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Merge tags w2 and form-w-2

I am not sure if the tags w2 and form-w-2 are the same. If they are Can we merge this. Else can we have tag wiki to explain the difference. A synonym may not be required as search for w-2 ...
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Should we have a tag for Islamic-oriented investment questions?

We get sporadic questions from Islamic users that have very specific investing restrictions, because of their faith. Those are good questions, and I welcome them into the site. I think a tag for ...
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Can we define a guideline on questions that have a simple "No" as answer

Quite often I came across questions that ask for a specific thing. More often, the answer is a simple "NO". Something like this does not exist. The dilemma here is it is difficult to prove / establish ...
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Should *all* questions that *depend-on* a country include a country tag?

I just asked this question: united states - How can I cash or deposit a check made out to my minor child? - Personal Finance & Money Stack Exchange A user with many more points than I added the ...
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Are questions about personal finance terminology on-topic?

A question about the word "portfolio," a common term in personal finance, was asked this week and closed: Is “folio” an acceptable contraction of “portfolio”? A reason given for the closure in a ...
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How do we discourage high-rep users from answering questions that are clearly off-topic?

High reputation users should already know the answer to: Is it acceptable to answer an off-topic question? and yet, I see some users who are playing the game for up-votes and answering questions that ...
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Merge sales-tax and sales-taxes tags

I noticed that we have both sales-tax and sales-taxes, both of which with a significant number of questions. (20 and 47, respectively, but only 7 questions with both.) I propose that the two be ...
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Most questions on this site are legal questions by nature of the country tag

It is disingenuous to dismiss personal finance questions because of a legal aspect. The existence of the country tag alone is a recognition of the differing laws and regulations supporting any ...
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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 ...
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What is the purpose of the [mistakes] tag?

I noticed that the site has a mistakes tag. Currently, there are 25 questions tagged such, which appear to have very little in common with each other. The tag has no tag wiki of any kind. What is ...
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Should there be a tag for questions about welfare benefits?

While looking at this question about the CalFresh food assistance program, I was looking for a tag that would apply other than the location tag, but couldn't find one. It seems to me that there ...
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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 along with the Official FAQ Getting Started ...
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is this question asked before what do banks benefits from credit points programs

I want to know if this question was asked before offcourse I ill elaborate with details what do banks benefits from credit points programs ? why banks encourage clients to use credit card and win ...
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Technical analysis off/on topic? Text to include

The topic has been discussed at Do we want technical analysis questions? and so it seems "yes." This question is posted to seek the text to add it to our On Topic page. One line, crisp enough to ...
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What to do with X dollars?

Occasionally I see questions that are basically "I have X money. What do I do with it". A list could be compiled, but I feel it to not be necessary. There are several ways to interpret these ...
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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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Is a question about purchasing power off-topic?

Should this question be considered off-topic? I have my own opinion which I'll post as an answer. Is there a measure that uses both cost of living plus income? I don't know much about economy and ...
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What does the [decision] tag mean?

The decision tag currently has eight questions thus tagged, covering a wide range of topics. Their only common thread among them seems to be that they are somehow about someone trying to make a ...
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Insurance Area 51 Proposal

I created an Area 51 proposal for Insurance. Whether or not it survives is a question of whether or not enough people follow it, ask questions, and vote-up questions. The idea behind the site is to ...
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Situational Anonymity

I was about to ask a question on SO PF&M when I realized that I had to disclose details that I would prefer to keep private. This wouldn't be a big deal generally but I am well known on several ...
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Fraud vs Scams? Tag merger?

Is there a distinction between the two? Or do members agree that the two tags fraud and scams can be merged and synonymed? At this moment, these are the two tag descriptions - Fraud - For ...
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Does this question belong?

I would like to ask a question about banking/personal finance for undocumented immigrants living in the United States because my buddy's best friend parents are undocumented. Would this be on topic ...
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Are promotional answers spam?

This answer has a link with a referral code in it (with a disclaimer, though). It doesn't answer the question as much as it glorifies the service it links to (which I believe is borderline illegal in ...
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Make fsa and flexible-spending-account synonyms?

Similar to the request here to merge hsa-related tags, Should we do the same for fsa and flexible-spending-account? I stumbled across an FSA question and realized it didn't even have a tag wiki, ...
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What should be done with factually incorrect answers?

Consider this question: Are you allowed to withdraw from 401k for no reason if leaving the company? and the ongoing chat about the correctness of the currently top-rated answer: http://chat....
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What do to when OP changes question with an edit?

This question: I got my bank account closed abruptly how do I get money out? was kind of marginal to begin with. It got several answers (including one from me). Then the OP changed the question by ...
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Suggestions re where to drop a pointer to the industry's description of credit scores?

