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Broken link on the on-topic page

The How do I become a quant? link in What topics can I ask about here? is broken. Please fix.
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When should we close a question as “seeking assistance in developing a trading strategy”?

I see amongst the close reasons: Questions seeking assistance in developing a trading strategy are off-topic as they are unlikely to be useful to other readers. That sounds very vague to me. Many ...
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Consistency in off-topic descriptions?

Why is this question which seems to not involve Calculus or Linear Algebra not considered basic while idknuttin's questions which seem to involve Calculus or Linear Algebra are considered basic? ...
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What woudl be an example of a question on-topic here that is not off-topic elsewhere in SE?

Ever since Eco SE got in beta, I don't see much point in keeping Quant SE around other than having another place to ask math questions when you reach your limit on Math SE if Eco SE graduates from ...
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Why is “Quantitative Finance” SE listed under “Business” and not under “Science”?

Why is "Quantitative Finance" SE listed under "Business" and not under "Science"? I would have expected it under Science. Note also that at the bottom of Stackoverflow and I assume all other SE sites, ...
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Is Sentiment Analysis / News Analysis of Stocks considered on-topic?

I wonder if Financial aspects of data mining/ Sentiment Analysis / "News Analysis" are considered on topic here? For example this paper's material
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Has the tolerance for the type of question been changed?

I noticed that a lot of questions have been posted on this site and not closed as they should have if we wanted to follow our "living from FE" criteria. Have we changed the scope of the site? It ...
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Are CFA questions on topic?

I enrolled into the CFA program recently and I am going through the different topics. Some of them are quite basic, and sometimes a matter of convention, however, I was wondering if questions about ...
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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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How quantitative should the questions be?

This question is in response to the exchange I had with @Tal Fishman on this question focused on finding the historical weights of the S&P 500 online. I know this is a hot topic, and I'm trying ...
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Are questions about the history of quantitative finance in scope?

Prompted by this question: What is the origin of the words “put” and “call” that characterize derivatives? The following questions, posted by a moderator, seems to have gotten a relatively warm ...
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Are questions about “being a quant” in scope?

The original Stack Overflow is dedicated to actual programming questions, whereas questions about "being a programmer" are meant for Programmers. However, since I do not foresee this site growing to ...
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Interview questions

I'm wondering if a) this is on topic, and b) if the phrasing is appropriate: I have an upcoming quantitative trading interview, and I would like to have some good questions to ask about the group. ...
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Are questions about quant finance packages in scope?

For example, I believe I have found a discrepancy in fPortfolio - a packaged widely used for constructing optimal portfolios. I find that in the simple case of calculating portfolio weights for a ...
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Scope and Participants of Quant SE

As a beginner of this site, I saw several comments and questions in confusion of scope in Quant SE site. I've read What is the scope of Quant SE?. But the list of accepted answer is mainly ...
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Are programming questions involving quantitative finance libraries in scope?

The following question, using quantlib function in my c++ program, asks about the usage of a popular quantitative finance library, QuantLib, but the question itself does not relate to quantitative ...
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What do we do about undegrad-level homework questions?

The following question, Immunize portfolio with Bonds having restrictions Duration and Present Value? appears to be an undergraduate-level introductory finance homework problem on bond immunization. ...
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Is “Understanding CDOs” in scope?

Is the "Understanding CDOs" question in scope here? I see that it hasn't been closed, thus I've even participated a bit myself. But isn't it not quantitative enough for Quant.SE? I know it may be ...
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Are behavioral finance questions on-topic?

I'm not sure that this question is truly behavioral finance, but it made me wonder if behavioral finance questions are on-topic or not. I lean towards "no" unless they're sufficiently quantitative to ...
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Are “explain this to a layman” type qestions on topic?

This question asked for a very basic definition of pairs trading for explaining to laymen. I've seen quite a few other similar questions. I don't think this provides anything of interest to "traders ...
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Are retail trading questions in scope?

I've noticed a few questions about Interactive Brokers, plus a couple mentions of MetaTrader and NinjaTrader. These are all retail-level topics; I can't imagine a professional quant would be concerned ...
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What level of questions are appropriate for “Quantitative Finance”?

I wanted to raise this for discussion so that we can get it out of the way, particularly because I don't feel like the balance of questions over the past few days has been appropriate. I recall ...
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Energy Risk… I guess we can make some room for it?

I was wondering if we could tolerate some posts about energy risk in here
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“street cred”? No thanks. (On having high standards…)

I'm not entirely sure how to put this, but there have been a number of questions that fail for two reasons: They are written without any appreciation for objectivity and/or have very poor grammar. ...
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Are questions about financial institutions on-topic?

To the extent that the site is focusing on quantitative finance, it would seem that questions about banks, hedge funds, and other institutions might not be within the scope. Prompted by this ...
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Is “sports betting” on-topic?

Prompted by this question: The Application of Quantitative Finance in Sports Betting I really think that this question is about sports betting, even though it tries to present itself as relevant to ...
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Broaden from quant to Finance / Accounting

I really like what is going on at quant.stackexchange, but I think in general a Finance specific (with quant questions as a general tag) or something for Accounting/Finance as these can be very ...
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Does QF.SE scope include questions by/for students?

Maybe not undergrads (though 4th year finance majors do the same essential topics as MBAs). Basically, should we allow questions that an MBA or first year master's student might ask? Not homework ...
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Should questions related to specific software be allowed?

Prompted by this question: Pricing OANDA box options (note: after further discussion, it is clear that this question is not about how to use specific software and rather about a particular kind of ...
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Idea about “education” questions?

For example this one about universities From my point of view these questions should be banned once and for all unlsee we want tons of question for "profile evaluation" here and questions about ...
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Are “help me develop this strategy” questions in scope?

We had our first question yesterday along the lines of "help me to develop a better strategy": "Mean reverting strategies" I'm inclined to define non-specific strategy development questions as off-...
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What is the scope of Quant SE?

We should consider what will appear in our FAQ as well as the guiding tone of questions to open the site.