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How about letting a between-domain question be shared in multiple sites?

A couple of days a go, I asked a question which was related to statistics, math, machine learning and computer science. First I posted it in here, then when I didn't get what I was looking for, I ...
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Should we consider grandfathering old R (and other programming-heavy) posts?

I have noticed quite a lot of too-old-to-migrate software-heavy questions (mostly R, but not entirely) coming through the close review queue. They are often clearly off-topic by current standards ...
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How is this question a dupe?

$\mathbb{E}[S_n]$, when $S_n$ takes $X_1+...+X_n$ or $Y_1+...+Y_n$? I don't think it is the same thing as: Why does $\mathbb{E}(\frac{X_1+...+X_n}{n})=\mathbb{E}(X)$? because the former involves ...
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Why was this question closed as unclear? Please vote to reopen it!

This question: Sum of Gaussian Mixture and Gaussian scale mixture In its current form it is clear enough. The OP did not specify the word "independent", but it is quite clear that is intended. ...
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A difficulty with self-study-like questions of the form “Is this correct?”

I've seen a spate of questions of a form more or less along the lines of "Is this working correct?" just lately. While this is good from the point of view that the poster is clearly making a proper ...
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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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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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Are questions on statistical language valid and do we need statistical-language tag?

I am referring here to recent question: versus (vs.): how to properly use this word in data analysis that asked about proper usage of "versus" word in describing relations between variables in data ...
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I attempted to make a FAQ-style question; does it make sense?

There have been several discussions on meta about how to organize frequently asked questions, and one idea is that one can simply write and answer such a question, creating a thread that can later be ...
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Inconsistency with closure and migration

There were two very similar posts on CV - this and the one it (almost) duplicates (at least, if you count the Q in comments, it's a duplicate). I marked the linked one as a duplicate and was in the ...
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For “obtaining specific datasets” questions, let's recommend OpenData.stackexchange.com

Many of the questions closed with the reason "obtaining specific datasets" would actually be good questions for Cross Validated's new little brother: http://OpenData.stackexchange.com When closing ...
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Did the interface change, did I lose a privilege, or is everything just slightly wonky?

I've just noticed that I no longer seem to have the ability to recommend some posts for closure (which I noticed because I wanted to do something with a link only post – I eventually took the ...
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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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Flagging as off topic [duplicate]

I saw a question (here) that was clearly off-topic and could be (and probably has been) answered on tex.stackexchange.com. However, when I tried to flag it, was given the option of saying it was ...
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Can we clarify the off-topic closing options?

Evidently, when we vote to close a question as off-topic and appropriate for Stack Overflow, the thread will not actually be migrated unless we select: ...
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A closed question on GIS is again closed and deleted here [closed]

Yesterday, I asked a question on GIS about visualization and needed some examples to understand a paragraph of a book better. People commented that it has nothing to do with GIS and you better ask it ...
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What is on topic on Cross Validated?

There have been many threads on CV-meta about whether questions are on-topic, off-topic, are too-localized, etc. For example: Are "find the distribution" questions on topic? Is a ...
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When is it a good time to give up on a bad question?

I tried to ask a Question, about 6 days ago. Since I am new to the field, apparently my question apparently is too broad or vague. I have read a good guide, how to ask good questions, but sadly this ...
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What's wrong with this question about datasets?

This question seeking example datasets was recently closed as off-topic. Per the FAQ, Questions about obtaining particular datasets are off-topic (they are too specialized). As I interpret ...
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Should the standards for closing questions be relaxed somewhat for old questions?

As I've started reviewing more this question keeps occurring to me. In my judgment there are three ordered categories of question quality: should definitely stay open, should definitely be closed, ...
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How does a question become unclosed?

My original question was closed due to 'possible duplicate'. This was by accident because the question I meant to ask was not the question that I asked. So, I edited my question by wording it better. ...
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Recover a closed question?

I have asked to close a question, but now it cannot be found anymore. It is not even on the list of my questions. Is there a way to recover it? The link is: http://stats.stackexchange.com/q/23529
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Add career/hire prohibition to FAQ?

While I totally agree with chl's decision to close this question about where and how to hire statisticians, I noticed that this sort of career/personnel/hiring stuff isn't explicitly forbidden by the ...
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At what point do closed questions disappear from general view?

The question at http://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/5523/ , for example, was quickly closed as "pure advertising," which it is. Nevertheless it still appears among the list of questions and ...
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Suggestion for question on: “VIF, Condition Index and eigen values”

The question on: VIF, Condition Index and eigen values has been closed as off-topic. I disagree with that decision. While I agree with some of the comments that the question can be improved the ...
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Is this question too local?

A question was recently asked about statistical classes in the NYC area. I automatically thought that it should be closed as it was too localised - unsurprisingly the questioner disagrees ;) My ...
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Econometrics and random questions: how to deal with them?

We should start a meta discussion on this. Econometrics should be on topic (there are already several questions tagged in that subject area). In my view, this question's greatest sin is ...
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Is this question really not related to “Statistical Analysis”?

Below question has been closed on Statistical Analysis web site. Is this really not a question for this site? I guess it the same as we ask Visual Studio question on stackoverflow, windows/mac ...
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Should we “unclose” computing questions

Following on from this question about extending scope, should we "unclose" previous computing questions. For example, How can I get R to stop autocompleting my quotes/parens? What code would you put ...
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Inconsistency in closing questions.

We closed the question What are some possible career options? but not the one on Essential reads for people interested in actuary and actuarial science. It seems to me that while the first one is ...
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How can we simplify the process of closing questions?

Currently the process that we have tried to follow for closing questions is as follows: Update the "List of candidate questions to be closed" list with a link to the question that is proposed to be ...
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List of candidate questions to be closed [closed]

If you feel a question should be closed please provide the link to the question as an answer along with a brief rationale. Also ensure that you link to this meta thread as a comment on the main ...