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Looking for Alternative Stats Forum [closed]

Apparently my questions aren't in-line with the kinds of topics that get replies here. I get upvotes, but no helpful answers or comments. Can someone recommend some alternative sites? Currently, I'm ...
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Current tag synonym candidates

Please post your tag synonym suggestions as new answers in this thread, one answer per suggestion. Upvote answers where you believe that the suggested tags should be made synonyms, and downvote ...
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Has any methodological research begun with a CrossValidated question?

Are there any publications that were motivated by a CrossValidated post? Was the site acknowledged? Is there a badge for that?
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Problems with editing posts started very recently

Very recently there is problems with editing old posts, well, not only old, last night I could not finishing a new answer so left the answer box overnight, and in the morning the editing misbehaves (...
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Could the “Statistical Anecdotes” thread be reopened as a Community Wiki?

I recently stumbled across the popular Most Famous Statisticians thread, which remains open as a Community Wiki. Some comments in the thread suggest that it was necessary to convert it to a Wiki to ...
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Review queue comments and edits on first posts

I have been using the review queue for the last couple of weeks. I have mostly been reviewing first posts. Often I will see a first post where the OP needs to give some more information before anyone ...
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I Request My Post is Re-Opened [closed]

My post is here: How can I test whether a single categorical variable significantly changes a linear regression model (0.05 level), without using the F test? I have written a very clear, short, ...
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What to do when an answer is wrong, but a comment box is too small?

Sometimes a user offers an Answer which can be proven false, but the proof doesn't fit in the comment box. Is there a best practice for pointing this out? (I'm explicitly not asking about differences ...
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“Absolute value” tag

We have a number of questions on absolute values of random variables, e.g. Expected value of the absolute standardized t distribution (this is what motivates this question) What is the expectation of ...
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Can we ask for an intuitive explanation on Machine Learning/Deep Learning topics?

Can we ask for an intuitive explanation of models, algorithms, and topics related to Machine Learning/Deep Learning topics? Like - Intuitive Explanation of "AutoEncoders" or "...
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Should we have some interactive games or tools about statistics and data science? If yes, Suggest game or tool ideas

In my opinion, such game should exist To learn basics of statistics and improve basic concepts. To improve site traffic. We can add those games beside the chat window, or as a sidebar beside main ...
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Can we ask questions related to R Programming?

Questions related to programming/coding is mostly related to Stackoverflow. R is a programming language for statistical computing. Can we ask questions related to R-programming??
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Redirect questions to datascience.stackexchange.com?

I just came across this question: GPU vs TPU for convolutional neural networks (NLP), which seems more suited to datascience.stackexchange.com/ - than CrossValidated. Under "This question belongs ...
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Top $k$ List of Reasons to Close a Question Immediately

This is intended to be a "humorous and friendly thread on how to ask a horrible question" (amoeba) which can help new users understand how to write good questions. We hope you will ...
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Should we reduce the vote threshold for closing questions?

Currently, it takes 5 close votes from users with the vote-to-close privilege ($\ge3000$ reputation), or 1 vote from a moderator, to close a question. If the question is being closed as a duplicate ...
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Question closed, user asks it again

I made an interesting observation today. A user asked a question which was closed some time later, because the question needed more focus. As I scroll up, I see the same question being asked again ...
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I object to the closing of the following question

I see no other forum to raise this, so I'm raising it here. Question: Is there any consensus or literature on the proportion of font parameters within plots? I feel that this is a reasonable thing to ...
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Why was my flag declined while the question was closed for the flag reason?

I flagged this post as "needs details or clarity"; my flag was declined, while the question was closed as such. Am I missing something?
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Should trivial (bordering on (if not outright) ideological) edits to post be acceptable?

I don't intend this to be directed at the Mod and User in question, but this instance has me questioning what kinds of edits to posts are acceptable here. See this recent edit to a post of mine. It is:...
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Can we ask questions related to deep learning/AI?

This question appears to be off-topic because EITHER is not about statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data mining, or data visualization, OR it focuses on programming, debugging, or ...
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Has anyone else noticed a inflection point in their scores?

My activity on CV has not changed drastically over the past year or so, but I have noticed that lately, the past few months, I'm getting significantly more upvotes on my historical posts. Looking at ...
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Misunderstanding mark as duplicate question

My question1 has been marked "duplicate"2-4 and closed. I believe it's a misunderstanding, since the other question my question has been associated with is different. The other question asks why a ...
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Examples from http://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations

I've found a site about "spurious correlations", namely: http://www.tylervigen.com/spurious-correlations Questions about examples (1 example -> 1 question) from the site are on topic?
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Is there a way to compile an ordered list of questions/answers that would form a tutorial for learning Statistics from scratch?

Is there a way to automatically compile a list of questions/answers ranked from easy to hard that would form a tutorial for learning Statistics from scratch? Currently SE is a Q&A site, but it ...
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“graph neural networks” tag?

