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Disappointed in StackExchange management

We are posting this to add our names to the chorus of unhappy moderators across the Stack Exchange network about the sacking of Monica Cellio. If you haven’t already come across the controversy, there’...
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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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Dear Stack Exchange: A Statement and a Letter from your Moderators

Crossposted from Meta.Stackexchange Dear Stack Exchange, Inc., We know you know about this already, so we'll keep this brief. The past two weeks have been rough. Lots of moderators have lost ...
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Goodbye PF&MSO!

Goodbye, Stack Overflow! It's been fun collecting 11,758 Internet points and helping start the overflow site, but I'll be leaving as part of the Monica Cellio backlash.
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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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Design for Personal Finance & Money

My name is Lucian and, together with the Stack Exchange team, I will be in charge of creating the new design for the Personal Finance & Money site, as it graduates from the beta phase. While the ...
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How do we get rid of the flood of sugar daddy questions?

There are too many sugar daddy questions and as far as I can tell, they are all the same. There are ten questions with the sugar daddy tag on the current first page. This is not only ridiculous, but ...
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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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What are the criteria for getting Money.SE out of “perpetual beta?”

The Area 51 status for Money.SE reads thusly: This site will remain in beta indefinitely so it can grow; we will continue to evaluate its site statistics and overall health. Why the concern with ...
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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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Should we remove the “& Money” part from the site name and logo, to prevent repeated confusion about what is on-topic?

Once again there is a debate with a new user going on about a closed question appealing to the fact that the site name is Personal Finance & Money. Typical exchange: High Rep user: Closing ...
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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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MrChrister stepping down from mod duties

Just a quick note that I am stepping down from my moderation duties. I will no longer have a diamond by my name, but I will still be reading the site and participating when I can. Even after 5 years,...
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Personal Finance & Money - Top User Swag!

As our special thanks to you for not only being extremely awesome, but also being extremely patient with us through the process of graduation, I'd like to announce the immediate availability of some ...
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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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Can we support Latex formulas on this site?

There are some SE sites that have already supported Latex formulas, but this site hasn't. Can we provide the support here? For example, I would like to have the Latex formulas rendered in this post. ...
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Guidelines for asking for/editing country tags in questions from new users

Information on the location of the question asker (country tag) is important for answering many questions on this site. And, unfortunately, needing to continuously ask new users for their location ...
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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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New Design Launched

As you can see the new design just went live. Which means this site has been officially launched! Congratulations! Thank you for your valuable design feedback. If you're still seeing the old favicons,...
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Tag disambiguation: tag “short-selling” currently has two meanings

I've noticed the short-selling tag is being used both to refer to questions about selling stocks short in the stock market as well as the real-estate/mortgage concept of selling a property for a value ...
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2015 Community Moderator Election Results

Personal Finance & Money's 2 moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the 2 new moderators are: Please thank them for volunteering, and share your assistance ...
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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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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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Site Design Celebration

It looks like the site's new design is going to launch soon maybe this week. This has been long in coming, so how are we going to celebrate?
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Can we maybe not chastize people for bad situations?

I don't come here often, so maybe it's not a widespread problem, but I've now had two almost identical comments (from the same user) rebuking me for making a poor decision months ago and asking about ...
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What does this site gain by coming out of beta?

There are several questions asking when this site will come out of beta. This seems to be a concern for several users. Please excuse my ignorance but what does this site gain by coming out of beta? ...
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WOOHOO! Seven Hundred Days in Beta!

This is getting to be a bit of a dubious distinction. A quick observation as we cross this milestone: Hordes of qualified people aren't going to be flocking to this site to answer questions, ...
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User with a flood of questions

https://money.stackexchange.com/users/40527/melissa-yue-wallace?tab=questions This user has asked 12 questions about income tax in Canada in the last 16 hours or so. Most of them are referencing ...
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SE needs a “Business Finance and Accounting” community

PFM's rules explicitly forbid business accounting questions: Please note that the following subjects are considered off-topic here: Questions about accounting that are academic or have no bearing on ...
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What makes an “explain this” question appropriate for this site?

We have recently seen a significant number of questions that contain significant quotes from external sources and often very little other content. Some of these were mentioned a while ago and it wasn'...
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Issue with new design: Visited links are nearly indistinguishable in color from regular text

I love the new site design, but to me the links, particularly visited ones, are not different enough in color from regular text. In the example below the text 'this post' is a visited link:
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The future of Personal Finance and Money

As one of our longest-lived "beta" sites, there've been quite a few concerns raised here over the years as to the future of Personal Finance and Money. And understandably so. We've tried ...
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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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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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What to do with all the Macroeconomics questions?

Seems like there have been a lot of macro-economics questions lately, for example: Country Budget Cuts Does the fractional reserve banking system necessitate indefinite and exponential economic ...
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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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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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Announcement: Retiring my role as a pro-tem moderator

I'd like to inform that, effective tomorrow, I'm retiring my role as a pro-tem moderator here at Money. This decision wasn't easy. It's been a great four years founding and helping grow this ...
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Why won't the mods do anything about the user I don't like?

I am having a problem with a user; why don't the mods take care of that person and put them in their place?
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Is it required for a question to apply personally to the asker in order to be considered on-topic?

Lately, I've seen a comment appearing on questions that are accused of being off-topic. The comments will say something to the effect of "This situation does not apply to the OP, so the question is ...
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Questions that ask “is this a good idea”

I see there's another current meta question about the recent car buying questions, but I have a specific point I felt needed to be addressed. Here's the current question that triggered me into asking ...
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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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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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Updates to the site

You may have noticed some updates to the design lately, they are part of a SE network-wide update to a new base css framework. The updates allow us to: Have sharper / more beautiful design on retina ...
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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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Should homework questions be allowed? Many questions are being closed as “homework” but there is no policy or consensus against

Refer to this question. It's homework, and clearly disclosed as such. Somebody flagged the question, stating "I'm assuming homework questions aren't allowed here." Got me thinking that we haven't ...
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Using harsh language

I am not crazy about when people make comments like "please don't suggest that stupid Quicken". Lots of people use it and like it. Should i edit/report this kind of post?
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Where did all the questions come from?

It appears the beta was seeded with existing questions. Where are they from, the existing Stack Exchange money site?
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“Finally, the Area51 scorecard is only one metric we use [to determine graduation].” So what else do we need to do?

I do not fully understand what the parameters are that graduate the site. It's like studying hard for an exam and writing the paper, but not knowing how the answers are evaluated or what the passing ...
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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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