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Question has been marked duplicate with unrelated topic

I posted the following question: Looking for techniques or tools to add news/technical events to historical price charts The question asks about visualizing news events on price chart time axis. ...
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Is Quant.SE the right place for questions about Central Bank Monetary polcies?

I have questions about Central Banks Monetary Policy. What is the right SE forum for that?
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QF overflow for graduate and research questions?

Apologies in advance if this is not the right place to ask this question. But I was wondering if, at some point in the future, it would make sense to have a QF overflow as well. Like the mathematics ...
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Custom Quantitative Finance design and logo - Information gathering

Congratulations, Quantitative Finance community! We’re going to be creating a custom site design for you that we hope will represent your subject and we want you all to really love it. You’ve been ...
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What counts as an Easy / Beginner Question?

Recently, I posted a question that closed because it was considered a beginner's question. Here is a link to the question: It is not clear to me what counts as a beginner's question. The question came ...
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What to do with 'simple' questions?

over the last years I have made the observation that we have a lot of questions in this board that may be deemed 'simple' from and are commmonly answered using the comment-function instead of the ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Are pedagogical questions off-topic?

Note: If downvote for meta means no to a yes/no question, then... Edit: Ah, a downvote. Ok so I guess it's ON-topic. I am asking because of this Is it fair in an introductory stochastic calculus/...
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Voluntary sign up to digest email from QSE

In another post here (Anything we can do to bring dormant high-rep users back?), we discussed how to bring inactive users back to participating at QSE. Having been less active recently myself, I ...
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Advice on where to ask questions about lower-level finance questions?

I'm currently studying for the SOA's Investment and Financial Markets exam, which covers Corporate Finance and Derivatives. These topics seem to be a little too low-level to qualify for this site, and ...
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Would a question about delivery of an underlying at maturity be on topic?

I have been doing some surface-scratching reading about energy market derivatives. In particular, electricity market derivatives. Nowadays, when one trades futures on an index such as the S&P 500, ...
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Anything we can do to bring dormant high-rep users back?

Having browsed through the "top 50" user profiles, I noted that quite a few of them haven't visited the website in a while, some even in years. Whilst it's understandable that many people ...
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Is there an on topic way to ask about a "common knowledge" issue arising from an on-topic answer which seems wrong?

I recently have read this thread: How to calculate Sharpe Ratio from $ returns?. I realised that the two methods given as an answer by the accepted post are not consistent, they give different results....
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Should only 3 users be allowed to close questions?

This question is a follow up on my previous question on Quant Meta SE here and on what was suggested in the comments on the Main Meta SE here (i.e. to ask another question here on Quant Meta, with a ...
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Too many low quality posts recently

Edit (25 Feb 2021): as per the discussion on the Meta SE in the comments underneath my question there, it was suggested I ask a new question here on Quant SE Meta with a much narrower scope, such as &...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Answer deletion

I posted an answer to a question, but my answer was promptly deleted, apparently because I didn't cite my source. I didn't cite my source because my answer came directly from my own working paper on ...
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Data source question, freshness and relevance of "Sources lists"

I have a question about my Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange post: Commodities API data source First I don't mean to come to community and instantly question the way it works but please bare with ...
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Definitive "How did you become a quant?" community wiki

A variation of the dreaded "How do I become a quant?" gets posted pretty regularly. (A related one is "How do I come-up with trading strategies?", which I find even worse.) I propose to have a ...
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What's the process whereby a "duplicate" designation gets removed?

Suppose some post has been marked as "[duplicate]". Next, suppose that the author of the post edits the post, and thereby makes a sufficiently convincing case for why the post is not a duplicate ...
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PhD in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, and/or Statistics?

Moderator Bob Jansen unilaterally closed PhD in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, and/or Statistics? as "seeking career advice". But I intended this to be a question on education? How can I improve it?
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Why did Mr Bob Jansen unilaterally delete questions on a high schooler's questions on studying Quantitative Finance?

