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Algorithms apparently off-topic: should we edit the help page?

I believe I originally formulated this clause. The intended meaning of "algorithm" could more clearly be rendered as "implementation of an algorithm." It was not meant to suggest that (statistically-...
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A reference to tell OPs to include in the original question the details added in comments

If a poster won't act on your comment alone, they likely won't act on anything else (less than closure). It does sometimes help to be specific when asking, to mention the word edit specifically; ...
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Where did the link to the help go?

In case you missed it, the link to the help is back (next to other buttons on top-right menu).
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Where did the link to the help go?

Note: the link to help can now be found under the SE 'hamburger' with chat. In some ways, I think the new top bar is better than the old one. Not having a convenient link to the help or tour pages,...
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Shall we edit the Help Centre page on generative A.I.?

I agree with Scortchi - Reinstate Monica's assessment that merely acknowledging the usage of generative AI in one's post doesn't give them the right to open the floodgates of blindly dumping the ...
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Where did the link to the help go?

Users with low reputation should still see a help link in the top bar, but users with (I think) more than some particular amount of reputation will see other tools in the same position. The help ...
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Algorithms apparently off-topic: should we edit the help page?

A possible alternative would be "if it's about writing or implementing code,". This distinguishes it from statistical algorithms altogether by using language specific to programming.
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