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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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Why is math.SE more responsive than Cross Validated?

I am just wondering why it takes more time to get a response in Cross Validated than in math.SE. Is there any specific reason?
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Is the datascience SE harming CV's answer rate?

Following up on this question: We have a very large & widening gap between questions and answers. How do we fix it? Where one of the suggestions was: We need more answers, and therefore ...
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We have a very large & widening gap between questions and answers. How do we fix it?

Cross-validated is a question-and-answer site. I think it's worthwhile to ask "How well does this website serve people who ask (on-topic, answerable) questions?" To answer this question in a ...
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Why do time series questions get such a low response rate?

I know the response rate on this site is lower than most SE sites, but even taking that into account, the response rate to time series and forecasting related posts seems abysmal. Is there are reason ...
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How to make math/stats discussion friendly to blind people?

I would like to understand how blind people read this forum and what should we do to make it more friendly to them. Is there a simple guide or write up on this subject?
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How do I find what percent of my points come from which tags?

If I assume that for an answer that I give to a question, the tags take equal shares of the points I have been voted, how do I make a ranked list of tags that gives tag name, tag rank, and sum of ...
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Unexpected reset of the daily login count (towards Enthusiast badge)

I am logging into the site everyday, for the "Enthusiast", without fail. However today the login count was reset from 22 to 1 ! What should I do? EDIT While going through the activity log and votes ...
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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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Rich get richer phenomenon on CV

Is there a rich get richer phenomenon on CV and can we do something about it? I have a feeling that we, as a community (including myself), have a bias in up-voting, so that high-reputation users are ...
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How many questions are too many?

I'm in the process of learning about neural networks. I'm the kind of person who wants to pull them apart and glue them back together to really get a solid idea of how all the pieces work. I'm doing ...
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Is it true that the number of questions is growing while the number of answers can't keep up?

I am having the feeling that since 'recently' in the vague sense of the word there has been an upsurge in questions on CV whereas the number of people who can give qualified answers (to sometimes very ...
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Statistics on Cross Validated usage

Since CV is about statistics and machine learning, and this forum has been gaining popularity, can the organizers please share some statistics about CV. I'm sure a lot of folks would be interested in ...
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What happened to the journal club?

There were a series of seven chat session called the CV journal club but no more after that. There still seemed to be plenty of interested people at the seventh based on the post for that session but ...
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When is traffic slow on CrossValidated?

A frequent recommendation (e.g., here and here) for retagging or otherwise editing multiple questions is to do it when traffic is slow. Then edit-bumped posts will only push older questions off the ...
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What are your thoughts on users who ask too many questions?

It seems that some folks are asking large amounts of questions. I remember seeing one fellow ask over 10 questions in an hour! This is getting outrageous, should we introduce a limit on the maximum ...
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Correlation between upvotes and effort

I am curious about your experiences regarding the relationship between time and effort spent on preparing an answer and the number of upvotes it receives. While I do not even have proper data for ...
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Should Cross Validated participate in the 2015 “Winter Bash”?

For the fourth year running, the Stack Exchange team is organizing a "Winter Bash". Users earn "hats" for their gravatars by completing novel tasks (analogous to badges). Certain specific actions ...
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Aside from a bounty how can I give incentive to users to answer my question?

Aside from a bounty how can I give incentive to users to answer my question? I know there is this new bounty feature, but I was wondering if there are other ways too.
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How to motivate people to be more active on CV

I noticed this post and I was fascinated by the answers given. I am currently a 2nd year PhD student in Statistics and this page has helped me tremendously, up to the point where I decided to create ...
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What is the best way to give back to the community when I don't have the math skills?

I have only taken introductory statistics courses, and those were several years ago. I haven't taken any other advanced math courses either, so my math skills are clearly not strong enough to answer ...
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When do upvotes occur?

What percentage of your upvotes would you estimate occurs after, say, 24h have elapsed since you gave an answer? My impression is that this percentage is very firmly in the single digits (~3-5%) in ...
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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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How much time do the top rep users spend on stats.SE?

Users like whuber, Glen_b, gung, Peter, Frank, Jeromy, .... I see your edits, comments and answers everywhere! I was just wondering how much of your time you spend on stats.se? Do you have scheduled ...
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How does Stack Overflow actually manage to work given ~100x higher traffic than here, and what can we learn from it?

This question is inspired by @Glen_b's worry yesterday that we [are] seeing a dramatic drop in answers per question and is also related to my own question from almost a year ago about How not to miss ...
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Are we seeing a dramatic drop in answers per question?

From time to time I look at CV site-related stats of various kinds in various places. I was alarmed to look at this query on Stack Exchange Data Explorer (SEDE), Which shows a dramatic drop in the ...
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We hit the first non-CW “Great Answer” badge. What milestones are we yet to hit that indicate a 'mature' group?

I notice that overnight (my time) we hit the first non-CW "Great Answer" badge (it had been awarded 3 times before, but all to community-wiki answers), on this answer; congratulations whuber. So, ...
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Do questions and answers have different activity profiles during the day?

Anecdotally I've noticed that there seems to be periods of time (during the day) when we get lots of questions asked, and then periods where lots of answering is done. Before making up lots of ideas ...
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Why is our answer rate so low?

Has anyone else noticed that we are 5th from bottom with an answer rate of only 76%? On the one hand there are some questions that appear "answered" in the comments, like this one: Is the percent of ...
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What motivates people to answer questions?

I know why I ask questions -- to learn and to get help with problems I'm struggling with. And I have been incredibly impressed with the knowledge, eloquence, and responsiveness of the Stack Exchange ...