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Community Ads for 2021

We're almost halfway through 2021, and in case you missed it, Community Promotion Ads are gonna be a bit different this time! TL;DR: submit and vote for ad proposals before August 2nd! What are ...
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Fix a typo in [restricted-boltzman-machine] (RBM) tag

There is a typo in the restricted-boltzman-machine tag. Boltzmann is spelled with a double n but the tag currently has a single n. From this Meta post I got the impression the moderators can fix typos ...
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3-vote close - how's it going?

Part of understanding the impact of three-vote closure is to understand what impact it's having on y'all. I'd like to ask anyone who feels up to it to write an answer to this question and to tell us ...
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Deleting self-study questions after asking?

What is (or should be) the policy on deleting self-study questions after getting help? Context. This question is prompted by whuber's remark on someone's self-study question: How would this Markov ...
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How to make the question about the relation between statistics and set theory clearer?

Question in question: Is there any relation between intersection in set theory and correlation in statistics? It is closed as lacking details or clarity. According to one mod, the question "might ...
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Why has the following question been determined to be a self-study question which violates self-study policy?

I did not originally ask the question below that was closed, but would appreciate some clarity so I can better understand SE Q&A policies. The generic reason given for closure was that it was off-...
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what's the error in posting this question although it is statistics based?

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: Diagnostic Plots Doubt
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Nice $\LaTeX$ font for including function names or package names in questions [duplicate]

I have seen some nice $\LaTeX$ font for including function names or package names in questions. I cannot find any of them now and am looking for the name of the $\LaTeX$ font. This is probably not the ...
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Normalizing Flow ? Can somebody who knows about that write a tag wiki?

Question in title: normalizing-flow needs a tag wiki ...
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Does this question belong here or ELL?

I have the question below. I think it is more about statistics than English. Thus, it would belong here. However, one might argue that it has too little statistical substance to merit posting here, ...
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Question closed as duplicate of a totally different question

My question was closed as a duplicate of another question. I was asking for a formula, if any, to compute accuracy for a logistic regression without using a separate test set. For instance (I am just ...
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Improved a closed question to answer it, but it wasn't re-opened. What next?

I edited this question to make it more general and to be more clear about what the OP was asking. I also edited it so that I can provide a brief overview of what rate distortion theory is and to ...
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Difficulty finding an answer to a specific question and difficulty with wording

3 months ago I asked Probability Mass Function making the Truncated Normal Discrete I can't seem to get enough attention to get multiple attempts to answer the question probably because of my poor ...
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Should we include interview questions in “the self-study” category?

Currently, our "self-study" closure reason reads: Self-study questions (including textbook exercises, old exam papers, and homework) that seek to understand the concepts are welcome, but ...
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Is copying another's comment to an answer really an answer?

Here the mod has pasted another's comment as an answer. Transforming non-normal to normal distribution and back-transform I'm tempted to flag as "this should be a comment" because it's not a ...
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Help me frame a question on the relevance of the frequentist model to real world applications in a way that it's on topic on CV

It's been a long time since I've been active on CV and I don't want to botch it by asking an off-topic, opinion-based, or duplicate question. Here is my attempt: How to answer to critiques about the ...
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What shall we do about the survey tags?

We currently have the following survey-sampling with 161 questions and a wiki survey-weights with 138 qs, a wiki survey 974 qs, no wiki polling 45 qs, no wiki voting-system 21 qs, wiki It seems to me ...
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Should we replace the “data set request” with distinct “this is an off-topic software question” and “this is not about statistics” closure reasons?

This is a follow up to Should we retire the "data set request" closure reason? My interpretation of the votes and answers on that thread is that there is some support for retiring the "...
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Should we retire the “data set request” closure reason?

Our community has 3 custom closure options (self-study, either not stats or about software, data set requests), plus two immutable closure options (migration, other/leave a comment). Users with more ...
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Cross Validated Newsletter Feb 18 2021

Is it just me, or did anyone else not receive Newsletter for the Feb 18 ? Is there some way to get it ? Also I noticed in the last few newsletters that the "hits from previous week" section ...
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What does it mean that a user is unregistered?

In this user profile after their name is the tag "Unregistered". What does it mean, and what is different in comparison with a common (registered) user?
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What are some “best practices” for editing to improve a post?

We already have another excellent question on CV.SE setting out editing dos and don'ts, but that mostly focuses on the limitations that apply to editing other people's posts, rather than the substance ...
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Some tags need better names

I think that some tags need better names, and want to start out, but will ask here first about opinions and ideas. Distribution tags should have names ending in -distribution (there might be ...
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Would Cross Validated want Machine Learning Theory questions that are no longer on-topic for Stack Overflow?

