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Flagging answers which do not directly answer the question

How should we deal with answers, which have some valuable contribution, but technically do not really answer the question? Let's take a look at this answer. The question (in short) was: Does ...
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Why is the r tag merged into the programming tag but the python tag is not?

I got engaged in a 'R versus python' debate recently. One argument for python was that it is more popular, observed on Stack Overflow tags count (you can run the query here). It show both tags count ...
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Close option should allow stackoverflow.com [duplicate]

There was a question about using QuantLib in Python. As of this writing, there are 665 questions on Stackoverflow concerning the tag QuantLib. I'd like to recommend that when someone closes a topic ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Quantitative Finance is scheduled for an election next week, May 20....
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Quantitative Finance's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election

The 2019 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Can you tag other users in a comment?

Assume I want to tag a user in comment to a question in which the User is not involved. Is that possible? Assume user AAA have asked a question. I am user BBB and I want to comment and tag another ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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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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Are emojis allowed on this site?

This question is already discussed here, where emojis are seen as noise and several issues of displaying emojis on different devices are seen as a drawback. How should we handle emojis and are they a ...
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More moderators - New Elections

Quant Finance has 3 moderators, @Olaker, @BobJansen and @SRKX. From what I observe BobJansen is a regular and very active moderator. As of today Olaker has not been seen on the site since 10th Feb ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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What process exists to allow quants to engage in activity on this site?

[Migrated from Main] I have interacted with many people in the quant space, and many of them had to quit every single aspect of their online presence when they were hired in this position. Note I ...
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What is wrong with this question?

What is a good indicator to use as multiple with ATR to measure trailing stop loss in Forex?
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Does SE have a platform where asking for advice regarding prost grad applications would be on topic?

I am currently looking at MSc courses in financial mathematics, etc and had some questions about applying. I am assuming that the Quant SE is not the right place to ask these sorts of questions. Does ...
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Mark question as duplicate / cross-post from other SE site

Some users originally ask a question on Cross-Validated and as they get no answer there, the same question is cross-posted here. I would like to flag the cross-post here as a duplicate / cross-post ...
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Where do career advice questions fit in, in the quant SE?

Specifically, I need opinion/reviews on a quant role I am applying for at a BB firm. The question got put on hold in the main forum, so it looks like its not a valid question over there. Where do I ...
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Odd and Unintended Formatting

I just recently answered the following question: MM strategy to interactive with IB API. See my answer here. However in my answer, spaces were deleted, lines spaced oddly and italics added to ...
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Edit question with minor typo

I just answered this question and found a typo within the definition of the $CF_j$ formula. I wanted to edit the question and correct the typo, which is essentially for the subsequent math and the ...
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Is the required 5 votes to close a hard limit and should it be changed?

I occasionally moderate QF. I do not admit to being consistent. Sometimes I give people the benefit of the doubt and leave their question open, other-times I internally chastise them and vote close ...
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would a basic question about m&a terminology be better suited here or money.stackexchange.com?

I had a basic question about an M&A term, and first attempted to post here. However no tags existed for "merger" or "acquisition" or "enterprise-value." I then noticed that most of the questions ...
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Migrating threads to Cross Validated

Should there be an option for migrating threads to Cross Validated under Flag --> Should be closed --> ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Cross post from other places

I posted my question at two other places (cross validated and economics). I haven't got an answer at either place - cross validated for over 2 weeks and economics for 1 week. Can I cross post the ...
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Some kind of Mark Joshi memorium?

Can this community find something appropriate to do in memorium of the passing of one of its strongest contributors? Mark Joshi died of a heart attack last month. See https://www.wilmott.com/...
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Question deleted

The question "Ratio between Expected Shortfall and Value at Risk for t-distribution" by user @michaelaba was deleted shortly after I wrote what I thought was a pretty nice answer. How come? Was it a ...
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Deactivating "Seeking assistance in developing a trading strategy” as close reason

The close reason "Seeking assistance in developing a trading strategy" causes confusion and doesn't seem to have too many fans. Oftentimes questions closed with this reason could have been closed for ...
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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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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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Are question related to regulation on topic?

Quants/modellers working in risk management often face questions how to interpret certain bits of supervisory regulation. Wording in official regulation texts can be vague, leaving many degrees of ...
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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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“featured questions - bounty” feature

i fear that this feature of adding a bounty may not work very well... it appears that all it does is add it to the 'featured question' section of the screen. but , i dont think many users would be ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! And by extension, y'all will be getting your first set ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election Results

Quantitative Finance's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: Since this is the same group as current pro tempore moderators, ...
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is it possible to attach an excel file to an answer?

Is it possible to attach an excel file to an answer? Or to a question too, for that matter. For example , for questions that are related to numerical calculations.
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Experiences with Programming Languages for Quant Finance - Off topic?

Hopefully self explanatory. Am interested in questions around computational speed for common quant finance applications, feels more like QF than SO I would argue. You see a lot of generic benchmark ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

It's taken some time, but Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange is scheduled for its graduation election starting next week, February 6th. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A ...
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2017 Community Moderator Election

The 2017 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Which migration paths make sense to be enabled?

Quant.SE has finally graduated! 🎓🍾 This means that migration paths can be enabled and as indicated elsewhere a migration to Stats is a logical path. Could other migration paths also make sense? ...
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Question migration

Since we have finally graduated, it seems like we should be eligible for question migration paths with the rest of the SE network (see here). However, it seems to me like when trying to migrate an ...
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Congratulations, Quantitative Finance is graduated!

It's a big day, Quantitative Finance met our threshold for graduation-worthy sites a while back and after a review, the Community Team determined that you're good to go. Reaching 'mature community' ...
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Can we change the category of our site?

I extremely believe Quantitative finance is a science. The history of this branch of mathematics can tell us that Quantitative finance is a science, not business. Can we change this situation? How?
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Shall we enable syntax highlighting?

I noticed that syntax highlighting is not enable yet on our site. I am a believer that our site is not meant to answer blunt programming questions even if they have financial implications. However, ...
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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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Should statistics-heavy questions be directed to Cross Validated?

I have noticed a lot of questions on QF that are 90% or more about statistics and hardly depend on the financial application at hand. Since there exists a sister site Cross Validated for statistical ...
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Is “Financial Markets” Area 51 proposal redundant?

I notice that there is a proposal for "Financial Markets" in Area51 ( link ) with currently 118 followers. It is defined as: Proposed Q&A site for investors and analysts of the financial ...
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Should requests for code that implements some method relevant to QF be on-topic?

Should requests for code that implement some method relevant to the field be considered on-topic? An answer to such a question could consist of just the (pseudo)-code or a link to a full ...
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Can I ask for programming codes related to quant finance here?

I require R code related to stock market and its analysis. I know how to program in R but I dont want to reinvent the wheel. I want to ask if users of this SE are using similar codes for their own ...

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