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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Personal notebook feature for StackExchange?

I'm curious if there is any effort to implement a "personal notebook" feature in StackExchange? This would be a feature of an individual account, similar to the current question-asking interface, ...
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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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Ability to suggest tag synonyms without 5 in the tag

There are some little used tags that have synonyms. It is hard to get 5 reputation in these tags (they are little used!) but synonyms could still be useful. Indeed, they might be especially useful as ...
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A sketching tool would be very useful

I basic sketching tool to quickly draw out graphs / concepts etc. along the lines of Balsamiq markups would be really useful. It would be doubly useful if people answering questions could access the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why are comments not included in question-feeds?

I like to monitor the development of a question in which I'm involved in an RSS-reader. Often the interesting development is in the comments, though. Currently, a question's RSS feed includes only the ...
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Syntax highlighting for code chunks

Several blogging systems now includes an optional syntax highlighting scheme for most common languages, including Python, Perl, Ruby, R, Matlab, etc. Code chuncks are post-processed using CodeRay, or ...
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Prompting to accept an answer

In SO, if you don't accept an answer after a few days, then the following phrase appears above the question: Have you considered accepting an answer or starting a bounty for this question? Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tag synonym: auc -> roc?

I believe auc should be a synonym for roc. auc was created only for this question.
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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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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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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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'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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When the page crashes while you're posting/editing an answer

I've noticed a rather odd phenomena with the site on a number of occasions: When I'm posting an answer for the first time, the draft is continually saved and so, if the page happens to crash while I'...
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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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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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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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Tag request: [tag:analytic-form]

This question: Steps to figure out a posterior distribution when it might be simple enough to have an analytic form? leads me to idea we need analytic-form tag. There might be plenty other similar ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...