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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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What's the deal with this ducking duck?

Not sure how unique it is to Academia.SE but it didn't show up in MathOverflow. To get rid of it, I had to click on it which involved giving it access to the microphone. How do I know this website has ...
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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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Closed Question - How can I seek permanent Personalised Assessment Arrangements, rather than applying each year? [duplicate]

I improved How can I seek permanent Personalised Assessment Arrangements, rather than applying each year? after others' helpful edits. What else can I do to make it fit for reopening? Thanks.
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Please help edit this question so it can be reopened

This question is about getting educational disability accommodations in the UK. Come on, people. This is an area Academia SE needs to get stronger in. We have pretty good coverage about Section 504 ...
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Does Academia.SE welcome answers from laymen who are not active in Academia?

I frequently see questions from this stack in the Hot Network Questions list (the network-wide list of questions in the right sidebar) that I find interesting. I sometimes answer them and have ...
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Should we discourage simultaneously answering a question and voting to close?

I've been thinking of writing this for a while. It doesn't happen frequently but, yes, it happens: a user answers a question and also votes to close it. Though not forbidden by the system, I think ...
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Should the tag [united-kingdom] be removed, and replaced with its 4 countries?

https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/united-kingdom contains the warning: Note that the UK does not have a common legal system across its jurisdictions - consider using [scotland] or [...
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Two questions close without any notification? Why?

I dont understand, there was an attack on my profile while the whole controversy about the election when some of my questions are closed although edited and approved by the moderators jakebeal and ...
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Is it okay to ask this question?

I want to ask a question asking whether I should go for a PhD or not depending on many factors, if I ask this question would it be on-topic?
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How to improve closed question?

What can I do, to make How can I seek permanent Personalised Assessment Arrangements, rather than applying each year? helpful to others? I don't think that PAA is specific to my case. Many others at ...
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Should we create questions that ask to cover some educational system of a country comprehensively?

A recent question that, in a sense, relied crucially on some details of the general Dutch educations system, got me thinking: Wouldn't it be nice if this community knew more about the Dutch education ...
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What to do with questions asking to evaluate commercial online services?

We have at least one old unclosed question asking to evaluate some commercial online services: Is Academia.edu useful? This was cited in favour of questions going into the same direction: Is Peer.us ...
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Why they put this question on hold?If it is vague how to know what they see vague?

I have asked a question. In this question, I provide details about what I mean and even a link to the content I am talking about. Some people put the question OnHold because they say It is not clear ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election Results

Academia's second moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied, and the moderator is: They'll be joining the existing crew shortly — please thank them for volunteering, and ...
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Is my question really too broad or is it something else?

I asked a question about the proportion of BAs vs BSs awarded in anthropology and linguistics (Do more people earn BAs or BSs in Linguistics?). It was almost instantly put on hold by several people ...
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There is a proposal for a paranormal SE [closed]

It would be interesting to learn what is the viewpoint of Academia.SE community on the following situation. There is an Area 51 proposal for Paranormal Phenomenons. Please follow the links from ...
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On the over use of “ethics”/“ethical”

I've been struggling recently with the use of "ethics" on this site - I think it's overused to the point of the tag itself being much less useful than it could be (it's currently our 12th most popular ...
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Someone is down-voting my old low-scored questions in Academia

This question may not be well fitted here. But I am wondering why someone is perhaps intentionally down-voting my old low-scored questions asked here? I wouldn't surprise if the down-votes appears at ...
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Should the question looking for ArXiv alternatives for math and physics be reopened?

What are pre-print repositories for math and physics alternative to ArXiv? As the question is focus on math and physics solely, it isn't a dupe of the other question. Should it be reopened?
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Should I delete a bad answer even though I don't understand why it is bad?

Example: The question and my answer. I was writing a lengthy post about "Why downvotes? Please explain so I can improve!" but I noticed it had a very nagging character. Instead, let's do it more ...
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Double suggestions on comment

Problem: Question: How do researchers ask others for comments and advices for their research?
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Could we just stop editting old questions?

I was just informed that I got a "Revival" bag. I didn't notice that I answered a question that was asked 11 months ago. This question went on top again because somebody edited some trivial typos. ...
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Mod election process: set up of existing mods and how candidates compare to that

I seemingly have missed the right timing for the question collection but something I came to think about when reading candidates presentations was "how do these folks compare to the already existing ...
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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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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are creating a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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2018 Community Moderator Election

The 2018 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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Treble notification of earning a “yearling” badge

I wonder why the notification of my earning a "yearling" badge came in triplicate (three identical notifications). I haven't seen this type of behaviour before on StackExchange. This is the ...
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Should I remove my answer which has been invalidated by an edit to the question?

For the question Should I report a PhD student’s incompetence to their supervisor? I gave an answer based on an assumption that the OP and a supervisor were based at the same institution - information ...
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What should be done about this question predicated on the Rolling Stone rape article?

This question is predicated on the now-debunked "A Rape on Campus" Rolling Stone article. As user Ben points out, this information isn't in the post. Now that the reported rape at the University ...
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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Academia is scheduled for an election next week, March 5th. In connection with that, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose ...
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Academia questions from posters below certain age off-topic?

In a question asking How to stop sexual harassment by teacher? there was a lot of down-votes so I asked why. A comment was made that (1) We do not handle high school problems. (2) The post contains ...
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Is it okay to reproduce an answer that I wrote from another SE site?

A recent question is essentially identical to another question asked on the MathEducators SE. I wrote an answer to the MathEducators SE question; would it be inappropriate to copy/paste that same ...
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Ability to filter by career stage on academia stackexchange

Coming to Academia StackExchange from StackOverflow, I am a bit confused about being the frequent lack of tags allowing to best sort the questions for relevance to me. Whereas on StackOverflow almost ...
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Spamming the front-page for the purpose of creating a tag

Is it appropriate to edit many questions at once for the purpose of creating a tag? At the moment, 12 (!) questions are on the front-page because of this, all edited within the last hour. (Some even ...
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Why is this question about discrimination still open?

I ran across this questions in the Hot Network Questions: Is it discrimination to hold someone from a minority or underprivileged background to the same academic standard as regular students? It ...
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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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Reopening question about becoming a good advisor?

I recently asked a question which recieved some attention. But was closed as off-topic (Shopping question). Basically my question is about training or which steps I can take to become a good advisor. ...

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