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How to ask statistical questions about sensitive or taboo topics (e.g. pornography)?

If the subject matter of a statistical analysis is unsavoury, or otherwise emotive, best to not go into more detail than you need to. I agree with @StephanKolassa here—your statistical question in ...
8 votes

How to ask statistical questions about sensitive or taboo topics (e.g. pornography)?

To be honest, I would have preferred your question to have been more generic. There are lots of other places where users can provide tags (for instance, all StackExchange sites), and nothing would ...
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What should the "MathJax help" link (in the LaTeX section of the "Editing Help" page) point to?

Personally, I'm all for having the link as $\TeX$ is heavily used on our site and while most of the users seem to be familiar with it, it's not all, and sometimes the knowledge is partial, for example ...
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Obtaining answers with site imposed stumbling blocks that stifle and prevent communication and feedback

That seems like a mistake by Stack Overflow. We shouldn’t be closing questions as “off-topic due to being coding questions” when they have been migrated from there. In fact, I thought there was a way ...
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Obtaining answers with site imposed stumbling blocks that stifle and prevent communication and feedback

A sense of frustration is reflected here. So, it deserves few explication: It is imperative for the community to seek clarification from OP - it enhances the chance of receiving a meaningful answer. ...
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How to ask statistical questions about sensitive or taboo topics (e.g. pornography)?

Honestly, I see no problem with your question. It was a good idea from your side to deliberately avoid giving an example that would use explicit language. The question was later edited to remove ...
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Why are these blog recommendations questions considered off-topic?

We have the references where you can find many threads about book recommendations, I guess the questions about blogs could fall into this bucket as well. The question you linked was closed because of ...
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Why are these blog recommendations questions considered off-topic?

I am not entirely against the formation of a community wiki Q&A about relevant blogs for some topics. However, one critical note: these things often tend to end up in long lists of answers that ...
2 votes

Why are these blog recommendations questions considered off-topic?

These questions tend not to be a good fit for the site format. If one is not extremely careful, these tend to devolve into opinion polls, where the primary criterion for voting is what people ...
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2 votes
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A Proposal for a Change to the Bounty Rules

3 Does someone have data on how many bounties are not awarded each year? Data on bounties is available in the votes table of the database. The easiest way would be to count the number of bounties ...
2 votes
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Two 50-point bounties at once?

This is the question. While I posted an answer is hopes of bringing some resolution to an old question, I am not happy with the speculative nature of my answer, so I wanted a definitive answer. ...
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Should we undelete reasonable questions that have been closed as duplicates?

There is not enough benefit of keeping such questions to undelete them. Yes, they may make finding relevant questions easier, but on another hand, they add to the overall "noise" of the ...
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Should we undelete reasonable questions that have been closed as duplicates?

I did this on Math.SE yesterday. My question was (correctly) closed as a duplicate. Because I had made some incorrect assumptions in the question, I decided that it would be best to delete it and keep ...
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