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I can not find the questions I asked yesterday on this website, what's wrong?

I can not find the questions I asked yesterday on this website, what's wrong?
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Overlap of scope between money.SE and quant.SE?

As many of you may be aware, we just entered public beta on the quantitative finance stackexchange site, which is for: professionals and traders working in investment banking, and academics ...
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Using harsh language

I am not crazy about when people make comments like "please don't suggest that stupid Quicken". Lots of people use it and like it. Should i edit/report this kind of post?
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Am I voting too much?

If you ask a question that I can understand what you want to know, if you answer something that is not bad advice I will upvote you. When this site was SE1.0 I voted my mouse off to get the strangers ...
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“Am I liable for a health insurance bill?” reopened.

I closed this question the other day: The doctor didn't charge the health insurance in time, am I liable? It got reopened. I just wanted to move the discussion of why over here instead of ...
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Is it useful to answer old questions?

When I am looking at questions, I see the related questions over to the side. Recently I have been clicking on them and adding my own two cents. Then I realize that the questions is a few weeks or ...
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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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What questions to answer, Objectivity vs Subjectivity; A clash with other sites?

I have only recently come upon this stack site. While I enjoy the subject of finance, particularly investing quite a bit, I think the subject is a bit of a departure from other Stack sites I have ...
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Is the “money” tag valuable?

Is there value in the money tag? Should we delete the tag all together? When should you use it?
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Do we have a generic “Give me investment advice!” question?

Regarding this question: "Are Investment companies safe for investing a large sum of money?" There could possibly be some specific question this person is asking about, but I think there are a lot of ...
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How should (currency) tags be defined?

I haven't looked too much at the tags in use, but noticed an inconsistency in the currency tags for this question -- 'usd' and 'british-pound'. I thought I'd create a meta question to discuss.
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What should be the off-topic list of questions on the FAQ page?

We can edit the faq page to clarify what is off topic. See https://cooking.stackexchange.com/faq (among others) for an example. Answer below with the bulleted list of what is off-topic and we'll see ...
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What should be the on-topic list of questions on the FAQ page?

We can edit the faq page to clarify what is on topic. See https://cooking.stackexchange.com/faq (among others) for an example. Answer below with the bulleted list of what is on-topic and we'll see ...
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Close or improve “Do you use X?” questions?

There are some questions like Effectiveness of technical analysis techniques: Any supporting studies? which may come down to "do you use technical analysis?" (Or it may actually be clarified to ...
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Investor badge and Investing badge

At some point, we will have both the Investor badge (a general badge), and the investing badge (a tag badge). The investing badge doesn't exist yet, but it's third most popular tag, with 3 users over ...
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What should the exception screens for Money show?

Money should be nearing the end of its beta, so what should the exception screens be for Money? The exception screens are 404 (Page not found) Error Captcha (the screen where you verify you are ...
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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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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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What should our policy be on login information present in questions - allow or ban?

Occasionally, there are questions where a poster would like to provide login information to a third-party site in order to better explain their problem. Sample questions include: Obtaining FOREX ...
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Nearing Beta Completion Site scores still a worry [Edit: We are doing good Now]

We are nearing out Beta Completion of 90 Days. However we are still some way off from making it to full site. The scores as of 31st Oct 2010 are; 1,128 Questions: Okay 98% answered: Excellent Avid ...
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Not a personal finance question, question

I made a statement (let's call it that) about VAT. It was closed because it's not a personal finance question. So, my question here is if anybody knows where I should pose these kind of theories.
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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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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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How do we get more activity in the chat room? Is it worth the bother while chat is still in beta?

The chat room was recently frozen due to inactivity. I'll try to chat in there to prevent it from happeneing again, even if I end up talking to myself. However, I was wondering how could we get ...
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What tag is better: limited-liability-company or llc

We have both llc and limited-liability-company tags currently. I'm not sure which we should keep. I think most people refer to an LLC by the initials. I do think that whichever way we decide, ...
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Questions of form “Is it a good time to buy X?”: On-topic, or not?

Should we allow questions of the kind: Is it a good time to buy X? ... where X denotes a financial instrument such as a currency, a stock, a mutual find, an index, etc.? Consider if these ...
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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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Should we eliminate the “personal-finance” tag?

Should we eliminate the personal-finance tag? It appears redundant given the site topic, which is now obvious with the "personal finance and money" name on the site during the beta. Mea culpa: I'm ...
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Answering duplicate questions

If possible, I think we should avoid answering Duplicate questions. See https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/3297/waiting-for-hst-cheque Chris W Rea answered this question and marked it as ...
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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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Should we encourage more specifics in the questions?

Most of the questions I see are pretty general and make a goal of generally improving the base of personal finance. Should we encourage specificity for situations? Like I make make $XXK per year ...
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Is my credit score too low? type of questions

The specific question is: Is my credit score of 766 lower than it should be? Personally, I think this question is subjective as it depends on a variety of things. I myself think that is a decent ...
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Is the coworkers salary question on topic?

Is it a good practice - when everybody in office are aware of co-workers salary? Is this question on topic? I saw a comment asking that question and as I reread the question I think that this is off ...
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Who are the influential personalities with regards to personal finance?

Who are the influential personalities with regards to personal finance? Who do people listen to when it comes to personal finance? Lets make a list of the personalities both big and small, and make ...
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Will meta questions on the main site get moved here?

There are still questions on the main money.se site tagged meta. Just search for [meta], closed:0. Should these questions be moved to meta.money.se? And are there other tags (such as [faq], [site-...
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How do we deal with financial doom … questions?

Lately I have noticed a lot of questions asking about financial doom, especially in the US. While this is all well and good, but these questions are hard to answer because they're about an uncertain ...
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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-...