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This tag should be applied to Meta questions asking about Questions on the main site, or on the meta site.

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Illegal substances make for an off topic question?

At what point did asking about particular drugs and the effect on the mind became off topic?
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Are humorous remarks in posts okay?

I have posted an answer to a question, that included a joke and serious information. The humor was clearly constrained to what i would call a short witty remark, clearly marked as humor by following ...
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Not all observations necessarily need a term in psychology

We get a lot of questions asked by layman users along the lines of: I have observed X, (based on which I hypothesize this might be a recurring common pattern). I don't know what to search for. ...
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I only asked 2 questions - how come I am on a question ban?

I have asked 2 questions, and when I tried to ask another I got a question ban. Is my performance from other SE sites effecting me here?
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Focusing the question on science via answer[s]?

I've read in a related meta-question here that editing sub-par questions is perhaps the way to go. There are varying philosophies to editing questions (and answers) on SE. On Math.SE it's seriously ...
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Asking Multiple Questions

I have a question about my Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange post: Cognitive Dissonance: Reduction strategies, compartmentalization, and confirmation bias Related: Asking a series of questions I am ...
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Can we ask questions about historical individuals? [closed]

Can we ask questions about historical individuals?
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What makes a question off topic?

What should determine if a question is marked off topic on this site and what should happen to these questions?
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Tery Pratchett and Alzheimer's

Sir Terry Pratchet, the author of books including the Discword series, suffered from mental illnesses in later life leading tragically to his early demise. I wish to ask a question relating to his ...
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Are cognitive sciences actually being… scientific?

I came here searching a board to ask psychological (or rather psychiatric) questions. But I mean scientific questions - that's why is something happening based on evidence - not an opinion. I've read ...
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Does this site welcome questions asking for suggestions on which academic programme one must choose?

Yesterday I ran into this question which was asking for suggestions on which institution to choose for psychoanalytic training, and I have the impression that about a month ago I saw a similar ...
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Every not established user can see vote counts

What's the use of the established user privilege They may view the vote counts on posts if anybody can acces the timeline of a post?
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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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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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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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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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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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Asking a series of questions

I have written two question series on cogsci, on morality and on jealousy. I did this, as when I started writing a question, I realised I had many questions within the question, so structured it into ...
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Science fiction not in question, but in comments

There's a recent question that was rewritten (very well!) to be relevant to cognitive science, but then in the comments it becomes clear that the asker isn't looking for scientific information ...
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Paging fails at 15,30, and 50 items per page

For a similar discussion (though the issue appears to have been resolved over there), see this Meta.Biology post. To reproduce: Go to the Questions link/tab Select the last page (in our case, page #...
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How can we maintain what we achieved in June 2012?

After a successful June goal it seems that we have dropped the ball. With less than 2 weeks into July, our questions/day is under 2, and visits/day under 200: How can we recover? What should we do in ...
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Progress report on June 2012 goal

As you are probably familiar, we have a short term goal for June: Short term goal for June 2012: More than 2.5 questions per day We need to achieve 75 questions this month in order to meet the goal. ...
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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 ...
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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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Inverted pyramid structure for questions?

Reading this Meta post Inverted pyramid format to answers I thought we could use a similar analogy to asking questions. It would encourage the asker to put some thought on the question rather than ...
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To what extent should we allow questions asking for research about a general subject?

As Seth Rogers posted as a reply to another discussion: I would hate to see a bunch of "has there ever been a study about x influencing y" questions- which is already happening. A quick search ...
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Isn't asking for 'research studies' in a question title redundant?

Definition of Cognitive Sciences from area51. Beta Q&A site for practitioners and research professionals of the cognitive sciences Given that all questions are supposed to be scientific, ...
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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 ...