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Why was my self-help question closed as off-topic?

One of my questions was closed as Off-Topic. The comments said that: Questions about the behavior of an individual person are off-topic. If you are concerned about a potential medical issue, ...
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Why is the Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange community so small? What we can do about it?

Understanding the brain is a great challenge that is all the more interesting because no satisfactory theory has been found yet. For that reason, all brain sciences are, in my opinion, one of the most ...
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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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What is our site NOT about?

Reading the The 7 Essential Meta Questions You'll notice Super User has laid out what items are on topic AND off topic on their site. Database Administrators has also done a superb job outlining ...
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Do we need a self-help question policy?

I remember this being discussed before, but cannot remember where to find a specific policy if we have one. Do we want some sort of formal stance on self-help questions? It seems that we are ...
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What site statistics might indicate that our site is ready to graduate from beta?

Nick raised the question of whether some of our improving site statistics suggested we were ready for launch. I figured this might be an interesting meta discussion. Nick: We're now in the "okay" ...
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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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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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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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Let's get critical: Feb 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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How big is too big for questions?

Due to the nature of our site, many questions can be really long and difficult to answer. At some point, we need to close questions as too broad and request that they be broken up into smaller, more ...
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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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General strategies for converting self-help into a useful general question for this site

Problems with self-help questions: As far as I can tell, there are two main problems with self-help questions. There are concerns about providing clinical advice where someone should be seeking the ...
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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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