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How is my question off-topic?

My question, Utility company wants me to sign easement contract for $1 has been closed as off-topic. I would like to know why. I don't see this as being any different from asking about selling a ...
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Heads-up: StackExchange introducing mandatory arbitration clause

Just a heads-up: the new (2018) terms of service include a mandatory arbitration clause, which is generating some pushback from the community: A new (2018) update to our Terms of Service is here At ...
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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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Which is the best way to get out of my current questions ban

I got on temporary (1 day, if I understand correctly) questions ban. I guess this is due to this question mainly Are there multiple Bitcoin markets? since it's the only one with a negative vote ...
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Are Questions about Oil on Topic

I am thinking that questions about oil should be on topic for Personal Finance and Money because it is related to investing. Do I have that right?
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Should this site close Money Laundering questions?

This is in reference to this question: Is it a good idea to store all my savings in cryptocurrency? Although the title sounds good, the actual details of the question boil down to the OP attempting ...
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“Assuming I know X…” questions

We've had a few questions like this one lately, which are along the lines of: Assuming I know [some fact] will happen, how could I make money off that knowledge? While they sound like they have ...
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Can we flag a question that belongs on Quant.SE? [duplicate]

This question doesn't appear to be about personal finance, accounting or economics. I thought it belonged on Quant.SE but the only option under "belongs on another site" is for here on Money.Meta. I ...
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Why was this Hot Network Question protected?

We had a new question asked yesterday that hit the Hot Network Questions list and received more answers and votes than average: Why can't we all agree to create a self-fulfilling prophecy with ...
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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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Why was the question about a mortgage formula off-topic?

This question was asked recently and closed as off-topic: What is the formula for calculating the mortgage constant when payments are made at the beginning of the period? The close reason given was "...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Modified question, but there's no “modified” notice

The question "When do I need to pay interest on my short sell position?" showed up on the front page because "modified 2 hours ago reikred 1". However, when I click on the link When do I need to pay ...
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How to defend myself against a deleted answer?

My answer was deleted because the mod says I didn't deal with support and resistance levels. True, because I dealt with the other part of the question: "everyone is selling" and "everyone is buying". ...
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Why can't I see posts or comments by a particular user?

I've noticed several times that I cannot see comments made by a particular user. On my own posts, or on posts made by others. The only reason I know those comments exist are because I see others @-ing ...
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The on-topic help page has http links

The on-topic help page has links to the economics and bitcoin sites that use http links. I believe that both of these should be https links. Links in context: Questions about economics ...
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HTTP link in custom close reason

I was looking at the custom close reasons and noticed that the custom close reason for product or service recommendations includes a link to http://stackoverflow.blog/2010/11/23/qa-is-hard-lets-go-...
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Should we consolidate the accounting and economics off-topic reasons with others?

Currently we have three custom off-topic reasons: Questions on economics are off-topic unless they relate directly to personal finance. Questions seeking product or service recommendations ...
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Could someone explain to me why book requests on personal finance are considered off-topic?

I asked this question earlier today: What books would be must-read books on personal finance? (Not investing!) Which got put "on hold" for being off-topic. Specifically stating that Questions ...
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Should we have a specific tag for questions about the 2018 tax bill?

We don't have many yet, but of course the 2018 tax bill ("Tax Cuts and Jobs Act") hasn't quite passed yet. But - we probably will, I imagine, get a fair number of questions given that this has ...
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How should the tags for HRA be handled?

The term HRA means two different things: In the U.S., HRA is Health Reimbursement Arrangement, an employer-funded benefit for medical expenses. In India, HRA is House Rent Allowance, a component of ...
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Add “vote to move to another site” under “vote to close” options

If a question is off topic because it belongs on another stackexchange, I think it should be easy to vote to migrate it and I can't see how we would do it now except in a comment to a moderator. In ...
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Should the question about Chase's 5/24 rule be reopened?

Yesterday, this question was asked: How true is the Chase 5/24 limit on applications and which bureaus? Today, the question was closed as "off-topic." Is this really off-topic? Why was this closed?...
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Confusion on service or database questions

I just wanted to check on the policy of PF&M with regard to questions about obtaining financial information. (My question is currently on hold.) Financial information is of course a very broad ...
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Options under “flag a comment”

I am flagging this comment as rude or abusive This comment violates our "Be Nice" policy. no longer needed This comment is obsolete, chatty, or otherwise unnecessary. in need of moderator ...
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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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The guidelines on referencing are inconsistent with the example

The guidelines on referencing are inconsistent with the example. https://money.stackexchange.com/help/referencing says: When you find a useful resource that can help answer a question (from ...
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Should [wealth] be a synonym of [net-worth]?

