Questions tagged [etiquette]

Etiquette is the norms and standards of accepted behavior and politeness in our community

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If someone answered my question outside CV, can I post the answer myself and accept?

I asked a question on CV and linked it to an author of a paper. They are not on CV, but gave me an answer. Is it OK to post it as an answer, as long as I say who it is from and that it isn't my own ...
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Can (should) I delete a question that gained no attention to re-create it with a simpler formulation?

I recently made a question that gathered no attention: Bootstrap and numerical optimization of statistic. I think I've come up with a much simpler and to-the-point way of asking the same thing (...
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Is there a way to solicit Cross Validated users to Commit to a proposed Operations Research and Analytics site (in Area 51)?

An "Operations Research and Analytics" site for Stack Exchange has been proposed https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/121892/operations-research-and-analytics, and is now in need of enough ...
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How do we encourage better participation from problem users?

There is, I feel, a problem user whose participation in this site is pretty appalling. They use the comments to lob out weak, critical remarks that aren't entirely rude/abusive nor off-topic, but show ...
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How to deal with this interesting but convoluted question

In this question we encounter two problems: Differing p-values car::Anova, anova & post hoc in logistic regression One problem is about differences between the single p-value for an anova test ...
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Does this question violate any of the community rules?

I'm new to Cross Validated SE. I've asked this question and got 2 down votes. So, I'm asking if it was an off-topic question or if there is a better way to ask it.
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How are people asking and answering their same question within minutes?

I came upon this question which I thought was an interesting probability question and a detailed answer so I upvoted both. What are the mean and variance of a 0-censored multivariate normal? Then I ...
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Odd upvoting pattern? [duplicate]

I haven't been very active on the site lately. In the past several days I've noticed that very old crusty answers of mine have been getting upvoted what seems like an atypical amount. Is anybody ...
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Is it WRONG to 'tip the scales' toward certain answer POVs with a bounty?

Would it accord with community norms to offer a bounty with the intention of stimulating new answers to a question, coming from certain perspectives that one regards as neglected on CV? For example, ...
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Do you have a right to downvote just because the question is not under your interest?

I know how many questions are posted to this website per second. Some questions are repeated or even not clear. However, I experienced that some questions have already had a down vote and I see that ...
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Is it a good idea to leave an explanatory comment after flagging a question for migration to another SE site?

If I flag a question because I think it's more about programming than about statistics, does it make sense to leave a comment explaining why I think so? I usually don't do that (I don't flag and then ...
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Are CV participants too harsh on naive questioners? [duplicate]

Not sure why, but lately I've noticed that many questions are being downvoted, not because they are "off-topic," but because the CV observers felt the question wasn't clear enough. Is this sort of ...
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Include someone's comment to your answer, in your answer

If you provide an answer, and someone comments on it with another piece of evidence in favor of your answer, but different, is it appropriate to include that comment in your answer and recognize the ...
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What is the protocol or etiquette for pinging users in Ten Fold?

CV gives practically unfettered access to renowned experts in the field in a democratic setting that would have been unthinkable in the not so distant past. Incredibly, in many cases, this is even ...
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When re-tagging old threads, how many should one do at once?

Sometimes we decide to take care of confusing tags and this involves manual re-tagging. We all agree that one should only start mass re-tagging old threads after it has been discussed & approved ...
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Multiple answers to same question?

Is it acceptable for a single user to post more than one answer for the same question? Or should all answers be consolidated to a single post? For example, in this question I had posted an initial ...
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Editing questions: dos and don'ts

What is the etiquette for editing questions? How much is it OK to modify? What are the guidelines and what are the limits? I am concerned that once a question has been edited, the difficulties facing ...
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Etiquette for answering old questions addressed in comments?

Lately I've been perusing old, unanswered questions when I have a few minutes. I come across ones like this one, where the question is more or less fully addressed in the comments. Since these are ...
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The editing of “thanks very much” at end of posts [duplicate]

Whenever I make a post on a stack exchange account, over any of my accounts, I will almost always write "thanks very much for any help" at the end. This frequently gets edited out, I was wondering why?...
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Is it appropriate to offer a second bounty when the first one has expired with no answer?

I'm wondering if it's against site rules or some unwritten stats.stackexchange.com etiquette. If it's not I'm wondering if it's considered to be appropriate (in the sense of wise) to make a second ...
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Is there a way to protect against unreasonable downvoting

I have been downvoted on 5 answers this morning, the downvotes occurring in a batch with no comments left. The obvious conclusion is that some user decided for whatever reason to pick on me. Can you ...
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Is it wrong to ask a user to accept an answer?

As a newer user, I am uncertain if the community norms here in CV are different than on Math.SE. There, it appears to be acceptable to ask a user to accept/upvote an answer in cases such as your ...
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What's the best thing to do about rudeness in questions / comments?

I'm thinking of this exchange here Finding the best two predictor variables used conjointly, and levels of each - both in the comments on the original question (and now in the edits to the question) ...
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Are jokes, caricatures and the sort appropriate?

While fun, these kind of posts distort the reputation system; They credit their authors with disproportional rankings, not due to professionalism.
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Is it OK to downvote newbies?

Since I'm still quite new to the site, I just wanted to poll what the general consensus is on voting down questions from people with very low rep. As an example, I don't think the OP from this ...