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I would like to see questions about the use of budgeting software stay on-topic. We have had quite a few questions about gnucash, quicken, and mint.com, and recently we had our first question about ynab. (I'd like to see more of those.) In addition to budgeting software, we've had questions related to turbotax, spreadsheet, quickbooks, and other software. ...


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As I just commented on the question, basic mortgage calculations are perfectly within the personal finance area of accounting.


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Maybe you could salvage the question by stripping out all the business about designing the DB. If the question really is about managing your finances it shouldn't be necessary to ask your question. Your question really seems to be about data modeling and algorithms more than finance the way it is written. If that is not your intent try removing all the ...


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I would like to invite users to join me in voting to reopen this question. We don't close questions because they have a mistaken premise that we don't agree with. Indeed, the OP is asking the question because he had heard something related to personal finance that he is unsure about. And he is certainly not alone in wondering about this. We now have 8 great, ...


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I didn't close it, and I wouldn't delete it (due to the quality answer), but that question is either Answered elsewhere on the site Tends towards being chatty While I kind of agree the question at its face is answerable, (in fact JohnFX gave a pretty good answer), that particular question is a concealed marketing pitch, and that kind of intent very likely ...


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I agree it's now a good question and have reopened it.


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I think at the very least it needs some editing to make it properly on-topic. I initially closed it because I saw the wording "Is there any website that is truly free where you can determine your credit score" and that immediately made me think "product and service recommendation". It doesn't matter whether the products or services requested are free, it's ...


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I agree with Ganesh. The mods did not vote to close, and it seems it would have been re-opened via voting as well. If those who voted to close do not return to the question itself, they are not very likely to read this meta question. I can't read minds, I can't really tell why they think it's off topic. It's a bit tedious, but it's the math behind ...


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The question was closed by 5 regular (non-mod) members. Closed questions can be edited to fix whatever reason prompted the close. This question was closed over 10 months ago, with no such edit, and didn’t appear to be fixable. I asked in a mod chat area, how other stacks handle this, and consensus was that these questions should be deleted. Why do you ...


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In my opinion, this question should be reopened. The question is about applying and getting approved for a credit card. This is a subject that is most certainly related to Personal Finance and is something we cover every day here. (The credit-card tag is our 6th most popular tag.) There was some concern in the comments that this question would be ...


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Note that the question has now been deleted by the Community user under the standard cleanup policies for old, closed questions. It described competing strategies for investing in short-term bond ETFs versus high-interest savings accounts and ended by asking: But what do the empirical evidence and academic studies prove? Which is recommended? "Primarily ...


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Your questions are not bad questions. They are about a subject that a lot of people wonder about. I think some reviewers were making weird assumptions about your motives (looking for a way to scam the system), and the only answer to your first question essentially says, “It just works; don’t worry about it,” which of course is not a very satisfying answer. ...


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Unfortunately, we seem to have a culture on our site for closing questions as “product or service recommendation” (shopping questions) that are not really seeking product recommendations at all. See meta question “What is meant by the off-topic close reason “product or service recommendations”?”. Your question here is a “How do I find this information?” ...


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Questions seeking product, service recommendations or other off-site resources are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. The above quote comes form the header above your original question. The chart you seek might be available now, but it might not be ...


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I've reopened along with three others. I think as a site we sometimes try to steer clear of very very specific questions about a particular provider, perhaps with either the "product or service recommendations" or "questions about shopping" off-topic reasons in mind. But I don't think either of them does apply here and it seems like a worthwhile question, ...


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“Ethics” does not make the question off-topic. We have lots of questions that talk about ethics. And multilevel marketing is inherently about personal finance, as the business model is to become business partners with individuals. The ethics of these businesses is of interest to potential investors, salespeople/partners, and customers. I do appreciate the ...


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I'm not sure whether it's on-topic or not and I haven't voted either to close or reopen, but some possible reasons: "What is its value in INR" is very time sensitive. Perhaps could be replaced by "what is its approximate value in INR". It seems like a very specialised question. Stack Overflow used to have a "too localised" close reason but it was removed in ...


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The question has been reopened, so the issue is fixed. Still no idea why it got closed though!


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Unless someone was sitting in the room when the decision was made they have no idea why something is the way it is. That's the general problem with almost all questions that start with the word "why" on this site.


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If you are doing a massive rewrite of the question, and that invalidates the answers, you should reconsider attempting a rewrite of the question. In the question you refer to, 10 people answered the question, one was even picked by the person asking the question as a good answer. My own interpretation of the problem is that it asks about the ethics of ...


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You posted this meta question about 8 minutes after the original question was reopened. You asked it on April 3rd and it was closed same day, as off topic. April 7 is when the votes to reopen started. It takes a rep of 250 to see reopen votes on your own question, and 1000 rep to see votes +/- on questions and answers. See Help Center > Privileges I ...


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I voted to close. I thought it was clearly off topic, and I still do. We have a picture of a coin. we are asked to identify the coin and then give it a value in a specific currency. It doesn't matter that somebody could look it up in 2 minutes. Unless the canonical answer is to go to website X to identify the coin, the number of questions we can get just ...


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My own feeling is that if the question is a general one of how to organize data -- something where the principles are potentially useful even to folks who don't use that particular product -- it's worth keeping. If it's specific to the quirks of a particular program I'm less convinced; there are better places to ask those.


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