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I downvoted your question because the part about job-related questions doesn't make sense, and it's unrelated to the site policy: this is a Statistics Q&A - nowhere in the list of questions one should avoid asking is it mentioned that questions related to the OP's job must not be asked. The only valid criterion to judge a question is whether it is a ...


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I don't think there's a problem with asking questions related to work, and I would go farther than others and say that this is not always because the OP has a "routine" job. Statistics is a big field! No one person is expert in all of it. Now, if I (as a consultant) get a request for which I am simply unqualified (e.g. something with time series) then I ...


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If a question asks about doing someone's homework and does not meet the requirements of self-study questions described in here, then what you should do is cast a close vote: Close -> off-topic because... -> Self-study questions [...] If the question asks about debugging or reviewing someone's code (in many cases it will also be off-topic on http://...


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Yes! This is a grand idea.


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To add to Tim's answer: according to how you've described it, your second example should be closed as too broad (cf Top k List of Reasons to Close a Question Immediately). And it's not germane whether it's for work, study, or fun. These kind of questions differ from self-study ones (exercises, book-work) in that it's only for the latter that it's even ...


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CV (and the field of statistics in general) seems to suffer from the problem that basic statistics knowledge is necessary in so many fields and required to solve so many problems, yet professional statisticians are few and far between. This I think is the main reason why there are so many new unanswered questions every day on this site. (As a corollary, I ...


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Is CV an appropriate place to ask such questions? No, because the Stack Exchange platform has a policy that questions which seek primarily opinion-based answers are off-topic. You can visit the help center page to learn more about which subjects are on topic in this community. I'd also like to recommend the following reading from the help center: What ...


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As someone who is the owner of an online business which relies heavily on consultants of many different types and flavors - I'll summarize by saying ABSOLUTELY. Why? Cross-validation. Or, at the risk of being semantically reprimanded for using that word in a more general sense, they've done forms of "work" or "their art" in a raw form and it's peer-...


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I would suggest that most professional people asking such questions are doing so because they have a routine job and are being asked to do something outside their comfort zone, rather than being lazy. Ultimately almost everyone on the site will be using knowledge gained to provide monetary gain for someone, so we shouldn't discriminate against commercial ...


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Why should anyone ask a question in CV? 1) Homework 2) Research or application in a professional capacity (PhD candidate, professor, researcher, analyst, consultant) 3) Self study, for whatever reason Asking for help in a Q & A forum, is always about "do something that I say I can't". Be it homework, research related or work related, it is always about "...


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I personally do not have problems with the 'do my professional work' question an sich. That means, to me the fact that people are getting paid for answers to questions that other people gave is not a problem (and you could extend this type of questions to more than people with real jobs, also researchers, teachers, other goverment employees and students can ...


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Meh..... I don't really care either way.


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