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(Why) does CV post comments under my name and without notifying me?

While I was interacting with this question, I noticed that the author incorporated the comments to ask an equivalent question (instead of editing the original one). Since I think that this constituted ...
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System is systematically changing URLs in many of my posts

Many of my posts which have links to blog articles such as https://fharrell.com/post/po are having the URLs systematically changed to http://www.fharrell.com/p/blog-page.html which is not even a valid ...
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What is 'active' about this question?

Usually when CrossValidated marks a question as "active today", I can see something (edits or answers or bounties) that tells me what changed. This question is marked as "active today&...
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Where can I ask how to use a specific hypothesis test in R?

I'd like to know where on Stack Exchange I should ask about how to use a specific hypothesis test on R and where to ask if my code tests do what I would like to without theoretical foundation.
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Is there a way to find out how many times I have posted a link to a question

Is there a way to find out how many times I have posted a link to a question? Last month, I wrote a question and self-answer so that I could link to it when a common misconception arose, and I am ...
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What are articles?

When navigating to a users page, I now see "questions" and "answers" as usual but also "articles". What are these? Are preprints intended to be posted there? A link can ...
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Where can I ask for tools?

Where can I ask for tools useful for high school level statistics? Currently I am looking for something that can visualize standard deviation and compare two distributions with each other (with some &...
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Code snippet ends with triple backticks

On my question, the very last code snippets ends with the triple backticks "```". The same exact code snippet on StackOverflow does NOT end with the triple backticks (I thought I erred with ...
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How do I know if I added enough detail to satisfy the "question needs details or clarity" after being closed?

I recently asked this question: Why is the two-sample test giving me inconsistent results? It was closed afterwards and a comment was left requesting more details. I updated the question, but I'm not ...
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How to remove comments from posts

I am trying to review posts on the site, but my settings seem to have got stuck with showing a narrative on the function buttons (see Figure screenshot below). I have restarted my browser, the ...
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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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How do I find oldest unanswered question

I like being a "necromancer" in CV and digging through the bones of things that have been abandoned but are meaningful. I want to search unanswered, as in zero answers at all, questions by ...
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Difficulty finding an answer to a specific question and difficulty with wording

3 months ago I asked Probability Mass Function making the Truncated Normal Discrete I can't seem to get enough attention to get multiple attempts to answer the question probably because of my poor ...
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Revisiting my incompletes

I have given good answers that I said I would like to wrap up, or revisit, or continue. Here is an example: XGBoost Compared to Other Ensemble Methods Example How do I find all my answers where I had ...
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FAQ: How to search Crossvalidated [duplicate]

How to do effective search on Crossvalidated? Or, specific advice for how to search the web for statistics or machine learning? The intention is to make a FAQ-style question, for layout we could ...
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Why is stats.stackexchange.com called Cross Validated, not Statistics Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

According to the Wikipedia page for "Cross Validation" : Cross-validation, sometimes called rotation estimation or out-of-sample testing, is any of various similar model validation ...
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Are closed questions eventually deleted?

I asked a question about a derivation once, and someone supplied an answer to it. Soon after, the question was closed, however, but I was still discussing and referring to that person's answer there. ...
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How can I vote for "Leave open" outside of the review queue?

Sometimes I stumble upon a question where some close votes already have been cast (but the question is not closed yet). How I can vote for "Leave Open" now ? I can not search for a specific ...
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How precisely does the election work?

I believe I understand how the nomination phase works. I would be very surprised if we had enough candidates to require a primary phase, so let's skip right ahead to the election phase. How precisely ...
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I Request My Post is Re-Opened [closed]

My post is here: How can I test whether a single categorical variable significantly changes a linear regression model (0.05 level), without using the F test? I have written a very clear, short, ...
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How can I reopen this question?

I have a question closed by a moderator. The close banner says This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. I'd like the question and I hope the question is ...
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Why can't I offer a bounty to this question?

I want to start a bounty again for this question (How do I perform an actual "posterior predictive check"?), since it hasn't received enough attention and no answer has been provided yet. ...
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How can I get the "Watched Tags" to override the "Ignored Tags"?

I have a number of watched tags, such as "causality", "confounding", and "regression". I have one ignored tag, "R", since I am not an "R" person. However, if a question is tagged both with "R" and ...
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Why can I not ask a question here?

