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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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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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What can we do to support the R/Finance conference?

Some of our top contributors (Dirk and Josh) are on the committee for R/Finance this month. What are some ways we can help their work? Jeff Atwood has pointed to the conference sponsorships that ...
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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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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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manipulation in reputation numbers?

I am really concerned about my reputation going up and down lately - there seems to be something wrong: I was nearing 2.000, now I am back at 1.600. It is going up and down by 200 points daily, so ...
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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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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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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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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.
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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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Will this site be closed again? Is there a possibility of continuing it elsewhere?

When you look at the statistics in Area 51 it seems as though this site cannot survive. There are other examples of sites that were closed after beta (example). What do you think? Are there any hard ...
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How are we going to market this site?

An earlier discussion made it clear that we need more participation. Personally, I feel that we need more high-quality questions first and foremost; the rest will follow. I've asked moderators on ...
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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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Vote early, vote often

This has been a pretty common theme amongst new StackExchange sites (e.g. same question on CrossValidated), based on something that started on the Tex site. In order for us to: Graduate out of Beta ...
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Is this site on track?

As I was browsing through Area 51, I managed to look at this site's statistics, and to be honest they looked a mite disturbing. Apparently there are only 2 questions per day and 31 avid users, ...
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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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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Who should the moderators be?

As per the 7 essential questions, we should start to suggest temporary moderators for the site. There will be a more formal election process later on, but I think that the site could really use some ...
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My account and my questions have been deleted

So I log in today and I see that my account has been deleted. I have 0 question 0 answers. I asked a question yesterday and that has been deleted too. Anyone care to explain? I had three question on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should simplistic/naive questions be removed from the site?

I just saw this post being almost closed and I saw the comment of @TalFishman which made me wondering what kind of Q&A site we were looking to create. I haven't seen people using the RoR either, ...
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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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About the use of Bounties?

Shouldnt people use more their reputation points for Bounties? and is there some statistics available about this vs other stackexchange sites?
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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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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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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 ...