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I've changed the topic description for this site to "research-level theoretical computer science". Ask question title prompt: Ask question sidebar:


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Comments are meant to be second rate citizens on the StackExchange network. They are not indexed or searchable and they don't bump questions to the front page. It is usually assumed that most comments are temporary, to be deleted once the relevant discussion has been integrated into the question/answer. The site is not intended for discussion, unfortunately. ...


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Now that both sites have graduated, let's revisit this request. I proposed some criteria last summer (which we've been using internally for a while). My evaluation: Sanity check: Yes, there are plenty of reasons a question might be asked here that really belongs on the more general CS site. Gather statistics: In the past 90 days, there have been 6 ...


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As Artem Kaznatcheev notes, comments on Stack Exchange sites are really designed to be an ephemeral "scratchpad" for improving questions and answers. They provide very limited markup options, they're not searchable (using the internal SE search; Google and other external search engines do index some of them), and they're subject to deletion at any time for ...


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I agree completely. I suggested something similar earlier this year, but it never got implemented. I still think it's worth a try, and I like your suggestion. As it happens, it looks like something similar had been previously requested back in 2012, but that never got implemented either. Maybe if we can get some attention from the StackExchange team, ...


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Update: Thank you everyone for your input and feedback. The citation helper has been added to this site. Enjoy! <original post> I suspect citation support would be a good fit here, but I don't have an objective overview of your content or a sense if anybody would actually use this to make that case. The best way I know to make this happen is is to ...


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Some posts where this would be helpful: First some of my own answers; in some cases I used the citation helper on MathOverflow and pasted it into CSTheory, but that's a bit inconvenient. https://cstheory.stackexchange.com/a/41555/1993 https://cstheory.stackexchange.com/a/41479/1993 https://cstheory.stackexchange.com/a/41425/1993 https://cstheory....


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