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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,...
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What is a normal rate for Closed Questions?

Just wondering what a typical % for closed questions is for sites (I see it as a % of all questions asked). The site seems to be having a lot of questions closed recently - although that may be ...
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Economics.SE is closing, do we want some of their questions?

The Economics Stack Exchange beta will be closed down next week along with a bunch of other quiescent beta sites. There's a movement building up (approved by the SE staff) to migrate as much of the ...
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Allow community to select an answer for an abandoned question

Lately on money I have been noticing a large number of questions where the OP abandoned the question or did not bother selecting/like the answers provided. As this is not a personal advice site, I ...
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How to handle a migrated question from Quant that isn't very good

I'm an irregular contributor to money, but just saw this Why should I worry about the variance of the return? It was migrated from Quant, and already has an accepted answer. Were it to have been ...
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What should I do with closed questions?

I had a question get closed as a duplicate. Should I delete it? Should I accept the one answer someone gave for the question? I'm not really sure how to handle these.
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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What about a top ten list?

I would like to ask, "What are the 'top ten' tips, the most important bits of advice, for personal finance?" I would expect answers like, Avoid spending more than your monthly income Your ...
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Evaluate Your Site — A Check for Quality [closed]

One of the most important aspects of being a Stack Exchange site is quality. Yes, there are lots of metrics that one can use to "measure" a site, but we don't really care about those as much as we ...
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Help design an ad to promote the site during tax season

I think tax season is a great opportunity to give this site some exposure and promotion, so I'd like to create a house ad that we can run elsewhere on the network. Problem - I am not an artsy person ...
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What is the policy regarding questions based on a false premise?

This recent question: 50% UP, 50% DOWN, is still 25% down. How do you make percentages work for you? (old title) Help me understand the oddity of percentage gains and losses? is apparently ...
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Should homework questions be allowed? Many questions are being closed as “homework” but there is no policy or consensus against

Refer to this question. It's homework, and clearly disclosed as such. Somebody flagged the question, stating "I'm assuming homework questions aren't allowed here." Got me thinking that we haven't ...
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Is a question on contracts appropriate?

Is money the right stack exchange in which to ask a question about whether a businesses refusal to sell a particular contract based on residency is allowed by law? This is a contract for parking and ...
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Do “list of books” questions have value?

Generally speaking, questions that are basically a "list of X" are not very appropriate for the Q&A format of the site. They are basically polls and add little value to the body of knowledge. ...
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Deleting the Armageddon Questions?

https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/12173/what-should-i-keep-in-a-metaphorical-sock-under-the-mattress and others appear to be a genre of question that want to discuss financial collapse, ...
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Are the tags “online-tools” and “online-applications” redundant? Merge, change, or what?

Are the tags online-tools and online-applications redundant? I'm a developer, and I already know from a software perspective there is a difference between a tool and an application ... so I'm not ...
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Question for deletion

Should this question be deleted https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/7223/have-you-ever-bought-china-stock-do-you-want-to-buy-china-stock
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Good Candidates for Deletion

Following questions are good candidates for deletion. Please vote to delete if you agree. https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/7116/how-profitable-is-creating-bitcoins https://money....
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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 ...