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Is there no cite tag to generate a bibtex MISC entry for answers on Cross Validated?

CV shows up in papers sometimes, so I turned on the citation option this morning: This option should make it just a bit easier to reference the great work you all are doing here.
Jon Ericson's user avatar
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Increasing reputation needed for creating tags?

I think us going towards a higher threshold is reasonable. In a way, CV.SE is a mature site/community anyway so the "obvious" tags are by and large covered. Bringing our threshold in line ...
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Would it make sense to add Data Science SE to the list of suggested sites for migration of a question?

The migration dialog provides a short list of target sites. These are the sites all users may choose as likely targets. Because it's important to get along with other sites, it is crucial that all ...
whuber's user avatar
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How to change SE’s readability-destroying font?

Here is a reasonable work-around on FireFox: Install Stylus. Click Stylus' badge in the tool bar, and select Manage. Select Write new style, and paste the below into it (edit as needed, e.g., add <...
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Should we have some interactive games or tools about statistics and data science? If yes, Suggest game or tool ideas

We have no control on the code used on the site, so there is no way for us to introduce new features to the site. You could send this to Stack Exchange Inc as a feature request, but I find it unlikely ...
Tim's user avatar
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How to follow a question?

The closest thing to this we currently offer is an RSS feed for every question: You can follow the feed from there, and get notifications with whichever feed reader you have. It should be updated ...
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How do I attach articles to a question or response in Cross Validated?

If somebody owns the copyright to an article, and has it behind a paywall, they probably won't look kindly on SE posting it as an attachment in one form or another. In addition, such a change would ...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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How to change SE’s readability-destroying font?

I'm sorry that this change has harmed your experience using the site. Unfortunately, this is a system-wide change. It is out of our hands as CV moderators. More information: We are switching to system ...
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Is there a way to compile an ordered list of questions/answers that would form a tutorial for learning Statistics from scratch?

Profitable for whom? The question is germane as Stack Exchange is a business, although most of us pay nothing and get no income either. If you mean useful for students, then surely, but that is just ...
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Can CV bookmark index questions for which others are commonly closed as duplicates?

There isn't really such a mechanism that I'm aware of. There may be a partial strategy available if the question is well captured by an existing tag, and you can assume the tags are used correctly (...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Suspension and length of suspension of irrespective of user merits?

The moderators won't discuss individual cases. Although the person in question has not been identified, everyone in the thread knows who it is, which leads to an uncomfortable mix of discussion of ...
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Why there are no tags for score-test and nuisance parameter or wikipedia?

Anyone with the create tags privilege can create a new tag, although some created tags are later merged into others or deleted. When someone perceives the need for a tag, they type a new name in the <...
gung - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Is there a way to cite a post other than providing the full link?

The use of off-site URL shorteners has been discouraged for a long time: No URL Shorteners URL Shorteners cleanup Our official URL shortener list is here: What shortened URLs are available through ...
Rob's user avatar
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Shouldn't up-voting be much more limited, at least for answers in very hot topics?

This site allows any user* to vote +/- on any question and any answer (unless some very specific circumstances), you can like it or not. The natural consequence is that the older Q&A's and the ...
Tim's user avatar
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Shouldn't up-voting be much more limited, at least for answers in very hot topics?

I agree with the answers by @Tim and @amoeba but a dimension in the discussion deserves more elaboration than comments make easy. The question -- a little perversely, as at the moment of writing you ...
Nick Cox's user avatar
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Counting accepted answers towards tag badges

This kind of change is widely unpopular - not because people don't think a change should be made, but because this is a very "meh" kind of change. Yes, the current system is somewhat unfair to those ...
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Can there be a "new in stats" thread or wiki added somewhere here?

The only way we could have it is to create a community wiki question that anyone could answer. There is no blog functionality in StackExchange.com, so it could only be a question with answers. There ...
Tim's user avatar
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An automatic filter that would detect bad questions when they are written and suggest ways to improve them

On some sites, the "ask question" pages will pop up just-in-time help when users seem to be getting ready to ask about certain topics. Of course, the specific topics and exact help text vary from ...
Pops's user avatar
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Adding a tag for general (non-specific) questions

At the very outset, let me share my own quick assessment of your cited examples (your own posts) based on the original forms (without looking at any of the comments, at first): $\bullet$ Are large ...
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Is there a way to cite a post other than providing the full link?

As noticed in the comments, the shortest link is https://stats.meta.stackexchange.com/q/6414 (this question), where the ...
Tim's user avatar
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Increasing reputation needed for creating tags?

I've raised the reputation required to create tags to 1000 - in general this setting doesn't get customized on a per-site basis. It's pretty much 300 network-wide with the exception of Math and ...
Catija's user avatar
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Show reason for closure when reviewing questions for reopening

So, originally when this queue was created it was only a queue for questions that received reopen votes. It only ever had the "Question" tab which already displays a banner which lists the reason it ...
animuson's user avatar
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Suspension and length of suspension of irrespective of user merits?

Echoing what Sycorax noted and what has been explained in this Meta post: How long do suspensions usually last for? It really depends on the mod or the user, but usually, via the system-recommended ...
User1865345's user avatar
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Shouldn't up-voting be much more limited, at least for answers in very hot topics?

Regarding your general feature request I agree with @Tim's answer: you can raise it on Meta.SE if you want but I think it has zero chances of being implemented. Regarding your specific example of my ...
amoeba's user avatar
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Support for bibtex / ams citation exports from stats.SE Q/A

This feature now exists with the "cite" link underneath each question. (Just to close this question.)
Stephan Kolassa's user avatar
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Feature request for tracking votes for low rep users

Low rep users can "favorite" questions in order to keep track of questions that they found useful. Favorite questions are listed separately from votes in the profile history and do not require ...
Alexander Li's user avatar
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Should or can a formatter for Mathematica code be added?

We as a community, or as moderators, have no way of adding it. It is a kind of change that can be done by the StackExchange developers. Personally, I see no reason for adding it. Mathematica is far ...
Tim's user avatar
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Should or can a formatter for Mathematica code be added?

I think if I were writing Mathematica code to illustrate a statistical point for readers who probably aren't familiar with Mathematica, I shouldn't want to use Greek letters. On their own, they're ...
Scortchi - Reinstate Monica's user avatar
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Could we have a tag for question about books?

Any threshold for splitting/merging is somewhat arbitrary, but I personally think the references tag already meets our needs sufficiently. Specifics like books/textbooks/papers can be noted in the ...
mkt's user avatar
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Should or can a formatter for Mathematica code be added?

When answering questions on this site with Mathematica code, Greek letters and special characters (which are valid in variable names in Mathematica) look like ...
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