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Humorous remarks in Questions [duplicate]

Someone, (totally not me,) posted a question, peppered with a humorous remark. Is it ok to be using humor in Questions, if it does not distract from the point of the question itself?
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Are humorous remarks in posts okay?

I have posted an answer to a question, that included a joke and serious information. The humor was clearly constrained to what i would call a short witty remark, clearly marked as humor by following ...
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Why are Psychology and Neuroscience lumped together as one stack exchange?

Can someone with the benefit of history explain please why the "Psychology & Neuroscience" is a single stack exchange site instead of two? Psychology: the scientific study of the human mind and ...
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What to do with bad accepted answers

If you run this query it flags questions such as Where do our memories get stored and how are they retrieved again? where neither answer is good (-2 and -5 in vote scores) yet in this example, the -5 ...
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Is a professional path question on topic?

I wanted to ask a question about possible professional paths related to psychology taking into account my background as software developer, but would like to know if the question would be on topic, ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Any thoughts why my questions don't receive significant activity? Any recommendations?

It sometimes hard to predict which questions will receive a lot of attention or will be answered quickly, or not. Perhaps four out of eight questions with low activity is a statistical fluke. ...
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Should an answer be copy-pasted in duplicated questions?

Recently I left an answer about the tip of the tongue phenomenon (TOT), and it turns out that this kind of question has been asked at least in 1, 2, 3 and 4 other questions. Should I copy-paste my ...
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Are we slow on answering mods from other sites?

According to this meta question on Philosophy, it seems that we are slow on replying requests from mods of other sites. Is this correct?
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Emphasizing OP's lack of background when they ask unclear questions?

I don't think this question is unclear at all: How can someone prove that he knows you more than yourself? I know about personalities of some people, but I cannot prove it through valid ...
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Vote, vote, vote!

This is basically a re-hash that goes back to the early days of this site and in fact to the core of SE. I wish to encourage the community to vote early, and vote often. The reason I am bringing this ...
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Stop closing questions that do not need the attention of a medical professional as 'self-help'

Every now and then, we close questions pertaining to a single individual as 'self-help' questions. This can be quite confusing to the OP if they do not need the attention of a medical profesional. For ...
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How to deal with human bias when suggesting changes on the StackExchange

Disclaimer: I'm not a native english speaker, so feel free to improve this question Premise People on this section are probably familiar with the difference between personal conviction and evidence ...
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What to do with users who appear suicidal?

We now and then are faced with users who post questions in which they indicate to have suicidal thoughts, e.g., a user posts 'I'm suffering from X and wish/want/ am going to kill myself'. What do we ...
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Why is the question about schema change bad?

The question How are the schema, memory and knowledge changed after having an ill-structured problem solved? currently has 2 downvotes. I know this is not personal, and it's good to moderate the site, ...
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Should we close specific programming questions?

There are now and then questions like this one. It's a clear and laser-like focused Q. All good. However, it's basically a die-hard computer programming question on a specific EEG toolbox in PsychoPy....
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Are question about identifying (potential) disorder based on behaviour on topic?

Are question about identifying potential mental disorder based on the description of behavior and internal feeling on topic here? The reason for that post is the post on another SE: https://workplace....
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Is my question about free will and law on-topic?

Earlier I posted a question about free will. By the time I got around to checking my stackexchange account, my question had been migrated to Law SE, put on hold there, and now I can’t even comment. ...
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I left a question in the chat

I'm not fully aware regarding what type of questions are well-received in this site, and I could not provide a reliable source for my question (instead, I was looking for it). So I added a question ...
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Can someone create Myers-Briggs as a synonym for MBTI?

Apparently I need to answer more questions about that before I can even suggest the tag using the SE interface (which is pretty dumb if you ask me.) So can someone with the required privileges create ...
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Should we give (close to the edit box) advice against asking personal diagnosis/treatment questions?

I don't have any stats, but my impression is that about half of the questions asked here by new users are "what's wrong with me?" closely followed by "suggest me a treatment". We obviously have a ...
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Upvoting under-researched questions

In re Brain Waves and Psilocybin Mushroom where the entire question was: Is there any research on brain waves when on Psilocybin Mushrooms or LSD ? Thanks Currently at +4/-0 votes, I'm kinda ...
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Certain Statistics/Mathematics are on topic? [duplicate]

My question is regarding questions such as What's the best way to calculate an index score based on reaction time, variance and accuracy? and I just wanted to have what I consider a grey area ...
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Do you want to become a moderator?

