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Can we ask questions about historical individuals? [closed]

Can we ask questions about historical individuals?
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Proposal to delete post and closing questions asking whether social groups are mentally ill

This question was ignited by Is homosexuality a mental disorder? This post made it into the hot-questions list and people were, probably rightfully, offended by it. Being called mentally ill because ...
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Question and answer review queues

This is an extension of the question I asked on Differences in number of question reviews whereby I have now seen the queue rise to 11 pending reviews of questions and answers. As this is a peer ...
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Differences in number of question reviews

I have been scratching my head for a while over this and wondered what I am missing. I have the following come up when I am in cogsci.stackechange.com As you can see, there is a '5' which when ...
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Name change of CogSci - what about Psychology?

The [pending] site's name [change] has been on my mind for quite a while. I may be off here, but my preference now (I voted for Mind & Brain earlier in some lost meta post) is: Psychology ...
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Graduation lifts the required amount of reputation for privileges. Now what?

When browsing other stacks, I noticed that there is a major difference in the amount of reputation required to have particular privileges. Whereas at CogSci we gain moderator tools at 2000 rep, you ...
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Promoting StackExchange via blog posts

I wrote a blog post trying to convince scientists to use StackExchange more. I could use some feedback and suggestions before I start trying to publicize it. Is it convincing? What arguments need ...
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Is this question about whether studies that refute non-notable claims on topic?

The question I want to ask was inspired by this Meta post. Specifically, it was asking if "conjecture questions" should require some degree of support before they can be asked. One thing that came up ...
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What questions should be considered primarily opinion-based?

There is a question on the possibility of a cognitive advantage to dreaming, and whilst I was reviewing the question, before I could type and post my comment on it, the post was put on hold based on ...
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What are the rules for reference requests?

I'm hoping that this hasn't already been answered, but I was wanting to ask a question asking for help finding books on a particular topic. In particular, I was looking for help locating introductory ...
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Why is the question about women rejecting unsuitable man about individual person?

The question How does a woman reject an unsuitable man? was closed as off-topic for the reason of asking about a behavior of individual person. However, I fail to see how this reason stands. The ...
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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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Closure: 'What makes something relevant to an argument and how can people improve in determining relevance?'

Why was What makes something relevant to an argument and how can people improve in determining relevance? closed? This comment states the question to concern relevance in logic, but I did not intend ...
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Cognitive Sciences Reboot 2017: Call for action

Welcome (former) CogSci users! Several months ago we gave it another shot: we started a procedure to reboot CogSci to try and finally get us out of Beta. Most of us agree changes need to be made to ...
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How should we attract new users in 2017?

We have a lot to do in this re-vamping of CogSci.SE. However, after the site has a new scope, name and close vote, we still need people to come here. Therefore, it is necessary to actively approach, ...
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Which subfields should we target when trying to attract new users?

In the chat some of us discussed an approach to attract new users for CogSci. @Honi suggested the following: If you want multiple fields to use the CogSci site, you still need a critical mass ...
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What is the current status for the site name change proposal?

I see that there was once a tide of site name change proposal around April - May '12 (5 years ago). It seems that nothing has changed since then. What is the current status of this proposal? Is it ...
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Mod-closure of questions

I've taken over from Josh as pro-tem mod and I am honored to join the mod team. However, the downside of this is that now I am a mod, I can't participate in the voting process any longer, so you have ...
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Reason for not taking split brain question off closed?

I have asked the following question whether the split brain experiments demonstrate the mind is not reducible to the brain. It was closed because I was not clear whether I was asking about ...
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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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New pro-tem moderator

I'm AliceD and the new pro-tem moderator replacing Josh. Maybe a post will be added from SE at large, but I just wish to introduce myself and give some backgrounds. First, many thanks to Josh for ...
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Making a CogSci.SE t-shirt

I sometimes attend summer schools and whatnot. A good way to advertise your affiliations in is with a t-shirt. This usually means I end up wearing my Nengo t-shirt, but I'd also like to advertise ...
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What is cognitive science about and what characterize cognitive science research proficiencies?

