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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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Question about the use of statistics language on CV

This question is about the use of statistics language on this website. I've developed a set of features. Do I now "assess the effectiveness of these features in classifying data" or "assess the ...
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Should we make it clearer that there's no need to apologize?

Often - sometimes several times a day - I see questions that open (or occasionally close) by apologizing for the poster's ignorance or for asking a 'basic' question. Firstly, there's no need to ...
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Using Cross Validated for a “pre-review” of an Idea that might be suited for a publication

Let's say someone has an idea related to statistics, or for that matter another field, in which that person is not an expert. The idea works better than competing approaches found in literature, but ...
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Question wrongly marked as duplicate?

This question was marked as a duplicate of this question. However, they are not asking the same question, and I think that unless the answers at the supposed duplicate are altered to respond to this ...
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OK to close homework-help scans as “unclear what you're asking”?

It doesn't immediately grab me why such low quality homework help problems should be closed I need help with this estimation However, we probably agree this post should be nixxed. I think that ...
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Add “belongs on Data Science” to “belongs on other SE site” closure options [duplicate]

Currently, if I nominate a question for closure as off-topic, I can suggest three alternatives: meta.stats.SE, math.SE and SO. However, there are quite a few questions here that are really not about ...
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Is it okay to re-tag a lot of old questions when appropriate ([kernel] $\to$ [kernel-trick])?

kernel and kernel-trick are two different tags on CV, with the first one reserved for kernel smoothing and density estimating, and the second one for kernel trick in maching learning (kernel SVM, ...
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Notify a user in a new question

I just posted a question inspired by an earlier question/answer pair in cross-validated (CV). I think this is part of the intent of the site and a delightful phenomenon. There were folks involved in ...
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Answering narrowly or more broadly: some evidence from green checks and upvotes

(UPDATE 28-8-2014 : Following suggestions, this post now appears also in the CV blog, ...
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Is discussion of statistics jobs & qualifications off-topic?

I'm mainly thinking about this question ("Is my learnings in Machine Learning fine?") which was put on hold for being off-topic. What I'm wondering is: would this question still be off-topic if the ...
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Migrating software syntax to StackOverflow or DataScience?

This is a provocative question: should we send "How do I do this in R/SAS/Python/Stata/SPSS" questions to the DataScience, now that it's open? Data cleaning is never a programming question, as it ...
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What are the guidelines for accepting/rejecting suggested edits? [duplicate]

I have recently acquired 2k reputation, and can now review suggested edits. Over the last several days I looked at an occasional pending edit, and not a single time could decide whether I should ...
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Is there any point to accepting your own (lone) answer?

I have at least one question that I'm the only person to provide an answer to. I haven't accepted my own answer. (I couldn't see the point, to be honest, obviously I think it answers the question, ...
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Cross-Posting on Math and CV

As I've been using Mathematics, I've noticed that questions related to statistics or probabilities take more time to get answered, if they get answered, than at CV. This is just my impression without ...
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What is the “take home” message if I get the tumbleweed badge?

My question (In inverse theory, how do I transform the averaging kernel matrix to a new grid?) earned me the tumbleweed badge: Asked a question with no votes, no answers, no comments, and low views ...
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Chat to attract answers?

Suppose I have some questions that I would like to see answered. May I use the chat to attract (indiscriminately) some users' attention towards my questions?
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Not-a-particular dataset request – still not kosher?

I think I know the answer to this, but as a naive newbie I posted a plea for "some interesting datasets" for a particular purpose. I see the rule about asking for "a particular dataset", and I suppose ...
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Putting Cross Validated stats on resume

This question has been asked on other SE forums, but has anyone on Cross Validated added their profile information (either putting their handle, rep, or both) on their resume or curriculum vitae? ...
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Does accepting answers discourage further answerings?

I once asked for some reasoning. I got a single answer but I hoped for more answers, possibly objecting the view of the single answer as this was what I had suspected to be right anyway. However, I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can questions be asked on more than one Stack Exchange site?

No one likes duplicate questions, but I'm considering posting a question about information theory. It would be well-suited to both Cross Validated AND Cryptography. I'd be interested in the opinions ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Update: After some hesitation, I am bumping this thread. I was reminded about it by this excellent question (which by now has an excellent answer), that uses tag mixed instead of much more popular ...
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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 ...