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No more question closures on a booming economics.SE

If you look at the history of the close review queue, you might notice that after 2022 Apr 1, all votes in that queue were made by myself, another user and a mod. A question needs 5 non-mod votes to ...
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Is advertising a post on a different SE crossposting

Suppose I post a question whose body consists of a link to a math.SE question and then I proceed to ask "I want to know what economists think about this?" Is this crossposting? Technically ...
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Where should the "MathJax help" link (on the Editing Help page for our community) point to?

One of the community managers at Stack Exchange has pointed out that in the editing-help page for our site, which you can find by clicking here, there is a section on LaTeX, which at the bottom has a ...
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Are questions pertaining to investing in a specific country admissible?

Suppose that I would like to invest in Ruritania. Suppose further that I am interested in learning about the risks involved — physical, sociological, regulatory, legal, etc — and that I do not trust ...
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Is it allowed to ask about which sources are reliable to get certain data?

In my case, I'm doing a research about cost of living in different countries. But data I find is not consistent, different web pages I find give different measurements for that data. So, I think it's ...
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MathJax rendering Issue

In my answer here, the array environment is not rendered correctly in the output, but correctly in the editing interface. Editing interface: Output: It turns out ...
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Is this the right site to ask about buisness models and company decisions?

Is this the right site to ask such questions: Why does Google want to make money from YouTube through ads?
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New tag merge thread

Starting a new thread akin to Should we start dealing with duplicate tags. Post merge proposals under here. Unless convincing counterarguments or negative votes follow within a week, mods may consider ...
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Main chat room is frozen again

https://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/104557/economics It happened before. FYI: What I wanted to post there is a link to https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/72038/what-does-putin-russia-gain-...
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Dark Mode for Economics.SE

Is it possible to implement dark mode on Economics.SE similar to what's available on StackOverflow, please? Below is a sample screenshot of how it looks like on SO: And one can toggle dark mode on or ...
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Tags: tax, taxes, taxation

Should we unify these? https://economics.stackexchange.com/tags/taxation/synonyms https://economics.stackexchange.com/tags/taxes/synonyms https://economics.stackexchange.com/tags/tax/synonyms
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What types of question on regulation should be considered on-topic?

This question asks about regulation in terms which include regulation on grounds of safety and prevention of nuclear proliferation. We have a tag for regulation, but without any description. It seems ...
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When voting to close as a duplicate of an unanswered question, the wording of the auto-comment "Does this answer your question?" makes no sense

Currently, when voting to close a question as a duplicate of another question, the system automatically posts a comment in the following format: Does this answer your question? [link] However, this ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What happens to privileges earned during the Beta phase when a site graduates?

It was recently announced that our site is graduating from Beta status in December. What happens to privileges earned while in beta? For example, I'm not there yet on this particular site, but 500 rep ...
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We're Graduating out of Beta Status!

We're coming up on the 7th anniversary of our fledgling site being in beta status. As of this post, we've been around for 2553 days. Phew! It is our pleasure to report from the moderator team that we ...
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Stack Exchange reputation point concentration indicators

I am bad at using the SE query tools: Is it possible to estimate some indicators for the concentration of reputation points on Economics.SE (e.g., HHI, Gini, C4)? If yes, how do these compare with ...
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Should questions on tax calculations be on-topic?

This question appears to be about a tax calculation: note the phrase "calculate the deductions allowed". While questions about the economics of taxes are clearly on-topic in Economics SE, I'...
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Is this a opinion-based question?

I have a question about my Economics Stack Exchange post: What happen if USA print trillions of(almost unlimited) of money? This question has been closed as an opinion-based question, but I don't ...
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Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers

See the discussion here. The gist: We no longer pin the accepted answer (with the green checkmark) to the top of the list of answers. By default, we now sort strictly by votes (descending order by ...
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Share feedback review option - adding link to homework FAQ

In the new "First questions" review queue there is an option to "Share feedback". The current choices are the "unclear" and "too broad" close reasons, but you ...
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The SE is doing relatively well

I sometimes feel sad at the state of Econ SE, because a lot of the questions we get are homework questions (traffic drops off a cliff when school is out) or vague questions from non-experts. (There ...
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Is there any exchange in stack overflow to guide writing economic paper?

Maybe it is off-topic. But I am wondering where in stack overflow that I can ask people some suggestions for some sentences or how to write an introduction and literature review for economics and ...
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Usage of the [research] tag

Looking at the questions tagged with [research], I am not sure what this is supposed to be. Some people seem to be using it for "I am trying to find something" whereas some people are using ...
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What is actually off topic here?

