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I agree. If the question really needs a country tag, but it is never provided or inferred yet is still a good question, answering "In the U.S. ...", or "In Australia ..." as a qualifier seems reasonable. There's only so many options when the question is almost always from an anglophone (non-native speakers seem to be more aware of the need to specify ...


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I agree, not all questions require a country tag. If a members requests one, and it's not needed we should point that out. I also agree that mention of 401(k) is enough to say "US". I do think that guessing is wrong. It might result in an answer that's incorrect-country-centric, only to have the OP add the correct tag. Other than this, I've remarked ...


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Yes. And I’ve encouraged members to not ‘answer as if a US question until we know otherwise.’ When a question really needs a country tag, a comment is appropriate and 24 hours to let the OP update the question. Nothing wrong with seeing if OP discloses country in other questions or in profile. I did learn the hard way that VPNs can give a false origin if we ...


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Currency conversions can help if the number needs to be put in context, but that should be done if the the name of the country has already been made clear. For example telling us that the amount quoted is 3 times your daily pay is good to know. Telling us it is about X USD or Y Euro can be helpful to put into context. The problem with this questions is that ...


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I'd go for editing the tag wikis and hoping for the best. Personally I haven't noticed the problem being particularly biased towards credit scoring questions.


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