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### Should we retire the “data set request” closure reason?

Our community has 3 custom closure options (self-study, either not stats or about software, data set requests), plus two immutable closure options (migration, other/leave a comment). Users with more ...
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### Cross Validated Newsletter Feb 18 2021

Is it just me, or did anyone else not receive Newsletter for the Feb 18 ? Is there some way to get it ? Also I noticed in the last few newsletters that the "hits from previous week" section ...
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### What does it mean that a user is unregistered?

In this user profile after their name is the tag "Unregistered". What does it mean, and what is different in comparison with a common (registered) user?
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### What are some “best practices” for editing to improve a post?

We already have another excellent question on CV.SE setting out editing dos and don'ts, but that mostly focuses on the limitations that apply to editing other people's posts, rather than the substance ...
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### Some tags need better names

I think that some tags need better names, and want to start out, but will ask here first about opinions and ideas. Distribution tags should have names ending in -distribution (there might be ...
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### Would Cross Validated want Machine Learning Theory questions that are no longer on-topic for Stack Overflow?

Over time, a large number of machine learning questions have been asked and answered on Stack Overflow, amassing a significant amount of useful information. However, these questions are unfortunately ...
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### 2020: 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 past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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### Handling of cross-posted questions when flagged

I have been flagging questions that are cross-posted. Usually this leads to the question being closed; sometimes, my flag is marked helpful but no action is taken and the question is left open. Can ...
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### default search for “unanswered questions”

I like to answer questions in my areas of interest. Just this week I learned that the "unanswered" really means "no answer selected" not "no answers at all". I now go ...
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### Should Stats SE encourage RL questions to be asked on AI SE?

Reinforcement learning (RL) is currently on-topic here. However, Stats SE, as we all know, is more statistics-oriented, so there are users here that have no interest in RL, which is a framework for ...
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### Improve Wiki for the hypothesis-testing tag

The hypothesis-testing tag is quite popular yet has a very brief Wiki. Extending it could be helpful. Unfortunately, I do not think I am knowledgeable enough to do a good job at it myself. Let this ...
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### What do “moderator tools” consist of?

Once a CV participant has a reputation of 10,000, a threshold is reached which grants them access to moderator tools. Would someone describe what these tools enable that participant to do? Edit other ...
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### Why is motivation important

Why should questions contain motivation and why does the absence of motivation make questions ambiguous? I wrote this question Probability Mass Function making the Truncated Normal Discrete and it was ...
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### Revisiting my incompletes

I have given good answers that I said I would like to wrap up, or revisit, or continue. Here is an example: XGBoost Compared to Other Ensemble Methods Example How do I find all my answers where I had ...
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### Is asking for help finding relevant research off topic?

I have trouble finding relevant research in a specific sub-field. Is it off topic for Cross Validated to either ask for such research or ask for help in finding it? How could I make it a better fit ...
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### FAQ: How to search Crossvalidated [duplicate]

How to do effective search on Crossvalidated? Or, specific advice for how to search the web for statistics or machine learning? The intention is to make a FAQ-style question, for layout we could ...
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### Tag [tag:image-segmentation] what is this?

Please, can somebody who follows image-segmentation or otherwise know what it is, write a tag wiki?
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### Why is stats.stackexchange.com called Cross Validated, not Statistics Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

According to the Wikipedia page for "Cross Validation" : Cross-validation, sometimes called rotation estimation or out-of-sample testing, is any of various similar model validation ...
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### I asked a question, got no answer, then worked it out and published it in a paper (not as the main result). Do I need to/should I cite the paper?

Bit of a weird question. A while ago I asked a question on Cross Validated and received no answers. I worked through the problem myself. This was part of some research I was doing which I then ...
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### User changed display name to match a diamond moderator, high-rep user in the community

I just saw this and, since I'm not accusing anyone, I'm curious if deliberately changing username to match the username of a diamond moderator is within the rules of Stack Exchange.
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I for one posted several links (PDF or HTML files) in several answers of mine or in comments, and it appears that many are just dead. I can fix some of them here and there, but I wonder: Shall we just ...
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### Copyright: Can we copy an image from an article and paste it into our questions / answers emphasising it belongs to the paper? [duplicate]

It may be a silly question but I was about to use an image from an article in order to support my post (citing the article / authors), but I don't know if is there some kind of copyright infringement ...
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### Are closed questions eventually deleted?

