Sean Houlihane
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Can this site succeed? — encouraging more users and questions
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We can encourage the new users who do make it here by voting, or helping them improve their content. The site is not the same as may other places that people are used to online, and getting past the ...

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No accepted answers so far
5 votes

There should be no rush to accept an answer within a few hours. Unless the answer is definitive, waiting 12 hours or so gives more people encouragement to contribute.

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How to get badge announces: “Share a link to a question later visited by 25 unique IP addresses”
3 votes

A couple of guesses. 1) Your shared link is in ASCII, not with a tag, so it's not clickable. I shared an anonymous link to the same question later in the thread, so that may have taken some views. ...

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Summer is coming
3 votes

Getting content on the site before the summer quiet period is the key. The whole SE network probably goes a bit quieter over the summer, not just the education corners. Spreading the word at ...

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Broad tags make it difficult to write a good wiki
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For the one security question, I would re-tag as security-awareness which would cover some online security aspects. I imagine we might also get security-implementation (i.e. don't brew your own, take ...

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Language A v. Language B (v. Language C...)
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Both of the linked questions seem suitable for this site. Asking 'is the choice between A, B for teaching subjective' can be answered definitively: A is maybe better in the real world, but you're ...

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Teaching (parents) with no intention to do programming themselves
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Teaching the purpose/value of CS is fundamental to getting more parents to appreciate the value of a CS background. That is an important step to getting the right students involved in CS early (and in ...

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Questions that don't have one answer
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As far as I know, the 'answer' flag is just a free gift from the asker (as the most helpful answer to them). Upvotes are the real sign of value for other users who come to read the answers. One way ...

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Questions simply seeking ideas
1 votes

The goal, particularly in beta, should be to take these overly broad questions and edit them into something (probably narrower) which can be re-opened as a good example of the question. This can be a ...

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Peer reviewed stuff
1 votes

There is a Community Moderator - an SE employee. With luck he will be here frequently over the next few days to help things move along. In private beta, the reputation thresholds are lower - I think ...

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Site scope refinement: internet safety
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I propose that the teaching of using tools which do not relate to generating code, developing prototypes, or other tasks specific to a computing related career should be off topic. That would make ...

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Questions about education on Computer Science Stack Exchange
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If a question is asked on CS, and the CS community doesn't like the question (scope, level, whatever) then I would hope they consider migrating it here rather than closing it (unless its a very low ...

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Should the undergraduate tag be destroyed?
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See this answer - https://cseducators.meta.stackexchange.com/a/13/41 which suggests that tagging in this dimension is probably not useful. I'll see if i can edit the question.

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