Linked Questions

11 votes
5 answers
258 views

How can we encourage new users to edit their closed posts?

New or inexperienced users are sometimes faced with their question (or answer) being closed without any detailed feedback, or even without any comments on their post. While this is definitely the way ...
Ute's user avatar
  • 2,600
31 votes
1 answer
689 views

My upvoting policy

Some time ago I decided to employ a policy for upvoting the questions: When I answer the question, it means that it was worth answering, so I automatically upvote it. There are some minor exceptions ...
Tim's user avatar
  • 139k
-8 votes
3 answers
265 views

Answering a question other than the one that is asked

There are a few topics on this site (unbalanced data, up-weighting, accuracy, F1 score, precision/recall etc) that whenever a user asks a question regarding one of these methods/metrics, a few high ...
astel's user avatar
  • 1,528
1 vote
1 answer
47 views

Why can I only delete 5 of my questions per day?

I've thought better of more than 5 of my questions. They are better-suited to being answered outside SE. I started to delete them and discovered there was a 5-per-day limit. What is the motivation ...
Galen's user avatar
  • 8,974
30 votes
1 answer
501 views

FAQ: Best Practices for Searching CV

Over the course of almost nine years, we have amassed a body of good answers to many clearly stated questions: one of our site's principal goals. To be useful, though, these answers have to be ...
26 votes
3 answers
583 views

"Help I have some data and need to analyse it what do I dooo?"

I have been on this stackexchange long enough now to see there is quite a lot of questions along the lines of: Help, I'm a data science intern/amateur statistician and I've been given a load of ...
Ingolifs's user avatar
  • 1,724
44 votes
7 answers
3k views

We have a very large & widening gap between questions and answers. How do we fix it?

Cross-validated is a question-and-answer site. I think it's worthwhile to ask "How well does this website serve people who ask (on-topic, answerable) questions?" To answer this question in a ...
Sycorax's user avatar
  • 91.8k
6 votes
2 answers
306 views

Why do time series questions get such a low response rate?

I know the response rate on this site is lower than most SE sites, but even taking that into account, the response rate to time series and forecasting related posts seems abysmal. Is there are reason ...
Skander H.'s user avatar
12 votes
3 answers
354 views

How specifically should we "provide hints" to self-study questions?

We get quite a number of self-study questions, and one common comment says that We'll provide hints to help you get unstuck. So... how specifically should we provide these hints? Should we write ...
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
26 votes
4 answers
858 views

2017 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 ...
Grace Note's user avatar
  • 101
4 votes
0 answers
39 views

Create template comments/answers [duplicate]

Expecially when reviewing First Posts or answers which are flagged as Low Quality because they are too short, I need to rewrite more or less exactly the same comment every time. Hi, welcome, read the ...
DeltaIV's user avatar
  • 18k
5 votes
1 answer
46 views

Magic links for tag wikis

In reviewing first posts, I often comment: Welcome to [stats.se]! Please take a moment to view our [tour]. In this comment, I am able to make use of the "magic ...
Tavrock's user avatar
  • 1,622
15 votes
2 answers
259 views

Should new users be allowed to provide questions similar to others?

Recently on CrossValidated I have found that new members may not have studied all the rules prior to asking their first question. I find that moderators and other users will quickly vote to close ...
Michael R. Chernick's user avatar
9 votes
7 answers
443 views

Should I add the self-study tag to a question that is copy-pasted from a book?

This question was asked earlier today https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/239640/simulation-problem-in-r#comment455733_239640. The text is copy-pasted from an Exercise from Introduction to ...
Firebug's user avatar
  • 19.3k
8 votes
2 answers
140 views

Should an OP's edit of their own question be accepted before their accounts are merged?

Basically I was looking around the queue and found this suggested edit: https://stats.stackexchange.com/review/suggested-edits/117203 It became obvious to me the user was having difficulties with ...
Firebug's user avatar
  • 19.3k

15 30 50 per page