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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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Could we please reopen these questions about salary and treat all salary questions in a uniform way?

This question and this other one have been recently put on hold for being strongly dependent on individual factors. I think that the closure of the above questions is unfair and unwarranted, given ...
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Wrote an essay with the exact opinions I have posted in a question and Turnitin found it and said it is plagiarized

I have posted a question a few months ago and I would like to get it deleted. In the question I have posted my own opinion and views that I have used in an essay. I have been told that there have ...
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Are questions about research administration on topic?

I think it's clear from the Help and actual questions/answers here that questions about the academic side of research are on topic. However, are questions about research administration on topic? By "...
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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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Gender survey question- two similar answers, opposite reception

This has to do with this question on conducting surveys and asking gender-related questions. I am confused about two answers (one mine-user153812, and the other, later answer by jakebeal). To ...
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Should I ask a separate question instead of awarding a bounty for the Brexit question?

I started a bounty recently for this question. The reason is explained in the bounty notice: most of the answers are passionately anti-Brexit. However if the answers provide the entire story, then ...
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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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Community Wiki post on interpreting GRE scores?

In response to this meta question, I decided to create a generic question and answer for posts that ask whether a particular GRE score is good enough for entry to a particular degree. The goal of the ...
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Why do we redirect all “what is happening to my paper” questions?

We commonly redirect questions such as "Manuscript status changed from Review in progress to Ready for review" to "What does the typical workflow of a journal look like". However they are not similar ...
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Work-around for migrating outside of Academia SE?

This question asks how to treat certain ambiguous answers in a research survey, and I regard it as off-topic on Academia, and should be migrated to Cross Validated. When I tried to put in a close-vote ...
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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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Why questions about race is on topic, but about LGBTQ not?

Latino is not even race, Is this statistic about how many Latinos/Hispanics have a PhD in the USA correct? and it was only referenced via social media, my question Is there any relible evidence of ...
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Why do the moderators move comments to chat and how should I behave afterwards?

On highly visited posts, one often finds a comment: Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. or a post notice: Controversial Post — You may use ...
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What should be done about highly controversial answers which attract many comments?

My answer to this question has been quite controversial, attracting several hundred positive and negative votes and a long thread of comments. An initial batch of comments was moved to chat per the ...
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Would this questions be on topic here?

I want to ask a question, but I'm wondering if it's on topic here. It's a question about if I should even bother writing up a paper, but the work is in Abstract Algebra, so maybe MathOverflow would be ...
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What does consensus mean if there is no action?

This is quite funny, because although whether the original question about the OSF system is reopened or not, I think the meta series is more interesting. First, let's recap: Are questions asking ...
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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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Should this question on the OSF system be reopened?

There is a closed question on the OSF system: Is there a way to move a preprint from one service to another within the OSF system? that has spawned a number of comments as well as two meta questions: ...
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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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Is there a consensus if there is only indirect evidence?

According to a declined flag, the meta question Are questions asking technical issues on academic services on-topic? does not reach a consensus: I agree that there aren't many upvotes on the yes ...
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Shouldn't there be a way to prevent false duplicate flags?

A few people flagged the last couple of questions I asked as duplicates of other questions, while they clearly weren't duplicates and the people flagging it had apparently misunderstood/missed the ...
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Questions about admissions procedure in different countries

Part of the questions on the Academia.SX mainly focus on admissions procedure in different countries. One of the best questions, succeeded to cover questions about application procedure in the United ...
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Can I mention the name of a potentially predatory journal in an academia.SE question?

In the following question, I describe how I believe to be the target of a possibly predatory journal: Can an academic journal with low reputation be a scam? I was informed in the subsequent answers ...
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Why was “Funding in mathematics from large companies as undergraduate” closed?

When I browse the questions on the issue of research funding, I found that this question was closed (I am not the author). Since I want to be more familiar with the norms of Academia Stack Exchange, I ...
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Why has D.Hutchinson been banned for 28 years?

@scaaahu noticed in the Ivory Tower chat that https://academia.stackexchange.com/users/91603/d-hutchinson?tab=profile has been banned for 28 years. Incredible! I took a look at D.Hutchinson's posts at ...
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Why is “What are illegal or/and inappropriate question on job interview?” too broad?

