Suppose user X comes in and ask "How is the group with professor Y at university Z ?". How should we treat this kind of questions ? One thing may be to answer with pure citation metrics, that is: they publish a lot, or they don't seem to. More personal experiences and opinions about Professor Y may trigger complaint from the professor him/herself.

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I think questions about specific people or specific departments are not good questions for this site. It would be much better for the asker to directly contact students of the department/person in question.

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    This falls under the "too specific" guideline, and should be voted immediately as closed.
    – aeismail
    Feb 20, 2012 at 3:43

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