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Can questions be asked to more than one area of stack exchange

No one likes duplicate questions. But I'm considering posing a question at the money that's about information theory. It would be well suited both in Cross Validated AND in Cryptography. I'd be ...
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Data Science SE

I noticed the ad on the main site today for the data science proposal, which evidently is 77% committed. Some of the people committed to the proposal are users on CV. Most of the questions listed ...
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Accepting an answer of another/duplicate question

My question turned out to be a duplicate. Yet, it gathered some good answers. However, one of the answers to the other, first, question suits me best. Can I accept it as best answer to my question?
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Mathematics Educators Stackexchange and its relationship to statistics

Stackexchange recently opened up a new site, matheducators.stackexchange.com, for public beta. It is a site for math teachers to discuss how to be better teachers. There have already been a few ...
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Not able to read deleted replies with rep >10k?

I have recently magically increased my reputation to be 32k, but I still can't read those deleted replies and comments, for example here. Can I? p.s. Happy everyday!
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Is a rough duplicate without an answer a valid reason for closure?

I've just seen an answer closed as a duplicate. The text in the blue box containing the information about the reason it was closed says "This question has been asked before and already has an ...
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Am I allowed to attach PDFs of papers to questions?

I have quite a few questions in mind that would work much better if I could attach PDFs of academic papers to the post. I could then refer to the PDF in the question. I have access to the PDFs through ...
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Markdown link not being rendered as a hyperlink

In a recent Answer I posted on CV, I included markdown for a link, just like I have done thousands of times on CV and SO. This time the link text wasn't rendered as a hyperlink, either using the ...
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Why was this question migrated to SO?

This question is clearly off-topic on Stack Overflow (it asks for package recommendations). However, as the answer shows it should be (possibly with some minor revision) a good fit for CV. So why was ...
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Add Philosophy as a possible SE network to migrate off-topic questions

I see that it's been asked to allow questions to be migrated to any SE network, and I don't necessarily agree (complete red-herring topics should be closed-closed, not migrated, fewer network options ...
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Common Issues and FAQs

I have been an active participant in the site for a while now, and I never really figured out how to deal with issues that keep recurring (nor have I figured out "Community" topics). I would ...
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Edited by community moderator bot (1 diamond rep)

I see that older threads are marked as modified by the community moderator bot, although there are no actual edits. It brings up unanswered questions on my active list, some of which are quite ...
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Does this question belong here?

On cogsci there was migrated a question from academia. I think it better fits here I could be wrong but the design looks like a multivariable feed forward neural network. ...
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What's the site policy on removing text such as “Thankyou”, or “This question is too easy”

I can see in this answer that questions shouldn't be asked with "thankyou"s, "cheers", etc. But should we remove these during editing? I'm asking because the policy on the Mathematics site is to leave ...
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Rendering error: Comments with MathJax syntax errors overflow their boxes

For some reason the rendering of the right hand column of the webpage is overlapping my comments and is preventing me from editing or deleting my post... Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 Windows XP ...
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Why are there no soft question, advice, career development tags on Cross Validated?

As I assume that many of you are aware, there are no [soft-question], [advice], or ...
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Why doesn't CV offer tutorials?

If one purpose of the site is to promote good statistical practice, why are tutorials not part of our offerings? It seems many users could benefit from well-written tutorials on subjects such as ...
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Would a question about R for a specific application be on-topic?

I wanted to know whether R would be suited to real time monitoring of a system. In my application, I need to read data from a serial connection and plot it in real time. Also, whether there is a ...
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single-character edits in formulas

I have just came across the ingeniously enforced "small, single-character edits should be avoided" policy. I was trying to change a "$-$" in a formula into a "$+$". I succeeded after a prolonged fight ...
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What do the symbols in Cross Validated mean?

I'm new to the field of statistics. While reading a book, I came across some symbols or code-like text (shown below) which I was not able to interpret. I tried Google, but it couldn't help either. I ...
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Why is “How to stop genetic algorithm population converging to a single value” not being answered

I posted the question "How to stop genetic algorithm population converging to a single value" 11 days ago but it has received very little interest - only a single comment and my response to that ...
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Why should the Community bot vote on suggested edits?

I just suggested an edited to this question. For instance, the sentence "I was told that I should use an aroma with regressors" was clearly meant to say ARIMA rather than aroma (usually autocorrect on ...
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Let us merge “mixed”, “mixed-effect” and “mixed-model” tags

Recently I have been reading quite a lot on CV about fixed / random / mixed effects models and related terminological controversies. Unfortunately, the CV tags for the mixed models are a mess, which ...
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StackExchange: Mathematics vs. Cross Validated

I am relatively new StackExchange user, and I had a few basic questions for the community. Is Cross Validated a good place to post questions regarding Statistical Theory, or is it more targeted to ...
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Can we add the ability to sort questions based on the number of up-votes from high reputation users?

Inspired by this post, I had the idea that browsing questions would be more fun if there was a feature that allowed sorting/filtering/searching based on the number of up-votes a question has received ...
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Blocked from reviewing?

