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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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Do we merge the various company forms questions?

The following questions come up rather a lot: Sole proprietorship vs LLC What are the benefits and downsides to an LLC vs. Sole Proprietorship vs. Individiual? Sole proprietorship or LLC? Is there ...
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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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How do I see edits to my question?

My question shows it has been edited, but I see no way to view the edits. How can I see exactly what was edited?
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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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Bug: BasicallyMoney.com links do not show up in linked question side bar

Related to Are old links updated automatically?, If a question links to another question on BasicallyMoney.com, those questions do not show up on the linked sidebar.
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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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request email notification on question

How do I request email notification on a question that I did not post whenever a new answer is posted on stackexchange sites?
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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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Wrong title for Beta badge

The badges page says that the Beta badge is for people who participated in the Stack Overflow beta. Other StackExchange sites don't seem to have this problem (see diy or ubuntu), so I don't know if it'...
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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-...
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Who is this site targeting?

Who is this site targeting? I read an answer earlier on meta about how we should ask questions that would attract "pros". Who are the "pros" of personal finance? What is the target audience?
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Do provinces in Canada have different financial laws/regulations?

I saw this question: Can I take advantage of lower interest rates while I'm stuck in a fixed-rate mortgage? tagged with both "Canada" and "Ontario". I understand the Canada tag, but Ontario? ...
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Chat for Personally Money

I've created a chat on the chat.stackexchange.com site. On other sites we've found it useful for co-ordinating and planning how to make a better site. I hope y'all will join me there! "Show Me The ...
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Encyclopaedic Questions: Is a question that essentially says “Explain X” a good question to ask?

Is a question that essentially says "Explain X" a good question to ask? I'd be doing it in the interests of populating the site, rather than because I actually need to know myself.
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Slightly off topic questions from Web Search User

From my understanding the Web Search User is used to get questions that were searched for from basicallymoney.com via Google. It appears though as some of them get added they are slightly off topic. ...
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Shouldn't reputation be recalculated site-wide? StackExchange 1.0 question up-votes were worth 10 rep, not 5 rep.

I just realized that my reputation didn't decrease when the site was migrated from the basicallymoney.com Stack Exchange 1.0 site to this new Stack Exchange 2.0 site. Given that SE 1.0 had question ...
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Will the regional flags on the tags be allowed on the new beta?

Previously in the Stack Exchange 1.0 version there were tags that contained flags for the regional type of questions. Considering that our community came from various regions, it was really helpful ...
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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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Moderator Election

While it might be a touch early, I think everybody visiting can see this site is already populated with a lot of questions. Chris W. Rea started the original Stackexchange site, BasicallyMoney.com ...
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How are there questions asked in March when the site was only proposed on Area 51 in June? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where did all the questions come from? I just came across this question which appears with a date of "Mar 29", but how is this possible when the Personal Finance site was ...
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Do technical questions about tools belong?

Referring to these questions as examples: How does mint.com connect to online banks in order to get or download transaction data? Starting over with quicken The questions are technical in nature, i....

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