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Homogeneity tag incorrectly merged?

The homogeneity tag seems to map to "heteroskedasticity" This is problematic because homogeneity of variance is not the only form of homogeneity people are interested in. Consider, for example, this ...
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ab-test is not a technical term

Should the tag ab-test test be removed from the list or made into a synonym? It is jargon for the BI community and we should encourage use of proper technical terms to preserve the consistency of the ...
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“Questions about Datasets”: Possible Exceptions?

By and large, I agree with the practice of closing questions which refer to specific datasets (Matt Parker very nicely summarizes the issue in his answer here). Nevertheless, it's undeniable that ...
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Where should I ask a question about artificial intelligence?

I was interested in knowing which stack exchange site is appropriate for artificial Intelligence questions. Specifically, I wanted to understand the following statement better: statistical ...
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Include 'asking for datasets' reason in the off-topic dialog

Since we have this rule very clear in our help center that questions asking for datasets are off-topic, could we include this reason in the off-topic dialog? The initial suggestion would be to ...
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Relationship between question quality, answer count, and ordered answer scores

Background: On CrossValidated some questions never get answered. Some questions get amazing answers. Some questions get 20 unique answers, and some only get one. Is it the fault of the question? ...
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Unanswered questions as percentage of total – why does CV stand out?

Are there any ideas / proposed explanations about why CV stands out regarding the percentage of questions that have zero answers? (I have excluded questions that have answers, but none of them are ...
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How to increase reputation with very low reputation points?

I just logged into stack exchange for the first time to answer a very basic question about logistic models in R. I found out that I cannot answer the question because I don't have enough reputation ...
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Bridge Moderators and an Increasing Trend of SO to CV Migration-worthy Questions

I've noticed that it is difficult to get questions migrated from SO to CV. I've already read that this doesn't occur often 'in the wild' but as 'Big Data' and 'Analytics' become trendy in the software ...
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Missing or broken CSS in main CV chat room

The CSS for the main CV chat room is broken/not resolving rendering the room difficult to use. This has been the case for the past few hours and I did try this in clean browser sessions / multiple ...
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How are policy changes made on Cross Validated?

What is the process whereby the Cross Validated community changes policy (e.g. what is on topic), items in the help center, and so forth?
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Is it appropriate for mods to redact community discussions to reflect their views?

I've been informed by @whuber that a comment I made on over a year ago about a topic that is still important and contentious to the Cross Validated community will be deleted. Moreover, he notified me ...
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Moderators should not hold the question if they do not understand science of Statistics

My question was about Minitab but the moderator made a hold on the question because he didn't understand it. He has a lack on the topic of assumptions for regression analysis (iv: "normality of the ...
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Would a bounty generate an answer for my quantile question?

Would a bounty generate an answer for this question? Is there someone who is willing to work on it for points or is it generally unanswerable or what? Nick already told me it was very localized and ...
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Obsolete comments: To flag, or not to flag?

↑ That ↑ is the question...(Sorry, couldn't resist.) I've flagged a couple comments as obsolete here, and had both flags declined. These comments were suggestions to correct errors in OPs, which were ...
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Following questions and tags

It seems to me that it might be useful to have the questions you are participating in or following / favorited readily available from your home page. In order to go back to my questions I have to ...
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Can I cite a question/response to an academic paper?

If there is some useful response to a question, can I cite it to an academic journal?
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Should distribution tags always include “-distribution”?

Should any tag for a distribution include that -distribution, or only when necessary for disambiguation? For example, the following distribution tags do not include that suffix: chi-squared: ...
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Review flag does not indicate items to review

I notice that now there seems to be a rust colored flag between my usercard and "review" in the top bar. As I type this, it reads 4. Clicking on it takes me to ...
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Could someone create tag Rayleigh-distribution?

Apparently I'm far away from the reputation required to do this. (Or is there a reason not to do this? Granted one can simply search the site for "Rayleigh," but I assume the tags are there so ...
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Why did the Community Bot reshuffle the CV meta?

Two days ago the Community bot pushed a great amount of old threads. I've somewhat lost track of the more recent ones that I found interesting and when I went online the other day I was a little ...
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Finding where/how reputation went down

I noticed an increase in my reputation today further to an upvote to one of my answers. Surprisingly, the increase is 6 units, not 10. I'm aware of the ways one can gain/lose reputation (also saw this ...
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1answer
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Merge users with same e-mail?

I recently signed up here and had expected that a previous question I posted without signing up (although giving my e-mail adress) would be merged such that it would be attributed to my account. This ...
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Can I post my real data?

I frequently post mock ups of my data to help get better answers to my questions. But it occurred to me that I would probably be better off posting my real data. Is there anything wrong with asking ...
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1answer
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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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467 views

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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1answer
83 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 ...
2
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1answer
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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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