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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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Why 3 downvotes on this question?

I asked Program/library to generate many technical indicators given a series of stock prices. It received 3 downvotes, without any explanation. I am new to this website: what's with this question? ...
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What to do if my answer gets downvoted?

I want to know what is basic practices followed on the stack exchange if answer gets down-voted and some other users has provided satisfactory answer? In this case, should answer be deleted or left ...
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Willingness to consider a revision to the current "question format" guidelines?

I recently read through the "What topics can I ask about here?" and find the current guidelines either impractical in a sense that they do not really gear towards an optimization in potentially ...
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Can a question on trading strategies be made on topic if tied to standard finance theory?

I' m relatively new to this site, but my understanding is that "trading strategies" are not a good topic for the site. Some reasons include "too localized," (will help only one person), or too broad; ...
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Are macroeconomical questions allowed here?

Are macroeconomical questions allowed here? If not, which SE site would be the best for it?
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Has the world run out of quants?

What is going on with 70-80% of the most recently (like 3-4 months) asked questions? I remember when I joined the first time, most questions really excited me and looked interesting from an ...
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Changing the way when newly registered users can post questions

Has there ever been consideration given to the way how and when questions can be posted by newly registered users? I noticed that of late tons of unqualified, unrelated, and oftentimes way too ...
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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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Should we create a "professional primers series" of questions?

A recent question asked for a tutorial on bank loans, a reasonably sophisticated and niche topic for quants for which it's not so easy to find a good introduction. In fact, I worked on a quantitative ...
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Policy recommendation: all free data questions are henceforth off topic

There was a bit of discussion recently regarding the question Where can I find daily spot prices of oil, gold, and US dollar index? centering around whether it is acceptable for non-pros and non-...
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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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Question Factory

Tal Fishman--in his answer to a previous meta question--suggested that expert users take it upon themselves to post questions. If others are like me, they may have ideas for questions but don't know ...
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changing/fixing sorting tabs

the 'active' tab looks like it's just a 'most recent change'. maybe the word should just be 'recent' then? the word 'active' to me suggests something more like 'hot'. but then, how is the 'hot' tab ...