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Regrading the language comparison questions, I strongly believe that question asking for comparison of programming languages (mainly Python vs R in this site) are opinion-based and not based on real factor-based comparison and are not comprehensive. In fact, there may be a lot of specific use cases in which a language can be better than another, but the ...


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The worst of these questions have already been deleted by an automatic process: If the question is more than 365 days old, and ... has a score of 0 or less, or a score of 1 and a deleted owner has no answers is not locked has view count <= the age of the question in days times 1.5 has 1 or 0 comments isn't on a meta site ... it will be automatically ...


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Opinion-based questions should only be considered "off topic" at such point that hosting them here makes it more difficult for us to have other, more important types of discussions. As Steve pointed out, there are a great many "off topic" questions on SO that are nonetheless incredibly popular and useful, even if they have since been closed. Today, SO is a ...


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I think it would be helpful. Some thoughts on the potential list. Open Data seems to be doing fairly well, and would seem to be a good target for migration. But as a beta site is not an option for migration? I recently moderator flagged on for migration, I think it got done. Stack Overflow - This one can be tricky, because while the question may be ...


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So I was the one that closed the question. Your edit has placed the question into the reopen queue. As a moderator, I could (like I did for close) unilaterally reopen the question, but there are (in my opinion) still problems with it. Regardless of my opinion, the question is in the reopen queue. As qualified community members take the time to look into the ...


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I've been here... less than a week. I see more discussion about what shouldn't pop than I see questions on the site. One of the most popular questions on StackOverflow is against the rules - "The Definitive C++ Book Guide and List" If those questions are closed, that wipes out 50% of the activity on the site since I've been here. My opinion is that ...


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Performance is an important aspect of Data Science. Average programmers don't have to deal with performance issues that are due to large amounts of data. For example if somebody asks in SO what's an efficient way to store multi-million records and query for the existence of a record, I doubt that the typical answer will involve a Bloom Filter. If the ...


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I think it's most important to get an option for migration to Cross Validated/stats.SE. There are plenty of examples (some linked here) of questions that at least some of the community thinks should be moved to Cross Validated, and one instance I know of where the migration has already occurred. There are reasons to avoid migrating to beta sites but I have ...


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Pedantry and exclusiveness are not valuable mindsets here. I believe that being overly nitpicky about "no opinion based questions" will simply hurt the site in the long-run, especially as a new'ish site. And I've been through a few of these before, including a few that failed to make it out of Area 51. In the early days, I believe a more laissez-faire ...


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Generally, you can comment on the question rather than ask in Meta. Or flag it if you really think something is wrong and want a moderator to look. It's not possible to know who downvoted or why. You can see the reason for the close vote: "Too Broad". This is indeed way too broad to make a good question on StackExchange. You're asking for a list of every ...


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