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I recently attempted to answer a question about statistics on MSE, but didn't bother with completing my answer because there was too little traffic on the question and the OP took no interest. I wasn't sure what the general approach is to statistics questions on MSE - do they add to the site, and thus should be answered in order to help other users? Or should they be flagged for migration to Cross Validated?

The question I linked above was downvoted, and didn't attract the usual good quality answers or comments (even though it is a poorly asked question). Was it down-voted because it was off-topic?

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    $\begingroup$ "Are Statistics questions off-topic?" No. "Was it down-voted because it was off-topic?" No, because it was terrible. $\endgroup$ – Did May 6 '16 at 21:32
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    $\begingroup$ The linked question is not even a Statistics question at all. It's pure probability. $\endgroup$ – user147263 May 6 '16 at 22:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Meta I think the question requires a paired t-test to determine if the mean of the difference between the test scores is close to 3 or not. $\endgroup$ – ahorn May 6 '16 at 22:47
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    $\begingroup$ There is nothing like that in the question. $\endgroup$ – user147263 May 6 '16 at 22:52
  • $\begingroup$ @Meta the scores presumably come from the same tests, so the data is not independent. $\endgroup$ – ahorn May 6 '16 at 23:00

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