Questions tagged [discussion]

The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
2answers
50 views

How can we define what is and what is not on topic?

Data Science is a pretty broad subject and defining what is on topic or not seems quite hard. This difficult is reflected on our help-center that does not specify what is on topic but rather give few ...
2
votes
3answers
58 views

On-topic: Image Processing?

Disclaimer 1: There were other questions related to the broad nature of our help-center in regard to what is on-topic, none of them have a good or clearly answer, in my opinion. Data Science in its ...
7
votes
6answers
345 views

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
4
votes
0answers
44 views

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,...
8
votes
8answers
167 views

2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Data Science is scheduled for an election next week, March 25th 2019.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
8
votes
1answer
96 views

How to deal with "I don't know where to start" questions

I think we are all familiar with the Stack Exchange Data Science question like the following: "I have this really cool idea for this project that I would like to work on where I take stock data and ...
5
votes
0answers
44 views

Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
13
votes
4answers
310 views

2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

As you might remember, around a year and a half ago, this community's first election failed — as this community's "fully graduated," elections are a vital part of the moderator selection process, as ...
7
votes
2answers
103 views

Expand Scope of Acceptable Data Science Questions?

This is my first time posting on meta so please excuse my question/comment if it needs to be changed in any way. I am a regular user of SE Data Science but recently have discovered that a lot of ...
2
votes
1answer
30 views

Enable code prettifying for DS SE/fix these tags that have no default

It seems like code prettifying is not enabled for this SE. I came across this question and thought that the lack of syntax highlighting might just be because no default highlighter is defined for ...
8
votes
2answers
225 views

We need more moderators

A question about jokes was recently asked. It is (IMHO) about as far off topic as you can get. It took almost three days to close it and in the mean time it garnered 11 answers. So, questions: Is ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

Should answer acceptance restricted who has asked the question?

I have seen quite a few times that the accepted answer is not always the best among all the replies (obviously under my own criteria). If I'm not wrong, only who asked the question is the one who can ...
2
votes
1answer
32 views

What is our stance on website recommendation questions?

What is our stance on website recommendation questions? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Assume that the website recommendation pertains to data science. Example: Is there any web demo that returns ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

Can i add my code and ask several Qs on each part of it? Or should i discect them into seperate smaller Qs and add each alone?

I wrote a whole code for the first time. It's a bit long (at least for me), and i don't know if is can just paste the whole code and ask Qs on each part of it or separate the code into many smaller Qs ...
3
votes
1answer
71 views

Why does it take so long to attend flags?

So I flagged a post yesterday and it still has not been attended to. This is quite unusual since this is a very active SE site. Should this SE have more moderators? Should the moderators be from ...
6
votes
1answer
149 views

Is it right to close questions based on lack of effort?

I have seen questions being closed due to lack of effort on communities like Biology and Mathematics and sometimes there are questions in DSE with absolutely no effort and very less effort presented ...
2
votes
1answer
33 views

Are software installation questions on-topic here?

Artificial Intelligence Stack Exchange occasionally gets questions about how to install DS/AI-related software. These are not on topic at AI, so I'm wondering whether it'd be appropriate to migrate ...
2
votes
1answer
46 views

Data Science vs. DevOps topicality and vice versa

First, to review the definitions from Wikipedia. DevOps - DevOps is a software engineering culture and practice that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops). The main ...
3
votes
0answers
41 views

Announcement: New tag for questions related to self-driving vehicles

I have created a new tag named: self-driving for accommodating all the self-driving tech related questions. So, if you find any such questions, feel free to edit. Also, if you have any tag-requests,...
3
votes
2answers
88 views

Identical question posted here and on Cross-Validated

The question Simple Neural Network Implementation in Keras has been cross-posted here and on Cross-Validated. I flagged it as a cross-post: it's never ok to cross-post on both sites, see When is it ...
4
votes
2answers
43 views

Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

This site graduated last year, and so as we're rounding out to the end of our first month of the new year, we'll be starting Community Promotion Ads for this site! What are Community Promotion Ads? ...
7
votes
2answers
134 views

Should this site be combined with the Artificial Intelligence stack exchange?

According to my scope of the subjects. Artificial intelligence in a very strict sense should only contain questions pertaining to how we can create truly intelligent (creative, aware, etc.) machines. ...
6
votes
1answer
74 views

How aggressively should we curate tags?

I suggested an edit changing the tag of the only digit-recognition question to ocr (it has 11 questions). In my opinion, there's no use in such tag fragmentation. I've also found methods, it is not ...
14
votes
3answers
225 views

Another Data Science Milestone, our first 10k User!

I am am not sure how to phrase this as a question, so I am not going bother. NeilSlater just crossed the 10k threshold here on Data Science. And I think it is time for a bit of celebration. Please ...
5
votes
1answer
53 views

Should I downvote a question that should be on another StackExchange thread?

I understand the utility of voting. Though I was wondering if a distinction should be made between: off-topic question that should be deleted off-topic question that should be moved to stackoverflow ...
12
votes
1answer
272 views

Voting is Moderation, and we need more Moderation

As discussed by Grace Note we need more moderation if this site is to continue. The easiest form of moderating is to vote. So far, 28 days into this month, we only have 17 users with more than 10 ...
8
votes
1answer
98 views

Can alternative sites now be added to off-topic/migration?

