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Setting up a community Server for OR-enthusiasts

It is more a suggestion than a question. I am thinking it would be a great idea to set up a OR-Discord-Server for people who are studying or working with the methods for operations research. I myself ...
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Please vote more often!

Just a reminder to those visiting the site to upvote good content when you see it! This site will only continue to grow if we encourage good questions/answers and get the users posting them more ...
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Tagging questions related to Python-based packages

When tagging questions related to Python-based packages — such as cplex-python-api, cvxpy, pulp, pyomo — tag python is sometimes included and sometimes not. It would be nice to have a policy on this. ...
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How can we fix this?

Please look at the deleted answer at the bottom of How to model a mixed-integer linear programming formulation in Python using Gurobi?. A brand new user (1 reputation point) was trying to post a reply ...
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Blocklist [operations-research] tag

The tag [operations-research] is a site-name tag which does not appear to have any use and has no usage description. It is currently used on 8 questions, down from ...
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Is this question on-topic here (does it make sense to migrate it)?

This post will probably never get a useful answer at CV, but will it be well received here?
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Should we have a custom tag for questions deviating from SE norms?

This is a spin-off of a meta discussion at How closely should we stick to Stack Exchange norms?. It came up in that discussion that some other SE sites use a "soft-question" tag for ...
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How closely should we stick to Stack Exchange norms?

#tldr; Apologies in advance for the length of this. Periodically someone will either request/require an edit to a question or attempt to close it because it does not adhere to Stack Exchange standards....
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Do we need people editing other people's posts to remove "Thanks"?

Do we need people editing other people's posts to remove "Thanks", thereby bumping old questions. Saying thanks, and people leaving it, is a popular practice at some sites such as stats.meta....
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What is the purpose of OR?

I'm not questioning its existence, I'm just genuinely curious about what is its purpose. Is it for anything related to applying mathematics in programming or just mathematics/theory? I understand it's ...
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Tag for military applications of OR

Since the field of Operations Research (OR) was (partly) spawned by WWII, I took the liberty of creating tag military for questions on military applications of OR. I assume there are no objections to ...
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Tag for academia

At the moment, Operations Research SE has tag academic. Since a single adjective a poor name for a tag makes, I propose that the tag be renamed academia.
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Is there a tag for industry?

At the moment, Operations Research SE has tag academia and tag government. However, I find no tag for industry. Since there are several questions on operations research in industry, I propose that tag ...
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Happy Birthday, OR.SE!

Operations Research Stack Exchange is now 1 year old! Happy birthday! OR.SE currently has nearly 1000 questions and over 2300 users. We consistently have great questions and great answers. Our ...
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Private Beta Site: Materials Modeling

If this is off-topic, I can take it down, but I think it's valuable to support other science sites in the network. Materials Modeling SE entered private beta at the end of April. The site aims to ...
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Is now a good or bad time to promote OR.SE?

I've been curious to see whether our traffic increases during the COVID crisis (because everyone has less access to their colleagues/professors in person, so they turn to online sources) or decreases (...
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Should I withdraw an answer because I got it wrong the first time around?

This question is linked to one of my answers in OR Stack Exchange, but I will not provide a link because I want to protect the identity of the person(s) involved in the story below. If you are reading ...
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Connecting tags between Operations Research and Stack Overflow

I just joined the Operation Research Beta and started looking around. After a while I started setting my tags and noticed that there is no cvx tag. I looked for ...
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What to do with questions with no answer but useful comments that link to elsewhere?

There are questions on our site (for example here and here) with no answer but a useful comment that links to elsewhere. There are lots of discussion on this Meta.SE question: Are answers that just ...
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Do we have a reference for reference requests?

Context: There are now 43 111 questions tagged reference-request. The current tag wiki guidance is For questions asking for references from the literature or textbooks on specific topics. If possible,...
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Should OR.SE plan outreach for other professional events?

OR.SE conducted outreach at INFORMS 2019 thanks to initiative by members ( 1,2,3,4,5). This seems like a productive effort if members are already attending a professional event. Is there any ...
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How was OR.SE received at INFORMS?

Thanks to some excellent initiative by members of our community, there was a concerted effort to socialize OR.SE at INFORMS 2019 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). How was OR.SE received by those you interacted with? ...
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Last update: OR.SE at INFORMS

Here's how you can help promote OR.SE at INFORMS in Seattle next week: OR.SE badge tags: These will say "OR Stack Exchanger." You can pick them up at the INFORMS Center in the exhibit hall (in the ...
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We have syntax highlighting

We now have syntax highlighting for code. To use it, put your code in code fences and specify the language. See /editing-help for more details. Here's an example. It's pretty! Some tags have ...
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Removed Comment

I wrote a comment on Citing CPLEX 12.9, but it was removed. Can somebody tell me why? It asked for clarification, it was not offensive and, though it was rather long, did not really provide an ...
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To what extent are math questions allowed?

