target sites in flagging wizard

As a non-moderator, I can flag questions for a multitude of reasons. One is "It doesn't belong here" and then "off topic". After that, a list of possibly suited SE sites is shown along with a generic ...
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Flagging and Community Wiki

A few weeks ago, the community wiki check box was removed, and only moderators can now convert a question to CW. Users should flag a post to notify the mods. However, I noted that it requires 16 ...
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Misclicked Question Vote

Today I accidentally voted down a question that I was reading. When I noticed and went to change my vote I got an error message blocking my vote reversal unless the question is edited. This was ...
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Illustration on the CAPTCHA page does not make sense

I realized that unfortunately the current illustration on the CAPTCHA page does not make sense. I think that this is supposed to illustrate the Turing test, but the illustration misses the point ...
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When will the new thresholds kick in ?

Does anyone know when the new threshold will kick in ? for example, when we're out of beta, you can't vote to close/reopen unless you have 3000 rep.
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Theme designer ?

Since we're close to the 90 day mark (I would have said 'getting out of beta', but that's not the case any more) I continue to wonder about the magical incantations needed to set us FREE ! In ...
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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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RSS feeds for specific sets of questions

I've noticed that there are RSS feeds associated to a given question, but unless my copy of Firefox is malfunctioning, I haven't seen a similar feed that would tell us e.g. about the latest unanswered ...
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How do I contact another user privately?

Many users on this site use their real identity. So, via google or a linked website, it is usually easy to find the contact details of a fellow user. However, in cases when users wish -- for ...
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Should we add an encouragement to vote à la MO ?

Just below every MO question appears the following line set off in a box: Remember to vote up questions/answers you find interesting or helpful (requires 15 reputation points) My question: Should ...
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Accepted papers in conferences with links to pdf's

Can we have a page with accepted papers in top conferences with links to pdf versions online. I am not sure if this is allowed in this forum. I posted this as it is of interest to many people to find ...