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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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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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Uploading data to site?

Would it be possible to provide a facility to upload data, in a similar way that an image can be uploaded? For example, although small samples of data can be pasted into the question, it could be a ...
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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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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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What typographic support is available to support display of statistical formula?

There will be occasions when it would be useful to be able to include a statistical formula within a question, answer, or comment. How is this supported?
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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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Could 'r' tag be displayed as a capital 'R'?

Is there any chance of making the 'r' tage display as 'R'? I think it would make its meaning clearer. Must confuse newbies.
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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 ...
Lucas Roberts's user avatar
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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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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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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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How to save a draft version of a question?

Is it possible to save a draft version of a question, and if so how? The only options I'm aware of on SE are to either post the question (and perform consecutive edits) or discard (and lose the draft ...
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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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New interesting page: TagOverflow

There is a new interesting page, called TagOverflow (I came to it from math SE Meta). Its results for Cross Validated are here. Or, copied in here: For discussion here: What can this teach us ...
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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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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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How to print a Cross Validated question or answer?

While I respect, laud and enjoy Cross Validated questions' and answers' palimpsest-like qualities of being a dynamic and living documents, I have a need to print (or save to PDF) a static snapshot of ...
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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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Why doesn't CV offer tutorials?

If one purpose of the site is to promote good statistical practice, why are tutorials not part of our offerings? It seems many users could benefit from well-written tutorials on subjects such as ...
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Include 'asking for datasets' reason in the off-topic dialog

Since we have this rule very clear in our help center that questions asking for datasets are off-topic, could we include this reason in the off-topic dialog? The initial suggestion would be to ...
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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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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 ...
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
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Can we clarify the off-topic closing options?

Evidently, when we vote to close a question as off-topic and appropriate for Stack Overflow, the thread will not actually be migrated unless we select: ...
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A proposal to better serve new users

Cross Validated gets a lot of new users; perhaps other SE sites do as well, but I am not very familiar with them. These new users often do not do things the "CV" or "SE" way, through no fault of ...
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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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Bridge Moderators and an Increasing Trend of SO to CV Migration-worthy Questions [closed]

I've noticed that it is difficult to get questions migrated from SO to CV. I've already read that this doesn't occur often 'in the wild' but as 'Big Data' and 'Analytics' become trendy in the software ...
Meadowlark Bradsher's user avatar
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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.
Prometheus's user avatar
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Do we need to hide some lengthy content in answers or questions?

While reading some extended and not-so-short answers with graphs and codes I came to a common forum-like idea of hiding/showing an additional though probably useful content in the body of answers or ...
Dmitrij Celov's user avatar
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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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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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Upright greek letters

I was wondering if anyone knew how I could produce upright greek letters on stats.SE? In my documents, I usually do this using the $\LaTeX$ upgreek package. Edit I am uploading an image of what I ...
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Bibtex support in the answers or questions

See this answer. The poster uses bibtex syntax to give the references to articles. It does not look nice, but if bibtex was supported, it would look fantastic. Citing articles using Zotero for example ...
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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 ...
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
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Is it possible to change accidental reviews for a short time after the review?

Often I visit CV via my mobile phone because during the day I am out for work, etc. With the smaller screen and the imperfections of a touch device I have experienced a few instances where I approved ...
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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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Make notification bar transparent enough to see links/search underneath

A prominent blogger made a post today giving our site a plug. The poster initially made a comment that he could not find the search bar, and it was later determined that the opaque notification bar ...
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Should there be a way to indicate answers you're especially proud of on your user profile page?

I've learned an incredible amount on this site from the many great contributors we have. One situation that often occurs is that I notice a particularly insightful answer and I click on the user's ...
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How to unvote on comments?

Occasionally I mistakenly upvote a comment. There seems to be no way to undo this action. Is this a bug? A feature? My missing something?
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Seeing answers while editing question

I have seem this in other boards systems (although this is not actually a board). Maybe it would be helpful to offer a list of the previous answers so you can read what was stated while editing? I ...
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Points of information for lowly members

I'm looking at this page, which includes an R expression (for the gam function in the mgcv package). The R expression includes two elements (functions?) which do not appear on the help page for that ...
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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 ...
Yuval Spiegler's user avatar
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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 ...
Alexander Li's user avatar
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How to detect and address wayward trends in questions?

I've noticed several questions popping up recently on the topic of Bayesian Optimization. Many of the questions are bizarre, full of misconceptions, and (as some moderators have noted) perfect ...
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Can we have a "belongs on [any se site]" option

Is there a possibility to close a question with a reason "belong on [some site]" where some site is replaced by any stack exchange site like math.stackexchange.com or stackoverflow.com I would ...
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Possible to add multicolumn functionality to LaTeX mark down?

I am not sure how LaTeX packages are loaded into StackExchanges like Stats, but I'm curious whether the multicolumn functionality can be added for arrays? I know some of the amsmath symbols are loaded ...
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Feature to edit without bumping?

I've seen related questions regarding tag editing, but not editing of an actual response. Is there a way to edit a response to a question without bumping it back up to the top? I find that I ...
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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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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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Is it possible to integrate data from so.com/questions/tagged/r here?

There is some concern that this new site may bifurcate the statistical computing community that has been extremely active over the last several months at Stackoverflow under the R tag. The thought is ...
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