Over time, a large number of machine learning questions have been asked and answered on Stack Overflow, amassing a significant amount of useful information. However, these questions are unfortunately ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Handling of cross-posted questions when flagged

I have been flagging questions that are cross-posted. Usually this leads to the question being closed; sometimes, my flag is marked helpful but no action is taken and the question is left open. Can ...
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default search for “unanswered questions”

I like to answer questions in my areas of interest. Just this week I learned that the "unanswered" really means "no answer selected" not "no answers at all". I now go ...
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Should Stats SE encourage RL questions to be asked on AI SE?

Reinforcement learning (RL) is currently on-topic here. However, Stats SE, as we all know, is more statistics-oriented, so there are users here that have no interest in RL, which is a framework for ...
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Improve Wiki for the `hypothesis-testing` tag

The hypothesis-testing tag is quite popular yet has a very brief Wiki. Extending it could be helpful. Unfortunately, I do not think I am knowledgeable enough to do a good job at it myself. Let this ...
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What do “moderator tools” consist of?

Once a CV participant has a reputation of 10,000, a threshold is reached which grants them access to moderator tools. Would someone describe what these tools enable that participant to do? Edit other ...
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Why is motivation important

Why should questions contain motivation and why does the absence of motivation make questions ambiguous? I wrote this question Probability Mass Function making the Truncated Normal Discrete and it was ...
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Is asking for help finding relevant research off topic?

I have trouble finding relevant research in a specific sub-field. Is it off topic for Cross Validated to either ask for such research or ask for help in finding it? How could I make it a better fit ...
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FAQ: How to search Crossvalidated [duplicate]

How to do effective search on Crossvalidated? Or, specific advice for how to search the web for statistics or machine learning? The intention is to make a FAQ-style question, for layout we could ...
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Tag [tag:image-segmentation] what is this?

Please, can somebody who follows image-segmentation or otherwise know what it is, write a tag wiki?
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Why is stats.stackexchange.com called Cross Validated, not Statistics Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

According to the Wikipedia page for "Cross Validation" : Cross-validation, sometimes called rotation estimation or out-of-sample testing, is any of various similar model validation ...
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I asked a question, got no answer, then worked it out and published it in a paper (not as the main result). Do I need to/should I cite the paper?

Bit of a weird question. A while ago I asked a question on Cross Validated and received no answers. I worked through the problem myself. This was part of some research I was doing which I then ...
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User changed display name to match a diamond moderator, high-rep user in the community

I just saw this and, since I'm not accusing anyone, I'm curious if deliberately changing username to match the username of a diamond moderator is within the rules of Stack Exchange.
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Is it worth checking dead links?

I for one posted several links (PDF or HTML files) in several answers of mine or in comments, and it appears that many are just dead. I can fix some of them here and there, but I wonder: Shall we just ...
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Copyright: Can we copy an image from an article and paste it into our questions / answers emphasising it belongs to the paper? [duplicate]

It may be a silly question but I was about to use an image from an article in order to support my post (citing the article / authors), but I don't know if is there some kind of copyright infringement ...
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Seeking guidance for ny questions that didn't receive a response

I wonder if there is a way that members could review a question to make it more answerable? I know that this is done to some extent already, but for my question (How to construct panel regression with ...
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wald-estimator tag: What is it?

What is Wald estimator? the tag wald-estimator has no wiki and unclear use, is it just a synonym for wald test, or something else? (some of the use should be retagged to wald-test.)
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Are privileges lost if reputations fall (below threshold) because of awarding bounty?

Since privileges are obtained after crossing respective thresholds, I was wondering do they also get taken away if reputations fall back, especially after awarding bounty, to a level below the ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Cross Validated's fifth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Answering old stackoverflow question that is of interest to Cross Validated

I recently came across the following question on Stackoverflow (after getting stuck on the same issue independently): https://stackoverflow.com/questions/60439187/why-grpreg-library-and-gglasso-...
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What happens if a question is given 6 flags?

Does the question get transferred to the moderator or is it removed by the system itself?
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Late answer in the review queue should be a comment

Going through the review queue I saw a late answer from a user that has 1 reputation. The answer should very much have been a comment, since it only pointed out a mistake the OP made in their ...
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Is there a preferred way to present R code?

I often find myself wondering about the best way to present R code, and output. The issue is in R itself, in the console, we will see this type of thing: ...
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Closing “software questions”

TL;DR: Recently, it seems to me like we have been a little trigger-happy about closing questions as "only about software/programming". I ask that we please ease off a bit. Our help page on ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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2020 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 ...

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