One of our moderators has become inactive for quite some time. In addition, soon I will spend less time on this site as I will prioritize a side project of mine. Therefore, we can easily arrange for ...
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Not all observations necessarily need a term in psychology

We get a lot of questions asked by layman users along the lines of: I have observed X, (based on which I hypothesize this might be a recurring common pattern). I don't know what to search for. ...
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Definition of Pseudoscience within Psychology & Neuroscience SE site

I have been giving this some thought since the discussion of Freud and pseudoscience came up and I have come to the conclusion myself that maybe a different approach needs to be made to what we are ...
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Very low quality accepted answers

How do we deal with very low quality answers such as https://psychology.stackexchange.com/a/20032 when it seems you cannot flag the answer as low quality. I assume I can't flag it because the answer ...
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Making a canonical question+answer pair for “is brain computer?”

@ArnonWeinberg is admirably trying to make a canonical question+answer pair for questions comparing the human brain to a computer. This question allows us to quickly close similar questions as ...
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How Can I remove my account?

How can I remove my account? I found another more suitable forum for my questions and I would like to remove this one.
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How does one define ‘musical hook’?

I attempted to post a question regarding a musical hook but was told it was extremely ill defined so I am asking how I should define musical hook.
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How to determine resource (not reference) requests are on-topic?

Steven and I were recently flumoxed by the question "Different disciplines of psychology". It's different than other prior questions that can be reduced to "How do I learn about psychology/...
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Is Psychology Today a credible source?

Frequently I see Psychology Today popping up on this site. I had an interesting exchange over at Bio where Bryan Krause shared the following [comments since deleted]: I believe that [Psychology ...
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Molecular Foundation of Evolution

I would like to get the permission to use the figure displayed in connection with the question: Why would the brain flip the images perceived by your eyes? for my upcoming article on the Molecular ...
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Should I replace layman terms in my question if more scientific terms were pointed out in an answer?

I'm specifically asking about this question, but general advice is as always welcomed. As pointed out in Fizz answer, what I refer to as "external factor" is called in the field "confounders", and my ...
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What are the existing rules on linking to self hosted content

On my post here:What are the meanings of the word 'gender'? I downloaded the PDF which was published without any restrictions and hosted it on my own website. I then added reference links to ...
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I only asked 2 questions - how come I am on a question ban?

I have asked 2 questions, and when I tried to ask another I got a question ban. Is my performance from other SE sites effecting me here?
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Is it ok to ask “what is this kind of experiment called” or “where can I find out more about this kind of experiment”?

I saw some random youtube video some time back that showed an experiment with normal adults coming up with funny rituals when they thought they had control over an outcome that researchers had ...
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Question closed because moderators did not actually read it

I've got this question: predisposition towards organising information in hierarchical outlines? closed, with the explanation that it "would be better suited for softwarerecs.stackexchange.com" which ...
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Bug with area51 visitors per day statistics

Update: As mentioned below, this appears to be a StackExchange wide phenomena. There appears to be a bug with the site statistics. A few days ago, we had 3,000+ visitors per day, and over the last ...
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Are this site and Health siblings that don't belong here?

I feel like this site and Health share the same fate: there are core users who put so much effort to change it, but: the traffic is just not enough good answers are not upvoted enough, bad answers ...
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We are not thriving. Are we surviving?

I just wish to express and share some of my concerns. Below a bullet list with here and there a link to an example case. Question views are generally awkwardly low: between 10 and 30; Even seemingly ...
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What to do with seemingly anecdotal questions but actually because of lacking of terms?

We all expect sources to be indicative of general recurring observations, but what happens if the search result is overwhelmed with self-help articles that the anecdote became the only source "to be ...
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What to do with questions asking for terms?

Finally I think I understand the frustration of looking for a theory based on observations and be closed as self-help. I know questions listing symptoms, ultimately, are for self-help, but still they ...
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Further promotion via blog posts

As I've described previously, I keep trying to write blog posts. Arguing for the use of StackExchange by researchers. In my most recent post, I argue StackExchange is superior to Research Gate and ...
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Referencing formats (APA, Harvard, MLA etc.)

Note:I am talking about Referencing formats and not styles (using <sub> and the like mentioned in Should we decide on a general formatting style for references?. Looking at How should ...
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Should we have a disclaimer?

There is a similar question here from 2012 (Do we want a disclaimer on the sidebar that we cannot offer medical advice?) where it was "accepted" that we don't want a disclaimer on the sidebar, but I ...
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What are reliable sources?

While there is an expected level of intial research required for questions, and there is advice on how to write and research a good scientific answer, there are a lot of posts with no sign of initial ...
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Correcting tag synonyms

I asked a question which I tagged to forensic-psychology and criminology as the question related to both disciplines. I went to create a tag wiki for criminology and I found that it has been linked ...
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Point of scientific-psychology tag

I'm not sure what's the point of the scientific-psychology tag. Almost anything qualifies, except the pseudo-scientific psychology?
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New Shirt Designs for a New Name

I previously tried to make a design to put on shirts. But now we have a new name, so that means new shirt designs! Currently, I've converged on the idea: Something flashy on the front URL on the ...

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