I have a question regarding automata theory that I think is more theoretical than simple "How do you translate this PDA to a CFG?" stuff that would obviously seem to go into Computer Science. I, however, can see a good argument that all automata theory questions should now go into Computer Science. Does automata theory still belong here at all?

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    $\begingroup$ Automata counts as mathematics. It also counts as computer science. I would pick your favourite site and if you haven't received a decent answer within, say, a week then post on the other site (and link to the original). $\endgroup$
    – user1729
    Commented Aug 13, 2013 at 16:20
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    $\begingroup$ We do have an automata tag, and a formal-languages tag. Both are on-topic. I see no reason to insist that automata theory questions be sent elsewhere. $\endgroup$
    – MJD
    Commented Aug 13, 2013 at 19:53
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    $\begingroup$ Or should they automata-cally be migrated to CS? $\endgroup$
    – GeoffDS
    Commented Aug 17, 2013 at 3:26

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Yes, questions are considered on topic here. Regarding whether you should ask here or on CS, I would recommend asking wherever you think the question has a better chance of getting a good answer.


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