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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Cross Validated's 3rd moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for ...
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Should “link only” answers be flagged/recommended for deletion/downvoted?

This is closely related to an old question on Handling “look at this link” type of answers, which focussed on what the community's response towards such link-only answers should be, and is ...
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What happened to this question?

So I answered this question Jelly Donut Puzzle - What Can Statistics Say About These Donuts My answer got downvoted but that is not the point. The point is that the question got -4 votes, and all ...
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Why is a comment that maligns my field not inappropriate for CV?

I'm not sure where to bring up this issue, but the CV meta seemed as good a place as any. Recently I was reading this question about whether the banning of p-values and confidence intervals by the ...
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Proposal: add reference-request as a synonym for references

references has 718 questions, synonyms books, sources and resources and a tag wiki that seems to cover requesting references: "References" is our generic tag for questions seeking information ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Is it okay to ask question about a specific paper / model?

I am reading a paper on multiple change-point model and do not understand one of the equation. Is it considered on-topic to ask questions about a paper like that? On the one hand, it's clearly ...
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Sending a private message to another user? [duplicate]

Since I don't have the enough reputation to "add a comment" (less than 50), I was surprised that I can't find the way to send a private message to another user. How can I do that?
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Two Nominees for 2015 Moderator Election

We are making questions to nominees (2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection), however until now we have only two nominees while there are two moderator positions, so the questions and ...
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Giving advice without warnings

In this post, a user was regressing car price on mileage. The user wrote: I'm trying to modelize a simple use case : predicting the price of a car based on its mileage, with RStudio. I know it's ...
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Can anyone suggest why this post has not reopened?

The post Approaches for generating synthetic survey data with dependent answers? closed for being too broad. The post is now far less broad (Vass edited it extensively, I've since tidied it a little) ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, as with our last session in 2013, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election

The 2015 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three ...
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Question about recommended readings

I am trying to do a community talk about hypothesis testing and want to focus on significance testing and p-values in particular. They have been a bit in the news as well recently (with some journal ...
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Shall we add “this is just a software question” to our default close reasons?

Our community-modifiable default off-topic close reasons are Self-study questions (including textbook exercises, old exam papers, and homework) that seek to understand the concepts are welcome, but ...
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Redirecting “looking for package in R” to SO

I noticed that multiple questions that ask about R packages are voted to migrate to SO (I also do this). This is consistent with the fact that CV is not about programming. On the other hand, "I am ...
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Frequent homework spam

Did you noticed that recently multiple homework questions are posted? Just a few examples: Question in following pictures Question in following picture Tough Probability question Question on a ...
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Pattern recognition for youtube

Would such question could find place here? I am looking for software that would allow to match supplied image in video frame. I plan to use it to data-mine Hearthstone videos to get data on ...
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Editing abbreviation in the title

Recently I wanted to mark a duplicate of a question about defining maximum likelihood, but was unable to find the "main" question since it used "MLE" in title rather then "maximum likelihood" (Maximum ...
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What is a “notice on answer”? Who gives them?

Recently I got a notice on this. This is the first time I have received a notice. I understand comments. Now I am wondering what this "notice on answer" is? I am also interested to know who gives ...
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New interesting page: TagOverflow

There is a new interesting page, called TagOverflow (I came to it from math SE Meta). Its results for Cross Validated are here. Or, copied in here: For discussion here: What can this teach ...
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Printing pdf with just the answer, rather than the whole page

Some answer are so interesting that I would like to print them, to read them again later on. I would also like to take advantage of the latex format, instead of printing the whole page, and print a ...
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Can I ask questions about an R package for machine learning with unclear documentation?

Machine Learning (in general) is on topic (see: Are the "Machine Learning" questions on topic?). I am working with the h2o package and the documentation ...
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How do people initially find the CV site?

What fraction of visitors first find the site via Google, other search engines, links from other sites, tips from friends or colleagues, etc.?
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Is it ok to post questions where you want to have your calculations checked by someone? [duplicate]

I am always second-guessing my calculations and to be honest multivariate calculus is not my strong point. Is it all right to post questions where you have done the derivations but would like more ...
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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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Is it appropriate to offer a second bounty when the first one has expired with no answer?

I'm wondering if it's against site rules or some unwritten stats.stackexchange.com etiquette. If it's not I'm wondering if it's considered to be appropriate (in the sense of wise) to make a second ...
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Are mathematical optimisation questions on topic?

