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Why are gambling and wagering off-topic?

I'd never noticed before that the Help Center says: Please note that the following subjects are considered off-topic here: [...] Questions about gambling or wagering This is relevant to these two ...
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2014 Community Moderator Election Results

Personal Finance & Money's 1st moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 3 new moderators are: They'll be taking over for the existing crew shortly — ...
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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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The "coupons" tag is being used for bond coupons, shopping coupons, and vouchers

Look at coupons. It is being used for bond coupons, shopping coupons, and vouchers. We should probably make some new tags. I suggest: bond-coupons: A bond coupon is an interest payment that the ...
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When is Personal Finance and Money going to get out of beta?

I think there's a really strong community already and don't see why the developers aren't moving it out of beta. Are there any more milestones to be met?
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What does PF&M need from its moderators?

I'm vaguely considering running in the current moderator election but I'd first like to work out whether I would be useful and whether I can commit enough time to take on my fair share of the duties. ...
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Should questions about legal matters be on-topic?

Should questions about legal matters be on-topic? Surprisingly, I couldn't find this question asked on meta yet. The closest I could find is "Should we have a custom close/on hold reason for ...
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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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What to do with potentially criminal scenario questions?

Look at this question. This is clearly an illegal action, but the OP is trying to convince me in the comments that he devised the strategy not to break the law, but rather to have the answers as a ...
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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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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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What is meant by the off-topic close reason "product or service recommendations"?

One of the standard off-topic close reasons is this: "Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your ...
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What is the policy with stale unanswered questions that have become irrelevant?

While going through the unanswered questions, I cam across this question "https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/14784/does-indias-national-spot-exchange-support-web-based-trading-for-retail-...
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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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Are questions about insurance on-topic?

Under the on-topic help page, insurance is not listed as something on-topic. However, I've noticed a many questions on insurance (it's also a tag). Are questions about insurance on-topic, and if so, ...
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Moderator Elections - We need more candidates!

In about 6 hours, the nomination phase of the moderator elections is scheduled to end. However, in order for the election to proceed, it is necessary to have at least one more candidate running than ...
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CARES Act tax refund eligibility questions

We currently have numerous questions, with a few new ones each day, basically asking "will I get stimulus check" relating to the CARES Act. The stimulus tag (is this even a useful tag?) currently has ...
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Attacking an answer

Is it acceptable to attack another person's answer? Shouldn't their own answer speak for itself? Since the attack, I have received a lot of downvotes. The meaning of my answer has been twisted.
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Is this a good place to ask and answer questions about BitCoin?

If you're not familiar with the digital currency BitCoin, you can check out WeUseCoins.com. There is a push to launch a StackExchange site for it here where one of the comments has been to ask if it ...
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Should we ask to lower our close and reopen votes threshold to 3 (from 5?)

Some network sites, including StackOverflow, have changed the threshold for closing questions to three votes instead of five: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/391832/we-re-lowering-the-close-...
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Is it acceptable to answer an off-topic question?

If I see a question that, in my opinion, is off-topic for this site, should I answer it? Can I answer it and then vote to close it?
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Why is the question about 'Value of time' not closed?

The question how do you value what your leisure time is worth? is IMO begging for opinions. People may find it interesting (which might explain the high number ...
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Generalist Badge - is this working

I notice that not a single "Generalist" Badge has been awarded on this site. The way I understood may be incorrect. But I think quite a few would be eligible to get this badge.
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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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About flagging and community moderation

Our site is growing. And a result of that increased traffic is an increase in spam and new users who don't know the rules. I find it hard to complain about theses taxes on our success as a community....
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How should we handle posts from scammers (or about scams)?

There are a couple of posts that are almost certainly from scammers and bots on this site that are close enough to a human question that they got good answers. Received email from credit card company:...
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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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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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What does flagging a comment actually do?

What happens when a comment is flagged? Someone posts a comment that adds zero or negative value, I flag the comment. What happens?
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Is there a convention for asking questions about finance in a specific country?

I am from the UK, but a lot of the questions on the site are from the US. Is there a convention for asking UK specific questions?
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OnStartups is closing. Should the PF&M "on-topic" list change? UPDATE: There's a new "startups" site

UPDATE: There is a new startups.stackexchange.com site now in public beta. Please see the details in the corresponding answer below. Original post: OnStartups is going to be closed next week. That's ...
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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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Merge tags "abroad" and "offshore" into tag "international" and establish tag synonyms?

Do we really need the abroad and offshore tags? We already have the international tag which is used far more often than either of the aforementioned.
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Should we combine HSA and health-spending-account tags?

Should we combine the hsa and health-spending-account tags? Also, shouldn't it be health-savings-account instead of health-spending-account?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do we need to draw a line about household cost-cutting questions, such as the example herein?

This question about saving money on electricity was closed by the community. I re-opened it because cost-cutting is a valid topic for the site. In fact, one of the sample charter on-topic ...
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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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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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Declined flags for extraneous comments on my answer

I answered a question yesterday that ended up in the HNQ. There were a few reasonable comments on my answer, then a side-discussion popped up about dealers and ethics. I flagged those comments as no ...
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Are questions about identity theft on topic?

I'm wondering if questions about identity theft are on topic for this site. Specifically, I'm referring to questions about techniques to guard against it, how to recognize when it happens, what to do ...
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Merge tags 1099 and form-1099

Can we merge tags 1099 and form-1099 as they are same. The tag form-1099 can be primary as we have all forms starting with form-. The tag 1099 can be made a synonym. If possible we should also have ...
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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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Merge tags "share-repurchase" and "buybacks"

Description for share-repurchase: Questions relating to companies buying back their own shares from the market. Description for buybacks: Stock buybacks refer to the repurchasing of shares of stock ...
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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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What will the site look like after beta?

When this site does come out of beta, what will the user interface look like? Is there any place we could get a preview of it or give input about what it should look like? Or do we just get to be ...

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