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Guidelines for Answer Deletion

In addition to closing poor questions, the issue of deletion of extremely poor answers has been raised, so I'm posting to solicit a conversation on guidelines for deleting answers. 1. Off-topic ...
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Why should a question be closed?

Some discussions were started in the meta-section which questions are offtopic questions and should be closed next. I have to admit that I'm supporting such attempts because the SE.AI forum has in ...
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What should the on-topic page look like?

Similarly to What should the AI.SE Site Description be? and after the discussions On-topic and off-topic pages need to be clarified and Who decides and writes the on-topic and off-topic pages?, I ...
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Should hardware used in ML/AI on topic?

I think it would be useful to allow questions on hardware, since we're the general AI forum, and this is relevant. (In other words, it's better to have AI-specific hardware questions asked here, b/...
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Are hardware-related questions on topic?

The question What kind of hardware and software are required to build an AI system? asks for hardware recommendations. However, there exists already a site, namely https://hardwarerecs.stackexchange....
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election

Summary: Artificial Intelligence Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on January 13, 2020 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the ...
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Do we need the tag 'concepts'?

Similarly to the question Do we really need the tag ai-basics?, do we really need the tag concepts? The current description of the tag is Use for broad questions on the concepts used in AI and ...
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January 2020 Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

This community last had moderators appointed in 2017, so it's been a while... In addition to that, you may have noticed that one of the current mods — Ben N — is stepping down from their moderator ...
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Upcoming change in moderators

As some have noticed, recently I haven't been able to spend as much time on AI.SE as I did earlier in the site's life. A lot has changed since then; our site specifically has grown and improved a lot. ...
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What differentiates us from other similar websites?

The topics of our website highly overlap with the topics of CrossValidated and Data Science, but also with the topics of Computer Science SE, Stack Overflow and Philosophy SE (in fact, they even have ...
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How to stop downvoting me?

According to the latest statistics, I'm the most downvoted user in SE.AI. Many of my answers have received -2 up to -4 downvotes. Additional the amount of comments in which the group is explaining, ...
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Is career advice related to academics off-topic?

I'm aware that this topic has been discussed before, and didn't have much support, but I think it's worth at least a revisit, even only if to confirm the current status. Is career advice be off-topic ...
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The tags long-short-term-memory and lstm should be synonyms

There are the tags lstm and long-short-term-memory, but they are not marked as synonyms. Of course, the questions associated with one tag should be merged with the questions associated with the other ...
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We should rename the tag predicting-ai-milestones to simply ai-milestones

There's the tag predicting-ai-milestones, but I think it should simply be called ai-milestones because it is more general and also includes all questions that could be tagged with the first. For ...
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What are the rules for deleting a question?

Deleting existing content is a restricted resource in most issue-tracking systems. Not everybody is allowed in doing so and only under certain condition a single user can do so. In SE.AI i have ...
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What are the main problems of our Stack? What could we be doing better to grow?

Essentially, what are your thoughts on what we need to be doing, doing better, or not doing, to grow the Stack? (This topic may have been covered in the past, but I wanted to open a new thread to ...
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Are follow up tickets possible?

A recent question [1] was closed as offtopic and then migrated to the datascience.stackexchange.com website. One hour later, the migration request was rejected, that means the Datascience community ...
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Are too many unanswered questions in the system?

A short look into the overview statistics have shown, that SE.AI has a poor percentage of answered questions.[1] Only 71% of the questions were answered in the past. A detailed list, which kind of of ...
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Do we really need the tag ai-basics?

Do we really need the tag ai-basics? The description of the tag ai-basics says Use for basic, fundamental questions about AI theory or practice. (i.e. design, application, implementation, ...
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On reference and resource requests

There are at least two tags that are related to requests: reference-request and resource-request. The current description of the former is Use this tag when requesting examples of research or links ...
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Should we convert this NN cheat-sheet Q&A to a community Wiki?

Wanted to put it to the community before I took any action. John Doucette suggested it and I think it's a good idea! What are all the different kinds of Neural Networks used for? PS Here's the ...
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Is the service quality high enough?

Customer orientation means to provide the optimal service for the user. It is equal to provide answers to a given request. The answer quality can be measured indirectly by the amount of downvotes an ...
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Is there a correlation between the number of answers and upvotes?

A closer look into the documentation of the Stack Exchange website has shown, that there is a powerful tool available called data-explorer. It's an SQL interface for query the raw data of the Q&A ...
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Question from competition or challenge

Is it allowed to asking a question which is related to AI problem from a challenge or competition? In Puzzling.SE it's not allowed. I saw sometimes ago several questions that asked the same case, I ...
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How should we deal with questions that have a high probability of an unethical use case?

I am referring to this question. The author asks if there exists a possibility to create deepfake-videos on a low-end PC. On the one hand, I want to assume the best in people and therefore do not ...
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Why aren't implementation based questions welcome on this stack?

