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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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What should our custom off-topic reasons be?

Stack Exchange now allows custom off-topic reasons+. Currently, these reasons are: Basic financial questions are off-topic as they are assumed to be common knowledge for those studying or working in ...
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Does user deletion result in answer deletion?

Up until recently, there was a very active user who went by the handle "Freddy". Freddy had supplied many good answers and I believe quite a few accepted ones. Now, it seems both the user and all ...
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Why was “Annual volatility and observed monthly returns” migrated?

That question can be interpreted in various ways, from the trivial to the slightly challenging. In the latter case it might not belong to money.stackexchange, so in these situations it should be ...
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Let's get critical: Jun 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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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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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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Should we lock all of the retail brokerage questions?

There are a number of older questions about retail brokerages. Here are a few: Option trading API other than Interactive Brokers Which brokers offer a .NET stock trading API? Which brokers offer a ...
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Why can't usernames of those who downvote be displayed?

I am not sure I understand why those who downvote are invisible to everyone else. It is not that it is some sort of secret or. If done responsibly and explained why there is nothing wrong with voting ...
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Can we add Personal Finance and Money as an option for off-topic sites in the close votes review?

Currently the only option seems to be Meta. Is it possible to add Personal Finance and Money? It seems to be the most popular reason that a legitimate (but off-topic) question is closed. I'm not sure ...
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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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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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Does commenting in a thread cause it to move to the top of some 'questions/answers stream/list'?

I commented an answer in the "What data sources are available online?"-thread (What data sources are available online?). But will that only show to the one who wrote the answer I commented (as a ...
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Is this question off topic?

I think my question is off topic - but maybe not. I don't think it's on-topic for any of the alternative sites suggested in your faq. If it is off topic, can you suggest where else I might go for an ...
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Please help with the Community Evaluation

We are in a period of Community Evaluation to assess the quality of our site. We need users to review the questions and answers to get sufficient feedback about where we stand. There are 10 questions ...
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Where can I find the a description of the admitted topics?

Unlike other StackExchange sites, I am unable to find a description of the community. Where can I find about what I can post and what I cannot post here?
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Is there a good way to post a question on quant.stackexchange and stats.stackexchange simultaneously?

I have posted a question here on quant.stackexchange. There are some votes already but no comment and no answer. I can imagine that the question is interesting for the stats people too. Is there a way ...
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Why are the user profile details not visible?

Unfortunately I am using IE8 and my profile details (usually to the left of the "search" bar) are not visible in quant.SE. I can see them in math.SE though - see links to screenshots below: Profile ...
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Is this the correct site to ask about US tax data?

I'm trying to find out some information on the number of people in the various tax brackets in the US. I'm not sure if that type of question is correct for this site, can someone let me know please? ...
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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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How far are we from leaving Beta?

I was just taking a look at the Area51's page of our beloved Quantitative Finance SE, and I was wondering what the exact criteria were to make it an official SE site. Out of the 5 ratings available, ...
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Where is reputation rankings gone?

Just wondering where the rankings for reputation points are gone. I can't find no link anywhere on the site. Also the message inbox and notification system is probably one of those in need of most ...
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Are Bitcoin related questions welcome here?

I'm considering applying Quant. Finance models to Bitcoin, an anonymous bank-free cryptographic currency, and incorporating that into my Master's Thesis. With that being said, what types of Q&A ...
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Should we get rid of the [soft-question] and [finance] tags?

I can't imagine any good comes out of these tags. The finance one is so vague on a website about finance that it's like have a programming tag on Stack Overflow. And the soft-question tag just invites ...
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Are how-to questions allowed?

May I ask on qf.se the following question: "How to be an Option Market Maker (on illiquid underlyings)?" Should I ask this here or just ask directly on qf.se? Maybe this is even not supposed to be ...
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Soft question on career paths

We often have new users asking basically the same question: "How do I become Quant". These questions should be closed since they are not in the QA-format and outside of the scope of the faq. However ...
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Would a question about standards related to finance be on topic?

Specifically, I have a question about the ISO 10383 standard (market identification codes), and when I started to ask, I realized that I couldn't find any tags that really fit the question (well, ...
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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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MathJax hotkeys for Chome and Firefox

User Manishearth has kindly written a script that will insert $\LaTeX$ dollar symbols automatically in the editor window on Stack Exchange sites that support MathJax. He has extended the script to ...
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What should one do if he thinks an accepted answer is incorrect?

I was wondering what is the appropriate action if you participate in a question, you see an answer that is incorrect/incomplete, yet this answer is marked as an accepted answer. The person who asked ...
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Economics.SE is closing, do we want some of their questions?

The Economics Stack Exchange beta will be closed down next week along with a bunch of other quiescent beta sites. There's a movement building up (approved by the SE staff) to migrate as much of the ...
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Is it possible to setup “portals” of questions?

for instance I noticed that a lot of questions are posted on cointegration. could it be possible to create topic pages or stacks (like in delicious.com) or portals (like in wikipedia) to group and ...
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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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valid question singularly closed too soon

Having already done some research seeking similar problems, to no avail, I posted a question which feel is actually quite valid and could be broadly applicable to others. Others may disagree, but ...
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Is 1 reputation enough for protecting a question?

I noticed Why is C++ still a very popular language in quantitative finance? was protected, presumably to stop a language war. I just wanted to point out that if you have another worthwhile Stack ...
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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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Should weekly topics be extended to monthly topics, and should we employ banners to announce the topic?

Our second weekly-topic-challenge got remarkably little attention after a relatively successful first weekly challenge. At least two possibly courses of action come to mind. First, we could use ...
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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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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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Shall we create a “weekly-topic” tag for the main site?

I created a "weekly-topic" tag on my post on the main site, but I am not sure if it really makes sense as it is not really a "topic". Shall I remove it?
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Weekly topic challenge for the week of January 1, 2012: Asset Allocation

This week's topic challenge is Asset Allocation. You're encouraged to think of and post good questions on this topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during the week and ...
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Weekly topic challenge: call for proposals

This is the call for proposals for the weekly topic challenge. Answers to this question should be proposals for the weekly topic. What is it? There's a single topic that people think about during ...
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Why was “how-is-insider-trading-tracked” migrated?

The question "how is insider trading tracked?", was recently migrated to money.SE. Why?
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How do I award the same amount of bounty to another answer?

How do I adjust a correlation matrix whose elements are generated from different market regimes? Have no idea why I can't award just +50 bounty to another answer(楊祝昇s) for which I am equally thankful?...
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Should reputation on this site be required before asking a question?

I just did some research on the rate of closed questions on this and other, similar sites. Of our most recent 50 questions, 19 have been closed. At least nine of those questions were asked by users ...
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Would you be interested in a weekly topic challenge?

Would you be interested in a weekly topic challenge? What is it? Basically, every week we choose a topic to focus on and everyone tries to pitch in by asking a question on that topic. See this SO ...
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Should we merge all programming language specific tags into a single “programming” tag?

The site has a large number of language-specific tags with only a handful of questions in each. For example, see java javascript c++ j-language q-language fsharp Would anyone be opposed to merging ...

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