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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 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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Notify a user in a new question

I just posted a question inspired by an earlier question/answer pair in cross-validated (CV). I think this is part of the intent of the site and a delightful phenomenon. There were folks involved in ...
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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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How to filter for questions that had a bounty on them?

I enjoy serendipitously learning new stuff based on answered questions on CV. But given the volume of questions a day, I end up only sampling from the newest questions, which are more likely than not ...
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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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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 ...
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Please create tag `covariate`

I am surprised to see that a covariate tag does not yet exist, as it would be more applicable than any of the other tags I had to settle for when posting this ...
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Could someone create tag Rayleigh-distribution?

Apparently I'm far away from the reputation required to do this. (Or is there a reason not to do this? Granted one can simply search the site for "Rayleigh," but I assume the tags are there so ...
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Following questions and tags

It seems to me that it might be useful to have the questions you are participating in or following / favorited readily available from your home page. In order to go back to my questions I have to ...
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Finding where/how reputation went down

I noticed an increase in my reputation today further to an upvote to one of my answers. Surprisingly, the increase is 6 units, not 10. I'm aware of the ways one can gain/lose reputation (also saw this ...
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Can we add the ability to sort questions based on the number of up-votes from high reputation users?

Inspired by this post, I had the idea that browsing questions would be more fun if there was a feature that allowed sorting/filtering/searching based on the number of up-votes a question has received ...
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Is there an iPhone app for cross validated?

Is there an iPhone app for cross validated? This would be pretty awesome, but I think there's no such thing...
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CART as junior synonym to Decision Tree

I would recommend to make "cart" and "classification-tree" tags junior synonyms of "decision-tree". Because, often CART acronym is regarded to be just a particular method or algorithm of the tree ...
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Do we need a soft question tag?

I have just asked a question that I think would qualify on http://math.stackexchange.com as a soft question (it relates to general methods for survey data). Would it be worth creating a "soft ...
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Is there a way to see your progress toward badges?

CV has tons of badges. Some require that you do XXXX task XXXX times (e.g. edit 500 posts). Is there a way to see your progress toward these goals?
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Add Philosophy as a possible SE network to migrate off-topic questions

I see that it's been asked to allow questions to be migrated to any SE network, and I don't necessarily agree (complete red-herring topics should be closed-closed, not migrated, fewer network options ...
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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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synonym request - gam and general additive model [duplicate]

The tag wiki for gam says "general additive model", and has 44 questions. There is also general-additive-model, which has 6 questions. Please can someone with the required privileges establish the ...
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Discussion: Either consolidate tags or allow more than 5

Suggestion: Either consolidate tags or allow more than 5 We currently have multiple tags with overlapping meanings. For example the tags: "svd", "matrix-factorization" and "linear algebra". I think ...
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Two people editing at once

Just now @Gung and I were editing the same post in the same way (making equations into latex equations). The post was fairly lengthy and this sort of editing is a bit of a pain. Is there a way to ...
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Updating guidelines about asking a question on our Help page

In our site Help Center, under 'Asking' heading there is currently three pinned user-guiding themes: What topics can I ask about here?, What types of questions should I avoid asking?, What does it ...
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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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Render `pre` tags in same style as code blocks in CSS

I recently came across the niggle of odd formatting of code chunks when the code chunk includes R syntax with a number of $ characters. @whuber has suggested a ...
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Can we nominate candidates for the 2013 moderator elections?

So I know that on cross validated we can nominate ourselves for the moderator position, but are we able to nominate others for the position? I do not see an option for this but there a few people I ...
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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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bordermatrix in MathJaX

It would be nice to have the option to use bordermatrix in MathJaX. See the bottom of the page http://www.math.harvard.edu/texman/node25.html
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Voting System to Accept Answer when OP does not respond

Related to Why is our answer rate so low? and Improvement Drive - Cross Validated on meta, there are many one-time users who post a question just because they need an answer for a particular problem ...
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Fix “transfromation” typo in tag synonym

The "transfromation" synonym should be "transformation". That's just a typo, although it may have been lurking for a while. (I can't see a way to suggest an edit, except this one.)
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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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Independence tag

I think the independence tag should be split in two (or something): One for independent data the other for independent variables. These are often confusing.
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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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Answered questions filter for tags page

It is possible (I discovered!) to filter out unanswered questions from a search. It doesn't seem to be possible to do the same when you pull up questions by clicking on a tag. The question search ...
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'Answered questions' filter for questions page

Currently, the main questions page has a filter for unanswered questions - obviously, for the benefit of those with the expertise to answer such questions (or some of them). I'm at the other end of ...
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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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Maybe it is time to change the rule to delete rep votes when users are removed

Last night I lost 125 rep points because a user was removed. I suspect that other users of CV also lost many point because of this, particularly the high rep users. This is very unfair. A few days ...
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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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Can we have a self-study tag?

There are lots of good questions on CV asking for references for self study, or for methods of learning, or other self study resources (a search for ...
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Is it possible to subscribe to a specific user's answers?

I appreciate the ability to subscribe to tags that are of interest to me, and I would similarly like the ability to subscribe to answers from a specific user. Without naming names, I have noticed that ...
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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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Will there ever be a “random” or “surprise me” button?

I'm learning everything I can about statistics and would love to have a "surprise me" button that would jump to a random question. (And of course, an easily-reachable "surprise me" button on that page,...
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Copy formula from a comment

When replying to a question it's often useful to copy the $\LaTeX$ source of formulas in it by pressing the edit button and cp&p from the source text. (And eventually modify them in the answer.) ...
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How to notify me when someone comment my question?

I didn't get any notify that someone give comment to me. How to set the be alarmed? Thank you~
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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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Clustering picture gallery

This is a proposed community wiki to collect pictures of unsupervised clustering of data sets, e.g. k-means and ANN, approximate nearest neighbors. Both pictures of clusters themselves, and diagrams ...
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Can we have the option of making a question CW but let the answers be non-CW?

This feature is needed on Polystats projects that we are starting on stats.stackexchange.com. See these threads for what they are: What should be our first Polystats project? and How about starting a ...
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Shall I attach pieces of code to my answers?

I'm very grateful for the code function, as it makes it easy to illustrate some answers. Yet, I feel I for one have the risk of overloading my answer with R code. Good if you know R, but not always ...
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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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Links to questions asked, answered or commented on?

As the site becomes bigger it's reasonable to suppose that contributors will have asked, answered or commented on various questions scattered all over the site. It would be nice if there could some ...