I've seen many times questions get asked to find another stack (usually Data-Science or Cross-Validated) because they're focused on either implementation or coding specific questions which are clearly ...
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Popular Questions

One of the persistent deficiencies of our Stack is low voting participation. This is the area we most need to improve. Our Q&A is an informal peer review, that ultimately looks to crowdsource ...
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Regarding downvoting answers

In this website as far as I know we are allowed to down vote any answer or question by losing 1 rep. The problem with this system is that people with bad ethics can answer a question and down vote the ...
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When will we exactly graduate?

I have read this blog post When Will My Site Graduate?. The author states At 90 days into beta, we're supposed to evaluate each Area 51 beta site and either “pass” or “fail” them as full Stack ...
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The current description of ai-design might be too restrictive

Currently, the description of the tag ai-design is For questions related to successful or novel designing standards and procedures of Artificially Intelligent agents. However, there are questions ...
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Which tag should be used for questions that will lead to speculative answers?

I have noticed that there are a lot of questions on this website that will lead to primarily opinion-based or speculative answers. However, on this website, we also allow philosophical questions. ...
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Tags artificial-consciousness and self-awareness should be merged

The only difference between artificial-consciousness and self-awareness is that the former is "restricted to engineered artifacts", so I think these tags should be merged and only the tag artificial-...
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Why do need the tag sentience if we already have artificial-consciousness and emotional-intelligence?

I believe that the tag sentience is not necessary given that we already have artificial-consciousness and emotional-intelligence. A sentient AI is an an AI that perceives or feels (according to the ...
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Flagging a question to be closed as off-topic should offer more options

Currently, when you flag a question as off-topic, you cannot specify which other SE website it should belong to. I think we should at least have the option to specify that it can belong to Data ...
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On the management of tags on this website

In this long post, I will describe a few issues associated with tags that I believe should be solved. Feel free to add your opinions regarding the issues or specific tags (or feel free to edit this ...
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Why aren't too broad questions closed?

The following post What topologies are largely unexplored in machine learning? asks more than $6$ questions, which are quite unrelated to each other. Shouldn't this type of posts be closed as too ...
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Recommending Course Certifications

I voted this questionn as off topic. Now, ignoring the fact whether it is off topic or not one of the answer by @AlenParker provides link to some courses, all of which are offered in a profit based ...
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What should we do regarding extremely similar questions or duplicates?

The following questions are extremely similar What are the skills and disciplines I need to learn to get a job in Artificial Intelligence? (get started) What are the paths toward a career in ...
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Trusted Contributors - what is your feeling on answers like this?

https://ai.stackexchange.com/a/12722/1671 Essentially it's a cut and paste of an article posted on an presumable for-profit AI education site/venture: https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2019/01/...
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Illegal access of documents?

In this question (check edit history) you can clearly see the author hosting a IEEE journal paper on a document hosting site (the IEEE links are also provided). Normally, the document should not be ...
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New Tag Ant Colony

A new tag ant-colony has been introduced. I see 2 problems here: The name should have been ant-colony-optimization The tag <...
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Duplicate questions answered

Just found something immensely interesting on ai.SE. First Question Second Question:) Both the questions are identical. They are not just duplicate questions rephrasing eachother, they are ...
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Do we care if people reference their Quora answers in a Stack Answer?

Opening this Meta to solicit opinions. (I'll put my own in a separate answer.) Is referencing a Quora question materially different than referencing one's blog? Should this be addressed by voting, ...
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Peer-review process before posting

I have noticed that this website is full of spam. Wouldn't it be beneficial, in order to improve the quality of the contents of this website, to peer-review questions and answers before posting them? ...
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Reputation should also be used to downvote

Recently, there have been several low quality questions, with respect to the topics of this website. For example, DELETED RECENT QUESTIONS, File management, Understanding Search Algorithm and Do AI ...
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DELETED RECENT QUESTIONS

I posted two questions in AI site,which are now deleted recent questions.I flagged both the questions.I thought flagging contained many important aspects of both questions.Are not the flagging worthy ...
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On-topic and off-topic pages need to be clarified

I think this website is good for: Clarifying/explaining/discussing theoretical AI concepts (including concepts described in AI research papers, books, etc.), notation and terminology Discussing ...
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Bug: Total number of users is too low

With surprise, I've noticed that the user count in SE.AI is very low. According to the statistics page https://stackexchange.com/leagues/658/year/ai in the last year only 28 users have increased their ...
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Do we need a special note on linking to research?

Came across a messy link-only answer today, and had to edit to include the titles for the papers with embedded links. Web addresses reduce readability, and links can expire, limiting future utility. ...
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Questions on Prejudice of AI

Recently a question was asked in this stack. In brief the question was about wrong generalisation by Google search engine. As @Neil has put it, it is probably due to: There is obviously a deep set ...