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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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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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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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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 does AC.SE exclude undergraduate students?

It seems SE users that are not particularly involved in AC.SE are often confused that while questions pertaining to undergraduate students, classes and degrees are relevant to academia, we generally ...
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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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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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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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How can we encourage posters to mention their country of study/work?

Academic systems and cultures vary widely between countries, and answers will depend heavily on this context. I have come across many questions, where the country has not been stated – presumably ...
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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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Closing/migration criteria

There has been much discussion recently over when to to migrate questions away from the site. A while back, I found a question on meta.stackexchange which outlined the criteria one should use to make ...
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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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1answer
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Who wrote the Help Center claim that we are a forum, and why?

In the Help Center, there's a sentence that claims we are a forum: To help people answer your question, please recognize that this forum is frequented by academicians from across the globe Who ...
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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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Where can I ask undergraduate questions?

I recently posted a question about undergraduate acceptance of older students. Is it much more difficult to enter an Ivy League much later in life? It is currently on hold because it seems like ...
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Is “What background do I need to do research in specific field X?” on-topic at Academia.SE?

I recently posted this question, which was closed as off-topic for being too specific to my situation. I admit I'm a little bit confused, since it didn't seem particularly more situation-specific than ...
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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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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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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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Should I remove the background in the question if I see the answers don't use this information?

Should a dismissal from PhD in graduate application be listed as academic misconduct? I find the background part in this question doesn't give useful information, or at least the answers don't use it....
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“If your question is not about…”: proposed change to help center text

Some time ago, Ben Norris proposed here on meta that we update the help center text to be explicit about what not to ask. That proposal currently appears to have the community's approval. Several ...
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comparison between the admission of a degree in two countries

Is it really off-topic to ask a comparison between the admission process of a degree in two countries ?
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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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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 ...