I am not an academic, I am however a regular SE user. I see several Academia.SE questions in the "hot questions" sidebar. It seems that many of these questions go something like:
- "Is it appropriate to... ?"
- "Is it polite to... ?"
- "Is it normal to... ?"
Why are there so many etiquette and protocol type questions at Academia.SE?
Is this unique to Academia.SE or are there radically different standards for civility in real life academia?
Some numbers from the SE API. There are 4614 total questions, a search for "appropriate" returns 665 results. Roughly 14%.