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Should we have canonical scam questions?

We have a lot of questions asking "is this a scam", and in most cases the situation and the answer are the same. Someone giving me free money and: Asking me to pass some of it some someone else; ...
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Should we remove our scam questions from the HNQ List?

This question is prompted by this sugar daddy question, which is the third sugar daddy question I have seen in only a few months. Sorry, but I cannot give you links to the others because it would ...
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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 Getting Started starting-out-investing Best ...
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Why did i get blocked

Why I get block for trying to ask a simple question and when I dislike there answer because the question and keep telling me to do what I told them I already have done and had nothing to do with the ...
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What rule does this post violate?

Should I replace some parts of my portfolio with an option strategy? This post got 4 close vote, 3 downvotes, and 4 upvote on a comment on "this is not suitable for a Q&A site" I really don't ...
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We're testing advertisements on Personal Finance & Money

My name is Juan M and I'm one of the community managers here on the network. You can read more about some of what I'm working on here and here. For several years we've had advertising on technology-...
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Question about awarding a bonus

I self-answered this question about the IRS, but I am not 100% satisfied with my own answer, as a little crevice of ambiguity remains. I'd really like an answer with no ambiguity quoting an extremely ...
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Disabling reduced ads

Following the enabling of advertisements on this site, will you be also enabling the profile setting to disable reduced ads? Currently I see this setting in my profile settings on StackOverflow, but ...
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Should I also edit some of the top answers when editing questions for reopening?

I've been thinking about the rewrite of this question: Could a business be structured around Multi-level Marketing, yet still be ethical? My own interpretation of the problem is that it asks about ...
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Are questions based on books off-topic?

Apologies for any offence. As this site has many questions based on books, I'm disheartened by RonJohn's comment I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this --and the similar one ...
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Why was the edited question about tax brackets not reopened?

I am surprised that this question was not reopened. (How do Tax Brackets Work; Do they Yield Significantly Different Results than a Continuous Curve?) The question was edited so it was no longer a ...
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How far should we go in rewriting off-topic questions in order to make them on-topic?

I did a wholesale rewrite of Why are capital gains taxed at a lower rate than normal income in an attempt to make it fit the site better. I might have violated the author's intent in asking. I've ...
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Member discussion on Closed vs Deleted

I am resurrecting a discussion of Closed vs Deleted. It seems that there was consensus some time ago, as these questions showed: Deleting Closed Question of No Value is not happening (Oct '11) - ...
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Luxury car question on topic?

What are the advantages of luxury car brands like Acura/Lexus over their sibling non-luxury brands Honda/Toyota? This is a site about 'Personal finance and money'. The only relevant aspects in that ...
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I answered a question a couple of years ago and now it's gone

I just saw this question on the HNQ list Is it a good idea to copy a trader when investing?. This reminded me of an answer I had given to a question on this site a couple of years ago. The question ...
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What standard flag should I use for questions asking about the reasons a government made laws affecting personal finance?

Upon reflection, I realized that Why is there a cap on 401k contributions? is ultimately a question about politics rather than personal finances. Any answer is going to boil down to identifying the ...
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Can I ask about topics regarding elderly parents and taking legal control of their finances and assets?

It's certainly no unusual thing that parents age and sometimes need special care in their final years. One such situation is they can no longer manage their finances and assets appropriately, leaving ...
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tag form-w-4 and w4 be synonyms

I am new to site, but feel that https://money.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms should show https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/form-w-4 and https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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The Intent and Purpose of Comments

Stack exchange is a Q&A site, unlike other message boards members may be familiar with. The Tour offers this simple statement of when to use comments: Use comments to ask for more information ...
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Can we remove “Strategies for earning more money” from the on-topic list?

In theory, "Which non-mathematical subject could I tutor to make the most money?" is on-topic, as our help centre explicitly lists Strategies for earning more money It doesn't feel like a ...
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Personal Finance & Money updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Why Question about “US demonetize large bills” was closed

I have a question Could the US demonetize large bills? If so, how can I protect myself if I rely on holding US dollars in cash? Is there a way to reopen this question. Till "April 08" is was shown ...
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Is asking for a general investment strategy profitability on-topic?

Requests for specific investment buy/sell advice; e.g. "should I sell X?" or "should I buy Y?" or "will X continue to go up?" Is the question about, whether it is worth to buy Internet ads for a ...
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Candidates For Editing and Reopening

There are questions that are closed, but have high votes, and multiple answers. Over time it would be great for us to review these with an eye towards an edit that could make them a good on-topic ...
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Why was this question about a specific currency off topic?

