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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Should we further qualify which software questions are on topic?

We have specified in our welcome message that software questions related to economics and econometrics software are on topic, and it's been a topic discussed before. This question, however, left me ...
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Answered questions but unaccepted

Went to Area 51 and saw that the only thing that "Needs Work" on Economics StackExchange is the portion of questions answered. As of now, there are 2,136 questions that are "unanswered." Of these, ...
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Are layman level questions about the availability or price of a concrete food on topic?

I am a moderator on Cooking. Every now and then, we get questions which we close because they are not about cooking, but about buying food. They generally fall into two categories: Why does food X ...
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Policy on promoting personal projects

I just wanted to make a post regarding this posts that include personal projects and articles and would like some sort of consensus from the community (if there isn't one already). As a general rule I ...
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Mass downvotes on 4 December

On 4 December, there were many downvotes without explanation. The user used the Recently Active feed to select the questions. Old questions that were bumped by the Community bot were downvoted without ...
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I see we're getting trolled about economists being “always wrong”

Based on this answer I have the impression this is the same "fascism" troll that occasionally posts antisemitic remarks as well. I dubbed them the "fascism" troll because one of their recurring ...
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Misbehaviour by moderators

I have a question about my Economics Stack Exchange post: problem of the origin of profit Excuse me, I have asked a question in economics and mathematics section. Some of the moderators there (not ...
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How to change economics

Some of you will have seen my posts. I am looking for advice. I am not posting it on the main site as this is about the process of economics as a science rather than the contents. For about a ...
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Who are PhDs and PhD candidates on this site?

just wondering who are Econ Phds or Econ PhD students on the site. Obviously knowing anyone can claim anything. I just want to know if anyone here is an Econ PhD or Econ PhD student can you post below ...
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Interdisciplinary Questions Law and Economics

https://law.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/865/legal-theory-and-deference-of-a-corporate-law-question-de-lege-ferenda-to-https/866#866 Should I ask https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/43507/...
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I can't post because it says: “This post does not meet our quality standards.” Where are the quality standards explained?

I want to ask: "Is there a version or analogue of Gibbard's theorem for voters with cardinal utility functions?" but I can't. What should I do? Where can I read the quality standards? Why isn't ...
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is my question really unclear?

How do people check or trust money system, that central bank or something else is not cheating? put on hold as unclear what you're asking by Fizz, Bayesian, Adam Bailey, Maarten Punt, VicAche Jun ...
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Who left the site on May 25?

I recently noticed a -255 on my reputations on May 25 due the removal of a user. Apparently, the same reputation drop also happened to many other users who have ...
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Tags: price vs pricing vs price-theory

I noticed on a recent question that we have at least three price-related tags price, pricing and price-theory. None have any usage information attached right now. Is more than one price tag necessary ...
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Terminology vs definition tag

I noticed that there are two tags here that potentially apply to a question that solicits definition(s) and/or clarification of terminology. terminology - For questions about clarifications of ...
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When will we exit beta? What should we look like once we've left?

We have 9.5 questions a day, and have been around for 4 and a half years. We should leave beta soon. Also, any ideas for when we do leave? Site logo etc.
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'Famous question' list

This is not really a question, it is more like the updates on site statistics the mods post sometimes. In case you find it irrelevant, feel free to downvote and or vote for closure. There is badge ...
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Basic income tag synonyms

A user mentioned that there is no tag for universal basic income. Technically this is not true, as there is the basic-income tag, but it seems to me that mapping the universal-basic-income tag would ...
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Multi-Massive Research — any interest in this?

Will provide missing details soon.
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Econ.SE Site Graduation — 2019 Potential New Year's Resolutions for Our Community

The New Year quickly approaches, and the site is fairly mellow these holiday seasons. It gives one some time for reflection. (This is a long post, and if you want the nitty-gritty you can read just ...
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Are economics related code requests on-topic?

Specifically I was wondering about this question. It is definitely economics related, but once one writes down some equations it seems more like a computer science problem.
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How come specific questions get much more exposure than others?

I notices that most questions on the economics site get very few views, One large anomaly, is this question: Car prices haven't changed in 20 years, no inflation? I can only assume that this ...
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Would this question be off-topic?

I would like to ask about statistics on how many imported good and services have tariffs in US. I dont know why but I have the feeling this might be offtopic somehow. Would this question be off-topic?
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How can I find the anwer of an deleted question?

