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Is it off-topic to ask “Has there been a study of subject X?”?

I'd like to ask whether there's been any theoretical study of circuits where the nodes take arrays of a uniform type, or vectors in high-dimensional vector spaces, rather than boolean values. However ...
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Should we remove “Meta Optimize” website suggestion from /help/on-topic page?

In the help center What topics can I ask about here?, I see a list of SE sites to where certain topics are better suited. But I noticed one of them being a suggestion for a website "Meta Optimize", ...
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Deleting account

How can I delete my account? I want to terminated my account but the tips in here https://cstheory.stackexchange.com/help/deleting-account do not help as there is no delete account tab?
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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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Latex not rendered and missing images in blog posts

LaTex code doesn't work for me for these pages: Something you should know about: Quantifier Elimination (Part I) Something you should know about: Quantifier Elimination (Part II) tested with Chrome ...
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Does one get rep for helpful flags

It is not so much that I am worried about rep, but I like to understand. I actually had 2 rep point on a question that was migrated, and as far as I can recall or trace on the question, my only ...
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Is there a way to see if two accounts are the same?

Is there a way to see if two accounts are the same? (I found some related questions on meta but not enough information) Perhaps stackexchange uses some known techniques to calculate the probability ...
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Edit link greyed out?

When I open the question Counting the Number of Simple Paths in Undirected Graph, I notice that the "edit" link below the question is greyed out and not clickable. Is there a way to suggest an edit ...
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Tag synonyms for context free languages

The tags "context-free" and "context-free-languages" are clear synonyms. Could somebody with the appropriate reputation (2.5k+) please do the deed? As a side issue/rant, it's annoying that options ...
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New close options

I have two questions about the new closing format: when will it kick in for us how do we list out the site-specific close reasons that we want the system to offer users ?
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Is it legal to post links to publications found on google scholar?

I have just started my Ms.c, and I'm now really starting to read publications, and I think that many times the link to a paper could make it easier to formulate and scope a question. I guess that ...
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“user was removed”?

Checking out today's questions in the CS Stack Exchange, I noticed my reputation went down by 10 points. Clicking on my name showed "-10 user was removed". Anyone knows what this means?
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How to withdraw close votes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reversing a vote to close I was recently browsing the questions and by accident (I thought I was in a different tab) voted to close a question off-topic: Can quantum ...
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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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What should I do after posting an inappropriate question?

I have realized that I posted a question which was not suitable on the website. What should I do?
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Can I migrate this problem from MO to here?

This is unsolved for a long time in MathOverflow. It's a card-game-problem, so I think it's more appropriate for cstheory, but I'm not sure, so I post a meta problem here to ensure.
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Proposal: Rename the tag [dynamic] to [dynamic-algorithms]

I propose to rename the tag dynamic (currently 8 questions) to dynamic-algorithms (currently nonexistent), because the questions with the tag are really about dynamic algorithms, that is, algorithms ...
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Accessing MathJax CDN from China

I have been trying to access the site from China and it seems that MathJax cdn is inaccessible from here due to the Great Firewall. All the math content on the site looks pretty odd to look at. I ...
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Can I know the status of a post I flagged?

I flagged the second answer in a question I asked because it is only a reply to a comment I left in the first answer. Ideally, there should be only one answer with an update, but the user is new and ...
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on the specifics of closing/reopening questions

the FAQ says a question is closed after 5 close votes. however on my question it says only that kaveh closed it. was there 5 other close votes? are they not reported? I think I have seen on other ...
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How can we see closed questions?

Where can we see the closed (or deleted) questions that we asked: I finally found the answer of a question I asked, but cannot find the question anymore on my profile, nor on the website. Either it ...
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Why does our blog not show up on front page of blogoverflow?

