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Why there are no tags for score-test and nuisance parameter or wikipedia?

Why not add tags for Rao's score-test and nuisance-parameter? Some questions are about wikipedia.org definitions. Why not introduce a wikipedia.org tag?
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Increasing reputation needed for creating tags?

At present, the reputation threshold for creating new tags is at 300, making this accessible for relatively new and inexperienced users. A lot of new tags created now (2022) are unnecessary, or simply ...
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Improve "Similar questions" results when writing a question

I've noticed recently that when I write a new question such as this one, the "Similar questions" box just above the Body text entry box shows results that are similar, but they're similar ...
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Change tag 'metric' into 'metric-distance'

Many newcomer users incorrectly apply tag 'metric' (defined as a subclass of distances) to questions where word "a metric" is used by them simply as "a coefficient", "a ...
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How to change SE’s readability-destroying font?

SE made a change to their fonts which seriously impairs my ability to read the site today. Is there a setting or option to change this?
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Weighted vote mechanism

I have noted that the vote mechanism assign the same score for one vote up/down independently by the user score. In my opinion this is not fairly as high scored users has a deeper understanding of the ...
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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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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 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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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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Support for bibtex / ams citation exports from stats.SE Q/A

The ability to export a citation would make it easier for an author to cite a question or answer. It would also increase the percieved legitimacy (to editors and authors) of citing a stats.SE ...
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How do I attach articles to a question or response in Cross Validated?

I understand it's simple to post hyperlinks to articles within a post. However in some cases articles are no longer available online or are behind a paywall. Would it be possible for Stack Exchange ...
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What migration paths should we allow?

See this blog post from Jeff. I suggest we need to allow migration to StackOverflow (the programming questions) and math.stackexchange (the more mathematical questions). What other migration paths do ...
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Can CV bookmark index questions for which others are commonly closed as duplicates?

If you go to close a question as a duplicate, CV tries its best to "guess" which earlier question it may be duplicate of. Being statisticians, we are leery of the algorithm, and indeed matching on a ...
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What makes a question a duplicate and when should it be flagged?

My question is related to this post about duplicate questions and I hope it does not seem trivial: When can I be sure that a question is in fact a duplicate? I was wondering about this when I ...
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Can I suggest that a question be migrated to another stack exchange site?

I saw a question that belongs more to quantitative-finance.SE than to stats.SE. Is there a way to migrate questions across SE sites? If there isn't, is it appropriate to suggest the user ask on ...
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Improve closure-to-migrate voting

We often get questions that focus on how to do something using R (or Python, rarely SAS, MS Excel or others), with little to no statistical content. Such questions are off-topic and should be closed. ...
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Shouldn't up-voting be much more limited, at least for answers in very hot topics?

This topic is motivated from this question: Why is leave-one-out cross-validation (LOOCV) variance about the mean estimate for error high? The top answer starts with Oct 2015. My original answer ...
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Request for "Review suggested edits" page to render edited formulas

On the "review suggested edits" page, even when you choose the "rendered output" view, it will still show the raw TeX of the formula you edited. (Unedited formulas in the answer are rendered, though.)...
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How can one find tags with no wiki excerpts? How can one sort tags by recency?

In tags, there are options to see them by name or popularity or recency. For the first two, you can go through all the tags, but for recency, you can only see the most recent. It would be useful to be ...
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Would CV benefit from Documentation?

StackOverflow launched its beta-Documentation page about a year or two ago. The response there seems to be very positive. I am wondering if this site would benefit from something similar and what the ...
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Why is there no cite option on Cross Validated? [duplicate]

I just found that on the Physics Stack Exchange they have the option to cite answers and questions: As mentioned in this meta post, this option is also available for example on the Mathematics and ...
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Is there no cite tag to generate a bibtex MISC entry for answers on Cross Validated?

I would like to cite a response by whuber to generate correlated binomials: Generating correlated binomial random variables. On other sites in the SO family (math ones) you can generate a cite key ...
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Would it make sense to add Data Science SE to the list of suggested sites for migration of a question?

