The following is basic information about GATE Overflow. Please read this before posting questions or answers if you are unfamiliar with this sort of forum. Click on any question to show or hide the answer.
• What kinds of questions can I ask here?
• Most importantly, questions should be relevant to GATE CS. Before you ask, please make sure to search for a similar question. You can search for questions by their title or use tags in the Tag Search on right. Use Google Custom search on right sidebar for an elaborate search based on any part of question text. All previous GATE questions from 1991 in CS & IT are already in site. Just see the Prev Exams tab.
• What kinds of questions should be avoided?
• Please avoid asking questions that are not related to GATE CS.
• Who moderates this community?
• The short answer is: you. This website is moderated by the users. Points system allows users to earn rights to perform a variety of moderation tasks.
• What should I avoid in my answers?
• GATE Overflow is a question and answer site - it is not a discussion group. Please avoid holding debates in your answers as they tend to dilute the quality of the forum.

• Can I hide the answer display by default?
• Yes, you can. Just see here and change preference accordingly.
• How can I use the site only for Previous year GATE questions
• Just see here and change preference accordingly.
• I don't like the theme, can I change?
• Yes, you can. Just visit the User Account page and chose the theme at bottom. We recommend using Donut theme or SnowFlat.
• How can I add any equation in my post?
• If you know Latex it is pretty simple- just enclose the latex code for the equation inside \$\$. If you don't know Latex, then you can use the 'fx' button in the editor toolbar and it enables you to enter latex graphically.
• Yes, you can. Simply use the corresponding buttons in the editor toolbar. For file upload, use the 'link' button and there you can get file upload option. Also, you can use the yellow button in editor toolbar to get external upload feature from facebook, dropbox etc. If you want to draw a graph, please see Useful Links .
• Is there a mobile client for GATE Overflow?
• There is a Web client for Android. Just search for 'gateoverflow' in Play Store. You may also use the site in any mobile browser. The site should work well with most current phones.
• How does point system work?
• When a question or answer is voted up, the user who posted it will gain points. These points serve as a rough measure of the community trust in that person. Various moderation tasks are gradually assigned to the users based on those points.

For example, if you ask an interesting question or useful answer, it will likely be voted up. On the other hand if the question is poorly-worded or the answer is misleading - it will likely be voted down. Each up vote on a question will generate 5 points, whereas each vote against will subtract 3 points. The following table lists points gained per activity:

The following table lists point requirements for each type of moderation task.

 Asking questions 5 points Flagging posts 500 points
• Who manages the site?
• GATE Overflow is the idea of two IISc alumni. This site is for making all GATE relevant questions and answers freely available for everyone. This is a zero business venture and is run by the donation of time and money of the admin people. Still we need money for outsourcing activities like data entry, app development etc. so that we can focus on improving the content. If you are willing to donate you can do so here.
• How to change my picture (gravatar), and what is gravatar?
• The picture that appears in user profiles is called a gravatar, which means globally recognized avatar.