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Why was a question about predictive distribution closed?

The following question What is a predictive distribution? was closed for being duplicate to this one: Understanding Bayesian Predictive Distributions But the last question is specifically about ...
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What happens to reputation score if checked answer to on-hold question?

I recently answered a question on CV and the asker checked my answer. Subsequently, the question was put on hold as off-topic. I invested time and effort into answering this question, and I believe ...
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Are people in this community interested in having a new site for other Geospatial technologies?

Regarding this discussion that took place about 1 year ago and considering all the comments, I want to have a similar discussion here since CV is a community somehow related to remote sensing because ...
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When do upvotes occur?

What percentage of your upvotes would you estimate occurs after, say, 24h have elapsed since you gave an answer? My impression is that this percentage is very firmly in the single digits (~3-5%) in ...
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Problem with the Mortarboard badge?

I had got a reputation of 225 (200+) on a day, but wasn't awarded the Mortarboard badge. So, just wanted to know whether the badge is still active or is the explanation of the badge wrong; so that it ...
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Creating a new tag for Julia language

I wanted to create a new tag for Julia language, which already exists in Stack Overflow. But, as I do not have a question in order to create a tag, I wanted to know how do I do it. Update: So, there ...
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Many threads about combining p-values without the [combining-p-values] tag

There seem to be quite a few questions that refer to Fisher's or Stouffer's method for combining p-values, but without the corresponding combining-p-values tag. Would it help the site to tag those ...
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Do we need data-imputation, multiple-imputation and imputation tags?

There seems to be a fair amount of redundancy in the tags containing imputation in them. As of this writing, I observe the following distribution of imputation tag usages: data-imputation: 160 ...
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Do we want tag warnings?

(Stolen shamelessly from Meta.AskUbuntu.) StackOverflow recently introduced "just in time" tag warnings. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them avoid ...
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What is the [plm] tag for?

The plm tag has no tag wiki, no explanation. What is it for? I would like to add an tag wiki, but need first to know why it is there.
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Display tag excerpt on hover when editing questions?

While editing question, sometimes one needs to check that the correct tags are present. Sometimes one needs to check the tag information in order to say it is relevant or not. So, for checking ...
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How to find the list of my rejected edits?

I saw it before here, but now I can't. I checked meta SE and found this. I was able to see my rejected edits in Math SE (I'm 140308) but not in Stats SE/CV (I'm 44339 ).
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Tag synonym question, with an application to adaboost and boosting

Adaboost is an early example for a boosting algorithm. Does that make the adaboost tag a candidate for a tag synonym with boosting? Or is the policy that special cases can get their own tag? If so, ...
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Data on things like tag views and upvote fractions

Is it possible to see (or generate / retrieve) data on things like which tags are the most widely viewed ones on CV, or what fraction of answers receive an upvote (or the distribution of upvotes on ...
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Why is the question about arXiv not off-topic?

I'm curious about why this question about the popularity of arXiv among statisticians is not off-topic. In full disclosure, I flagged it as off-topic and the flag was declined. To me, this decision, ...
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Etiquette for answering old questions addressed in comments?

Lately I've been perusing old, unanswered questions when I have a few minutes. I come across ones like this one, where the question is more or less fully addressed in the comments. Since these are ...
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Including pictures in questions (and answers)

I am currently interacting with a new user who has a question I think is interesting. To move the discussion forward, he really needs to show a picture. Unfortunately, he can't do that yet. Somewhat ...
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JSM 2015 mixer?

I've asked on the CV Meta before about who is attending the Joint Statistical Meetings, and who wants to match the usernames and faces. Honestly, I am jumping from session to session during the day, ...
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What's the rationale for the 24 hour wait period for bounties to reward existing answers?

I posted this question, which received two outstanding answers. Since I can only select one as correct I decided to award a bounty to the other one. I thought it might be preferable if bounties of ...
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What is the proper balance between question & title specificity?

Glen_b and I have been debating how to edit this particular question. My view is that a title specific to the contents of the question is necessary as a summary of the question contents. The title, as ...
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Is this version of the site real, or a phishing scam?

While searching around google, I found the following site: Potentially Fake Site! (Doesn't load on mobiles) I almost logged in to it using my google account, then noticed the bizarre URL. Is this a ...
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Should we have full SO style question rate limits/temporary blocks and eventual bans?

Edit: added more precise info at the bottom. It was brought to my attention today in chat discussion with moderators of other SE sites that we don't seem to have all of the question-limits that SO ...
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Shouldn't we name the caret tag “r-caret” for consistency with SO?

Shouldn't we name the caret tag r-caret for consistency with SO? (The main reason is compatibility. Another minor reason is we frequently migrate questions CV <-> SO. So if you migrate SO->CV, the ...
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Tagging answers nor questions [duplicate]

From time to time there are questions that provoke answers that reach far beyond the initial question, for example, explain in detail some basic issues, or use detailed examples of some specific ...
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Would question seeking advice on software design involving probabilistic programming be on-topic?

