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### Reputation manipulation, take two.

There have been some odd upswings in the rep scores lately. I now know who's been doing this. I took two screen shots at different times yesterday, so it's obvious which user is "vote stuffing". I'm ...
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### Math formatting in text editor.

Just noticed that there is no shortcut in the text-editor to start-stop MathJax environment. I personally didn't need it but some users might not see the tips on the right; hence it could be useful ...
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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 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Are behavioral finance questions on-topic?

I'm not sure that this question is truly behavioral finance, but it made me wonder if behavioral finance questions are on-topic or not. I lean towards "no" unless they're sufficiently quantitative to ...
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### How Will This Site Overcome These Obstacles?

First off, I should confess I don't have much competence or inclination towards the topic of this StackExchange, quantitative finance. For that, I apologize in advance if my questions are of an ...
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### Matrices display in preview but not after posting

If you look at my answer to How to quickly estimate a lower bound on correlation for a large number of stocks? you will see that I tried posting a 3x3 matrix using ...
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### Are “explain this to a layman” type qestions on topic?

This question asked for a very basic definition of pairs trading for explaining to laymen. I've seen quite a few other similar questions. I don't think this provides anything of interest to "traders ...
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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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### Answers on community wiki questions are not CW?

Whenever a question is made community wiki after the fact, it seems like all the associated answers don't also get concerted. Here's an example: Video lectures and presentations on quantitative ...
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### What about Quant Events ?

Hi, I think that hte Meta is the right place to ask if announcements of Quant Events such as Seminars, Conferences,etc.. are welcome in the forum (or under what conditions they should be) ? Best ...
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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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### Energy Risk… I guess we can make some room for it?

I was wondering if we could tolerate some posts about energy risk in here
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### How to link to main site from meta

I don't see any visible link from the meta to go to the Quant SE. I have to directly type them in the browser's address bar.
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### How does QF.SE relate to Nuclear Phynance and Wilmott?

Let's be honest, there are already some big dogs in the park we're entering. Should we be structuring this site around the expectation that people will go to Wilmott for X or NP for Y?
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### “street cred”? No thanks. (On having high standards…)

I'm not entirely sure how to put this, but there have been a number of questions that fail for two reasons: They are written without any appreciation for objectivity and/or have very poor grammar. ...
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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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### Multi-line equations are not showing up properly

The latex equation in this question is correctly entered using &= but is all showing up on one line: Solving Path Integral Problem in Quantitative Finance ...
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### Why can I not un-CW my one question that was CW-ed?

Some kind soul decided that a question I posted should be CW. Fine. Everybody is entitled to their opininion. I even have mine, and I don't think someone should swoop in that just flip question. ...
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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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### 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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### How should we tag real assets?

As per the 7 essential questions, this question on volatility used a "real" tag. While I understand that has a clear meaning in economics, as a stand-alone tag it seems like it could be easily ...
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### community wiki label on 'accurate data' question

I was hoping to find out how/why my question "what broker/feed/api setup allows for recording the most accurate data (cheaply)?" was labelled 'community wiki'? Here's the link: What broker/feed/...
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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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### changing/fixing sorting tabs

the 'active' tab looks like it's just a 'most recent change'. maybe the word should just be 'recent' then? the word 'active' to me suggests something more like 'hot'. but then, how is the 'hot' tab ...
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### Does QF.SE scope include questions by/for students?

Maybe not undergrads (though 4th year finance majors do the same essential topics as MBAs). Basically, should we allow questions that an MBA or first year master's student might ask? Not homework ...
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### Should questions related to specific software be allowed?

Prompted by this question: Pricing OANDA box options (note: after further discussion, it is clear that this question is not about how to use specific software and rather about a particular kind of ...
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For example this one about universities From my point of view these questions should be banned once and for all unlsee we want tons of question for "profile evaluation" here and questions about ...
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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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### 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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### Quoting reference

It would be nice to have some quick way to add references to questions/answers. Maybe simple footnotes would suffice for the time being. The most convenient in the long-term would be to use some ...
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### Please avoid surveys, polls, subjective questions, and very broad questions during the beta

After going through several dozen Stack Exchange betas so far, if there's one thing I've learned, is that nothing hurts a young Stack Exchange more than appearing to be a place for dilettantes. What ...
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