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Need help to complete my Confidence Interval assignment [on hold]

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: Need help on understanding and interpreting result?
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networks, social-networks and graph-theory tags

It looks to me like these three tags have a lot of overlap between them - so much that maybe we should to make them synonyms, remove one (or two?) of them or something. The tag descriptions seem ...
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Why was my answer deleted?

I am puzzled by why a moderator deleted my answer: Why is the mean of the natural log of a uniform distribution (between 0 and 1) different from the natural log of 0.5?
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Is there room to read questions more generously? A look at a closed question that could have been modified

Yesterday, one user asked "I’m looking for an R package or function that I can use to measure the relative homogeneity/heterogeneity of groups of character strings." The question was closed as off-...
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What's going on with MathJax today?

I'm looking at this question. It says: $$ \Pr(X=x) = \frac{-p^x}{ x\log(1-p)} \text{ for } x = 1,2,3,\ldots\, \tag 2 $$ Now I will set that in an inline, rather than displayed, context: $\Pr(X=x)...
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Reinstate Monica

Monica Cellio has called for Stack Overflow to address what they did to her: Stack Overflow is doing me ongoing harm; it's time to fix it! A number of users have changed their username to "Reinstate ...
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Is it time for an independent Statistics Q&A website? How can we be more independent? #STEXIT #WhoOwnsTheInternet

There has been recent turmoil on StackExchange (relating to various issues) and there are thoughts rising that it might be better for the community to be more independent from the commercial side of ...
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I am suspending my activity as a moderator

It is difficult for me to write this. I regret suspending my activity in this way. However, I cannot continue at present with the ongoing situation and Stack Exchange's actions (or lack thereof). ...
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What to do if we need to update a question if there's already answering effort?

I put a lot of effort into a question about difficulties in reproducing a specific algorithm. I got stuck in one step, was able to (probably) find a solution myself, but got stuck again in a next step....
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What should the description for our general chat room be?

Our general chat room is Ten fold. We sometimes describe it as being, "just for gossip and grumbles". People occasionally ask substantive statistics or machine learning questions there, and we often ...
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FYI: A second apology from SE has been posted

An apology to our community, and next steps A good sign. Hopefully they will follow through well and all mods who have resigned will return, assuming they want to. Glen_b has already referred to ...
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Moderator resignation

Additional update: My diamond was removed something in the ballpark of an hour ago, as per my request from last week. Thanks for your understanding, everyone. Some updates: (1) I signed this letter....
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what is an answer versus a comment to a self-study question

We don't just post answers to self-study questions where we give the proof of whatever the OP is asking. I think this is a good policy. However, that seems to mean that any post in response to a self-...
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Is there a way to bump questions asked by other users?

This question seems to handle if its one's own post : Is there a polite /accepted way of "bumping" up questions? I'm wondering about what the best approach is if I see an old question that ...
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Usage guidance for software-specific tags

Our usage guidance for the r tag is nice and clear: Use this tag for any on-topic question that (a) involves R either as a critical part of the question or ...
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If I didn't get an answer about statistics on math.stackexachange should I post duplicate on stats.stack?

I asked a question on math.stackexchange.com and I didn't receive any answer. Can I post it on stats.stackexchange? The question is from category statistics, numerics and algorithms.
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New tag for ethics? Or is there already a tag which can be used?

There are some questions on site which are also about professional ethics. Some examples: Ethics of publishing covariate matrix, Likert Scale - Treatment of Neutral or Mid-Point of 5-Pt Scale (and ...
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Can CV bookmark index questions for which others are commonly closed as duplicates?

If you go to close a question as a duplicate, CV tries its best to "guess" which earlier question it may be duplicate of. Being statisticians, we are leery of the algorithm, and indeed matching on a ...
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Is Cross Validated an appropriate place to ask for examples of meta-analysis done well?

I'm teaching myself how to do meta-analysis, and as a beginner to the subject I would like to read journal article examples of meta-analysis done well. It's easy enough to find examples of meta-...
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Search: Problem with views:keyword in search

I ran into this: For a certain user with many posts, user:4505 https://stats.stackexchange.com/search?q=user%3A4505 search gives (16.09.2019) 812 hits. Augmenting ...
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Can a question classified as community wiki be rolled back to a standard question?

Does LASSO suffer from the same problems stepwise regression does? is a well-received cromulent question I asked in June. The question has received several helpful comments pointing to insightful ...
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Quant.SE is no longer in Beta. Can we add it as a migration target?

Occasionally we get questions with no statistical content, such as Return on bonds and stocks So our choices are to either close as off-topic or migrate. But right now, only a mod could migrate ...
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Are new answerers feeling like they “speak into the void”? And can we help?

It is known that CV has a large and growing number of unanswered questions. If that is to improve, increasing the number of people who answer questions and/or help clean up (downvote, edit, comment) ...
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What is the difference between crossvalidated and data science? [duplicate]

I often have to choose where to post a question and since Crossvalidated is present for a while, I stick with this site. But is there any separataion?
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Asking about which hypothesis testing technique? - My question is on hold

How should my question be rephrased such that you will reopen it? 3+ dependent variables, which test for measuring dependency? I'm essentially trying to figure out how to show the relationship ...
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Why is my question still on hold?

