MrChrister
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What should we use as a domain name?
21 votes

basicallymoney.com if Chris W Rea would part with it. There is already some weight with the domain (that might be lost with this redirect) It is a good name and already has some rep as this type ...

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Holiday Hats Time Again - Please confirm if you are happy with hats
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15 votes

YES I don't mind if hats happen on the site this year, and I know I can turn them off if I don't want to participate.

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Why won't the mods do anything about the user I don't like?
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15 votes

Couple of things: First In my opinion, mods are supposed to protect the quality of the site first, and settle user disputes last. Users should work it out amongst themselves. If conversation in the ...

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Moderator Election
15 votes

Chris W. Rea Chris made the original community, and his fair minded and consistent leadership kept the site clean and relevant. EDIT: I (Chris) accept the nomination. Thanks for your nomination and ...

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What to do with potentially criminal scenario questions?
13 votes

I can't say it is illegal (I am not a lawyer), but legality aside, it is shady and weird. I want shady and weird to be off-topic. This board should follow the spirit of the law as much as it ...

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Why not have categories, like StackOverflow, and be a general "Money" SE?
12 votes

A community that lacks focus and dedication will soon devolve into the normal flotsam and jetsam of the Internet. StackExchange's purpose is to make the Internet better. That is a pretty big scope. ...

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What does PF&M need from its moderators?
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11 votes

First and foremost, I am a perfect example that you don't have to be the most knowledgable person to be a mod. The mods are not content experts they are a community ambassadors. Duties Handle flags; ...

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New Design Launched
11 votes

Excellent work! I am very excited to see the change and have our own special logo Things are gonna starting happenin' here now....

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Moderator Election
11 votes

Zephyr Zephyr was the other prominent moderator on the original stackexchange site, so whatever he did worked well and vote to keep it going. Edit: Thanks for the nomination - I (Zephyr) look ...

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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?
9 votes

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 ...

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Spam Account on Site
8 votes

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 ...

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Is this a bug or a feature?
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8 votes

Feature: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/52765 Who can answer a protected question? Users with 10 or more reputation can answer a protected question. However, the +100 account association bonus is ...

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What counts as recomendation?
8 votes

Your answer, even in your example, is too localized and based on a period of time. If at some point (presumably) Internet Banking does take off in Indonesia, that particular question will not be a ...

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Best practices on debates in comments?
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Comments are comment on the question / answer. While there are exceptions to everything, once comments get meta (commenting about comments) I view them negatively. Two people having a discussion or ...

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A Call for Moderators!
8 votes

Well I will throw my hat in this time. https://money.meta.stackexchange.com/users/91/mrchrister and https://money.stackexchange.com/users/91/mrchrister When we think about it being three years, I ...

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How are these two question(s) different
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7 votes

Let me welcome you to the site. Don't take it too hard to have a question closed, everybody does. Our goal is to make the Internet better. I have had questions and answers closed and deleted too; ...

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How did I do this?
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7 votes

Your expertise in the tag let's you mark dupes directly. My understanding is you can close dupes with your single vote because of the trust you earned, but your vote is normal putting something on ...

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Should homework questions be allowed? Many questions are being closed as "homework" but there is no policy or consensus against
7 votes

Like any good question on SE, it should really be about the amount of effort. If they cut and paste their homework question, I would close and eventually delete that. If they cut and paste, show ...

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About flagging and community moderation
7 votes

Use flags by their intent: Why are the moderators being so strict with quality related flags recently? Flagging a post for moderator review What are the “spam” and “rude or abusive” (offensive) ...

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If somebody feels they are being attacked by me, how should I respond?
7 votes

Be Nice! Being right doesn't give you a free license to be a jerk or rude. If you find that you cannot convince another poster that their answer is wrong, write up a counter answer, vote theirs down ...

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Should commenting require a minimum amount of rep?
6 votes

Comments are less desirable than answers. So I believe the goal is to encourage participation by providing a good answer as well as discourage comments. There is a tool to "purge comments" which ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
6 votes

How would you approach a new user to the site who has clearly asked an off-topic question or clearly used the answer as a discussion? Assuming you will cast a close vote, how might you address the ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
6 votes

How would you approach a new user to the site who has clearly asked an off-topic question or clearly used the answer as a discussion? Assuming you will cast a close vote, how might you address the ...

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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
6 votes

If members of the community ask for changes to the allowed topics for the site; what should be the process for change be? How would you decide to change the Money.SE help center based on the outcomes ...

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Is there a convention for asking questions about finance in a specific country?
6 votes

Yup. Questions that might be localized to a country or region should start with the right tag. Here are the top 5 country tags on the site, right now: united-states x 2216 canada x 406 united-...

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Civility is required at all times; rudeness will not be tolerated. Be nice
6 votes

If You Feel You Are Being Attacked Start Off On The High Ground It is a good idea to assume the best of intentions in the questions you are answering and the comments you are responding too. It is ...

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Do we need to draw a line about household cost-cutting questions, such as the example herein?
6 votes

We have been leaning towards stock markets and investing lately. Lots of questions about theory and other topics I know little about. Those questions are fine, and I am learning something. But I ...

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Questions that appear trolling & hypothetical.
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5 votes

We can't all be Hemingway And that doesn't mean they are trolling. Looking at the intent of the person who hates being rated by a credit score, I'd categorize them as rugged individualist, not a pot-...

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Why was the question about billionaires buying life insurance closed?
5 votes

I didn't close it, and I wouldn't delete it (due to the quality answer), but that question is either Answered elsewhere on the site Tends towards being chatty While I kind of agree the question at ...

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How many have voted?
5 votes

Is the banner on the bottom of the election page visible to you? As of 5:47PM PDT 2014-04-02

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