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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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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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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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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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Cross-posting in CV and math.SE tends to become an epidemic

UPDATE 31/7/2014: It continues unabated. 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 ...
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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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Is the help 'misinformed' on the question of cross-posting?

I've just been having a discussion in comments here where I referred the poster to the help on cross-posting. I've been told that I'm wrong (which, given how often I am wrong, hardly comes as a shock ...
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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 ...
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Identical username for two distinct active accounts allowed by the system?

I found two active users with identical user names, but distinct accounts. I was over at math.SE and saw an interesting meta-quesiton. I read it through and I thought I recognized the username of the ...
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What standard should be applied in deciding whether a question requires sufficient 'statistical expertise' to be posted to CV?

The FAQ currently states: If the language is statistically oriented (such as R, SAS, Stata, SPSS, etc.), then decide based on the nature of your question: if it needs statistical expertise to ...
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Posting same question on other statistics forums in addition to Cross Validated

I'm aware that it's a no-no to post the same question on multiple Stack Exchange sites. I'm curious, however: what do people feel about posting the same question on non-SE sites, such as MetaOptimize ...
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Is it acceptable to post the same question on multiple sites?

For example, if I want to reach a wider audience of potential answerers, is it acceptable to post the same question here, as well as on mathoverflow, and other sites that come up that are relevant? ...
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Syntax highlighting with r tag

Adding r tag to the question syntax highlights the R code present in the question or in the answers. Examples here and here. On the other hand questions tagged r imply that the question is related to ...
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Vote on policy for R questions

The thread Policy on R questions: Stackoverflow vs Stats Analysis suggests that we have some difference of opinions as to how to approach this issue. To get to some sort of resolution I propose that ...
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Policy on R questions: Stackoverflow Vs Stats Analysis

If you see the comments to the question on MLE for Naive Bayes in R you will notice that there is confusion about whether R questions should go to Stackoverflow or Stats Analysis. I am of the opinion ...
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What can we do to encourage broader participation?

Despite being one of the guilty parties, I don't look favorably on the statistics that show a small number of people are collecting most of the points. (E.g., look at the number of people with an ...
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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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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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What should be our criteria for closing questions?

Edit 1 I would like to bump this up as we have had some more experience with the kind of questions that are being asked. See this question on AIC as another example of a question that can be answered ...