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Questions that seek, and answers that provide, technically legal but morally questionable advice - are and should they be accepted here?

I'm referring to UK - Can I buy things for myself through my company? which, while seemingly a legitimate "yes/no" question, on closer look turns out to actually be asking "how can I ...
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This person's question was closed for incorrect reasons, and is compliant if the people that closed it knew the answer

In reference to this closed question: How to anonymously donate cryptocurrency to charities which only support traditional online payments platform? The reason for closing this question was that it is ...
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How can we help better people with no financial literacy?

TL;DR I would like to see this site start to become a better and more visible resource for people at the very beginning of the learning curve on financial literacy. Any ideas on how to achieve this? ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Why was this non-spam answer deleted as spam?

https://money.stackexchange.com/a/134853/22266 The easiest and transparent way to sell gold and silver bullion is to sell them online through legitimate sources. Taking advantage of higher gold ...
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Why was this question closed as opinion-based? (“Why do bond markets close slightly early (at 2 p.m. ET) on December 31 vs. the stock market”)

Why was this question “Why do bond markets close slightly early (at 2 p.m. ET) on December 31 whereas the stock market closes at the regular time? [closed] ” closed as opinion-based? There could be ...
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Can we reopen this question about saving money?

I asked a question about finding ways to save money on an international transfer which seems to be within the question guidelines of this forum according to the on-topic page: Personal Finance and ...
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Topicality of Questions about trading sites or exchanges

Reviewing close votes it seems like there is a lot we don't agree on, and basically nothing gets a straight close nowadays unless it's spam. But one topic seems to always have 3 people on each side, ...
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Was this question incorrectly closed?

Here is a question about maintaining a personal ledger in an SQL database. It seems to have been closed because it was about programming. In my opinion, this is a valid question about personal ...
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Should posts containing broad, unsupported claims receive post notices?

While this community for the most part is pretty good about supporting their claims with evidence, occasionally we receive an answer that makes a broad, unsupported claim. Sometimes, those posts are ...
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Why was my flag on a troll question declined?

This question (which is currently closed as off-topic, and deleted) comes from a known troll account. They're currently suspended on two other sites for trolling, and their MSO account was nuked ...
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Why hasn't someone proposed a business and accounting Stack Exchange site?

I need to file taxes soon for my business. I'm reading some accounting textbooks to teach myself the subject. I want to ask questions about it. However, you can't ask accounting theory questions here??...
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Should we ask to lower our close and reopen votes threshold to 3 (from 5?)

Some network sites, including StackOverflow, have changed the threshold for closing questions to three votes instead of five: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/391832/we-re-lowering-the-close-...
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Question gone without a trace

I was looking for answers to the question I posted this weekend, but I just found it has been deleted, without an explanation of any kind. I understand it may have been ambiguous or opinion-based, but ...
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Merge “indices” into “market-indexes” tag

market-indexes (~150 questions): This is a metric for tracking a collection of securities. For example, among US stocks, a commonly referenced index is the S&P 500. An index may be price-weighted,...
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Merge “university” and “college” tags

Look at university and college. They are about the same topic. Should they be merged?
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Ambiguity: “premium-bonds” tag

Referring to premium-bonds. There are only 4 questions at the moment, but I'm just going to mention that "premium bonds" has two meanings: A premium bond is a bond trading above its face ...
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What's the difference between “europe” and “european-union” tags?

europe: For questions that relate to the laws, practices, and products of the European Union. european-union: for questions that relate to the laws, practices, and products of the European Union (...
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voting to reopen, the consultant that doesn't know how to get paid and prefers crypto

I edited this closed question by removing some irrelevant information, hoping others will help me reopen or suggest further edits to subsequently reopen What services will people pay for with crypto ...
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What's the difference between “currency” and “foreign-exchange” tags?

currency: For questions related to currencies or foreign exchange markets. Ideally, this tag should be accompanied by specific currency tags under discussion. foreign-exchange: This tag is to be ...
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Rubles — Russian and otherwise

At the moment, Money SE has tag rub-ruble without synonyms and with the following description: This tag is to be used for the Ruble currency as used by Russia, Belarus, and the state of Transnistrian....
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“put-options” and “call-options” vs “puts” and “calls”

Do we need puts and calls when we already have put-options and call-options? Not all puts and calls have to do with options (e.g. there are put warrants, call warrants, puttable bonds, callable bonds, ...
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Useless tag: “learning”

I found a tag that looks useless: learning. There are currently only 16 questions with that tag. I think it is a useless tag because it is too general. Nearly all questions on this site are about &...
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Is there a difference between “government-bonds” and “treasury” tags?

Description for government-bonds: for questions that relate to government bonds. It is recommend you use a country tag or state what country you are referring to. A government bond is a bond issued ...
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A not nice comment isn't OK but a not nice question is?

