Why has this question (https://quant.stackexchange.com/questions/9796/how-to-make-money, or this https://quant.stackexchange.com/questions/9790/fastest-backtesting-engine [OP has been repeatedly asked to be more specific]) not been closed but put on hold or even left open?
I am really disappointed with the drop in quality and the hesitance of moderators to do much about it. I provided numerous suggestions and ideas how to screen first-time users (such as pre-screening of questions of those with less than x reps, more aggressive deletion of odd questions, answering some Qs before joining,...) , nothing has changed since the first day I joined.
While I understand that nowadays every high school dropout calls himself a quant as soon as he has come across the term tick data or back-test/pricing engines I was hoping that a certain level of quality and professionalism will be upheld on this site but this is definitely not the case, especially not in the past couple months.
I am just trying to be honest but I do not feel its fun anymore to contribute because its a pain to having to sift through all this garbage.
Can't completely inappropriate questions be entirely deleted off the page and the user's account removed or the user warned that this was the first and only warning? I mean, there is a clear Q&A and signing up users should be aware of the requested (required?) format and which questions are definitely off-topic. Violate etiquette with your broker once and your line gets cut but here it seems repeat offenders are more than welcome. I remember when I joined and had a bit of an argument that my entire account was put on hold. Seems I was mistaken and that this must have happened on a different website.
Can't something be done to uphold the professionalism of this website? I am willing to get engaged and help out. But should nothing be done I do not think I will stick around for too much longer. It gets embarrassing to have clients and colleagues see my profile right next to questions about NinjaTrader and content where users have no idea about the difference between tick and compressed 'bar' or what have you type of time series data. If such questions are welcome here then could someone please make it clear to me so that I can make up my own mind to continue to spend my time here or elsewhere.