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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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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

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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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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Visualisation tag

Based on the answer to Synonym merging suggestion for users with under 2.5k?... I noticed the recent creation of a visualisation tag and also a little used data-visualisation, both spelled with an ...
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What to do if an accepted answer is wrong but author of accepted answer and OP are not active on CV any more?

I came across this question and answer today: Recall and AUC of a binary classifier And I think the accepted answer is wrong. So I wrote what I believe is a better answer, and downvoted the accepted ...
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Why do some not-particularly-deep questions get SO popular, and is it a problem?

I am fairly new to CrossValidated, but during the last month I could not help noticing curiously high popularity of at least two questions that I am missing a right term to describe -- maybe "small ...
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JSM 2014 mixer?

Is there any interest to meet up at the JSM 2014 in Boston? I asked this before for 2013 here and there, but nothing came to fruition. I am bringing this up to your attention again, as the time period ...
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Cross-posting in CV and math.SE tends to become an epidemic

I know that the general issue of cross-posting questions has been discussed before, opinions were not unanimous, but one could discern that the general tendency was rather "against" than "in favor". ...
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Comments vs. answers - does the popup for “comments” need to be changed? or does our policy?

I know our policy is that answers should be fairly fully worked out - not something like "Logistic regression should do it", for example. However, if you hover over the "add comment" after a ...
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How not to miss interesting answers?

By now there are so many new questions on Cross Validated that "active" topics disappear from the front page in around 8 hours. This is fast. This means that if I check the website once per day, I ...
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Are 'style/approach review' questions acceptable?

This is related to an earlier question on code review at CV. While 'code review' itself is understandably out of scope, I wonder about questions like this one which I asked on SO, and this question ...
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Should “text-mining” tag become “text-analysis” instead?

Currently tag "text-mining" has a definition that somehow mixes up data mining on text and text classification. Also, there is no other general tag like "text-analysis" that covers the broader field. ...
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Criterion for “Unanswered” question - should it change?

"Unanswered" are considered the questions whose answers have received no upvotes. This creates the following situation: a question gets answered, and answer is accepted by the OP, but the OP has not ...
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Are half of “tag-synonyms” questions duplicative of “Current tag synonym candidates”?

Are half of tag-synonyms questions duplicative of Current tag synonym candidates? Some debate on the utility of this thread occurred in its comments. Let this question serve as a home for a revival ...
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Do we need a tag for “Facebook”?

I just saw a proposed tag for "Facebook" based on (I believe) one question; further, I voted to close that question. Do we need a tag for "Facebook"? Does having extra tags in the system do any harm? ...
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Tag-related problems with migrations from MathOverflow

Recently there were some discussions on MathOverflow and Mathematics and Meta Stack Overflow related to an automatic check on tags that is performed when a question is migrated: It is checked if at ...
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Is it inappropriate to post a comment under an answer, like “Please consider up voting all questions you answer”

Previously I posted a question in this meta stack exchange about lack of up votes of questions, especially questions that have answers. Based on the answers in that post, it seems like multiple people ...
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Just got an invalid security certificate for meta.stats.SE … what's up?

I normally get to meta.stats.SE by either typing "meta." in the address bar or by clicking a link to meta in the sidebar - which might link to say ...
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Self-study tag added through an edit?

I just (attempted to) reject an edit to include the "self-study" tag in a question, because the editor was "pretty certain that this is a self-study/homework question". "Self-study" is I think the ...
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CrossValidated's rather extreme up-voting problem

Users have pointed out that it is very difficult for beginners to comment on questions, see this thread. These users particularly seem to emphasize that it appears Cross Validated has separate ...
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What about data visualization novices?

The Help/Tour page says, Cross Validated is a question and answer site for statisticians, machine teachers, data analysts, data miners and data visualization experts. (Aside: Should "machine ...
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Suggestion to make tag “chi-square” a synonym of tag “chi-squared”?

The newly created tag chi-square seems to be a synonym of tag chi-squared.
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I seem to have been given a 'Christmas present' on all my 9-vote answers ; is this legitimate?

I can't tell if someone is trying to be nice to me or if its something the site is doing, but someone upvoted all my 9-vote answers to 10. I probably wouldn't have noticed but there were a lot of my ...
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Ten-fold has been frozen for inactivity. I put it down to the new “style”. What can we do, if anything?

I just went to post something to Ten-fold (the main chat room); specifically a bit of chat not suited to a post to the main site. Ten-fold has been frozen for inactivity! I put it down to the new ...
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Is the help 'misinformed' on the question of cross-posting?

I've just been having a discussion in comments here: http://stats.stackexchange.com/posts/comments/156571?noredirect=1 where I referred the poster to the help on cross-posting. I've been told that ...
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Does the beta tag need clarification?

Right now the 'beta' tag refers to the distribution of that name. Does it need clarification or amendment to deal with beta as used in finance (a measure of risk, I ...
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What should be our policy on duplicate answers?

I recently came across an answer that was copied & pasted in toto from another thread. I think the answer is high-quality--I had upvoted the previous iteration--but I am uncomfortable with this; ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014

It's the time of the year again, namely it is December 2013, and so we shall now refresh our Community Promotion Ads for the new year. What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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Question regarding answers to HW questions

I know we are not supposed to give full answers to HW questions. But what if the answer given by the book or teacher is demonstrably wrong? This is the case for this question
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We hit the first non-CW “Great Answer” badge. What milestones are we yet to hit that indicate a 'mature' group?

I notice that overnight (my time) we hit the first non-CW "Great Answer" badge (it had been awarded 3 times before, but all to community-wiki answers), on this answer; congratulations whuber. So, ...
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Bad questions that received excellent answers

A few months ago I published some data explorer queries I'd developed that people seemed to appreciate. I had a funny idea today and I thought I'd share my results: the following query lists answers ...
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Was it right to move this post? (What are the criteria?) Did that happen too fast?

I feel like this post was a question with a legitimate statistical issue in it (though poorly identified in the question)... and was unfortunately moved fairly* quickly (indeed it disappeared while I ...
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Is there a way to 'undo' a mistaken review?

A few minutes ago, I rejected a tag wiki edit (which didn't match the comment) as too minor (a one character change), and seconds after I did so realized that I had made a mistake, since it turns out ...
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The 'dispersion' tag is ambiguous

There is a new tag: dispersion, which I just edited. It can, I believe, refer to at least two different things: Measures of spread of a distribution or set of values (e.g. the sd, the interquartile ...
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Increasing efficiency - removing tag “discussion” from CV meta

have you ever noticed that almost ALL questions here in meta are tagged as "discussion"? When we consider the fact that every question is discussed...it is quite useless tag. So it would be rational ...
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What could be done with respect to tag “big-list”?

I tried to put some more effort into this question, so I reformulated it. Furthermore, this is not about closing questions labeled as big-list. What could we do about the tag big-list (x38)? It ...
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How do I go about asking this question here on Stats.SE?

Total newb to stats: I'm an embedded programmer with a BSEE, so I like to think I've got lots of knowledge with the least possible amount of applicability to real life. I built a test bench to ...
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Encouraging questioners to answer their own self-study questions

I just had a thought: we should encourage askers of [self-study] questions to write up (and accept) the answers the answers that they end up with. The question here is: is that a good idea? If we ...