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Is it time for an independent Statistics Q&A website? How can we be more independent? #STEXIT #WhoOwnsTheInternet

There has been recent turmoil on StackExchange (relating to various issues) and there are thoughts rising that it might be better for the community to be more independent from the commercial side of ...
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I am suspending my activity as a moderator

It is difficult for me to write this. I regret suspending my activity in this way. However, I cannot continue at present with the ongoing situation and Stack Exchange's actions (or lack thereof). ...
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A mod removed my answer (referencing the answer from comments) to my question saying it doesn't answer it

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: Statistics: what kind of test to use to test this hypothesis? A member commented on my question in detail, and that comment did answer my question. I ...
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Should we remove the “datasets” close reason from the list?

Our recent proposal for adding one more close reason was declined. The reason was that we could re-use the "datasets" reason Questions about obtaining specific datasets are off-topic on Cross ...
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Is my closed question without merit?

As per the moderator my question isn't appropriate: Variance formula amplify outlier instead ignoring it! I am learning stats and I tried many resources over internet and books but I could not get ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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How can I figure out why my reviewer privileges were revoked and how can I get them back?

This question concerns me personally, but some parts of it might also be of general interest. During the last week or so, I had been regularly reviewing first posts and late answers. Yesterday @gung ...
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Any evidence-based arguments in favor of the “comments are not for extended discussion” policy?

The SE universe has a "comments are not for extended discussion" policy, with the effect that if such an extended discussion occurs, moderators intervene and "move the discussion to chat". I am a ...
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Can we somehow fast-track the achievements that are necessary to get particular people more administrative rights?

A gold tag badge requires 1000 votes in at least 200 posts. Could we not fast-track the rights that relate to such badges? The current rate at which people (especially non-moderators) acquire these ...
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Is there a way to contact a specific moderator directly?

DISCLAIMER: This isn’t about any moderator decision directly regarding me (I don’t think I was ever subject to a direct moderator decision, or if I was, I forgot :-) As for the title, I’d like to ...
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How do people find old posts to review, edit, or close them?

I've noticed that some people seem to find posts from years ago and moderate them, closing them as off-topic, duplicate or whatever. This seems valuable, since people can search the whole database of ...
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Small interest in 2017 moderator election..?

How is that a thread announcing moderator election got +21 and multiple comments, thread on questions to moderators got +17 and multiple answers, yet, until now, I'm the only person who nominated ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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'Cultural differences' between statsSE and mathSE

Notwithstanding that both statsSE and mathSE are both stackexchange sites, and share a similar subject matter, often attended by the same or similar groups of people, I have noticed what I would ...
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Handling users who act inappropriately after warnings and after being directed to posting guidelines

I'm curious about how CV handles abusive/rude users who continue to act inappropriately on the boards despite being directed to the CV posting guidelines and warned about their inappropriate postings? ...
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What is meaning of a flag being disputed or declined?

I have discovered that I can find out the fate of my flags by clicking on the relevant field in my profile where it tells me how many helpful flags I have raised. I understand what "helpful" means, ...
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How does a member become a site moderator?

I have been a member for a long time (close to 5 years). I have a high reputation that is as high as some of the moderators. Do the moderators vote for new moderators? If so, is this only done when ...
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Why was this on-topic question deleted?

There are two upvoted answers to this question* (mine and someone else's). While the user appears to have been removed and the question has a -3 score, it seems that these answers are productive and ...
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Can moderators close questions without having the required number of votes?

I know that members with high reputations can get involve in moderator activities. For example, I have recently started to review and vote on posts that have been put into the review queue. I have ...
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Is there any way to detect / prevent user repeatedly performing minor edits to bring the post into top pages?

A new user (including me) may want more reputation from not so good question and answers. A way to make the post popular is making it to the top page. The trick I discovered is repeatedly doing minor ...
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Why did my comment get deleted?

My reply to this comment got deleted. Why? The OP commented: So to summarize the link: there results on which method is better are inconclusive, and it is easier to use the under/over-sampling. ...
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Issues with trigger happy moderation

EDIT: I have now taken a bit of time to update the question, giving more detail into the origin and structure of the data. I hope it's more clear now. It's important that the solution is generally ...
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Shouldn't we be able to migrate Excel questions to SuperUser.com?

Currently we have no way of migrating Excel questions anywhere. They would be off-topic in most of the cases for http://stackoverflow.com, so we shouldn't migrate them there. However, it seems that ...
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Allow moderators to accept answers in old questions from inactive users?

