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Does suspension because of low-quality contributions need moderators?

Is temporarily suspension because of low-quality contributions done automatically by the system or does it need moderators? I hope the latter...
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Finding help with psychological and emotional problems

I created this "question" as a resource that we can link to when self-help questions are posted. This is a work in progress. Feel free to edit this question (or its title) or provide an answer. Do ...
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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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Let's create a Facebook page for cogsci.SE

In reply to other questions about how we can promote the site and thereby solve a score of our current problems, I suggest we create a Facebook page for CogSci.SE What for? The majority of students ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Should SE start a separate Mental Fitness beta?

I've committed to the proposal for a "Mental Fitness" beta, but it raises a difficult question: What's the difference from cogsci.SE? Is this just another of too many duplicate proposals out there ...
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Would the question, on movies.se, regarding the feeling one gets after watching a dramatic movie on-topic here?

Is the question The feeling after you watch a dramatic movie or great movie that remains inside you on-topic here?
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Can I ask here about ghost?

Sorry I cant chat here yet. Is this the rite site to ask about ghost. I see and feel bad ghost. Are they real? How do I deal with that?
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Why have my answers received downvotes?

I've gotten a lot of silly downvotes. My research into the answers is proven and the conclusions I give are logical. Does writing something on computer help memorize it? For this question no one ...
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We have 1500+ visits per day (January 2014)

We've just passed an important milestone for our Area 51 Statistics. We now have over 1,500 visits per day. we passed 500 visits per day in January 2013 1000 visits per day in September 2013 and ...
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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 should I improve this question?

https://cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/5148/what-is-the-incentive-of-being-puritans I know it seems that some of it looks opinion based. For example, puritans may not do it out of incentive at ...
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Please be more careful with tags such as [cognitive-modeling]

One of the only ways I can still browse CogSci.SE is by using tags. However, it seems that people are not being careful with tags. Can we do something about this? In particular, I was recently ...
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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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10 questions migrated from Gamification

Just a FYI: Gamification was closed in private beta. As there was some overlap in scope with this site, some of the questions posted there were migrated here after it was closed. These may need some ...
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Let's get critical: Nov 2013 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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Encouraging voting and posting on beta

We are getting a continual trickle of questions and a few new users. I am noticing not many posts are getting many upvotes. When a site first enters private beta, they tend to get a lot of activity ...
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Should we increase our scope to include Sociology?

There is a Sociology proposal on Area 51. Given how difficult it is to successfully build a site, and we are lacking on our question rate. Given we have a social-psychology tag and there are ...
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Do we want some more specific tags on Coggy?

In response to Jeromy's answer here https://cogsci.meta.stackexchange.com/a/724/3543; I thought it might be a good idea to start a post for people to post tags they think we should have and the ...
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Do we want the cognitive-dissonance tag?

Do we want the cognitive-dissonance tag, if so, should it be synonymous with a broader tag?
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broad topic, big-list question?

This question (https://cogsci.stackexchange.com/q/4777/301) probably is too broad as a normal question, and is not likely to have a single perfect answer. A better model would be to have many ...
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Illustrating QnAs with pictures, that have tags like pornography, sexuality etc [closed]

Illustrating QnAs with pictures, that have tags like pornography, sexuality, etc, is allowed or not? Would that bother someone? On the other hand it will attract more user traffic:)
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Are questions involving improbable human conditions on topic?

I can think of a range of questions that relate hypothetical assumptions that are not true, and probably will never be true. But the question builds on that assumption to ask a meaningful ...
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We have 1,000+ visits per day (September 2013)

In January 2013 we passed 500 visit per day. Towards the end of September 2013, we passed 1,000 visits per day. I just thought it was good to celebrate the growth of the site. Presumably most of ...
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How to deal with questions that have a perfect answer on Wikipedia?

I'm often annoyed at questions that Wikipedia answers comprehensively and with quotable references. On the one hand, asking such a question shows a lack of initial research. On programming Q&A ...
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Should we have tags for notable academics within the field?

