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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 ...
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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? ...
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 ...
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 ...
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; ...
Are macroeconomical questions allowed here?
Are macroeconomical questions allowed here? If not, which SE site would be the best for it?
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 ...
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 ...
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?...
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 ...
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-...
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" ...
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 ...
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 ...