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OP here. I had no idea this discussion existed until I just now randomly clicked on it in the "Featured on Meta" window on the side of the website, so I'm late to the party. The previous question was indeed based on the same problem description, but the problem itself was different. It is common knowledge that, in such a case, best practice is ...


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Done. There's supposed to be a mechanism for users to propose tag synonyms, but it is rarely invoked and never works because it requires (as I recall) five votes for approval and there's no queue to alert people a synonym is pending. For the record, this change is effected by creating the new tag and merging the old tag with the new as a "synonym." ...


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Closing poor questions quicker increases the quality of the site as a whole. I agree with the others that it can stay permanently. Since you asked what might be interesting to analyze: One potential side effect is that more questions will get closed without any comments giving details. This may seem unwelcoming to new users (they can at least be referred to ...


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Looking at my voting history for the last few days I observe two things. Most of the ones where I voted to close have indeed been closed and obviously I would not expect 100% anyway. I am sure I am wrong every so often, for some meaning of wrong. Since there is still only a handful of regular close voters this implies to me that the change must have had a ...


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I've long thought we ought to close questions faster and grumbled that the burden on the small number of active, high-rep users with close-vote privileges was too high. I'd also support some other changes that reduce this burden (e.g. reducing the points threshold for close-vote privileges a bit, increasing users' daily limit of votes), but 3-vote closure ...


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A poster can delete their question if there isn't an upvoted answer. You are entitled to feel irritated, even annoyed, if you answered the question, or regarded the question as good but made extensive comments, and then the OP deleted. But this is allowed behaviour. It's happened to me -- and to many others, I imagine. Conversely, when comments run that a ...


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false-discovery-rate (wiki, 245 Q) false-positive-rate (wiki, 40 Q)


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cca (No wiki, 8 questions) canonical-correlation (Has wiki; refers to CCA; 119 questions) Further supported by @ttnphns’s remark on this post: Comparing eigenvectors between embeddings


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identifiability (186 threads) $\leftarrow$ parameter-identification (2 threads, no Wiki). identifiability is synonymous with identification and so I think it covers parameter-identification.


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