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### Do we need the Drug tag, or can it be discarded?

Do we need the drug tag? It has no wiki, and only 6 questions. "Drugs" are not a statistical topic. While it's true that there are statistical components to medical research about the ...
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### Tags for questions involving ChatGPT

We will see more and more questions that involve ChatGPT, in two ways: Questions about the inner workings of ChatGPT and similar Large Language Models (LLMs) Questions about "advice" ...
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### Downvoting a new member

I just downvoted a post (now deleted) by a new member who has a reputation of one. Downvoting cost me some reputation, but it also cost that user some reputation, or at least it would have if that ...
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### Search for closed questions answered by a particular user

How can I search for closed questions that have been answered by a particular user?
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### If and how to ask about soliciting domain knowledge relevant to priors

One of the less precisely-defined (mathematically or otherwise) aspects of performing Bayesian inference is assignment of priors based on domain knowledge, and there are plenty of questions on ...
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### How well do unicode symbols work in questions and answers?

Only a limited subset of $\LaTeX$ is supported on this site, though enough for the vast majority of equations we'd be likely to use. Unicode symbols can still be useful, perhaps especially the more &...
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### Inconsistent view count between question page and search results page?

When I search "moose" in the search engine I see this post has 3k views: When I open up the question's page I see 4k views: Is this some kind of difference in rounding rules, or something ...
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### To what extent are questions about survey methodology and design appropriate?

I was thinking about asking for academic references relative to conducting a survey on the human population that frequents a transit neighborhood (transit neighborhood may be particularly challenging ...
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### 2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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### Are questions about ethical use of statistics on-topic?

A strong majority of the questions I have seen on this site relate to technical aspects of statistics such as mathematics, algorithms, and sample design. I am curious if questions about ethics are on-...
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### What's the policy on Human/AI collaboration for answering questions?

On Kaggle, recently there is a person who's been answering questions with what is likely customized AI. It's not Chat GPT, but probably something more boutique / hand rolled, and possibly a result of ...
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### How to improve attention to interesting/advanced, but complex/difficult, questions?

TL;DR The system promotes popular questions, but popular might not need to align with characteristics that are desirable. Especially complex and difficult questions might be very desirable, but ...
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### A broad question has many near duplicates — How to decide whether to suggest it for closing?

This weekend a question got asked about exploratory analysis and p-hacking: Is "Exploratory Data Analysis" Fundamentally At Odds With "P-Hacking"? This is a broad topic to begin ...
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### What Questions are acceptable in the Machine Learning section of Cross Validated?

I posted a question on here recently that was closed: I was unsure if it fit into this site anyway, so I'm fine with it being closed. But it left me wondering, what is an acceptable Machine Learning ...
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### Where can we see and learn about the Winter Bash 2022 hats?

I earned hats on CV! I earned secret hats on CV! Where are these secrets divulged? This is very important stuff, people!
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### Multiple answers to same question (follow-up)

As a follow-up to this post and its related comments & answers, I wonder what's the correct action to take when we encounter the issue. For instance, I came across a post that contains two answers ...
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### Why my Review queue for Low quality posts appears this way?

A few minutes ago my review queue for low-quality posts was as in the figure below. After clicking on the red bullet I expected to see the flagged post but I couldn't see any, i.e. the queue was ...
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### Are CV citations indexed?

I just noticed that CV questions have a "cite" option that returns the BibTeX citation of the question. I just did a quick search in StackOverflow and Data Science SE and none of them have ...
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As the title suggests, I saw this question from a new user here. The question was closed as self-study and I can understand why...on the surface it appears to be asking for someone to solve the ...
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As you may be aware, over the last week Stack Overflow has been plagued by some users' feeding questions posted there into the chat-bot 'ChatGPT' then copy-&-pasting its responses into purported ...
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### Question migrated from StackOverflow with (or without?) OP account

Sometimes I see questions migrated from StackOverflow, such as this, where the user's account on Cross Validated seems (kind of) inactive. Is the Cross Validated account of the user in the link ...
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### How to fix a question that has been flagged as a duplicate of closed question?

How can I improve this question that has been downvoted? and now flagged as a duplicate of my previously closed question? The down vote help says "This question does not show any research effort; ...
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### Possible to add multicolumn functionality to LaTeX mark down?

I am not sure how LaTeX packages are loaded into StackExchanges like Stats, but I'm curious whether the multicolumn functionality can be added for arrays? I know some of the amsmath symbols are loaded ...
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### Is there a way to cite a post other than providing the full link?

I wonder if there is a way (e.g. a unique and stable ID), other than the full link, that one can use to cite a post, in the same vein as we can cite a journal article via its DOI.
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### What is the best way to ask why an old answer to a closed question is wrong?

This closed question Can the likelihood take values outside of the range[0,1] comes up when I search Google for "likelihood greater than 1" However I recently learned in my course that it ...
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### Regarding the passing away of Bruce E. Trumbo

Today, it has been noted (by Nick Cox in Ten Fold) that recently Dr. Bruce E. Trumbo, professor emeritus of statistics, biostatistics, and mathematics, author of two books, and most prominently one of ...
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### Disappearing questions?