I'm asking about this question: What is this coin and what is its value in INR? The question was originally closed as off-topic by five users, and when it has been placed in the reopen queue by ...
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Should an answer containing one or several quotes only be systematically deleted?

Should an answer containing one or several quotes only be systematically deleted? Assume each quote has: a link to the original page or answer only contains the relevant portion the name of the ...
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Why was this question about Student Loan minimum payments deleted?

A few days ago, a moderator deleted this question: Student loan grievance: Is it illegal for servicer to lower my minimum monthly payment because I've been aggressively overpaying? The question was ...
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My question was unilaterally deleted because it “copies too much content from elsewhere”

I can happily shorten my question, but I quoted the Reddit comment in full to preserve context and integrity? What ought be removed? Also, my question spurred an answer with 5 upvotes. So I don't ...
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Why does the URL “stockoverflow.com” not point to “money.stackexchange.com”?

The idea can't be new, but I found no question mentioning it. internic.net says it's a GoDaddy domain, so I guess they are just sitting on it until the cash rolls in. But maybe it's cheap, who knows.
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Why was the question about the SIPC closed?

Today, this question was asked: Is SIPC a scam or does it protect investors from fraud? It was closed as "unclear what you're asking." Would one of the users that closed care to comment on what ...
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Seemingly Opinion-Based Answers

I'm a fairly active user over on StackOverflow for my job/hobby and while I was at work this question popped up on my feed. It is something that I feel I have some expertise around. However, when ...
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On-topic to find new stocks in certain business area?

Is it on-topic if I ask for help finding publicly traded companies whose stock one can invest in, given that these companies are in a certain business area? I want to invest in AI companies, ...
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Questions marked unclear by people lacking necessary background knowledge

How can this How does "debt prescription" work in America (Utah if that matters)? be unclear? I specifically asked about terminology and gave an example from South African English asking for ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Mass retagging, minor gripe

Dheer worked through a large number of questions today, fixing their tags. That's probably a good thing. But it does mess up all the most-recently-touched information. It's a one-time nuisance, but ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are detailed questions about medical billing and health insurance considered on-topic?

Medical billing and Health insurance (at least in the US) are quite complicated. From my experience, there are also lots of errors made by billing departments and insurance companies, and almost never ...
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Accounting vs Financial Statement Analysis

I understand that "accounting" questions are off-topic, and I can understand why since accounting rules are incredibly complex and contextual, but I see several questions (example) that I would ...
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Is there any SE site where I can ask a question about small business?

I'm opening a Very small kiosk and I have a very small question about tracking revenue, is there any SE site I can ask it on? Here? workplace? somewhere else?
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Have there been any “Is this a scam?” questions that the answer was “No”?

I think most here would agree that whenever someone asks Is this a scam, the answer is almost certainly, Yes, this is a scam. Have there been any instances of questions like these where the answer ...
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Useless edits bumping old questions [duplicate]

It seems that one user has been on a roll this morning editing tons of old questions and basically filling the front page with this. This type of behavior makes the site quite unusable as real, ...
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Can we redo the tag 1099-b

Can we redo the tag 1099-b. Either create this as per standard tag form-1099-b and a synonym as 1099-b OR Make the tag 1099-b as synonym to one of the existing generic tag form-1099
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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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Will you please create an asset-backed-security tag?

I think it would be appropriate for this question: Extension risk with IO bonds
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Is numismatics on-topic?

Are questions on numismatics on-topic? Coins are, and have been for a very long time, quite literally, money. On the other hand, the value of rare coins stems from their rarity and the fact ...
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Could a question about investment in UK equities and Brexit be on topic here?

I haven't participated in this stack before and don't have a handle on what sorts of questions are on or off topic here. I'm based in he UK, in my early thirties and currently have a good pension ...
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Bug in PF&M Icon

It might just be me, but there seems to be a bug in which icon is shown in the list of SE sites:
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Why was my comment deleted? [duplicate]

I posted a comment on this question. Arguably it could have been posted as an answer but the question was "protected" and I don't have enough fake internet points on this exchange site yet. The ...
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Should answers ignoring the country tag be removed?

If a question provides a country tag, and further specifies in the question body that the question applies to that country, should answers that address the question in regards to other countries be ...

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