Linked Questions

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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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5 answers
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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, ...
4 votes
1 answer
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What should we list in the "Ask about..." / "Don't ask about..." section of /about?

The moderators can edit the content of the two boxes under the Get answers to practical, detailed questions section of our /about page. I just added some text to indicate that self help questions and ...
4 votes
3 answers
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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 ...
12 votes
6 answers
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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 ...
5 votes
1 answer
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What to do with otherwise good questions that seem a bit too broad?

I've been reading a lot of questions on this site and thinking about the concept of optimal question scope. Questions in the cognitive sciences can often be substantially narrowed: What type of ...
3 votes
1 answer
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What is the optimal scope for a question?

I previously asked about what to do with questions that are otherwise good but seem a little broad. Steven suggested that in addition to asking about how to improve a question that starts off a ...
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Chat Event (19/05): May Madness

We've got a pulse! I'm really (really) happy to say our spring cleaning efforts seem to be having a positive impact on the community, both in terms of our measurable performance and in the actual ...
4 votes
3 answers
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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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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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2 answers
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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 ...
5 votes
0 answers
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Please flag posts which go against the site rules

The past few days a whole lot of flags were raised, but a few of them I had to decline since a simple down vote or comment was sufficient. Please only flag when needed! On the other hand, on one ...
4 votes
2 answers
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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 ...
7 votes
5 answers
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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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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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