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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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Tag for perfect substitutes

It is really correct that there is no tag for perfect substitues? There is one for complements. Can someone perhaps create it?
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Network-wide feature request to support TeX in tables

Many of us here frequently use MathJax, whether for this site or another site on the SE Network. Recently SE added support for tables, but ignored the needs of the TeX community, who wish to be able ...
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When can index funds buy shares of a new stock in the index?

Apology again for When can index funds buy shares of a new stock in the index?. How can I make in on topic? What's wrong with it? Just edit my post in any way you see fit! Are there too many ...
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Are “Pros Vs Cons of x?” questions allowed?

Are questions that ask for the pros vs cons of x allowed on the site? And does the answer change depending on whether x is: An economic policy (e.g. monetary, fiscal, other) A non-economic policy (e....
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Can scan answer question?

Just want to apologize for https://economics.stackexchange.com/a/40965. I didn't know that even when a scan answers question, I can't post the scan! I see scans pretty often on Math S.E. As answers ...
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How's this Economics? Type - I Error & Type - II Error: Pregnancy test analogy - is it legit?

I don't have five points. Please move this to your Meta? Where's the economics or econometrics in Type - I Error & Type - II Error: Pregnancy test analogy - is it legit?? Why was it posted here? ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election Results

Economics's first moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the new moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for volunteering, and ...
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Statistics for posts from unregistered versus registered accounts

This request stems from a related discussion, Banning Unregistered Users. According to a similar question on Meta.SO, the registered/unregistered status is not available in the SE data explorer, so I'...
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Banning Unregistered Users

Recently I've noticed quite a few low quality posts made by "unregistered" users whose user name is of the form "user3####". For example, this and this. I'm sure there are a couple ...
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Questions of “poor taste”

I am unsure what the policies are with respect to offensive posts, so I am unsure whether this is covered. My concern is not posts that are obviously offensive (which probably have to be taken down to ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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How to deal with reposts?

I noticed that a user reposted a question that was already posted on this site. Originally the question of the user was closed due to being too broad or opinion based by users. However, the user ...
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Add sources header thing

I just saw this over at History (part of the question is included to show the exact location of the header): Text of header above the answer, for the visually impaired and in case of image removal: ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election

Summary: Economics Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on October 12 to bring in one more moderator. For full details of the process, see the announcement on Meta ...
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Migrate unanswered mathematical finance questions to Quant?

Many these questions were asked long ago and got no answers. I think they can be answered on Quant Stack. Migrate them there? https://economics.stackexchange.com/search?q=%5Basset-pricing%5D+answers%...
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Econ.SE Potential Moderator Election — Community Interest Check

Our longtime colleague Ubiquitous is stepping down as moderator, so let me take a moment to say thanks for your contributions to our site, both as a moderator and as a member. So now the site has two ...
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I get notified for edits on a deleted post

I clicked "follow" on a curious post yesterday. It was deleted, but apparently it's still getting edited, because I have received multiple alerts in my inbox. I don't have enough reputation ...
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To what extent can you proxy macroeconomics with broken down cars on highways?

How can To what extent can you proxy macroeconomics with broken down cars on highways? be made on topic and not opinion based? Thanks.
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Should we add automatic comment under homework questions?

Presently when user votes to close question as a duplicate an automatic comment is generated below with message "Does this answer your question?" with link provided. I think that having ...
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books v. reference-request

Why don't we make https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/books and https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/reference-request mutually exclusive? So that "reference"...
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How can I back another person's question with evidence?

In How does the Fed's stimulus push stocks markets higher?, author didn't cite any sources. At 1:35, Jeffrey Sachs claims what that author claims. [Elizabeth Schulze : ] How do you explain the ...
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Tag for Trolling

Edit: I am not reopening the question, but note that currently there is a question written in the distinct style of the resident troll and it has so far attracted 4 answers, 3 from our top users. End ...
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Why doesn't the Eco SE twitter account tweet bounties? Why hasn't it been active for a year?

I notice for all the tweets shown from Nov2017-Jun2019, the Eco SE twitter account doesn't tweet bounties and there are no tweets for the past year. Why doesn't the Eco SE twitter account tweet ...
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Is financial market commentary off topic?

See this question. When a stock price shifts suddenly there is probably some underlying reason, and frequently the price shift is the result of some new information - a technological breakthrough, a ...
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Two tags for dynamic programming? Should they be merged?

At the moment, we have tags dynamic-programming and dynamic-optimization. Should they be merged?
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Asset prices vs. Asset pricing?

How do these two tags differ? https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/asset-pricing https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/asset-prices
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Tag for differential equations

At the moment, we have tags ode and difference-equations. Unfortunately, tag ode does not have the synonym differential-equations, which makes it harder to find. I propose that the tag differential-...
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Removing the beta label from Economics.SE

We have been a beta site for 2031 days, just over 5.5 years at this point. Taking a look at our recent statistics: The criteria regarding questions per day has been fairly healthy, even with some ...
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Two of the most upvoted answers of this year have turned out to be plagiarized - is there anything to be learned from this

See Why is the oil future price negative? and Why do people buy negative interest rate bonds? The first question is the second most upvoted on this SE, the second is easily in the top 100. The most ...
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New Econ.SE discord server

In a recent post about getting mods attention off site other than flags and I created a discord server. The permanant link is: https://discord.gg/Q8TNQbf Feel free to tag me to let me know you're in....
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Are there mods around and are they doing their jobs?

Here are two tasks that mods on most SE sites perform, but unfortunately not on Econ.SE: 1. Move lengthy discussions in comments to chat For better or worse, the default position of SE is to move ...
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Getting out of Beta - Again

Every now and then we have a discussion about getting out of beta. So I thought it might be time to have one again. My understanding is that all the Area 51 criteria no longer matter and the only ...
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Which textbook proves that Pr(Touch)≈2×Pr( Probability of In The Money)?

What "details or clarity" can re-open Which textbook proves that $Pr(Touch) \approx 2 \times Pr($Probability of In The Money)? please?
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Do we need all 3 tags : Finance, Financial Economics, Financial Markets?

How do these 3 tags differ? Can't we merge (some of) them? https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/finance v. https://economics.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/financial-economics v. ...
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Why wouldn't Japonification happen to US, except the US's higher birth and immigration rates?

How can I rescue or improve Why wouldn't Japonification happen to US, except the US's higher birth and immigration rates??
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The recently deleted questions page shows that there's an answer to my question but I don't see it

I see no answer at https://economics.stackexchange.com/q/35943, but the question list indicates 1? https://economics.stackexchange.com/q/35964, https://economics.stackexchange.com/q/35949, https://...
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Alexandru posted 2 duplicate questions

I don't know how to edit them because they each have answers. I think How is monetary policy sustainable, or even fair, in the current economy? should be shortened? Alexandru's question at How is ...
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Where should I ask a given question, how and why is it vague what I am asking in said question?

What is the academic( research, teaching, learning) use of advanced mathematics in Economics? Where should I ask the question cited above, how and why is it vague and unclear what I am asking?
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Options for “Close” > “This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network”

When I do "Close" > "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network", the only option I get is "Economics Meta" (see screenshot below). Shouldn't there be other options? (I'm ...

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