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I would expect that such labels should be applied rarely, if at all. But it wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing to have the option available to us.


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I propose The Ivory Tower, as this is the place where academics of all sorts clichéically and metaphorically live.


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I created it: south-africa. I only found three questions that seemed to fit this tag, but if you find more you can certainly add them.


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graduate-admissions Before asking your question on graduate admissions, please consider the following: We cannot predict the success of your application and answer questions like: “Can I get into [program] with [prerequisites]?”. This question may help you though. We do not know details of procedures – such as deadlines, required formats and handling ...


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I believe we should revisit this issue, in light of the fact that we have come out of beta and are getting more traffic. Specifically, I sympathize with new users who post questions about things like undergraduate admissions without realizing it's considered off-topic. I wouldn't understand that from reading the help center text, either. I also think it ...


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Yes, please add this. And no, I don't think we should add this sparingly. I would propose to aggressively add this to questions that have a potential to be controversial. If used too much it does not matter (the warning does not say anything that's not true for all questions anyway), and if it salvages just a few questions that would otherwise get derailed ...


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I would suggest to synonymise all of them with the master being formatting. On Stack Exchange, tags have mainly two purposes: To help users who search a solution to some problem they have (so they do not ask a duplicate question). To help users who want to answer question about a certain topic, in particular by enabling them to favourite or subscribe to ...


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From the ten questions tagged cheating, nine are about students cheating at courseworks, exams and similar and one is about diploma mill (and thus mistagged anyway in my opinion, as using diploma mills serves rather to deceive outside of academia). The questions tagged fraud on the other hand are all about academic misconduct at the “research level”. I ...


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How about: This question appears to be off-topic because it is not answerable by the Academia community; you may need to ask someone with specific knowledge of your situation, as it may involve internal policy, institutional norms or other information that is not widely known.


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I created the question and an answer as proposed: What does the typical workflow of a journal look like? I think that this actual realisation demonstrates that splitting this question would not be beneficial as it does not increase the additional information on alternative names and durations do not diminish the readability and can be easily skipped by ...


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As much of academia (profs, TAs) has them (or uses them in the case of undergrads), another option might be 'Office Hours.'


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The question is protected. As you seem to know what that means, you are probably thinking to yourself it doesn't look protected, there is usually a notice. You would be correct, but somebody broke something ... Protection banner missing when I don't have enough rep to answer; closed and locked banners appear in wrong spot


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Sorry for the inconvenience; Protected questions should now show up as such: Protection banner missing when I don't have enough rep to answer; closed and locked banners appear in wrong spot


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I think mental-health should be merged with health-issues. I'm reposting here a highly-upvoted comment on a related meta question: I am very much against a mental-health tag, just because I am concerned about contributing to the misconception that mental health issues are somehow not "real" medical issues. See related discussion there.


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My inclination would be to create a new question, rather than using the omnibus question. A special-purpose question allows the space to go into more detail, gives other people a chance to write competing answers, makes it much easier to find the answer (someone searching for this information is unlikely to look under "How does the admissions process work ...


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TL;DR Equip tags that are frequently used for off-topic questions about the contents of an academic discipline with warnings that inform askers about the nature of this site and where such off-topic questions should be asked instead. General some-academic-field If you have a {{field}} question, please do not ask it here – ask it on {{field.se}} and ...


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What about the common room? Exist[s] to provide representation in the organisation of college or residential hall life, to operate certain services within these institutions [...], and to provide opportunities for socialising. Seems to cover it to me. Every UK university I tried Googling used it (or a derivative such as JCR, MCR and/or SCR) in some ...


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Thanks for reporting. There was some weird custom styling for UL and OL elements in sidebar. Should be status-completed with next build (in couple hours probably).


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At the time of the poll closing the vote is 54 to 12 in favor of hats. Our students shall not worry, we will have warm ears this winter.


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The merge has been completed, and the two tags have been set up as synonyms. In response to the comment, as a moderator I'm fine with people suggesting that we manually efect tag synonyms & merges. On a site like Stack Overflow with hundreds of thousands of visitors, the likelihood that enough people who meet criteria (>5 upvotes on tag) will view and ...


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This seems like a good idea to me. Let's wait a little while to make sure there is a consensus, and then we'll make the change. To be clear, the current close reason in question in this: We can turn "outside our community's scope" into a hyperlink to the help center. Note, this would only change what the close-voter sees when they are voting to ...


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This is a perfect example of a meta-tag, and I think it should definitely be blacklisted. If there are others that should also be torched please add to the list.


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You are experiencing the "typical" process. Unclear questions get put on hold and people edit them to make them better. Sometimes it happens in one go, sometimes it takes multiple edits. Sometimes you need to post in meta or chat asking how to salvage a question. In this case, you attracted enough attention to your question and it is now reopen.


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I agree with the comments that there are multiple topics in the proposed question. In this case, I think this is not only fine, but actually desirable. Because this question will deviate from our general "policies" in a number of ways, that is why having a meta discussion first is helpful. There is nothing wrong with breaking our own rules when we as a ...


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I like the tag. I would like to see more representation from the humanities on Academia.SE and a tag is a nice way of showing how welcome this would be. I have a few comments about its implementation. About the tag wiki excerpt: The other 'displine' tags typically say, On standards or conventions specific to X as an academic discipline, and programs ...


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Can we create a question "What are the criteria for degree revocation?" and close all questions with the theme "Will my degree be revoked if...?" as duplicates? This seems like a good idea to me. As I said in the comments, there are a lot of mostly-identical questions about degree revocation. There was a discussion some time ago about ...


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Do nothing, and let nature take its course.


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I propose to add the following text: and your question is not ... Undergraduate-specific, such that it could not apply to graduate or post-graduate academicians Asking for a university, journal, or research topic recommendation (a "shopping question") About preparation for a non-academic career ("What graduate degree will help me get a job as ...


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I don't believe retagging is the way to go here. Not only does it flood the front page, but it hides the problem that figures and graphics are synonyms. I also don't have the required reputation. That said, even if I did, tag synonyms are not really being voted on so nothing is would actually change.


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