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Looking at the proposal questions for OpenScience, virtually all of those would be on-topic here, as they all relate to academic-level research—specifically, open-access academic research, but still academic research. Heck, some of those questions have already been asked. So, with that background, I suggest that people looking to ask those types of ...


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You should ask a question on Reddit whenever you feel like it, regardless of whether you ask the question on Academia.SE. Academia.SE doesn't make any claim to be the only site you should ask a question on. It only asks that you not ask the same question on any other SE site, because that is general SE policy.


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For what it's worth, my own opinion on migration has not changed since I wrote: I would prefer to see a gray-area question be closed (and possibly migrated a little later) rather than migrated immediately. Migration is qualitatively different from other kinds of closure. Assuming we don't have accounts on the target site, Closed Questions ...


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I closed the question on MESE (I am a moderator there) and migrated it here. In addition I flagged it for moderator attention here so that they can be merged. By contrast, no-one raised any moderator-attention flag on MESE (while for a migration a moderator is needed regardless). The situation would have been handled quite a bit earlier had there been a ...


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Looking at the questions posted on the private beta site, it looks to me like the vast majority of the questions there would fit quite well on Academia.SE. Perhaps they could even simply be migrated over here? Examples of questions that would fit well: What should I do if I cannot afford a journal Article Processing Charge? How to protect scientific open ...


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I think that Writers.SE is a better place to ask about general style and grammar, while Academia.SE is a better place to ask about substance and academic customs. There's a big grey area where a question might legitimately be asked on either (e.g., these two questions on active vs. passive voice). Do not however, post a question on both: that is considered ...


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Programmers SE have a bot in their chatroom which scans Stack Overflow for references to Programmers. If they see someone inappropriately recommend Programmers to a user, they step in. Actually, the same bot works for Code Review SE. Either the remit of the bot could be expanded (address a query to the current owners & operators), or its code could be ...


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Reddit Born for open-ended discussions After 6 months posts are automatically locked so discussions are "fossilized" to reflect what happened in that time No way for users to improve others' posts Downvotes can (and usually?) mean "I don't like this" or "this is uninteresting" The only way to have links to relevant posts within ...


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When it comes to academic writing, several SE sites other than Academia.SE might give you a good answer, at least in principle: Writers.SE or, even, for the usage of English, ELU.SE and ELL.SE. I'm a bit hesitating, however, in suggesting to ask there questions about academic writing in technical fields (in case you are from a technical field) because I ...


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As the guilty party, I'll just note that my primary justification for migrating the question was that the question was about how DOI's get applied to specific data sets. It's more a question about how data works—which is Open Data's specialty, than to Academia's. I'm OK if the consensus is otherwise, and apologize for the rash action.


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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-development on Math career on MathOverflow career on Theoretical Computer Science physics-careers on Physics careers and academia on Cross Validated university ...


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First of all, I'm not sure this question is really appropriate, but that's just my opinion. I do think there's no reason to be vehemently against such a proposal without seeing how it'll turn out. In my opinion, 'paranormality' is actually a sort of 'parareligion'. Since we have serious sites that manage to seriously and objectively discuss Christianity, ...


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The consensus on StackExchange seems to be that you shouldn't cross-post questions, even if they are on-topic for both sites. In this particular case, the question is certainly more general than for math alone. (Note that most answers are not specific to math.) Thus, I'd strongly support closing it on Math Educators and leaving it open on Academia. (...


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I suggest to add: research on Mathematics SE. research-process on Biology SE research-practice on Theoretical Computer Science SE education-research on Math Educators SE research on Computer Science SE


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If you can find the original comment made by the high-rep user where this was suggested, post a comment replying to that high-rep user educating them about Academia.SE. At least that one user might know for the future. No, it doesn't scale, but it's basically the best mechanism we have right now. I don't know of any better way. This problem is not unique ...


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I get the sense that a lot of the problem comes from people having never read the "What can I ask?" page in the help center. There's nothing we can do to improve our educational material for those people who never think to read it in the first place. So, how about we try to make it really easy for them to encounter the educational material at the right ...


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I only saw this thread today, otherwise I would have weighed in earlier. I definitely think that migration was warranted in this case. I agree 100% with aeismail's rationale: It's more a question about how data works—which is Open Data's specialty, than to Academia's. Honestly, this to me would seem to settle the discussion. (Incidentally, I don't ...


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