I just flagged: R solution for high performance and large datasets for closing since it's quite obviously off-topic (I can't really see as instructions for setting up a Spark server from R Studio ...
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Allow single-character edits in formulas

I have just came across the ingeniously enforced "small, single-character edits should be avoided" policy. I was trying to change a "$-$" in a formula into a "$+$". I succeeded after a prolonged fight ...
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Create template comments/answers [duplicate]

Expecially when reviewing First Posts or answers which are flagged as Low Quality because they are too short, I need to rewrite more or less exactly the same comment every time. Hi, welcome, read the ...
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Feature request for tracking votes for low rep users

I recently voted on a couple of questions and answers on CrossValidated. As I have 1 rep, my votes are not scored. However, I expected that my votes would show up on my profile action history so I ...
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Counting accepted answers towards tag badges

As far as I can tell, tag scoring (used as a counter towards a tag badge) measures score based on how many upvotes all answers under a certain tag have gathered. It ...
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Why is there no way to follow a question? [duplicate]

I frequently see questions that to which I do not know the answer but that I would like to know how to answer. On many websites there is a follow button next to where the "share", "edit", and "flag" ...
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Magic links for tag wikis

In reviewing first posts, I often comment: Welcome to [stats.se]! Please take a moment to view our [tour]. In this comment, I am able to make use of the "magic ...
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Is it possible to access the review queue from the mobile app?

I made a New Year's resolution of making more reviews 😆 as a way of giving back to the community. As per object, is it possible to make reviews from the mobile app? I haven't been able to access the ...
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Show reason for closure when reviewing questions for reopening

It would be helpful if the reopen review queue always explained why the questions were initially closed. When reviewing close votes, the system shows the reasons other reviewers gave for closing the ...
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An automatic filter that would detect bad questions when they are written and suggest ways to improve them

We have a corpus of "bad questions" with justification. Have we considered making a spam-filter-like pre-filter that can test the question for it's badness and suggest to the question writer "this ...
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How to follow a question?

Is there an option to follow a question asked by another user? I would like to get a notification every time a new comment or answer is posted.
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Customize criteria for automatic population to review queue?

I think we could dramatically improve the review queue process if we could auto-populate the queue with questions that are suspect for more refined reasons than currently exist. In the same vein as to ...
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Is there a reputation threshold for including pictures in questions (and answers)?

I am currently interacting with a new user who has a question I think is interesting. To move the discussion forward, he really needs to show a picture. Unfortunately, he can't do that yet. Somewhat ...
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Tag for comments that contain maieutic responses

I asked a question and got a maieutic question in response. After figuring out the answer myself I awarded answer credit to the person who put forth the effort to write the answer. While this ...
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In comments, why do SE-origin URLs not render as the title automatically?

In many places on SE, if you paste the URL of a question or answer, it is displayed as the title of the question/answer, rather than the URL. After I noticed this, I expected it to be the case ...
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Feature allowing to indicate answerer's confidence level

Sometimes I write answers and use fancy Greek letters which fools naive people to think that I am a Mathematician (which I am not). So I sometimes put a disclaimer in bold (e.g. Disclaimer: I am not ...
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Adding bounty to an already bountied question

There is a question with a +50 bounty and I realized I would like to add to that bounty to attract even more attention to it. As far as I understand that is not currently possible. I think it is a ...
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Nearly 40% of questions on Cross Validated are unanswered, is there a way to improve this?

Given the low answer rate on CV (62% based on current information) and discussions thereof, would it be possible to build a easy system to categorize questions, such that it becomes clear why they may ...
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Comments that are actually answers

Related discussion on Meta.SO. Is there some kind of way that comments that are in fact answers to questions be moved from a comment section into the answer section? Ideally the user who asks the ...
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Improve messaging on upcoming bounty expiration

I recently offered my first bounty on this question: Approaches to compare differences in means with differences in proportions? One user answered, and while I thought his answer was helpful, it ...
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When could a "tag" become a "stack exchange community"?

Initially, I will give you an example to understand my question: e.g., the tag r has many questions in the "Cross Validated" community, then sometimes new users ask ...
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Having a SO Careers in the drop down?

I have noticed the SO Careers tab in the drop down list of sites like ServerFault, etc As SO careers also have data scientists and analyts careers in them, would it be sensible if we also have that ...
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Modify colors for up-vote and down-vote arrow [duplicate]

I'm color blind, and I have a hard time distinguishing between the neutral and pressed up and down vote colors. I have already had my votes locked on a few questions by trying to up-vote them when ...
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Downvoting comments

A few months ago, I posted this question on the CV meta asking about why a flag for deletion that I added to a comment was declined. This question generated what I think was some very interesting ...
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Display tag excerpt on hover when editing questions?

While editing question, sometimes one needs to check that the correct tags are present. Sometimes one needs to check the tag information in order to say it is relevant or not. So, for checking ...
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Do we want tag warnings?

(Stolen shamelessly from Meta.AskUbuntu.) StackOverflow recently introduced "just in time" tag warnings. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time information to help them avoid ...
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I want to save it as a reference [duplicate]

There are some questions where both the question and answer are excellent. This is unsurprising, there are some excellent folks on cross-validated. I have a "library" where I store excellent and ...