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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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Is it ok to call people coming for advise an "easy mark"?

This answer (now edited), and a comment to this question either refer to the asker directly or state that they "maybe" an "easy mark". I feel that if a person came to the site for ...
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Merge 5 tags? shares, stocks, stock-analysis, stock-exchanges, stock-markets

Which of these 5 tags can be merged? Which differ, and how? shares stocks stock-analysis stock-exchanges stock-markets
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what makes you think money isn't a part of the economy? [duplicate]

I created a question a few minutes ago about how J.P. Morgan funded the American economy, but someone says: it's off-topic. The reason this question was asked here is because it's says: Money at the ...
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How to handle an angry mob?

I dared to raise a suggestion that this answer doesn't really answer the question. The question was about installment sales using credit cards, and the answer was lecturing the OP that credit cards ...
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Question was downvoted - is it appropriate for this venue?

Recently, the following question of mine was downvoted: How much financial damage do people in the United States yearly incur because birds poo on their cars? I wonder whether (a) the question is ...
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I will be joining the moderator strike [edit - now over]

Edit: following an agreement being reached between the company and community representatives, I am no longer striking. Following the announcement of a new policy making it very difficult to moderate ...
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Just for reference: open-ended but answerable question?

Just wondering since while we already have this information it's somewhat scattered among near-duplicates: If someone asked "What are good ways to recognize that someone is trying to scam me"...
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Are Questions about corporate accounting on topic?

Part of personal finance is investing. Part of investing is picking stocks. To pick stocks, you need to understand accounting. As such, are questions like: What does EPS (earnings per share) mean? on ...
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Why was this answer deleted?

This answer on the question What rate do non-competitive bids get at Treasury bond auctions? was deleted. Why? The only comment left by one of the delete voters is: You're seriously quoting random ...
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New question is a duplicate of an old question, someone answers it and closes the old question. Is that the common practice here?

Why is the cost basis reported by a broker on RSUs 0 USD? (posted 4 years ago), was closed by 1 user as a duplicate of What is the law/regulation which prohibits brokers from reporting basis on RSUs? (...
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Merge [restricted-stock] and [rsu]

The tags restricted-stock and rsu seem synonymous. Let's merge them?
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Should we be referring more questions to https://quant.stackexchange.com

I have no idea where people draw the line, but many of the recent questions about "how do I calculate this investment number" strike me as being a better fit there than here, since they're ...
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2022: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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Should chatGPT created answers be banned on this site?

I recently noticed that a user posted a number of ChatGPT generated answers. Such answers are often vague and fail to answer the questions that were asked (and they don’t mention the use of ChatGPT). ...
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So why was this downvoted 4 times in 12 views?

The way this question is worded is exactly how law.SE would require it: In the hypothetical, with a hypothetical name, typically Bob. This covers your asses from giving financial advice, so what’s the ...
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Should the umbrella tag be renamed?

We have car-insurance, home-insurance and insurance (and many more) but the tag for umbrella insurance is currently named umbrella. Wouldn't it be more consistent if this tag was called umbrella-...
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Are portfolio optimization questions appropriate for this site?

My portfolio optimization question was closed for being “opinion based”. It’s not opinion based and so I’m wondering if maybe people think this type of question is just not appropriate for this site?
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Scam questions and "if you have to ask" comments

We get a fair number of questions about scams, and one of the things that's inevitable is that, in the first few comments, one of them is some variation of: If you have to ask, it's a scam. This ...
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Where can I ask suggestions for a stock tracking app?

As per title, I'm looking for an iOS app that can track a set (technical name is portfolio?) of stocks: give me the value of each stock in real time (this is something even the barebones Stocks app ...
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2021: a year in moderation

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Are opinion based questions and answers allowed as of December 2021?

I'm a bit baffled by an exchange I've had with the moderators of this exchange. I flagged an answer as inappropriate for the site based on the Help Center article "How To Answer". The ...
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rename tag [mac-osx] to [macOS] in alignment with the official name from Apple

Please rename tag [mac-osx] to [macOS] in alignment with the official name. It seems I don't have the permissions for that action.
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How should I modify this question?

What service should I use to incorporate in seyschelles? Basically the problems is as said. And I just want to know if there is a reputable service that I can use. It seems that prices to incorporate ...
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"ethical-investing" and "esg-investing" tags

It seems that ethical-investing should be merged with esg-investing, since they appear to be the same thing. However, I am not sure about this because I am not too familiar with the field of ethical ...
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Should [bitcoin] be a synonym of [cryptocurrency]?

We have tags for cryptocurrency and bitcoin. Presumably, the bitcoin tag would be used for questions that are specific to Bitcoin only, but not to any other cryptocurrency. I understand that Bitcoin ...
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Why was this question about student loan payments removed from the HNQ?