I'm not sure, how the closing of old, without activity, question works, but shouldn't there be a time limit, until the moderators (by voting among themselves?) are allowed to accept a valid answer to ...
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How Can I Discover Former Moderators?

After many years of helping our site, especially through extensive edits and brilliant responses, @mbq and @cardinal have been promoted to moderators emeriti. Although the diamonds no longer appear ...
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Dear mods, what should be our protocol for tag burnination?

There is this Meta thread: Tag-candidates for removal. During the last three six months, it collected 8 answers with up to +12 upvotes. However, not a single action has so far been taken. As ...
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Tag-candidates for removal

We already have a thread for proposing candidates for tag synonyms, but there doesn't seem to be a similar thread for proposing tags for deletion. Similarly to the "synonym" thread, let's use this one ...
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A user insists on making a detrimental edit to one of my posts. What do I do?

Twice today a user has taken it upon him/herself to edit my post to remove what I think is a useful piece of visual information (the cover of a book which also has a graph that I make repeated ...
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What is and what should be our policy on making questions community wiki?

This recent question has just been converted into a community wiki (CW): When (if ever) is a frequentist approach substantively better than a Bayesian? I understand that the idea behind converting ...
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Why is it sometimes so difficult to initiate a tag change here, and how should we deal with that?

Update: all of the suggestions have been implemented, thanks @Scortchi. A couple of weeks ago a suggestion came up on meta to merge [natural-language] and [nlp] tags: Do we need the [natural-language]...
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Why were the flags (as obsolete) on these comments marked as declined?

I flagged both of them as obsolete as they both are not fruitful any more. But my flags are declined. Does this community have some other rules in this case? I often do it in stackoverflow and have ...
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Bad behaviour from a moderator has a negative impact on the community

Moderator behavior is a very crucial point for a community. This means that such people have to be evaluated in a very strict manner. All the time. Otherwise they tend to derange and misuse their ...
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Low profile low quality answers

It probably could be stated as a fact that "interesting" questions get more interest, answers and votes, while the "common" ones receive less attention on CV. I recently noticed that it happens (not ...
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Two Nominees for 2015 Moderator Election

We are making questions to nominees (2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection), however until now we have only two nominees while there are two moderator positions, so the questions and ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, as with our last session in 2013, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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Frequent homework spam

Did you noticed that recently multiple homework questions are posted? Just a few examples: https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/138093/question-in-following-pictures https://stats.stackexchange....
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Duplicate linked to question with no answers

Today I found something strange, a question that is marked as a duplicate of another question that is closed as off-topic (while IMHO it was not off-topic, but that is a meta off-topic comment in here)...
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Why was an answer considered off-topic and when it was deleted?

One of my recent answers got deleted while it got scoring of +12/-2 and for some time it was the accepted answer. I would consider this scoring to be rather positive. The answer that got deleted ...
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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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2013 Community Moderator Election

As the Cross Validated community grows, so does the load on our moderator team. The existing staff is doing an excellent job, and in order to keep up the good work, they've requested a few more sets ...
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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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Are moderators notified by votes to close a question?

Question: Do moderators receive any sort of notification when a vote to close is submitted by a user with 3000+ reputation? It appears that if a user with 3000+ chooses to flag and picks "doesn't ...
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Many hours of work on tags reverted without discussion - moderator abusing their commission? [closed]

Yesterday I spotted that on stats.stackexchange.com questions that request analytical solutions of statistical problems and answers that give nicely derived answers using mathematical calculus are not ...
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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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Library of helpful responses

Some situations come up frequently enough, especially with new users, that it seems useful to maintain a library of polite, helpful responses we can offer. Mods (and anyone else) can then copy and ...
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What should the guide be for editing questions, answers, and responses? [duplicate]

I originally posted these as answers to the recent question on style guides for questions but realized it was addressing a separate issue. So what rules should we follow for editing other individuals ...
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Shall we advertise votings in the system message?

I think we should reflect there (this blue bar with "got a question about the site...") the ongoing moderator and site name elections; both topics are dying with embarrassingly small number of votes, ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement [closed]

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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Who should the moderators be? [LOCKED]

Based on the web-apps template, we should be choosing candidates to be our site moderators. Each nomination should be a separate answer. Link the name to the user's profile so we can see their ...