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Do we want even more HATS?

Like other years, Stack Exchange's Winter Bash is coming up again. The following email was sent to the mods: As another year draws to a close, we wanted to do something fun and lighthearted with our ...
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Cogsci account disappeared

I was using the stack exchange and my account on cogsci was deleted all the questions and answers transferred to another account and my rep lost. I guess it's an account glitch?
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Cogsci.SE FAQs?

Are there cogsci.SE FAQs anywhere? I notice a lot of new participants coming in and of course not knowing that we are a little different than other SEs--more interested in cited evidence, less ...
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Do we need the medication tag?

Just noticed the tag medication on one of the new questions, was suspicious about it, and noticed it is not used often. Possibly there are more appropriate/related tags we already have for this?
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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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Is this question fitting here?

Have a look to this question: https://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/117495/consequence-of-order-in-a-survey I wonder if it's more correlated to the science of cognition or to the pure statistics. ...
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Edits that change the question at issue

I'm new to approving edits, so I'm interested in how other edit-approvers handle situations like this. This question (which is, IMO, not a good one as it stands) has a suggested edit which, while it ...
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I cannot view an answer to a question I posted

A week ago, I asked a question on how to invert an axis on spss. Jeromy Anglim moved that question to stackoverflow as it was more suitable to that site, so I made an account there as well so that I ...
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Is this section also speaking of TC and fMRI?

This section is about cognitive science, does them include also the branch which is called cognitive neuroscience?
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Who is this person and why am I being attacked?

I have answered several questions on this site. I have given no medical advice except to "see a doctor now" if I thought it necessary. Yet here are a few comments from a comment thread I had today(on ...
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Answers that are personal experience: discouraged? How?

I know we discourage questions that are primarily personal experience, but what about answers? I see them pretty frequently (like the bottom answer here), and to my mind they rarely contribute to the ...
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Are specific brain facts about specific people considered on topic?

I saw this question come up today and I don't know if this is the kind of question we want to encourage here. It's motivation is trivia, rather than learning or knowledge sharing. Is there be a policy ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 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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Why is my username userXXXX?

I went to my profile and saw that my username is userXXXX. Fortunately, when I clicked my other linked accounts, it's actually directed to my other accounts. Why is this name and the names of other ...
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Tag suggestion for: “ESP”

Extrasensory perception or ESP includes reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind. Parapsychology is the study of paranormal psychic ...
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Tag proposal for “parapsychology”

Supporters and practitioners insist that parapsychology is a valid scientific enterprise, but those involved in more mainstream fields often have little more than derision for it. ...
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Why was answer 5195 to “Is there a psychological basis for getting hiccups?” deleted?

Why has this answer to Is there a psychological basis for getting hiccups? been converted to a comment and deleted? And how can it be improved to meet the policy and standards of this site? IIrc it ...
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Why is the only off-topic option CS.meta?

In voting to close, why is the only off-topic option the CS.meta? That forces "off-topic" to mean the much more specific and less useful "on-topic in meta"!
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'We all are from SO': A probable promotion issue?

Recently I invited one of my colleagues to CS.SE to improve her ideas while doing cognitive neuroscience research in the graduate school. I usually use StackOverFlow website more and get answers very ...
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Do we answer 'bad' questions here?

Reading on Meta StackOverflow, the consensus there seems to be that 'bad' (i.e. poorly researched, lazy, duplicate, etc.) questions shouldn't be answered, as this just encourages more questions of the ...
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can I ask about a syndrome from fictional work?

I want to ask about a condition/syndrome that happen in some fictional work and ask if that's syndrome is real or not, and what is the name of it. Can I ask such question here?
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Question put on hold as self help question when it isn't - how to improve?

I asked a question which has nothing to do with self help. It was about trying to find medical evidence to corroborate what was told to me by doctor. Basically I was told that long psychiatric ...
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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 you give me some advice on how to improve this question? it was classified as OT but I edited it a lot

I lack of CS background and english is not my native language, so I hope you will be tolerant with me. I've opened this question and I had almost completely rewrite it. But I'm still getting ...
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Simple tag synonym suggestions

Some tag synonym suggestions just don't require that much conversation to settle. That's why I prefer to consolidate simple synonym suggestions as answers to one big meta-question, which I'm starting ...
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Is it possible to access Google Analytics of this section?

As you probably know, to spread websites, SEO (search engine optimization) is a powerful tool. It could be really helpful to have some information about the most searched phrases on this section to ...
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the dollar sign and the `` are not showing correctly

If I use $15 in the editor sometimes it's showing weird characters. here, I removed the $ to make my answer readable, but if you have high rep you can roll back the edit and I guess you could see it.
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Which settings should we choose for the posts to the cogsci.SE Facebook page?

In my last comment to Josh's answer I have announced that I wanted to set up an app that would read the site feed and post the questions to Facebook. I have now set up that app, and the first three ...
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Site description for the cogsci.SE facebook page

Please write a short sexy site description for the info section of the cogsci.SE Facebook page. The text should: address our target audience of "researchers, academics, students ... in the "...
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Profile and header image for the cogsci.SE facebook page

Please suggest a profile and header image for the cogsci.SE Facebook page. Either describe your idea, or post the (or an example) image. Make sure you have the right to that image, that it is in the ...
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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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Stop undoing my downvotes!

A user, who had been blocked for a week, came online again yesterday with a vengeance. Most of the answers that this person gave were factually wrong, filled with personal anecdotes, offensive or bad ...
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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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List of answers spite downvoted

This is partially for future reference, and partially for the moderators to evaluate. This is the list of answers that have been downvoted over the last day. I am writing it down here so that I don't ...
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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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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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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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flagged post as “no sources”

I answered this question a few days ago and it has since received quite a bit of criticism. Now its flagged as not having any sources when it clearly has 3. It had 2 before I added another one a ...
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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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