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Questions tagged [too-broad]

This tag refers to the "too broad" close reason, concerning questions with either too many possible answers, where answers would be too long, or where a question's focus needs to be narrowed.

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Is this an opinion question?

This question is put on hold as opinion based. The tldr version of the question is "Why are some people saying Frequentist statistics is no good?". I have partial sympathy with putting it on hold. ...
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On the "too broad" reason for closing

Regarding "too broad". I think there are two sorts of ways a question could be too broad. One is the sort of question that amounts to summarizing an entire course or text book: "Please tell me all ...
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Suggestions on modeling or forecast techniques - too many possible solutions

Some questions, often from new users, pose a practical problem of modeling or forecasting a behaviour of some system and ask for suggestions for modeling or forecasting techniques. In some cases the ...
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Soliciting feedback vs asking a question

Is it ever appropriate to share one's thoughts on a topic as a way to garner constructive feedback and opinions from the community instead of asking a direct question, or is there another place for ...
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How can requests for references be "too broad"?

I have seen several questions asking for references that someone (or more than one) has marked as too broad. E.g. asks for references about using ...
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I asked 2 questions in 1 post, now I have 2 answers, each one answers another question, which one to accept?

In 1 post I asked 2 questions. I asked them together, since they occurred together for me, even though in hindsight I could've asked them separately. However, now I have an answer that answers my ...
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Should my two part question be asked separately?

I've asked a question about error analysis and included a follow up question which is strongly related to the first one. I'm unsure whether it would be best to post them as separate questions. I'm ...
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Request to reopen too broad question about standard/best practice for dealing with discovered ancillary patterns not hypothesized

A couple of days ago I asked the question on main When conducting a study, what is standard practice with patterns you find along the way? and it was put on hold earlier this morning as 'too broad'. ...
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Creation of "Topics" Instead of Questions, for Linking with Course Notes

For background details see http :// I am interested in using stats.stackexchange as a place to ...
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