Paid a scammer money via PayPal. What can I do? I left a comment under an answer that was probably deleted under "not nice" policy - assuming this as other comments were kept. My comment ...
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Merge tags “hedging” and “hedge”

Description for hedging: for questions that relate to hedging. A hedge is an investment position intended to offset potential losses/gains. Description for hedge: A hedge is an investment to reduce ...
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Tags for US OTC securities

I'm wondering which tags I should use for questions about US over-the-counter (OTC) stocks for retail investors. The popular tags are: pink-sheets and penny-stocks. However, there are questions about ...
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The “coupons” tag is being used for bond coupons, shopping coupons, and vouchers

Look at coupons. It is being used for bond coupons, shopping coupons, and vouchers. We should probably make some new tags. I suggest: bond-coupons: A bond coupon is an interest payment that the ...
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Useless tag: how-to

I found a tag that looks useless: how-to. There are currently only 5 questions with that tag. I think it is a useless tag because it is too general. There are currently more than 2500 questions that ...
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Advice needed on asking question about stock splits

Background I posted a question that was not well-received: When am I entitled to participate in a stock split? — record date, split date, ex date Shortly after posting the question above, I posted a ...
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Merge tags “volume” and “trading-volume”

Tags volume and trading-volume are about the same thing. Should they be merged?
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What is our stance on questions aiming at finding official documents about companies (assume the question isn't specific to just one company)?

What is our stance on questions aiming at finding official documents about companies/stocks (assume the question isn't specific to just one company)? Are they on-topic or off-topic? I see that ...
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Tour page: mention that questions seeking off-site resources are off-topic

The tour page currently says: Ask about... Personal investing and asset allocation The financial aspects of homebuying Best practices for saving for retirement, education, and other goals Strategies ...
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Why isn't “this is about business finance” in the list of reasons to vote to close?

Working through the list of votes to close today, I kept coming across questions that were really about business finance, not personal. Yet there seemed to be no appropriate category to select for the ...
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Clarification on opinion-based question that was closed

One of my questions was closed for being "opinion-based". In the help center, it says that answers to opinion-based questions don't fit the format of the community because answers "will ...
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Create tag synonym: “security” and “securities”

security and securities are essentially the same. Can someone make security a synonym of securities?
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Merge tags “share-repurchase” and “buybacks”

Description for share-repurchase: Questions relating to companies buying back their own shares from the market. Description for buybacks: Stock buybacks refer to the repurchasing of shares of stock ...
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Clarification on my deleted question

I asked a question here https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/126409/is-this-mobile-app-a-scam and it was deleted. No explanation was given. There were following comments present on the question, ...
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Question about international transfer closed as off-topic

I posted a question about transferring RUB to EUR account, which was closed as off-topic, and would like to understand why. The note telling me it was closed as off-topic says Questions seeking ...
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Is this on topic? If not, is there anyother SE where it is?

I wanted to ask the following: What would be the "text-book" result of governement taking on massive debt immediately before a significant recession Supposing, entirely hypothetically ;), that ...
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Why weren't these answers quoted external sources closed?

GS didn't close this post that just quoted external source, but did recently close new posts that did. Did the policy change? Is this a contradiction? Why would a stock opening price differ from ...
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CARES Act tax refund eligibility questions

We currently have numerous questions, with a few new ones each day, basically asking "will I get stimulus check" relating to the CARES Act. The stimulus tag (is this even a useful tag?) currently has ...
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Should users comment or flag posts when personal information could be disclosed?

This post came up in my feed. The users username appears to be a real name. The user is probably based in the US. The user is disclosing that they likely have a million dollars in a liquid account. ...
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Why moderator closing question? Why not cast close vote?

No offense. Some moderators here close questions with one vote. But why don't just cast a close vote? This feels power abuse!
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Option spreads in registered accounts

Why Option spreads in registered accounts closed? This isn't my question. I want answer it with https://www.interactivebrokers.ca/en/index.php?f=13406&p=tfsa RSP and TFSA Information | ...
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Why can't I reference sites, then copy and paste to answer questions?

If I reference a website - no plagiarism! - what's wrong with copy and paste if enough to answer question? If I copy and paste a book, would my answer get deleted too? https://money.stackexchange....
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Why did GS unilaterally delete my answer?

I cited Reddit wherefrom I quoted my answer at https://money.stackexchange.com/a/110863.
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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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Reputation above 10, but cannot answer a protected question

For some reason, I could not provide an answer to the following question: Can't pay with PayPal balance, only shows credit card to pay with But my reputation is actually well above 10. No ...
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Ought brokerages clearly exhibit options' break-even prices?

Why did JTP unilaterally close Ought brokerages clearly exhibit options' break-even prices?? This question involves the norm for break-even prices, not just Questrade. How can I know the norm, if ...

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