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Is it OK to share codes in the answers

A short while ago my first question was closed because it was about programming (well, it wasn't my intent but I understand why, so I deleted the question). Now, I wonder if it is OK sharing codes in ...
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What to do with the [sequence-analysis] tag?

I find this tag is often being misused, at least according to it's excerpt, the original Meta thread and also the tag wiki. Currently, sequence-analysis reads: [Excerpt] Analysis of a DNA, RNA, or ...
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Is CV's 'Reopen votes' review queue working right now?

A few minutes ago I had to skip the two reopen votes visible in my review queue because I couldn't complete any of them due to a strange error of the kind An error ...
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Bounty community wiki?

I want to get an answer to our new quantile regression community wiki that addresses a particular aspect of quantile regression that is not being addressed in the current answers, so I thought I’d ...
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How much has the traffic of CV fallen over the past one and half years?

Over the past one and a half years, Stack Overflow has lost around 50% 35% of its traffic (Update: Around 15% of the observed loss seems to be related to the recategorization of the Google Analytics ...
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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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How can we encourage new users to edit their closed posts?

New or inexperienced users are sometimes faced with their question (or answer) being closed without any detailed feedback, or even without any comments on their post. While this is definitely the way ...
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Should this question about the Monty Hall problem and odds ratios be closed as off-topic?

Recently I asked the question: How to reason about the Monty Hall problem with odds ratios? It was closed due to being deemed off-topic. I'd like to challenge that decision. The two reasons that were ...
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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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Non-English recommendations of books on mathematical and theoretical statistics or probability? [closed]

There is a large number of questions asking for recommendations of textbooks and material on these fields. Unsurprisingly, given the language of this site and most of its audience, resources are ...
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Really confused about this constant edit suggestion

I keep seeing a user in the Suggested Edits queue doing the exact same edit to several questions, such as this one here. It always has the same typo "Thanks in Adavanced" and the deleted ...
Shawn Hemelstrand's user avatar
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Should quote only answers be treated like link only answers?

As the question suggests, I'm unsure of what to do with flagged answers that only have a quotation and no other commentary. For context, I came across a review today with this answer, which fits this ...
Shawn Hemelstrand's user avatar
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How can I improve my off-topic question?

I recently posted this question and it was quickly closed as off-topic. Could anyone offer any advice as to how this question may be improved, if it is at all salvageable? This will help me with ...
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Feature Request: Both `#Header#` and `# Header #` render as headers

Some people using the Cross Validated Stack Exchange website for the first time have difficulty formatting their sections headers. This is an Example of a Well-Formatted Section Header In particular,...
Samuel Muldoon's user avatar
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June 5 General Moderation Strike: Recap, Possible roles, consequences and other relevant info

I won't beat the bush here: for cognizance of the community, I would briefly state all the recent events that unfolded over the past week or so. And then (my personal opinion) there would be a message ...
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Spam-poster on the loose: Flag, VTC, Both?

We have someone on the loose right now who is making post after post that is grossly off-topic. What is the most helpful action for users to take when we see this? Should we vote to close to hit the ...
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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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Delete [analysis] tag?

I recently encountered analysis and found it to be a bit confusing and unnecessary, despite the detailed tag info. I then discovered this meta thread about it from 2015 that proposed creating the tag: ...
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Possible loss of some images from posts owing to Imgur's plan to remove old, unowned content with low views

Imgur TOS change on May 15th 2023 could cause the loss of thousands of Stack Exchange images! Note first that images with https://i.stack.imgur.com or ...
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Editing an old answer or adding a new answer: which is more appropriate in this case?

I came across an old question Computing p-value using bootstrap with R and I thought that the answers might benefit from a graphical presentation. I liked the answer by Jan S. which shares my idea ...
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Are we free labor for OpenAI?

Recently, I’ve seen a number of CV users plugging questions into ChatGPT to help generate answers/content. Some of these users self-report to be educators. So, here’s the question: When we turn ...
Thomas Bilach's user avatar
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How to identify "sleepy" questions?

