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Questions tagged [localized-questions]

Concerning questions that are (or may be perceived as) highly specific to one individual or context.

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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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Do we want a canonical question for general journal workflows?

We often get questions from people who are not aware how a journal works and do not understand some step in the editiorial process¹, think some step takes too long² or are just very worried³. We also ...
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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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Are questions about the reputability of individual journals, publishers or conferences on topic?

Yesterday, we closed this question about an individual conference’s reputability, i.e., as to whether the conference is a scam or not. The author correctly remarked that a similar questions remained ...
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How about allowing more localized questions?

Currently, most of questions here are very general. It also reflects in upvotes per question (which is very, very high, compared to any other SE site I know.) It is good that we are able to produce ...
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Personal advices instead of general questions means low reusability

I note that this question implicitly prefers questions with a general topic but in fact very localized content (one's life story + a question of type 'What should I do?'). For example, one I asked a ...
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What kinds of questions are “too localized”?

I'm wondering whether we should loosen the criterion for "too localized" in this forum. My intuition is that many questions on this forum will be very localized, but the answers will be more general ...