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Is there any benefit to the site when people accept an answer?

I would think it's beneficial because future viewers can see that an answer is the correct one, but apart from that, is there any other benefit to the site? I began politely prodding people to accept ...
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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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What Bitcoin questions should be on- and off-topic here at Personal Finance & Money?

A couple of years ago, the following question was asked here: Is this a good place to ask and answer questions about BitCoin? At the time, there was no Bitcoin Stack Exchange, but one has existed ...
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What is the policy for questions that have been posted on multiple sites but only received a good answer on one?

The question that sparked my interest was this one. The question was asked on money.SE and quant.SE, but only received a useful answer (according to the poster's comment on money.SE) on quant.SE. Is ...
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How do I see which questions I've flagged?

I flagged a question as low quality, but nevertheless, I may in the future want to revisit that question. It's not a problem now, because the question is still on the first page, but in the future, ...
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Why was one of my answers marked as spam with no apparent justification?

One of my answers was marked as such with no apparent justification. This subtracted 100 points from my reputation score. Downvotes are one thing. But marking an answer as spam when it is on topic, ...
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Explicit personal investment advice

This question seems to be explicitly asking for personal investment advice. Is this a road we want to go down? We already shy away from diagnosing people's medical or legal situation, and I think we ...
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Error, Reputation, Close ? Delete?

Can I delete my own question ? Will it undo the damage to my reputation that has been done ? Can I close my own question ? I just posted one, and the immediate response was uniformly negative. I ...
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Community, please review my question re-write on mortgages

What can I plan for to save money on my mortgage? I reopened the question after getting the author's permission to help rewrite the question. Please feel free to comment or edit away and make it ...
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Is there a mechanism for asking questions that you are worried may get voted down or closed?

I would like to ask a question about calculating bonus points with Chase Freedom credit cards. It is certainly related to personal finance but it is pretty specific and doesn't seem like the type of ...
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What are the best tools question - Should it stick around?

What are the best software tools for personal finance? Does this question still belong on our site? I have a feeling that if it was asked today, it would be closed as not answerable/not specific, ...
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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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Can we get a new header design?

I just found this site a few days ago and love it. However--and forgive me if this is inappropriate--but the site header is really lacking, especially when compared to other SE sites like ...
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Should we permit questions that ask for specific loan providers to be named or recommended?

Refer to this question: https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/20426/which-banks-allows-a-student-living-in-india-to-apply-for-unsecured-lines-of-c Should we permit such questions asking where to ...
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Reopen reqest for Vanguard MMA question

https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/19073/why-does-the-vanguard-money-market-index-fund-return-so-much-less-than-a-checkin The problem I am having is this... I have not allocated any of my ...
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How to protect a sound discussion from a singular, anonymous, silent critic

Okay, normally I'm not one to go against the flow, but do believe there is something important if not innovative to contribute here. The fact that someone with rank can anonymously downvote on what ...
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Suggestion: expanding the range of this board to include all the topics talked about on UK sites MoneySavingExpert and This is Money

Background: my other thread was deleted and from that thread there was a link to another thread about a similar subject. I even made a comment in that thread but it's just not possible to find that ...
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What to do with big not-so-bad- questions

This Multiple accounts stagnant after quitting job. question is what I would consider a big not-so-bad question. It doesn't really fit the one-Question-one-Answer fully reusable template. Neither is ...
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Do we want technical analysis questions?

This question just appeared by a newcomer to Money SE (I think he is active in the SE network already though): https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/18966/stock-analysis-which-time-range-to-focus-...
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Several recent questions about one product

There seem to be several recent questions all asking about the Case-Shiller index, some of which seem to have been migrated from another StackExchange site. Is this getting into some rather advanced ...
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How should we handle questions that are too localized? Close or edit?

The nature of the site makes it easy to ask localized questions. We have decided that questions that are localized in time are harmful, as searchers and visitors to the site might get bad ...
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Civility is required at all times; rudeness will not be tolerated. Be nice

As many of you surely already know civility is required on StackExchange: Etiquette Civility is required at all times; rudeness will not be tolerated. Be nice. Treat others with the same ...
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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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Self-Evaluation Feedback: Personal Finance and Moving Forward

Unlike most other evaluations, I actually took the time to do a deep-dive evaluation for your site. (For those questioning my fitness to do this, I'm a graduate of one of the top business schools in ...
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The future of Personal Finance and Money

As one of our longest-lived "beta" sites, there've been quite a few concerns raised here over the years as to the future of Personal Finance and Money. And understandably so. We've tried several times ...
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How can this stackexchange benefit a blogger?