Moderator Bob Jansen commented I'm having trouble convincing myself you're not trolling here. I certainly was not trolling, but Mr Jansen deleted both questions. Please counsel me how I can ...
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Why'd rational investors never cut losses and re-invest into same strike, unless they knew something?

How can I re-write Why'd rational investors never cut losses and re-invest into same strike, unless they knew something? to make it on topic?
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Dealing with "Sources Questions" and or "Community Lists"

It just struck me that I closed a question, related to data source request for specific information, as a duplicate. However there is no guarantee that the data source answer lies in the community ...
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Process to re-ignite a thread on quant finance in stack exchange

I posted a question a while ago on quant stackexchange but seems like not a lot of people have viewed it and it hasn't received any response. What are some ways I can re-ignite that thread and bring ...
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New tag - quantum computing in finance

Would it be possible to introduce new tag quantum-computing-for-finance? I found some question on this topic, so it seems reasonable to introduce it. However, I have not enough reputation to create ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Do we need/want down votes?

Well, the title of the question should be self-explanatory. I personally don't find down votes helpful. Reminds me of middle/high school and cliques. If a question and/or answer is outstanding or ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Stackoverflow, retroactively increased reputation for answers, with a fair rational behind it

Shall discuss merits and problems of implementing such a change in quant.finance?
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Current tag synonym candidates

I suggest adopting the following system for handling tags that could be made synonyms. The system has worked well on Cross Validated: see here. Please post your tag synonym suggestions as new answers ...
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Shouldn't these two tags be synonyms?

Shouldn't tag irs and tag interest-rate-swap be synonyms?
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Flagging answers which do not directly answer the question

How should we deal with answers, which have some valuable contribution, but technically do not really answer the question? Let's take a look at this answer. The question (in short) was: Does ...
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Why is the r tag merged into the programming tag but the python tag is not?

I got engaged in a 'R versus python' debate recently. One argument for python was that it is more popular, observed on Stack Overflow tags count (you can run the query here). It show both tags count ...
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Close option should allow stackoverflow.com [duplicate]

There was a question about using QuantLib in Python. As of this writing, there are 665 questions on Stackoverflow concerning the tag QuantLib. I'd like to recommend that when someone closes a topic ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Quantitative Finance's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Quantitative Finance is scheduled for an election next week, May 20....
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Can you tag other users in a comment?

Assume I want to tag a user in comment to a question in which the User is not involved. Is that possible? Assume user AAA have asked a question. I am user BBB and I want to comment and tag another ...
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Broken link on the on-topic page

The How do I become a quant? link in What topics can I ask about here? is broken. Please fix.
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More moderators - New Elections

Quant Finance has 3 moderators, @Olaker, @BobJansen and @SRKX. From what I observe BobJansen is a regular and very active moderator. As of today Olaker has not been seen on the site since 10th Feb ...
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Are emojis allowed on this site?

This question is already discussed here, where emojis are seen as noise and several issues of displaying emojis on different devices are seen as a drawback. How should we handle emojis and are they a ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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What process exists to allow quants to engage in activity on this site?

[Migrated from Main] I have interacted with many people in the quant space, and many of them had to quit every single aspect of their online presence when they were hired in this position. Note I ...
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What is wrong with this question?

What is a good indicator to use as multiple with ATR to measure trailing stop loss in Forex?
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Mark question as duplicate / cross-post from other SE site

Some users originally ask a question on Cross-Validated and as they get no answer there, the same question is cross-posted here. I would like to flag the cross-post here as a duplicate / cross-post ...
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Edit question with minor typo

I just answered this question and found a typo within the definition of the $CF_j$ formula. I wanted to edit the question and correct the typo, which is essentially for the subsequent math and the ...
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Odd and Unintended Formatting

I just recently answered the following question: MM strategy to interactive with IB API. See my answer here. However in my answer, spaces were deleted, lines spaced oddly and italics added to ...
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