I asked a question about a derivation once, and someone supplied an answer to it. Soon after, the question was closed, however, but I was still discussing and referring to that person's answer there. ...
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### Seeking guidance for ny questions that didn't receive a response

I wonder if there is a way that members could review a question to make it more answerable? I know that this is done to some extent already, but for my question (How to construct panel regression with ...
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### wald-estimator tag: What is it?

What is Wald estimator? the tag wald-estimator has no wiki and unclear use, is it just a synonym for wald test, or something else? (some of the use should be retagged to wald-test.)
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### Are privileges lost if reputations fall (below threshold) because of awarding bounty?

Since privileges are obtained after crossing respective thresholds, I was wondering do they also get taken away if reputations fall back, especially after awarding bounty, to a level below the ...
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### 2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Cross Validated's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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### Answering old stackoverflow question that is of interest to Cross Validated

I recently came across the following question on Stackoverflow (after getting stuck on the same issue independently): https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60439187/why-grpreg-library-and-gglasso-...
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### What happens if a question is given 6 flags?

Does the question get transferred to the moderator or is it removed by the system itself?
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### How can I vote for “Leave open” outside of the review queue?

Sometimes I stumble upon a question where some close votes already have been cast (but the question is not closed yet). How I can vote for "Leave Open" now ? I can not search for a specific ...
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### Late answer in the review queue should be a comment

Going through the review queue I saw a late answer from a user that has 1 reputation. The answer should very much have been a comment, since it only pointed out a mistake the OP made in their ...
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### Is there a preferred way to present R code?

I often find myself wondering about the best way to present R code, and output. The issue is in R itself, in the console, we will see this type of thing: ...
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### Closing “software questions”

TL;DR: Recently, it seems to me like we have been a little trigger-happy about closing questions as "only about software/programming". I ask that we please ease off a bit. Our help page on ...
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### How precisely does the election work?

I believe I understand how the nomination phase works. I would be very surprised if we had enough candidates to require a primary phase, so let's skip right ahead to the election phase. How precisely ...
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### 2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 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 weeks, ...
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### 2020 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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I have a question about my Cross Validated post: Central limit theorem over right skewed distributions The reason I am writing this post is because as much as I appreciate the stacked change platform ...
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### 2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Cross Validated is scheduled for an election next week, October 5, ...
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### Could the “Statistical Anecdotes” thread be reopened as a Community Wiki?

I recently stumbled across the popular Most Famous Statisticians thread, which remains open as a Community Wiki. Some comments in the thread suggest that it was necessary to convert it to a Wiki to ...
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### Review queue comments and edits on first posts

I have been using the review queue for the last couple of weeks. I have mostly been reviewing first posts. Often I will see a first post where the OP needs to give some more information before anyone ...
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### I Request My Post is Re-Opened [closed]

My post is here: How can I test whether a single categorical variable significantly changes a linear regression model (0.05 level), without using the F test? I have written a very clear, short, ...
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### Can we ask for an intuitive explanation on Machine Learning/Deep Learning topics?

Can we ask for an intuitive explanation of models, algorithms, and topics related to Machine Learning/Deep Learning topics? Like - Intuitive Explanation of "AutoEncoders" or "...
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### Should we have some interactive games or tools about statistics and data science? If yes, Suggest game or tool ideas

In my opinion, such game should exist To learn basics of statistics and improve basic concepts. To improve site traffic. We can add those games beside the chat window, or as a sidebar beside main ...
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### How can I reopen this question?

I have a question closed by a moderator. The close banner says This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. I'd like the question and I hope the question is ...
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### What to do when an answer is wrong, but a comment box is too small?

Sometimes a user offers an Answer which can be proven false, but the proof doesn't fit in the comment box. Is there a best practice for pointing this out? (I'm explicitly not asking about differences ...
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### Can we ask questions related to R Programming?

Questions related to programming/coding is mostly related to Stackoverflow. R is a programming language for statistical computing. Can we ask questions related to R-programming??
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### Redirect questions to datascience.stackexchange.com?

I just came across this question: GPU vs TPU for convolutional neural networks (NLP), which seems more suited to datascience.stackexchange.com/ - than CrossValidated. Under "This question belongs ...
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### Question closed, user asks it again

I made an interesting observation today. A user asked a question which was closed some time later, because the question needed more focus. As I scroll up, I see the same question being asked again ...
Currently, it takes 5 close votes from users with the vote-to-close privilege ($\ge3000$ reputation), or 1 vote from a moderator, to close a question. If the question is being closed as a duplicate ...