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MathOverflow is pretty well integrated at this point. I've enabled the fancier citation option on Computational Science: I notice the textbox overflows the popup. I'll check with a designer to see if we can get that fixed. I also added the link for including citations in answers: Notice something new? ;-)


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On the one hand, I agree that it is bad form to downvote without leaving constructive criticism. On the other hand, forcing down-voters to leave a comment also exposes the identity of the voter. Voting is intentionally designed to be anonymous to avoid many other potential pitfalls. See these posts for more details: Is down voting supposed to be anonymous?...


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As @hardmath pointed out, you can already explicitly enable syntax highlighting by prepending <!-- language: lang-py --> (note the spaces) and an empty line before the code block. (This is mentioned on https://stackoverflow.com/editing-help#syntax-highlighting.) What doesn't seem to be working on the SciComp.SE site is automatic syntax highlighting by ...


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Here's my general take on it: If somebody comes into the forum and asks a question about CVX, you are not obligated to disclose you're the CVX author in your answer, though you are certainly free to do so if you choose. Hopefully, this will cover the majority of cases where you will bring your own package up. If, on the other hand, a general question is ...


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Good catch! I suggest using a link to Meta Math SE. It contains a lot of examples, allows to invoke editing (to grab the relevant MathJax template). This is also the page that is right now used at Physics SE. I currently do not see, why we would want to create our own Meta post for that, as we don't have anything custom (as opposed to Chemistry SE). I ...


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[Edit: Removed a previous answer about how SE doesn't want to set migration paths to and from beta sites, which isn't what this question is about.] I think adding more custom off-topic close reasons would be a good idea, as the automatic comments are a much clearer (and easier to use) indication about the scope of this site than "see the help center". I ...


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The description on the profile page is misleading -- what actually happens is that the community bot randomly bumps one question per hour from the list of those scoring >= 0 that have gone at least 30 days with no activity, have at least one non-deleted answer scoring 0 and none scoring more than that, and no accepted answer (also, they can't be locked or ...


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The owner of the post you are commenting to always gets notified of comments. @-notifications to him/her are not necessary, and SE chose to remove them automatically.


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It might have been preferred to roll out those edits over a slightly longer period of time; however, it is good to have links and materials updated. There is no way to update the contents of the post and not bump it (besides some exotic tag-only manipulations available only to moderators in a limited # of situations). While it is sometimes an undesirable ...


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I've never seen a feature of this type on any other SE site, and I don't think one exists at all. I think this is to encourage the OP's to modify their duplicate posts to fit the separate communities rather than to close such questions automatically. I can certainly inquire further about it, but I'm less than optimistic about it.


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I think we should use a punchcard. It's iconic, it's at least sort of cute and funny, and it pays homage to all of the simulators and numerical analysis people toiling away in the 50s and 60s who laid the groundwork for modern computational science. It would be even cooler if the punchcard had an actual program on it. I found a card that has a "hello world"...


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The sandbox was not created before as MathJax was not enabled on Computational Science SE Meta. As of October 2019, it is no longer the case. I have created the Sandbox. Feel free to use it and test it. I have taken the rules for the post from Math SE. For now, they are editable. But I may lock the contents at some point in the future.


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I up-voted this a while ago, and it's probably worth answering explicitly. I think this idea is a good one to test out, and I look forward to the results!


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This question bothers me a lot. And as far as I understand, there is another option: Post an answer as a community wiki. Certainly, if the comment that successfully answered the question has been posted several hours ago (or even several days), it would be nice to ask them to post their solution as an answer - and be able to get the reputation, etc. But ...


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This is an excellent idea! I'm surprised that stack overflow hasn't gone in this direction already...


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I think this has been discussed already in the main meta SE, and the opinion of the SE staff is that this is not a good idea, as it is. If questions are not bumped when edited, no one sees the edits and they cannot be reviewed by other users to check their content --- they could be incorrect, controversial, or even outright vandalism or spam. I guess that ...


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Thanks to Shog, this is now done. We also noticed that you didn't have MathJax activated on Meta, so we've turned that on and updated the link in the meta help page to also link to the Mathematics guide to MathJax.


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Use "save as pdf" for a complete offline copy: ⋮ menu > Page > Save as PDF Works in version 53 of Firefox for Android. You can also use share in that ⋮ menu (a sort of "<" sign with dots at the vertices), but seems to requires a login to Acrobat. PS: I'd forgotten about this method, but thought I'd answer my own question instead of deleting, in ...


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In such situations, it is advised to flag the post for moderator attention explaining the situation and giving the links to the cross-posted copies. Notice, that not all cross-posts are created equally. If the cross-posted question searches for different inputs and point of views from different communities did not get enough attention in other community (...


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There has been a change in January 2019 that the community user can't rebump a question unless the original bump is more than X days in the past. Currently (as of Feb 2019), this value X is 120 days. So, no question should be bumped more than once every 120 days (unless some activity happens). I would say it is an implementation of your suggestion @...


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Moderators have the option to migrate to a specific SE site. I'm not sure if regular users with sufficient reputation points can do this as well. I get the feeling that migrating to "meta" is the only choice because the community should discuss (not just poll) the most appropriate site. Certainly, one can vote to close "for some other reason" and recommend ...


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Added: Apparently StackOverflow does support a number of manually specified language options for syntax highlighting, over a previous/default approach that used question tags to infer a language for syntax highlighting. Who knew? Since the tags here are not terribly language directed, this may well work for us with little or no extra effort. It's ...


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Great feature! GitHub has the code they use for syntax highlight open-sourced, it may be a good place to start.


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I requested statistics on how many times compsci.stackexchange.com page has been used. As of June 10, 2019, we are looking approximately at 1000 usages per year. Now, is 1000 usages per year a lot? I would say no, even if we assume that all of them want to get to Computational Science. Which is certainly not true, since a decent amount of them would want to ...


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