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Closing the trickle-down question

So I voted to close the trickle-down question, here is why I think you should too and why I think we should not reopen it. I had no problem with the original question. I mostly enjoyed 1muflon1's ...
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Comment = vote to off-topic

I wrote Hi! This question is about an economic issue, but not the academic discipline of economics, and as such it is off-topic here. under a question as a comment, then went to vote to close it as ...
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Tag merge: game and game-theory

I cannot concieve of a use of game that does not fall under game-theory. Please merge the two or delete the former.
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2023: a year in moderation

It’s that time of the year again! As we wave goodbye to last year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here might be ...
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SE sites are now allowed to set banner with their official AI generated content policy, is this community interested in such banner?

SE recently created an option for individual SE site to have banner that highlights the site's policy on AI generated answers. Since AI generated answers can lead to people using them as a content ...
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Editing other people's incorrect answers to make their incorrect point more obvious

Obviously one should not vandalize answers or make them worse, but what if an answer is incorrect and somewhat long or complicated? A specific answer made some claims that are incorrect if we apply ...
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Merge these 9 tags on Finance + Stock Market?

markets is a hypernym for efficient-markets + financial-markets + stock-market. Other synonymous tags are ― asset-pricing finance financial-economics investment trading
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Is it term paper / thesis season or something?

I've noticed we are getting a lot of questions recently on diff-in-diff from new users. I assume a lot of these are for some basic undergrad student term papers or final theses, but am curious what ...
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chatGPT regulation & content mills

Should the site have any policy w.r.t. chatGPT and similar language prediction tools? Are chatGPT written questions acceptable? Are chatGPT written answers acceptable? Are questions asking for an ...
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2022: 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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Economics SE vs Quant SE?

Probably asked before but anyhoo thought of this from that: English SE vs ELL SE? Might I break any (site-specific) rule for asking questions here instead of Quant SE? Sure I could get better answers ...
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Should we reduce the number of votes required to close from 5 to 3 close votes?

Economics.SE is relatively small stack with few high rep users. This creates problem as it often takes quite long for questions that do not fit or are low quality to get closed. This seems to be ...
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Why did my question about opportunity cost get downvoted?

I, a new user to this site and a complete beginner in economics, asked this question: What is opportunity cost really? In my humble opinion, this a very logical question. I quickly received two ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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