With the chatter about us not graduating coming up again, I wonder if we are taking the wrong tack with attempting to grow our traffic organically. It is a busy market in the personal finance space ...
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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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What Should We Do About Temporally Localized Lists?

In reviewing posts on Money I've found that there are large numbers of questions that have a lists of highly temporally localized answers. By this I mean the answers are quickly out of date. For ...
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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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Setting up another FAQ for money.SE

This question is prompted by a discussion following a question on money.SE. The standard FAQ of money.SE is similar (if not identical) to the FAQs on other stackexchange sites, but what would really ...
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Let's Evaluate a Little

How about we do a mini-evauluation like we did in March? I've been wandering /review and thought it be a good idea if we looked at average quality, so I'm cloning the March post. On a side note, if ...
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A Call for Moderators! [closed]

I'd like to shake things up a little on this site and add a couple of new moderators to our existing staff. If you're the type of high-energy person that can juice up the community and help drive the ...
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Shall we broaden the allowed topics to include consumer issues & protection?

There used to be a proposal titled Consumer Issues and Protection at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/40853/consumer-issues-and-protection (now deleted) Consumer issues didn't get as far as ...
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Can we maybe not chastize people for bad situations?

I don't come here often, so maybe it's not a widespread problem, but I've now had two almost identical comments (from the same user) rebuking me for making a poor decision months ago and asking about ...
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Should “What is your favorite book on the topic of INVESTING?” be reopened?

Question: What is your favorite book on the topic of INVESTING? Should the question be re-opened? Discuss. I feel, both the question and its answers contribute great content to this SE, its members, ...
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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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Lets clean up this SE and answer the old unanswered!

Post questions here which you feel need an answer but have gone to long without attention. Up-vote the ones you feel are more important to answer. Down-vote the ones you feel are just bad questions ...
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I have nominated “Who creates money? Central banks or commercial banks?” be re-opened

I disagree that it is off-topic and feel both the question and answers given are well put together. Please feel free to share your thoughts on re-opening Who creates money? Central banks or ...
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Why are we so quick to dismiss “How does Microsoft make its money?”

"How does Microsoft make its money?" Was quickly dismissed because the user provided a source with the answer within his question. However that source had about 38,000 words, yes he does answer his ...
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Other questions worth looking at?

I hate to be a killjoy, but we have a scheme and a purpose with the Money Self-Evaluation. That said, I think it's excellent that you're all choosing to take a harder look at your site! However, that ...
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HAVE YOUR SAY: 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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Economic questions vs Money Chores questions, couldn't they just live together?

I might be wrong, but I have got the impression on MS users are divided in two main cults: One side stricly against any type of "Economic" questions like this one: Who creates money? Central banks or ...
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The re-phrased new questions/ close as identical?

Recently there's been a series of questions that started out simply enough, i.e. the first of the series was not an issue. Soon after, the same poster put up slight variations, posted as new ...
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Are questions like “saving money making your own clothes” a good fit for money.stackexchange?

I have been away for a long time from Money.Stackexchange, I came back last month and I found it changed. I might be wrong but in the past I felt it was more a place to talk about economy and money ...
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Discuss Sam Brand Blog post on blog.stackoverflow regarding hot topics

I just read a blog post by Sam on hot questions ... read it at http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2012/06/can-stack-exchange-capitalize-on-hot-trends/ Personally I think we closed the question I am a ...
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May I ask on MS a question about how to explain Quantitative Easing side effects to kids?

I would like to ask this question on MS: "How would you explain to kids what happens when a Central Bank prints more money? It's simple to explain that it saves the banks and the States by ...
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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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Why was a question about bank runs closed?

This question was closed as "off topic". From the list of what's on-topic, I think it's definitely about personal finance, e.g. it falls under "Best practices for saving..". For the specific off-topic ...
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What to do about questions with no tags?

At the moment, there are eight questions with the "untagged" tag only. None are closed questions. At least one* was migrated from Economics SE beta, when it closed. I will go through those eight ...
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Where to find information about cellphone plans

I have a dumb phone and I'm trying to buy my first iPhone. It's been really hard to find answers to the following questions in a comprehensive way: does it make more sense to buy a phone, pay the ETF,...