Many stacks in the stackexchange site are facts-oriented, and Q&A are facts-oriented questions. However, my understanding of cognitive science –at least the cognitive psychology sub-area—is that ...
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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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Closing questions with answer in the comment?

Some questions are so easy that they can be answered with a comment. These questions are often posed as "what is the name of phenomenon X" or reference requests. Answerers often don't know the exact ...
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Are events from the newspapers with a hint of CogSci on-topic?

Just now, I saw the following post on [skeptics.se]: https://skeptics.stackexchange.com/q/35904 The question regards an accident in aerospace, which may be linked to a lack of sleep. This is a human-...
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Feedback of “not an answer but a comment” flag

Sometimes, quite a few bad answers are given to questions which, luckily, get flagged and removed. However, the feedback we give is not always that clear. The feedback we give us as follows: This ...
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Actively engaging psychology departments on Facebook?

For some months now we have a magnificent Facebook page on which questions are posted on a weekly basis, with a short accompanying text. However, we are having some troubles getting an audience (we ...
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Methodology is Hard, Let's Go Shopping!

There have been a few shopping/recommendation-like question on CogSci.SE lately: Where can I obtain a button box for reaction-time measurements under a Windows OS? Cognitive Science podcasts to ...
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Sociology questions

I am looking for terminology to describe a common collective social behavior. Is that question appropriate for this site? I could also ask on English, maybe, if I phrase it carefully. There's a ...
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Refining scope and new site name

This is part of the second step into an attempted reboot of this community: Rebooting Cognitive Sciences: a Suggested Approach This site is now several years in beta, and it is about time we revisit ...
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At what time of day is the best moment to promote the website?

For a while now I've been maintaining a CogSci.SE facebook page (facebook-link). At the moment, every Monday at 20:00 CEST (UTC+2), i.e 18:00 GMT and 13:00 PDT (UTC-7), I post a question on the page. ...
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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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We should be more welcoming to technical Neuroscience questions

Context: A recent neuroscience proposal got shot down as a duplicate of Cognitive Science. This proposal apparently was created by a group of experts: This was a concerted effort across multiple ...
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How to improve new Context-close vote proposal?

I really like the ideas behind Robin's answer to this question, but I feel like it could use a bit of polish. Since it's kind of unwieldy to continue discussing that post in the comments, I've created ...
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Removing NLP tag

I understand this is a meta question however my current 'newbie' rep does not allow me to ask it in meta. Of the 8 questions with the neuro-linguistic-prog tag most if not all the answers refer the ...
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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 ...
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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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Division between [developmental-psychology] and parenting.se?

A few questions have come up that ride the border between developmental-psychology and parenting.se. What is the effect of routine versus demand driven sleeping of babies on long term sleep habits? ...
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Can we flag a person?

Because everyone can see this post I will refrain from using names. It happens from time to time that a particular (often new) user at cogsci asks many badly phrased questions. That is normally not ...
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Are questions about replicability, open-science, and meta-science on topic?

So I've just come from a conference attended by psychologists who share an interest in concerns about the replicability of the field's findings, as well as considering what may be done to improve it. ...
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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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Rebooting Cognitive Sciences: a Suggested Approach

We are well into our fourth year since the inception of this Q&A site, yet are still showcasing growing pains. Our main problem is retaining a core user base to be able to push true an idea and ...
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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 ...
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Is there a community interest in bringing the %answered questions to a healthy 90% by closing old unanswered questions?

Is there a community-wide interest to get CogSci graduated? In the past I, and others, have started close-vote campaigns here at CogSci to bring the %answered questions up to 90%, which is the target ...
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How to deal with personal answers?

I've been following this question for awhile and although it is a bit long-winded and does flirt with self-help at some points, I do think it is a valid question. However, I'm concerned that the top ...
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Why are people with only 2K rep allowed to edit without review?

I'm a fairly experienced Stack Exchange user, and I just noticed that someone made a very poor edit to my question, cutting out details and changing the meaning entirely, in order to shorten a ...
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Merging 'confirmation bias' questions?

A recent question raised the topic of confirmation bias yet again: Is there any research showing we only like to see/read information on themes/topics/ideas we like? I know of the following previous ...

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