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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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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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How to contact another user?

Someone posted a helpful answer to one of my questions. Now I want to contact that person. How can I do this? Can I send a direct email?
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Why was this question migrated to StackOverflow? It does not mention programming at all

I have already flagged this question on StackOverflow, but I am not sure if a flag on that site gets anyone's attention on this site. I can't get the question's original (CrossValidated) link now, ...
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Unclaimed bounty points: where did they go?

I set a bounty of 50 points on one of my questions last week. Unfortunately, it was never answered. After the bounty expired, shouldn't the points have come back to my account, since it was offered ...
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Markdown, R code and dollar sign?

Here is a dummy piece of R code. pca <- prcomp(matrix(rnorm(10*10), ncol=10)) pca$x pca$rotation The third line appears indented, whereas it is not in the ...
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Is this question really not related to “Statistical Analysis”?

Below question has been closed on Statistical Analysis web site. Is this really not a question for this site? I guess it the same as we ask Visual Studio question on stackoverflow, windows/mac ...
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Common Issues and FAQs

I have been an active participant in the site for a while now, and I never really figured out how to deal with issues that keep recurring (nor have I figured out "Community" topics). I would ...
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$\LaTeX$ macros for expectation, variance and covariance?

Is it possible for Stack Exchange to make available $\LaTeX$ abbreviations for \mathrm{E}, \mathrm{Var}, ...
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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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How to contact a user?

Sorry if I am stupid but I don't find how to send a private message to a user. Isn't it possible ? I took a look at the user's profile as well as the faq.
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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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Many (historical) duplicate questions - how to pick a “canonical” question?

I want to bring this up here rather than mass-flagging a whole bunch of questions as duplicates (and also avoiding the issue of choosing one as the "base") This question from today is a new member of ...
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Is there a procedure to propose the reopening of a question?

When a question is put on hold as unclear (for example), is there a way to propose that it is reopened? Like flagging? In particular, I think this question is clear enough to be answered and I would ...
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Odd upvoting pattern? [duplicate]

I haven't been very active on the site lately. In the past several days I've noticed that very old crusty answers of mine have been getting upvoted what seems like an atypical amount. Is anybody ...
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If rejecting an edit that adds the [self-study] tag, what reason should be given?

After the discussion in Should I add the self-study tag to a question that is copy-pasted from a book? it seems the status quo is to not add the self-study tag without the author consent. I'm facing ...
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Latex error: “Math Processing Error”

When I access stats exchange at home my browser doesn't process the LaTeX part of the posts. Instead, I just see "Math Processing Error" Any ideas? At home I use: ipod touch Ubunto Linux with ...
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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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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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Strange alignment of rendered text in a code chunk [duplicate]

In an answer of mine on CV I have the following code chunk, indicated via indentation by 4 spaces at the start of the line. > AIC(gam_example$lme) [1] -2.136317 > AIC(gamm_example$lme) [1] -1286....
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What resources should I review before I ask a basic question?

In conjunction with a possible FAQ, I'm adding this as a CW to collect resources that users with basic questions can refer to prior to posting questions. What are references that you have found ...
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Have Latex tables stopped working?

In a range of browsers, I've found that $\LaTeX$ tables no longer seem to work on this site. Neither of these posts display correctly: How to test for a synergistic effect of A & B with ...
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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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Crossposting on the stackexchange network

When a question is at the intersection of many fields, is it possible a crosspost on different stackexchange sites? For example, if I formulate a question that could involve knowledge from Physics, ...
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When should answers be self-deleted?

I'm new here. Yesterday (my time) I answered this question. In the subsequent micro-discussion that took place in the comments, discovered that I had, in fact, misread the intent of the question, and ...
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Review queue and skip button

I just had a quick look at the first-post review queue to see if there were any questions I could helpfully edit. The answer was no (in the time I had to do so), so I pressed 'skip' for each of ...
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Tag-related problems with migrations from MathOverflow

Recently there were some discussions on MathOverflow and Mathematics and Meta Stack Overflow related to an automatic check on tags that is performed when a question is migrated: It is checked if at ...
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Is there a way to 'undo' a mistaken review?

A few minutes ago, I rejected a tag wiki edit (which didn't match the comment) as too minor (a one character change), and seconds after I did so realized that I had made a mistake, since it turns out ...
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How to follow a question?

Is there an option to follow a question asked by another user? I would like to get a notification every time a new comment or answer is posted.
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Is there something like “follow this question”?

When I find a interesting question asked by others, so I want to know what's the answer. However, this question has not been answered (or get a satisfactory answer), i want to know "follow" this ...
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Can code-review be relevant here?

I'm fairly new to stackexchange so bear with me. I have a code review for some lines of matlab over at https://codereview.stackexchange.com/questions/8165/code-to-generate-graph-in-matlab-review-for-...
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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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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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Can I find excerpt/Wiki of a tag that is now a synonym of another tag?

Can I find (the old) excerpt/Wiki of a tag that is now a synonym of another tag? E.g. the excerpt and Wiki of the arima tag builds on ARMA (does not discuss what ARMA is). But since arma has been ...
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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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Can we make icc a synonym of intraclass-correlation?

We have two tags for intraclass correlation: intraclass-correlation (which indexed 40 threads), and icc (which indexed 6). I have retagged 5 of the latter (1 was migrated and couldn't be edited), and ...
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Synonym merging suggestion for users with under 2.5k?

Is there any way for a user with under 2.5k reputation to suggest synonym mergers?
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Is it okay to add the bayesian tag if my answer is Bayesian? [duplicate]

I have given Bayesian answers to questions that do not have the bayesian tag. Sometimes my Bayesian answer is accepted and there's not tag to lead anyone there. Is it ever okay to add the tag? Do I ...
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Tags on meta.CV about “questions”

Cross Validated Meta has four related tags and I am trying to understand them. I believe they are different (at least some of them) but not sure how. Tag excerpts do not exist for these yet. ...
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How can a new user with not enough rep comment on a question that the same user has previously asked while unregistered?

I have a question about my Cross Validated post: Polynomial regression with slope constrait in R This question is marked as duplicate of another question here. I posted previous question as well but ...
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Aren't we supposed to flag obsolete comments?

So, there's this chain of comments in Any example of (roughly) independent variables that are dependent at extreme values?: After the edits the whole exchange became obsolete, and will only confuse ...
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OpenID associated with a wrong account

I am using my friends computer and I was trying to make a new account for stackexchange, but I must have done something wrong because now my email/ID is linked to my friend's account, and it didn't ...
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How to find community wiki

I know it is stupid question, but honestly, I can't find any link that would point me there. Maybe it doesn't exist in a way I expect it to find? Maybe there is no wiki per se, and one makes entry ...
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Who decided what badges there are and how you get them?

I was looking through the badges. Some have never been awarded! Some seem pretty much impossible to get, and one or two seem to be almost "anti-badges" - e.g. "unsung hero". Are these badges the same ...
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How do I get the OLS linear regression parameter inaccuracy question off of on hold?

The question When are OLS linear regression parameters inaccurate? has been rewritten 10 times at least. There should be no reason to have it [on hold]. How do I get it off [on hold]? Mind you, there ...
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What happens to the bounty if there's no answer? [duplicate]

Last week I started a question which got not answers so I set up a bounty. The Help center states: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer ...
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Tagging bug?…

After trying four times to edit this question to add the "change-point" tag to it, which is associated with three existing questions, I have been unsuccessful: no matter how emphatically I type :-) 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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Is it possible to give yourself reputation points?

Yesterday I noticed that a person answered his own question. That didn't concern me so much because it looked like he honestly didn't know the answer but found it as he did more research. But what ...