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What are specific considerations when reviewing posts on Academia.SE?

As the users gain higher reputations, they have access to some moderation tools which allows them to review the posts of the website. When reviewing some posts from on Academia.SE; Basically, what ...
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Tag excerpts and wikis, should citations be fully addresses?

While bringing a note from a website or a book, is it enough to make a link to the website in which the words are borrowed from or it is better to use a separate sentence to mention the citation? ...
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Proposal for math teaching/pedagogy SE needs an influx of new people

Many people are unaware that Stackexchange allows users to create their own sites using a model similar to the question/answer system used on their main sites. Someone creates a proposal, others write ...
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Can we learn anything from our “Greatest Hits” to date?

Here's a list of the so-called "greatest hits" on academia.SE These are, roughly speaking, the questions that have got the most positive attention from non-StackExchangers. So, these the most ...
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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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Closure: How can a reader effectively discern changes in a newer edition of the same book?

In response to this comment which incorrectly describes my question, I have now changed https://academia.stackexchange.com/q/58976/13306 to clarify that I am asking in general, for books that are not ...
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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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Precedent of country that did teaching reform: reducing number of teachers and increasing salaries

I was wondering if following question would be a right fit here, I am looking for a Precedent of a country that would have done a school reform: from many teachers with minimal salaries to a fewer ...
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Please consider supporting arXiv trackbacks on the mother Meta

One long-standing feature requests for the Stack Exchange engine is the implementation of trackbacks for mentions of the arXiv on Stack Exchange sites. In general, if you have a blog and you blog ...
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I would like to reward bounty but question is closed, what should I do?

After editing of this question by Jakebeal, to clarify content, question still remains closed. I cannot reward any bouty. What is a process for opening again question?
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Idea for ad about health in this site?

A long long time ago, when the Earth was still in darkness, and the human kind was not so bright, one brave alien had came to the Area and laid the first brick (or the first click) of an architechture....
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Tags related to graduate admissions and the job search

We currently have a number of tags related to the graduate admissions and the job search. application, application-letter, cover-letter, faculty-application, graduate-admissions, job-search, statement-...
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An excerpt/wiki improve suggestion to [tag:LaTeX]

When a user wants to ask a question about latex then he probably goes to tag his question by latex. In the excerpt of such tag we read: LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation ...
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Sort questions by number of views

The available options to sort the questions on academia.stackexchange.com are newest, featured, frequent, votes, active, and unanswered. While the option votes does reflect quite well what are the ...
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I need help finding questions that have a similar to theme to what I am thinking of (juggling a part time job with a research position)

I need to juggle a part-time programming job, along with a research position. Why? Well, because my research position doesn't pay much, and I have a lot of (student) debt to cover. I have only ...
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A proposal for Open Data SE

I would like to announce that on Area 51 there is a proposal new Stack Exchange site - Open Data. Open Data Proposed Q&A site for developers and researchers interested in open data. ...
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A “Theory vs. Empirical Research” Tag?

Based on this question: How to filter data obtained with practical measurements and simulations to be concisely put into a paper? Currently, it's got two tags - "journals" and "computer-science", ...

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