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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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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.
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New interesting page: TagOverflow

This is the output from a social network analysis. (I don't know much about SNA, but we have a tag for it, social-network.) Specifically, this is an undirected graph where the sizes of the nodes are ...
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Having a SO Careers in the drop down?

Yes! This is a grand idea.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Is there a reputation threshold for including pictures in questions (and answers)?

As a test, I just included an image in an answer with a new account: As you see, you only need 1 reputation -- which everyone gets -- to do that. (Since it's a useless answer, I also deleted it.) I ...
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Improve messaging on upcoming bounty expiration

Moderators can't do anything about what happened to the bounty, sorry. In fact there are very few circumstances in which we can do anything at all with bounties. I definitely agree that the "will be ...
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How to save a draft version of a question?

It is not possible yet to save drafts on multiple questions or answers, but it is possible to do that with one question and with one answer, since 2010-10-01. More details on this Meta SE thread. ...
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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 ...
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Include 'asking for datasets' reason in the off-topic dialog

I think it's a good idea, so I have formally proposed it. Adoption requires approval of at least one other moderator. (I imagine the other mods might hold back approval until this discussion has ...
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When could a "tag" become a "stack exchange community"?

Area 51 is the Stack Exchange site for proposing new Stack Exchange sites. If your idea for a new site comes from observing commonalities among off-topic questions on Cross Validated, it'd be sensible ...
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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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Do we want tag warnings?

Proposed r tag warning If your question is of the following type: "How do I do X in R?", then CrossValidated is not the best place to ask. Here is a list of support resources for this kind of ...
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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 (...
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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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How to link to a specific answer?

If you click on the faint gray "share" at the bottom right of an answer, a small box will pop up with a link highlighted. This link is an abbreviated version of the full link (it takes up fewer ...
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Adding bounty to an already bountied question

That seems reasonable, but it is beyond our control; it would have to be adopted by the developers. You could ask on meta.SE (but also note that they keep tabs on site metas to stay aware of requests ...
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Notify a user in a new question

There seems to be a lot packed into your question. As far as the parts that consider changing the SE system, I suspect that is unlikely to occur. Here are a few concrete suggestions regarding some ...
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When will Cross Validated get new 2015 Stack Exchange user pages? (Update: they are now available)

The nearest I have to an actual answer is here; the new profile pages will appear when the CSS changes go through. At that link there's a list of SE sites that have been done and a list of sites that ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Include 'asking for datasets' reason in the off-topic dialog

I have no in-principle objection, but I also think that there's a present route that works well enough: close > Off-topic > Other ... and I think that possibly the close dialog may be a better place ...
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Finding where/how reputation went down

When (certain low-rep) users are removed from the site, all their votes are reversed. (This is a matter of ongoing debate, so please do not discuss it here: visit the main meta site.) The SE team ...
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Could someone create tag Rayleigh-distribution?

You cannot create your own tags, even on your own questions, until your reputation is >300 (see privileges: create tags). Since it is your own question, and seems relevant, I edited your post to ...
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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 ...
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