Many of the questions closed with the reason "obtaining specific datasets" would actually be good questions for Cross Validated's new little brother:


When closing such a question, how about suggesting Open Data?

Questions about obtaining specific datasets are off-topic on Cross Validated. You are welcome to post this question to the Open Data QA site instead, thank you!

Please note that Open Data is mostly for datasets under an open license, even though commercial datasets are usually tolerated.


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I think that's a good idea. Perhaps we can go one better and migrate their questions to OpenData.SE.

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    $\begingroup$ OK, seeing how the voting is going and not reading any objections, I made the change. For it to take effect another moderator must "de-activate" the current version and approve the new one. $\endgroup$
    – whuber Mod
    Commented Oct 7, 2014 at 19:47

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