We have tags for convolutionconv-neural-network and recurrent rnn networks, so I thought it might also be a good idea to have a graph-neural-network tag, since I've seen a fair number of such ...
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Specificity of question vs near-duplicates?

Scenario In this question I ask for a solution that could be solved by selecting some distribution that satisfies some specified criteria and calculating the/a quantile position in python. For every ...
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Inappropriate ad in sidebar

Just now (but I have seen it earlier, and even clicked on it. It must be false) this ad appeared What to do?
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The “mixture” vs. the “compound-distributions” tags

TL;DR: I have added a tag wiki and an excerpt to compound-distributions. The excerpt notes that these are also known as "mixtures", but that that term also has other uses. I have included a warning ...
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How can I find questions that are easy enough so that I can answer them?

I have been a huge fan of Cross Validated. This community has helped me learn mathematical statistics through a self-study- although it's hard to say that I self-taught myself with such amazing ...
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Internet Support for Statistics Software

A discussion in fall 2010 considered the extent to which purely software-related questions would be welcome on this site. It didn't really reach a conclusion, but one useful suggestion that arose is ...
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Where can I ask questions about “operations research”?

Where should questions about operations research be asked? Is cross validated appropriate or are other sites within SE network better suited? I have had a look at https://www.or-exchange.org/...
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Could stats stack exhange invest more money into the stats area, so more questions get answered

could you not hire a few data scientists to answer more questions, ,in stack overflow, this rate is much much higher..
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Dark Mode - Why/why not?

At Stack Overflow they have implemented the option to view the site in Dark Mode. Should we not at Cross Validated have the option of a Dark Mode like they have on Stack Overflow?
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Did I ask questions on Simpson's or Berkson's Paradox over 30 days ago?

I'm not referencing Berkson's Paradox: How does pregnancy affect time for AIDS to emerge from women with HIV?; did I ask other such questions now deleted?
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Reopen mean of interval censored data question

This question was closed as being too vague. I disagree (and voted to open). I wanted to quickly explain why I think this is a well posed question, or at the least it suggests an important ...
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How to improve the purity of the question

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: How to incorporate the uncertainty of the model coefficients in the prediction interval of a multiple linear regression So what information is needed (...
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New tag for the “Bayes theorem”

Shall we create a separate tag for the "Bayes theorem"? It is one of the crucial cornerstones of bayesian statistics and statistics overall. I find 1095 questions treating this topic.
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Is it OK to ask for the CV community to review my answer to a post?

I responded to this post regarding EM vs. Deep Learning, with an answer, which is to the best of my knowledge a textbook answer to the question (Full disclosure, I have a solid background in neural ...
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Are there questions on the modeling of the COVID-19 epidemic?

I'm a bit surprised that this seems to be the only spot of the Internet which hasn't been taken by storm by the COVID-19 infodemic (not necessarily a bad thing). Am I right, or has there been a raise ...
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Effect of actions done in protest to the SE company on site analytics

It's now been almost 6 months since the community has become widely aware of practices by the greater StackExchange company which a lot of people have disagreed with. There has been a lot of ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Incorrect use of the reliability tag, we need a more informative tag name?

The reliability tag is meant for reliability of measurements, but today https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/414520/calculating-failure-rate-with-some-failure-cause-data-being-vague (and ...
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Frequent homework spam

Did you noticed that recently multiple homework questions are posted? Just a few examples: https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/138093/question-in-following-pictures https://stats.stackexchange....
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Should we have a close reason like 'low value/level or trivial question'

It is nice that people can ask questions and get answers to whatever question they have. However, we tend to close and deleted questions when they are out of the bounds of the website (not interesting ...
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Reinstate Monica

Monica Cellio has called for Stack Overflow to address what they did to her: Stack Overflow is doing me ongoing harm; it's time to fix it! A number of users have changed their username to "Reinstate ...
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Why not open the “r”, “spss” and “stata” tags to questions pertaining to these software?

I'd argue that this community are probably the best fit community to answer questions on R, Stata, SPSS, etc. but currently these are deemed "non-statistical questions" and closed. These programs are ...
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Has the rate of unanswered questions risen in the last year? [duplicate]

Disclaimer: I haven't been very active the last year, and I didn't perform a statistical analysis on actual CV traffic data, thus I may definitely be wrong. However, I have the impression that the ...
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Brainstorm: Should we collaborate with an alternative Q&A website? (and how?)

This question is a bit of an open discussion and on the edge of off-topic too broad, but I place it anyway since it is about an interresting development (and people may change/improve the question to ...
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Would it be silly to acknowledge CV in a manuscript?

If CV sets up my model for me/verifies my model and my department's statistician agrees with the model after the fact, wouldn't it be fair to credit CV and the statistician in the manuscript? Would ...
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Moderator resignation

Additional update: My diamond was removed something in the ballpark of an hour ago, as per my request from last week. Thanks for your understanding, everyone. Some updates: (1) I signed this letter....

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