12 votes
Accepted

Why was this Hot Network Question protected?

In this case, the question already had 10 answers at the time I protected it (we get an auto-flag at that point). I didn't think any new answers were likely to add anything new, and answers from new ...
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7 votes

Should questions on the technical usage of a financial management tool be on-topic, or off-topic?

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 ...
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So why was this downvoted 4 times in 12 views?

First of all, your question includes a link to advertise a service. You may not have intended it in that way, but folks on this forum don't appreciate spam. Marking a question as spam automatically ...
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5 votes

How should we handle older questions involving a bereavement?

Bear in mind that many users just post once and don't come back. If we're lucky they at least stick around to read answers to their question :-) Unless they get email notifications, which I think is ...
GS - Apologise to Monica's user avatar
5 votes

Are detailed questions about medical billing and health insurance considered on-topic?

I see quite a lot of questions that go into a lot of details on billing, so I think this one is fine. https://money.stackexchange.com/search?q=EOB has some existing examples.
GS - Apologise to Monica's user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

Why is this Sole Proprietorship accounting question off-topic?

Thanks for asking. For a small-business or self-employment accounting question to survive here as on-topic, such a question must typically be both: practical (i.e. not academic homework), and relate ...
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CARES Act tax refund eligibility questions

Create a canonical Who is eligible for stimulus payments under the CARES Act and when will the money be paid? question to mark all (or some or most) of these as duplicates? Yes Create a ...
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5 votes

So why was this downvoted 4 times in 12 views?

I am looking at the three close votes: Questions seeking product, service recommendations or other off-site resources are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe ...
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4 votes

Are portfolio optimization questions appropriate for this site?

Your question could be made on topic if it were asking about how to optimize a portfolio of two arbitrary but somewhat correlated assets, and not a portfolio of two specific somewhat correlated assets ...
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4 votes

Question gone without a trace

There are a couple of issues going on. First, it is important for you to realize that questions asking for product or service recommendations are off-topic on this site, as well as most Stack Exchange ...
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3 votes

CARES Act tax refund eligibility questions

Both seem reasonable to me. Let me know if you need any mod help to make it happen.
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3 votes

Canonical: "I am X but I want a expensive car" question

I'd suggest choosing the highest voted answer of these, and using it as a target of "closed as duplicate" for new identical questions. No need to create a somewhat fake new Q&A to address this. ...
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2 votes

So why was this downvoted 4 times in 12 views?

The one thing I’d add to the answers is that each stack has its own personality its own description of what fits. To be sure, there are common rules. The entire site is not a discussion board, it’s ...
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2 votes

How should we handle older questions involving a bereavement?

As a bereaved person, I strongly recommend #2. I would appreciate the consideration the preface showed. (It also demonstrates that the person answering is not just going after rep.) As for stirring ...
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Should questions on the technical usage of a financial management tool be on-topic, or off-topic?

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 ...
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