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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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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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Too basic for quant stackexchange

Forgive me if this is posted elsewhere. I've seen multiple questions put on hold because they are deemed too basic for this site who is intended for professionals. I think, as long as the question is ...
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Rank deleted after suspension

My account was recently unfairly suspended after a personal dispute with a moderator BobJansen. I received all reputation back but my profile is no longer in the 2014 year ranking: http://...
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Technical Analysis Questions Should not be Allowed on this Site

A statement, not a question. As I understand it this site is for practitioners and students of quant finance, and technical analysis might be regarded as the antithesis of quant finance. We view ...
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Are there badges that do not show up on badges under the profile?

I recently got a badge "Tumbleweed" which is not listed on "choose next badge to track". How can one know which badges exist in total?
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Is a question on corporate finance ok in the Quantitive Finance forum?

I would like to post a question on the basic principle of Assets=Liabilities + Equity, and how to finance sales growth. Is this ok on this forum?
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Voting irregularities

I noted that a user has been suspended for voting irregularities. What does it mean and why it happened? Moreover, seen his reputation growth and skill (at least, I saw him to answer to pretty ...
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What to do if OP forever offline?

There are various questions on quant.SE which were asked by some user who then never goes online again. It is probably not surprising that no answer will hence be ever accepted. I understand that ...
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Is there a community wiki for Quantitative Finance forum of StackExchange?

If so, how could I access it? Some post was mentioning it but I couldn't find a link to it in FAQ or the first page of the forum.
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Rules for self-study questions

Our friends on Stats have a special tag for self-study questions. The tag can be used to indicate the type of question and lays down some rules. The benefit of ...
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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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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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Self-answering questions - acceptable on Quant or not?

Coming from SO, and majoring in quantitative finance, I have spent the past day reading through some of the awesome questions/answers in this community. I feel as though there are a couple canonical ...
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How to improve the site stats?

As the user @SRKX underlined in the answer the percentage of marked answers is pretty low (about 78%) and, cause of this reason, the quantitative finance site is still beta. I noted that a lot of ...
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Let's get critical: Feb 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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The off topic dialog should allow us to tag a question as belonging on another site

When a user asks a question that is clearly better on a programming site like stack exchange the natural thing to do is to flag it as closed as "Off topic because" and then "belongs on another site". ...
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How to get this badge?

Publicist Badge: "Shared a link to a question that was visited by 1000 unique IP addresses" What exactly does this mean? Should I share a question 1000 times and get 1000 views from it, or is it ...
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why not leave the question and answers and votes in place attributed to anonymous when a User is deleted

I have notices that when a user is deleted the votes and answers seem to get deleted, not sure about the questions. However, I have seen at other SE, they retain the questions and answers delegated to ...
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How long should the “beta” tag remain?

I recommend to remove the "beta" tag from "Quantitative Finance beta". "Beta" makes the site less sincere and professional. The "beta" version remained for some years now, I dont see why it should be ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Could someone add CQG for questions as a tag as I cant

Please could someone add CQG for questions as a tag as I cant. Can someone add the tag CQG at stackoverflow? I don't have enough reputation yet to add the tag. See question below https://quant....
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Links to copyrighted material

I flagged these two questions because they contain links to complete copies of copyrighted work. Pricing Principle 1 Arbitrage free implies complete market? I could easily edit and remove the links, ...
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How to draw attention after the end of a bounty?

The bounty as ended on one of my question and it is still unanswered (one response but not accurate, downvoted to -1). How to draw more attention to this question ? Is there a feature to draw more ...
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Are there any active reviewers or moderators on this site?

A week ago I suggested an excerpt for the returns wiki excerpt. As of this writing it has not been approved. Are all reviewers and moderators MIA?
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Multibounty feature?

I would like to add a bounty for a question to make it more attractive. But I can't, because someone else set a bounty. Conceptually I see no problem if I add my bounty to the question to reflect ...
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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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Posts and comment deletion

Do you guys think it is okay to delete posts and answers after they are answered or commented on? I have seen where I see comments related to a reply that does not exist. Comments that relate to ...
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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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Could private traders benefit from quant knowledge?

Today morning I ended up spending an hour or so browsing through some quant-finance related blogs. Not surprisingly most of them were dealing with active trading strategies rather than pricing ...
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Is there a way to upload a file with the posting?

I hope this is a good question for meta.
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Guys why don't you vote?

After several months of more or less active quant-SE participation I am quite confused by the voting behaviour. Activity is present - this is more or less reflected in the number of views. Still even ...
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Why are privilege levels at quant.SE not the standard public beta levels?

At Quantitative Finance, some privileges are bestowed at levels that are atypical for public beta sites: "access to moderator tools" at 1000 (usually 2000) "edit questions and answers" at 500 (...
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Dollar signs and $\LaTeX$ indicators?

How do I make dollar signs be used as dollar signs rather than $\LaTeX$ indicators? Here is an example post: https://quant.stackexchange.com/questions/11232/arbitrage-opportunities-in-foreign-...
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The background color for questions that match a users tags is very hard to see, could we make it more visible?

Could we get a different background color for questions that match a tag the user is watching. The current color is light blue and is very hard to pick up on a white background. Could we try a darker ...
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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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What is the site lacking that hinders graduation?

Quantiative Finance has been in beta for about three years now. Despite not all stats being excellt I would like to argue in favour of graduating the site. Question to the relevant SE-staff - What ...
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Let's get critical: Mar 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Area 51 Proposal: Finance (including Behavioural, Corporate, Public Finance)

This question and Chris W. Rea's comment motivated me to create Finance (including Behavioural, Corporate, Public Finance) Please allow me to advert to it here and advise me if this affronts or ...
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Are regulatory requirements on topic?

Is it on topic to ask about requirements such as liquidity, market risk or valuation as specified by the banking authorities?
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Should there be Quantitative Finance Book Guides and Lists?

This question on a definitive C++ Book guide and list was very helpful to me. Could we have the same for Quantitative Finance topics as community wiki? Before you vote to close or dismiss the ...
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It is not fun anymore to contribute and read most questions

Why has this question (https://quant.stackexchange.com/questions/9796/how-to-make-money, or this https://quant.stackexchange.com/questions/9790/fastest-backtesting-engine [OP has been repeatedly asked ...
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Let's get critical: Dec 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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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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Colours of visited / not visited questions

Is it only me, or the colouring of question titles is confusing? I'm used to think of brighter (more 'crisp') links as not visited, and faded colour would mean visited. On quant.stackexchange it is ...
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How can we rename a tag?

The tag [pair-trading] has been created. I think it should be renamed [pairs-trading]. I know it is not very important but I find it slightly annoying.
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Proposal: Make the work of Fama, Hansen and Schiller the new weekly topic challenge

As you probably are aware the Nobel Prize for economics has been awarded to Eugene F. Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert J. Shiller whose work has had a large impact on quantitative finance. I propose ...
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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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Let's get critical: Sep 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive 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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