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Beta period progress

We're currently two-thirds of the way through the beta period. As I understand it, the site will get shut down at the end of that period if it's not considered successful. This blog post says: We’...
Ian's user avatar
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A cstheory website for beginners

It seems that overzealous folks at Area 51 closed the proposal without giving it a fair chance. (Dave Clarke) -- is for mathematicians. ...
Pratik Deoghare's user avatar
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How are we doing?

We are in our tenth day. We're coming up to the time that our moderators will be chosen. It seems like a good time to get opinions on how the site is progressing. Some questions that might help ...
Charles Stewart's user avatar
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Update on beta period progress? One week to go...

As we're now one week away from the end of the 90-day beta period, I thought I'd re-raise the issue of our beta period progress. So, what news? (This question really is about news, rather than ...
Joshua Grochow's user avatar
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More prominent indication that this site is for research-level questions?

I noticed that we get a fair number of non-research-level questions. This is not too surprising, since if someone comes here and just looks at the title of the site, they might get the wrong ...
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Limiting non research level questions

In order to limit the number of "non research level" questions asked on cstheory (that cause annoying downvotes/see-the-FAQ comments/migration/closing), I think that a good idea would be to add a ...
Marzio De Biasi's user avatar
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1000 posts - Is our rocket flying well?

We have just had our 1000th question; and this is the 12th day we launched; not long, but enough to see how we're doing. Lots of discussions have been done in the review post of beta, while the number ...
Hsien-Chih Chang 張顯之's user avatar
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Problem with unexisting new replies

I've noticed a problem with the "You have new replies" button. The last 3 times I've seen the yellow envelope, I've clicked on it but actually there were no replies at all. Did anyone experienced the ...
Giorgio Camerani's user avatar
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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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