If this were a real FAQ system, I'd drop a clip from or a pointer to http://www.myfico.com/CreditEducation/WhatsInYourScore.aspx into the credit-score topic. Not sure now best to do that here.
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Accounting Area51 proposal has been deleted

I noticed that in the help center article What topics can I ask about here?, the list of topics that are off topic includes: Questions about accounting that are academic or have no bearing on ...
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Can an "unregistered" user accept an answer to their question?

I notice many questions (and answers) posted by accounts which are subsequently marked as "unregistered". I am guessing that a user will setup an account, post a question, and then "delete" the ...
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Why was my forex question off topic, when other similar questions weren't?

For reference, my question: What happens on foreign exchange markets when a currency ends? Other questions not marked as off-topic: FOREX: Pair Trading, What is Really Happening? Currency exchange ...
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State tag suggestion

We need tags for all 50 states, and probably the territories. For example there is no Washington or Washington DC tag, but there is California.
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Questions about company types

I would like to ask a question about forming different company types, i.e. LLC vs. S-corp. My dad asked me about this and I want to repeat the answer I gave him about the comparative advantages and ...
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Can we have a 'Direct Debit' tag?

I have asked a question about direct debits today and noticed that there is no direct debit tag. With 73% of bills payed by direct debit in the UK I think it would be a useful tag.
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Should "microsoft-excel" tag be changed to "spreadsheet"?

Occasionally, we get a question asking about financial functions in spreadsheet programs. Traditionally, these are called Excel sheets and Excel functions, but really most spreadsheets (including ...
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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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Low Quality -> Length and content

I saw this question flagged as low quality because of length and content. I thought the question was direct, so it didn't need to be any longer than it was. I see many posts flagged for the same ...
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Is the Stock market.SE splitting from PF&M SE a reasonable thing?

I've recently come across the Stock Exchange SE site proposal, then subsequently the PF&M site. Having a read of this advanced stock trading techniques discussion it sounds like some people would ...
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Are Questions About Measures for Evaluating Real Estate Investments on Topic?

This is different, but related to this other question: Questions about Real Estate that aren't about Personal Finance or Money Basically, there are various measures used to evaluate real estate ...
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Approach for user who won't add important qualifications to answer?

Encountered an answer which advises someone to provide name, date of birth, and address to a company which is contacting him out of the blue. Further (based on chat discussions with the answerer), ...
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Should "debt-collectors" and "debt-collection" tags be combined?

I noticed today that we have both debt-collectors and debt-collection tags that seem identical. debt-collectors has 19 questions. It has no tag excerpt. debt-collection has 35 questions. The tag ...
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Relevance of question on carrying cash on hand

Is a question about "whether or not carrying a large sum of cash-on-hand in the United States is a good idea or too risky" a good fit for this site? I just want to make sure I'm not about to post a ...
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Not sure what forum(s) to ask: Getting payment from Amazon affiliate links [closed]

Site recommendation request: I have a website, now at (redacted), formerly at (redacted) (PR4, redirects to the new location). There are a mixture of Powell's and Amazon affiliate links on that ...
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Am I supposed to delete a downvoted question that has upvoted answers?

I usually delete downvoted questions with negative scores as I take it that the community dislikes that question. However, I am currently in the awkward position that some of the answers have received ...
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Should the tags definition and terminology be merged

Should we create a tag synonym for the definition and terminology tags? Currently the tag wiki for definition says "to be used for any question where one needs to understand the meaning of a ...
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Why is this Sole Proprietorship accounting question off-topic?

I migrated https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/60998/accounting-theory over from Economics.SE and see that is has been closed as off-topic. Sorry for jamming up your site with unwanted ...
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Why did I get negative points for an answer?

The other day I posted in this section and received +20 reptuation. Today, I logged in and noticed I had received -2 for the answer I provided. My question is, how do you receive negative points? I ...
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Answer migrated to comment, no alert. Why?

I wrote a short answer last night on this question shortly before going to bed. When I got up this morning to edit the answer to add details, it had been migrated to a comment. It was a short answer, ...
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Is there a way of anonymizing a post I made?

Short call: I made a post which is of no use for me or any one else but may even harm my rep, since its answers imply assumptions which I didn't try to express. A flag with the please to delete it ...
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Isn't saying "I'm sorry to hear that" considered "not constructive"?

I'm 23 and was given $50k. What should I do? Given this post there is a comment saying: "I am sorry to hear about your loss." I flagged it on the day being posted as not constructive (as I can'...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2016

It's 2016 now, and we've made some changes to the sidebar size. As such, we can now restart the Community Promotion Ads for 2016! Keep in mind, we have updated some of the guidelines compared to ...

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