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Why so few people vote and is there any way to encourage voting?

Let's start with some basic context. If you hover over the voting buttons, and you will note they say: Upvote: This question shows research effort; it is useful and clear Downvote: This ...
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Low usage - datasience.SE dying in beta?

I don't think redundancy has been the problem at all. We all knew about the overlap from the start and I agree with iliasfl's point that users should be able to expect very different types of answers ...
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Voting is Moderation, and we need more Moderation

Why Bother? Well for starters, it is not much a bother, since it is trivially easy. If you have taken the time to stop by meta to read this, I imagine that you took a look at the questions on the ...
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Community Moderator Election has been cancelled

I also don't know, but think it was probably lack of awareness. I'd also welcome a much more prominent display about it on the main site. Maybe many people assumed that Much More Qualified People ...
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2019 Community Moderator Election Results

Congratulations to Dawny33, Stephen Rauch, and oW_! This is a great team, who will be great for the health of this site!
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Intel will soon be sponsoring Data Science

Out of curiosity, I would like to know what kind of resources this sponsorship is used for, and whether these resources are specifically spent on DataScienceSE or generally on the Stack Exchange ...
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Low usage - datasience.SE dying in beta?

I have no idea how this can be solved, for sure this site has lost its momentum. However, I can tell you why I personally decided to leave this site. Personal opinion but it's time to express it. I ...
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Low usage - datasience.SE dying in beta?

I've been checking this site daily for about two weeks now. There are not enough questions, and most questions are misplaced - things like career questions, or opinion based. Nobody seems to be ...
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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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Should the "deep-learning" tag be removed?

Although they happen to overlap a lot, I think they're still distinct. I would consider something like the Perceptron a neural network but not an example of a deep learning algorithm. Unless the tags ...
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Community Moderator Election has been cancelled

Could we have banner on top of the page (throughout the entire election process) instead of the little box on the side? I think the election (and meta posts in general) wasn't displayed prominently ...
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Community Moderator Election has been cancelled

For me personally the reason is the poor quality of DataScience stack exchange at the moment. I hung around here quite a bit at the start, but there were so many poor questions, many badly specified ...
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Why so few people vote and is there any way to encourage voting?

I guess we can only speculate about the reasons. This site is more "practical" than crossvalidation. So questions necessarily are relevant to a smaller audience. And we have a lot of "beginner" ...
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Closing question based on inactivity

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 ...
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Are we interested in Winter Bash 2014?

Winter Bash is a very entertaining "competition"! It is really fun to collect those sweet hats :D Given the fact that it is harmless opting in or out, I guess we should indeed opt in. This may as well ...
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Community Moderator Election has been cancelled

Excellent question. I don't know what the core issue is. I can't speak for the top users here; I can only speak for myself. I wasn't paying close attention, because I figured core members of the ...
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Is it right to close questions based on lack of effort?

Note: There is an extensive discussion on SO Meta on this topic. Downvote it Tooltip from Downvote Button: This question does not show any research effort; it is unclear or not useful Note that I am ...
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How to deal with "I don't know where to start" questions

Agree, these just aren't a good fit for SE sites and should be closed as too broad or unclear. If someone is truly that new to even how to frame a question about data science, I don't think an SE site ...
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2017 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Would you prefer to more aggressively filter out low-quality newbie questions and improve the experience for advanced data science users, or prefer to leave open and encourage improvement of newbie ...
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Reasons For Constant Downvoting in Deep Learning Questions?

I did not downvote them, but I can understand why, to some extent. My quick evaluation (and speculation?) of the example questions follows. Please take them with a bit of salt. Also note that 4 out of ...
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Another Data Science Milestone, our first 10k User!

Well, this is embarrassing . . . . . . but thank you! I'm doing my best to upvote all good questions and answers I see too, so we hit more milestones.
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Accept Late Answers

To answer your question, we must ask: what is the point of the "accepted" answer? You are asking for more reasons to allow somebody (who that someone is exactly, is to be determined) to anoint an ...
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What is the correct action for questions containing code screenshot?

Code as an image is just bad. It breaks the site in many ways. You offered three possible options as a response: Ask OP to edit question This is certainly an option. Giving advice on how the ...
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Do we have a 'canonical' question for "how to avoid overfitting"?

I don't know of such a canonical question/answer, but I will argue in favor of it. The canonical question/answer gives us a clear place to point users to when we close a question as a duplicate. This ...
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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Tag 'graphs' - two distinct usages - what to do?

I agree that those are two distinct usages and should not share one tag. graphs implies your first bullet point, to me. The second one should be tagged ...
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Why so many noob questions are down voted in Data Science?

I didn't downvote it, but think it's not wrong. The asker didn't seem to try to research the question, because it would have been clear quickly that the question's premise doesn't quite make sense. ...
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I just want to use this site

I have a new account. I can't comment, I can't use chat room. This is a common complaint, but is not something that is considered broken or in need of being fixed. The small rep caps are deliberate, ...
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Should I downvote a question that should be on another StackExchange thread?

In general I would say that just because it needs to be migrated, is not a reason to downvote. One of the ways to approach the question of Should I downvote, is to look at the text from the downvote ...
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