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Can I ask about my previous employer asking me not to publish?

I want to ask the following question, but am not sure if it is appropriate for this site. Can you help me tell if it is okay to ask here? If not, can you point to a better forum? I consider ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is backup of a scientific book on-topic?

Is this question on topic? I am an amateur mathematician. Currently I have two Git repositories (at BitBucket.org and GitHub.com) with copies of my book. Is it worth to add even more Git ...
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Are Science Fair Questions On-Topic?

Are questions about middle and high school science fairs on-topic? Of course, they wouldn't be about the content, they would be about the process of doing the research in the fair.
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A question about a typographical arrangement

Where can I ask a question about arrangement of numbered lists of axioms in a mathematical manuscript? tex.stackexchange.com? (i think no, because it is not specific to TeX) academia.stackexchange....
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Question related to bibliography research

Do you think that a question like "I am looking for papers in this subject" is valid for Academia StackExchange? Examples: I am looking for papers and researches in Data Mining with Python I am ...