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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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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 ...
Josh's user avatar
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Why was my question closed as "not framed in psychology or neuroscience"?

My question was closed as "not framed in psychology or neuroscience"? This question is not framed in psychology or neuroscience. It is based on assumptions which are not made explicit, are not ...
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How should references to journal articles be provided?

Many questions and answers will involve citing journal articles and other scientific works. Clearly, it's desirable if there is a link to a free online version of the article. However, such links (e.g....
Jeromy Anglim's user avatar
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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 ...
Artem Kaznatcheev's user avatar
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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 ...
Jeromy Anglim's user avatar
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When should I edit a post?

While we inherit most of our editing conventions from the Stack Exchange (SE) network. I feel it is important to rephrase them here, and possible specify some extra guidelines specific to our site. ...
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What is the proper way to deal with questions that are off-topic?

Sometimes questions get posted to the site which are off-topic or outside the scope of this site. What is the best way to deal with such questions?