Edit (for completeness) The discussion was about a question I asked that was put on hold. The reasons for closure and what is needed to reopen the question is answered in the many comments below. ...
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Where is my comment?

I commented several times to one question. I did not receive any thing after my last comment. When I try to check it though my "all actions", I did not find it after I checked my "all actions" several ...
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Is it on topic for a question to ask for a canonical example?

I want to ask a question with the title Is there a canonical example demonstrating the difference between predictive and explanatory models? I have ideas about the body of this question, with some ...
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Why is my question “Can a human be intellectual property?” still closed? [closed]

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: Can a human be intellectual property? Why is it still closed?
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Do we have a canonical thread that explains how to interpret 2- and 3-way interactions?

There are a number of questions posted by new users asking how to interpret basic linear model output with interactions. An example from just now: One main effect is positive while other is negative ...
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Should we de-synonymize dummy-variable-trap and categorical-encoding?

Sorry for bringing this up again. I created a dummy-variable-trap tag yesterday. As I wrote, I was doubtful that synonymizing it to categorical-encoding is helpful. By now I am not doubtful any more:...
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Why is something flagged as “opinion”?

I entered the following question: How do you calculate an exact two-tailed p-value using binomial distribution? The system generated a warning that this "appears to be an opinion" and "is likely to be ...
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Do we need a “dummy variable trap” tag?

To be honest, I was not even aware of the term "dummy variable trap" until a few days ago, but it seems like the term is popping up more and more frequently at CV (note chonological ordering). Do we ...
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Misleading link about MathJax help

The online help of Cross Validated contains the following part at the LaTeX section: "Learn more: MathJax help." Problem is, the link leads to a site about TeX, not MathJax. This is not really ...
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Is this question about categorical features on-topic?

The question Suggestions on using model in production 1 test at a time was closed as off-topic. To my mind, the question content is squarely about the generalizability of a specific kind of feature (...
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Is the [modeling] tag useful?

modeling is the 40th most popular tag, having been applied to 1820 questions so far. But I quickly scanned through a handful of the tagged questions and it didn't seem particularly helpful in any of ...
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Incorrect use of the reliability tag, we need a more informative tag name?

The reliability tag is meant for reliability of measurements, but today Calculating Failure Rate with Some Failure Cause Data being Vague (and certainly before) somebody used it in the meaning of "...
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Create a canonical question/answer for questions of the form 'Is my $R^2$/AUC/etc. good'?

I see a fair number of these questions from new members wanting to know how to interpret their model result. This is usually followed by a series of comments explaining that there is no general way to ...
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Should we start redirecting “why are my forecasts shifted one step ahead from the actuals” questions to a community wiki?

It seems like almost every other day now, we get a new post with somebody asking the question: "My forecasts look very good, they almost follow the actual to the letter, except that they are shifted ...
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Request to reopen too broad question about standard/best practice for dealing with discovered ancillary patterns not hypothesized

A couple of days ago I asked the question on main When conducting a study, what is standard practice with patterns you find along the way? and it was put on hold earlier this morning as 'too broad'. ...
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Is there a machine learning StackExchange?

Is there a research-level machine learning site in the StackExchange universe? I don't like Reddit's formatting system.
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Why is my question about replicating a figure from Hastie et al. not appropriate?

I asked this question earlier today but was quickly put on hold with a generic comment. I can only assume the question is on hold as it has been interpreted as being a coding question. It is clear ...
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Homework question put on hold for “demanding an answer” even though, I did show what my own thinking/approach to the problem was?

This post about a question that came up in a test was put on hold, presumably because I am "demanding an answer". But I'm not, I clearly explained what my thinking was and how it differed from the ...
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A mod removed my answer (referencing the answer from comments) to my question saying it doesn't answer it

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: Statistics: what kind of test to use to test this hypothesis? A member commented on my question in detail, and that comment did answer my question. I ...
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Just had 170 points removed. Excessive?

It is claimed that when a user is removed points will not be taken away when that would result in in an excessive loss of reputation. What is excessive? -170 points is more reputation than most people ...
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If someone answered my question outside CV, can I post the answer myself and accept?

I asked a question on CV and linked it to an author of a paper. They are not on CV, but gave me an answer. Is it OK to post it as an answer, as long as I say who it is from and that it isn't my own ...
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How to advertise on CrossValidated?

I occasionally see an Ad above a question, and it seems to be a native Ad (not powered by Google AdWords). Is there a way to advertise (paid advertising) on CrossValidated? I could not figure out how ...
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Can (should) I delete a question that gained no attention to re-create it with a simpler formulation?

I recently made a question that gathered no attention: Bootstrap and numerical optimization of statistic. I think I've come up with a much simpler and to-the-point way of asking the same thing (...
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Irregular voting patterns

Without calling anyone out, I suspected someone of downvoting other answers than their own just to have theirs appear higher/attract more upvotes. However, I wasn't sure how to report this and more ...
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Would this dice question be on topic if it were posted or migrated here?

RPG.SE is currently having a bit of a vigorous discussion about this question about dice rolling (meta thereupon), in which this stack was brought up as a potential migrate target. There is a dice ...

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