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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What to do when one's exact question is previous posted with inconsistency in the answers?

I was curious about this exact question: What are the advantages of ReLU over sigmoid function in deep neural networks? Reading through there seems to be some confusion, mainly from user Alex R., who ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Two good questions (with good answers) about fitting after cross validation: to which should we point the dupes?

These two questions answer are very similar, and each has a good, highly upvoted, accepted answer: How to choose a predictive model after k-fold cross-validation?, and Training with the full dataset ...
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Why this question is tagged off-topic?

I just realised that my question has been tagged off-topic and closed. Could please somebody let me know why? From my point of view, the question is quite clear, relevant and to the point. Edit: ...
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Preventing minor stylistic edits on old, duplicated posts (or not pushing those posts at the top of the feed)

(Related to this question, which refers to users editing their own questions to make it appear at the top of the feed) I just reviewed about 5-6 suggested edits which were all the same: the user ...
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Beta regression 0/1 duplicates

I noticed that we have three threads which appear to address the exact same topic. Can someone with expertise in this area make a recommendation of which questions should be closed as a duplicate of ...
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What could be the possible reasons behind people posting substantial questions in CV chatroom?

I know that asking questions in chat is bad, discouraged, doesn't give proper chance to clarify doubts, bypasses quality control and undermines the purpose of the site itself. But could someone, ...
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My question was closed, why? [closed]

I'd like to know why my question (Quadratic terms in glmer) was closed here. I think my question is not off-topic because it's about statistics and not about the programming itself. My question is ...
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Why was the question closed?

The post, General expression for $\hat \beta_1$ in multiple linear expression is asking for a closed form expression of part of the coefficient vector in a linear regression model. Nevertheless it has ...
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Isn't a question about identifying whether a variable is discrete or continuous on-topic?

(Edit: It's auto-deleted now...) I believe this post How to find whether the variable is discrete or continuous where appropriate? is on topic. The subject is inherently statistical and identifying ...
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Why are Cross Validated users using the avatar “Reinstate Monica”?

I have seen the question asked by S. Kolassa describing Monica Cellio and the fact that she was mysteriously removed from Stack Overflow. I have also learned from that question that several CV users ...
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networks, social-networks and graph-theory tags

It looks to me like these three tags have a lot of overlap between them - so much that maybe we should to make them synonyms, remove one (or two?) of them or something. The tag descriptions seem ...
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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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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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Is it time for an independent Statistics Q&A website? How can we be more independent? #STEXIT #WhoOwnsTheInternet

There has been recent turmoil on StackExchange (relating to various issues) and there are thoughts rising that it might be better for the community to be more independent from the commercial side of ...
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I am suspending my activity as a moderator

It is difficult for me to write this. I regret suspending my activity in this way. However, I cannot continue at present with the ongoing situation and Stack Exchange's actions (or lack thereof). ...
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What to do if we need to update a question if there's already answering effort?

I put a lot of effort into a question about difficulties in reproducing a specific algorithm. I got stuck in one step, was able to (probably) find a solution myself, but got stuck again in a next step....
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What should the description for our general chat room be?

Our general chat room is Ten fold. We sometimes describe it as being, "just for gossip and grumbles". People occasionally ask substantive statistics or machine learning questions there, and we often ...
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FYI: A second apology from SE has been posted

An apology to our community, and next steps A good sign. Hopefully they will follow through well and all mods who have resigned will return, assuming they want to. Glen_b has already referred to ...
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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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what is an answer versus a comment to a self-study question

We don't just post answers to self-study questions where we give the proof of whatever the OP is asking. I think this is a good policy. However, that seems to mean that any post in response to a self-...
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Is there a way to bump questions asked by other users?

This question seems to handle if its one's own post : Is there a polite /accepted way of "bumping" up questions? I'm wondering about what the best approach is if I see an old question that ...
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Usage guidance for software-specific tags

Our usage guidance for the r tag is nice and clear: Use this tag for any on-topic question that (a) involves R either as a critical part of the question or ...
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If I didn't get an answer about statistics on math.stackexachange should I post duplicate on stats.stack?

I asked a question on math.stackexchange.com and I didn't receive any answer. Can I post it on stats.stackexchange? The question is from category statistics, numerics and algorithms.
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New tag for ethics? Or is there already a tag which can be used?

There are some questions on site which are also about professional ethics. Some examples: Ethics of publishing covariate matrix, Likert Scale - Treatment of Neutral or Mid-Point of 5-Pt Scale (and ...
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Is Cross Validated an appropriate place to ask for examples of meta-analysis done well?

I'm teaching myself how to do meta-analysis, and as a beginner to the subject I would like to read journal article examples of meta-analysis done well. It's easy enough to find examples of meta-...
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Can a question classified as community wiki be rolled back to a standard question?

Does LASSO suffer from the same problems stepwise regression does? is a well-received cromulent question I asked in June. The question has received several helpful comments pointing to insightful ...
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Quant.SE is no longer in Beta. Can we add it as a migration target?

Occasionally we get questions with no statistical content, such as Return on bonds and stocks So our choices are to either close as off-topic or migrate. But right now, only a mod could migrate ...
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Are new answerers feeling like they “speak into the void”? And can we help?

It is known that CV has a large and growing number of unanswered questions. If that is to improve, increasing the number of people who answer questions and/or help clean up (downvote, edit, comment) ...
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What is the difference between crossvalidated and data science? [duplicate]

I often have to choose where to post a question and since Crossvalidated is present for a while, I stick with this site. But is there any separataion?
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Asking about which hypothesis testing technique? - My question is on hold

How should my question be rephrased such that you will reopen it? 3+ dependent variables, which test for measuring dependency? I'm essentially trying to figure out how to show the relationship ...
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Why is my question still on hold?

Edit (for completeness) The discussion was about a question I asked that was put on hold. The reasons for closure and what is needed to reopen the question is answered in the many comments below. ...
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Is it on topic for a question to ask for a canonical example?

I want to ask a question with the title Is there a canonical example demonstrating the difference between predictive and explanatory models? I have ideas about the body of this question, with some ...
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Why is my question “Can a human be intellectual property?” still closed? [closed]

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: Can a human be intellectual property? Why is it still closed?
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Do we have a canonical thread that explains how to interpret 2- and 3-way interactions?

There are a number of questions posted by new users asking how to interpret basic linear model output with interactions. An example from just now: One main effect is positive while other is negative ...
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Should we de-synonymize dummy-variable-trap and categorical-encoding?

Sorry for bringing this up again. I created a dummy-variable-trap tag yesterday. As I wrote, I was doubtful that synonymizing it to categorical-encoding is helpful. By now I am not doubtful any more:...
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Do we need a “dummy variable trap” tag?

To be honest, I was not even aware of the term "dummy variable trap" until a few days ago, but it seems like the term is popping up more and more frequently at CV (note chonological ordering). Do we ...

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