I just wanted to try and see if I can cook up some simple Python routines to allow translation of commonly used models into code that we can then use some inference engine on. So, basically I am ...
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Dead end Questions

I use several Stack Exchange sites, with Stack Overflow being the most usual for me. I strongly agree with the points threshold (needed for every action in the Stack Exchange sites). I've never had ...
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Ambiguous [confidence] tag

I just noticed that there is a confidence tag - it does not have a description and it is hard to guess what is its purpose? Is it about confidence intervals (it has multiple questions tagged both ...
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Create analysis tag

A recurrent issue in our forum is applied analysis questions. Not only are there ample examples in the CV network, but it comes up in Meta repeatedly. I think questions of the nature are appropriate ...
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I want to save it as a reference [duplicate]

There are some questions where both the question and answer are excellent. This is unsurprising, there are some excellent folks on cross-validated. I have a "library" where I store excellent and ...
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Should the Open Data SE be linked to from the “On topic” help center page?

The Help Center has a page for What topics can I ask about here?. Part of it states: Questions about obtaining particular datasets are off-topic (they are too specialized). The GIS site welcomes ...
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The [kernel] tag is dead

Well, it took a while, but I'm finally done with this effort: every question in kernel has been sorted into kernel-trick and/or kernel-density-estimate. kernel is now empty; a moderator should ...
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Is there an SVG version of the CV logo?

SVG versions of a few logos are available here. Is there an SVG version of the CrossValidated logo available somewhere?
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How to link to a specific answer?

Quite often, we link in answers or comments to other questions, because a specific answer to that question seems helpful or presents another aspect. But we do not link to that specific answer, because ...
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Review queue and skip button

I just had a quick look at the first-post review queue to see if there were any questions I could helpfully edit. The answer was no (in the time I had to do so), so I pressed 'skip' for each of ...
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Downvoting comments

A few months ago, I posted this question on the CV meta asking about why a flag for deletion that I added to a comment was declined. This question generated what I think was some very interesting ...
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Plugging your software: allowed?

Recently, I wrote a small package to provide a formula interface (and some other bits) to the glmnet R package. This came about after I posted on StackOverflow ...
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Many (historical) duplicate questions - how to pick a “canonical” question?

I want to bring this up here rather than mass-flagging a whole bunch of questions as duplicates (and also avoiding the issue of choosing one as the "base") This question from today is a new member of ...
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Personal notebook feature for StackExchange?

I'm curious if there is any effort to implement a "personal notebook" feature in StackExchange? This would be a feature of an individual account, similar to the current question-asking interface, ...
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Site design updates are live!

A design update is now live! Most of the changes are not visible; these tweaks go along with recent updates that were made to Stack Overflow: We moved the site's CSS to a newly refactored LESS ...
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The editing of “thanks very much” at end of posts [duplicate]

Whenever I make a post on a stack exchange account, over any of my accounts, I will almost always write "thanks very much for any help" at the end. This frequently gets edited out, I was wondering ...
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I think we need to talk about the SO/CV interface again

Two hours ago (ish), a new user posted this question on two-tailed F-values - how to do them in R. He (or she, but I'm going to say he) was told to take it to SO. So, he did what he can see to do -- ...
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Is there anything wrong with this question?

I am really puzzled that this question received no response, it does not seem to be a difficult question, it is simply asking for the opinion of when to use one method over another. Is this because it ...
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Changing the parameters/settings of my subscription

Honestly I don't know where else to put this question, so here goes. I would like to subscribe to certain tags, but I do not want to receive daily mails, each of a different tag. How do I change ...
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When will Cross Validated get new 2015 Stack Exchange user pages? (Update: they are now available) [duplicate]

Update (6th May: 2015): We now have the updated user pages. Old Question: I really like the new user pages that are being rolled out over the stack exchange network. I was curious whether there was ...
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New proposal at Area51: R statistical computing

I think we could use a site dedicated to programming in R (similar to the Mathematica SE). I went ahead and made a proposal in Area 51 (link).
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Low profile low quality answers

It probably could be stated as a fact that "interesting" questions get more interest, answers and votes, while the "common" ones receive less attention on CV. I recently noticed that it happens (not ...
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Why was the bounty not awarded to me?

First I answered this question on March 30 (the same day as the question was posted). Later I got two upvotes. Then a bounty was started on that question some time in mid-April. I received two ...
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Have Latex tables stopped working?

In a range of browsers, I've found that $\LaTeX$ tables no longer seem to work on this site. Neither of these posts display correctly: If I have a 2x2 table of proportions of treatment effects, what ...
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Why is data collection listed as on topic, but a data collection question was closed as off topic?

After reading the third point (collecting data) on this list, I asked this question (What is the best way of collecting birth rate data?). My question is: why is "collecting data" listed as on topic, ...
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How much time do the top rep users spend on stats.SE?

Users like whuber, Glen_b, gung, Peter, Frank, Jeromy, .... I see your edits, comments and answers everywhere! I was just wondering how much of your time you spend on stats.se? Do you have scheduled ...

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