The irony of putting on hold this question How should I handle questions about family/spouse on the job market? is that it limits my right to apply for any position without being the questioned why I ...
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Why are the majority of questions here related to either CS or mathematics?

I have been here for about 1-2 months, and clearly see that most of the questions come from mathematicians or computer scientists. Am I wrong? Is it because these disciplines are on their computers ...
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How to continue with the “political attitudes of academics” question?

The question What research explains political attitudes of academics? has attracted a lot of debate and undergone quite some change since it was posted. In particular, some of the answers do not fit ...
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Misrepresented as making a post community wiki

Mi answer is labeled as been made a community wiki by me. Post Made Community Wiki by Jose Antonio Dura Olmos That is not the case, I did not make the answer community wiki. There may be good ...
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Follow on to the lingerie–elevator question

The original question about the lingerie joke made in an elevator was controversial leading to a lively meta discussion. The consensus appeared to be to ask a new, but related, question on issue. This ...
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Are questions asking technical issues on academic services on-topic?

The question Is there a way to change preprint service within OSF system? is about to closed and I suspect the reason is that it's a technical question. Perhaps the close voters think that it's better ...
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Can I ask about the research level of a certain university here?

For some reasons I need to know about the level of research conducted in a certain university (not because I want to study there: I got my Ph.D. years ago). Specifically, I'm interested in a certain ...
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How to proceed with the lingerie–elevator question?

The question What was offensive about the "ladies lingerie department" joke, and how can I avoid offending people in a similar way? has caused a lot of controversy in comments and answers, ...
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I do not understand why this question was put on hold

Recently my question here was put on hold due to "shopping-question", but I have the following reasons to claim that this is not: In the first paragraph, I mentioned a school and I am having a hard ...
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The “controversial post” mechanism seems to facilitate the misuse of power and consequently I oppose its use

I noticed that this question was marked as a "controversial post." The text says: Controversial Post — You may use comments ONLY to suggest improvements. You may use answers ONLY to provide a ...
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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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What are the demographics of Academia SE? [duplicate]

Do we have any information about user demographics, such as: (1) Fraction of early-career/mid-career/senior academicians, (2) Fraction of doctoral students/University professors/scientists at ...
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Here's an opportunity to think constructively about how to support diversity at SE

There was a recent SE blog post about promoting diversity and niceness at SE, and an associated SE Meta question. Food for thought for us at Academia SE! Could someone provide some recent stats ...
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Forced authorship questions

This question: What a PhD student should do when their supervisor orders them to have a name on their paper just because of grant purposes? seems very related to What should PhD students do when ...
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Is this sort of blatant trolling common on Academia SE?

There was recently a deleted answer to a question of mine based on a blog post I read, to which I also attached a bounty. The answer in question is just a verbatim copy-paste from the blog post with ...
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How can we be more welcoming to new users?

In light of the recent Stack Overflow post on being more welcoming to newcomers, I believe it is worthwhile for us to explore what we can do to help new visitors ease into the site. While I do not ...
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Would LMS-specific tags be appropriate (Moodle in particular)?

I use Moodle at my institution. I often struggle to find online support to get Moodle to do interesting things. Moodle has a pretty decent forum, but (like almost every other help forum out there), it ...
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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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How do I announce the new subreddit “Indian Academia” here, as nothing other than questions seem to be allowed here?

I haven't found a subreddit with dense source of data on Indian academia (career, education, research education questions) in reddit or in other sites. Sites related to academy (like https://academia....
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“How do I engage in rudimentary-human-interaction when dealing with this Professor?”

The title of my question exaggerates a bit to stress its point, but it concerns a class of questions where the OP seeks advice on basic human communication with a professor. I have seen many many ...
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Closure: Which academic subjects examine human reading?

Can Which academic subjects examine human reading?. please be reopened? I've tried to edit it for clarity. Please LMK how else I can improve?
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Please support development of new “Education” site

We get so many questions that are about education but that are off topic.... Well, I noticed that Site 51 has a proposed "Education" site. If this gets off the ground, we'll finally have someplace to ...
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Would like to add “faq” and/or “canonical-question” and/or “canonical-post” tag to these questions

We have a helpful list of standard Q&As, which makes it easier for questioners to find out what they want to know, and write non-duplicate questions. The list also helps with identifying ...

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