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What is our policy on ambiguous tags?

Initialisms (DFT, CFD, etc.) are common in Science and Computational Science, so naturally tags that are initialisms may represent two very different subjects. It would be helpful to sort out some ...
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Please use DOI addresses when linking to papers

If a paper you are linking to has an associated Digital Object Identifier (DOI), please use the http://dx.doi.org/ address to link to it instead of the publisher's ...
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FAQ for scicomp.stackexchange

Inspired by this meta.math.stackoverflow question, I thought it would be useful to start a meta discussion about the contents of the eventual scicomp FAQ. As usual with a new stackexchange site, our ...
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“Ask/answer early, often”?

Inspired by another question: "Vote early, vote often" ... What's the strategy for (private) beta: Should we try to populate the site with as many example questions and answers? Should ...
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Can we get a promotional flyer?

Once the site hits public beta, I'd like to put up some signs around my school. It'd be nice if this were clever, eye-catching, and had a QR code. Maybe one of the Stack Exchange design ninjas can ...
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“Vote early, vote often”

This is a reproduction of Scott Morrison's post on meta.tex.SE; I believe it is very much applicable to this community as well: I'm a moderator from MathOverflow, and this "question" is actually ...
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Do we want/can we have MathJax?

Coming from the physics SE, I'm quite accustomed to being able to write math-mode LaTeX in questions, answers, and comments. I think that would be useful here as well. I expect others would be mostly ...
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The FAQ should include a note about clarifying your terminology

This site will (I hope) attract people from a wide variety of technical disciplines. As a result, most of the users will have a well developed mathematical and scientific vocabulary. However, each ...
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Why can't we use latex markup to put math in the questions on this site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do we want/can we have MathJax? On math.stackexchange, you can type, e.g. $$\alpha \le \beta$$ and get mathematical output in your question/answer (see https://math.meta....
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How appropriate are software package-specific questions?

I am a developer of PETSc, an open source library of parallel solvers and related tools. We currently have a great deal of redundancy on our mailing lists and are looking for ways to provide better ...
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What is the field-distribution of users in this site? What % are biologists, chemists, and physicists?

I'm just wondering. Are there any earth/atmospheric scientists here? What about astrophysicists?
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Let's define our scope

What are some of the unique topics that will be well-suited for this Q&A site and what things should belong to other SE sites and betas? How much is this site related to general computer science, ...
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So, what is the elevator pitch for the site?

Starting in the middle of 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta: What's the brief pitch for what this site is all about? How can we describe the site in a way that will both describe its function ...

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