Is there any value of ensuring the site retains only answerable questions, and if a question is in fact answerable, is it the responsibility of the community or the moderators to find these questions ...
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Adding a tag for general (non-specific) questions

I think this site could be improved by the addition of a tag for a "general" question, or a "non-specific" question. This tag could be used when the person asking the question is ...
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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 ...
Shawn Hemelstrand's user avatar
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Can anyone explain the reasoning for this migration away from Cross Validated?

This question: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/75944119/variance-of-truncated-normal-distribution asks how to read a formula in order to perform a particular calculation. As I read it, it's not a ...
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Can there be a "new in stats" thread or wiki added somewhere here?

I'm not entirely sure how good this idea is, but basically there have been a few times here where, as a by-product of answering/asking a question, I learn about something fairly new in statistics that ...
Shawn Hemelstrand's user avatar
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Do we need the Drug tag, or can it be discarded?

Do we need the drug tag? It has no wiki, and only 6 questions. "Drugs" are not a statistical topic. While it's true that there are statistical components to medical research about the ...
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Tags for questions involving ChatGPT

We will see more and more questions that involve ChatGPT, in two ways: Questions about the inner workings of ChatGPT and similar Large Language Models (LLMs) Questions about "advice" ...
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
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Downvoting a new member

I just downvoted a post (now deleted) by a new member who has a reputation of one. Downvoting cost me some reputation, but it also cost that user some reputation, or at least it would have if that ...
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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?
Richard Hardy's user avatar
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If and how to ask about soliciting domain knowledge relevant to priors

One of the less precisely-defined (mathematically or otherwise) aspects of performing Bayesian inference is assignment of priors based on domain knowledge, and there are plenty of questions on ...
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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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Inconsistent view count between question page and search results page?

When I search "moose" in the search engine I see this post has 3k views: When I open up the question's page I see 4k views: Is this some kind of difference in rounding rules, or something ...
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To what extent are questions about survey methodology and design appropriate?

I was thinking about asking for academic references relative to conducting a survey on the human population that frequents a transit neighborhood (transit neighborhood may be particularly challenging ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Are questions about ethical use of statistics on-topic?

A strong majority of the questions I have seen on this site relate to technical aspects of statistics such as mathematics, algorithms, and sample design. I am curious if questions about ethics are on-...
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What's the policy on Human/AI collaboration for answering questions?

On Kaggle, recently there is a person who's been answering questions with what is likely customized AI. It's not Chat GPT, but probably something more boutique / hand rolled, and possibly a result of ...
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How to improve attention to interesting/advanced, but complex/difficult, questions?

TL;DR The system promotes popular questions, but popular might not need to align with characteristics that are desirable. Especially complex and difficult questions might be very desirable, but ...
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A broad question has many near duplicates — How to decide whether to suggest it for closing?

This weekend a question got asked about exploratory analysis and p-hacking: Is "Exploratory Data Analysis" Fundamentally At Odds With "P-Hacking"? This is a broad topic to begin ...
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What Questions are acceptable in the Machine Learning section of Cross Validated?

I posted a question on here recently that was closed: I was unsure if it fit into this site anyway, so I'm fine with it being closed. But it left me wondering, what is an acceptable Machine Learning ...
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Where can we see and learn about the Winter Bash 2022 hats?

I earned hats on CV! I earned secret hats on CV! Where are these secrets divulged? This is very important stuff, people!
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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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Are CV citations indexed?

I just noticed that CV questions have a "cite" option that returns the BibTeX citation of the question. I just did a quick search in StackOverflow and Data Science SE and none of them have ...
Carlos Mougan's user avatar
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Why was this question closed if they are not directly asking for the answer of their homework?

As the title suggests, I saw this question from a new user here. The question was closed as self-study and I can understand why...on the surface it appears to be asking for someone to solve the ...
Shawn Hemelstrand's user avatar
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What to do about answers written by ChatGPT

As you may be aware, over the last week Stack Overflow has been plagued by some users' feeding questions posted there into the chat-bot 'ChatGPT' then copy-&-pasting its responses into purported ...
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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 ...
utobi's user avatar
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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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