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Add tag “reference-letter” as a synonym for “recommendation-letter”

Can someone please create the tag reference-letter as a synonym for recommendation-letter? The tag-info excerpt at recommendation-letter begins: Questions on recommendation or reference letters ......
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Why can't I answer question about gender pronouns?

I found Am I conveying disrespect if I omit my gender pronoun from a conference nametag? through the Hot Questions list. I was interested in posting an answer, but I don't see the answer box. I have ...
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Reorganising research-related tags a bit

Proposal I would like to implement the following tag structure as already suggested and reasoned in this answer. An arrow means that the respective tags are merged and synonymised, with the right tag ...
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Hot Network Questions is now a bulleted list

Something changed, and now the HNQ list in the sidebar is a bulleted list: This looks a little awkward to me, since the site icons already do the job of a bullet. I don't see this happening on ...
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Love this site? I think, too much.

"Love this site?" is too wide, it appears. OS: Windows 7 Browser: Chrome Version 66.0.3359.139
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Do we need a post notice for possibly controversial questions?

According to this meta post, the SE staff has implemented for a couple of communities a post notice for sensitive, possibly controversial topics. The notice recites: Controversial Post — You may ...
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“south-africa” tag

I propose the creation of a south-africa tag. There are not many questions that target South Africa, but the few that do are sometimes tagged with africa, which is far too general. Examples of ...
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Code being displayed above question listing

When I visit Academia.SE, there is some code being displayed above the question listing: docsHero.RenderPartial(Html); storyHero.RenderPartial(Html); macOS 10.12.3, Chrome 56.0.2924.87 (64-bit)
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What should we call our chat room

Our chat room has the default name of academia. Some sites have come up with creative names for their chat rooms. It was suggested that we rename our chat room. Should we rename our chat room and if ...
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Edited question, but reviewers refuse to reopen it. Why?

I posted the question and some members complained that is not understandable, one of the high reputation member edited question to fit the rules, he did a good job, but reviewers refuse to recognise ...
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POLL: Should we participate in the 2015 “Winter Bash” Holiday hats promotion?

In 2015, Stack Exchange will continue its tradition of the "Winter Bash". Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that chooses to participate. Users earn “hats” for ...
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A tag jungle: formatting, typography, typesetting?

I have noticed that we have got three tags with very similar topics: formatting (61×) typesetting (17×) typography (18×) (Only very few questions are tagged by more of them.) I see a large overlap, ...
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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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For which tags (if any) do we want tag warnings?

Introduction In another discussion, a Stack Exchange employee indicated that we might get so-called tag warnings, if we want them. These warnings are meant to provide users with just-in-time ...
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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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What to do with the mental-health tag

We kind-of discussed this in a related post. We recently got two questions tagged mental-health: How to overcome these learning difficulties and progress in academia? “Anonymous” is so distressed ...
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“Can I apply to field X with an undergraduate degree in Y” type questions

We seem (to me) to be getting more and more question of this general form. Recent examples: I have a Bachelors and Masters in electrical engineering: Is pursuing a PhD in computer science possible? ...
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Adding a new humanities tag

I added a new humanities tag. I was about to retag a few questions every day so I don't bump-flood the landing page, which I dimly remembered to be accepted practice - when it occurred to me to look ...
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Proposal to merge 'cheating', 'fraud', and maybe 'plagiarism' into 'academic-dishonesty'?

Currently, the tag wiki excerpt for cheating reads: Pertaining to preventing, punishing, or handling the consequences of academic dishonesty. Also, defining what constitutes academic dishonesty. ...
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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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What happened to the new custom close reason?

Recently, we added a New custom close reason. However, I cannot see this reason anymore: Was it removed?
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Clarify or delete the “advice” tag

By definition, almost all questions here ask about advice. Some questions are tagged "advice", some aren't. I suggest that the "advice" tag is not useful and should be deleted. One alternative would ...
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New custom close reason

There seems to be a strong consensus that we need a new custom close reason to ban “I want to do X, Here's My Life Story…” questions. See the meta discussion here. User Emrakul proposed the following:...
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Line height for title changes in post revisions is too small

Behold below. The problem only occurs when the title changes but not the body. Example title changes on this post, revs 2 and 5 render poorly, but title+body changes on this one, rev 3 seem fine. ...
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Merge [us] and [united-states] tags

us and united-states I think the later is better; in any case, both are synonymous.
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Merging [career] and [career-path] tags

There are two tags, which are similar: career and career-path. Should we join them? If not, how should we make a clear distinction? (I fail to see a clear distinction, neither in their descriptions,...
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Merge figures and graphics tags

The tags figures and graphics have the same description on their infotab. Although the tag-info of figures mentions that graphics is a synonym, they are actually not listed as synonyms. So far, I ...
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Text in comment box

When I want to type a new comment, there is some text already present in the text box, which disappears when I start typing my comment. However, this text is not complete, and only shows: "Use ...
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Updating our “What topics can I ask about here?” help center page to be explicit about what **not** to ask

When recently voting to close an off-topic undergraduate question, I saw this screen: with the phrase: Questions about problems facing undergraduate students are off-topic unless they can also ...
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Why do I get a yellow “0 flag” alert on the top bar?

Why do I get a yellow “0 flag” alert on the top bar, on Academia, where I am not a moderator? It links to the “tools” page, where there is nothing for me to do:      Same situation exists on Meta:  ...
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Should duplicate questions be doubly linked?

Currently questions closed as duplicate are what I will refer to as singly linked. A link appears on top of the closed duplicate question pointing to the original question. Nothing is added to the ...
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Deleting [advice-request] tag

There is a tag advice-request, which in my opinion is useless, as: it is a meta-tag, in general, much content here is in fact an advice request, I have no idea how should it help. Any pros or cons ...
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Academia self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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Proposed FAQ “What kind of questions can I ask here?” entry

The In the spirit of how other SE communities expanded on their current FAQ entry of "What kind of questions can I ask here?", I propose that ours read as follows: This site is for academics of all ...