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What can we do for R/Finance 2013?

The R/Finance conference is gearing up for May. Since many of our participants are R users, is there anything we can do to support this? I posted about this conference rather late a couple years ago, ...
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Question revival of the week

I occasionally peruse some of the older questions on the site and often find some really insightful questions that, for whatever reason, didn't get the attention they deserve at the time they were ...
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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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Can we change the category of our site?

I extremely believe Quantitative finance is a science. The history of this branch of mathematics can tell us that Quantitative finance is a science, not business. Can we change this situation? How?
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Should statistics-heavy questions be directed to Cross Validated?

I have noticed a lot of questions on QF that are 90% or more about statistics and hardly depend on the financial application at hand. Since there exists a sister site Cross Validated for statistical ...
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What should we do about questions asking about Market data or Data sources in General?

There seem to be alot of questions in the form of "Where can I find ..... type of data". On stack overflow, questions like this are usually community wiki as there ...
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Weekly topic challenge for the week of January 8, 2012: Portfolio Management

This week's topic challenge is Portfolio Management, with an emphasis on Signal Weighting. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic ...
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Do we need to raise our standards on what is an acceptable question?

Joel Spolsky mentions in podcast #30 that he has asked true experts in quantitative finance what they think about this site, and they tell him that the questions are all "really beginner questions" ...
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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, ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 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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Is “Financial Markets” Area 51 proposal redundant?

I notice that there is a proposal for "Financial Markets" in Area51 ( link ) with currently 118 followers. It is defined as: Proposed Q&A site for investors and analysts of the financial ...
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Are `Find me X` questions on topic here?

We are seeing a few questions of the type. "Where can I find x", where x can be free market data, a paper, a trading system, or a how to tutorial. Should we make a decision as to what types of ...
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Reviving the weekly topic challange?

Why not revive the weekly topic challange ? The general Question could be asked directly on the forum (contrary to being posted on meta). At the end of the week all the relevant answers could be ...
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How can a moderator be contacted

I have an issue that I like to discuss with a moderator regarding comments following one of my answers. How can I get a hold of a moderator? Thanks
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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 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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Is the required 5 votes to close a hard limit and should it be changed?

I occasionally moderate QF. I do not admit to being consistent. Sometimes I give people the benefit of the doubt and leave their question open, other-times I internally chastise them and vote close ...
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Quant.SE University Ambassadors Program: calling students and teachers

Lauren Gundrum, member of CHAOS, has offered to help any interested students and teachers with starting a pizza ambassadors program to help get the word out about this site. Here's the description ...
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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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Cross post from other places

I posted my question at two other places (cross validated and economics). I haven't got an answer at either place - cross validated for over 2 weeks and economics for 1 week. Can I cross post the ...
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What is the “CleanUp” badge?

I wondered about what was the Cleaup badge. In the explanation of this badge it says: First rollback; English is not my mothertongue and I do not understand what it means. Moreover, can you explain ...
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Questions about trading mechanics, brokers, trading technology, etc

I've been monitoring this site for a while, reading and learning. Recently I decided to try out few own ideas. The thing is I have couple of questions which may seem basic to the most people here, ...
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Strategy Related questions

Is there a way to delineate what constitutes value-added in terms of strategy related questions and what is merely asking others to do the grunt work in terms of strategy profiling and idea generation?...
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How should we tag real assets?

As per the 7 essential questions, this question on volatility used a "real" tag. While I understand that has a clear meaning in economics, as a stand-alone tag it seems like it could be easily ...