There is a similar question: Should questions that are useful and relevant on Mathematics SE be copied across to Operations Research SE? But mine is about questions that could go on Mathematics or ...
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How can we get people to provide answers instead of comments

One measure of the success of an SE site is number of answers per question. Many times an answer is in the form of a comment (What's the use case of commercial optimizer when we have Tensorflow? ...
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OR.SE ribbons for INFORMS badges!

We are going to have OR.SE ribbons to attach to INFORMS badges! (You know -- this sort of thing: They'll be available in the registration area, along with all the other ribbons, and will be self-...
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What should be on OR.SE business cards for INFORMS?

As I mentioned in this post, SE has offered to print some business cards that we can hand out at INFORMS to promote the site. The front of the card will have the site name and a QR code that links to ...
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Is this page coordinated at all with OR-Exchange?

I know there's another Operations Research StackExchange like site: https://www.or-exchange.org Do we know how this site will differ from that? Is that considered a related effort/are there ways to ...
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OR.SE Meetup at INFORMS?

Separate from the issue of promoting OR.SE at INFORMS, I wanted to ask: Do we want to organize some sort of meetup at INFORMS? This is not something that SE would sponsor or support financially, so ...
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Update: OR.SE at INFORMS

I heard back from an SE staff member about getting some swag to hand out at INFORMS. (See OR.SE presence at INFORMS?) In a nutshell: There's a chance we can get some StackExchange-branded swag—...
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Can I answer my own Question?

Suppose that I asked a question and after a while (In the light of some received answers) I found an exact solution to the question. Is it possible then to write an answer to my own question for the ...
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New stuff on Meta!

We've reorganized some of the help-related material on Meta and other areas of OR.SE. In particular: We have a new "what can I ask?" page that is specific to OR.SE instead of generic We have created ...
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How should I ask for help with my OR model?

I want to ask for some help with my OR model. What guidance is available to me for doing so?
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Can I ask a homework question on OR.SE?

Am I allowed to ask homework questions on OR.SE? If so, what guidance is available for writing a good question about homework?
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Operations Research's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the three new moderators are: They'll be appointed as moderators shortly—please thank ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Is it ok to use the tag wiki excerpts and descriptions of other SE sites?

The title should say it all, but for clarity, I'm wondering what the community thinks about this. Is it acceptable to copy the description of a tag from another SE's site and if so, do we need to cite ...
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OR.SE presence at INFORMS?

Should Stack Exchange support an OR.SE presence at INFORMS Seattle this fall? I think having a presence at INFORMS will go a long way toward increasing awareness of OR.SE among the OR community, and ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore Moderator election [duplicate]

Summary: Operations Research Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 29 to bring in your three inaugural pro-tem moderators. For full details of the process, see ...
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How do we handle advertisement?

You may have seen that answers (sometimes necessarily?) refer to commercial products. I think that such answers can be OK, however, I also find that a good answer should refer to a spectrum of ...
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Drafting our "What can I ask?" page

Our What topics can I ask about here? page in the Help Center currently contains minimal, boilerplate info. It's probably time for us to start customizing it. My answer below contains a proposed ...
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How to handle the "only local content" policy in particular cases?

I've been responding to Counter-intuitive results in OR with a reference to Greenberg's "Myth and counter-examples in OR", and the answer has been deleted by Robert Caitano. Tough I understand the "...
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What is Operations Research?

I saw this new site appear on HNQ, but you don't appear to have defined what it's about anywhere? The obvious locations, tour and on-topic have no details at all. What is Operations Research? What is ...
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Avoid usage of non-permanent URLs to reference papers

Various posts or or.stackexchange contain urls to reference papers, e.g.:Usages of logarithmic mean in optimization Problem is that these URLs can change, and without a reference to the author/title/...
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What is a minimal, reproducible example (reprex), and how do I write one?

I have been asked to write a minimal, reproducible example (reprex). What is that, and how do I write one?
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What is the "People" tag?

There has been one use of the people tag. It currently has zero watchers. That one question seems to solicit answers with parent-child pairs that both work(ed) in Operations Research. What is this ...
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What are the requirements to get out of beta?

To celebrate making it to public beta, I’m of course asking a question about leaving public beta. What are the requirements to clear the beta phase entirely? What targets should we as a community ...

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