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How to reduce self-help questions?

I have the impression that approximately 30-50% of new user questions on this forum are self-help, and readily closed. Our documentation only mentions self-help questions being off-topic if you read ...
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Want community promotion ads

Just like BioSe community, CogSci SE community should have community promotion ads. These are created by website users, is relevant to site, is interest-based, is engaging, is knowledgiable, and is ...
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Rename tag:theory-of-the-mind

The existing tag theory-of-the-mind is a typo in the context it is used; the correct phrase is theory of mind. I suggest the tag be renamed.
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Should we give (close to the edit box) advice against asking personal diagnosis/treatment questions?

I don't have any stats, but my impression is that about half of the questions asked here by new users are "what's wrong with me?" closely followed by "suggest me a treatment". We obviously have a ...
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Should we have a disclaimer?

There is a similar question here from 2012 (Do we want a disclaimer on the sidebar that we cannot offer medical advice?) where it was "accepted" that we don't want a disclaimer on the sidebar, but I ...
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New title, new phrasing needed for 'not framed in cognitive sciences'

Congratulations everyone on our new flashy site name! Psychology & Neuroscience! As AliceD pointed out, with the name change come a few other things which need to be changed/rephrased. One of ...
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Community-answer for questions on Freudian psychology

I think we all agree that Freudian theories don't fit this site's scope. But I also think we all agree that Freudian theories have been, and probably still are, too influential to be put aside as off-...
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Can we change the example question from our tour?

The example question from our tour is a really bad example of the questions we want on this site. Could we please replace it with another highly voted question with multiple answers, such as: Does ...
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Tag "Religion" can't apply

I was trying to tag a question on the site. This question was about parapsychology. Surprinsingly, there are no tags for that kind of questions. On the site, a tag "religion" exists, and I guess it's ...
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Can somebody make a standard response for basic EEG analysis questions

There are tons of really basic EEG analysis questions, whether requests for toolboxes or questions about how to quantify EEG power. If we could assemble all of the answers to these questions into a ...
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A new CogSci.SE Facebook page

The problem The focus of improving the website was primarily on "what constituties as a good/bad question". We have deleted many many bad questions and tried to improve others, which is a great ...
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Proposal: Making CogSci.SE for Researchers

Summary This site, despite being around for 4 years at this point has yet to graduate from beta due to it's inability to maintain a solid and knowledgeable user base in the form of "expert ...
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Proposal: Community-Driven Decision Criteria

Many meta posts put forth proposals that get discussed and then abandoned. as reviewed in this question. The StackExchange process assumes that there is a sufficiently large community to drive crowd-...
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Should mods be able to accept an answer?

I often see that the asker of a question forgets to accept an answer that is really good and has been upvoted several times. I think it would be valuable to have the questions marked as accepted so ...
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Is it possible to have a giant floating banner that reads: "YOU MUST CITE YOUR CLAIMS […]"

If you haven't noticed, there's been a small spike in new responders lately, which is great! However, it's not great that the majority of them are not citing any of their claims…many of which are ...
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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 as a ...
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"Flag" and "Recommend Deletion" options for answers that are merely unscientific opinions

The following suggestions address the case where users treat the forum like a social media site (eg, reddit or slashdot), and post "opinion" answers, with no attempt to suggest that they have any ...
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Proposed Reason for Closure: No Initial Reseach

In chat, we've talked about how unformed, unsourced questions weaken the utility of CogSci.SE, and how requiring some initial research might improve the general level of questions coming from new ...
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Can we get a share button please?

Can we have a non-intrusive toward load speed and site aesthetics social media share button for questions and answers please?
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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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Can we have a badge for popular person?

If there is not already...Could we have a series of badges for popular person? Like having questions or answers with an total large amount of pageviews. I know there is a popular question/answer badge....
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I request that accepted edits increase the reputation of the editor

It takes time and effort to edit questions to make them comprehensible or on-topic. It's useful work, and it should be rewarded.
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Split bounties over several answers

Many questions have several great answers: providing different valid viewpoints, or supplementing each other. Often I find it difficult to chose the answer that I want to award the bounty to. Why 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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Draft question?

I was writing a new question based on some insight that struck me in the middle some conversation and realized that i just don't have the time at the moment to research all the factors. I had already ...
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Our site description should be changed to match our new welcome message

We asked for and we received a new welcome message for our site: This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for practitioners, researchers, and students in cognitive science, ...
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Getting MathJax support: Understanding the trade-off between mathjax and page load times

For some time there has been a thread on meta discussing the desire for MathJax support on Cogsci.se in order to support the display of mathematical equations in questions and answers. Recently I ...
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When will we get latex mathematics support (i.e., MathJax)?

UPDATE: As of April 26th, we now have MathJax Support on this site. Hopefully, if this going to be a scientific site, answers will often require presentation of mathematical equations. I think it ...