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Review actions on low-quality answers that should be comments by folks with <50 reputation?

I mostly flag answers that are low in quality for moderator attention, and place a comment under them saying "this answer is more of a comment". Mostly this works fine. However, when the answer is ...
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What exactly is a self-help question?

I'm wondering what kinds of questions should be closed as off-topic for being self-help. Clearly, questions that are seeking a medical diagnoses are problematic. But other types of questions have been ...
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Let's get critical: Jan 2015 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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Book recommendation questions

There recently was a question put on hold that asked for a recommended book on CogSci: best book for cognitive science It was put on hold because of the opinion-basedness of the question. Why? I ...
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Inquiring about missing references as a reviewer

My question in broader terms is "What is the importance of scientific references in answers on Cognitive Sciences SE". In this regard it has overlap with What level of citing references or sources ...
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Is a Biologist on Cognitive Sciences SE welcomed as a reviewer?

Being a Neuroscientist with a Biology background I am most active on Biology SE. However, Cognitive Sciences SE also features many interesting questions with awesome answers that differ in interesting ...
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Should we remove answers to self-help questions?

Sometimes, an answer will be posted to a self-help question before it is closed. For example, this recent question got an answer (https://cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/8870/why-people-get-mad-...
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A new Economics.SE is in beta

A new Economics.SE is now in beta, with the hope that it will enjoy a happier ending than the last Economics.SE beta. I advertise it here because I believe that CogSci.SE users might have an ...
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Attraction, sexuality and love tags

We have two tags for attraction (2 questions) and physical-attraction (29 questions). attraction is a newly added broader one, but so far not in use. What do we do with these tags? Other related ...
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Questions “Why are people so bad?” getting upvotes

I think this Beta in particular will have a strong base of users not being very knowledgeable of the board's topic. I'm quite an example as I actually study engineering. I however think many of these ...
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How can I check if a moderator has already checked my flag?

I flagged the comment thread on this question: Does mental rigidity cause psychological problems? How can I check if a moderator has already checked?
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Do we want a Big 5 tag?

We have a whole bunch of suggested edits introducing big-5 as a tag. E.g. for the following questions: What is the relationship between Big 5 personality and the theory of planned behaviour? Facet ...
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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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Why do we need 50 points to comment?

Just wanted to say the policy of requiring 50 reputation for posting comments has the unfortunate effect of newcomers being unable to respond to comments directed at them in the appropriate place. ...
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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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