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Historical context I chose and proposed the name Personal Finance & Money in my original Area 51 definition for this site for one simple reason: the name we had under the Stack Exchange "1.0" model, prior to the "2.0" changes, was Basically Money. Keeping "Money" was a tip of the hat, continuity, w.r.t. the site's original ...


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I don't think it matters. Every StackExchange site I've ever participated on has had this exact problem: But XYZ should be on topic here! The "& Money" just adds local flavor to the problem. It's also been my experience that most people who come, post one or two off topic questions and leave were never really interested in the site, but rather ...


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Admittedly, I'm not a regular contributor to this site. I speak mainly as a contributor to Code Review, where we recently had MathJax enabled. So far, the reaction in the Code Review chat room has been overwhelmingly positive, and performance impact has been negligible, even on mobile devices. To avoid unintentionally triggering MathJax, Code Review has ...


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I will take a stab at outright dissent. Leaving Strictly "Personal Finance" give no room to move into small proprietorships or small business. The community has been against that move for a long time, but as other SE sites close, we are getting more and more "well, where then" questions. We can invite not only those questions but the people who answer ...


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I propose a more complex operation. The issue is that the tags lease and leasing have zero guidance becasue they are both trying to deal with vehicle-leasing and real-estate-leasing. Those are two topics that shouldn't be combined. One involves issue such as maximum mileage, residual value, trade ins. The other has landlord-tenant issues, and security ...


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You say that you aren't really an expert in "United States," but in order to earn your united-states gold badge you needed to answer over 200 financial questions and obtain over 1000 upvotes on those answers. Only 17 users have managed to do that, and the thinking is that if you have been able to do that, you probably have an above-average ...


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I'm open to the change but not for this reason. New members often push back on what's on topic, and after a bit of debate, are never seen again. Perhaps what's needed is an invitation to a new user to read through what's on and off topic and read through the top dozen questions. Once they understand the scope of the board and the fact that it's not a ...


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A tag becomes useful when there are at least several questions that could use that tag. Therefore related questions for that topic can be easily found. Currently a search of this SE site only show one answer where the word is used. Ask the question and if it is a good question and on topic, and it results in several more questions then there will be a need ...


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Agreed. Updated to the above. For the 20 second effort, I changed it, but am happy to read here if there's any more appropriate wording, and will update again.


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Welcome to Stack Exchange, and to Personal Finance & Money in particular! Users with a reputation of less than 125 need to wait 3 minutes between posting answers. The reason for the rate limit is that they want to discourage new users from flooding a site with potentially poor answers, as well as slowing down spam posting attempts. Stack Exchange ...


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Nearly 260 this month. Personally, I find the "bump on edit" to be more of a problem than benefit. I've seen new users without full edit privileges offer what I think is a trivial edit, and aside from hitting my approval queue, I think about the bump. In this case, I think there's a benefit to be had by Dheer's efforts, as future members will find it ...


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Migration seems like an attractive option for a question that is out of place here, but most actual experience is more negative: Posters sometimes don't follow their migrated question so it becomes a bit academic. If the poster didn't put some effort into choosing a good site, they often also didn't put effort into writing a good question. Questions in need ...


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I'm deferring this for now. Initial concerns when the proposal was still incubating revolved around "Personal Finance" and "Money" not being mutually exclusive in any context, and therefore redundant. We've grown to realize that there's a bit more wiggle room within interpretation than we believed, which is how we've arrived to this discussion. Given ...


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I would rather not see this added as a quick close reason. One of the items that is explicitly on-topic on this site is "Consumer issues or consumer protections." It is true that sometimes when a question of this type gets asked, the first course of action should be to contact the customer service department. However, we all know that this doesn't always ...


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Agreed. In principle offshore has slightly more specialised connotations than international but I don't think it's worth it to try to draw the distinction in practice. [edit: tags now merged and synonyms added]


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This is now somewhat possible. It wouldn't show for every single question, but we do have the ability to provide more just-in-time help based on the tags that people use when posting. Can you give me some tags where it would be pretty important for them to specify a location within the question? I might be able to make quick work of this if so :)


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As far as it being technically possible, the meta sites already have the "required tags" feature; each question on meta must be tagged with at least one of the required tags: discussion, feature-request, support, or bug. However, I'm not aware of any non-meta site with this feature. I'm not in favor of adding a "required tags" feature on Money.SE. There ...


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I found a post from a few years ago with someone asking for the same thing on Stackoverflow Meta, as well as a related suggestion that replied-to comments be undeletable without consent from the repliers. This discussion on those questions points out some significant problems with this. There are two that I think are most germane. First, it's not possible ...


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I'd imagine that if SE, with all its programmer people, could implement such an anti-spam scheme, they would. But your rep for links is interesting. Even 100 would work. Any SE member from other boards would get 100 rep just for joining Money.SE, and see no issue. Only those brand new to SE would have this, a minor nuisance, but a great thorn in the ...


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While some questions on economics can make sense here, most don't. The community does not have expertise in answering quite a few economic concepts. The difficulty this community is facing is can we create a clear Q & A that gives out the scope as to what sub-set of economic questions can be on-topic. In absence of such definition, it becomes ...


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The decision is ultimately made by the StackExchange team, and the way to influence that decision is to debate it on meta. 5 years ago Jeff Atwood said it should only happen if "a plurality of posts" would benefit, given the size of the MathJax dependency. I'm not quite sure what he meant by a plurality, and perhaps the relative overhead is lower now, but I ...


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This has been extensively discussed before on Meta Stack Exchange: https://meta.stackexchange.com/search?q=retagging+bumps+questions I didn't manage to draw any concrete conclusions from those threads, but I guess that it would be a fair amount of effort to get a change and is probably not worth it for a relatively low volume site like ours.


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No tools to go from comment -> question. We can go from Answer -> Comment as that is a frequent newbie use of stack exchange to "answer" in an attempt to say "thanks".


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Edit 7/18/2015: I think this is now complete with the changes announced here. It looks much better to me! Edit 3/3/2015: I've asked about this issue on meta.SE. This still hasn't been addressed, even though I've asked a duplicate question about it. And it's not just in the comments, but in the questions and answers that visited links are very difficult to ...


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Ian - I saw you left a comment at one of my answers from 2012. Before I answered, I checked the member's profile for location, and then offered a US-centric answer. I don't know how the related post algorithm functions. I have my own issues with it, as I often click to find it sent me to a closed question. It's something that needs to be addressed there, ...


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First, it's interesting that my view is slightly different. What we have, as a stack, are 3 choices we (I mean the mods, but ultimately, that means the members) can edit. The first 3 as listed above. If the question should be migrated, that's a choice as well. There's also the "other", which is a fill-in-the-blank choice that others can agree with. For now, ...


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Since you are flagging, not voting to close, the reason that you pick is not very important. Those with the reputation to Vote to Close (3000+) can select the correct reason for closure. If, as in this case, none of the "quick close" reasons fits, they can select "Other" and type in a custom reason. We need to get this reason correct, as this will inform ...


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The linked question had a series of comments that resulted in a total of 8 moderator flags. I deleted the comments and to stop new ones, put a temporary lock (1 day) which I've just removed, if you wish to offer an answer.


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