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Can I ask questions about finding specific contents in a book?

I have this electronics book. I never read it since its like a college text book. But I am holding onto this book anyway since I know there might be knowledge that I want somewhere in there. But if it ...
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How do I ask a good question?

I asked a few questions on this website and I think all of them got deleted. I have no idea how to ask a good question on this site. I'm not a researcher. Maybe researchers have knowledge that I don't ...
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How to answer two questions where the same answer is appropriate, but the questions themselves aren't duplicates?

Context I recently updated my answer to the question Do all countries have the same gender imbalance in science? with additional information. Basically, my answer contains the following position : ...
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why my question have star?

Is putting a star contrast with close vote? How to deal with people in academia that have anti-science or opposing views from mainstream science?
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Question now close, after complaing of why is put on hold, what to do next? [duplicate]

I dont understand now Is there any relible evidence of underrepresentation of LGBTQ scientists in STEM fields? [closed] is closed, with no explanation how is this out of scope when the question about ...
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Rename review-articles tag to literature-review-articles

I subscribe to the review-articles tag, whose description is this: "Survey" or "review" articles are academic publications that organize and summarize the current state of research on a given ...
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I cannot find question, is it deleted?

there was a question about problem with industrial partner in Marie Curie program, I tried search menu, but nothing came out both times. Can anyone help me find? thank you
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What's the matter with the review queue?

Why does the review queue look like this for the last ~2 days? Previously it looked normal, i.e. like on other SE sites (e.g., Mathematica.SE):
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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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Election questions

I wanted to do some copy-editing of https://academia.stackexchange.com/election but there is no "edit" button. How was the text generated? How may I contribute with some minimal copy editing? We ...
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I cannot reply to chat? why?

Please explain to me why I cannot answer to chat? people will think I don't want to reply to their oversimplification and false info about subject.
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Can I ask here regarding a high school teacher?

I have many problems with a high school teacher of mine in which I feel that some of the actions he performs are undignified and report-worthy. It closely follows the interpersonal issues tag in ...
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How can a question about TA workloads be asked?

In a recent question, an OP asked Do I have to take courses before I can start doing research despite having a master and highly relevant skills for the topic in question? I commented Generally ...
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I have anxiety and hard time asking questions because I am concerned that I can be identified

This is not my first question about privacy at Meta. In the recent year, I got more paranoid, but the following question where a user asked something, and literally, everyone can find out who he is, ...
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Recommend to be Protected

I am familiar with the privilege. But for users without the rep, is the 'flag' function a viable means to recommend to a Moderator that a question should be protected, or is this not the right method?...
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How is the order of tags defined for “Top Tags” in the “Profile”

My "Top Tags" are not the ones with the highest score, but somehow the number of posts plays a rôle as well. Can someone clarify the rules to me? (by the way: Are they the same on all SE sites?) ...
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Request to Repost After Accidental Deletion

I have a question about my Academia Stack Exchange post: Applying to Ph.D. programs: Should I include my master's degree transcript? I think I accidentally deleted my question, as my question was ...
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On-topic-ness of GRE conventions

I recently asked a question about GRE wording conventions and was immediately told that I was off-topic. I promptly removed the question to avoid clutter, and decided instead to ask here: Are ...
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“delete account” documentation is out of date

https://academia.stackexchange.com/help/deleting-account But the top bar is now different.
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What potential duplicate targets should I know about as a reviewer?

We have a few canonical questions on this site, i.e., questions that are often used as a target of duplicate closure or were even specifically designed for this purpose. What are they? Are there any ...
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Shouldn't the deleted questions always be visible to their authors, regardless of the author's reputation?

I have a question about my Academia Stack Exchange post: Circumventing the funding limitations of my potential supervising faculty for Master's project I'm used to IRC & various other ...
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About “Preparation for a non-academic career”

I was just about to ask a question having to do with "Preparation for a non-academic career". Specifically, I was going to ask how an academic can tell what's the salary range for a potential research ...
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Need help focusing question

This question has four close votes. Back when it had one close vote, I attempted to explain why it was not a duplicate of a similar question. I'd like to ask for some help editing it so it's clearer ...
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On topic to ask for feedback on draft of degree project report?

I do a degree project in computer science. We are around halfway done. I'd like somebody who is knowledgeable to give feedback on our work so far. Could that be on topic for this site or somewhere ...
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Is this the right forum for a “grad school related” question

background: There is a masters program that I am very interested in attending (remotely) and they want letters of recommendation. Previously I had asked former professors, and they did most of the ...
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What is a non-patronizing way of suggesting that an OP accept one of the answers?

I have from time to time been politely reminded on various SE sites to accept one of the answers I've received to a question I've written. I ventured to do the same yesterday, on Academia SE, asking ...
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How to avoid edit war?

