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Cognitive Sciences 2012-2016: Community Review

This is a first step into an attempted reboot of this community: Rebooting Cognitive Sciences: a Suggested Approach As messy as meta is, through an organized community effort I'm hoping to collect ...
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Link list for self-help questions?

Could we create a link list to forums, support groups, professional counseling drop-in centres etc. for self-help questions? I often see people looking for help and would like to send them somewhere ...
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Our FAQ endorses self-help questions

Not all users neglect the FAQ, and those that don't can still be mislead by it since unfortunately we inherit the generic SO template as Knight correctly pointed out in a comment to a question of his ...
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Reflection on site strategy and problem prevention

I think it was Nick who suggested we reflect on the recent events and try to find a strategy to deal with similar problems in the future, as well as reconsider and define the purpose and underlying ...
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How to reduce self-help questions?

I have the impression that approximately 30-50% of new user questions on this forum are self-help, and readily closed. Our documentation only mentions self-help questions being off-topic if you read ...
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What should our custom “Off Topic” close reasons be?

Stack Exchange has recently changed how questions get closed. Part of this change includes defining three custom messages to be used as additional information when closing as "Off Topic". “Off-...
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Are questions about cognitive aspect of spirituality on-topic?

If there is no god from where does spiritual feeling came from This question asks (emphasis mine): I can't differentiate if spiritual feeling is because of my childhood memory or is genetically ...
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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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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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Standard Community Responses to Poor Questions and Answers

With this feature, I have begun trying to write some standard responses to certain types of questions. I tend to write these as I see the need for a new one (when responding to a specific question, I'...
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What exactly is a self-help question?

I'm wondering what kinds of questions should be closed as off-topic for being self-help. Clearly, questions that are seeking a medical diagnoses are problematic. But other types of questions have been ...
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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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Can I discuss my 'symptoms' on the website?

I think I have some psychological troubles ... can I post the symptoms and talk about that in the Cognitive Sciences SE website ??
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Why are so many questions pertaining to psychology being closed by the moderators?

I know that the job of a moderator is an extremely difficult task. You need an extremely vast amount of knowledge in a field as big as Psychology and Neuroscience. So, I think giving moderators a ...
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Editing the “self-help” close reason wording

I have some concerns about the current wording of our "self-help" close reason. The current wording is thus: Questions about the behavior of an individual person are off-topic. If you are ...

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