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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Question not closing

This question shows me that it has 0 votes to close. Review history shows it has at least 4, including one from a site moderator. Why don't I see the close votes? And would a moderator vote not ...
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Why was my chat room deleted?

Why was the chat room I created for my comment discussion removed? Dave Harris replied to my last chat comment 10 days ago (28 June, 0:56 GMT), but I was not afforded the opportunity to view his ...
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Traffic analysis for individual questions

I know this feature exists for aggregate data but I am wondering if it is also available on the individual question level and if more detailed queries are possible. Is there any way to see how users ...
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Qualification to Vote to Close a Question

On seeing this question, a point that occurred to me is that on this site it sometimes takes a while (from memory up to a day or so) for off-topic questions to be closed. If such questions were closed ...
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Protect Question feature

A very quick newb question from me related to moderating tools. How do you protect a question if it is eligible to be protected? I don't see a button for it or anything? Is it only an option if ...
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When should I put a bounty on a question?

Just wondering if anyone has looked at the data for this site to get an Idea of when would be the best time to bounty a question. Relevance is for the goal of maximising the number of views on the ...
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How to get the HTML code for the profile?

About a month back I received a notification from the site saying I can paste a code on an HTML page to showcase my profile and badges earned. I have lost that message. I need to get that code. How ...
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Is it ok to create tags for specific markets?

I'm very interested in marriage and dating, and how people match. Can I create a marriage-market tag? Or if someone is really interested in oil prices, is it good to create a oil-market tag? But ...
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Does StackExchange screen suspicious voting behavior?

We have a user who I have never heard of and who has cast 500 votes. (I noticed because I am vain and I wanted to see if anyone but me has this badge.) I don't really care about his badge, but I ...
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Why don't we get to indicate the appropriate site for off-topic questions?

When voting to close a question as off-topic in the main site, we have the option to check as reason, "This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network" Then a new window opens.....
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How to deal with a question whose answer was different from the original question?

I asked this question, How to integrate a conditional function?, but it turns out, it wasn't a conditional function. And I got the answer I was looking for, but now the question is a misleading label ...
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Is the metric "Visits per Day" a median, a rolling median, or it is a mean, after all?

At the beginnings of this site, when we started measuring ourselves, user @EnergyNumbers informed in a comment here in meta, that the metric "Visits per Day" shown in Area 51, is a median, not an ...
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Did we lose our main chatroom?

We have two economics chatroooms that were created for specific discussions, but we seem to have lost our main chatroom. http://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&sort=created&host=economics....
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What does it mean "(unregistered)" after username?

I visited a new user profile and immediately after the user name the word "(unregistered)" appears. What does it mean?
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First user removed?

I just had 20 rep points removed due to the deletion of a user account. Was this our first removal? Can we learn whether it was because the user asked it or due to violations of policy? I think this ...
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What do I need to do to satisfy my Area 51 commitment?

I've asked 10 (IMO good quality) questions on this SE, and I'm yet to fulfill my commitment. What do I need to do to fulfill it?
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Economics shows up as closed on Area 51 SE

Not sure if this is going to be a good question or not, but I don't understand how come Economics also shows up in Area 51 as being closed, when there is an open Economics group where people can post ...
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Welcome to Economics.SE!

Welcome to Economics.SE, the free, community-driven, Questions and Answers site for economists. This site is for Questions and answers and is not a forum. This means that there is a quite strict ...
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How do you ask "expert level questions"?

I have been asked on several occasions on whether or not the questions I asked were truly "expert level". How exactly do I determine whether my question is "expert level"? I ask questions that I ...
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5 days - Up to now, is this a satisfactory private Beta?

I say "5 days" because it has been 5 24-hour periods after I received notification from SE to join the private Beta. I have no experience from other private Betas, and certainly Q&A subjects ...
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Automatic rejection of Suggested edits?

Two suggested edits to a question of mine were reviewed by "Community" -and rejected. Is behind "Community" a member of the SE-team acting as moderator or something like that, or is there an automatic ...
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Is there a way to save drafts of posts?

I frequently start a question or answer, but get interrupted by other things. Does anyone know if there is a way to save a post as a draft (obviously, other than to start writing it somewhere else ...
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Acquiring the Beta Badge

Just out of curiosity, since this is the first private beta I've participated in- what are the requirements to get the beta badge? The description says "actively participated"; what metric dictates ...
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