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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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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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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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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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2022: a year in moderation

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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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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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2021: a year in moderation

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2019: a year in moderation

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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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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 ...
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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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