I have only 4 questions, now I am getting the message: No questions are accepted from this account. Why?
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How to improve the purity of the question

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: How to incorporate the uncertainty of the model coefficients in the prediction interval of a multiple linear regression So what information is needed (...
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Is it OK to ask for the CV community to review my answer to a post?

I responded to this post regarding EM vs. Deep Learning, with an answer, which is to the best of my knowledge a textbook answer to the question (Full disclosure, I have a solid background in neural ...
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Why am I seeing sponsored advertisements?

I have "Do not show me more advertisements" checked in my preferences, which also inform me: You have earned the Reduce Ads privilege. If you'd prefer, you can re-enable them here. Nonetheless, SE ...
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Why this question is tagged off-topic?

I just realised that my question has been tagged off-topic and closed. Could please somebody let me know why? From my point of view, the question is quite clear, relevant and to the point. Edit: ...
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How should I re-write my question?

How should I re-write my question to have it re-opened? Here is the question, which was closed today: comparing entities by their three different parameters
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Where is my comment?

I commented several times to one question. I did not receive any thing after my last comment. When I try to check it though my "all actions", I did not find it after I checked my "all actions" several ...
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Why is something flagged as "opinion"?

I entered the following question: How do you calculate an exact two-tailed p-value using binomial distribution? The system generated a warning that this "appears to be an opinion" and "is likely to be ...
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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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How to advertise on CrossValidated?

I occasionally see an Ad above a question, and it seems to be a native Ad (not powered by Google AdWords). Is there a way to advertise (paid advertising) on CrossValidated? I could not figure out how ...
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Can (should) I delete a question that gained no attention to re-create it with a simpler formulation?

I recently made a question that gathered no attention: Bootstrap and numerical optimization of statistic. I think I've come up with a much simpler and to-the-point way of asking the same thing (...
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How often/how quickly do community ads get posted?

I posted an ad to the Community Promotion Ads - 2019 thread, and the ad has had the requisite 6 votes for several days, but as far as I can tell it has not yet run on the Q&A site. Just wanted to ...
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Who implemented and operates/maintains the user Community?

I'm talking about this fella. I know it's a bot (?), but how is it implemented, who maintains it?
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Strange upsurge in up-voting of my questions [duplicate]

I have noticed an unexpected upsurge in the frequency by which my past questions are being upvoted. Whereas for most years of my membership I had maybe on average one or two upvotes in a week, since ...
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Can there be robot upvotes? [duplicate]

During each of the last five days, some of my answers - most being quite old - were upvoted within a short lapse of time. More precisely: 5, 3, 3, 3, 3 answers were upvoted within a few minutes for ...
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What does the red circle at the review queue pictogram mean?

I've recently gained acesses to some review queues, but most of the times there's something to be reviewed (gray dot beside the queue), there's no notification saying so, other times I see a red dot ...
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How do you notify that you edited your question if was put _on hold_? [duplicate]

I asked a question and it turns out now is [on hold] because 'it's unclear what I asked' I edited hoping the unclear step was that but I am not sure if it was that. How do you notify the people who ...
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Chaos Theory Thread Reopening Request (with a detailed answer ready)

I’m posting this thread reopening request here in keeping with the procedures outlined in the Meta post "How do you reopen a closed question?" I only learned fairly recently that my question “What are ...
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Why was my question deleted if It was not even on hold nor closed?

This was my question https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/374062/least-square-estimators-for-beta-0-and-beta-1-and-uncorrelated-relation-b I am surprised that was deleted because there is ...
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Filter for questions for review

I received the requests for reviewing the questions. Among them there are questions related to machine learning which I have not any knowledge. Is there any way (for example, modify my profile) such ...
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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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I can't find the place to ask my question

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: I have a question I want to ask but I can't find the appropriate place to ask it Is this a statistics question or something else? What tags should ...
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Which image file formats can be embedded in posts on Cross Validated?

The question is in the title: which different image/animation file formats can be embedded here? I have searched around without finding any list of formats.
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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 I see my deleted answers?

It's happened a few times that I recall writing an answer on a topic but can't find it later. I think it happens when the question was deleted -- for example, if the answer has score 0 and the user ...
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Is this question in the reopen queue and if not, why not?

This question was edited while being on hold by me. This should have pushed it to the reopen queue. However, this does not seem to be the case: A reopen review task does not appear in its timeline – ...
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How can I find questions where I and another user interacted?

I would like to find a post showing an interaction between me and another user, probably under the form of me (or him) asking a question, and he (or me) providing an answer, which would be the easy ...
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