I asked about integer programming before on CV and it was locked as off topic. I'm unable to find a site dedicated to math programming and optimisation on stack exchange. Any one has idea?
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Which site is the best to ask about reinforcement learning?

Reinforcement learning is part of ML and I know ML is a good topic here. However, I know there is a data science and a computer science site (and maths etc). I was wondering, where would a ...
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Does it make a sense to create the reference questions for popular topics?

There are topics which keep coming back in different forms such as normality testing of random variables. I thought maybe it makes sense to create a question with the best possible formulation, then ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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Questions asking to check answers to end-of-chapter exercises. Appropriate or not?

I like to answer end-of-chapter exercises in various econometrics textbooks. Most of the time, there's no solution manual for me to check my answers. I wonder if it is appropriate for me to post such ...
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Duplicate linked to question with no answers

Today I found something strange, a question that is marked as a duplicate of another question that is closed as off-topic (while IMHO it was not off-topic, but that is a meta off-topic comment in ...
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Am I abusing edit history by using it to hide code for a plot?

Sometimes code is an important part of an answer. Other times, code is interesting and potentially useful to others, e.g. how to construct a plot, but doesn't help the OP in answering their question. ...
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Is it okay to edit the title of a question to make it broad enough to fully encompass an existing/accepted answer?

I know that people here are very squeamish and punctilious about editing questions of others, and rightly so (see editing is not rewriting). But here is one particular situation that I would like to ...
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What is our policy on merging duplicate questions?

Sometimes a duplicate question gets an answer before it gets closed as a duplicate. In some cases this answer is either better than the answer(s) in the "main" question, or at least adds something ...
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Let's curate “What's a real-world example of “overfitting”?”

The following question was recently asked on the main site, and quickly showed up on Hot Network Questions and gained many views. What's a real-world example of "overfitting"? Let's ...
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CrossValidated should not use C.W. as a rep-denial mechanism or for “soft-close”

I've noticed that community wiki status is sometimes applied forcibly to posts that moderators judge are not quite a good fit for this site -- too broad, too open-ended, or too likely to attract ...
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Shouldn't we merge [definition] into [terminology]? Please vote

I think whatever the difference between definition (60 questions) and terminology (247 questions) might possibly be, in practice these tags are used interchangeably. Therefore I suggest hard-merging ...
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Why was an answer considered off-topic and when it was deleted?

One of my recent answers got deleted while it got scoring of +12/-2 and for some time it was the accepted answer. I would consider this scoring to be rather positive. The answer that got deleted ...
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Best practice: How to request clarification from the author without 50 rep to comment?

I'm new to Stack Exchange and want to answer questions, but without 50 rep I can't post a comment asking the OP for clarification. Is there a clear guideline for what to do in this situation? (If ...
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How does Stack Overflow actually manage to work given ~100x higher traffic than here, and what can we learn from it?

This question is inspired by @Glen_b's worry yesterday that we [are] seeing a dramatic drop in answers per question and is also related to my own question from almost a year ago about How not to miss ...
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When should answers be self-deleted?

I'm new here. Yesterday (my time) I answered this question. In the subsequent micro-discussion that took place in the comments, discovered that I had, in fact, misread the intent of the question, and ...
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CV and Data Science: semi-identical twins?

I would like to reopen the discussion regarding CV and the Data Science beta. This question is related to this previous one: Data Science SE but now with a better view of where Data Science seems to ...
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CrossValidated vs DataScience: what is different? [duplicate]

Probably it will be off-topic, but anyway I really want to know the difference between this forum and Data Science forum? The both communities are the subparts of StackExchange and at the moment I ...
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Economics.SE has entered Public beta

The second attempt to launch an Economics.SE site has gone into public Beta. On-topic there are of course Econometrics also, so if you hit on an econometric question on Cross Validated that rests ...
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Meta CV tag - [statistics] vs [site-statistics]

A recent suggested edit to the statistics tag wiki (and excerpt) came up. The change was to make it explicitly for discussion of statistics relating to activity ...
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Are we seeing a dramatic drop in answers per question?

From time to time I look at CV site-related stats of various kinds in various places. I was alarmed to look at this query on Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE), Which shows a dramatic drop in the ...
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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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My on hold question needs improvement

Asking about my On-hold question, What online tools to DIY-anonymize user names (no PII concern) I freely admit my question is naive in comparison to the included linked post. However, when I wrote ...