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Email Blurb for Public Beta

Some of us will have the ability to announce the existence of this site via email listservs. Can we come up with an email blurb that we can use? I will write a sample email blurb as an answer. Feel ...
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Who should the moderators be? [LOCKED]

Based on the web-apps template, we should be choosing candidates to be our site moderators. Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user's profile so we can see their ...
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How should we include paper references?

I recently included a few paper references in my answers (in the MCMC convergence question, for instance). Should we include footnotes with the full citation when we reference papers? That might be ...
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Ideas and designs for posters

Once we're out of beta, I'd like to announce the site at work. There should be at least a few hundred potential users here. Mass emailing is frowned upon, so I would like to hang posters by the ...
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Tag rename suggestions

Which tags do you think should be renamed? Let's add here tag-rename requests as answers. We can vote up answers to indicate that we agree with that tag-rename request and use the comments to discuss ...
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The 7 Essential Meta Questions

As we are coming half way the private beta we should start discussing and preparing some things for the general public to come in. This question is mainly meant to show how far we are with "The 7 ...
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How much can we ask about Speech Recognition

I am wondering, what can we ask about speech recognition on this site. This question indicates that machine learning is very much included in the site. So how about the following questions: How do I ...
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Should community wiki questions that ask for a 'best of x' include example x in the question?

I think that community wiki that ask for a best x questions should include all possible candidats for x as answers to allow everyone to rank them. I don't see a good reason to have the x that the ...
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What to do with pure visualization questions?

We have the first of its kind, How to draw a threshold line. Especially this question fits best for User Interface (which is still on Area51), but it shows the problem.
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Algorithm related questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How much programming here? Consider the two questions below. I'm not sure why one was closed and other not. I think both are fine; I liked Suresh's answer to the closed ...
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How to write math equations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What typographic support is available to support display of statistical formula? I don't find how to write math equation. Why the functionnality of mathoverflow (latex ...) is ...
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How do we handle overlap with mathoverflow

This question is similar to the question "How to answer R questions" How to answer R questions but for math. Hence, if people ask math question, we can Bounce them all to MO Answer all questions, ...
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Can/should we streamline the tags on the main site?

I think it may be desirable to streamline the tags on the main site as much as possible before the site goes public. For example, there are tags such as 'data', 'dataset' etc which causes confusion ...
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Is “Real world usages” question offtopic?

Currently there is the question on the mainsite called Real world usages of statistical analyses What is your opinion. Should we allow this kind of questions or not. The question is: Where do ...
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Don't use possibly-offtopic tag

Currently 3 questions are tagged possibly-offtopic. Why is this done? The close votes will show what we think what is offtopic and the discussion will be done here. The tags are used to give useful ...
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Should we close questions that can be easily answered by Wikipedia or Google?

Suppose, someone asks a question that can be answered very easily by using either a textbook or Wikipedia or Google etc. (See this question for an example). Should we close this type of question? My ...
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How to ask basic statistical analysis questions?

I am very new to statistical analysis and so I have a feeling that a lot of what is going to be discussed here will be over my head. Just graduating from college, I'd really like to continue learning ...
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Is there an issue with the number of views?

I don't know if it is because it takes time (the cache thing) or if it is really an issue, but has anyone else noticed that the number of views is not giving an accurate measure of the number of times ...
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Modeling vs. Modelling tag

Already there are two tags for this ("Modeling" and "Modelling"). Should we, very early on, decide on one tag and try to edit posts in order to keep consistency and better searching?
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How much programming here?

Of course in context of R-versus-Clojure, I felt it needs external discussion. So, I believe that there are two possible sorts of such questions: An algorithmic question like, "How to implement X?" ...
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Should we tag “best-of” lists with “best-of”?

I think that these subjective list questions are useful, so it would be nice to have a separate tag for them (as in this example: What is the best introductory Bayesian statistics textbook?).
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What should our site be called? / What should our domain name be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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Should we allow “best of” lists as community wiki?

I asked this question What is your favorite data visualization blog? which is essentially just allowing people to list and rank their favorites. Should this be allowed?
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Is machine learning a part of statistical analysis?

The is always a disputable thing, especially within "pure statisticians". I personally think they are inevitable connected. In a practical view, it would generate a lot of questions, and making a ...
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How should we deal with obvious homework questions

When this site takes off, we will get a number of homework questions that can be spotted a mile off. Should we Just down vote them and not answer them. Provide helpful hints Make a note in the FAQ ...
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What advantages does this site have over Metaoptimize?

Metaoptimize has been around for a few weeks and has accumulated a reasonably good set of questions, answers and users. What does this site have to offer, to differentiate itself from Metaoptimize?
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What should our FAQ contain?

In line with the link to the 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta above. What should our FAQ contain?
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How to answer R questions

It's inevitable that we will get lots of R questions in this forum. Should we: Bounce them all to SO Answer all questions, even when it's clearly programming and not statistics. Answer the question ...

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