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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 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 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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How should a user with a problem contact a moderator?

I am a user, and I have a problem. I want to contact a moderator to discuss it further. What is the best way to do this?
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Font used academia

Can someone tell me what is the font used by academia.SE? It is very elegant.. Why it is not used throughout the stack exchange network? Edit: This is a screenshot of what my browser renders.
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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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Obviously insincere posts – how should users/reviewers react?

Sometimes, malicious (usually new) users post a question that is obviously not about a real situation or even a hypothetical situation that the asker is honestly interested in (note that I am not ...
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Why do I not see an “other” option when flagging a question as off-topic?

Today I tried to flag a question as off-topic, because it has nothing to do with academia. The three options given to me for the reason for this were, cannot be generalized to apply to others in ...
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How to suggest another StackExchange site during flag as “off-topic”?

Not all the SE sites are in the option when flagging a question as off topic. It would be nicer to suggest the exact SE site when flagging off-topic questions. Or am I missing something? Is such an ...
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How and why should a question be made a community wiki?

I wrote this question: How should academics handle communication with the media? and think it would benefit from people editing it by adding their personal experience so that we can cover more aspects ...
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Flag declined, “Please use the closing vote mechanism” but I don't have enough reputation

I flagged a question as off-topic but it was declined, with the comment: declined - Please use the closing vote mechanism Close votes require 500 reputation, correct? Why would this be declined if ...
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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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Answering etiquette

I have some etiquette questions. Suppose you read a question that interests you, and you think you could write a helpful answer. Is it your responsibility to read the answers that have been posted ...
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Duplicate (synonym) tag shown in tag list

If I search "revi" in https://academia.stackexchange.com/tags , I get [reviewing] listed although clicking it brings to [peer-review].
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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 ...