I see this was asked a while ago in Offer Additional Options for "Off Topic" Flag - however this was answered with a clear "no" because we were a beta site at the time. Recently I saw this ...
2
votes
2answers
55 views

Definitive guide for choosing the right SE site to ask a question on?

When you have a Data Science-related question, there are at least 7 relevant StackExchange sites to choose from. So how do you pick the right one? Yes, for each question you can first ask on Meta (...
4
votes
1answer
41 views

The description of the tag feature-extraction is too restrictive and misleading

The current description for the tag feature-extraction is the following: Variables (used for prediction or explication) used in regression or regression-like ...
7
votes
2answers
160 views

I just want to use this site

I have a new account I can't comment, I can't use chat room. All I can do is post bad questions that are bothersome. I occasionally would like to be able to comment on threads I see that I CAN ...
18
votes
1answer
355 views

Can we get a more direct definition of 'What is Data Science' on help Page?

If a question is closed as off-topic, the asker is referred to the help center for advice on what is on-topic. But as of now, the What topics can I ask about here? help page is somewhat self ...
10
votes
3answers
330 views

Hands-on Moderation is essential for this community to continue

Two weeks ago, we cancelled the Moderator election for this site on the grounds that there were insufficient candidates. I posted this meta post to investigate the source of the problem and determine ...
20
votes
5answers
563 views

Community Moderator Election has been cancelled

We regret to inform that due to insufficient nominating candidates, we are currently terminating the ongoing election here on Data Science Stack Exchange. As explained previously, in order for an ...
1
vote
0answers
111 views

We need at least one more candidate for the election to not get terminated [duplicate]

In accordance to Grace's previous post, we need at least n+1 candidates for a successful election, where n is the number of ...
-3
votes
1answer
92 views

Why so many noob questions are down voted in Data Science?

I'm new to Data Science and I was surprised to see many basic questions down voted. See this example. The asker has not understood something and actually the comment by @Emre is a good answer and can ...
9
votes
1answer
228 views

Moderator Election - We need more candidates!

In a bit over 3 hours, the nomination phase of the moderator elections is scheduled to end. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running ...
8
votes
2answers
58 views

Tag 'graphs' - two distinct usages - what to do?

I noticed that the tag 'graphs' is used at least twofold: for questions involving graphs in the sense of nodes and links for questions where 'graphs' means in fact 'charts' For me, this is not good. ...
7
votes
0answers
106 views

Should we start closing resource requests for algorithm implementations, can we have a close reason added?

This question was recently bumped up because someone posted a "me too" non-answer: Looking for this supervised Clustering (SCEC/SRIDHCR) algorithm in R We have others like it, I don't want to single ...
3
votes
0answers
52 views

2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 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, ...
8
votes
3answers
289 views

2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
9
votes
1answer
104 views

How to ask a good question on data science SE?

I have been browsing through the Data Science SE for last couple of months almost everyday along with other SE sites. I noticed that, in general, the questions asked on Data Science SE is often of ...
7
votes
2answers
194 views

Reasons For Constant Downvoting in Deep Learning Questions?

I'm a little confused, I'm a newcomer to the StackExchange community in general and I've been wondering why there's an abundance of downvotes for certain questions that seem to be non-homework and ...
9
votes
4answers
131 views

2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Data Science is scheduled for its graduation election next week, July 31st.In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the ...
3
votes
1answer
69 views

Rename [scikit] tag to [scikit-learn]

I'm proposing the renaming/synonymizing of [scikit] tag to [scikit-learn]. Why? The tag has the form [scikit-learn] also in Stack Overflow and Cross Validated The tag in its current form can attract ...
29
votes
0answers
425 views

Congratulations! Data Science is graduating!

You've been cleared for graduation by the Stack Exchange Community Team! Data Science met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites and after a review, the Community Team determined that you're good ...
-3
votes
1answer
60 views

What is our stance on questions on annotation programs?

What is our stance on questions on annotation programs? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Some examples of such questions below. Example 1: Configure BRAT so that if no ...
3
votes
1answer
43 views

Tag "energy" - is it appropriate for this site?

There are three questions tagged "energy". I first thought they would be related to some (unknown to me) concept of "energy of neural networks" or "energy measure of classification algorthms", or ...
-1
votes
2answers
35 views

Tags 'recommendation" and "recommender-system"

I see there are tags "recommendation" and "recommender-system". My question for discussion is: Is this on purpose? If not, should we merge them into one, let's say "recommender-system"? There are ...
16
votes
3answers
264 views

What to do about "Are my model ideas for this problem good?" or "What is best model for this problem?" questions

There is a common question type that gets down voted or closed here. Rightly so in my opinion. However, I think the steady stream of similar questions needs somewhere we can point them. Typical ...
5
votes
1answer
124 views

Should the "deep-learning" tag be removed?

It seems as if the deep-learning tag could always be replaced by neural-network. Should we remove the deep-learning tag and add a notice that the neural-network should be used instead?