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How do we get rid of the flood of sugar daddy questions?
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As Rodrigo already noted, the 'sudden flood' was due to edits, in this case to add the tag to these posts. The issue of edit-bumping has already had some discussion, and the answer was to view via the ...

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Accounting Area51 proposal has been deleted
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13 votes

Done. I didn't know accounting site was killed. The link is now gone. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

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Why are so many people on this site so rude?
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At the time you posted this question, you were a member here for 3 days, and visited twice. The one question you asked was closed, as it was off topic. That can’t have been a pleasant first experience....

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Is anyone on Personal Finance and Money actually Wealthy?
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The words wealthy and rich are tough to define. There's a level of assets that allow one to not work, but maintain their lifestyle. This probably doesn't include a yacht. There's a few orders of ...

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Should we remove our scam questions from the HNQ List?
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Yes. In my opinion, the headline question "Should we remove our scam questions from the HNQ List?" gets a yes answer. On the flip side, I'd hope to maintain a welcoming atmosphere, one that says "...

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Questions marked unclear by people lacking necessary background knowledge
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First, keep in mind, I am a mod, but neither I, nor any other moderator, closed the question. It was closed by 5 regular members. That said, a question was asked, and 4 different members tried to ...

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What to do with X dollars?
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I've been looking at the flow of "I have X money. What do I do with it," and had some of the same thoughts you offered. The Venn diagraming (in effect) that you offered is very good. If there were ...

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Should "microsoft-excel" tag be changed to "spreadsheet"?
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I agree, Ben. There's Google, and there's also Open Office, and others, I'd imagine. No need for this tag to remain a brand, better to offer the generic word for the product. Done. The new ...

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Are minor grammar edits desirable?
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If I'm reading an answer and see one of these (it's, their, etc) I'm just as likely to do a quick edit as to move on, depending on my time. I'm with John, I disagree with FAQ. I view it as being the ...

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Announcement: Retiring my role as a pro-tem moderator
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Chris, it was your personal invitation that brought me here. And my own compulsive nature that's made me the highest scoring poster. This is a great site you've created and a place where we can really ...

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Are localised versions of questions on topic?
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Localized questions are fine. In fact, for many questions here, we encourage a country code. With no country specified, the answer will often be US-centric. Your question should not be closed as a ...

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Should homework questions be allowed? Many questions are being closed as "homework" but there is no policy or consensus against
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If the question has value beyond the homework, it may be worth keeping. I liked that the OP of the first example cited shared an equation to solve an otherwise sophisticated problem. I confirmed I got ...

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Should we have canonical scam questions?
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We do I agree that something needs to be done. The similar question was discussed nearly 3 years ago, and was part of the motivation for creating the FAQ which sits in Meta. As I look at that, we ...

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Are promotional answers spam?
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The link was edited out. And I agree that the answer was, in effect, spam. I just deleted the answer. The distinction, i.e. the reason for deletion, is as you stated, it doesn't actually answer the ...

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Moderator Elections - We need more candidates!
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When we held elections a year ago, I recall that nomination meant self-nomination, we could not nominate others. Is this still the case? I have a few members in mind whom I'd be happy to nominate.

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Merge tags 1099 and form-1099
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7 votes

Merged! Still need to create the Wiki. (anyone?)

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Insurance Area 51 Proposal
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There are currently 8 tags for insurance - insurance - 230 posts health insurance - 122 posts life insurance - 91 posts car insurance - 60 posts home insurance - 27 posts deposit insurance - 14 posts ...

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Is it on-topic to ask questions about money in politics?
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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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Approach for user who won't add important qualifications to answer?
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Joel, your answer has been voted +10 vs the answer you don't care for, at -10. I believe that says the system works. Higher scored members can vote to delete the answer, but no one should be bullying ...

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What does PF&M need from its moderators?
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I also tend to keep the site in the background. If I had to quantify things, I'd say 15 minutes twice a day for mod work. I still spend more time answering questions than modding. Over the last year,...

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Are judgments appropriate?
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From English Language and Usage - Is “I'm screwed” a rude expression? - The first answer is It's something you wouldn't say to your grandmother, perhaps, but it is a very common euphemism people use ...

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Should an answer containing one or several quotes only be systematically deleted?
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TL:DR - "No" Keep in mind, the nuance of the FAQ along with its enforcement is a slowly moving target. Useful Resources - How do I write a good answer How to reference material written by others ...

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Seemingly Opinion-Based Answers
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There are questions regarding math and taxes which are facts. If I answer correctly, no one would argue, only perhaps offer a better articulated answer. That's easy. Then there are the questions ...

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The guidelines on referencing are inconsistent with the example
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For the Help page you cite, the formatting can stand some improvement, but guideline itself is quite consistent. If I can paraphrase - This is the quote from the website (linked) that nicely ...

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Could we create a common answer to all those "is this a scam?" questions?
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No. Probably not. Edit - Yes - The general effort has started at Frequently Answered Questions It will take time to flesh out, but ultimately addresses this, and other questions that are repeated ...

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Rephrase off topic language?
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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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Guidelines for asking for/editing country tags in questions from new users
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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 ...

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Did anybody reach their wanted financial freedom in PF&M?
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I understand the question to be similar, but not identical, to the one you referenced. As with any open message board, you should do further research and not trust strangers. On the other hand, the ...

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Should we remove the "& Money" part from the site name and logo, to prevent repeated confusion about what is on-topic?
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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 ...

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Suggestion: expanding the range of this board to include all the topics talked about on UK sites MoneySavingExpert and This is Money
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Have you read https://money.stackexchange.com/faq ? The range of questions for this board are spelled out fairly well there, and questions that are borderline are discussed here, often. It's fine ...

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