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Allow job offers?

Should we allow posts that solicit paid assistance on a project (contract or "gig" work)? If yes, should they be redirected to the meta site, left on OR SE with some appropriate tag ("...
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Celebrating 10000 users!

Recently we passed 10000 users!
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Should a bot help keep the OR chat room alive?

The main Operations Research chat room has been frozen for inactivity in March. It was unfrozen again after a few days, so the acute danger is over. Unfreezing it can be done by a moderator, but this ...
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2022: 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 preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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How do we handle AI-generated answers?

Background. StackOverflow has recently published a policy update concerning the AI-generated answers specifically mentioning GPT and ChatGPT. The policy notes that current AI-generated contributions ...
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What should the "MathJax help" link (in the LaTeX section of the "Editing Help" page) point to?

According to a Community Manager (in a moderator chat session): As you may know, on sites where MathJax is enabled, the /editing-help page includes a LaTeX section,...
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Who's going to the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Indianapolis?

I am! Helps that I have family in Indianapolis, will make this a combo work trip / vacation. Hope to meet some of you there.
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Why was this close vote invalidated for a question with multiple questions?

Related: How closely should we stick to Stack Exchange norms? A question containing multiple questions recently received a close vote but that was invalidated. I'm curious why. The question asks ...
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Make it easier to find questions that are about linear programming and *not* about integer programming

If you search linear-programming, the top results are all about integer programming: If you subtract integer-programming, the top results are all about binary programming: If you subtract integer-...
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2022 Community Moderator Election Results

The Operations Research first full Moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and your first non-pro-tem team are: You can find them listed on the moderators tab — please ...
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Why did the election happen 3 months before the date that we were told?

An SE staff member told us here: "Currently, June 13th (with question collection starting on June 6th) is the tentative date for such an election, but only if we can get enough people willing to ...
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An unusually large number of review tasks recently. What happened (if anything)?

I frequently check the review queues here, and I almost always do not get the opportunity to review anything because someone else has already cleared up the queue (a good sign for this community!). ...
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2022 Community Moderator Election

The 2022 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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2022 Moderator Election Q&A – Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Operations Research Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election ...
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Discord Presentation #2: Vehicle Routing and Just-in-Time Systems (Feb 13th, 19:30 GMT)

Previous presentation: Discord Presentation #1: Container Shipping (Tonight 20:00 GMT) This Sunday (19:30 GMT) there will be a presentation on the implementation of VRP-type problems and just-in-...
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2022 Potential Moderator Election: Community Interest Check

It's time for us to consider holding an election for moderators for Operations Research. The last election we held was back in 2019 when we elected EhsanK, LarrySnyder610, and TheSimpliFire. So to ...
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Is this stack suitable for abstract optimisation algorithm questions?

I'm a little unclear about the intent of this stack - I've only just come across it. Is it suitable for "I have this situation which I'd like to optimise, and I don't know whether there's an ...
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Reminder to join the community discord for more vivid discussions!

https://discord.gg/aDGVEBRx24 #advantages: voice chat live chatroom you can direct message people who are also on the server start polls practice a presentation (just tell us you want to schedule an ...
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Discord Presentation #1: Container Shipping (Tonight 20:00 GMT)

One of our users Eddiee is giving a talk on Container Shipping Network Design this evening (20:00 GMT): Basic ideas of some solution methods will be explained: Genetic algorithms, Tabu search, ...
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2021: a year in moderation

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Operations Research Has Graduated from Beta!

Official Announcement: Congratulations are in order! These sites are leaving beta After 900 days since the launch of our site, I'm delighted to announce that we will be leaving Beta on December 16th! ...
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Is our Beta label being removed? [duplicate]

Quantum Computing and Matter Modeling just learned that their Beta labels are being removed. Is it happening here too?
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Setting up a community server for OR-enthusiasts

I am thinking it would be a great idea to set up an OR Discord server for people who are studying or working with the methods for operations research. I myself study that field at university, but I ...
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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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