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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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1answer
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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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Posted question now completely missing

I posted a new question about 10 hours ago. I verified it got posted and starred it as a favorite so I could reference it easier. That question is now not listed in the SE system. I thought maybe ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Voted best answer revoked?

I was voted the best answer on a post - and I was the only one posting. The question was then downvoted and I no longer have the reputation from being the best answer. Is this related? Or did the OP ...
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1answer
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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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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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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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Spam posts are becoming more frequent

Since the forum becomes more and more popular - it attracts more and more automated spam posters. Is there some heuristic SE can implement to weed them out automatically? They seem to be following a ...
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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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2answers
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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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Are questions about personal finance accounting on-topic?

A commenter on my question “End of financial year: closing transactions” declares: I think this answer is going to get closed b/c accounting is off-topic on this site Isn't it the case, though, ...
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1answer
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Are questions about startup business ideas on topic?

The on-topic help page includes: Best practices for saving for retirement, education, and other goals Strategies for earning more money Do other goals and strategies include startup ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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At what point does a company become relevant to have its own tag? Or should they be combined?

I recently asked a question about the term Equal Housing Lender being used by p2p lenders. I noticed that there is a tag "lending-club" as well as "lending" and "peer-to-peer-lending" but there is no ...
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1answer
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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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Asking for advice on how to think about asset allocation

I would like to ask a question on the main site but am not sure it's on-topic. A year ago I hired a fee-based planner to design a retirement portfolio, and was happy with the results. I elected not ...
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1answer
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Question about HSA: on-topic?

I've a question about the tax status of a refund of a payment originally made from an HSA. (Health Savings Acct., US-based.) I suspect it may not be on-topic here, but saw a number of other tax-...
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3answers
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Why are accounting questions off-topic here, even though there are small business questions?

I understand that questions about accounting are explicitly called off topic for this site. I don't necessarily see why that is the case, especially since it seems at odds with the fact that ...
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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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Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic, flag overused

This flag for closing questions is overused: "Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the ...
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1answer
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“budget” vs “budgeting” tags

We have tags for both budget and budgeting. To me, these look identical. Currently, there are 123 questions tagged "budget" and only 9 questions tagged "budgeting". 6 of these questions are tagged ...
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Expanding the scope of “money” to economics, etc

I'm posting to get opinions on whether or not the scope of this exchange should be expanded. Many people ask questions regarding relationships between the Fed and banks or other broader questions that ...
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1answer
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Meta site giving 403 forbidden error

The meta link on the main page points to https://money.meta.stackexchange.com/ . When I go to that URL, I get a "403 Forbidden" error. I had a friend check this from another computer and he got the ...
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1answer
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Some website is scraping SE questions and answers. Is SE doing something about it?

I got a pingback on my blog a non-SE site (link removed) and apparently they just copy all the questions, answers and even comments, including the embedded links. What does SE do about it?
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Suggesting mandatory tags

I noticed that most questions on Money SE fall into the categories taxes financial investments real estate If you think about it, these categories, though distantly related, are really very ...
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OASDI -> Social Security

Request for tag synonym OASDI -> Social Security My understanding is that they are different names for the same thing[1] OASDI stands for old age, survivor and disability insurance, which is more ...
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1answer
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Can I ask questions related to card processing?

I'm developing credit card processing in our Point-of-Sale software, and would like to find a community where I can get some help. Is this the right one? If not, what Stack Exchange community would I ...
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1answer
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Bug: Flags underlining overlaps text

Provided you've flagged something helpful, select your flag summary. This has recently become underlined due to this change However on this site, due to its particular styling of underlines, the ...
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Are recipient type differences sufficient to make a question non-duplicate

What are the tax etc. implications of giving a friend's company an interest free loan? has been marked as a duplicate of question How do you declare an interest free loan?, however, the former ...
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Are minor grammar edits desirable?

I'm going to nitpick. A recent edit of a single word ("it's" to "its") brought this one to mind. The FAQ states: Edits are expected to be substantial and to leave the post better than you found ...
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Would my question be on-topic for Money.SE?

I want to ask a question asking why the 'new' chip & pin system in the U.S is considered such a big deal, compared to the rest of the world (who have had this system for a while). Would my ...
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I take it that this site is not the place to ask a question about a news story regarding corporate tax fraud. Where should I go?

Which site might be better to ask a question about the implications of a corporation inflating the cost of a product that they donate to charity?
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When to say “Just use Google”

I've been posting some answers and comments here and there. I noticed there are a lot of questions that could be answered if the OP just knew how to use basic a google search. Should those be ...
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Should we merge tags employee-stock-options and employee-share-plan

Should we merge [create synonyms] the tags employee-stock-options and employee-share-plan, or is there enough distinction to keep both. I guess we can create a distinction, but would need more ...
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Should questions that are very country dependant have the country name in the title?

Tags are all good etc, but when I see a questions in a list, e.g. “Related panel” often 90% of them are of no use to me as they are about other countries with very difference legal and tax systems. ...
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“customer service question for the company mentioned”

While responding to review flags I continue to see questions that can only be answered by contacting customer service, and that's exactly how the comments on the question begin, "what did the CS rep ...
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Customer Complaint Question

I am looking at the question Why does FlagStar Bank harass you about payments within grace period?. In my opinion, it falls into the category of "customer service" type questions that should be ...
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Should the question about getting FICO scores for free be reopened?

I'm asking about this question: How can one get their FICO/credit scores for free? (really free) This question is quite old, having been asked almost 6 years ago. Today, after attracting a spamish ...
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How to handle the influx of questions on cheap ways to transfer money from currency A to currency B?

There are several of these questions recently and also several older versions of these questions: What is the cheapest way to move money from the United States to Canada? Most cost effective way to ...
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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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2answers
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Why is this a comment, and is not an answer?

I was curious to know why this answer was deleted and converted to this comment? I don't think that it should have been converted. I think it is an answer i.e. that it answers the question; ...
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How should I respond to accusation of my answer being a spam, due to ignorance and laziness?

I have recently written this answer that in my opinion provided a very concrete help with the OP's problem, based on the Stock Repair Option Strategy. None of numerous highly voted answers even ...

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