Linked Questions

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Academia self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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5answers
180 views

Dealing with “What should I do?” questions

There is a lot of questions asking for life advice, e.g. describing a problem with their PhD advisor (or the head of the department). It's very common that there is a list of possible decisions and ...
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3answers
206 views

Evidence based answers

I understand that questions on AC.SE are going to be "softer" in nature than the programming questions typical of SO.SE, but I think our answers often are "softer" then needed. I often read answers ...
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1answer
98 views

On defending truth, or respecting opinion of answers

A highly rated answer was given to the question How to Cite Hardware in Scientific Articles? In part of his original answer, the author stated (emphasis mine): The digital camera you took pictures ...
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2answers
146 views

Modifying the “Ask Question” page to include tagging recommendation

Based on my answer in this question, I propose that we modify the tag placeholder text (currently "at least one tag (graduate-school note-taking science), max 5 tags") to strongly encourage the poster ...
2
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2answers
97 views

On-topic, within scope but subjective question that is likely to generate discussion (likely insightful)

I was checking out the recent questions and came across this one, which is essentially an opinion poll regarding the role/attitude teachers should have in class. As I wrote on my comment, I do like ...
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1answer
83 views

The question you are asking appears subjective and it is likely to be closed

I tried to post a question on the main site with the title "How to compare recommendation letters" or "How to grade recommendation letters" and some similar titles from the view points of a selecting ...
0
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2answers
79 views

Taking care of argumentative discussions

In my opinion, this question and its answer here are inviting speculations, comments without proper backing of evidence, and argumentative discussion over an Institute being good or mediocre (again, ...
1
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1answer
55 views

PreApproved Community Wiki for Reference Request?

I was wondering if we could have a community wiki (pre-approved) for questions pertaining to reference requests. Before that, let me define "reference requests". In Math.SE, SciComp.SE or SO or ...
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0answers
51 views

Do we need to require subject-tags? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Modifying the “Ask Question” page to include tagging recommendation Based partially on this question, it seems we may very well have to rely on softer, "in my ...