This question is about the effectiveness of the death penalty. The death penalty is not, on the face of it, related to economics, even in it's widest sense. The lack of close votes is justified by two ...
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Thanking for answers

I know other SE sites actively discourage this, how is it for Econ SE? I frequently have to suppress the urge to write another thank you comment
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economics.stackexchange.com is not properly moderated

Can a small reward control big money exchange rates? Closed. This question needs details or clarity. It is not currently accepting answers. Add details and clarify the problem you’re solving. This ...
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Typo in the homework closing reason

Sorry, not really a discussion topic, but I was unsure how else to get this fixed. When voting to close, selecting a community specific reason, the first option's text is (emphasis by me) This ...
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Question Deleted Shortly After Receiving Answer: Is this Acceptable Behaviour?

An hour or so ago I posted an answer to a question about finding an internal rate of return. The question looked like homework, but was well-presented and with effort shown. Within a few minutes of ...
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Do we need to amend the rule about a ban on opinion-based questions?

Recently, my question was closed on the grounds that it was opinion-based, and it's not the first time. After having a discussion with one of the moderators (he didn't vote to close himself but ...
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Questions about economic and human development in developing and the emerging countries (3rd world)

I am wondering if the questions related to socio-economic human development be posted on this site or on politics site? The questions in this category will be related to challenges leading to ...
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Limiting exposure to "Hot Network Questions"

In the discussion on our back-it-up policy, Adam Bailey made a suggestion (3rd paragraph under point 5) that somehow got buried among his other points. In particular, he proposed that we as a site ...
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FAQ on Community Standard for Answers

FAQ on Community Standard for Answers I am a new user here on Economics.SE. What do I need to know about writing an answer here? Welcome to Economics: Stack Exchange. Economics:SE is a question and ...
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Should we require software questions to be applied to economic problems?

Our current help center states that: Software questions: Questions related to software used in economics and econometrics, are on-topic here. I wonder if it should be changed to: Software questions:...
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Usage of the tag "nonexpert"

The description of the new nonexpert-tag is: For questions that are not about formal economic or econometric models and techniques, their implementations using programs and languages or do not ...
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Update Policy for Low-Quality Answers: Citations Required

Abstract: "Back It Up" Policy for Answers In this post, I propose updating the policy on Economics.SE for deletion of low-quality answers. While there has been some recent discussion ...
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Post Removal and Rules Reminder

Recently, we had an answer on a particularly popular question that had a lot of answers from laypeople. The top answer argued that the wage gap outright did not exist. I saw a lot of flags over it ...
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Wikipedia Referencing and Content Rules - Is this time for me?

I've received my share of policing by automated rules and manual moderation in these two interactions: Do actively managed ETFs help the economy in any way, and if so, how? What happens if commercial ...
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Two tags for the United States

At the moment, Economics SE has tags usa and united-states. I propose that they be merged.
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All Generic Responses

Per request from community all generic responses to questions and answers were also put in this one thread (with links to original posts) so users can find all generic community responses in one ...
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Proposal to make the site more useful for experts (PhDs, academics, professionals)

Problem Description There aren't enough experts and expert-level questions on the site. A long-standing criticism of this site is that there are too many non-expert level questions. This makes the ...
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Generic Response to Unsourced Answers

This generic response should be used for answers that talk about statistics, research or results that are not common knowledge in economics (i.e. something that a person with undergraduate degree in ...
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Generic Response to Questions Without Evidence of Prior Search Effort

If the user asks question that shows no evidence of prior search/research effort you might use the following generic response (special thanks to Mark C. Wallace - mod from History.SE for allowing us ...
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Current tag synonym candidates

I suggest adopting the following system for handling tags that could be made synonyms. The system has worked very well on Cross Validated: see here. Please post your tag synonym suggestions as new ...
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What can we learn from other SE sites?

I recently had to search some historical facts and used History Stack Exchange. I noticed that community there requires people to provide evidence of attempt at finding solution even to non-homework ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Formatting on “What topics can I ask about here?” is off

The Help Center article "What topics can I ask about here?" has some formatting issues: There's an '#On-topic' halfway the page which is supposed to be a header (like Off-Topic above): The ...
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What would be a good place to ask this soft question?

I recently read that the Polish mathematician Stanislas Ulam once challenged one of the great names in twentieth-century economics, Paul Samuelson, to "name me one proposition in all of the ...
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Which stack exchange should I ask questions about the difference between income brackets for specific jobs?

Which stack exchange should I ask questions about the difference between income brackets for specific jobs? Specifically, Doctor pay vs CEO pay. I don't think it should be Personal finance since it's ...
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How can a US President deliberately, but legally, crash the US stock markets?

Sorry!!!! please don't keep downvoting me. i just want to prepare for the worst! Why's How can a US President deliberately, but legally, crash the US stock markets? off topic? I see three upvotes for ...
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