10 votes

How is this site different from Cross Validated

Yes, there's overlap, and with Stack Overflow too. If Cross Validated = Stats and Stack Overflow = engineering, and Data Science is stats + engineering, then that's fine. I don't perceive Cross ...
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7 votes

Different from stack overflow

I disagree. I've recently started to participate in all three of those communities (although particularly more active in stack overflow) and the differences are considerable. Stack Overflow is a ...
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6 votes

Time to do something about datascience stackexchange?

I was involved on the Open Data SE from its early ages. We had the same problem there. What we forget is that both Open Data and Data Science are in beta version. And Data Science has really low ...
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6 votes

What is on-topic here?

Data Science and Cross Validated overlap. I'd say Cross Validated is more about statistics, math and theory, and Data Science is more about applied machine learning and data. I'm a mod and I ...
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5 votes

Can alternative sites now be added to off-topic/migration?

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 ...
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5 votes

How is this site different from Cross Validated

I agree with @SeanOwen (+1), but I would use even stronger words, because the difference is exactly the opposite from what you are suggesting. Clearly, it is data science that is a much larger domain, ...
4 votes

Time to do something about datascience stackexchange?

I know I am not an avid user. My reputation is not even worth mentioning. I would however, consider myself an engaged user. ...
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3 votes

Time to do something about datascience stackexchange?

-- Edit, following comment -- How much appetite is there to continue DS.SE? I see the value, but I don't know if there is the support, i.e. a body of people who are interested in DS practice and who ...
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What should we do when a question posted on DataScience is a duplicate of a question posted on CrossValidated?

Cross-posting of the same exact question on two Stack Exchange sites is not allowed. What should you do? Leave a comment on both posts indicating that it was a cross-post and informing the poster ...
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2 votes

Definitive guide for choosing the right SE site to ask a question on?

Thanks for this. I love Big and Bold. But... I assume that ideally we want to have only 1 correct website per question. So concerning that, let's check the Definition of ideal: n. A ...
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2 votes

What should we do when a question posted on DataScience is a duplicate of a question posted on CrossValidated?

Ideally one copy gets closed, but we can only close questions on this end. If it makes more sense on CV, mark it as duplicate. If it makes more sense here, flag it as duplicate on CV. You can leave a ...
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2 votes

How to deal with questions already answered on other communities like Stack Overflow or stats exchange?

When the question doesn't belong here also, close it for that reason. When it does, I generally just leave the comment with the link, but if you are worried about the question remaining open, consider ...
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Accepted

Identical question posted here and on Cross-Validated

Good catch. What should you do in these kinds of situations? Leave a comment on both posts indicating that it was a cross-post and informing the poster about the "no cross-posting" policy. Then, ...
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1 vote

Definitive guide for choosing the right SE site to ask a question on?

You're right, these SEs overlap to a greater or lesser degree. I'd say use your judgment and post where it seems to fit best. Mods can migrate if they feel strongly about it. I think the biggest ...
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