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In the rare case, in which you cannot select the appropriate choice during a review because you already made this choice elsewhere, you should skip the review. Note that this situation should only ar …
answered Jul 11 '15 by Wrzlprmft
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Going by your description I find it quite likely that your question is a typical off-topic question. However, without knowing your question, it’s impossible to be sure and there is a small chance (let …
answered Jun 12 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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Yes, questions about peer-review or dealing with flawed published papers are very on-topic. So, you could very well ask questions along the lines of the following: I am peer-reviewing a paper wit …
answered Jan 31 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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I would not consider this question on-topic for academia as there is nothing that makes it specific to academia – it’s what SE calls a boat question. I do not see any reason why the answer would diffe …
answered Jul 6 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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They should be on-topic. At the end of the day we exclude questions about the content of research because academics in general (i.e., the community of this site) are not interested in such questions o …
answered Dec 20 '18 by Wrzlprmft
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I voted to close the coffee question because: It is not specific to academia and in fact none of the answers found an academia-specific angle to answer that question. All the ethical considerations …
answered Jul 30 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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It depends. If any issue makes the question clearly unsalvagable, e.g., if it is blatantly off-topic, select the corresponding close reason. Keep in mind that you may err about unsalvagability. If t …
answered Jul 11 '15 by Wrzlprmft
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This question asks about studies about peer reviewing. It was voted to close as off-topic and one of the close voters gave the argument: This reads as if you want people here to do your research o …
asked Dec 20 '18 by Wrzlprmft
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Related to TRiG’s answer, something that we could do very easily is linking the feeds of tags on other sites that are prone to this phenomenon into our chat. In a quick search, I could find: career- …
answered Aug 25 '15 by Wrzlprmft
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If you want to discuss something on Stack Exchange, there is only chat. However, there is a specific Stack Exchange for software recommendations, which also has an academia and research tag.
answered Nov 23 '16 by Wrzlprmft
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I draw the line for this close reason as follows: Can answers to this question be expected to significantly go beyond saying “it depends” or “ask your supervisor, university, employer, etc.”? If n …
answered Nov 9 '15 by Wrzlprmft
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Half in response to a comment: It seems a little unfair to me that we close these questions without saying anywhere in the help center that they're off topic. That is what I perceive as the "gap" …
answered Nov 30 '15 by Wrzlprmft
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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 u …
asked Mar 21 '18 by Wrzlprmft
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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, in particul …
asked May 15 '18 by Wrzlprmft
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when the ETS says 'profit' they mean 'difference between sale and acquisition without regard for any unmentioned costs', or how when they say "the next integer past n + 2" they don't mean "(the nex …
answered Oct 21 '17 by Wrzlprmft

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