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How best to use the review queue?

For the past couple of months I've had access to the review queue and haven't really got to grips with it yet. I find the design rather unintuitive and clunky - when looking at a post in the review ...
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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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Instructions on how to use LaTeX on CrossValidated

Questions formatted in LaTeX are easier to read, but not everyone who has permission to review a question/answer knows how to do it (maybe I am an "outlier" here, but not sure). Are there any ...
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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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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 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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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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Project Reduplication of Deduplication - Cross Validated

Stack Exchange recently started a collaboration project with the University of Melbourne, in an attempt to improve the automatic detection of duplicate questions. More information on the project and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Duplicates? Where should I put my question?

I asked a question about Neural Networks in the Signal Processing site Question However now, checking the different sites I wonder if this is more on topic in Cross Validated? And second, What is ...
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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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Are you allowed to edit an answer that you disagree with?

In this answer of mine there is a disagreement with another user over the validity of my answer. In response to the user's comment, I edited my answer to provide an explanation of why they were wrong ...
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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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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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What is considered an “unanswered question” in Stack Exchange?

I noted the discussion recently about the high proportion of unanswered questions here on CV and decided to try to answer some. So, I clicked on the "Unanswered" button but, rather than start at the ...
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Finding question with an interesting comment about ReLU activation functions?

A few months ago, I read an interesting comment by user shimao to a question, which linked to a YouTube video where some lecturer (a mathematician, I think) showed how ReLU activations don't solve the ...
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Why am I not gaining reputation for upvotes?

(Apologies if this is the wrong forum/format, I am open to guidance.) I posted a question yesterday (What is your favorite statistical graph?), modeled along the lines of another well received ...
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3 upvotes (on answer) yielded only 10 reputation. Why not 30? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I posted this answer: https://stats.stackexchange.com/a/350970/117812 which yielded 3 upvotes, no downvote. My "latest achievements" (goblet icon) says that I have achieved 10 reputation ...
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Why do we have a tensorflow tag if questions about programming are off topic?

This question was put on hold for being off topic with the following note: "This question appears to be off-topic because EITHER it is not about statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data ...
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Why do tag-synonyms show up separately in search?

I was trying to collate some tags about randomization and noted that random-allocation seemed to be the parent-tag of preference. As I searched tags for instances of "random" I noted some hits for ...
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Does this question violate any of the community rules?

I'm new to Cross Validated SE. I've asked this question and got 2 down votes. So, I'm asking if it was an off-topic question or if there is a better way to ask it.
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Calling attention to an edited question previously marked as a duplicate

I have a question, here, marked as a duplicate. I have substantially rewritten the question to differentiate it from the question it supposedly duplicated, and I am fairly certain that no one reading ...
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Best practice for creating tables on Cross Validated? [duplicate]

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: Appropriate econometric model for repeated cross sectionals I am wondering if someone could please point to some online resource or provide some help ...
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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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How to see when a bounty was started?

I was wondering which answer would be awarded the bounty for this question: Convolutional Neural Network Scale Sensitivity If I understand correctly the bounty mechanism, since no answer has been ...
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How to delete an empty tag?

There is a new tag coupla which is a clear typo of copula. I corrected it in the one post it is used in, but how do I delete the tag itself which is here: https://stats.stackexchange.com/edit-tag-...
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How to write the independence symbol?

I wanted to write this formula in an answer: All the instructions I found involved creating new command or extra packages, is there a list of available symbols supported by Exchange? I got stuck in ...
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Where did the link to the help go?

The top bar has changed and I can't see the link to help any more. Where do I find the help pages now? Are they gone? (Everyone should be seeing the change now.)

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