A few hours ago, I posted a comment and an answer to a question (deleted questions are only visible for users with enough rep). Someone had found a nonstandard parameterization of the negative ...
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### Profusion of threads on log transform - find candidates for FAQ tag

We regularly get questions about log transforming dependent variables, which in some quarters appears to be seen as a magic silver bullet that solves all problems, because apparently, "everything ...
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### How to ask statistical questions about sensitive or taboo topics (e.g. pornography)?

I recently asked the question Discovering groupings of descriptive tags from porn in a way that I felt avoided being overly explicit. I chose to mention that the question is about the analysis ...
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In the top bar of this Cross Validated Meta site, I see that I have one gold, six silver, and five bronze badges. In my profile pages, however, I see one gold (fanatic), one silver (enthusiast), and ...
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### Obtaining answers with site imposed stumbling blocks that stifle and prevent communication and feedback

So I'm having a problem with running neural network code presented in an online Python training course. I've checked and double checked the code I've written/copied from the presentation, and it is ...
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### What should the "MathJax help" link (in the LaTeX section of the "Editing Help" page) point to?

The moderators recently received the following message from the SE community team: As you may know, on sites where MathJax is enabled, the /editing-help page ...
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### Should we undelete reasonable questions that have been closed as duplicates?

I occasionally see reasonable questions get deleted by their authors after being closed as duplicates. Here's one recent example: https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/588900/does-fixed-effect-and-...
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### Should or can a formatter for Mathematica code be added?

Update: I have found out that my request below has nothing to do with this site. But because there are at least a few folks occasionally posting Mathematica code, I'll shortly provide an answer with ...
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### Why are these blog recommendations questions considered off-topic?

There are a few Mathematical Statistics/Statistical Learning Theory blogs I enjoy reading, and wanted to ask on the main site for recommendations of similar theory-focused Statistics/ML blogs, as I ...
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### A Proposal for a Change to the Bounty Rules

I'd like to propose a modification to the rules for awarding a bounty on Cross Validated. A couple of times, including this recent one, I have provided a legitimate answer to a question, been the ...
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### Two 50-point bounties at once?

I found a question in need of an answer, so I went to post a bounty of 50. The lowest option available was 100. Is this because I have another 50-point bounty happening simultaneously?
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### Why is my CV question here duplicated on 'Solve Forum'?

I was doing an image search for other examples of something relating to a question I had already asked on Cross Validated, and came across this word-for-word copy: https://solveforum.com/forums/...
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### A published article uses statistical analyses that don't seem appropriate to me. Can I ask for clarification as to if and why the analysis is valid?

First, I considered posting this on the academia SE, but since this is more a question of statistical validity, I thought it more appropriate to post here. If there are similar questions/answers here ...
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### Is the tag statistical-confidence portmanteau of confidence-interval and statistical-significance and should it be deleted?

Update: I've re-tagged all questions tagged with statistical-confidence. I came across a question tagged statistical-confidence: Find the confidence in an accuracy measurement. I interpreted it as a ...
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### How to adapt this Philosophy.SE question to fit CV on-topic standards?

I asked this question on Philosophy Stack Exchange: Epistemic value of multiple eyewitness accounts: single event vs. multiple events given a fixed number of eyewitnesses? Intuitively speaking, ...
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### math.SE is to MathOverflow as stats.SE is to ________

My (perhaps incorrect) impression is that few stats.SE regular users specialize in modern research-level statistics and that the website is most appropriate for undergraduate or masters level content, ...
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### Why there are no tags for score-test and nuisance parameter or wikipedia?

Why not add tags for Rao's score-test and nuisance-parameter? Some questions are about wikipedia.org definitions. Why not introduce a wikipedia.org tag?
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### Suggestion: delete [comparison] tag

The comparison tag has 121 questions, almost half of which have zero upvotes and only one of which has a score >10. There is no tag wiki or usage guidance. A substantial proportion of statistical ...
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### Profusion of threads on imbalanced data - can we merge/deem canonical any?

We appear to have a number of overlapping threads on imbalanced data. Here are just a few of the more highly-upvoted ones: Are unbalanced datasets problematic, and (how) does oversampling (purport to) ...
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### AWS will be sponsoring Cross Validated

We're thrilled to announce that AWS will be sponsoring Cross Validated starting on July 18 through December 31. We wanted to give you a heads-up and walk you through what that means. How and where ...
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### Showing a function source code and asking what it does

I am a statistics newbie and I have recently ported a function or subroutine in fortran into python. But I have no idea what it does. Is it on topic to ask such questions here ? I am looking to find ...
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### Should mentioning "potential" ethical issues with data analysis/display be part of an answer?

On another StackExchange site (https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/270097/remove-outliers-in-boxwhiskerchart?noredirect=1#comment674078_270097), I've run into resistance because of my ...
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### Unclear questions according to the Community Bot

I arrived at this question. When I arrived, it had been posted one minute ago, had three views, one upvote, and a single comment, posted by the Community Bot 57 seconds ago (so well within a minute ...
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