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Yes, it's allowed to have multiple accounts, as long as they don't interact with each other by cross-voting etc. This answer on meta.stackexchange.com is fairly definitive. Of course, now you've posted this question, someone might still guess that an anonymous question in the not-too-distant future is from you, but it certainly won't be obvious or easy to ...


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This is not documented in an easy-to-find way, but a site must have at least 40 tags with 200+ questions in it before any Generalist badges are awarded. Since this site has only 27 tags with 200+ questions, the Generalist badge is not yet earnable.


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There's two things at play here. First, our license - which covers what folks can do with our content and specific rights that contributors retain: Folks can re-mix, re-use and share our content, provided that they attribute it correctly Contributors have the right to be disassociated from a work for any reason (a safety net for cases where a collaborative ...


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It's definitely off-topic for money - as per the off-topic list: Requests for specific investment buy/sell advice; e.g. "should I sell X?" or "should I buy Y?" or "will X continue to go up?" Questions about shopping; e.g. "where can I buy the cheapest X?" I doubt it would be on-topic for any other SE site, as this kind of question is very ...


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We got it. Thanks for the heads up. For the record, the flagging system is a bit more effective than a meta post; flag it at spam and you can move on. My understanding is all it takes is a few flags before the account is punish the account system wide. SE is pretty proactive about spam. You flag it and either a mod or the system will take care of them.


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I'd suggest the politics stack. Despite "money" in our name, this is a personal finance stack. Not all money questions are on topic.


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You shouldn't flag questions just because you think they're easy to answer by searching the web. Flagging is for exceptional cases that really need moderator intervention or at least speedy action by trusted members of the site. If you don't like a question you can downvote. The description of downvoting already caters for that exact case ("does not show ...


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We've had well-received questions along those lines in the past. This one comes to mind: Why are there income limits for Roth IRAs? However, as I said in a comment to that question, asking for the "why" in any tax law can be an exercise in futility, because the primary purpose of any tax is to generate revenue, and nothing is ever completely fair. ...


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I can appreciate your religion. I can appreciate that you live your life as best you can while following your religion as best you can. I can appreciate that you wanted to share that with the people here. I find your response here to be largely benign, though definitely off topic. Typically when a source is posted here, it's to cite a specific piece of ...


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There is a daily process that detects and removes statistically anomalous voting patterns every day. If the problem persists for more than 24-36 hours, feel free to email the address at the bottom of every page -- or flag a relevant post for moderator attention.


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Please do flag comments as rude and abusive if they meet the criteria. We do monitor this and have a range of options available to us if there is a pattern of bad behaviour. I think the "10 more to go" message is about how many flags from normal users it would require before the content was automatically removed without moderator intervention. Either that ...


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Rooms will exist indefinitely, so long as there is at least one person actively talking in the room. A room is considered worth retaining if it has more than 15 messages by at least 2 users. Rooms not worth retaining which are inactive for 7 days will be deleted. Rooms worth retaining which are inactive for 14 days will be frozen. Frozen rooms do not ...


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Reading through the comments, you're fighting a losing battle, here. There are certainly SE communities where religious discussion is encouraged (see Christianity.SE), but it's not a great fit for Money.SE. Even the question to which you responded has been closed as off-topic, since it's asking for opinions and personal beliefs. While your answer may have ...


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Comments are sometimes deleted by the users themselves or by a mod. In the case you're referring to, the user deleted their own comment (prompted by your post, I've just cleaned up the comment in reply that doesn't make sense any more either). In general, I'm not aware of any setting that would give you a different view to any other user. If you had 10K ...


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Just tag the question with the loans tag, as well as the country tag for the country that you are located in. If there are enough questions specific to building loans in the future that necessitates a tag for it, someone will create it.


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I received a moderator flag that this was a better comment than answer. When I looked at it, the answer had no more details than others already posted, basically "ask." As Keshlam noted, the Best Buy reference wasn't helpful. Many US stores have this policy, but OP is in the Euro-zone. Note, right now there are 8 answers posted, and probably only 3-4 are ...


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The green checkmark is solely assigned by the original question poster, and has no relation to voting - either on that answer, on the question, or anywhere else. The original poster may at any time assign, change, or revoke the green checkmark at his/her discretion.


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I'd be strongly against this. We already have an intermittent issue of "I posted this comment as an answer because I don't have enough rep to comment" issues. This would make it worse.


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No, I am not in favor of increasing the rep required to comment. First, I agree with Michelle that there should not be different rep/privilege levels on each site. It should be a network standard. Second, as someone with the network-wide bonus privilege, I enjoy being able to comment on other sites where I don't have a lot of rep yet. I'm not willing to ...


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Specifically on this site I haven't seen abuse of comments. There are some that have attracted more comments. What I have seen is that quite a few new users even with the low threshold need to make some valid comment, end up posting an answer ... this then gets flagged to be converted into comment. In my view an alternate view is we build a delete option ...


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You may be right. I ran a badge progress report using this script and it seems that I ought to have that badge, but don't.


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Even thought you have chosen a corporation as an organizational structure, I still think you are good to go for asking questions about your small business that relates to you and your family. As long as it is more of a "how to generally" and less of a "for my business how should I" type of question, I think you are fine. No harm in asking.


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They are violating the attribution rules by not acknowledging either the original author or StackExchange - while they do link to the original question, I don't think that's enough. As described on StackExchange meta, I've reported them directly to StackExchange, and they've replied as follows: Thank you for reporting this content. I've passed the ...


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https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/economics - They can exist. I think you just to not make it very academic. Try to phrase it around "As an investor, what does it mean and why do I care". The fed printing money certainly has impact on a trader's portfolio and their expectations. What the US is doing compared to what the EU is doing will ...


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Asking for a specific stock recommendation would definitely be off-topic - there's a specific off-topic close reason for that: Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because they tend to become obsolete quickly. Instead, describe your situation and the specific problem you're trying to solve. They also tend to attract spam ...


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I appreciated the alert. Plain W4 has no usage and will 'fall off' the system very soon. If there were questions on both tags, we would merge and assign a synonym.


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You have an excellent memory. The question "Do live forex signal services work?" was closed as offtopic. For what it's worth, 5 members all "closed as primarily opinion-based" and more recently, it was deleted as there was no way to edit to salvage it. This all occurs with no notice, and had nothing to do with your answer, just an off topic question.


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This might be one reason: My profile just went blank? ... quoting @@JeffAtwood: We are no longer inferring usernames from openids. If you want a username you must set one. This is by design and will remain this way from this point onward. ... However, that was back in September, 2010. Did you spot this behavior just recently, or was it an ...


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I THINK your leave open vote will count towards removing the item from the queue, but will not undo a close vote. 5 votes to close 3 reviews to get out of the queue 3 reopen votes opens the question again. I don't think skips have any effect but to let the person go on to the next question. As a mod, I skip all the time because my votes are binding. I'll ...


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