I was reviewing some edit suggestions for the wiki of wealth and it basically suggested that it was related to net-worth. There is only one question with this tag. I think we should either make a ...
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Is it appropriate to mark “Is this person xxx” as duplicates?

Every few days there is an new question formatted: This person/friend/long-lost-distant-relative/shady-website asked for my bank/credit-card password that they have no reason for. Are they trying ...
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Does this question belong on this site instead of Politics.SE?

Just came across this question: https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/23605/when-a-government-pays-centuries-old-debt-who-exactly-is-it-paying Apart from the word 'government', this question ...
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Increase Rep Level for Commenting

This is the privilege list (communications) for our Stack: The issue I am opening for feedback is whether we want to lobby for a higher level required to comment. Put a different way - "Do we feel ...
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Merge [bills] and [billing]

Can the tags for bills (20 questions) and billing (37 questions) be merged? I don't see any reason why these tags wouldn't be used interchangeably.
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Are questions about using financial software on-topic? [duplicate]

I have a technical question about the functionality of the financial site Mint. Specifically, I want to ask whether it is possible to use Mint to schedule monthly recurring payments to a personal bank ...
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Difference between tags “income-tax” and “income-taxes”

There is an tag income-taxes. I see few question tagged with this. We already have a very popular tag income-tax . We already have a plural generic tag taxes and it doesn't make sense to have ...
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Are questions about market regulation ontopic, even if it is about regulation pertaining companies?

For example, a question about the regulation on illegal insider trading. It is something that can be done by company executives or the company itself, but is not directly related to [own?] personal ...
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Why can I only vote to migrate to Meta, instead of another S-E Site?

I recently flagged a post for moderator attention, as it had a couple of problems with it: The post did not have a practical, answerable question The post was more appropriate for The WorkPlace than ...
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merge accounts form keeps trying to merge the wrong way

I'm trying to merge the account https://money.stackexchange.com/users/57590/rpresser into the account https://money.stackexchange.com/users/57592/ross-presser. Both accounts are using the same email (...
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What makes this question a duplicate?

I created 2 questions dealing with Roth IRAs. A general question about keeping an emergency fund in a Roth IRA. A question asking for an explanation for the rules that apply if one attempts to make ...
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Are questions about particular investments on topic?

Are questions about particular investments, as in particular stocks or bonds, on topic? For example, could I ask the following question: Does TGNA's position in broadcasting and low PE make it a ...
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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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What is our stance on questions aimed at understanding the origin of notations used in personal finance?

What is our stance on questions aimed at understanding the origin of notations used in personal finance? Are they on-topic or off-topic? Example: Presenting negative numbers using parentheses: where ...
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What really prevents us from enabling LaTeX markup?

While not necessary for every question, LaTeX markup capability would greatly enhance the ability to clearly write some questions and answers in the personal finance and money stackexchange. This ...
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When should the “free-file-fillable-forms” tag be used?

I noticed that the free-file-fillable-forms tag was added to the following question: Filling form 8889 Part I and form 1040 line 25 Although the question mentions the use of the Free File Fillable ...
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Best approach to merge or mark duplicate 4 questions on inverse/leveraged ETFs?

I believe that these four questions are all duplicates of each other: Why buying an inverse ETF does not give same results as shorting the ETF Why an ETF mirrors the underlying index on a day to day ...
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Unclear how question can be improved

I received negative feedback in the form of downvotes and comments, but I improved the question with the critique I got from the comments. After I improved the question, it got back to a neutral score....
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Where's the line between “Asking for a software recommendation” and “How to file taxes for my state”?

I think clearly off-topic: "What's the best tax software to use?" (While many things here are opinion-based to some degree, this is a "shopping" question that's not really going to have a useful "...
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Are questions about student society bookkeeping on-topic here?

I'm the treasurer for a university student-run society. The society has between 500-1000 members and receives $10,000-20,000/year in dues from the membership. We are audited three times per year by ...
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Are questions about what a product is worth on-topic here?

My friends wants to buy a computer from me but we don't know what is it worth. Is money the right place to ask what a Dell Latitude E7450 is worth selling for or is there some other place where I can ...
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Can we merge tags investing and investment?

The tags investing and investments have a lot of overlap between them. The average person asking will probably not draw a distinction between them. Note that investments already has a synonym in ...
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Proposed New Tag Summary 'Accounting'?

The current tag states: for questions that relate to the laws, practices, and products of accounting. Please note that questions about accounting that are academic or have no bearing on personal ...

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