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Cognitive Science Reboot 2017: Changing the Name

To address persisting problems with this community, a long time ago we initiated a 'reboot' of the site as part of which we decided on a more professional target audience. To this end, we introduced a ...
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Citation or Link needs to be mandatory in questions

I am going to argue that a citation or link needs to be mandatory for every question, otherwise the question should be closed. I recognise that this a perennial question and proposition that has been ...
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Rebooting Cognitive Sciences: a Suggested Approach

We are well into our fourth year since the inception of this Q&A site, yet are still showcasing growing pains. Our main problem is retaining a core user base to be able to push true an idea and ...
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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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New title, new phrasing needed for 'not framed in cognitive sciences'

Congratulations everyone on our new flashy site name! Psychology & Neuroscience! As AliceD pointed out, with the name change come a few other things which need to be changed/rephrased. One of ...
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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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I am lost in critique of my question

So there is this question that I asked. In the first redaction, it was short and nice, and I liked it. Eventually people started to drop by and comment on how they do not like this or that aspect of ...
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Disambiguating close reasons: when should questions be put on hold?

Most close reasons are fairly well known by high-rep users. However, with our newest addition 'not framed in cogsci' finally put in place, potential overlap with older close reasons arises. Therefore, ...
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are questions about neurodiversity/behavior issues acceptable here?

I was scrolling through area 51 looking for interesting communities i could help out and i came across a neurodiversity stack exchange in the defining stage and im wondering how it is different from ...
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Health, Cognitive Sciences and a Potential Mutual Site

I’m not an avid user on CogSci (in fact, I’ve only officially become a member today) but from reading your meta posts and the rebrand you are going through right now I understand that you face similar ...
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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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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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Need help recovering a reference in a question which isn't visible anymore

I believe that I asked here (I can't imagine a better stackexchange for the subject matter, and I can't find any trace of where I would have asked elsewhere) a question requesting references to ...
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Focusing the question on science via answer[s]?

I've read in a related meta-question here that editing sub-par questions is perhaps the way to go. There are varying philosophies to editing questions (and answers) on SE. On Math.SE it's seriously ...
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