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The question you're asking is designed to solicit opinions or best-practices on a particular topic, with the goal of reaching community consensus.

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Should I also edit some of the top answers when editing questions for reopening?

I've been thinking about the rewrite of this question: Could a business be structured around Multi-level Marketing, yet still be ethical? My own interpretation of the problem is that it asks about ...
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Why was the edited question about tax brackets not reopened?

I am surprised that this question was not reopened. (How do Tax Brackets Work; Do they Yield Significantly Different Results than a Continuous Curve?) The question was edited so it was no longer a ...
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How far should we go in rewriting off-topic questions in order to make them on-topic?

I did a wholesale rewrite of Why are capital gains taxed at a lower rate than normal income in an attempt to make it fit the site better. I might have violated the author's intent in asking. I've ...
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What standard flag should I use for questions asking about the reasons a government made laws affecting personal finance?

Upon reflection, I realized that Why is there a cap on 401k contributions? is ultimately a question about politics rather than personal finances. Any answer is going to boil down to identifying the ...
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Can I ask about topics regarding elderly parents and taking legal control of their finances and assets?

It's certainly no unusual thing that parents age and sometimes need special care in their final years. One such situation is they can no longer manage their finances and assets appropriately, leaving ...
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Are questions based on books off-topic?

Apologies for any offence. As this site has many questions based on books, I'm disheartened by RonJohn's comment I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this --and the similar one ...
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Luxury car question on topic?

What are the advantages of luxury car brands like Acura/Lexus over their sibling non-luxury brands Honda/Toyota? This is a site about 'Personal finance and money'. The only relevant aspects in that ...
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tag form-w-4 and w4 be synonyms

I am new to site, but feel that https://money.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms should show https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/form-w-4 and https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Can we remove “Strategies for earning more money” from the on-topic list?

In theory, "Which non-mathematical subject could I tutor to make the most money?" is on-topic, as our help centre explicitly lists Strategies for earning more money It doesn't feel like a ...
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Why Question about “US demonetize large bills” was closed

I have a question Could the US demonetize large bills? If so, how can I protect myself if I rely on holding US dollars in cash? Is there a way to reopen this question. Till "April 08" is was shown ...
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Why was this question about a specific currency off topic?

I'm asking about this question: What is this coin and what is its value in INR? The question was originally closed as off-topic by five users, and when it has been placed in the reopen queue by ...
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Member discussion on Closed vs Deleted

I am resurrecting a discussion of Closed vs Deleted. It seems that there was consensus some time ago, as these questions showed: Deleting Closed Question of No Value is not happening (Oct '11) - ...
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My question was unilaterally deleted because it “copies too much content from elsewhere”

I can happily shorten my question, but I quoted the Reddit comment in full to preserve context and integrity? What ought be removed? Also, my question spurred an answer with 5 upvotes. So I don't ...
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Why was this question about Student Loan minimum payments deleted?

A few days ago, a moderator deleted this question: Student loan grievance: Is it illegal for servicer to lower my minimum monthly payment because I've been aggressively overpaying? The question was ...
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Why was the question about the SIPC closed?

Today, this question was asked: Is SIPC a scam or does it protect investors from fraud? It was closed as "unclear what you're asking." Would one of the users that closed care to comment on what ...
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Seemingly Opinion-Based Answers

I'm a fairly active user over on StackOverflow for my job/hobby and while I was at work this question popped up on my feed. It is something that I feel I have some expertise around. However, when ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "...