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Algorithms apparently off-topic: should we edit the help page?

I believe I originally formulated this clause. The intended meaning of "algorithm" could more clearly be rendered as "implementation of an algorithm." It was not meant to suggest that (statistically-...
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A reference to tell OPs to include in the original question the details added in comments

If a poster won't act on your comment alone, they likely won't act on anything else (less than closure). It does sometimes help to be specific when asking, to mention the word edit specifically; ...
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Where did the link to the help go?

In case you missed it, the link to the help is back (next to other buttons on top-right menu).
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Where did the link to the help go?

Note: the link to help can now be found under the SE 'hamburger' with chat. In some ways, I think the new top bar is better than the old one. Not having a convenient link to the help or tour pages,...
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Should the Open Data SE be linked to from the "On topic" help center page?

I think Open Data SE should be linked to from the “On topic” help center page for the following three reasons: Public betas are very unlikely to close. Quote from a moderator: " it's been a long time ...
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Where did the link to the help go?

Users with low reputation should still see a help link in the top bar, but users with (I think) more than some particular amount of reputation will see other tools in the same position. The help ...
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Algorithms apparently off-topic: should we edit the help page?

A possible alternative would be "if it's about writing or implementing code,". This distinguishes it from statistical algorithms altogether by using language specific to programming.
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Where is the FAQ?

For guys arriving here now, the hyperlinks on the Cross Validated (CV) tour page were fixed (as stated by cardinal). Where is the FAQ? CV's Tour. For quick comprehension about how the Stack Exchange ...
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Should the Open Data SE be linked to from the "On topic" help center page?

GIS is a graduated site. Economics & Open Data are still in beta. ISTM that it doesn't make a lot of sense to start changing help pages to point to sites that might not exist in six months time: ...
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