I have periodically reviewed posts on CV over the past few years. In recent months anytime I click on 'review' there are never any available tasks. Has my account been blocked from reviewing and if ...
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Visualisation tag

Based on the answer to Synonym merging suggestion for users with under 2.5k?... I noticed the recent creation of a visualisation tag and also a little used data-visualisation, both spelled with an ...
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What to do if an accepted answer is wrong but author of accepted answer and OP are not active on CV any more?

I came across this question and answer today: Recall and AUC of a binary classifier And I think the accepted answer is wrong. So I wrote what I believe is a better answer, and downvoted the accepted ...
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Why do some not-particularly-deep questions get SO popular, and is it a problem?

I am fairly new to CrossValidated, but during the last month I could not help noticing curiously high popularity of at least two questions that I am missing a right term to describe -- maybe "small ...
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JSM 2014 mixer?

Is there any interest to meet up at the JSM 2014 in Boston? I asked this before for 2013 here and there, but nothing came to fruition. I am bringing this up to your attention again, as the time period ...
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Cross-posting in CV and math.SE tends to become an epidemic

I know that the general issue of cross-posting questions has been discussed before, opinions were not unanimous, but one could discern that the general tendency was rather "against" than "in favor". ...
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Comments vs. answers - does the popup for “comments” need to be changed? or does our policy?

I know our policy is that answers should be fairly fully worked out - not something like "Logistic regression should do it", for example. However, if you hover over the "add comment" after a ...
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How not to miss interesting answers?

By now there are so many new questions on Cross Validated that "active" topics disappear from the front page in around 8 hours. This is fast. This means that if I check the website once per day, I ...
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Are 'style/approach review' questions acceptable?

This is related to an earlier question on code review at CV. While 'code review' itself is understandably out of scope, I wonder about questions like this one which I asked on SO, and this question ...
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Should “text-mining” tag become “text-analysis” instead?

Currently tag "text-mining" has a definition that somehow mixes up data mining on text and text classification. Also, there is no other general tag like "text-analysis" that covers the broader field. ...
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Criterion for “Unanswered” question - should it change?

"Unanswered" are considered the questions whose answers have received no upvotes. This creates the following situation: a question gets answered, and answer is accepted by the OP, but the OP has not ...
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Problem with log-in and posting when using https://

I am unable to ask questions or post when accessing https://stats.stackexchange.com/. When I attempted to access the meta site it was also not possible for me to log in. Edit: Screenshot: Edit: ...
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Are half of “tag-synonyms” questions duplicative of “Current tag synonym candidates”?

Are half of tag-synonyms questions duplicative of Current tag synonym candidates? Some debate on the utility of this thread occurred in its comments. Let this question serve as a home for a revival ...
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Do we need a tag for “Facebook”?

I just saw a proposed tag for "Facebook" based on (I believe) one question; further, I voted to close that question. Do we need a tag for "Facebook"? Does having extra tags in the system do any harm? ...
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Tag-related problems with migrations from MathOverflow

Recently there were some discussions on MathOverflow and Mathematics and Meta Stack Overflow related to an automatic check on tags that is performed when a question is migrated: It is checked if at ...
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Where's the FAQ?

I found a question on StackOverflow that I thought might be more of a statistics question, so I thought I would head over to stats.SE to check out the FAQ to see what's on-topic. There's no obvious ...
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Is it inappropriate to post a comment under an answer, like “Please consider up voting all questions you answer”

Previously I posted a question in this meta stack exchange about lack of up votes of questions, especially questions that have answers. Based on the answers in that post, it seems like multiple people ...
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Is there an iPhone app for cross validated?

Is there an iPhone app for cross validated? This would be pretty awesome, but I think there's no such thing...
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Retrieving the answer of a deleted question

I provided an answer to this deleted question: http://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/80048/calculating-power-function-for-anova. I was looking for my answer and that's how I've discovered the ...
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Just got an invalid security certificate for meta.stats.SE … what's up?

I normally get to meta.stats.SE by either typing "meta." in the address bar or by clicking a link to meta in the sidebar - which might link to say ...
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What happens to the bounty if there's no answer? [duplicate]

Last week I started a question which got not answers so I set up a bounty. The Help center states: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer ...
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Self-study tag added through an edit?

I just (attempted to) reject an edit to include the "self-study" tag in a question, because the editor was "pretty certain that this is a self-study/homework question". "Self-study" is I think the ...
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CrossValidated's rather extreme up-voting problem

Users have pointed out that it is very difficult for beginners to comment on questions, see this thread. These users particularly seem to emphasize that it appears Cross Validated has separate ...
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What about data visualization novices?

The Help/Tour page says, Cross Validated is a question and answer site for statisticians, machine teachers, data analysts, data miners and data visualization experts. (Aside: Should "machine ...
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Suggestion to make tag “chi-square” a synonym of tag “chi-squared”?

The newly created tag chi-square seems to be a synonym of tag chi-squared.

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