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Questions marked unclear by people lacking necessary background knowledge

How can this How does "debt prescription" work in America (Utah if that matters)? be unclear? I specifically asked about terminology and gave an example from South African English asking for ...
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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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Are detailed questions about medical billing and health insurance considered on-topic?

Medical billing and Health insurance (at least in the US) are quite complicated. From my experience, there are also lots of errors made by billing departments and insurance companies, and almost never ...
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Accounting vs Financial Statement Analysis

I understand that "accounting" questions are off-topic, and I can understand why since accounting rules are incredibly complex and contextual, but I see several questions (example) that I would ...
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Is there any SE site where I can ask a question about small business?

I'm opening a Very small kiosk and I have a very small question about tracking revenue, is there any SE site I can ask it on? Here? workplace? somewhere else?
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Personal Finance & Money updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Useless edits bumping old questions [duplicate]

It seems that one user has been on a roll this morning editing tons of old questions and basically filling the front page with this. This type of behavior makes the site quite unusable as real, ...
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Can we redo the tag 1099-b

Can we redo the tag 1099-b. Either create this as per standard tag form-1099-b and a synonym as 1099-b OR Make the tag 1099-b as synonym to one of the existing generic tag form-1099
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Will you please create an asset-backed-security tag?

I think it would be appropriate for this question: Extension risk with IO bonds
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Is numismatics on-topic?

Are questions on numismatics on-topic? Coins are, and have been for a very long time, quite literally, money. On the other hand, the value of rare coins stems from their rarity and the fact ...
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Could a question about investment in UK equities and Brexit be on topic here?

I haven't participated in this stack before and don't have a handle on what sorts of questions are on or off topic here. I'm based in he UK, in my early thirties and currently have a good pension ...
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Bug in PF&M Icon

It might just be me, but there seems to be a bug in which icon is shown in the list of SE sites:
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Why was my comment deleted? [duplicate]

I posted a comment on this question. Arguably it could have been posted as an answer but the question was "protected" and I don't have enough fake internet points on this exchange site yet. The ...
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The Intent and Purpose of Comments

Stack exchange is a Q&A site, unlike other message boards members may be familiar with. The Tour offers this simple statement of when to use comments: Use comments to ask for more information ...
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Should answers ignoring the country tag be removed?

If a question provides a country tag, and further specifies in the question body that the question applies to that country, should answers that address the question in regards to other countries be ...
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Why “close” an already answered question?

If a question is asked that is "off-topic" and then gets an answer that OP accepts, what is accomplished by "closed as off-topic"? It's still there; the question and answer can be read, so has the ...
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Merge tags lease and leasing

Please merge the tags lease and leasing.
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How would I go about deleting my account?

I think I'm just about over this. This new newb banner is stupid, and the discussion around it in the main meta section has more or less soured me on this entire platform. If there is some expected ...
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Question about Reputation

I've been reading the Reputation help doc and my question is: If you earn rep by helping others answer questions, why do you have to have 50 rep to do it? I don't seem to get this.
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Request: An off-topic reason of 'corporate finance'

This HNQ, Greedy shareholder that does not want to dilute his portion , is clearly off topic per the help centre (though not the Ask Question page which is entirely misleading*) as it is about finance ...
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Should you sacrifice the end user experience to fight with spam?

Stackexchange doesn't allow you to comment on questions unless you have 50 reputation points. How do you earn those? By asking questions. So basically the website is inadvertently soliciting for ...
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Are localised versions of questions on topic?

I have a question about my credit limit and score, which has an answer for the US side of things (and a related but different question). I am in the UK, an credit score considerations might be ...
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Why was this question put on hold as off-topic? (“Has any country exempted their citizens/residents from the US citizenship-based taxation? ”)

The question Has any country exempted their citizens/residents from the US citizenship-based taxation? was put on hold as off-topic. Why? From my understanding, this question is about personal ...
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Is there a tag for building loan contracts?

Is there a tag for building loan contracts, or under which tag a question on that topic should be asked?
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Flagging abusive comments

It's occurred to me that there is a specific user here that has a bad habit of making directly aggressively rude comments implying or directly stating that people are stupid or ignorant when they ...
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SE needs a “Business Finance and Accounting” community

PFM's rules explicitly forbid business accounting questions: Please note that the following subjects are considered off-topic here: Questions about accounting that are academic or have no ...
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Is it helpful to apply currency conversions in a question?

In this question the OP quoted a number of domestic finance figures in USD. In the comments it was established that they did this with the intention of being helpful to the majority audience - so '...
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How is my question off-topic?

