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How do you deal with questions that answer themselves in the question?

In How are you preparing for the possible dollar (USD) collapse? the asker provides a significant answer to his question in the body of the question. Is it appropriate to edit that out? Should we ...
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Issue with using multiple country-tags and ignore lists

I've also posted an answer about this issue on the main meta.SO site, but I thought I'd get some opinions here as well. I'm British, and don't have an interest in, nor do I feel qualified to answer, ...
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How do we encourage people to check an answer

How do we go about getting users to check the best answer for their question? It seems we have a lot of questions that have several up voted answers but no accepted (checked) answers. Is this ...
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Are questions along the lines of “How do I save on X?” acceptable?

After some contemplation and discussion regrading questions like "Where can I get deals on X?" in this meta question, I have another. What about questions of the form "How can I save money on X?" I ...
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Do 401k questions all need the United-states tag?

Chris W Rea was retagging some questions with united-states that were about 401ks. 401k is definitely a us tag. There was some discussion of this over on the chat page and it was brought up that ...
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Useful, but subjective questions along the lines of: Where can I get deals on X?

The particular question in question: What are some sites that offer decent deals on college textbooks? The original question was titled What site offers the best deal on college textbooks? That is ...
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Should we rewrite titles into questions?

There have been some questions that don't have questions for titles. Should we be changing those to questions (if you have >1000 rep) via edits? Should we comment to the poster: "Please rephrase ...
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How should questions with potentially many answers be handled? Should I be specific in what I'm asking?

I came to Personal Finance and Money really wanting to ask about how long I should keep financial documents. Initially, I just meant bills, but I realized the same question could be asked about old ...
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Moderator election: Shouldn't our moderators come from a variety of countries? Nominees wanted.

In reference to the moderator election, first, thank you all for your support so far. :-D Now, to the point of my question: Last year, when I started basicallymoney.com – (the Stack Exchange 1....
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What topics are not allowed on Money?

What are the allowed topics for this site? According to the FAQ Personal Finance and Money - Stack Exchange is for people who want to be financially literate, find ways to save money, minimize ...
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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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What is the top-7 tag for?

What is the top-7 tag for? Top 7 what?
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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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Remove the “advice” tag because it is meta-only

Any opinions on removing the advice tag? There are currently 34 questions tagged advice. This tag doesn't seem very helpful. Inspired by: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/the-death-of-...
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Who is this site targeting?

Who is this site targeting? I read an answer earlier on meta about how we should ask questions that would attract "pros". Who are the "pros" of personal finance? What is the target audience?
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Do provinces in Canada have different financial laws/regulations?

I saw this question: Can I take advantage of lower interest rates while I'm stuck in a fixed-rate mortgage? tagged with both "Canada" and "Ontario". I understand the Canada tag, but Ontario? ...
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Chat for Personally Money

I've created a chat on the chat.stackexchange.com site. On other sites we've found it useful for co-ordinating and planning how to make a better site. I hope y'all will join me there! "Show Me The ...
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Encyclopaedic Questions: Is a question that essentially says “Explain X” a good question to ask?

Is a question that essentially says "Explain X" a good question to ask? I'd be doing it in the interests of populating the site, rather than because I actually need to know myself.
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Slightly off topic questions from Web Search User

From my understanding the Web Search User is used to get questions that were searched for from basicallymoney.com via Google. It appears though as some of them get added they are slightly off topic. ...
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Will the regional flags on the tags be allowed on the new beta?

Previously in the Stack Exchange 1.0 version there were tags that contained flags for the regional type of questions. Considering that our community came from various regions, it was really helpful ...
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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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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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How are there questions asked in March when the site was only proposed on Area 51 in June? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where did all the questions come from? I just came across this question which appears with a date of "Mar 29", but how is this possible when the Personal Finance site was ...
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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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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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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?