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Is it ok to ask about the correctness of preprints on crank-friendly topics?

See this question in which someone asked for an update on the status of an arxiv preprint on graph isomorphism. It was downvoted, with a comment "Are this kind of discussions on-topic here? I think ...
David Eppstein's user avatar
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4 answers
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Policy: Questions about topic for research project

This policy is now in effect, with 13 votes in favor and 2 against. In addition, three of the amendments suggested in comments passed as well. The new policy on 'topic of research' questions is as ...
Aaron Sterling's user avatar
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1 answer
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Official interim procedure for doing retagging.

Background. For purpose of discussion, let A and B be tags, and let the goal be to convert B to A. There are two independent methods for doing this: (Looking forward): Creating a tag synonym A $\...
Suresh Venkat's user avatar
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Comment templates

This post is inspired by answers to this question and a similar list on TEX.SE. The idea is to make a bunch of templates for commonly-used comments, like comments explaining that a question is out of ...
7 votes
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The new Community Wiki policy

I have been thinking about this for sometime. As you know, SE has changed the Community Wiki policy and now only moderators can make a question a CW. Community Wiki has 2 main effects: The question ...
5 votes
1 answer
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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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Deleting answers to clearly off-topic questions after they get closed

Update (May 6, 2011): This policy received 8 upvotes and 4 down votes and is now in effect. This is a policy question. The proposed policy in the question (or answers) will be adopted in the case that ...
Kaveh's user avatar
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Using meta instead of comments for discussion on suitability of a question

In these two questions, there's extensive discussion in comments (in one case in an answer) on the suitability of the question. To me, this seems like a discussion to be had here on meta, and so my ...
Suresh Venkat's user avatar
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3 answers
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Guideline on Trimming Long Titles

I think questions whose titles are like: How I can find a recent papers on the subject of Turing machine which exhibit computational power beyond blah blah blah... ...
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Site's policy regarding links to unauthorised copies of books

This is a policy question. The proposed policy in the question (or answers) will be adopted in the case that after 7 days it receives at least 5 up votes with a 2/3 majority in favor. Please upvote or ...
Kaveh's user avatar
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A policy proposal against questions asking for a correctness check [closed]

Update: I withdrew this policy proposal. It received 5 downvotes and no upvotes. This is a policy proposal. The proposed policy in the question or its answers will be adopted in the case that after ...
Tsuyoshi Ito's user avatar
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