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Does a user's experience/qualification matter when answering? [duplicate]

I have recently finished my undergraduate degree, and will join a graduate degree in Fall 2021. I have hung around the main site long enough (even before I became a member) that I (kind of) know what ...
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Frame-challenge – guidelines proposal

This is a follow up to the idea collection, please see that post as to what this is about. First of all, thanks to everybody who participated in the idea collection. I tried to distill the results ...
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Would you be interested in becoming a moderator?

We're thinking of running a moderator election. The moderation workload for this site is not too burdensome, but having one more moderator on the team would allow a better redistribution of the ...
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Removal of answer content by moderator — edit detracts from the answer

My recent answer to a question about how to address racist comments has been edited by a moderator (eykanal) to remove a substantial portion of the content. As authority for the edit the moderator ...
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Does intention of a question matters while closing it?

Recently I asked a question on our main site: Proper salutation in email for requesting a resource. Today, it has been closed as a duplicate to another question: How should I phrase an important ...
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Frame-challenge guidelines – idea collection

A frame challenge is an answer, comment (or part thereof) that doesn’t attempt to answer the question as is, but instead disputes things the asker treats as given in their question (challenges the ...
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Handling of off-topic content in an answer

In this highly active question about how to respond to misrepresentation of one's research, one of the answers dwells on the scientific substance of the matter rather than on the question of how to ...
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Can I dissociate my username from a question?

I made a "burner" account to ask a question on this exchange, since I wanted to keep it separate from my personal account. However, upon completing email verification, it seems to be linked ...
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Community Ads for 2021

We're almost halfway through 2021, and in case you missed it, Community Promotion Ads are gonna be a bit different this time! TL;DR: submit and vote for ad proposals before August 2nd! What are ...
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“off-topic” flag was declined, but post was migrated anyway? [duplicate]

I recently flagged a post as "off-topic and unrelated to academia". The flag was declined. The post in question was migrated to another SE site, though, indicating that it was in fact off-...
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Meta tag descriptions

This is a Meta Meta question. I just reviewed a number of tag guidance edits for several of the standard tags that are used on this meta site. However, most of these tags like discussion, feature-...
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Are questions about reach, target, and safety schools acceptable?

That was the intent of this question, which was closed (as a "duplicate"). Perhaps I did not make this intent clear enough, and I would welcome any suggestions in that direction. Assuming I ...
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Should we focus on having more objective answers?

This critical answer on Academia.SE from Meta.mathoverflow deserves some attention, in my view: The problem with academia.SE is that it is very different in style from MO and other SE sites. The ...
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Is this question about studying techniques on topic here?

I'm a moderator on Medical Sciences.SE and I encountered a question today that is off topic for our site, but I believe it would be on topic here. However, I notice a lot of "how to study" ...
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Should veteran (that is high-reputation) users take a back seat with easy to answer questions, allowing newer users to answer them?

I am fairly new to Academia SE and have found it to be a great resource and a nice and respectful community. My issue is the following: I have noticed that a lot of questions get answered very fast (...
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Should the definition of the tag “professors” be changed?

I noticed that the definition of the tag professors is: Queries related to professors, a highly accomplished and recognized academic and an expert in their respective discipline. I don't really like ...
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Should [courses] be a synonym of [coursework]?

I noticed two very similar but distinct tags — coursework and courses. The tag courses is less than a year old, is used on only twelve questions (two of which are also tagged with coursework), has no ...
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Would asking about the rigor of the CDC fall under the “inner workings of research departments” scope of this site?

I wanted to ask a question about why this page on the CDC does not have rigorous citations (but only generic content sources) that I would expect to be part of a scientific organization: https://www....
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Should I answer a question that is likely to be closed?

We get many questions on Academia SE which are closed because they depend too much on the individual who is asking and thus cannot be sufficiently generalised to be helpful to a wider audience. ...
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Question hammered closed by community

Today, I noticed two questions being hammered closed by “community;” here is one example: How can I appropriately call my professor?. While both questions might have been candidates for closure for ...
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Customize the information window for the first-time askers

It happens quite often that new posters are confused about the scope of this site, for instance mistaking it for a "you can ask about every possible study topic here" site, or a "here's ...
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Daily vote limit reached before Vox Populi badge earned

I just received a notification while attempting to upvote a post on the main site that I've reached my daily vote limit. I've not been voting "today" (which I realize is delimited in UTC) ...
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My question disappeared and my rep went 100 points down without any information/notification given to me, even post deletion. Why?

I had recently asked a question about authenticity/information about a scientific research abstracts database called inexsy (www.inexsy.com) (They call it information exchange system on their site). I ...
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Is a question about a specific web service, relating to academic integrity, a shopping question?

I asked and suggested an answer to this question about whether instructors should use a newly-presented academic-integrity web service from the Chegg company (the "Honor Shield"). The ...
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Where is the “not suitable for this site” flag?