I just asked a question related to Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of stages of moral development. When I went to tag the question, I wasn't sure if I should be including a tag for Kohlberg. I looked to ...
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Can we have a Genetics and/or Recognition and lobe tag

Can we have a genetics tag? There are many conditions discussed, questions asked about the genetics and the implications of genetics. What do people think of a genetics tag? Separately: What ...
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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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Do we need the “reference request” tag?

I've noticed we get a few questions with the reference-request tag. Here are a few questions that have the tag: Is serotonin conclusively linked to depression? What is the primary mechanism behind ...
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Creating a series of questions requesting a summary of groundbreaking research

On the review queue I came upon this question: What are the "Must Know" papers of Cognitive Science? It gave me an idea to refine it into this: What are the groundbreaking papers on "...
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Cross-Posting a Question

There was a recent question on hearing and ear-popping that, while it seems like an OK fit for the "sensation" tag of CogSci SE, might get better/different/more detailed answers on the Biology SE. Is ...
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Child/childhood child development tag

Should we have tags for issues about childhood/development etc? will provide linked suitable questions if oyu like
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A creativity or imagination tag

What do people think of a creativity and/or imagination tag.. we have a lot of tags regarding mathematical intelligence.. Is there a correlation between high IQ and creativity?
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Encouraging users to accept answers

There's many questions with multiple answers or one good answer that have no accepted answer. Two questions: Does this affect the sites beta status? Is there a way to encourage regular users to ...
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Is there an online community more focused on the (sensory) motor system (and biomechanics)?

I really like this group and stackoverflow in general but only few questions here are on the motor system (12 tags for motor!). Are there any other good groups to check out? I've found reddit.com/r/...
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Hunger, food, eating tag?

I feel as if we should have a tag for questions related to hunger, food, and eating. I.e., why do we like certain foods? What is the effect of food on us? How to regulate food intake? etc. We do have ...
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Area 51 Milestone: Avid site users reaches “excellent” status: August 2013

I just noticed we reached another site milestone. Our site now meets all the Area 51 requirements for achieving "excellent" status when it comes to avid users. I.e., we have 5+ 3,000 rep users; 10+ 2,...
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Do we need a tag for meta-psychological questions, and what could it be named?

Maybe I'm alone with this, but I'm very much interested in the history, philosophy of science, sociology, and educational practices of our sciences. Why do we research what we research, and not ...
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Do we need private messages?

I guess this has been discussed on other SE sites, but I'm interested in the opinions on cogsci.SE specifically: I feel this site misses a system to send private messages to other members. People ...
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Can we drop Psychiatry?

The field of Psychiatry is the only topic mentioned in the help that is not, itself, a science. It's like a physics Q&A site where they would include engineering or a biology Q&A site where ...
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Is social psychology on-topic?

I had a question about the Milgram Experiment which is a cornerstone of social psychology. I did a search and was surprised to find no previous questions on the topic. Hence, my question. Is social ...
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Striking a balance between citations and common sense in answers

Please bear with me. I am throwing up suggestions, before writing my final question below. I am addressing the way we can answer questions, based on citations, linking answer style with question style....
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Tag synonym: visual-system for vision

I have proposed a synonym for vision from visual-system as I think systems-level physiologists might be more familiar with the latter terminology. Also, the synonym for schizophrenia is still ...
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Addition of a “morality” tag

I just added a morality tag. I felt that it was necessary because (a) we were starting to get a few questions about moral psychology; and (b) moral psychology is a legitimate and substantial subfield ...
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Extended discussion in comments

I am finding that there is some friction accumulating with some of the members of the site, through extended commenting on posts. The thing I find most frustrating about this, is: we are all ...
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Answering new users questions

Just a thought: A way to encourage new users to keep returning to the site would be to prioritize answering these questions over the regular users. What do you think? I have asked a truckload of ...
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Protocol for new tag suggestions and retagging

Are you guys n gals ok with me making more tag suggestions on here? Also, also, are you guys n gals happy for me to apply new tags retrogradely to existing posts? ps pls note I have edit privileges ...