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Need a couple of examples of questions that are too hypothetical to keep open

I've read several questions here about whether a certain question is too hypothetical. A nice rule of thumb I read at one of these was that in a not-too-hypothetical question (i.e. an acceptable ...
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Should we create questions that ask to cover some educational system of a country comprehensively?

A recent question that, in a sense, relied crucially on some details of the general Dutch educations system, got me thinking: Wouldn't it be nice if this community knew more about the Dutch education ...
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Deciphering status in manuscript handling systems

We keep getting questions in which we are asked to decipher the status messages in some online submission management system (latest one). I find it slightly annoying that we have to do the job of ...
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can we ask questions about books in academia?

As informed during tour of Academia site of stack exchange, we can ask questions about actual problems faced in Life as a graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, university professor. But some ...
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Questions comparing publications between different field of research?

Is a question such as "which current fields are producing the most research?" appropriate? For Example, I am primarily interested in comparing the different 'amounts' of research (publications?) being ...
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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 I ask a question about Researchgate social network?

Some members expressed concerns and criticized RG network, is it alowed to open special topic about Researchgate, and to discuss about this problems? Examples: There is actually an old ...
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Possible question: use of euphemism by journal editors when rejecting articles

I would like to know if the following question would be appropriate for academia.SE Several times now I've had desk rejections from journals in pure mathematics that are variations on the theme of '...
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Can I ask about the business end of providing educational material to universities?

I work for a company that records medical conferences and have the license and copyright to a great deal of material that doctors value for the needs of their practice and sometimes for their ...
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Questions that call for answers based on opinion to some degree

I have see quite a few questions placed on hold because they call for answers based on opinions rather than facts. My question is: is this an appropriate standard for Academia.stackexchange? I ...
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Are questions about journal data on topic?

Are questions about journal statistics on topic here? e.g. what is the impact factor of journal x? (probably shouldn't need to ask it here as this info is widely available) what is the average ...
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Community type list for evaluations

It was suggested to me to make a meta post first and see the community response for this type of question. I would like to know what types of quantitative evaluations exist for researchers. I do not ...
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Check the chance of getting scholarship for phd program

Dear stackexchange users! I have a question and that might be weird to be asked in here. However if it's not the appropriate place to ask this question in this forum, please comment here and I will ...
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How broad is too broad?

I am going to do research in Japan for 4 months, as such I want to ask questions about Japanese academia. How broad can I make my question? For example: What do I need to know before travelling to ...
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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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Appropriateness of an overly specific series of questions that appear to have a single theme

I've now seen a series of questions from user10694 that paint a picture of a completely dysfunctional advisor-advisee relationship (Rather than list them here, it might be easier just go to the user ...
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Are realistic hypothetical situation based questions permitted?

The question would have to be very specific and answerable, but would hypothetical (and realistic) questions be permitted? What I mean by this is, would situations that do not necessarily happen to ...
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Question on converting grades

Similiar in scheme to this question How to convert from one grading scheme to another? Do we need/want a big list question with an answer for each country explaining the dominant grading system used. ...
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Do you want this question from meta.maths?

Over on meta.maths.SE this question was asked: Teaching someone who doesn't put much effort in While certainly off-topic for meta.maths.SE, I think it's a reasonable and interesting question and ...
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Discussion based questions

Well this question is bound to be controversial. What should we do? What is being done to make the academic environment more women friendly?