Participant A suggested I remove a particular paragraph from an answer I wrote; I explained why I was choosing to leave that paragraph in my answer; then Participant B removed the paragraph on his own ...
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I cannot find my question of chat. Please help

In chat I asked about effects of H2B on academia in USA, my question was kindly forwarded to some other part of StackExchange, I think it was more a year ago. what should I do? I tried to google it, ...
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Why was my question put on hold for shopping?

My question was put on hold for the following reason: "Shopping" questions, which seek recommendations or lists of individual universities, academic programs, publishers, journals, research topics ...
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What's up with this bump?

A particular old question was bumped to the homepage by Community. Was this done automatically by the software? Was it a person? Why was it bumped? It makes no sense to me. I read a Meta outline ...
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Need help editing a question to bring it into clearer focus

There is a question about perceptions of students with disabilities using the "reasonable accommodation" of extra time for tests. That's an interesting question, and sent me hunting for research ...
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Need help deleting a question

I wanted to delete a question, couldn't, and flagged it for deletion (as suggested by the software. But the flag was declined. I copied the crux of Jake's answer over to my new question, so it is ...
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What to do about posts that don't answer the rewritten question?

A controversial question was substantially rewritten, but not before a number of answers were posted and discussed at great length. Is it appropriate now to flag the existing answers that don't ...
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Is dogpiling flaggable?

This question is motivated by an interesting answer to another Academia Meta question. My question is, if I see "dogpiling" going on, i.e. more and more people are jumping on a bandwagon, ganging up ...
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Please restore “ethnicity” tag in this question

For this question, When referring to races, should 'black' and 'white' be capitalized? (MLA), please restore the "ethnicity" tag which a moderator removed. As my answer shows, this ...
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What can be done to address provocative behavior by OP?

Regarding: Am I being a "mean" instructor, denying an extension on a take home exam Discussion has been extensive and the tone has been ramping up. But that's not what motivates my Meta ...
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Is it okay to add tags when I am contributing an answer?

Here's a specific example: I wrote an answer to this question: How to professionally handle sexist remarks by a student? The OP only included one tag. I can think of at least one more tag but I'm ...
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What will happen to the daily reputation over 200 units?

Assume, someone's reputation within a day exceeds the threshold 200 units. What will happen to the rest of it?... Will it be considered for the next day to be applied or it will be lost?
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If the the readers of every kind of BOOKS (scientific, tech, humanistic etc) finds something to clarify; how to find help or even to contact authors?

I think, many of us, as students or researchers or even as simple intersted persons, during reading of Scientific, technical or humanistic books, (academical or not academical) find often something ...
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Can't find my answer after question was deleted; question has now been re-posted

A user is experiencing high anxiety about an academic issue. He has expressed clearly, multiple times, that (a) he is in agreement with everyone who has tried to reassure him, but that (b) his ...
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My advisor is using and reading academia.stackexchange, how safely I can ask questions?

Few days ago my advisor shared on social media this platform, and also recommended for everyone at my uni to use it as a source of information and how something should be done in academia. I am ...
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Should an individual user's request for gender-neutral language be honored?

A recent Meta question noted: One of the community members has approached the moderators with a concern about gendered pronoun usage amongst our Academia members. Specifically, this individual felt ...
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I just got downvoted on 10 questions - why would that be?

I just got downvoted on 10 answers on this site with no comment added to any of them. I assume it's not a mere coincidence. Possible reasons as far as I can tell: Something happened to a user who had ...
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Please re-open deleted answer

Please re-open deleted answer provided by self-same OP: Caregiver of disabled teenager returning to study, but can't find funding. (UK) Any thoughts? There is material in the deleted answer that ...
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Unjustified trend of labelling too many questions as “duplicates”

I'll keep this very short: I believe there is a tendency here to label every similarity between questions as "duplication". This seems to harm the intention of this site and is overall unjustified. ...
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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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Why did many simultaneously earn the generalist badge?

It appears that 20 hours ago, 75 people earned the generalist badge. For all who currently have the generalist badge, it was awarded at this time. What event or sequence of events caused the ...
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Would this question about data storage be on-topic?

Is the following question on-topic for Academia? I am from Biology field and our lab uses microscopy as a tool extensively. Our lab data is increasing exponentially. I want to ask other academia ...
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Why cannot I post this question?

I don't understand why I cannot post this question: "How can a student protect his or her intellectual work when sending a research proposal to an unknown professor?". The website informs that it ...
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Asked question with wrong account, deleted, and now can't repost

I posted a question with the wrong account by mistake (because of an SE bug, actually, but that's another matter) and immediately deleted it. Now I want to post it as a guest but I can't, since it ...