Earlier today, the question Taking college classes to avoid student loan payments indefinitely was manually removed from the Hot Network Questions list by a mod. Why was this done? What criteria do ...
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Transparency note: question about existence of "online only sugar daddies" deleted

We had a question about whether "online only sugar daddies" exist and how to avoid getting scammed. It got a few answers one of which got 3 upvotes and the rest either 0 or 1. The OP and one ...
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Are judgments appropriate?

Regarding https://money.stackexchange.com/a/142559/34078 Having reviewed the edit history, answer author DJClayworth start off his answer by making a rather highly charged statement. His very next ...
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Edit Conflict on my answer locked with a version I don't want [duplicate]

So my answer to this question got edited in a way that I didn't intend, and as normal I rolled it back. The edit got repeated, so I rolled it back again and was about to point out to the offender that ...
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Moderators are the number 1 reason I quit using SE - tell me different

Mom made me cosign a car with her because her credit is bad and now the account has gotten charged off I write an answer, gets a few upvotes, then boom. GS - Apologise to Monica comes in edits my ...
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How to indicate that credit score related questions need a location tag?

There have been several discussions over the years about requiring all posts to have a location tag, requiring all new users to specify their location in their profile, providing a prompt for a ...
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Ambiguity: "applications" tag

applications could refer to software apps or to formal requests for something (e.g. applying for a credit card, applying for a loan, etc.). At the moment, there are only 23 questions tagged with ...
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Why was the question “Why does the IRS require US taxpayers to report dividend income per country” closed as opinion-based?

Why was the question “Why does the IRS require US taxpayers to report dividend income per country” closed as opinion-based? The existing answer demonstrates that there exists a very much objective ...
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Gold badge super-close with United States tag

I noticed today that I can gold-badge close as duplicate united-states questions, which is, well, most of our questions. I'm not sure that's ideal; while certainly there are times where I can ...
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What should we do about the Form 1099 tags?

As I discussed in an answer to another meta question, Form 1099-NEC was new in 2020*, and before that, its function was combined with Form 1099-MISC. We already have lots of questions tagged form-1099-...
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Why was this wash sale question closed?

Wash sale rule for me? may be a duplicate, but it doesn't strike me as needing details or clarity, especially after a few edits.
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Rename "interactive-broker" tag to "interactive-brokers"

It appears that "Interactive Broker" is a misspelling. It is supposed to be "Interactive Brokers" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_Brokers). interactive-broker should be ...
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Help pages: Add "website recommendations" to the list of off-topic subjects

The What topics can I ask about here? help page does not explicitly mention that website recommendations are off-topic. It says that "requests for specific service provider recommendations" ...
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Bitcoin has limited its scope

Your help page for on topic questions includes: "Questions about Bitcoin (or other crypto-currencies) that have no bearing on personal finance. (Bitcoin site)." However, the Bitcoin site has ...
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Tags for non-fungible tokens

I propose that tag nft be made a synonym for non-fungible-tokens.
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Tag 'form-1099-ent'

What is form-1099-ent? From the context it sounds like it should be form-1099-nec.
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Changing the question after it's answered?

What are the site rules regarding that? This is the question I'm asking about: "Oh, I didn't really care about what I wrote in the question, but about something I didn't ask about."
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Outside of fixing code... another example why I don't trust SE answers... tell me I am wrong

Why can't GameStop split their stocks? This is an example why I use SE about 10 times less than 5 years ago. I basically realized there are people who just talk and answer questions and for ...
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On-topic? Asking how to generate income lost to loss of work through Covid

You can skip the explanation, if you wish, and jump to the actual question, which is after the horizontal diving line. [Explanation] I come originally from Stack Overlow, where the rules have changed ...
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Are questions about stock markets from a personal finance (as opposed to professional trading) on-topic?

I have recently joined a trading platform and noticed that they had gained popularity after COVID-19 kicked in. Also, many of my work colleagues became interested in investing. So I assume there is a ...
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Should links to scam sites be removed from questions?

I recently edited this question, and part of that was to remove the link/reference to a scam website. I have looked at the help center and such but haven't found an answer. In my mind there are two ...
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Questions that seek, and answers that provide, technically legal but morally questionable advice - are and should they be accepted here?

I'm referring to UK - Can I buy things for myself through my company? which, while seemingly a legitimate "yes/no" question, on closer look turns out to actually be asking "how can I ...
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This person's question was closed for incorrect reasons, and is compliant if the people that closed it knew the answer

In reference to this closed question: How to anonymously donate cryptocurrency to charities which only support traditional online payments platform? The reason for closing this question was that it is ...
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How can we help better people with no financial literacy?

TL;DR I would like to see this site start to become a better and more visible resource for people at the very beginning of the learning curve on financial literacy. Any ideas on how to achieve this? ...
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