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Vote, vote, vote!

This is basically a re-hash that goes back to the early days of this site and in fact to the core of SE. I wish to encourage the community to vote early, and vote often. The reason I am bringing this ...
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10 questions migrated from Gamification

Just a FYI: Gamification was closed in private beta. As there was some overlap in scope with this site, some of the questions posted there were migrated here after it was closed. These may need some ...
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Google Scholar makes APA formatted reference only a few clicks away

Google Scholar now has a cite button on each reference which makes it easy to get an APA formatted reference. See the announcment on the blog and this image taken from the blog post: Implications I ...
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Invitation to active users to ask a few more questions

The site's answer rate is currently sitting at around 85% and our questions per day is around 1.0. One of the challenges of building this site is getting enough content so that we can start ...
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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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We've passed the 500+ Visits per day statistic (January 2013)

The following are just a few observations about our Area 51 site statistics. I have just noticed that our visits per day are now above 500 per day. This is enough to be classified as "okay". In ...
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Neurobiology Rivalries, part IV, A New Hope?

This is a follow on for these 3 questions: The neuroscience and neurobiology tags Are questions about neurobiology on or off topic? Splitting up questions on neurobiology between cognitivesciences.se ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Upvoting under-researched questions

In re Brain Waves and Psilocybin Mushroom where the entire question was: Is there any research on brain waves when on Psilocybin Mushrooms or LSD ? Thanks Currently at +4/-0 votes, I'm kinda ...
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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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We're now “Okay” on the Area 51 Avid Users Statistic: August 2012

I just noticed that we've just switched from "needs work" to "okay" on the avid user count on Area 51. There's still much to do to get this site to where it's really thriving, but it's nice to pass ...
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Are “tool request” questions acceptable? Should we have guidelines for them?

Most of our software questions are recommendation questions asking for software that can perform a certain task. I'm generally against these, and they're generally against the SE philosophy of what's "...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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How can we promote the site on LinkedIn?

I'm not a big linkedin user, but I have noticed over the while that there are a number of psychology communities on the site. What are the major psychology, and cognitive science communities on ...
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Psych & Neurosci name change - some residuals

I would like to list remaining issues here below that need attention after our name change. I have added a new one open one below: The Site description now reads: Q&A for practitioners, ...
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Language or idiom of the sources of the answers

Is it necessary that the sources always be in the English language? Under what conditions is it valid to answer questions from non-English sources? It is a question that I have for a long time, I ...
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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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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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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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Area 51 Milestone: Avid site users reaches “excellent” status: August 2013

I just noticed we reached another site milestone. Our site now meets all the Area 51 requirements for achieving "excellent" status when it comes to avid users. I.e., we have 5+ 3,000 rep users; 10+ 2,...
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Users with reputation above 500 are able to vote to close on Beta sites

For those of you that are active members of Stack Overflow and the other "established" (non-Beta) sites on the network, you probably know that it takes 3000 reputation to cast a close vote on a ...
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Should we have a contest like the “tai chi” one on Marial Arts.SE?

I'm wondering whether we should have a contest like the "tai chi" one on Martial Arts.SE? In particular, I'm thinking it might be useful if there were a couple of users who know a lot about a ...
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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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Definition of Pseudoscience within Psychology & Neuroscience SE site

I have been giving this some thought since the discussion of Freud and pseudoscience came up and I have come to the conclusion myself that maybe a different approach needs to be made to what we are ...
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Making a canonical question+answer pair for “is brain computer?”

@ArnonWeinberg is admirably trying to make a canonical question+answer pair for questions comparing the human brain to a computer. This question allows us to quickly close similar questions as ...
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Further promotion via blog posts

As I've described previously, I keep trying to write blog posts. Arguing for the use of StackExchange by researchers. In my most recent post, I argue StackExchange is superior to Research Gate and ...
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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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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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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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TV doesn't improve [creatvity]

creatvity appears to have been created as a misspelling of creativity. But what surprised me was that the former has a tag wiki and the latter doesn't. I don't see a benefit in keeping the misspelling ...
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Tag synonym: visual-system for vision

I have proposed a synonym for vision from visual-system as I think systems-level physiologists might be more familiar with the latter terminology. Also, the synonym for schizophrenia is still ...
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MathJax buttons/hotkeys script

I've written a script that lets you insert dollar symbols automatically(via a keyboard shortcut or button) in the editor window on Stack Exchange sites that support MathJax (other sites have some ...
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Are questions about preparing for a psychology degree on topic?

How to prepare when entering the field of Psychology from a professional UX background? is asking about how to best prepare for a UK conversion course in Psychology and has been closed. It has 3 ...
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Any thoughts why my questions don't receive significant activity? Any recommendations?

It sometimes hard to predict which questions will receive a lot of attention or will be answered quickly, or not. Perhaps three out of eight questions with low activity is a statistical fluke. ...
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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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Very low quality accepted answers

How do we deal with very low quality answers such as https://psychology.stackexchange.com/a/20032 when it seems you cannot flag the answer as low quality. I assume I can't flag it because the answer ...
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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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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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Is this question on child sexuality purely subjective?

I'm uncertain if this question should be closed as primarily opinion based. Both of the answers included at the bottom seem to be somewhat low quality and I'm sceptical that any superior answers can ...
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Chat Event (19/05): May Madness

We've got a pulse! I'm really (really) happy to say our spring cleaning efforts seem to be having a positive impact on the community, both in terms of our measurable performance and in the actual ...
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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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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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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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Is there an online community more focused on the (sensory) motor system (and biomechanics)?

I really like this group and stackoverflow in general but only few questions here are on the motor system (12 tags for motor!). Are there any other good groups to check out? I've found reddit.com/r/...
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We now have 1,000 Questions! — August 6th 2013

I just noticed we passed another site milestone: 1,000 Questions. We reached 500 questions in mid-September 2012. More importantly, putting aside the flurry of activity around the site beta, the site ...
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Model/sample/best questions wiki

I was going through this question Do the neural substrates behind motivation to retain/dispose of property govern whether certain people view their friends and partners as possessions?. and it struck ...
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Do we want a community blog?

It's possible for a Stack Exchange site to get it's own blog provided we follow some steps to prove a couple things: We want it We can make it happen So you know, the community will take part in ...
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What process should we adopt to create our FAQ?

A question was recently asked about what should go in our FAQ. At present our FAQ is minimal, and I think we should start to make the FAQ a useful part of our site. But this raises the issue of how ...
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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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