I've been visiting http://blogoverflow.com/ occasionally and noticed that our community blog stopped showing up. How is membership on the front page decided? To the community: do we care if we show ...
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Please cancel the migration of “All pairs shortest path in undirected and unweighted graphs”

Question: All pairs shortest path in undirected and unweighted graphs As discussed in another thread, the question linked above had been migrated to math.stackexchange.com and the decision of ...
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Wrong questions and wrong answers

What if someone posts an answer which, in fact, doesn't answer the question? What if, in addition, it is claimed in the answer that the question "is wrong"? Are there any moderating rules regarding ...
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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... ...
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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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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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I Stopped Losing Reputation when Voting Down

I noticed that recently (at least for a week), I don't lose the normal 1 point of reputation when downvoting a question (not CW). Has this been happening to others recently? Is there something in ...
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Community promotion ads

This is in relation to this post by Robert Cartaino. We'd like to request a meta post on community promotion ads.
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Side effects of changing question's title?

I edited the title of one my old questions and then I noticed that my reputation points got reduced by 48 points. Are those two events correlated?
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Mobile site for TCS.SE (no colors on iPhone)

Have anyone checked if there is a mobile version of the site? I normally like to read questions from my iphone, and I notice the other day that the design changed (the mobile version). For instance, ...
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Election results ?

Looks like the election is over ! I tried downloading the recommended software and figuring out the results, but it had so many options and flags that it confused me, so I have no idea. Do we know ...
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Oddities in the election system message

I am not sure if moderators can change the system message calling for voting, but if possible, please consider changing the current message: Cast your final vote in the Theoretical Computer Science ...
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Redirect to errors

On our front page, we have now the following question: Graph having diameter k times the average distance [closed] If you click on the link, you are redirected to a "Page Not Found" error message at ...
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Moderator Elections ?

It's been more than a month since we exited beta, and so I'm wondering when we might have our moderator elections. Anyone have any information ? Update: crosposted on meta.SO
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Rename and synonymize the tags [prg], [pseudorandomness] → [pseudorandom-generators]

Edit: I take back this proposal. See Suresh’s answer. I think that the tags prg and pseudorandomness have no distinction and should be merged. Also, they can be renamed to a new tag pseudorandom-...
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Is Users' Message Boxes Malfunctioning?

I used to follow the latest changes (vote ups/downs, replies, edits, etc.) using the little icon shown in the screenshot below: Whenever I had something new, it turned yellow, and when I hovered the ...
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Make tags cs.fl.formal-languages and formal-language-theory synonyms of fl.formal-languages

Currently the tag formal-language-theory is a synonym for the tag cs.fl.formal-languages, but the tag actually used for questions in formal language theory is fl.formal-languages. Therefore, please ...
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How to make question community wiki

How do I make this question community wiki? graphs from real-life problems
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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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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 ...
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I've lost 5 units of reputation. How I can find out why?

I've lost 5 units of reputation. How I can find out why?
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Deleting down-voted questions?

Is it OK to ask moderators with superpowers to delete heavily down-voted question? Where do I need to post my request? I tried to delete it but SE does not allow it because of existence of some up-...
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Cannot un-ignore a tag

I tried to remove ds.algorithms from my ignored tags by clicking on the popup "Remove ds.algorithms from Ignored Tags" link on the ds.algorithms page, and it didn't seem to work. Is this a bug? Is ...
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Reputation points wild fluctuations?

I noticed that my reputation points go through roller coaster rides from time to time. During the last couple of days, it widely fluctuated between 1025 and 1263. The main StackExchange top users web ...
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What is the best way to store a local copy of a question with its answer?

I'd like to keep local copy of a question with its answer. Is there any tool that gives the best results? It seems that direct save-as command of FireFox does not give good results in terms of ...
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How to escape latex markdown?

I should be able to literally write the dollar sign character with $example$ $$example$$ \$example\$ without latex formatting, but I can't seem to figure out the proper escape sequence. How do we ...
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Merge [open-question] to [open-problem]

Please merge [open-question] to [open-problem]. Edit: The tag synonym has been created but we need 4 upvotes for moderators to merge tags according to the current procedure. If you like this ...
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Merge game-theory and cs.gt.game-theory to gt.game-theory

Please merge the tags [game-theory] and [cs.gt.game-theory] into a tag [gt.game-theory], which does not currently exist. Related: RETAG: All cs.XYZ.ABC to XYZ.ABC
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MathJax ongoing problems

This site supports LaTeX markup using MathJax. In theory this is great, and it certainly helps in expressing oneself. However, I have been seeing ongoing problems with MathJax. Specifically, ...