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1:55 AM
I'm one of the people who approved your wiki & wiki excerpt, @Silverfish. I think you did a fine job.
 
 
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12:17 PM
@Glen_b that's interesting. I always wondered whether about the composition of CV users who show up regularly. Do you think there are more Europeans or more Americans? I get the impression that people from other places are also present (I see a few Indians every now and then) but that they often don't stay for long.
 
 
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7:30 PM
@gung Congrats on the low quality posts steward badge! That one went a long way :)
 
7:57 PM
@gung thanks. I don't think the site makes the most of the tag wiki entries, many of which are excellent. It is a shame they aren't more prominent.
 
Thanks, @Andy. It seems like a big deal until you get it, then a day later you feel like 'meh, whatever'. You should have the close votes soon, too, it seems.
Yeah, @Silverfish, the wikis are sort of odd ducks. I didn't even know they existed for the longest time. It's unclear how many question askers ever see them or benefit from them. I suspect (perhaps cynically) that the site would do just as well without them. The tag wiki excerpts, OTOH, I think are very important in helping to guide & organize the site.
 
@gung I can see they are potentially useful - some of the better maintained tag wikis on SO have a list of particularly good (or just frequently asked) questions which is handy. For skew-normal there is the additional problem that definitions vary a lot while Wikipedia has a rather poor entry, so I thought it would be a good idea to link to a few papers
Also, apologies to @amoeba for not giving stats.stackexchange.com/questions/120460/… a proper copyedit when I added the skew-normal tag.
 
8:17 PM
@Silverfish, I have thought about adding a list of frequently asked questions to the wikis. We ultimately should do something about FAQs, but I've never been sure what. Other possibilities are to have a [faq] tag, or to have a CW thread w/ a list of links to FAQs by topic. Adding to the wikis seems less accessible & more cumbersome to me; even people w/ relatively low rep can freely edit CW posts. It might be a good topic to raise on meta.CV.
 
@gung indeed.... stats.stackexchange.com/questions?sort=votes is actually not terribly useful for discovering either the "best" or "most essential" Qs/As in CV
 

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