Linked Questions

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Why aren't we asking more questions?

Our Questions stats are pretty bad, currently 2.3 questions per day. How can we encourage more questions on the site? Has anything prevented you from asking questions? Do you think anything is ...
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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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What's “Too basic” or “General reference” for this site?

One of the major downfalls of some Stack Exchange sites is a lack of quality, expert level questions. I have seen sites fail because the questions were all essentially "too basic" or "general ...
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Reflections on April 25th 2012 Beta site closures announcement

There has been an announcement of round of recent site closures to take final effect on May 4th. Astronomy Economics Literature Firearms Healthcare IT Theoretical Physics Astronomy and Theoretical ...
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Vote for a new site name!

VOTE FOR NEW SITE NAME: PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE or MIND AND BRAIN. PLEASE VOTE HERE. (Ignore the automatic greyout.) It is a fact that there is essentially no support for Cognitive Sciences ...
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How do I ask a good question?

Our scope in terms of topics is very broad, and covers things from the most accessible to obscure. The field also has many misconceptions, false beliefs, and pseudo-questions. This makes it very ...
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Refining our target audience / Question expertise

This is part of the second step into an attempted reboot of this community: Rebooting Cognitive Sciences: a Suggested Approach Since the very beginning of this site, there have been differing ...
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New users and down-voting for lack of initial research

As I see, it is not uncommon to down-vote a new user for asking a question which is too simple, too pop-sci or with no links/references. In my personal opinion, if we don't want to scare off ...
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Do we want copy-paste answers?

How should we as a site deal with answers which are nothing but merely a copy paste from another article or site? It's is no on islam.se, so I was wondering, what's the status of such post here?
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How can we can encourage questions to show proof of initial research?

I think that better questions show some at least rudimentary level of initial research. This might just be: "I've read the first hit of a Google search, and I received conflicting answers." "I did ...
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What should I do when my question was interesting and intriguing, to me, but the answer is too esoteric to understand?

In all honesty, I don't have much field knowledge of what this site is all about. Interesting and intriguing questions just tend to pop-up and if I'm able to put it down (mostly I do) into a proper ...
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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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What kind of site do we want to be?

We've been struggling internally the last couple weeks, I think Casebash puts it together well: I actually think the decision to make this a research based site (like MathOverflow), as opposed to a ...
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Over-moderation and building a userbase

I believe that this SE may be slightly over-moderated. By that I mean, the moderators are acting too often. I see many people come on the site, ask an interesting (if broad or poorly worded question), ...
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Sum up our research/minimal effort/whatever guideline in a sentence

There's been some friction over our research guidelines and their lack of (simple) definition. See New users and down-voting for lack of initial research There's a lengthy and unwieldy discussion on ...

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