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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Congratulations to everyone for getting this proposal into Beta! As many of you may know, Area 51 has a record to track the progress of this site, and voting definitely helps with the site's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Don't forget to close (and reopen) vote!

An important part of the private beta is to determine the scope of this site: i.e. deciding which questions should be asked here, and which should not. While there are a few meta post about what ...
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OR reading lists

[In the future, if the OR.SE proposal progresses to its "public beta" stage,] I'd like to see curated reading lists/must-reads on specific "OR topics" (in the spirit of, e. g., The Definitive C++ Book ...
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Celebrating 10000 users!

Recently we passed 10000 users!
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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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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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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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2021: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Synonymise [vrp] and [vehicle-routing]

vrp = vehicle routing problem and the community has decided not to allow "-problem" in tags, so I propose these tags to be synonymized with master the vehicle-routing tag.
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OpenAI StackOverflow deal

Any idea what will be the impact of OpenAI-Stack Overflow deal on OR Exchange? Will there be enhancement with GenAI driven content?
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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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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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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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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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