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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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During the last six months we have migrated 400 posts and none of them have gone to the Philosophy site. This is not due to lack of awareness or inability to do so: moderators review close votes and can perform migrations to any SE site. On that basis alone there appears to be no need for this feature. The meaning and interpretation of the terms and ...

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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 proportional to the number of questions with that tag (actually, it's probably the log or square root, etc., of the number [no it isn't, note the comment from @...

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Yes! This is a grand idea.

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There are many ways to promote good statistical practice. For example, one-on-one tutoring by experts would likely be invaluable to those receiving the tutoring, if a somewhat inefficient use of expert time. We may not be able to pursue every form of encouraging good practice within the goals of the SE network. CV's central purpose is a statistical question-...

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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 that they would introduce site-specific features given how many Stack Exchange sites there are. Moreover, this is a Q&A site, it has a specific purpose.

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The moderator elections are fairly well announced and documented on the site - I'd suggest that anyone paying sufficiently little attention to the site to not notice the elections going on is probably poorly suited to being a moderator. Which means, in all likelihood, if someone hasn't put their name in, it's because they don't want to be moderator. And if ...

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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 with edits and answers, but not comments. Other than that, you can also favorite a question, and it'll be highlighted on your favorite posts tab anytime there are ...

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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 our users with vote-to-migrate privileges well understand the on-topic criteria at those sites. For years the only options have been SO, Math, and our own Meta ...

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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 haven't tested posting questions at this point (I hesitate to spam the site with tests). I'll try to find out for sure whether the limit applies to questions, ...

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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 auto-awarded" message is somewhat misleading about what the situation is, because it either seems to suggest that there's nothing to do and it will definitely ...

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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 have to be implemented SE-wide by the developers. Note further that it wouldn't be relevant for most sites. So, while I see your point, I don't think this is ...

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I believe you are referring to Significance: p-value or t-value? and I would have vote to leave it opened (unfortunately, my buggy phone browser led me to just skip it). The suggested near duplicate asks for more general definitions of t- and p-values in the context of null hypothesis statistical testing, which the present post doesn't: In my view, it asks ...

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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. Basically, each user gets one draft for questions and one for answers, and the answer draft is cleared if the user posts a new answer (the same for questions). ...

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As @AndreSilva notes, this cannot be done within the SE ecosystem. It is important that voting be anonymous. As a result, who has voted on what cannot be accessed by anyone except the developers. You cannot get this information either directly or indirectly from the SE data dump, for instance. (For example, it is not possible to query and find out your ...

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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 progressed a little and the pros and cons of the idea become fully apparent.) The wording of my proposal is Questions about obtaining specific datasets are off-...

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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 to discuss it first here on CV's Meta & to link to your proposal if you decide to make one. Your example—questions involving R—has been much ...

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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 not the main way that SE (including CV) was designed or is maintained. CV for example is messier than Wikipedia (although on many topics more nearly ...

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The help on editing lists some circumstances in which it's okay to edit posts (i.e. questions and answers). These include: To fix grammar and spelling mistakes To clarify the meaning of the post (without changing that meaning) The first suggests that typos should probably be fixed, and the second clarifies that we must be careful to preserve the intent. ...

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There are better ways to show appreciation than nominating someone Moderator (offer a bounty for example for answering above and beyond the call of duty, for example.) Additional effort has to be gone into if more than a set number of nominations are received; ten or more nominations results in the Primary system kicking in, effectively a round of voting to ...

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It's a feature, present throughout SE, to defend against the hordes of off-topic misguided comments that would appear without such a restriction. (The community closes tens of answers-cum-comments each day as it is.) As a moderator I would just love to be able to grant people like you higher privileges instantly, on the evidence of goodwill and ...

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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 question. CrossValidated is a good fit if your question is of this type: "What model is appropriate here? (Pointers to R packages would be appreciated....

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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 (ahem). In that case, you can search on the tag by clicking it, and you can sort the threads categorized under that tag by Frequent. That will give you the ...

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I don't think so since its tag excerpt (as it reads on math.se) may suggest endless discussion or personal opinion, with no accepted answer, which does not fit well with QAs sites like this. We also have the community-owned option. Besides, you may well end up with an acceptable answer for this particular question.

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I think you have to use unicode within the $\LaTeX$ code: ${\bf \unicode[Times]{x3B1}}$ ${\bf \unicode[Times]{x3B2}}$ ${\bf \unicode[Times]{x3B3}}$ will result in ${\bf \unicode[Times]{x3B1}}$ ${\bf \unicode[Times]{x3B2}}$ ${\bf \unicode[Times]{x3B3}}$ See the Wikipedia page for the Greek Alphabet for the unicode for ...

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I cannot determine this for sure, and had no hand in it (even moderators have very limited abilities to see votes and no powers to change them), but I can find indications that this user had been abusing the voting system. For instance, a few of our most active participants lost one vote each; you lost a lot. Such dedicated voting at best reflects a narrow ...

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On tex.SE, moderators and other users often leave a welcome message to all newcomers; it usually includes a link to their FAQ, as well as specific details regarding the question itself (e.g., adding a minimal reproducible example). I like this idea, and maybe we could add some greeting message to our Library of helpful responses? I'm not sure we need to ...

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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 of your points: First, I would simply link to the prior thread at the beginning of your new question, with a short statement that your question is inspired by ...

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