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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How should we deal with questions from topics that overlap with other stack exchange sites?

How should we deal with questions from topics that overlaps with other stack exchange sites? Although in many cases it's clear that a question doesn't belong on one site and definitely belongs on ...
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Are Questions regarding Marxism and communism on topic?

We've been getting alot of questions regarding marxist schools of thought. If these questions were regarding the mathematics and empirics that exists in some neomarxian models such as the Feldman ...
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Should I create a question for a proof of a theorem and answer it?

I was looking for a proof of the von Neumann Morgenstern Theorem (That the axioms lead to a unique utility function which is linear in probability). The best thing I could find was a sketch of the ...
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Self-destructive users: let them go or bring them back?

I just want to know how does the site want to approach self destructive users? A self destructive user in this context is a user who has contributed to the site and now wishes to delete their ...
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