Sometimes questions are deleted, like this here. When someone like me invests some work to answer such question, it is not nice that the answer isn't readable in the personal activity. Or are answers ...
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1403 days in the beta

An update from our previous check up on the health of the site. The important stuff, like % answered and answer ratio are still about the same. Questions per day is up, but perhaps that is due to ...
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Do we need a liberalism tag

I just saw we have a liberalism tag. https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/liberalism Do we really need this? It does not seem to be on-topic for the site. If we agree that we don't ...
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“EconSpark”: The AEA's new forum

Just wanted to draw people's attention on "EconSpark", the AEA's new: https://www.aeaweb.org/economics-discussion-forum. Although there might be some overlap, I believe EconSpark and EconSE are ...
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Wrong e-mail recipient from SE

I received an e-mail from SE, titled "Please take the new Moderator Engagement survey". But this survey is to be completed by moderators only, as is evident from the questions in the "Background ...
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Wasn't a user's post deleted unnecessarily?

Somebody asked: Can a company pay its employees what they are worth and make money at the same time? The question was voted down (not by me), and two participants asked the OP to edit the question to ...
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Econ stack exchange versus math stack exchange

I know this not a perfect question. But I think that math stack exchange works better than Econ stack exchange because more people on math stack exchange are helpful, gentle and wise and give more ...
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Homework questions with effort by someone other than the poster

This is a continuation of Homework questions with scans of notes/exam papers. Was I correct to approve the following edit, in which a user (not the OP) converts the scanned images into Mathjax? ...
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Update to Homework Policy 2018

As a follow up to the post made by my fellow moderator ubiquitous Homework questions with scans of notes/exam papers An additional stanza will be added to our site's homework policy. however some ...
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Homework questions with scans of notes/exam papers

We have a user who is asking lots of questions like Cournot competition question or Consumer theory with lump sum fee I don't like them (the questions)!They are homework questions that nominally ...
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How can I approve an edit to $\LaTeX$ when the preview is not shown?

I was just presented with a suggested edit to my $\LaTeX$ code, but the preview was not shown. Thus, it was not easy for me to check that the code would render properly and what it would look like (...
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Why are discussion questions not encouraged if Economics is a social science?

While often called the dismal science, economics is a social science at the end of the day. Social sciences don't have absolute truths and thus require debate and discussion. I thus feel that by not ...
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User with multiple accounts

What's the community's take on users with multiple accounts? The case I have in mind concerns a user (ID1/ID2/ID3) who frequently asks homework-type questions (some with shown effort, others without)...
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Is this correct

Over the post few weeks there have been several "Is this correct?" questions. It seems like this is a weird fit for SE, but on the general meta (based on Stackoverflow context) they seem to encourage ...
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OP answering his/her own question right after posting it

I'm referring to what are the essential aspects of the Keynes revolution in economic theory are? The question is asked on 2018-04-30 14:58:50 and the OP supplied an answer to it less than three ...
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6 Visitors to Econ.SE daily?

A strange statistic on the site activity is being posted. Why is this the case? On the main site:
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Economics.SE: A call for papers

In an attempt to put together something to represent the site I'd like to propose putting together a collection of working papers and articles written by regular contributors of the site. I'd like ...
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Congratulations on the book we all wrote

Just for your entertainment: There is a guy, George Duckett, who webscraped most SE sites and "published" the content into "books". Now he also has one for Economics, and if you have answered some ...
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Getting rich via in-group signals

There is an answer on the main site which purports to portray the sitting American president as a bit of a simpleton (which I may or may not agree with). The problem is that while doing this the ...
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How long should I wait before accepting an answer?

I recently asked two questions for which I would like to receive multiple answers: What are some results in Economics that are both a consensus and far from common sense? What are some important ...
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Can I ask the following discussion question?

So I'm working through the textbook " Introducing Advanced Macroeconomics: Growth and Business Cycles" by Sorrenson. I have noticed that it's very equation and math heavy, while I do enjoy maths, it ...
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Is this question on-topic?

I am scared to put my money in a bank in my country because it is in debt and I'm afraid the bank won't be able to preserve it in the future, I want to ask whether it would be safe and what would be ...
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Are Questions on Supply Chain Management on topic?

I noticed there are some questions that are more specifically in the category of supply chain management floating around the site. Namely: How to proceed with safety stock calculation when demand is ...
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You want Academia? Then look like Academia, to begin with

An answer by @Ubiquitous reminded me of a past discussion 3 years ago about using the JEL classification system for tagging in economics.se I am bringing the issue up once more, and I make the ...
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Should we have a tag for Family Economics?

In this question, the OP points out that we have no tag for Family Economics, which can reasonably be claimed to be a sub-field of economics (see here). My only doubt about having such a tag is ...

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