My question, Utility company wants me to sign easement contract for $1 has been closed as off-topic. I would like to know why. I don't see this as being any different from asking about selling a ...
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Heads-up: StackExchange introducing mandatory arbitration clause

Just a heads-up: the new (2018) terms of service include a mandatory arbitration clause, which is generating some pushback from the community: A new (2018) update to our Terms of Service is here At ...
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Declined flags for extraneous comments on my answer

I answered a question yesterday that ended up in the HNQ. There were a few reasonable comments on my answer, then a side-discussion popped up about dealers and ethics. I flagged those comments as no ...
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Which is the best way to get out of my current questions ban

I got on temporary (1 day, if I understand correctly) questions ban. I guess this is due to this question mainly Are there multiple Bitcoin markets? since it's the only one with a negative vote ...
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Are Questions about Oil on Topic

I am thinking that questions about oil should be on topic for Personal Finance and Money because it is related to investing. Do I have that right?
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Should this site close Money Laundering questions?

This is in reference to this question: Is it a good idea to store all my savings in cryptocurrency? Although the title sounds good, the actual details of the question boil down to the OP attempting ...
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“Assuming I know X…” questions

We've had a few questions like this one lately, which are along the lines of: Assuming I know [some fact] will happen, how could I make money off that knowledge? While they sound like they have ...
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Can we flag a question that belongs on Quant.SE? [duplicate]

This question doesn't appear to be about personal finance, accounting or economics. I thought it belonged on Quant.SE but the only option under "belongs on another site" is for here on Money.Meta. I ...
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Why was this Hot Network Question protected?

We had a new question asked yesterday that hit the Hot Network Questions list and received more answers and votes than average: Why can't we all agree to create a self-fulfilling prophecy with ...
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Have there been any “Is this a scam?” questions that the answer was “No”?

I think most here would agree that whenever someone asks Is this a scam, the answer is almost certainly, Yes, this is a scam. Have there been any instances of questions like these where the answer ...
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Why was the question about a mortgage formula off-topic?

This question was asked recently and closed as off-topic: What is the formula for calculating the mortgage constant when payments are made at the beginning of the period? The close reason given was "...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018

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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Modified question, but there's no “modified” notice

The question "When do I need to pay interest on my short sell position?" showed up on the front page because "modified 2 hours ago reikred 1". However, when I click on the link When do I need to pay ...
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How to defend myself against a deleted answer?

My answer was deleted because the mod says I didn't deal with support and resistance levels. True, because I dealt with the other part of the question: "everyone is selling" and "everyone is buying". ...
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Why can't I see posts or comments by a particular user?

I've noticed several times that I cannot see comments made by a particular user. On my own posts, or on posts made by others. The only reason I know those comments exist are because I see others @-ing ...
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The on-topic help page has http links

The on-topic help page has links to the economics and bitcoin sites that use http links. I believe that both of these should be https links. Links in context: Questions about economics ...
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HTTP link in custom close reason

I was looking at the custom close reasons and noticed that the custom close reason for product or service recommendations includes a link to http://stackoverflow.blog/2010/11/23/qa-is-hard-lets-go-...
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Should we consolidate the accounting and economics off-topic reasons with others?

Currently we have three custom off-topic reasons: Questions on economics are off-topic unless they relate directly to personal finance. Questions seeking product or service recommendations ...
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Could someone explain to me why book requests on personal finance are considered off-topic?

I asked this question earlier today: What books would be must-read books on personal finance? (Not investing!) Which got put "on hold" for being off-topic. Specifically stating that Questions ...
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Should we have a specific tag for questions about the 2018 tax bill?

We don't have many yet, but of course the 2018 tax bill ("Tax Cuts and Jobs Act") hasn't quite passed yet. But - we probably will, I imagine, get a fair number of questions given that this has ...
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How should the tags for HRA be handled?

The term HRA means two different things: In the U.S., HRA is Health Reimbursement Arrangement, an employer-funded benefit for medical expenses. In India, HRA is House Rent Allowance, a component of ...
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Add “vote to move to another site” under “vote to close” options

If a question is off topic because it belongs on another stackexchange, I think it should be easy to vote to migrate it and I can't see how we would do it now except in a comment to a moderator. In ...
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Should the question about Chase's 5/24 rule be reopened?

Yesterday, this question was asked: How true is the Chase 5/24 limit on applications and which bureaus? Today, the question was closed as "off-topic." Is this really off-topic? Why was this closed?...

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