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Are small business questions on topic?

I see a number of questions related to small business. Area51 has a startup business proposal in the commitment phase now. Some of these questions will be related to personal finance, but some will ...
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Clarifying the Area 51 proposal: Can some basic economics and policy questions be on-topic?

[Ganesh Sittampalam's original question] I've voted to close this question* because it directly corresponds to this off-topic question from the area51 proposal (about economics and policy) and I ...
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Should questions on the technical usage of a financial management tool be on-topic, or off-topic?

Consider this question: Gnucash: Keyboard shortcut to move to blank transaction? Should it be on-topic, or off-topic? It relates to the technical usage of a piece of software, which isn't directly ...
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Frequently Answered Questions (by topic)

Members are welcome to continue to directly edit this FAQ Note The Help Page shows a link to this FAQ If you missed it, please read the Code of Conduct Getting Started starting-out-investing Best ...
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What to do with all the Macroeconomics questions?

Seems like there have been a lot of macro-economics questions lately, for example: Country Budget Cuts Does the fractional reserve banking system necessitate indefinite and exponential economic ...
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Why can I only vote to migrate to Meta, instead of another S-E Site?

I recently flagged a post for moderator attention, as it had a couple of problems with it: The post did not have a practical, answerable question The post was more appropriate for The WorkPlace than ...
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Why are accounting questions off-topic here, even though there are small business questions?

I understand that questions about accounting are explicitly called off topic for this site. I don't necessarily see why that is the case, especially since it seems at odds with the fact that ...
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What are logo ideas for money.stackexchange.com?

Money should be nearing the end of its beta, so what should the logo be for Money?
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How do we promote our site?

(I'm asking one of the The 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta.) How do we promote this  Personal Finance & Money  Q & A site to the world? One of the strategies I believe in ...
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Design for Personal Finance & Money

My name is Lucian and, together with the Stack Exchange team, I will be in charge of creating the new design for the Personal Finance & Money site, as it graduates from the beta phase. While the ...
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WOOHOO! Seven Hundred Days in Beta!

This is getting to be a bit of a dubious distinction. A quick observation as we cross this milestone: Hordes of qualified people aren't going to be flocking to this site to answer questions, ...
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Why can't we ask questions about economics here? Is there a place to ask questions about economics?

Just as the title says. Finance are relevant to economy. Isn't true we need to understand economy to invest better?
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What to do with potentially criminal scenario questions?

Look at this question. This is clearly an illegal action, but the OP is trying to convince me in the comments that he devised the strategy not to break the law, but rather to have the answers as a ...
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What is meant by the off-topic close reason “product or service recommendations”?

One of the standard off-topic close reasons is this: "Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your ...
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Should we combine HSA and health-spending-account tags?

Should we combine the hsa and health-spending-account tags? Also, shouldn't it be health-savings-account instead of health-spending-account?
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

As we enter the second week of the public beta, we desperately need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we ...
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Do technical questions about tools belong?

Referring to these questions as examples: How does mint.com connect to online banks in order to get or download transaction data? Starting over with quicken The questions are technical in nature, i....
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Should questions about advanced stock and options-trading topics and strategies be allowed?

Today I saw "How companies choose earnings release dates, & effect on Implied Volatility". Who cares? I mean, obviously some people care, and it's a worthwhile question for these people to ask ...
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general advice on getting good prices

This question has been closed as off-topic. The basis for this is the area51 proposal where "Where can I find the lowest prices on [electronics/furniture/etc.]?" was specified as off-topic. I think ...
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Questions that appear trolling & hypothetical.

The latest question that fits this category in my opinion is Value of credit score if you never plan to borrow again? The OP hasn't won the lottery, nor reached his couple million level, but asks ...
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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 be left in the comments?

Sometimes users leave comments on questions that are essentially a short answer to the question. What is wrong with answering a question in the comment section? Is it ever appropriate to leave an ...
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Is it required for a question to apply personally to the asker in order to be considered on-topic?

Lately, I've seen a comment appearing on questions that are accused of being off-topic. The comments will say something to the effect of "This situation does not apply to the OP, so the question is ...
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What does PF&M need from its moderators?

I'm vaguely considering running in the current moderator election but I'd first like to work out whether I would be useful and whether I can commit enough time to take on my fair share of the duties. ...
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Is it acceptable to answer an off-topic question?

