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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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Quant.SE University Ambassadors Program: calling students and teachers

Lauren Gundrum, member of CHAOS, has offered to help any interested students and teachers with starting a pizza ambassadors program to help get the word out about this site. Here's the description ...
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Who are the real “experts” in quantitative finance we could contact to help improve the site?

Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky mention in podcast #30 that they would like to contact true experts in quantitative finance to evaluate this site, perhaps showing them 10 sample questions and paying them ...
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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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Why don't downvotes cost reputation?

Downvotes used to cost a few reputations points (2 I think I remember), but since a while, I can downvote without any penalty. Has that been added to our site since it's in beta or is it a bug?
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Can we ban certain user or warn them by e-mail.?

User 1633 "Dail" I believe has been quite active recently on the site, but he doesn't not seem to be willing to understand our rules and the way we work. According to his profile, he asked 10 ...
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question about career advice

Would this forum appropriate for questions about career advice? It would be nice to have the advice of many people from this forum in regards of financial career. If not, please, suggest some possible ...
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Should we delete some off-topic questions?

There's been a spate of completely off-topic question lately. For those with access to moderator tools, you can see a list there. For others, see for example, java book comparison how to weigh the ...
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Why is cross posting bad form?

I have seen several times comments etc. on various Stackexchange forums to this effect and I'd like to hear a reason why. In my opinion a question may be relevant to more than one forum and since you ...
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Could we update the FAQ?

I believe some work has to be done in order to make sure that people do understand who are the users we are looking for. The FAQ, first of all, isn't clear. The Quantitative Finance Stack Exchange ...
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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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How do we migrate a question?

I recently obtained the administrative tools, but I can't find where I could suggest a migration for a question when it seems it would suit another site better. Is it normal?
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How to incorporate later edits into a post?

There are two prevailing approaches to editing an existing question or answer: Marking the edit with a keyword such as "edit" or "update", or setting it off using bold or italics. Blending it into ...
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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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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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Answer wrongly converted to comment

Babelproofreader repeatedly tried to post the fact that his question was answered on dsp.SE as an answer so it could be accepted and receive the bounty, but his answer was converted to a comment each ...
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How do we advertise (announce) ideas discussed in meta to main site's users?

There was an idea: vote early, vote often. I like it and many users "here" do. But I don't think most of the registered users are aware of it. In my very early days here (before I registered), I didn'...
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Why do we have more registered users but less participation like vote and answering questions?

Please correct me if I am wrong. When I review the past questions, I have feeling that there seem a period of time where there were obviously less registered users but more participation? The most ...
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Question revival of the week

I occasionally peruse some of the older questions on the site and often find some really insightful questions that, for whatever reason, didn't get the attention they deserve at the time they were ...
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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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Question Factory

Tal Fishman--in his answer to a previous meta question--suggested that expert users take it upon themselves to post questions. If others are like me, they may have ideas for questions but don't know ...
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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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How should we rationalize our tag scheme?

Many common topics on the site have multiple overlapping tags covering the same or similar areas. The specific tags I have in mind are: Risk risk risk-management risk-models coherent-risk-measure ...
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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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Questions about tax deductions with help of derivative products

S.Neftci in his book "Principles of Financial Engineering" pays some attention to practical usage of derivative contracts to get tax deductions. As one of the examples, author mentioned that it's ...
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Question closed as an offtopic

This question: Is there a quantitative finance ranking system for universities? was closed as an off-topic. While reading articles What kind of questions can I ask here? and What kind of questions ...
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Should changing the phrasing of titles to a question be discouraged long after a question has been asked and answered?

The following question, originally titled Skill vs. luck: Separating the wheat from the chaff, is one of our most popular questions, and for good reason. It is an interesting question, and many ...
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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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What should we do about the proliferation of unanswered questions?

Perusing other SE sites at a similar stage to ours, I've noticed they generally have answered percentages as high as 98-99%. Our site has a number of questions with quite a few up-votes yet no answers....
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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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Missing badges?

I am missing the Nice Answer and Enlightened badges for this answer. The minimum vote tally and the acceptance came in weeks ago. Is anyone else missing a badge? I may have to raise this on Meta SO.
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MathJax multi-line alignment issues

MathJax should theoretically support \begin{eqnarray} \end{eqnarray} statements and have proper alignment with multi-line equations. See for example Testing ...
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Fulfilling commitment

Area51 stats: committed users 315 users committed 75.9% signed up for beta 7% fulfilled commitment Only 7% of the people who committed to the site actively participated for 3 months and asked/...
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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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