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How to request reason for closing

My question was closed for lack of enough detail and no private feedback was provided as to what detail is exactly missing, which is not how I read it is supposed to be. Even though I cannot think of ...
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What is the proper way to delete your own answer?

There are times when I answer here -- but, upon further reflection, it is clear that I'm not the best person to answer the question (because of lack of expertise or just confusion about the question). ...
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Moderator using *nuclear* option

My question Clustering vectors of unequal size was unilaterally closed by a moderator less than an hour after it was published. While the question might require some improvement or might be even too ...
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How to search for posts containing images?

Is there a way to search for posts containing images? I did not find a way, but it would be practical to have some ...
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What happens with questions of unregistered users?

I found an interesting question, posed by a user who has not registered yet. I am afraid the user may have lost access (account confirmation lost in spam, typo in email address, user on holidays, got ...
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Is it on topic to ask about how implementations of a certain algorithm deal with certain problems?

For instance, would the following question be on-topic? In the context of training a decision tree, let $Y$ be the dependent variable and $X_1, \dots X_d$ the independent variables. In a typical ...
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how to make this a better focused question

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: How to set up my workflow and data for my first network model Hello, I would appreciate help. I am trying to ask a question, but I don't understand ...
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Machine Learning Question Off Topic?

I'm struggling to model a machine learning problem and created a stylized version of the problem as a question: Predicting Future Zombies It was closed as off-topic. Any suggestions on how to improve ...
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Programming or data request confusion

I haven't been reviewing long, but it seems like almost daily I see questions closed due to programming or data requests. But to me the majority of these are more often statistical questions rather ...
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Search for closed questions answered by a particular user

How can I search for closed questions that have been answered by a particular user?
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How well do unicode symbols work in questions and answers?

Only a limited subset of $\LaTeX$ is supported on this site, though enough for the vast majority of equations we'd be likely to use. Unicode symbols can still be useful, perhaps especially the more &...
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Multiple answers to same question (follow-up)

As a follow-up to this post and its related comments & answers, I wonder what's the correct action to take when we encounter the issue. For instance, I came across a post that contains two answers ...
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Why my Review queue for Low quality posts appears this way?

A few minutes ago my review queue for low-quality posts was as in the figure below. After clicking on the red bullet I expected to see the flagged post but I couldn't see any, i.e. the queue was ...
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Question migrated from StackOverflow with (or without?) OP account

Sometimes I see questions migrated from StackOverflow, such as this, where the user's account on Cross Validated seems (kind of) inactive. Is the Cross Validated account of the user in the link ...
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How to fix a question that has been flagged as a duplicate of closed question?

How can I improve this question that has been downvoted? and now flagged as a duplicate of my previously closed question? The down vote help says "This question does not show any research effort; ...
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What is the best way to ask why an old answer to a closed question is wrong?

This closed question Can the likelihood take values outside of the range[0,1] comes up when I search Google for "likelihood greater than 1" However I recently learned in my course that it ...
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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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Why can I only delete 5 of my questions per day?

I've thought better of more than 5 of my questions. They are better-suited to being answered outside SE. I started to delete them and discovered there was a 5-per-day limit. What is the motivation ...
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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 ...
hydrologist's user avatar
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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 ...
Adrian Keister's user avatar
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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 ...
curiousMinded's user avatar
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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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