If I see a question that, in my opinion, is off-topic for this site, should I answer it? Can I answer it and then vote to close it?
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Moderator Election

While it might be a touch early, I think everybody visiting can see this site is already populated with a lot of questions. Chris W. Rea started the original Stackexchange site, BasicallyMoney.com ...
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Where did all the questions come from?

It appears the beta was seeded with existing questions. Where are they from, the existing Stack Exchange money site?
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Should questions about legal matters be on-topic?

Should questions about legal matters be on-topic? Surprisingly, I couldn't find this question asked on meta yet. The closest I could find is "Should we have a custom close/on hold reason for ...
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Could we create a common answer to all those “is this a scam?” questions?

It seems that almost every week a new question pops up and ends up on the hot network questions list, all of them being basically Someone I recently met online wants to send me free money. All I ...
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OnStartups is closing. Should the PF&M “on-topic” list change? UPDATE: There's a new “startups” site

UPDATE: There is a new startups.stackexchange.com site now in public beta. Please see the details in the corresponding answer below. Original post: OnStartups is going to be closed next week. That's ...
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Best practices on debates in comments?

One of our users, Victor, constantly makes comments implying that it returns of 30% or 40% per year are reasonable using trailing stops and careful picking. Victor is a valuable poster with good ...
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Are questions about single-person/family businesses on topic or not?

The guidelines say that "questions about small business that have no bearing on personal finance" are off-topic, and also request that "if you have a question about a small business, please make sure ...
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What should we use as a domain name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: ...
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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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Future of Money SE, What should be the next logical step

Its nearly a year [356 days as per area51], and we dont seem to make up whatever it takes to get this as a full site. Quite a few site that were started with us have already graduated but I dont think ...
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2015 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Personal Finance and Money Self-Evaluation — Let's Get Critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

We closed the domain naming thread (click for details). Instead, let's start with a killer "elevator pitch!" Joel will be blogging about the elevator pitch approach to naming, but to get you started:...
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What counts as recomendation?

The way I understand is if I need something, say A. If there are 10 things that fulfill it, and I want the one that's best, then it's a recommendation. If I ask, A, and there is nothing that ...
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Deleting Closed Question of No Value is not happening

I have noticed a few questions that have been closed as offtopic and do not have any answers. However the community(those who can) is not deleting these questions. I would like to understand if this ...
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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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Should we have canonical scam questions?

We have a lot of questions asking "is this a scam", and in most cases the situation and the answer are the same. Someone giving me free money and: Asking me to pass some of it some someone else; ...
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“Finally, the Area51 scorecard is only one metric we use [to determine graduation].” So what else do we need to do?

I do not fully understand what the parameters are that graduate the site. It's like studying hard for an exam and writing the paper, but not knowing how the answers are evaluated or what the passing ...
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Is this a good place to ask and answer questions about BitCoin?

If you're not familiar with the digital currency BitCoin, you can check out WeUseCoins.com. There is a push to launch a StackExchange site for it here where one of the comments has been to ask if it ...
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Any idea when this site will come out of Beta

We seem to be doing good on all the scores for the site. Any idea when the site will come out of beta and become a full site. There are some other site as well on area51 ahead of this site ... Whom ...
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Where can I ask questions about economics not related to personal finance?

From reading this page, I understand that questions about economics not related to personal finance is out of topic here (for example questions about corporate or government finance). Is there any ...
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Dear Community: Could you please help us by completing the site self-evaluation? Thank you!

Good day, all. There is currently a site self-evaluation event underway for Personal Finance & Money. If you haven't already completed this evaluation, could you please help us out and review ...
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How should we define “Advanced Trading”?

Based on Should questions about advanced stock and options-trading topics and strategies be allowed? I believe that the consensus on the site is that some trading topics are "advanced" and off topic ...
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Guidelines for asking for/editing country tags in questions from new users

Information on the location of the question asker (country tag) is important for answering many questions on this site. And, unfortunately, needing to continuously ask new users for their location ...
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Are questions about personal finance from a religious framework on-topic?

We have had a couple of questions recently from users asking about personal finances from a Muslim viewpoint. Should these types of questions be on-topic? Are these types of questions different than ...