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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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Why was my upvoted answer deleted?

This is quite discouraging. Why was my answer to this thread deleted? It says converted to comment, but I do not see it anywhere. This is the 2nd time (according to my reputation record) that an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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Should I ask about graduate school recommendations on Academia.SE?

I would like to ask about recommendations for graduate school in a mathematics (combinatorics). Can I ask about this on Academia.SE? Or, would this be an Math.SE question?
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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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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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I would like to reward bounty but question is closed, what should I do?

After editing of this question by Jakebeal, to clarify content, question still remains closed. I cannot reward any bouty. What is a process for opening again question?
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How do I revert edits on my question?

I asked this question How do the advantages of a flipped classroom overcome timing issues? and got some good answers, focussed on my concerns. The title has now been edited to something that is too ...
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Serial downvoting detected - SE scripts are "silent"

I detected that somebody serially downvoted my random answers on Academia.SE (see picture below). However, no action occurred from SE software, which supposedly detects and reverses such hostile ...
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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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Question regarding paid agencies that help students apply to grad school abroad

In a recent question about applying to grad school, I discovered that the OP was paying an agency to assist with the application process. I suppose, in a way, this is a bit like paying someone to do ...
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Can question x be marked as a duplicate of question y if x predates y?

A recent question was asked for which I wondered if it hadn't already been asked by somebody else. In searching, I found a more specific, unanswered question. It seems appropriate to merge the ...
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Where does the "0 down vote" in front of my comment come from?

I'm pretty sure I didn't type "0 down vote" in front of this comment: Is this a feature to indicate that I commented but didn't down vote? Or did I lower-backside-dial this at some point? I have ...
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Asking a question anonymously

I would like to ask a delicate question on the main site. This question involves professional issues at my department which border the personal level, and involve what you would call academic "...
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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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Too many edits - You have already edited 5 of your own posts today

I am seeing this message after I've re-added appropriate tags to my migrated posts: Too many edits You have already edited 5 of your own posts today (not including very recent posts). Further edits ...