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How should we deal with obvious homework questions

When this site takes off, we will get a number of homework questions that can be spotted a mile off. Should we Just down vote them and not answer them. Provide helpful hints Make a note in the FAQ ...
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6 answers
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How to answer R questions

It's inevitable that we will get lots of R questions in this forum. Should we: Bounce them all to SO Answer all questions, even when it's clearly programming and not statistics. Answer the question ...
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6 answers
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Should we allow more computing questions

I've been thinking about whether this site should incorporate more computing questions. I think the current position of this site can be summarised by this question (which I asked!). Why change I ...
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8 answers
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What typographic support is available to support display of statistical formula?

There will be occasions when it would be useful to be able to include a statistical formula within a question, answer, or comment. How is this supported?
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How much programming here?

Of course in context of R-versus-Clojure, I felt it needs external discussion. So, I believe that there are two possible sorts of such questions: An algorithmic question like, "How to implement X?" ...
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2 answers
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Is machine learning a part of statistical analysis?

The is always a disputable thing, especially within "pure statisticians". I personally think they are inevitable connected. In a practical view, it would generate a lot of questions, and making a ...
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16 votes
3 answers
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Should we encourage downvoters to leave a comment for their downvote?

I am of the opinion that we should encourage downvoters to leave a comment as to why they downvoted. This is particularly important for questions as without a comment it is hard for the OP to figure ...
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6 votes
5 answers
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How should we include paper references?

I recently included a few paper references in my answers (in the MCMC convergence question, for instance). Should we include footnotes with the full citation when we reference papers? That might be ...
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Are probability questions on-topic?

The FAQ gives: Statistical Analysis - Stack Exchange is for statistical analysis, data mining, machine learning, data visualization and statistical computing. So, are questions about probability ...
Douglas S. Stones's user avatar
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Should we start maintaining a community FAQ?

The official FAQ is intentionally minimal and concerned with how the site works. In comments, we often point to questions on this meta site for guidelines, etc. Taking a page from the SO/meta-SO ...
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What resources should I review before I ask a basic question?

In conjunction with a possible FAQ, I'm adding this as a CW to collect resources that users with basic questions can refer to prior to posting questions. What are references that you have found ...
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14 votes
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Should our FAQ include information about answering questions?

(Preliminary question: Is our FAQ editable at this point? If so:) I have recently started being more active in reviewing. Mostly, of course, you review a new user's first questions, and are often ...
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Data mining forum

Hi all, shouldn't there be a "Data mining" subforum on stackexchange?
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The 7 Essential Meta Questions

As we are coming half way the private beta we should start discussing and preparing some things for the general public to come in. This question is mainly meant to show how far we are with "The 7 ...
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About bibliographic entries found throughout the Q&A wiki

Are there any policies regarding bibliographic entries and/or link to online articles? There are many references circulating along the answers provided in this Q&A website, and I think they will ...
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