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Same username, with different capitalization?

Until today I was unaware that it was possible for 2 users to have the exact same username with different capitalizations . I came across a user who probably changed their username to PhDStudent. This ...
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Why did I get downvoted?

I got downvoted for this question. Is there anything wrong with this question? If so, please let me know and I will take it down. It's bad enough that I am not getting any answers or sensible feedback....
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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What makes a question too elementary?

Here is a link to a question that I posted: My Question Here is a link to another question: Another Question Given that my question was too elementary, I do not understand why the second question is ...
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Attempted vandalism in tag descriptions

I just rejected 2 suggested edits by a user who joined today and wanted to change "pairs trading market-neutral" to "pairs reading is marketing natural". Please be vigilant. https:/...
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Advice on modifying a question for re-opening?

I have a question posted here regarding what is common knowledge with regards to handling a relatively common non-homogeneous data stream (time & sales and level 2 data from an exchange) that is ...
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Could some version of a "most factually incorrect quantitative finance wrong answers from AI" question be on-topic?

I've been pondering whether some version of this question might be on-topic. One question and AI response per answer, communty wiki flag and an explanation of why the AI response is wrong would be ...
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Bumping up questions

I've noticed that sometimes posters bump their own questions up by making tiny mods to the question. Is there a way to stop this from happening, eg only admin / community can place questions at the ...
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Suggestion regarding questions with answers not marked as answered

This has been something that has popped into my mind several times over the years. It happened again yesterday regarding this question. My suggestion is to consider adding the functionality to flag ...
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Are questions about empirical relations of economical parameters on-topic?

Are questions about empirical relations of economical parameters on-topic on this site? I asked this question on the personal finance site and it (rightfully) has been closed as off-topic since it did ...
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Dealing with new users asking basic questions

How should we treat basic questions from new users that normally get closed for being off-topic, but are not completely alienating (i.e. "solve my homework for me")? Obviously, basic ...
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Your new site design is live!

As you can see, the new design just went live! At this point, we are done with major revisions to the design (although you can still report CSS/styling bugs by starting a new post and tagging it with ...
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How a book recommendation question should be phrased?

I asked a question regarding a book recommendation, which was closed as opinion-based. I see that this website if full of questions asking book recommendations. Consider this What are the quantitative ...
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How are badges introduced or retired?

I recently noticed that the badge Tumbleweed was retired. How are these decisions made?
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Quantitative Finance site design and logo — Draft

As mentioned in our first post – below you'll find the site design we came up with based on your original ideas for the Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange site. After researching and reading through ...
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Disagree as to reason why my question was closed

My question was closed. The reason given is that the answer is "common knowledge". I certainly do not believe it is common knowledge as to which mechanism is the best predictor of Bank of ...
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2022: a year in moderation

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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