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Update Policy for Low-Quality Answers: Citations Required

Here is my proposed FAQ on answers, the text is based on mashup of ideas in and under the two other answers of HerK and Jmbejara, as well as putting them into appropriate FAQ format (i.e. this FAQ has ...
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Proposal to make the site more useful for experts (PhDs, academics, professionals)

Tag all beginner questions with beginner tag My proposed solution, copy-and-pasted from the question. Short description: Require that each question that isn't an "expert-level question" be ...
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Policy on promoting personal projects

I suggest that a post which links to personal content should be judged on its merits: a) Is the linked content genuinely relevant to the question or answer? b) Is it, whether in an academic context ...
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Self-destructive users: let them go or bring them back?

Having a half-arsed undergraduate-level question on the site is bad, but having a vandalised post containing a random string of characters is worse. As such, I do not think we should tolerate self-...
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Update Policy for Low-Quality Answers: Citations Required

Definitions The following definitions of terms are adapted from here: A source is reputable if its publisher or author(s) have the reputation within the economics profession for maintaining high ...
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Update to Homework Policy 2018

This is unclear, and unnecessarily gendered. The user must demonstrate his homework question and effort using text, markdown syntax and/or images space provided in the text of his question ...
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How should we deal with questions from topics that overlap with other stack exchange sites?

As I mentioned, my personal preference is to continue to abide by the policy that has been prescribed site-wide. With respect to questions regarding econometrics vs. statistics, financial economics ...
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Are Questions regarding Marxism and communism on topic?

If it's asking about maybe an empirical model or testable hypothesis, I definitely don't have a problem with it. The normal site rules about asking answerable questions that aren't vague should apply. ...
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Proposal to make the site more useful for experts (PhDs, academics, professionals)

Tag all beginner questions with nonexpert tag Short description: Require that each question that isn't an "expert-level question" be tagged as a nonexpert question. Expert-level questions ...
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Proposal to make the site more useful for experts (PhDs, academics, professionals)

I support the idea of using tagging as a low-stakes way to make the site more useful for experts. I wasn't previously aware of the facility for a user to have questions with selected tags greyed out ...
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Update Policy for Low-Quality Answers: Citations Required

The “Back It Up” Principle on Economics.SE Policy Specifics Policy Statement: Each answer of Economics.SE must be backed up in some way, or it is subject to deletion. Answers that are 3 days old and ...
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Proposal to make the site more useful for experts (PhDs, academics, professionals)

I like the idea, and it seem to be well received on the net basis, so I think we should move forward in this direction, but at the same time it needs some modifying. For better or worse, current ...
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Should I create a question for a proof of a theorem and answer it?

The proof of the expected utility theorem is a standard component in many leading graduate micro textbooks (e.g. MWG and Jehle & Reny). What's the point of reinventing the wheel here? Of course, ...
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Are Questions regarding Marxism and communism on topic?

Marxism is both a positive movement and a transdisciplinary theory. In terms of the latter two cogent disciplinary interfaces between Marxism and this stackexchange exist: Marxist economics and ...
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