I flagged this question. When I did, there were 5 or so flags available, including "need of moderator intervention". I picked this one because I could not find the option "not suitable ...
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Reopening this question on MDPI

I've not voted but I'm thinking of doing so: Is MDPI a reputable Academic Publisher? Reason is that MDPI has grown really big. It's roughly the fifth biggest publisher overall now, which is incredible ...
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Are questions requesting reviews of flaws in exams on-topic?

I recently sat a statistical/machine learning exam where, I believe, the instructions and questions were clearly flawed (to the point of being logically incoherent). The problems with the instructions ...
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Are questions about non-academic sites using research publications off-topic?

I don't understand why my question about Google knowledge panel was closed as off-topic. The only reason I can think of is that the question is about a non-academic site. I would like to understand in ...
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Closing questions that are not questions: what to pick?

It happens regularly that a user complains about something but does not have a question. When voting to close, would it make sense to have the option "not a question", or otherwise at least ...
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Seeking advice on removing tags (especially new ones)

While I have no official status here, I spend a fair amount of effort on maintenance of questions, editing and such, including changing tags. But I would like advice on the issue of removing tags ...
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Are any of these questions about working hours duplicates?

Can I be a good scientist if I only work in working hours? Stay in academia or become professor without overworking, is it possible? How hard do early-career academics in the United States work, ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Thank you Dr. Buffy, Academia.SE's GOAT

Yesterday, Buffy officially became Academia.SE's user with the greatest all-time reputation score: nearly 169K reputation! In just 2.5 years, Buffy has authored a stunning 3,742 answers and earned 48 ...
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Looking for a general academic term on “technology trees” and related research and not sure where to ask best

I'm not sure where better to ask this, maybe Philosophy either English SE are better places than Academia? My question: From computer games like Civilizations, we know the concept of the technology ...
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Patronizing and irrelevant comments and closing questions out of spite

Please, take look at this question: What is a good rule of thumb for the cost of a Postdoc, in the US at an R1 university The first comment said that it is apparently a well known fact that the ...
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Was the edit removing religious aspects OK?

I was reading an answer to a question (https://academia.stackexchange.com/a/160520/15446) when it got edited to remove the religious aspects. The answer is very poor and does not bring anything new (...
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Should we relax our policy on profanity (e.g., when quoted or used in an anecdote)?

StackExchange generally requires professional, respectful discourse. As such, profanity is generally disallowed site-wide. But, this is applied differently on different sites: as noted here, for ...
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Is “US” the default location here?

Edit: In the question I linked to, the dublicate was accepted by the OP. However, there are other questions like this one How do academics (faculty members, PhD students, etc.) balance their work and ...
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Can I ask questions regarding products related to academia?

I am in search of a height adjustable hands free book holder in my country and searched a lot. My search is unsuccessful. I can get height adjustable orchestral stands, height adjustable laptop stands,...
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Do we want a canonical question on “what to do if accused of misconduct”?

There are a number of questions on Academia.SE from students who have just been accused of cheating, or of some other form of misconduct. While the specifics of the allegations and circumstances ...
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Why was my question (“Any way to sync my Papers 2 library to my newer iPad?”) closed?

My question (Any way to sync my Papers 2 library to my newer iPad?) was closed as off-topic today. To be honest, I hesitated before posting it because it felt not quite like an exact fit for this SE ...
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Downvoting without commenting

I had asked a question a few days ago on the main site. However, it was downvoted. I'd edited the answer to fit what the comments wanted me to clarify but it was downvoted yet again. I'd also ...
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Comment templates

I know some Stacks have comment templates to leave when a question or an answer has a problem. For example, Interpersonal Skills has this Meta question with comment templates for several common ...
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Is there a canonical answer about selecting a journal for publication? (If not, should we have one?)

Every so often we get a shopping question (e.g. this one) about finding a suitable journal to publish some specific paper in. It's a good thing to close these as off-topic. However, can we also point ...
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Is academia the right place to get help for dealing with classmates?

I have an issue with someone in my group project (a non-ESL student who writes in broken English) Is this the right SE for this? Is there even an SE for this?
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Language choice: “Deal with” vs. “Improving” a situation

Questions regularly ask how to deal with a situation, rather than how to improve a situation. My understanding of the phrase "deal with" is that there must exist something that is causing a ...
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Comment vs Answers: how to use and moderation

Why people use comments to answer the questions? I am already read this question, which is very close to what I am saying here. But I want to go further because I don't get how the community uses the ...
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Is It Appropriate To Ask About Wording In A Statement Of Purpose?

I am writing a SToP for doctoral studies and I have a bit of a contentious opening paragraph that I would like to get opinions on from the ASE community. I’m wondering if it is okay to post the ...
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About questions that are not questions

How does this site feel about questions posted only in order to share the related answer, added by OP as they post their question, as in How should I respond to an offer to pay a bribe for authorship ...
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Academia SE is the best SE! As a student, how can I effectively contribute?

I've never found a Stack Exchange site or a QA site comparable with this SE. Every one is super friendly. Every question is either well-crafted, or concise and precise. Every answer is super helpful. ...

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