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Customize the information window for the first-time askers

We should make it clear that the scope is "academia" rather rather than "academics." It's hard to concisely define academia, perhaps something like: "academic careers, ...
cag51's user avatar
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Why were people upvoting spam

I suspect the majority of spam upvotes come from accounts involved in the spamming operations. You'd just need a few initial upvotes, whether accidental or from non-spam posting (possibly aided by ...
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Customize the information window for the first-time askers

Let’s remove the initial sentence “You’re ready to ask your first question [...]”. Even though it’s welcoming, the shorter the text the likelier that it gets read.
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7 votes

Customize the information window for the first-time askers

Encourage askers to put a question mark in the top-level question. Beyond grammar, this will discourage questions of the form "here is a 20 page description of my problem; what do I do?"
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For which tags (if any) do we want tag warnings?

For "copyright" and "plagiarism," could we please have a message like: Questions which are primarily about copyright law may be more suited to https://law.stackexchange.com/. ...
Anonymous Physicist's user avatar
1 vote

Revamping the on-topic section of the help centre

The phrase "studying and teaching on the academic level" is not grammatical. I suggest "studying and teaching at the university level."
Anonymous Physicist's user avatar

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