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Systematic biases in the Academia.SE site and community, e.g. in answering questions in an idealized vs. realistic way.

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Why do people on academia.SE often suggest courses of action that are very different from what most people would do in real life?

When browsing this site, I see a lot of questions like Should I let a senior student/professor/etc be a coauthor on my paper when he didn't do any work/made only negative contributions to the ...
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Are we presenting an idealised view of academia?

In a comment to this answer, rocinante wrote: And while I get that the site is heavily skewed to ignore or shut down any hint of criticism of professors in academia, rosy pictures of idyllic ...