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Dealing with "do my professional work for me" questions?

There has been some discussion on CV Meta of how to deal with homework questions and also job-related questions. Either can be unreasonable in certain cases, but the latter really annoy me, since they ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2015

The dawn of a new year, 2015, now approaches, or has already approached, either way it means that it is now time to reset our Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community ...
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What's the best way to answer "my neural network doesn't work, please fix" questions?

I've observed that we tend to get a number of questions in the vein of "I'm training a neural network and the model is not effective (for some definition of effective). Please help me fix it.&...
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How to ask question related to the use of R?

Given the place of the R software in applied statistics, we expect that questions related to this statistical package will regularly come on this site, as has been done in the past. As a follow-up on ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Shall we add "this is just a software question" to our default close reasons?

Our community-modifiable default off-topic close reasons are Self-study questions (including textbook exercises, old exam papers, and homework) that seek to understand the concepts are welcome, but ...
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Shouldn't CV be a valid resource on how to implement non-trivial statistical models in different software?

Currently the Help Center > Asking states that questions are on-topic if they're about "statistical analysis, applied or theoretical", and whenever it's about programming "if it needs statistical ...
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Defining clearer house rules on software-related questions

Given the various issues regarding handling of software-related questions (see here for one jumping-off point), can we curate a set of house rules that encapsulates what Question the community would ...
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Is this question really not related to "Statistical Analysis"?

Below question has been closed on Statistical Analysis web site. Is this really not a question for this site? I guess it the same as we ask Visual Studio question on stackoverflow, windows/mac ...
Ramesh Soni's user avatar
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Algorithms apparently off-topic: should we edit the help page?

Our help page What topics can I ask about here? says:– If your question is about Programming, ask on Stack Overflow. If the language is statistically oriented (such as R, SAS, Stata, ...
Scortchi - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Redirecting "looking for package in R" to SO

I noticed that multiple questions that ask about R packages are voted to migrate to SO (I also do this). This is consistent with the fact that CV is not about programming. On the other hand, "I am ...
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Extract software-specific default close reason

Almost four years ago there was a discussion on Meta that lead to formulating the "not about statistics" default close reason description as following: This question appears to be off-topic because ...
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How to ask a good [references] question?

It's very common for users to want to find references about a specific topic in machine learning, statistics, or probability. Often, these questions start from a place where the user doesn't know what ...
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Is it appropriate for mods to redact community discussions to reflect their views?

I've been informed by @whuber that a comment I made on over a year ago about a topic that is still important and contentious to the Cross Validated community will be deleted. Moreover, he notified me ...
russellpierce's user avatar
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Computing questions: ggplot2

Pursuant to the recent apparent consensus (How much programming here?) that this site should accept some questions on programming statistical computations, I would like to inquire whether the site ...
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