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There should be algoritms.stackexchange.com so that programmers can discuss algorithm problems
apart from other stuff. I mean for a separate space cause there are so many networks of stackexchange like cstheory, area51 even programmers.stackexchange.com .

I can say if there is programmers.stackexchange.com separately for programmers then there should be algorithms.stackexchange.com otherwise algorithm sort of stuff is not justified on stackexchange network.

Its a big thing algorithms are everywhere then why not algorithms.stackexchange.com ?

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closed as off topic by Rosinante, amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A, The Unhandled Exception, Brad Gilbert, Sathya Dec 20 '11 at 1:58

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Also, questions about algorithms are on topic for Stack Overflow (and apparently also on Programmers, and to some extent, Math.SE). I don't see why there should be yet another site for this. But if you want, you can create a proposal on Area 51 and see if you can get that going. –  NullUserException อ_อ Dec 19 '11 at 20:21
    
@NullUserExceptionอ_อ Oooohhhhh...don't forget Computational Science, now in beta. –  dmckee Dec 19 '11 at 22:27

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You mention area51. You should know that area51 is the place to be asking this question, by creating a site proposal for Algorithms as separate from SO/Programmers/Math.SE. If you can describe why algorithms should be made into a separate site, please do so in discuss.area51.

Just to let you know though, algorithms IS on-topic at SO and other sites as mentioned in Anna's answer, and people before you have wanted to start a separate algorithms site but the proposal was deleted.

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What sort of algorithm questions do you have in mind that don't already have a home on the network?

You could open a proposal on Area 51 for an Algorithms Stack Exchange site, but I imagine it'd get closed as a duplicate of the above.

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Math.SE is also somewhat receptive to algorithm questions. –  NullUserException อ_อ Dec 19 '11 at 20:23
    
how many complex algorithms people use every day when they check their e-mail or listen to music on their computers ? –  please delete me Dec 19 '11 at 20:24
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@Abhinav Don't forget though, stack exchange isn't for discussion of topics. It's for answering questions to solve problems. So while it might be interesting to discuss all the different algorithms we encounter in our daily lives, how often are we presented with a problem to solve related to those algorithms? Is it often enough to support its own community? –  corsiKa Dec 19 '11 at 20:34
    
@AbhinavPandey That sounds like a question best asked on another site. Quora and Reddit come to mind. As glowcoder points out, Stack Exchange sites aim to solve problems rather than just satisfy curiosity. –  Anna Lear Dec 19 '11 at 20:41

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