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If someone asks "What is the intuition behind the idea that for linear regression, ...", does the answer have to be only about the linear regression?

Since this question asks for an intuition behind the idea: What is the intuition behind the idea that for linear regression, the number of observations should exceed the number of parameters? I ...
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What is the proper way to delete your own answer?

There are times when I answer here -- but, upon further reflection, it is clear that I'm not the best person to answer the question (because of lack of expertise or just confusion about the question). ...
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Should quote only answers be treated like link only answers?

As the question suggests, I'm unsure of what to do with flagged answers that only have a quotation and no other commentary. For context, I came across a review today with this answer, which fits this ...
Shawn Hemelstrand's user avatar
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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 a sole answer with a down vote worse than no answer at all?

I was the only responder to a question recently. The question betrayed some misunderstandings on the part of the asker, and while my response was accurate, respectful and responsive, it also asked and ...
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How do I see my deleted answers?

It's happened a few times that I recall writing an answer on a topic but can't find it later. I think it happens when the question was deleted -- for example, if the answer has score 0 and the user ...
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If you misunderstand the question, should you delete your answer?

When users struggle for appropriate jargon, I often misunderstand what they're after. I feel like if I had a dental appliance, I could encourage more precise questions on this site. Nonetheless, I do ...
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Bad behaviour from a moderator has a negative impact on the community

Moderator behavior is a very crucial point for a community. This means that such people have to be evaluated in a very strict manner. All the time. Otherwise they tend to derange and misuse their ...
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Why was an answer considered off-topic and when it was deleted?

One of my recent answers got deleted while it got scoring of +12/-2 and for some time it was the accepted answer. I would consider this scoring to be rather positive. The answer that got deleted ...
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When should answers be self-deleted?

I'm new here. Yesterday (my time) I answered this question. In the subsequent micro-discussion that took place in the comments, discovered that I had, in fact, misread the intent of the question, and ...
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