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Why this question is closed?

Reopen Request for this Question. Its not apparent why this question was closed in the first place.
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Academia varies more than you think it does – The Movie

Introduction One of the actualities of academia that is important to be aware of when using this site is: Academia varies more than you think it does. More explicitly: Academic practices strongly ...
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Why was my question put on hold for depending on individual factors?

My question was put on hold for the following reason: The answer to this question strongly depends on individual factors such as a certain person’s preferences, a given institution’s regulations, ...
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Why is this question about bullying still on hold?

I have tried to re-cast this question to make it more general, and less related to my own experience. Do I need to do something further to trigger a 're-evaluation'? What can be done about the ...
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3answers
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On the over use of “ethics”/“ethical”

I've been struggling recently with the use of "ethics" on this site - I think it's overused to the point of the tag itself being much less useful than it could be (it's currently our 12th most popular ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are creating a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Academia questions from posters below certain age off-topic?

In a question asking How to stop sexual harassment by teacher? there was a lot of down-votes so I asked why. A comment was made that (1) We do not handle high school problems. (2) The post contains ...
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When the close reason is the answer

This question Can a non-committee-member ask questions while watching a friend's PhD defense? has been closed for depending on individual factors. While there is no question in my mind, and in ...
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3answers
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What kind of undergraduate questions are not really generalizable to graduate education? (An “Academia varies more than you think” perspective)

A remarkable point of this community is that it makes people realize that academia varies more than you think it does. One of these variations is the structure of the different education levels. ...
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Can we add something to the how-to-tag help box that warns askers not to misuse certain tags?

When you try to edit the tags when asking a question (or edit the tags of a question when having less than 2 k), a box how to tag appears on the right, showing some general help on tagging. The ...
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2answers
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How to master the art of asking/answering questions?

I have used (stalked?) the StackExchange family of websites, and until recently, couldn't find a need to register: I usually found a similar question to mine, with an answer much better than I could ...
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Completely wrong answers (in my opinion) and wrong advices written with an assertive/threatening/intimidating tone

I am sorry for this contentious question, but I couldn't help but noticing lately that many answers and comments here are, to my perception and understanding and experience in academia, completely ...
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2answers
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How does someone ask a good question on StackExchange Academia?

I like asking questions on random sites to figure things out and pick other people's brains, but I'm new to this site so I'm trying to figure it out so I don't get my questions shut down all the time.
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Would it be appropriate to ask for advice on personal planning?

The question I have in mind is something like this "Is this plan of university life appropriate", where I describe my current conditions as a student, and then describe the "outline of my life" in ...
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1answer
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Are questions about a university counselors on-topic?

I have a problem/question about a university counselor who seems to be unprofessional to me. I'd like to ask about it on academia stack exchange. Will it be on-topic?

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